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Isolabella

#608 of 18,268 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Holborn
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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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  • 143
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 18
    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
A 'Bella' visit

We arrived at 6.30pm having been to a matinee but even then there were quite a few diners.We liked the ambience as soon as we entered.It has clean white walls,dark wood panel flooring and plenty of individual tables.We found the staff friendly and helpful. They serve the Italian food we like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
ALANJL55
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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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Ingatestone, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 6.30pm having been to a matinee but even then there were quite a few diners.We liked the ambience as soon as we entered.It has clean white walls,dark wood panel flooring and plenty of individual tables.We found the staff friendly and helpful. They serve the Italian food we like i.e,not too fancy with good portions. My wife started... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

i have eaten here on several occasions and always found the food to be of a good standard, plentiful and served well. With the 50% discount on all food, the value is exceptional (it would be good for London anyway without the discount). Wide menu selection and choice of wines.

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East Anglia, UK
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116 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Rather surly service. Fabulous value with a 50% discount off food offer - 2 of us had 3 courses each, plus coffee, plus a bottle of wine - for a total of £54. BUT - my chicken was stringy and dry, though the starter and cheese courses were great.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This restaurant is located Red Lion street not far from Holborn and Tottenham Court Road stations. The seafood and the fish is very good and the wine line includes very good choices of wines too. I would recommend for a cosy and quiet dinner, romance or special events.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Decided to visit Isolabella as part of my partners 40th birthday celebration, & we are very glad we did. The hardest part was actually choosing from a wide variety on the menu. The food was outstanding & the staff we very friendly. Would definitely recommend Isolabella & cannot wait to go back.

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We ate here as it was right opposite our Premier Inn and it looked good. We ate early as we had theatre tickets, and although wed id not book I think it would be best to do so as they just managed to squeeze us in on a table that was booked later. Very good food and superb service. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food was decent, as was the ambiance. We went there with a 50% off food offer and after the meal all 4 of us were in agreement that the food, though good, was not worth paying the full menu price for. Location is in a relatively quiet side street but inside the restaurant is pretty good.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited here on our last night in London with our family and we were not disappointed. We had a beautiful meal. We shared a selection of starters and then had variety of meal courses - vegetarian, pastas and fresh pizza. It was unfaultable - the mushroom risotto was the best i have ever had, accompanied by a bottle of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went with friends on the 50% food deal. The food is lovely and very fresh. We all had different starters and no one was dis appointed with their choice. Service was friendly and efficient would recommend to anyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 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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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 - 81
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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