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45-46 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England (Bloomsbury / Holborn)
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Ranked #500 of 17,213 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $88
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bloomsbury / Holborn
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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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Tagging along on the wife's business trip, we powered through the jet lag to see Buckingham Palace on the only free afternoon. The hotel reserved us a table for early evening as we didn't know how long we could hold on. Only 5 minutes walk, and we found this clean and pleasantly staffed restaurant. Our food was delicious, although my... More

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Funchal, Portugal
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Perfect small Italian restaurant in London. Very well managed by a Madeiran family, Alfredo Silva, with a very good and efficient staff. The food comes in generous amounts, tasty and with fresh ingredients. Will surely come back.

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We came here because if was close to our Premier Inn hotel, and recommended by the hotel. We were a large family party, and were surprised to find the restaurant full, but also, that they were able to accomodate us. The server was extremely friendly with the children. The service was attentive, and the meal was great. Everyone enjoyed what... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

We came to this restaurant as a small group including younger children. Everyone agreed that the food served was excellent, and that the service was very friendly. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I came here on a Tuesday after work with 2 friends. We had a lovely meal along with desserts and a bottle of wine. We used our tastecard so the value of our meal was outstanding. Service was great and I would visit here even if I didn't have a taste card. Would return.

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We dined here on Monday evening. We weren't quite sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised to be welcomed to a bustling restaurant, quite something on an early weekday evening. We had read the food was good and it didn't disappoint. The lasagne was one of the best I've tasted in years and my husband loved the fact he... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We dined here on Saturday night, and while the food is very good, the prices are very high. During the week, there is a discount rate and it should be helpful to other diners.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Booked this restaurant as we where staying directly across from it. Booked through London Town website and got 50 percent off food. The food was fabulous, we dine Italian quite regularly...this was the best pasta we have eaten in a long time! Staff were all friendly...highly recommended!

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After a long day at a business meeting we decided to find somewhere to eat nearby. Being in London we weren't short of options, so after deciding on the cuisine the next decision was where to go. After looking at the local restaurants I chose Isolabella. It was a good choice! We were a large group, so we were happy... More

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Four of us dined on Friday night and although the restaurant was clearly busy the service was superb, the food excellent and fresh. Wide choice on the menu from pizza, pasta and mains such as fish and meats. T-bone steak was superb, tuna steak truly excellent with lovely fresh veg. Loved the zucchini frito. Wine knowledge of the waiter was... More

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