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Isolabella

#185 of 18,444 Restaurants 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 207
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  • 128
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    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
A small but friendly restaurant

This is a small restaurant located near Holborn tube station (less than 10 minutes walk). Staff are friendly and the quality of food is OK. If you are so happened to be that area, may consider to pay a visit. Otherwise, many other choices await.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
CChanHK
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Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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154 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a small restaurant located near Holborn tube station (less than 10 minutes walk). Staff are friendly and the quality of food is OK. If you are so happened to be that area, may consider to pay a visit. Otherwise, many other choices await.

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Thank CChanHK
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely lunch today. Very friendly staff. Starters were excellent with good portion size. We can recommend the mozzarella fritta, the livers and smoked salmon. We had pizzas from the menu and didn't manage to finish. No space for pudding unfortunately and the choice was extensive.

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Thank Darren B
Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was right oposit our hotel which was great. I have a swallowing problem so can only eat liquids so soup is my main meals these days. The staff were very helpful and when I expained I needed the chef to make the soup completely smooth they couldnt be more obliging. My soup was really tasty one of the... More 

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Thank HelenShipston
Darlington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The pasta, pizza, prosecco and chocolate mousse were all delicious. Our 8 year old declared it the best pesto he has ever had and that we will HAVE to return. My friend couldn't help but exclaim out loud about how chocolatey the mousse was - an involuntary, but audible, wow (similar but not printable). The staff helped us all try... More 

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Thank MooMonsta
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's probably the nicest Italian restaurant I've dined at in London. We each had meat, pasta, fish dishes and everything was very impeccable. Extremely busy place. So make sure to book a table and make sure you are hungry. Service is a bit slow but we enjoyed slow food and conversation over long dinner.

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Thank Janesmith2241
Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant twice while visiting London. The first time was purely because it was close to my hotel, the second time was because we actually felt the food was of nice quality and good value. The first time I visited the restaurant it was really busy and wasn't certain they'd find my party of three a table but the... More 

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Thank Andy M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 23/01/16. Early dinner to catch performance of Lion King. Brilliant prices. A sharing starter. A bottle of fine wine. 2 of the best steaks we've ever tasted. Amaretto Ice cream for dessert topped it off nicely. Nice setting and great service. Thankyou.

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Thank Matt R
Retford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this restaurant through Open Table so received a 50% discount off our meals. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent, very reasonably priced, service was excellent and our teenage children had no trouble finding starters mains and desserts that they liked! Glad we booked because the hotel was very busy but this didn't affect the... More 

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Thank HezzyB2014
Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very nice lunch in this restaurant - it does not have the warmest decor (quite modern and stark) but the service and food were excellent. A mix of business people and ladies who lunch, but it worked. Worth making a detour for, would definitely revisit.

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Thank scissorsister
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went while staying at premier inn opposite Delicious food, nice atmosphere and attentive staff - well worth a visit Food seemed fresh and well cooked - the veal house speciality with Parma ham and sage was particularly delicious

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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 78
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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