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“Great place for a nice dinner in Xian.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Isola del Nord Italy Restaurant

Isola del Nord Italy Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 1,666 Restaurants in Xi'an
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Rising fawn
2 reviews
“Great place for a nice dinner in Xian.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed ourselves quite a bit considering how hard we looked for an Italian restaurant.

We had the cheese plate to start and a bottle of house red. The cheese plate was small but tasty. We shared the large caesar salad and would have been perfect if it was been a little more crisp. I enjoyed a Filet that was tender and cooked perfectly. My husband had the lasagna and it was fresh but needed a nice tomato sauce.

All the staff friendly, on point and well trained. They understand food time well here and for me that counts.

We would absolutely go back. As others have said it is a bit difficult to find. More signs would be helpful.

Over all great experience. Remember: It is China not Italy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Winchester
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Why eat Italian in china?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Well I guess us westerners need comfort food when we are traveling. There isd only so much Szechaun spice youj can tolerate before you need something blander. Not to say that the food here is bland - far from it. A good meal, good value and excellent service all at a reasonable price (1000 rmb for 4 people, 3 courses plus wine and beers). More expensive than eating local cuisine but that's only to be expected.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nick J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Italian restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Good Italian food, very recommendable in Xian! All dishes good quality, friendly service.....................................

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NicoReynders
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Beijing, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Delicious Italian Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is one of the best Italian dining experience I've had in China. We had two of the starter salads, the mozzerella and tomato pesto salad and the roasted vegetable salad. Both were truly excellent. We also split a small salami and mushroom pizza. The crust was thin, crunchy, and chewy, and the pizza sauce was tangy without overwhelming the other ingredients. I will definitely go again the next time I am in Xi'An. The house red wine was forgettable - it is better to order a branded red wine. The desserts looked really good, particularly the tiramisu.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very good for homesick travelers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

The food is very good and not that kind of fake western favour. While people can't have much expectations for Italian food in China, this restaurant can still fulfill standard, just like parma ham with fruit, I am pretty sure that's hard to find elsewhere in China, while Xi'an even very inner mainland, or else that will be 5 star hotel cost. This restaurant provide good taste with reasonable price.

Wifi avaliable. Location not easy to find, but worthy to browse.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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