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“Hard to find but worth it.” 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 #11 of 1,524 Restaurants in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Hard to find but worth it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

There's no need for me to write directions as other reviewers have already given them.

The food is very good and the pasta was delicious. A bit disappointed with the pizza base as it was more like a thin pancake.

One thing to note that hasn't been mentioned before. They close at 3pm and reopen at 5pm however, at 2:30 the waiters come round and ask for 'last orders'. So I would get to the restaurant before 2:30 so you don't feel rushed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“Outsanding italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The Italian food here was really really surprisingly good. Xi'an is a pretty grey place with touches of Westernisation, and the usual chain shops, but you don't really expect anything amazing there.

This restaurant was buried round the back of a grey block, up an elevator. But when you walk inside you immediately feel a sense of warmth from the place.

We love the quality of the Italian food here. The pizza I had was really first rate with an amazing thin, wood fired crust. We also enjoyed the 'wine buffet' where you paid a set price and could drink as much wine as you wanted! Great value for China!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Surprisingly good Italian food in China”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I agree with other reviews that it's tricky to find. Hint - it's between the ICBC bank and the fire station on the corner of Xihuaman and north street. Once you find it it's well worth the effort.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Traralgon, Australia
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“Good food & service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were lucky concierge walked us there as previous readers said difficult to find- we ordered garlic bread, pasta & pizza. They were tasty and fresh- not the best but certainly good by Chinese standards. We had the house white wine from South Africa which was reasonably priced and tasted best had whilst in China. We all enjoyed the restaurant and service.

Visited April 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An excellent meal and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It took us a little while to find as we tried the main entrance to the building with no luck so we had to go round the side where the entrance to the underground car park is to find the entrance. The food was very good - great bruschetta with very tasty tomatoes and very tasty pasta with arrabbiata sauce and bacon. The trio of deserts to share was very generous. They had a good wine selection at reasonable prices - something that we has not really found in other restaurants. The waiter was very attentive and the service impeccable. One of the nicest Italian meals I have had for a long time and great value for money.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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