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“We keep returning!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Isola del Nord Italy Restaurant

Isola del Nord Italy Restaurant
XiHuaMen 1 KaiAi Mansion b Tower 11 Floor, Xi'an, China (Formerly Colabo Italy Restaurant)
029-87201501,029-87201502
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Ranked #8 of 1,615 Restaurants in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Xi'an
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“We keep returning!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My eight year old daughter and I constantly return to Colabo. It has super delicious food, and when we are needing a 'taste of home', we go to Colabo. The menu is varied, and caters for most tastes. The wine list is excellent and the waiting staff all speak good English so it is easy to converse with everyone. They have set the standard in Xi'an, and we rate everything against Colabo as we love it so much. Well done, Colabo. The expat community thanks you!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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Beijing, China
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nothing fancy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The restaurant is located inside the city wall in the ICBC building. As one reviewer wrote, it is strange to go through a parking lot to the building entrance. Upon reaching the 11th floor you have to pass a corridor of offices. The restaurant is not big nor fancy. It can feel a bit enclosed because you don't have a view of the city. The staff speak English and the menu is adequate. We had 2 appetizers, 2 main courses and a bottle of wine. The wine was more expensive than the whole meal. The wine choices were so so. They have an all you can drink wine promo for 120 yuan per person. The portions of the food were correct. The pasta aglio olio was too oily and salty for my taste. For this restaurant I would prefer their pizzas. Last order is 9.15pm. By 10.00pm the staff were clearing the tables, cutlery and giving you the check. It's not a place to linger after your meal. As there aren't many western restaurants in Xian or restaurants with english menus, Colabo is a nice change but nothing wow.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Malmo, Sweden
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5 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“I got sick after been there”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Very expensivt, tasteless pizza, and hard to find. The staff was friendly and the desert was the best.

Visited September 2012
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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Enjoyed it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

TripAdvisor didn't disappoint us - we were looking for NON Chinese food and I am quite picky when it comes to Italian food. But we were all happy with our dishes. The pizza, bruschetta and pasta dish were all very good. The restaurant was hard to find - 11th floor and had to go through a parking lot to find the door to the building - but we were happy that we found it! For those who live or travel here extensively - it was better than China good.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sao Paulo, SP
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“An Italian oasis in Xian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant is a great option if you want to take a break from Chinese cousine. They serve a great variety of salads, soups, pasta, pizza, lasagnas and other Italian main courses. Place is clean and reliable, we went there 2 times in a row. They also have good australian, american and european wines for reasonable prices. Great choice, tricky to find, since you basically have to enter into a commercial building and go up the elevator to a floor full of offices, the restaurant is located among them.

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