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Isabela on Grandview

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French, Southwestern, International
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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
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 10
    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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Food=good Price= :( Good food, good view, that's for sure. Go here if you are from out of town and you want stunning views of the city. It's a high-end restaraunt so don't expect to leave here on a weekend without spending $250+ on two people. With that said, you get what you pay for. Good service, good cooks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There are only a few restaurants on Grandview at the top of the Duquesne Incline, and they are all expensive--you really pay for the view. We were lucky to get in without a reservation since they had closed the downstairs room, thinking that on a Friday night before the Fourth of July festivities they would get little business--wrong. We were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Offering a fantastic view not to be missed. My wife and I found the restaurant clean with a fresh comfortable atmosphere. The server was informative, polite and attentive. The dishes presented well though the portions were rather small for my liking I did not leave hungry. Expect to pay for the service, food and view.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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: French, Southwestern, International

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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

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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