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Isolabella

#491 of 17,713 Restaurants in London
#531 of 18,638 Places to Eat in London
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 174
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  • 99
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 10
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  • 4
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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
Will definitely return!

I'm delighted to have found this restaurant, as it was just what I was looking for - reasonably-priced, freshly-cooked food, friendly, efficient service, and not too noisy. It was full, so there was a buzzy atmosphere but what really impressed me was the lack of background music. It meant that the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I'm delighted to have found this restaurant, as it was just what I was looking for - reasonably-priced, freshly-cooked food, friendly, efficient service, and not too noisy. It was full, so there was a buzzy atmosphere but what really impressed me was the lack of background music. It meant that the three of us could converse comfortably, which is so... More 

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Callander, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great food and excellent value. Three course meal for two, with bottle of decent wine (£32) for £70. 50% discount on food via OpenTable. Excellent service with highly attentive staff. Highly recommended, I'll be coming back with a squad!

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Bromley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Booked a table on Wednesday using my Gourmet card and testament to the quality of food, Isolabella's was very busy. Both service and food were excellent. As the food came out, the waitress knew who ordered what without asking; restaurants rarely deliver on that point. Fritto misto to start and seafood pasta were very well cooked and extremely tasty. My... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We came across this restaurant purely by chance, while looking around the area, but very soon realised that it was a very good choice. Unlike so many other Italian restaurants in London, the tables are not jammed as closely together as possible. Neither do you feel rushed to finish you meal so that they can pack some more people in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We live in the area, so sometimes we are having a Pasta or a Coffe at Isola Bella, good food good caffe and good service.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Average Italian dining; however, I always despair when an Italian restaurant is not run by (or the chef is not) an Italian!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I dine with friends on a regular basis and this restaurant served amazing delicious food one of the best. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a party of 26 people to celebrate my sisters 40th Birthday. Restaurant is not too far from Holborn Station and you can park after 1330 outside on a Saturday. All 26 of us enjoyed all 3 courses, the food was tasty and cooked fresh, on the day, to perfection. A few of us in our party have allergies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A great Italian restaurant. Good for lunch or dinner. Reasonably priced, but high end enough for business lunches or special occasions. Decent wine list, and truly delicious Italian food.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

First time today in this nice restaurant. Cannot tell much about the atmosphere because it was already pretty empty by the time we arrived (2:30pm). The service was welcoming and discrete. We had fish, gnocchi and cannelloni and everything was really good, better than in the restaurants I know around. The white wine we had was delicious and decently priced.... More 

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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?

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