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45-46 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
(020)-7405-6830
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Ranked #628 of 17,318 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $87
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury / Holborn
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Twickenham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

I booked this restaurant for early saturday evening for dinner with my wife and two young children. I was running 45 minutes late so called the restaurant to say I was sorry and we were on our way. Manager advised no problem and would hold our table for us which they did. Food was excellent ( prawns with chile and... More

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

I booked Isolabella for a friend's birthday on the strength of previous reviews. We were eating early (about 7pm on Sat) and found the restaurant very quiet when we arrived. Only a few other tables were occupied and there wasn't much atmosphere. It quickly filled up though and by 8pm was almost full and much more buzzy. The menu had... More

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Sax, Spain
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Generally I am not a lover of Italian food, all pasta and pizza, normally not for me. We were staying in the Premier Inn Hotel opposite this restaurant, and my wife had a condition which meant she could not walk very far, so this little restaurant seemed the best solution. We were really glad we went in. Brilliant service, great... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I've took only the Cesar salad but it was outstanding! The salad Zorg a superb wine from Sicily, the Planeta will make that I will never forget the outstanding dining experience! It is absolutely a nice quiet place near Holborn underground station that you better not miss in London! Enjoy good Italian food, enjoy Isolabela.

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hull
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very nice Italian. Food was first class if a little expensive, but it is London so it can be expected. Very nice, attentive staff. Good choice menu.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

I have been to isolabella once before and booked to go for a night out with my boyfriend. made the booking a week In advance and called the restuarant on the day before I left to make my way there ! arrived after a 40 minute train journey to be told that we were 10 minutes late and that our... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

As a young couple we have visited this restaurant once or twice before a night out in London. We found the service to be excellent with the staff very friendly and welcoming. The food was good and if you like a bit of spice in your Italian then definitely get something with chilli in it as it is very strong!... More

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Surrey, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Visited with a friend for a long leisurely catch up. We had a great table close to a window and were far enough away from a large group of diners not to be. Other end by them. This place is popular with large groups so I think it would be difficult to go there on a night when there isn't... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The food, service and atmosphere at Isolabella does not disappoint. I visited last night with friends, and we shared a tasty chilli garlic prawn starter. I had the handmade ravioli to follow, which was cooked just right. This was followed by the homemade apple pie (recommended by our waitress) which was delicious. The choice and quality of the wines are... More

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Nottingham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Once again Isolabella didn’t disappoint. The food, wine and service were all excellent and contributed to a great night. I’d have no hesitation in recommending the restaurant to anyone who wanted to experience authentic Italian food and service.

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Additional Information about Isolabella

Address: 45-46 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England
Phone Number: (020)-7405-6830
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury / Holborn
Average Prices: USD 0 - 87
Cuisine: Italian

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