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Isabela on Grandview

1318 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1202
412-431-5882
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Ranked #193 of 1,878 restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Southwestern, French, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Two hundred feet from Pittsburgh's Duquense Incline.
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you skip the $75 pp option, you have a nice selection of a la carte items. Portions are small [they tell you this in advance] but the pricing is low as well. We enjoyed everything, the waiter was attentive. I'd like to see a better wine selection by the glass. Wine prices a bit high but I guess that... More

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Camby, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This place has a great view of the city from Mt Washington. The food is wonderful. Portions are small. I would suggest getting the tasting menu. It is $75 but then you don't miss out on some fabulous choices. I had the chocolate dessert. Not to be missed!

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Berea, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is the restaurant for the downtown Pittsburgh Marriott Hotel. We went, along with about a hundred others, before a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game. Despite the crowd, we were seated within 30 minutes, ordered, were served, and out in plenty of time. Food was better than expected, in fact very, very good. Great service, excellent food.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This one word, sublime, sums up this destination eatery. The owner went out of his way to return us to our vehicles after we used the wrong incline and parked or whole group at Station Square. The next year we visited, with our large group, we made sure to use the correct incline! Isabella has the view and the tastiest... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The view from this restaurant is very nice, the Pittsburgh skyline especially lovely at night. The food, however, was not worth the high price. I'd give this one a miss.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The view is the main attraction. We only had a la carte, so can't comment on the menu. Had ribeye and soup. Both were ok but nothing more. Reception was nice and welcoming, service good. As others I do not see what should make this an especially romantic place.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We visited our families in Pittsburgh, and went to Isabela to celebrate our quadruple birthday, including two big ones. And we are really happy with our choice. We dined in Isabela two years before, and views of course are as good now as then. But food significantly improved with the new chef Alan Peat. His multi-course dinner was creative and... More

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Scottsdale
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I love this place...the place to go whenever in Pittsburgh! Enjoy the fantastic View of Pittsburgh from mt Washington!

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Totally disappointing experience. Although the location is great, that should not keep the owners from attempting some form of "curb appeal". From the lack of any landscaping, to the boards that needed to be replaced, or at least re-nailed, the building looked old and uninviting. Once inside, and my party was in the private dining room, the first thing that... More

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Tarentum, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

My husband and I went to Isabella's on Grandview for our 1 year Wedding Anniversary. We were really excited about this place. From what we read, it was voted "the most romantic restaurant in Pittsburgh"... Uhhh.. I'm not sure who wrote those reviews, but its definitely not romantic. Nice? YES! Amazing view? CHECK! Romantic? Not really. The tables are so... More

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