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Isolabella

#594 of 17,309 Restaurants in London
#645 of 18,231 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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  • 96
    Very good
  • 19
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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
Great food, great service, great value

Booked a table for six people at Isolabella. We arrived approximately 20 minutes early but were immediately seated upon arrival. We were promptly served and the food was amazing. I had the Schiaciatta (garlic bread pizza) which is exactly what it says it is and the Americano pizza which was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Booked a table for six people at Isolabella. We arrived approximately 20 minutes early but were immediately seated upon arrival. We were promptly served and the food was amazing. I had the Schiaciatta (garlic bread pizza) which is exactly what it says it is and the Americano pizza which was tantalising. My girlfriend also ordered the deep friend potatoes (fries)... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Staying over the road and read the many good reports about this restaurant. Was busy on an early Sunday evening, which is a good sign. I had a most enjoyable lasagne and the buffalo tomatoes for a starter were very tasty. Just under £25 for a 2 course meal and coke - pretty expensive and wish I had one of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Relaxed lunch with a friend. Lovely welcome and olives and water whilst I waited. Excellent pasta selection and lovely wine - a Sicilian white, Planeta. Staff attentive, unobtrusive and relaxed but on the ball. Bill was appreciably less than I have paid for a similar meal in Bristol, so well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Visited this restaurant today, the food was lovely, in particular the cheesecake was truly to die for. The portion sizers were fair and the atmosphere in the restaurant was great, consisting of mainly couples and small after work meetups! The only minor fault is that the restaurant could be a little bit over priced, a meal for 2 cost almost... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Really lovely restaurant, have now been a few times with work, and has been great every time. Even with large groups, the service is excellent.

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Canton, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Was happy to be seated on a busy evening when it seemed as if everyone else remembered to make a reservation. The service, while not quick, was mostly attentive. I had a caesar salad and a pizza -- the caesar dressing was very good, the pizza could have used some more seasoning.

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Wondreful staff. Very nice. Great food. Good italian wine. Rating AAA. 5 *****! ..............................

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Lovely food plenty of choice and friendly and efficient service. Smart decor and tableware. Hence despite the competition all around the tables were full all evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Situated in Holborn just 15 minutes walk from London's west end is a gem of an Italian restaurant. We went as a group of 6 for lunch (I've been for dinner and it's as good) and the service, food and ambiance were first class. The seafood is as fresh as it can be straight for the market... and the risotto... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had been to a matinee in the West End and wanted an Italian meal afterwards. I found this one via the taste card website and checked out the reviews, which swayed me into booking a table here, plus they had the taste card discount on a Saturday and for more than 2 people which is unusual. Lovely restaurant when... More 

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Additional Information about Isolabella

Address: 45-46 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7405 6830
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
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
Average Prices: USD 85
Cuisine: Italian

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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 85
  • 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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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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