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Isolabella

4.5
4.5
3167 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
Among London’s leading Italian restaurants, Isolabella charms guests to its centrally located dining room with wonderful authentic and sophisticated food and a classy, formal yet friendly atmosphere. Popular with business diners and the pre- and post-theatre crowd, Isolabella is sleekly put together to combine both modern style and touches of tradition for an unobtrusive look that allows focus to remain on the kitchen’s excellent food. Ranging from pasta, pizza and risotto to meat, fish and seafood dishes, the extensive, though certainly not over the top, menu includes both favourite Italian restaurant dishes and house signatures, an opportunity to sample the best the kitchen has to offer. Freshly prepared to order, Isolabella’s food is accompanied by a fine selection of wines, each choice paired with a suitable sip for those guests seeking the perfet partnership.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00–15:00 Mon–Fri 17:00–23:00 Sat 17:30–23:00 Dinner Sun 15:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    020 7405 6830

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • 50% of the food

    Multiple dates available
    offer accepted for a maximum of 4 people, offer applies to a la carte menu. no multiple bookings can be made, seating next to each other.
  • 25% Discount on food

    Multiple dates available
    25 % off food on groups of Maximum of 6 guests
  • 50 % discount on food

    Multiple dates available
    50 % discount on food on groups of a maximum 6 guests

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What 3,167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. C

    Constance

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good, authentic Italian food with a large variety on the menu. The staff were friendly and helpful to our large party and also allowed us to bring a birthday cake for a birthday celebration.
  2. K

    Kes1

    London

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Another very enjoyable meal at Isolabella with great food and excellent service.
  3. C

    Chancer

    London

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent value for money with the 50% off food deal. Good choice of dishes. For main course my group had a pasta dish, calf's liver, veal and lamb shank. All of which were well prepared.
  4. AH

    AndersH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nothing fancy about the place itself but world class italian food. And great service
  5. SA

    SandAFoodies

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So pleased to return to this lovely restaurant for the first time since lockdown, after several previous visits. Great to see some familiar faces, and the food just as good as ever. Even better with the Open Table offer still available. We'll be back!
  6. CL

    CharleneL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The food was a little salty. Which was a shame. They tried t accommodate us as best as they could. There was no atmosphere very quiet and airy.
  7. CL

    CherylL

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dined here with my husband & son and we had a beautiful 3 course meal. Service was attentive, but not overbearing. Food was plentiful, arrived quickly yet still freshly prepared and served hot. It was my son’s birthday and his dessert was decorated to celebrate the occasion - a nice touch which my son loved!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food ane even better with the food offer
  9. CB

    CaroleB

    Norfolk

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food and had a lovely evening
  10. SH

    SarahH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always visit this establishment on business trips and couldn’t wait to share it with my family on our latest trip. It did not disappoint. The service was excellent and the food and wine on point! Will be back again on my/our next trip :)
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed our evening. Great food and nice atmosphere.
  12. KA

    KenAnne

    Cambridge

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place which we have used over several years and never had a poor meal
  13. C

    C123

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The service was excellent, however the food was kind of average. I started with calamari which was a small portion, tasty batter, but most rings a tad chewy, not bad though. My main of parmigiana di melanzane was well over 50% chewy tasteless mozzarella cheese, which made the entire dish disappointing. My rocket parmesan salad was delicious though. My friend's carbonara was just ok they said. Someone else had salmon and said it was nice. No one raved about the food, so just "ok" was the theme.
  14. ES

    ESteve

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and perfect mid-week atmosphere for a business lunch
  15. SH

    StephanieH

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Excellent value for money and a good selection of choice from the menu but overall I felt the food was quite bland. My main course came with chilli but it was pretty absent from the plate. It’s a traditional style restaurant, no particular frills and probably more appealing to those in the over 50 age bracket
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    For the first time in my 6 visits to the restaurant, the staff was was really aloof and cold (esp the lady server) Will think twice before bringing my colleagues/ clients to this place again
  17. J

    Jasmine

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Had a really nice evening here with my friends: 1. Good service from the start: offered complimentary olives which was a nice touch. 2. Did not need to ask for the 50% off experience. This was applied to our bill without us having to ask. 3. However we asked for medium rare for our sirloin steak but it came out medium-well done, and the sauce wasn’t great. The food was good otherwise. 4. Appreciate not being fleeced on service charge. This was very refreshing for London, which can put you off a restaurant. Overall great value with the 50% discount. Definitely worth spending an evening here.
  18. RM

    RobertaM

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem. Would highly recommend. Lots of choices and everyone at our table was quite happy with their selection.
  19. GP

