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“Nice views and decent food”
Review of Isola bar & grill

Isola bar & grill
Ranked #264 of 16,962 Restaurants in Shanghai
Price range: $44 - $74
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lujiazui
Description: Owned by the Hong Kong based Gaia Group, which is renowned for stylish and authentic Italian restaurants in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Isola always enjoyed the reputation in the fine tastes of Italian haute cuisine. As the largest restaurant in Shanghai IFC with over 1000㎡ (10800 sq.ft.) of dining area, ISOLA Shanghai can seat 180, with additional 100 seats on the balcony area, and 30 in the bar area. Designed by the world-renowned interior designer Hugh Zimmern, who also part-designed the "Commune by the Great Wall", the entire dining spaces are enveloped in elegance and tranquillity, reflecting a very contemporary level of designs, combining the classic 'white on white' reminiscent of its Hong Kong counterpart, leading from the dining hall, VIP rooms and intimate cocktail lounge. Its vast outdoor terrace affords stunning view over the beautiful skylines of Shanghai financial centre, making Isola Shanghai every inch this cosmopolitan city's hottest dining destination. The open kitchen concept is both modern and lively. The dynamic artworks highlight the dining room's clean white walls, and the Futurist-inspired motif represent the urban industrial vitality that is today's Shanghai. With a focus on fresh and authentic regional Italian cuisine, Chef Marco Busatti's menu offers a popular selection of traditional Italian salads, homemade pastas, stone baked pizzas (including Isola Hong Kong's famed 'Trifola' black truffle pizza), and an extensive choice of oven baked fish and seafood, and roasted meats.
Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Nice views and decent food”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Was in the high end IFC mall, and on the 3rd floor that had nice views of Pudong. They had a reasonably priced lunch set menu.

Visited June 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“An Excellent Dining Experience”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

Isola offers an excellent selection of Italian favorites - appetizers, anti-pasta selections, soups, pasta dishes, meats, seafood, vegetarian, and fantastic desserts. It is located in the very upscale mall in Pudong. The views of the surrounding areas are breathtakingly beautiful. Both service and food were excellent. Our group enjoyed the lamb, veal scaloppini, various pasta dishes, oysters, warm arugula and seafood salad, and tasty desserts.

This restaurant provides wonderful food with terrific service and fantastic views. The menu selection is vast and the wine list is comprehensive. It is wholeheartedly reommended.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Bruce4730
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Hong Kong, China
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great for business lunch”
Reviewed April 26, 2012

Good location for a business lunch... Can't go wrong here, food, wine and service all great!

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank FoxyFlower
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Parkland, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
373 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2012

Isola is located right next to Mortons. Good Italian cuisine--I started with Carpaccio & followed w/ Veal Cutlet. Both dishes were good. Nice selection of wines by the glass. Service a little confusing-lots of different waiters. Nice view of Shanghai night. Busy spot--so, it has a good reputation since there are so many choices in Shanghai.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank jmurrayolympic
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Shanghai, China
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“nice deco”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

Nice deco from the same UK designer who designed Isola HK, But the view of isola SHanghai still missing that beautiful habor view like HK. Food wise quite average..I am often there just for the processco brunch..

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Chiara_Corelone
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