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45-46 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Ranked #436 of 18,163 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $82
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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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  • Japanese first
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English first
Kuala Lumpur
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Restaurant with great and comfortable ambiance and friendly staff. The food tasted fantastic from the main to the desserts. We loved everything we ordered, especially all the mouth-watering desserts. The best Italian food I had ever tasted! The pricing was a little expensive unless you make online reservation for the 50% discount offer. With that, you only pay 50% of... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This was the second time of visiting Isolabella which is directly opposite the premier inn hotel. Both times we've had excellent food and great service from the staff! The pizzas are thin crust and cooked to perfection. Very accommodating staff for a friend with lactose intolerance as well. Overall great experience and will visit again next time I'm in the... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Visited this place on a Friday evening using the Opentable 50% offer which is amazing value. Thought that starters were normal - had asparagus with egg, fritto mixto and garlic pizza bread. However mains were excellent! Well cooked and full of flavour. I really enjoyed my homemade pumpkin and pecorino tortellini with mushrooms while my friends were also fully satisfied... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Went to this restaurant on a whim, having seen it from across the street. We had two main courses and a side/starter. Avoided wine due to the price of the food. One of the poorer Italian restaurants I've been to in London. The food was certainly overpriced for the quality. Despite large portions, the carbonara looked like it had come... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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483 reviews 483 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This restaurant is right by my job so we popped in for dinner last night when we saw they had a 50% offer on certain nights via opentable bookings. We saw they had a certificate of excellence and we could see why when the food arrived: Veal Milanese with spaghetti was amazing and I loved that the veal was cut... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went for dinner and had tagliatelle with shrimp and "tortelloni di zucca e pecorino", which were both ok, but certainly not great; also the portion of the tortelloni was rather small. The wine, each a glass of Merlot and Nero d'Avola, was great, so was the espresso. The desert, bignet alla panna, was decent, but also not great. The... More 

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80 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Booked this restaurant for Saturday night it was full. The starters of Fritto Misto it was good. The Mains I had veal with lemon very tender although sauce a bit heavy. My wife had the spaghetti vongole, disappointed with the broken shells in the dish. Our sweet of zambaglione for two was very good. House wine was also very good... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

When we moved to London, this ended up being our local restaurant because it was around the corner. We've since moved further away, but if we want a special date night out, there can be only one! Came back tonight not having been around for 4 months, and were greated with a "welcome back, good to see you, do you... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I cannot overstate the brilliant food and service you get at this restaurant. It is off the beaten track which may be why you get such fantastic value for such excellent food! Have visited 2 or 3 times and the standard is always maintained. Just booked for a couple of weeks time which made me remember to do this late... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Enjoyed Isolabella's with friends. Lots of options on the menu, good sized and reasonably priced meals that are super tasty. Really nice restaurant atmosphere too.

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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
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 82
Cuisine: Italian

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