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45-46 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England
+44 20 7405 6830
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

A must if staying at the Premier Inn across the street. This restaurant is fantastic. We had 3 course meals with the teenagers and apart from one not finishing her spagetti bolognese because she hit capacity it was clean plates all around. The fish dishes were exceptional and i would strongly recommend the tiramusu for dessert. Also really good wine... More 

Thank Frankie T
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82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived very late but the staff still gave a very good table near the door...not that they wanted us out quickly.We had some lovely wine...4 bottles ...with a price range around 35 pounds.The food was good.I enjoyed my lobster and the other dishes looked very tempting. I'll go back here when next in the area.Great service.

Thank CharleneColeman
Poole, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having not long returned from Rome I was apprehensive but wow this really is an Italian restaurant. We were staying in the Premier Inn opposite and although it is nothing to look at it is packed with authentic food, good staff and fab service.

Thank 622Alison
Bucharest, Romania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The location of the restaurant is good, near to the hotel we stayed. We enjoyed the food a lot. Not high cousine, but quality cooking. The personal is amiable and carefull. Will return for sure.

Thank Deny T
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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443 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When you walk in it feels like a decent restaurant, well dressed staff that know their stuff, attention to detail - you will not wait ling to be served. I recommend the Caprese starter (Tomato, mozzarella), and I tried the Spaghetti Bolognase to see what a proper Italian one tastes like - answer is gorgeous! A classy meal and a... More 

Thank Cloud_Matt
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jet lagged with two hungry children, we crossed the street from our Premier Inn and fell into this absolute gem. Authentic Italian trattoria style menu, friendly and welcoming staff and fantastic food. Homemade pasta was excellent, veal perfect and the zabaglione delicious. Enjoyed it so much, we returned for our last night and were greeted as old friends. Bravissimo, abbiiamo... More 

Thank squareheadQuebec_
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really depends on what you choose to eat and a little disappointing for me personally. Though it could have been how I was feeling on the night. With so many otter places to eat it is unlikely we will be back - sorry.

Thank woskc05
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my second time visiting this fine restaurant nearby Holborn tube station. We found the service to be excellent, our waitress helping us decide what to order from the extensive menu and being very attentative throughout. The dishes here are traditional Italian and whilst they aren't the most amazingly-tasting dishes we've ever had, the food is still very good... More 

Thank aduk15
Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit and still very pleased with the food, nothing to dislike. House white wine well priced.

Thank John R
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant 4-5 times and each time, I have been so pleasantly surprised. The food is lovely, lovely little restaurant tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the West End, but equally a 10 minute walk away to Shaftesbury Avenue! Highly recommend and also offers a great discount for Tastecard members.

Thank MooAnton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45-46 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighborhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7405 6830
With authentic Italian cuisine and a modern interior, Isola Bella Restaurant is a vibrant and popular restaurant, just a 5-minute walk from Holborn Tube Station. The IsolaBella menu features delicious Italian dishes, with a key focus on fresh fish, shellfish, meat and pasta. There is a well picked Italian wine list and large wine displays in the modern dining room.

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Staying in Holborn

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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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