Isolabella

45-46 Red Lion Street , London, WC1R 4PF

Isolabella says

Among London’s leading Italian restaurants, Isolabella charms guests to its centrally located dining room with wonderful authentic and sophisticated food and a classy, formal yet friendly atmosphere. Popular with business diners and the pre- and post-theatre crowd, Isolabella is sleekly put together to combine both modern style and touches of tradition for an unobtrusive look that allows focus to remain on the kitchen’s excellent food. Ranging from pasta, pizza and risotto to meat, fish and seafood dishes, the extensive, though certainly not over the top, menu includes both favourite Italian restaurant dishes and house signatures, an opportunity to sample the best the kitchen has to offer. Freshly prepared to order, Isolabella’s food is accompanied by a fine selection of wines, each choice paired with a suitable sip for those guests seeking the perfet partnership.

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Special offers

50% Off Food

Offer applies to A la Carte Menu. Not valid on 31st December.

From: 01 August 2017

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 4

Maximum of 4 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Sundays: 50% Off Food

Offer applies to A la Carte Menu. Not valid on 31st December.

From: 01 August 2016

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Lunch: 25% off food

from the a la carte menu. Not valid on 31st December.

From: 01 August 2016

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 6

Includes Vat, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Holborn Tube Station 352m

Chancery Lane Tube Station 353m

Address

Address: 45-46 Red Lion Street , London WC1R 4PF

Area: Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Nearby Landmarks

The Cochrane Theatre 205m

Gray's Inn 335m

Details

Telephone: 020 7405 6830

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Cuisine: Italian

8.0

Food & Drink: 8.5

Service: 8.5

Atmosphere: 6.5

Value: 7.5

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

Gourmand Gunno platinum reviewer 28 June 2018

A regular reviewer of restaurants always hopes to discover the next new thing, so imagine my excitement on learning that I would be dining at Isolabella. Per its website, the venue is one of London’s “top Italian restaurants.” A bold claim, to say the least. If pictures speak a thousand words, then the one of its website leaves the viewer thinking it must be down to the food, for neither the location (on a slightly dingy side-street near Holborn) nor the décor (bland, with very uncomfortable looking straight-backed chairs) spoke to me of great things. On arrival, my initial impressions were confirmed and indeed reinforced by the greeting from a genuine Italian waiter sporting a waistcoat and bow tie. Coming to Isolabella is like stepping back in time (king-size pepper mills were present too). I did not believe restaurants like this, and which take themselves seriously, still existed in central London. The menu was similarly reassuring in its old school nature. Diners can feast on the likes of deep fried calamari with garlic mayonnaise as a starter, or gnocchi al pesto as a main. At over £7 for the former and £15 for the latter, the cooking better be good to justify such prices. My comrade (who had kindly booked the venue) and I decided to push the boat out, he opting for the veal escalope with a carbonara side, while I selected the fresh cod, both of which retailed for over £16. Mine tasted pretty good in a hard-to-fault but in no sense wowing sort of way and I liked the liberal use of black olives and capers. Portion sizing was generous to a fault. We passed on desserts (no room) and wine (being abstemious) but lingered long enough to see the place fill up. Obviously what Isolabella does, it does well, and its regulars seem to love it. Not a “top” restaurant, but pleasantly reassuring for anyone with a yen for the past.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Allison M. bronze reviewer 17 January 2014

Fully recommend taking clients to this restaurant. The service was great, very relaxed and the food was faultless.

Special offers

50% Off Food

From: 01 August 2017

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 4

Maximum of 4 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Sundays: 50% Off Food

From: 01 August 2016

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Lunch: 25% off food

From: 01 August 2016

To: 31 August 2018

Max: 6

Includes Vat, excludes service.