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“Pasta Perfecto”

L'Isola Bella Bistro
Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Lake Country
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $17
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Andreas Di Maggio opened l'isola bella bistro in 2007 ,his cuisine has been popular ever since. From delicious pastas to excellent homemade sauces .Fresh salads to testy appetizers. It has been a rewarding experience for Andreas and his staff.
Reviewed October 23, 2012

For some reason my wife and I have found a succession of great Italian Bistros in the Okanagan Valley lately. This small and intimate restaurant in Lake Country BC provided us with a delightful dining experience on a recent Wednesday night. To our surprise the joint was packed - so obviously many folks, locals especially had discovered this jewel prior to our visit. The food was excellent. My wife had a ravioli dish that was baked in a garlic sauce and I had a large serving of Spaghetti Boulganese. Both pasta dishes were beautifully cooked and flavoured - and despite our healthy appetites we left with doggie bags. Perhaps that was because the appetizers (brochetta) and salads were so ample and delicious. Given the large crowd in this small restaurant and the number of drop-ins picking up orders to go, the service by the one server on duty was efficient but slow. Nevertheless it was the kind of atmosphere in which folks don't mind spending time - and the food was worth it! Great value for money as well. Highly recommended but come on in when you are hungry!

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We have been before and keep going back, we prefer lunch, the seafood pasta and the protions are big.

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2  Thank DONNA M
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had a great meal here. Ordered 2 appies (bruschetta & med dip) and pastas (Ravioli & canneloni - both came with salad). It was a huge amount of food for a good price - we had leftovers. Also, they offered my 1 year old penne and bread and then when we got the receipt we found out they didn't charge us at all for it, which was nice. Don't know our server's name but she was skinny with long (really) blond hair - super nice and friendly!!! Will def go back!

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Read the tripadvisor reviews prior to heading down to Lake Country for an impromptu dinner. First impressions were good - small, homey atmosphere - good smells from the kitchen. Nice caesar salad and bread (bread offered late). Service spotty but friendly when it happened. Chose the ravioli - which had a substitution of portabello mushrooms instead of asparagus as per the menu. Unfortunately became quite evident something wrong with order when 2 (possibly 3) other tables who came later than us received their food first and by then - we'd been there about an hour and a half. Waiter confirmed problem with order and implored us to wait - he'd comp it, ours would be next. We were ready to just leave anyway but decided to wait. After about 20 minutes more - meal came - sauce was lovely but ravioli was very heavy and doughy - not worth the wait - barely ate any of it. We'd perhaps try them again - understand things can happen but communication with kitchen in such a small place should clearly be better and service much more attentive - not asked for sometime if would like more wine or water etc - despite being at tables right adjacent near us.

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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Delicious food, great service, small, intimate, and cozy restaurant. I recommend reservations if you want to eat here in the evening as this is a busy little local restaurant. Generous servings and reasonable prices. We've enjoyed the Linguine Neptuno or the Spaghetti Mediterraneo with the shrimp add-on. Entrees are served with a house salad with a very good house dressing. We always eat here at least once when we are staying in Lake Country. Haven't made it past their pasta menu, but there are lots of other tasty sounding options if you're not into pasta.

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1  Thank Alectric9
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