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Isolabella

#531 of 17,109 Restaurants in London
#575 of 17,987 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Holborn
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45-46 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England
+44 20 7405 6830
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: With authentic Italian cuisine and a modern interior, Isola Bella...
With authentic Italian cuisine and a modern interior, Isola Bella Restaurant is a vibrant and popular restaurant, just a 5-minute walk from Holborn Tube Station. The IsolaBella menu features delicious Italian dishes, with a key focus on fresh fish, shellfish, meat and pasta. There is a well picked Italian wine list and large wine displays in the modern dining room.
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, local feel

Isolabella serves good food that looks and tastes authentically prepared in an environment that feels like " your favourite local Italian restaurant ". Fritto Misto and Calamari were both excellent, with the calamari being especially soft and tender. Two veal dishes for mains were also good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
KDA50
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Isolabella serves good food that looks and tastes authentically prepared in an environment that feels like " your favourite local Italian restaurant ". Fritto Misto and Calamari were both excellent, with the calamari being especially soft and tender. Two veal dishes for mains were also good, although a little " heavy" on the accompanying pasta. Probably not the place to... More 

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United States
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102 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I really like the fact that so many great restaurants exist in London and are tucked down side streets that you might never consider exploring. Red Lion Street is off of Holborn and near the tube station. It offers high quality food with good service. They have one Amarone on the menu so if you're a fan then I recommend... More 

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Abington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We were in the Holborn area, and I looked at the TasteCard to see what restaurants were in the area. Isolabella was the highest rated of all the restaurants in the area. I also checked TripAdvisor reviews and decided to give them a try. We were not disappointed. Because we had the TasteCard, we splurged on the most expensive wine,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Not the first time and will not be our last. Lasagne Bolognese was to die for, we dine out mostly in Michelin-Starred restaurants and accessional recommended restaurants. Isolabella is good for families and a chilled out intimate dining atmosphere. My husband loves their sea food platter where ever we go can never get the same standard again Amazing

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

My Wife and I dined here on Saturday 16th May, 2015. We pre booked the table for 8.30p.m and everything worked out fine. We were seated at a lovely table and enjoyed a relaxing culinary experience, with great service. We had two small beers, a bottle of frazzanti, My Wife had a mushroom starter and I, garlic bread. For mains,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This little family run restaurant is a hidden Gem. Food was absolutely delicious, every dish was on point. The staff are really friendly and the service is second to none. If you haven't been before then it is a must, enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We popped in for a quick meal before the theatre and were delighted. The calamari starter was one the best we have ever had. My spaghetti carbonara was excellent as was my wife's pork with Gorgonzola. We will return if we are in the area again.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Back at Isolabella for the third time and pleased to report that the standard remain very high. Very good food and good wine reasonably priced. Service excellent also. i will be eating here again before long.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had dinner here this week while in London on business. Service was efficient and friendly, the food was reasonable. We had the Frito misto which was very good, my husband had the special veal which was good. My prawns with risotto were average, the prawns good and the risotto more like rice pudding. Surroundings very nice. Quite expensive.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Great service, really friendly and helpful staff! Amazing food and wine! Great vegetarian options too!! Will definitely go back soon!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45-46 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighborhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7405 6830

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 84
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

With authentic Italian cuisine and a modern interior, Isola Bella Restaurant is a vibrant and popular restaurant, just a 5-minute walk from Holborn Tube Station. The IsolaBella menu features delicious Italian dishes, with a key focus on fresh fish, shellfish, meat and pasta. There is a well picked Italian wine list and large wine displays in the modern dining room.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Holborn

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Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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