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Sodra Kyrkogatan 20, Visby, Gotland 621 56, Sweden
+46 498218787
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Dining options: Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
There used to be a Russian Church

Situated in vaults in the previous "Russian" quuarter at the Big Square in Visby this building from the 1200's has a ghost named Amanda. She used to light the fire in the open fire-place at night before it was taken away. Now she appears only occasionally and she is always very friendly. If she... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
aspan024
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Stockholm, Sweden
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Situated in vaults in the previous "Russian" quuarter at the Big Square in Visby this building from the 1200's has a ghost named Amanda. She used to light the fire in the open fire-place at night before it was taken away. Now she appears only occasionally and she is always very friendly. If she would try the Italian food she... More 

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Northumberland, England
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Early evening on a Saturday in March and we had the last unbooked table. The restaurant is in a vaulted basement - very pleasant ambience. We were seated by the bar (looks well stocked but we only had water as wine prices looked high) Waitresses constantly busy and lots of people collecting take away meals. We were given menus with... More 

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Visby, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Me and my wife went to the Isola Bella restaurant in Visby, Sweden for New Year's dinner just the two of us. We ordered the set menu with 2 starters, main, and dessert – all Italian food. We also ordered the wine menue with wines specially picked to fit the different courses. The food was immaculate, with great wines accompanying... More 

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Umea, Sweden
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

The "hand peeled shrimps" were a combination of pre-packaged shrimps and crayfish tails soaked in dill and salt. Poorly rinced and tasted terrible. Canned mushrooms. The kind of food I would make at home in case of emergency. All for price that would get you something decent around the corner. Service was unemotional but efficient. Premises impressive medieval cellar, but... More 

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Rome, Italy
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100 reviews 100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We dinner here the evening of the 22nd and had a few orders of saltimbocca and for myself, a schnitzel and risotto plate. The ambiance was lovely with the candelabras and long stemmed roses, but it took ages for the food to come out! Beyond half an hour! Which was quite strange, considering there is not much preparation for either... More 

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Warsaw
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

I spent 2 weeks in Visby and ate out every day. Visby is not a good place for foodies. Food here is overpriced, boring or simply unforgivably bad. Isola Bella was just average. I was there only once for lunch. Buffet lunch was at the first sight reach but at the second stuffed with haevy pasta salads, cheap olives etc.... More 

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Long Island, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

It's true - if it looks busy it must be good. We went during a slower time on the island when all the other restaurants were virtually empty. Yet Isola Bella was packed. And for good reason. Italian food but with clear Swedish influences. Desserts were excellent.

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Visby, Gotlands Län, Sweden
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We ate in their outdoor seating for the first time; I have always eaten indoors before. It was a lovely evening and a nice experience. The service isn't great - trying to get attention from waitstaff once you have ordered is hard. The pizza is amazingly delicious. I have eaten pasta there as well, which was also good, but I... More 

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Gotland, Sweden
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124 reviews 124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

There is only one Italian restaurant in Visby. The others are pizzerias that also offer pastas but is not really an Italian restaurant. So if you want to have Italian food, you have only one choice. Isola Bella in the old town of Visby. Very cozy, romantic in the old town. The building must be old with its typically Gotland's... More 

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Austria
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We went there as it looked nice and was recommended by our Hotel. From entering the door we had an unpleasant feeling. One has to wait at the door to be seated. But the Head Waitress is just completely unorganized. If you are lucky, she will take you on or otherwise send you away, to take on the next group... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sodra Kyrkogatan 20, Visby, Gotland 621 56, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Gotland  >  Visby
  • Phone Number: +46 498218787

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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