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Isola

7 John Street, Douglas
+44 (01624) 623764
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Ranked #46 of 108 restaurants in Douglas
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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68% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A quirky place, with various dinning rooms scattered around the building. I've eaten here several times and always enjoyed the food. Good food, reasonably priced and friendly service. I'd recommend it.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

No reservation required although they were certainly taking many for the rest of the week. And now we know why! Very quaint Italian restaurant with the best black pasta and Queenies! Authentic Italian with very fresh scallops. Having experienced true authentic Italian cuisine and experience with cooking Italian food, this was worth the trip to the Isle all in itself.... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a favourite place with a cosy relaxed atmosphere that always satisfies the taste buds with good wine on offer and a great italian menu with lots of favourites on offer

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andalucia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We had to book a late table, our first choices were not available, selected Isola based on the trip advisor reviews. We had no real problems with service but the food was decidedly below average. In hindsight a better meal could have been knocked up at home in 15 minutes, the food was bland and unremarkable. Very disappointing! Would not... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The food was excellent, the table was booked by my girlfriend as a surprise birthday treat. This was based on the restaurant's special mid-week deals £12.95p for a 3 course meal. However the waitress never advised us and we ended up paying £50 for a two course meal. Drinks were extortionate £8.00p for a single gin and tonic and a... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

First, we had reservations at Tanroagan, mainly due to TripAdvisor reviews. However, we had a change in plans and had to cancel. The next day, we decided to try the Tanroagan again (without reservations). It was 7:00 and the place was empty. However, when we asked about a table, we were treated very abruptly, with the hostess stating it would... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I ate here on a Thursday night recently whilst on business and I thought Isola was excellent. Keen service with a smile and knowledge of their food and wine. Tasty food and nice wine.. Good prices too and a good location.

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Isle of Man
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Enjoyed a family meal here, our 10 yr old had ordered a child portion of a calzone. When we received the bill we were over charged for a bottle of wine and I noticed that all the calzones were the same price. I queried what the child price of a calzone was, I and was informed that a child portion... More

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sutton
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

good choice of Italian food, well cooked and well presented. staff are friendly and atmosphere is good. On 3 floors but even the basement is quirky.

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Isle of Man
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Ate here in September 2013, with group of friends mid week. This was the first time I had eaten there, and was pleased with the ambience. We are from the mid week menu which was a little limited, but at £13 for three courses, it was good value and it suited the budget if those I was with, I had... More

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