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Isolabella

Holborn · Italian · ££££
Excellent
5.3/6
136 Reviews

About Isolabella

Serving up traditional Italian cuisine just like grandma might make, London’s Isolabella is raising the bar for other dining establishments in the Holborn area. A favourite among visiting tourists and locals alike, this stylish restaurant has numerous options for lunch and dinner, as well as an impressively long list of wines from Europe and beyond. With a setting that’s appropriate for a romantic evening out, Isolabella on Red Lion Street is the perfect solution for date night or special occasions.

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Address

Isolabella
45 Red Lion Street, Holborn
London WC1R 4PF

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:30 pm
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Chef's Choice

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Starters

SCHIACCIATA

pizza bread topped with garlic and herbs
£4.95

MOZZARELLA FRITTA

deep fried breaded mozzarella with a spicy tomato dip
£6.95

SALMONE AFFUMICATO CON RUCOLA E AVOCADO

smoked salmon with avocado and rocket
£8.95
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Mains

SPAGHETTI AGLIO, OLIO E PEPERONCINO

garlic and fresh chilli garnished with parsley and a drizzle of olive oil
£9.95

PENNE POLLO E BROCCOLI

chicken and broccoli with olive oil, garlic and fresh chilli
£12.95

RISOTTO AI FRUTTI DI MARE

mixed seafood risotto with fresh chilli, garlic and a dash of tomato sauce
£14.95
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Desserts

AFFOGATO

two scoops of vanilla ice cream drowned with espresso coffee
£5.95

PANNA COTTA

home made traditional panna cotta with a passion fruit sauce
£6.50

PIATTO DI FORMAGGI

bell paese, dolcelatte and fontina cheese served with biscuits
£8.25

Further Information

Holborn residents are raving about Isolabella, and it’s clear why: Mr. Da Silva runs the restaurant with an eye for detail, ensuring that each and every question is answered, and that nothing goes overlooked. With the motto, our customers come first, the staff at Isolabella on Red Lion Street makes certain that guests are completely relaxed, satisfied and impressed, ensuring their speedy return. And with such stylish interior decor, why wouldn’t anyone want to enjoy a glass of wine and a homestyle meal at this fantastic Italian restaurant?

The nose knows, and once you smell the freshly baked bread, handmade pastas and stone-cooked pizzas, it’ll tell you that Isolabella in London’s Holborn is a seriously great Italian restaurant. Order yourself a glass of San Leo, Isolabella’s house wine, and take a starter like the classic Caprese salad, the insalate di mare (seafood salad) or the schiacciata (pizza bread topped with herbs and garlic. For your main dish, go for one the delicious pizzas – think quattro formaggi, vegetariana and margherita – or try one of the pasta specialties like penne pesto, spaghetti carbonara or linguine gamberoni. There are many more options to choose from – make a reservation at Isolabella and sample them all.

136 Isolabella Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Paul S.4 days ago · 1 review

Excellent food and service Came all the way from Liverpool to experience the food here staying in the Premier Inn opposite Will visit it the next time I'm in London

"Excellent"6/6
Mark L.6 days ago · 1 review

Excellent. A lovely friendly restaurant - great menu choice, excellent food (party of 5 inc a Veggie and Vegan - ALL happy!) and good service. Would definitely recommend it and return when back in London.

"Excellent"6/6
david f.18 days ago · 1 review

delightful setting, polite and helpful staff and food is the best I have eaten in many years. Reasonably priced - well worth a visit, we shall be returning very soon.

"Excellent"6/6
ALEX L.25 days ago · 1 review

Visited last Saturday as a group of 15 for a birthday celebration. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Food and wine were both lovely. Menu is extensive, almost too many options which made it difficult to choose as they all sounded incredible and didn't want to miss out.

"Excellent"6/6
imgJohn B.5 months ago · 3 reviews

We have been to Isolabella a few times before and last night's trip on a hot evening was as excellent as ever. We arrived at a busy time and got a table which, at first, looked as though it might be in a dark back room but turned out to be under a lovely, open roof light so a cool breeze made the atmosphere excellent. They are almost always busy and so the noise was just right to allow private chat without having to strain to hear. The waiting staff are pleasant and not at all stuffy. We stuck to almost an formulaically Italian meal of starters of livers and mozzarella balls; mains of alio, olio e peperoncino and spaghetti bolognese; desserts limoncello ice cream and aranza caramallate; wine their slightly more expensive chianti. An almost corny selection by us but we have tried everything else previously and it was excellent! Recommended.

"Great"5/6
Liz T.3 months ago · 1 review

We had a thoroughly enjoyable time at the Isolabella restaurant on Saturday 12th. The food was good with generous portions and the wine list included some really lovely wines. The service was excellent and even though one member of our party had to come 30 minutes late, we were gracefully told it wasn't a problem. The restaurant was full and obviously very popular. There was a warm and friendly ambience. This is the second time I have visited this restaurant and will certainly do so again.

"Good"4/6
Vivien S.2 years ago · 1 review

The first time we visited this restaurant was a few years ago and we were the only people in, on a Friday night! So we booked a table rather tongue in cheek. But very glad we did. On the first Friday night in December it was heaving, with two birthday parties happening. I ordered the cold roast veg starter which was OK but a bit bland. There were no individual pepper mills and we were served with the minimal amount... Next was a butterfly chicken breast in a creamy mushroom sauce with mash. The mash was wet and sloppy, whereas the chicken was burnt, bitter and hard on one side. That side was put down onto the plate so it wasn't immediately apparent. We were not offered any parmesan cheese, tho' noticing that it was ready grated and served with a teaspoon, I wasn't too disappointed! Had to ask a couple of times for some tap water to accompany an expensive bottle of Italian white wine. All in all an expensive average experience. Expected more, following our previous visit, but we learned that the restaurant is under different management...

"Excellent"6/6
Giuliana D.8 months ago · 1 review

Isolabella is a very welcoming restaurant with an exemplary service. The food is excellent, but for my opinion the restaurant is very comfortable where it is possible to enjoy the company of your fellow diners without feeling pressurized to leave or constant background music.

"Great"5/6
Nigel M.a year ago · 1 review

We had an enjoyable meal at Isolabella. We were immediately greeted on our arrival, shown to our table and offered a drink. The food was delicious, the service was prompt and there was always somebody available if we required anything further.

"Excellent"6/6
Charles W.2 years ago · 1 review

Food was excellent, very tasty and great value. A warm welcome with great service. Its a while since I've been to an Italian restaurant that has been quite as good as Isolabella - effortless...

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