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“Friendly welcome & excellent food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Isola

Isola
Ranked #28 of 152 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Douglas
Level Contributor
45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Friendly welcome & excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

We absolutely love Isola. Have been going for years and yet to be disappointed. Always a friendly welcome and a reasonably priced menu with some quirky dishes you won't find elsewhere. Peter knows his wine too and will happily recommend a bottle for you.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank GolfingGod9372
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food, poor atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Strange review this! We visited during TT week and perhaps everyone was a bit stressed! We arrived at 7:30 and asked if we could have a table. The guy behind the bar said we could have a table but he needed it back by 8:15. That was OK with us as we wanted to get along to the Prom entertainment anyway.

We ordered Pizza's as we knew they would be quick to cook, and they turned up quickly and were delicious. Really very good food. The service from the actual staff was good too, but what spoiled it was the constant arguments between who I presume was the manager and the waiting staff. It made a real awkward atmosphere, especially when they were discussing who had allowed us to have the table!

So yeah, great food and if I lived there I would probably give it another chance, but it didn't look like a very nice place to work!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Brilliant- do go there!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Fantastic authentic italian food in a lovely warm and cosy setting. Individual attention from excellent staff. Good choice of specials. Lunch represents excellent value for money but supper is not over priced. Good selection of wines. This is a must try restaurant- you will not be disappointed. It may be necessary to book at peak times and at weekends

Visited April 2013
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Thank Happyfeet63
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Absolutely brilliant!!! Food amazing 100% from start to finish thanks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

Made to feel very welcomed straight away tho we turned up early and wet!! Was shown to our table straight away and within minutes drinks were served!!
The food was very tasty, the wine was fab, service was excellant and great value for money!!would highly recommend a visit

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Andyhowarth
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Really nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Went in for dinner last Friday, Staff good, food, really great, Queenies to start, pizza spot on and garlic prawns good. All food piping hot, wine list good and surroundings cosy and intimate.

Really good, would recommend

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank smh111
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