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Isabela on Grandview

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French, Southwestern, International, Eclectic
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1318 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1202
Two hundred feet from Pittsburgh's Duquense Incline.
412-431-5882
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Come for the view

Would go with a 2 or 3 for the food--ridiculously underdone, crunchy pasta, mediocre cut of steak, waiter says expresso. . . With the pretensions of quality come expectations. Maybe it was an off night because it was slow? In spite of that, we had the place to ourselves, and we had a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
muddydoggers
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Special occasions
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English first
Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Would go with a 2 or 3 for the food--ridiculously underdone, crunchy pasta, mediocre cut of steak, waiter says expresso. . . With the pretensions of quality come expectations. Maybe it was an off night because it was slow? In spite of that, we had the place to ourselves, and we had a great view. I would come for drinks.... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Met two couples, all of us from out of town. Took the incline to eat at Isabela…unique and fun. We were seated in an intimate room upstairs, with an incredible view of the river and Pitts. skyline. My husband and I did the tasting menu and it was wonderful and nice to experience all of Chef Jaquie's creations. She came... More 

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NJ
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Isabela is a unique restaurant. We were staying in south side and we took the incline up to isabelas. Was an unusual way to climb a mountain to get to dinner! The views from isabelas can't be beat! You feel like you are sitting on top of the world. The pittsburgh skyline was beautiful! Seeing all the lighted bridges and... More 

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Edgmont, PA
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We enjoyed a great meal here with a group of 10 people. None of us tried the tasting menu, it was a little more food than we wanted. I had the semolina gnocchi, which they prepared without the accompanying butternut squash at my request, and it was delicious!! I also had the pork shoulder, which was amazing!! My husband had... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Was excellent dinner for two, service was great and helpful. If you would like a great experience and not to be rushed to eat and have time to talk during your meal, this is the place. Also an excellent view of the city of Pittsburgh. (preferably at night).

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Youngstown
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife, daughter, her boyfriend and I traveled from Youngstown to Isabella a week ago Saturday night. We had reservations and despite the the crowd we were seated immediately upstairs with a wonderful view of Pittsburgh. Some of the group started off with champagne or wine, and I had coffee. I picked the semolina gnocchi while my wife had the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Some coworkers & I visited this location on a Thursday night after work. I was in awe of this pulchritudinous view! We sat upstairs & all 8 of us opted in on the $75 chef tasting. Although our company footed the bill, I would definitely return on a personal level and opt for this meal again! You get SO much... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
1 review
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1318 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1202
  • Public Transportation: Two hundred feet from Pittsburgh's Duquense Incline.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: 412-431-5882

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Southwestern, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?