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“Great Service and Good Food”
Review of Isabella's - CLOSED

Isabella's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Cross street: 77th Street
Transit: A, B, C & D trains to 80th Street/Central Park West, and 1 train to 79th Street. M10 bus on Columbus Ave and 77th Street.
Description: A faithful neighborhood favorite, Isabella’s has been an Upper West Side institution for over two decades, a hit with locals and celebrities alike. Isabella’s defines Upper West Side dining with reliable market-fresh offerings for the Mediterranean palate. From birthdays to celebratory brunches, many a memories have been made at Isabella’s and continue unfolding at this “oasis for an unrushed, delicious meal,” according to Zagat. When the weather’s pleasant, grab a sidewalk seat in the café for a classic New York Brunch filled with people-watching, benedicts and Bloody Marys. Indulge your sweet tooth in a Chocolate Bag, a dessert staple that’s been on the menu since opening day!
Hunterdon County, NJ
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Service and Good Food”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Have been here a number of times. The pasta dishes are really good and taste fresh and well prepared. BF had a chicken dish with artichokes that tasted as if they had just picked the produce. Drinks were perfectly made, as it's not often that a bartender can make a good dark and stormy. Never had dessert, but they looked great.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank theseacret
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Framingham, MA
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice place for lunch when visiting the museum with kids.”
Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the museum with our two young boys. It was Sunday so brunch and lunch items were offered. They had a kids menu and you get a complimentary drink with your meal. The portions were generous and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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Thank senhtra
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“1999”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Yes, that's when we visited Isabella's, August 1999. It was pleasant, quiet, well staffed and relaxing. Great food, great ambience and one of the best located restaurants we'd ever visited. I would recommend anyone to visit, and maybe you'll see some celebrity actors when you're there!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank GlasgowCurryClub
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Columbus, OH
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great early dinner”
Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

We finished up at the museum early and wanted to have an early dinner before going to the airport. We ended up here and really enjoyed it. The menu from 4-5pm is limited but was still great. They made a special pasta with Alfredo sauce for my son that w as fantastic. The butter and olive oil paste was great, the fries that came with one meal had an olive oil lemon flavoring that we loved. The butternut squash soup was terrific, too.

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Thank ColumbusTravelers87
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Welcoming atmosphere and delicious food”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Very nice wait staff give you the specials; we had unusual and yummy fresh artichoke salad. Portions are generous. There are tables on the street if the weather's good. Human-sized bar with a welcoming bartender who doesn't hover. It can be noisy; ask for a table at the side. I will certainly go again.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank MrsRehoboth
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