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Isolabella

#622 of 18,504 Restaurants in London
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Neighborhood:
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45-46 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England
(020)-7405-6830
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 139
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 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
Wonderful place

We visited the restaurant on 29/3/15 and enjoyed a fabulous meal. The staff were attentive, the food was wonderful. Only wish this place was nearer to where we live ( we were in London for a weekend break ). I recommend the profiteroles for dessert....best I have tasted!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Jane L
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the restaurant on 29/3/15 and enjoyed a fabulous meal. The staff were attentive, the food was wonderful. Only wish this place was nearer to where we live ( we were in London for a weekend break ). I recommend the profiteroles for dessert....best I have tasted!

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Visited for dinner mid week but the place was buzzing with people and had a great atmosphere. Both food and wine were excellent, service unhurried and efficient; no rush to get us out even though we were the last to leave (sorry guys!) and overall good value for money. Couple this with a drink in the friendly Dolphin pub next... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We found this Italian restaurant in Red Lion Street and although a little noisy and quite small the food was good and prices were reasonable. We take advantage of a special promotor from Open Table and got the discount of 50% in the price of the main course as offered without any

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

good experience, all are good except the T bone steak is getting smaller... service is friendly, also if you use the opentable app, its usually 50% off on all food.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We booked for the Friday night through Open Table so got a 50% discount off the a la carte menu. The restaurant itself was very cosy with a nice atmosphere. I started the meal with the schiacciata, pizza bread topped with garlic and herbs, which was lovely and crisp with great flavours. Please be warned that this is the size... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had a delightful meal here. Arrived just before 6 p.m. for a pre-booked table where they were reluctant to take the booking because so heavily booked, surprised that there were only a handful of diners - but sure enough within half an hour the place was buzzing and by 7pm it was full. Lovely food, quite generous portions, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A week after becoming married, my partner and I decided to have a good private meal out. I had heard of Isolabella, and as we both enjoy Italian food it seemed to be a good choice. We arrived to an almost empty restaurant, and were seated. We chose pre-prandial Camparis, while selecting our food. The service was very attentive without... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We visited on New Year's Eve we had a lovely meal. The staff were so friendly and nothing was to much trouble - a truly wonderful evening

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Excellent food and service, the lobster linguine was a particular highlight. Attentive service. My girlfriend loved the Zabaione for desert - she loves it and apparently its quite hard to find. This was up there with the best.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We went to Isolabella as a Valentine's day dinner. It was amazing! We had caprese - mozzarela and tomatoes starter and funghi gorgonzola - portobello mushrooms and gorgonzola , followed by ossoboco and t-bone steak. Food was just lovely, the matre'd / owner (not sure) was beyond sweet and very smiley. Portion of the steak was insanely big and so... 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: (020)-7405-6830

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
  • 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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