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Isabella's Italian Trattoria

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Italian, Wine Bar
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4925 Boonsboro Rd, Unit 2, Lynchburg, VA 24503 (Old Boonsboro Road)
The Boonsboro Shopping Center has a Lynchburg City Bus stop.
+1 434-385-1660
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Isabella's Italian Trattoria is a family-owned neighborhood restaurant...
Isabella's Italian Trattoria is a family-owned neighborhood restaurant serving contemporary northern Italian cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual setting. Isabella's has formed strong relationships with local farmers to highlight the best ingredients of central Virginia. Isabella's is the perfect choice for a night out with friends, a special date, or a business event. The restaurant offers a variety of dining choices - casual bar dining, patio dining, private dining from groups of 15 to 25, and semi-private dining for groups from 30-40. Isabella's also has a retail wine market on premises offering hand-selected wines from around the globe at very competitive prices.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Best Authentic Italian Food

Great place for a romantic meal, ambiance is real, food is exceptional, pricey, but well worth it, quality at its best.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Roy L
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place for a romantic meal, ambiance is real, food is exceptional, pricey, but well worth it, quality at its best.

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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

BLUF: Had an excellent vegetarian meal, great place for a nice date night without draining your bank account. Isabella's seemed a tad hard to find, but I can't explain why. When my date and I finally noticed it, we realized we'd driven past it 3-4 times. It's not hard to see or anything, we just managed to look right over... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a favorite place for special events--a birthday or anniversary. The selections are always fresh and interesting. Fantastic desserts.

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Dublin, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Short notice large party gathering for an after-funeral family dinner. Amazing food, great service and I love that my celiac son can eat here with confidence knowing he won't be sick. The steak salad was AMAZING and I loved the marinade on the flank steak. Don't miss the pecan pie! Thanks again for making a family dinner fantastic.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We ate at Isabella's had a great meal the pizzas were awesome and the waitress was very accommodating with our special needs diet which consists of basically vegetables would definitely go again thank you.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Beautiful atmosphere, beautiful owners and the most beautiful, flavorful food in the area. I dine here with my sisters every time we meet in Lynchburg. Last weekend we ate at Isabella's on Friday night and when it came time to choose somewhere for Saturday it was Isabella's again. The food both nights was wonderful, the wine list extensive, and the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were meeting with some colleagues in Lynchburg and we had dinner at Isabella's. It is in a plaza, not a stand alone restaurant, but the entry way is distinctive and inviting. The menu has familiar Italian dishes, like lasagna, but there are new and exciting ones offered too. I ordered the butternut squash fettuccini with walnuts and it was... More 

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IsabellasBurg, Owner at Isabella's Italian Trattoria, responded to this review

It is awesome to hear that your group had a great visit to Isabella's! I too am a big fan of the Butternut Squash Pasta and look forward to adding it to our winter menu almost every year. We would love to see you the next time you are back in Lynchburg! More 

Forest, Virginia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Isabella's is a classy restaurant that, eventually, served very good food. The Tuscan bean soup and catfish entrée were very good. The lobster was excellent, but the tail was very small. Service was slow and our waitress was not as attentive as one would expect. Portions are not huge, but quality is very good. It is worth trying for yourself,... More 

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IsabellasBurg, Owner at Isabella's Italian Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback from your visit last Saturday. Obviously we have some room for improvement and I will use your words in future staff meetings as an example of what we have to do to improve service. I appreciate your positive comments and promise to work on the negative. More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The atmosphere is elegant at affordable prices. The menu has a variety of Italian choices with excellent daily specials. The wine list is extensive. There were four diners at my table. We each ordered a different meal (seafood, chicken, pasta) and all were excellent. Isabella's buys from local farms. The food tasted fresh--especially the salads. The service was excellent with... More 

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IsabellasBurg, Owner at Isabella's Italian Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you Chris for your kind words. We work hard to try to give each guest the experience you have described. It's nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Frederick, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Isabella's is fabulous fine dining! The menu is extensive and the food scrumptious. The decorate is modern and offers a romantic setting. All the dishes are made fresh and just perfect.

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Andrew B, Owner at Isabella's Italian Trattoria, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Isabella's. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4925 Boonsboro Rd, Unit 2, Lynchburg, VA 24503
    (Old Boonsboro Road)
  • Public Transportation: The Boonsboro Shopping Center has a Lynchburg City Bus stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-385-1660

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Isabella's Italian Trattoria is a family-owned neighborhood restaurant serving contemporary northern Italian cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual setting. Isabella's has formed strong relationships with local farmers to highlight the best ingredients of central Virginia. Isabella's is the perfect choice for a night out with friends, a special date, or a business event. The restaurant offers a variety of dining choices - casual bar dining, patio dining, private dining from groups of 15 to 25, and semi-private dining for groups from 30-40. Isabella's also has a retail wine market on premises offering hand-selected wines from around the globe at very competitive prices.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?