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Isabela on Grandview

1318 Grandview Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1202
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Ranked #190 of 1,881 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
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
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Two hundred feet from Pittsburgh's Duquense Incline.
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English first
Williamstown, West Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 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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184 reviews 184 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 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
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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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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