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Isabela on Grandview

1318 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1202
412-431-5882
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Ranked #157 of 1,886 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, French, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Two hundred feet from Pittsburgh's Duquense Incline.
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I dined here on a recent visit from Cleveland. We were very skeptical when we pulled up to the restaurant, as it looks very dumpy, but it was the only place on Mt. Washington that had any reservations available, so we figured what the heck. The inside was much better once we got past the entrance. We... More

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Chapel Hill, NC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My wife had a speaking engagement in Pittsburgh and I tagged along. I had lived in Pittsburgh 30 yrs ago and still consider myself a 'Burgher. I took my wife up to Mt Washington (via the incline) for the view. We randomly chose Isabela as a place to eat. What good fortune!! We were a little early for a dinner... More

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Williamstown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The view at this restaurant is the best in Pittsburgh! I can't believe I was proposed to just outside of the restaurant. The owner of the restaurant heard the news and made our say here wonderful. He made sure we had the best seat in the house right beside the window with the FABULOUS view of Pittsburgh. Drinking champagne, looking... More

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Shaftsbury, Vermont
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We recently took a group of 12 journalists to Isabela for a group meal in one of the smaller private rooms. This was done sight-unseen and so we were a bit concerned that the restaurant and service would live up to our expectations. However, we and our guests were delighted by not only the meal, but the great service and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 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
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187 reviews 187 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Additional Information about Isabela on Grandview

Address: 1318 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1202
Phone Number: 412-431-5882
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: Southwestern, French, Eclectic, International

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