    GaryP

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, waiter had potential for a bit of attitude
  20. JM

    JMBuk

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great value quality Italian food
  21. D

    David

    London

    133 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything from starters to mains and deserts were lovely and very tasty. However, the mains of salmon and the Dover Sole were just a bit salty. With 50% OT offer it is great value as we have been there many times.
  22. N

    Noname

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Very rude service, food is okay, overall not a good experience
  23. A

    Andrew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very easy booking process and we took advantage of an experience money saving offer. The restaurant is pleasant and the food authentic Italian, however one of the meals had a couple of bristles in it - about 4cm in length that were apparently from the dishwasher machine. No problem getting a replacement meal, but the guest felt it was not as creamy and nice as the original, but did not want to complain/wait again as the rest of the guests had already finished their meals. One of those things I suppose, but it did slightly spoil what had otherwise been a great meal. The deserts are excellent by the way, and the final bill reflected the discount offer and made it very good value.
  24. DC

    DrCamp

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bolognese was perfectly done and the Gluten Free pasta complimented it nicely.
  25. G

    Goldie

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Such a great find! Isolabella is a lovely, family run restaurant with great food and attentive but unobtrusive and efficient service. Perfectly placed too if you are staying at the Holborn Premier Inn too!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Thank you for the service. I did not enjoy my meal- the eggplant. It was way too much cheese and not enough eggplant. Also the spaghetti bolognese had too much meat and not enough spaghetti. Also the bathrooms need to be properly cleaned and one of the toilets were not working. Thank you
  27. JB

    JohnB

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is excellent. The food is of very high quality. The menu has a wide selection of Italian dishes. The service is impeccable, polite, and attentive. The cost is far below the high quality of the food and the portions. This will be my go to Italian venue, my fear is that it will become so popular it will be difficult to secure a reservation in the near future.
  28. C

    Chloe

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really lovely food, big portions! Brill value with the 50% off.
  29. T

    Theatrediner

    Norfolk

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything great , as always with this excellent Italian restaurant. Teriffic value with the 50% off.
  30. TC

    TinaC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great , this is the 2nd time dining here, Using the open table app for 50% off well worth it
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Fantastic value with the 50% off food offer. A little gem in the back streets of Holborn
  32. DL

    DavidL

    London

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great choice of food and wine, great service and me and my guests thoroughly enjoyed our visit, thanks again!
  33. K

    Kes1

    London

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good food in general, the Mito fristo starter was tasty and we also enjoyed the Escalope Milanes, Linguini Gamboroni. Very good value with the 50% off deal.
  34. S

    Sandra

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food !!
  35. DC

    DrCamp

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent overall experience. Despite it being a busy night, our food was superb, the service attentive (and fun). The Bream was beautifully prepared. The added bonus was they had Gluten Free pasta available as a side.
  36. CE

    CarE

    London

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed this place. The food was exceptional. I went with 5 colleagues, and we all thoroughly rated it. Good portions, varied menu. We even had an Italian chap with us, and he thought it was great. The waiters are efficient, but a little bit surly. Still, that kind of added to the character of the place. I'll be back there time and again.
  37. JB

    JohnB

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent and I will certainly be returning.
  38. IC

    IvanC

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Isolabella gave me a special experience where I found myself out of the U.K.. Their food is decently good and service is up to standard (um….. not every staff but most are very good). In terms of ambience, tables are quite close to each other and you may find it a bit noisy inside (but I personally find it cosy). I enjoyed a 50% discount on a la cart menu which is definitely a good bargain for my visit. I’ll definitely come back next time.
  39. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I have not been here in years but was happy to find that the ambiance, great service and delicious food is still as I remember.
  40. l

    lollipop

    London

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Isolabella's was a nice looking restaurant, and the staff were very nice and friendly, The starters were very good, but the main course was disappointing. I ordered veal in white wine sauce, and was expecting a white cream sauce and it came in a red sauce. It was also a bit tough. we had a pizza and that was soggy in the middle and they did take this off the bill, and we also had chicken in breadcrumbs, but it was very dark brown not golden. The drinks were over priced, would have been very upset by the bill, except we did have a offer of 50% off the food via open table, but it still came over £70 plus the tip. Will not go back. shame the staff were nice.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Isolabella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7405 6830.

Isolabella is rated 4.5 stars by 3167 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Isolabella

45-46 Red Lion Street, London, WC1R 4PF

Additional information

  • Area

    Holborn

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00–15:00 Mon–Fri 17:00–23:00 Sat 17:30–23:00 Dinner Sun 15:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    after 1830 hours, free parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Wine

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