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Reviewed February 27, 2020

Great restaurant with delicious food and excellent service. Ate here a few weeks ago for the first time and we really enjoyed it. Great location near the train station in Tinley Park. All 4 of us loved our dinners and desserts. Their Calamari appetizer is...among the best I've ever had. Great friendly and knowledgeable service and a charming little restaurant. Try it out!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

Great service, friendly professional servers, no bothersome requests “how’s it tasting?” (they know it’s good), chef- owned, food arrives to table piping hot. Extensive menu choices plus specials. The half roasted duck in cherry in wine sauce is my favorite. Another is the fresh salmon...pasta. Choice of wines. Isabella’s continues to be our favorite Chicago area restaurant housed in an old home on Oak Park Ave, convenient to I-80 East and West.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 16, 2019 via mobile

A cute, quaint restaurant in the Chicago suburbs. The staff was welcoming and attentive. The atmosphere was inviting. The food, delicious. We started with polenta, warm, with a cream sauce. It was my favorite item, and that is saying a lot. The pizza was fresh...and made in house with fresh sliced vegetables and cheeses. The penne special was not weighed down with sauce, but lightly tossed to enhance the flavors of the chicken and spinach. I’ll definitely return.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

Isabella continues to be our favorite place for dining. “Consistency” is the shining star of Isabella. The orders are always brought to the table piping hot. Staff are welcoming & friendly. And dishes are cleared only after everyone has finished eating. The half roasted duck...in cherry sauce the garlic mashed potatoes & fresh veggies is my favorite. The pumpkin ravioli, made in-house is exceptional. The minestrone is served with large chunks of vegetables. Save room for dessert - gelato with a large biscotti, coffee with whipped cream or warm bread pudding with caramel sauce (see photo).More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 5, 2019

This was our first visit to Isabella's. We had driven by many times. The little house looked warm and welcoming.....and it was. We went on a quiet rainy night and the house just flt right. Wine list is not real big, but there are quite...a few very good wine to choose from and priced reasonably. We both had pasta dishes that were great. Nice portions for the price. Service was very good as well. Will most definitely be backMore

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 2, 2019

Family owned Italian restaurant. The food is always good. They have added a couple liquor labels which I like. Leave room for dessert.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed July 4, 2019

The portions are small so if you wanna share forget about it food was good but I thought it was a little pricey for some of the main dinner items . I ordered the beef tender line that was stuffed and ordered it medium well...and it came out rare so I was not satisfied with that ,again not enough to share. Don’t know about the regular pasta portions . A quaint small little cottage parking in the rear not on the streetMore

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 18, 2019

We so enjoyed our delicious lunch of chicken limone and raspberry iced tea. The food was done to perfection and the service was excellent. The quiet atmosphere is very conducive to conversation which is hard to find these days. They have a large menu to...choose from and their luncheon specials include a salad or soup and bread. they have an outstanding dessert menu as well with many mouthwatering items to choose from. Downtown Old Tinley is such a nice place to visit as there are many shops in the area surrounding Isabella's Cafe. Worth the trip!More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Out for the day at a home show and looking for something quite and original, we found Isabella Cafe. We found the place charming and unique. The food was fresh and of a good quality. The service was good but slow, due mostly to a...baby shower in main dinning area. We enjoyed the homemade desserts especially.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. Lots of parking In the back. Great lunch specials. Lively Italian music. Just a real joy to find in our neighborhood. I had the chicken limono with pasta and green beans. My husband had the angel hair pasta with veal meat balls. Lunch...specials come with soup or salad and a non alcoholic drink. Look out Panera bread. This place is a great change of place and the same price point.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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July 1, 2017|
Response from Tramble | Reviewed this property |
Not specifically for kids. Request whatever type of pasta dish you'd like for children and the chef will create a dish for you.
October 9, 2016|
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Response from carolerk | Reviewed this property |
They will be closed on Thanksgiving.
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