Isabela on Grandview
Food fabulous, always feel welcomeIsabela has hit its stride again, the new chef is doing a great job. Losing Dan and Sherri was a shame but it's still a gem. Justin is the BEST!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGrand view, grand dinnerSon and I took my husband here for birthday dinner. A friend had recommended it as the best place in Pittsburgh for a special occasion and we were not disappointed. The staff was friendly and helpful, the wine list was excellent, the menu was creative and satisfying, and the view spectacular. Thanks for a wonderful experience.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in PittsburghMy fourth visit to the restaurant. Great service, terrific food, and incredible view over Pittsburgh.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend and I had the mostMy friend and I had the most amazing time!! The food was phenomenal!! The wait staff were really nice as well.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMthe seven course meal wasthe seven course meal was great, except for the salad which did not stand out for either of us. Bigger ala carte menu would be nice.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMUnlike most Mt. WashingtonUnlike most Mt. Washington restaurants, this one actually has food to match the view. They really pull out all the stops to make it a special occasion for their guests. Great place for a romantic evening. We went for our wedding anniversary, and it was lovely. It's a Prix Fixe menu, and we really enjoyed the food, as well as the service. The view doesn't need a review! It's spectacular.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a special experience!This is a special experience! The food was very good. Reasonable portions so that you could actually eat it all and be comfortably full. We sat at a table in the bar area, you can't miss a "fantastic view" anywhere in the restaurant, however next time, we will definitely make sure to sit upstairs ... even better!
The proprietor, George, introduced himself and we had a nice chat ... clearly he cares about your experience! Very nice evening and we even got lucky as there were fireworks at PNC Park after the game!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, great food andAs always, great food and service. The menu is periodically changed to offer a great variety of great food.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding.The food was outstanding. we had the prix fixe menu as it was saturday evening. It was a seven course meal. We were lucky enough to be seated by the window with an outstanding view. We started with an amuse bouche of vichyssoise. Good not remarkable. Next was the appetizer course with a choice from four. We had the fois gras terrine & the scallop. Scallop was good but the fois gras was outstanding, best I ever had. Fish course next , we had the lobster and halibut. Lobster was good and pea and marscapone risotto was even better. The halibut was simply outstanding. Green tea sorbet was good. we had lamb and duck breast for the meat course. Sweetbreads were exquisite. Desserts were wonderful as well.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing, theThe food was amazing, the service was prompt and the atmosphere was charming and intimate. It was all I expected and more, would definitely recommend.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMIsabella was a wonderful diningIsabella was a wonderful dining experience. Probably one of our best ever and we have eaten in restaurants all over the world! The wine, food, service and extraordinary view were first class. George, the owner, made us feel quite special. We happened to be in Pittsburgh for Easter and by chance to read about Isabela in a Pittsburgh Magazine review.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurantOne of the best restaurant experiences ever, from start to finish. Great staff, incredible food, and amazing scenic view. I HIGHLY recommend!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMViews AND great food!Isabela's is such a treat. It seats 28 upstairs, and probably about half that downstairs. There is not a bad seat in the place! Often, restaurants that have amazing views from Mt Washington have less-than-amazing food. Thankfully, Isabela's is the exception. Chef's tasting menu had a great balance. My husband had the cobia, and he was still talking about it a few days later. The service is truly exceptional, and George, the owner, is to be commended on how he makes you feel at home. This was visit #2 for me, and I think Isabela's is the kind of place our city should be proud of....during my visit #1, I took a friend from New York City, and she fell in love with it.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!!!Absolutely fantastic restaurant! We had the prix fixe menu with the wine pairing. The food was excellent. The service was impeccable as well. The view is beautiful - overlooking downtown Piitsburgh. It's definitely worth it to get a reservation after dark just to see the city lights. Summary: make a point to go to this restaurant, you won't be disappointed.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy anniversary to us!My husband and I made reservations to celebrate our one year anniversary. We were greeted by the owner and champaign - such a kind gesture. Even with it being a foggy night, you couldn't ask for more -- we had a view of the entire city, excellent service and amazing food!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very enjoyable SaturdayHad a very enjoyable Saturday evening meal. Food and service were right up there with the to-die-for view of the city. Enjoyed all of our choices from the fixed menu and loved the wine pairings that were offered. It was great to have a waiter who knew about the wines and enjoyed discussing them. Nice to meet the proprieter but having our picture taken was a little intrusive for me - was appreciated by others. Will definitely return.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurantsOne of the best restaurants we have dined at breath taking view . The service was excellent and the seven course meal was great highly recommended thank you for taking such good care of us on my wife's birthday3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing View......and a lovely owner, who was very personable and charming.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWife and I visited IsabelaWife and I visited Isabela on Grandview for a belated Valentine's Day dinner. Seated at 5:00PM on a Saturday, we pretty much had the place to ourselves for almost a half hour before it started filling. They offered a prix fixe menu with plenty of options. We eat out fairly often, and this was our third Grandview Restaraunt to dine at. Simply put, this was THE BEST dining experience we've had in the three years we've lived in Pittsburgh. The view, the food, the pace of the meal, the Wait Staff...all superb! While some may be "put off" by the appearance of the building (it does look like a neighbrohood bar from the outside), if your priority is an exceptional dining experience with a great view, this is the place.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable Evening All AroundI chose Isabela on the Grandview for my boyfriend & I for our first Valentine's Day together celebration and his first visit to Pittsburgh. The owner was very warm and friendly upon entering the restaurant and he seated us as well. We were given a table at the window so the view was amazing. The photo was a nice touch and turned out great, so it's nice to have a momento from the evening. The food was fantastic, each course was delicious and you were given just enough time between each course, we did not feel as if we were waiting forever to get the next tasting. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a special evening out.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy girlfriend and I made ourMy girlfriend and I made our first trek to Isabela on Grandview recently. We both ordered from the prix fixe menu and were very impressed with the meal. The food was great and the service was well-timed. We both really enjoyed the cobia and my personal favorite was the smoked duck breast. The view is as good as it gets in Pittsburgh and although it is one of the more expensive restaurants in the area, we agreed that it was money well spent for a romantic evening.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDinnere was outstanding.Dinnere was outstanding. We went on a Saturday night which had a price fixed menu. Each of the seven courses was excellent. Great sized portions so you didn't feel too overstuffed. We sat on the lower level with just a few tables so it was very quiet. A great place for a special occasion.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Pittsburgh's top restaurantsThe food and presentation of this restaurant was outstanding. A little pricey, but worth it. A great overall experience2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful ValentinesHad a wonderful Valentines Day dinner at Isabela's, were absolutely stunned by the view of the city. Our waitress Kelly was exceptional, took very good care of us and made us feel welcome.
The owner also came to introduce himself and took a picture, which we all thought was a very nice gesture - we're definitely going back!2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Valtentine's Day dinnerNice Valtentine's Day dinner at Isabela on Grandview! 7-Course Prix Fixe Dinner $70 Per Person is a little bit pricey but it definitely is worth the romantic experience!2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food, amazing view!A remarkable experience. The view, of which there is none better in Pittsburgh, is merely the background for the wonderful tasting menu and brilliant wine pairings.12/19/2012 12:00:00 AM