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#260 of 17,223 Restaurants in London
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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
All hours
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are enjoying our dinner ( probably the best in Holborn ) not to mention that we travel all the way from Reading to come here. Very tasty food ( including the gluten free pasta ) Excellent service

Thank samiremile
Billericay, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried Isolabella for the first time before seeing Motown at the Shaftesbury Theartre. The staff were all welcoming and friendly. The 3 of us enjoyed starters, main courses and desert. All dishes very enjoyable. Use of our Tastecard made this excellent value for money and we will definitely return when in the Holborn area next

Thank Simon_Muss
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Red Lion Street is part of the homely shopping district on the edge of Holborn that has an olde-worlde air, particularly at night when it's quieter. I recommend the Enterprise pub for a quiet drink and then there are several well priced restaurants to choose from. On this occasion I went to Isolabella, which participates in the Open Table discount... More 

Thank Morphaniel
Manchester, England
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow, using my Gourmet Society card on a Friday night!! Don't get that good a value back home. My wife and I had a lovely 3 course meal and drinks straight opposite our hotel for £40. Food was tasty and well presented. We ate at 5:15 so restaurant was a little quiet to begin with, but bt the time we... More 

Thank Seymour_Explorers
London, United Kingdom
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759 reviews
482 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 501 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't believe this place does 50% Off food on opentable! Especially on a Saturday night (and no exclusions). I originally ordered the beef medallions but it wasn't cooked as ordered and tasted poor having tried my friend's lobster spaghetti I then ordered that! It was so delicious I'm drooling thinking about it! Perfectly cooked lobster and they give you... More 

1 Thank Saintlysinner
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shown straight to nice corner table. Staff friendly and no sense of being hurried even though restaurant busy. Just a bit too much salt but food still delicious.

Thank Terry D
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Those 2 words sum up the evening for me. I've made a reservation but although our name was on the list they weren't sure where they could seat us. After we ordered we had to remind the waitress twice before she brought the water. After that we got 3 courses in little over an hour! And that was only because... More 

1 Thank RitaH968
Cannon Beach, Oregon
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in and were very pleased with the menu, the choices we made tomatoe and cheese pizza and ravioli the first night and we returned the second night both of us having pizza a grilled vegetable and 4 cheese and again the meals were great. We also had a wonderful bottle of wine and decided to follow with desserts... More 

Thank ms b
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Italian restaurant opposite the Premier inn Holborn. Visited on a Monday evening but was still quite busy. Excellent food, very friendly & helpful staff.

Thank RamsFanDCFC
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited yesterday, wanted light meal before going to a theatre, felt staff unite rested as we were only ordering a light meal! Very inattentive, never bothered to even ask if food was OK!

Thank okehpol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Holborn

Neighborhood Profile
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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