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Isabella Restaurant and Bar
Isabella Restaurant and Bar

Isabella Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://isabellarestaurantandbar.com
  • Phone: (570) 270-9292
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Danny Matechak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jumper Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of Parking, well lit and in front of the restaurant
A word from Isabella Restaurant and Bar
Since opening its doors in July of 2003, the Tambur family has built one of Northeastern Pennsylvania"s most successful restaurants based on a winning combination of delicious food, friendly and knowledgeable staffing, and the owners' attention to detail and ambiance. All this is offered to our patrons in a relaxed atmosphere located not in New York City, but right in your backyard. Whether you're comfortable in jeans-and-t-shirt or your style is designer label, you'll be able to kick back and enjoy the unique experience Isabella has to offer.


We offer an eclectic dining experience, sure to please any palette. Our seasonally changing menu encompasses many styles of cuisine with offerings from comfort food to cosmopolitan fare. Come in for a light bite and a fantastic cocktail, a famous Isabella burger and a glass of red, or for a multi-course culinary adventure.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I was so disappointed the service was just terrible. We were ignored right from the beginning - never told the specials of the day (like all the other tables around us), never asked how our meals were after they came out, had to go to the bar just to get someone to come over and fill our water glasses and get us a drink after putting both glasses at the end of our table. We were almost finished with our dinner before we got another drink. I will never go here again and I will never tell any of my friends to go here."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "very gourmet not a big menu variety salad was excellent but not much choice in dressing entree very tasty. portions were very adequate. food could have been a little warmer staff frfiendly and attentive. would definatley go back. this was our first time there"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was very well prepared and tasty. I would certainly go back again."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Isabella was a nice clean energetic atmosphere with good service. The menu had many options from bar grub to gourmet. The prices felt to be a lil on the high side for the smaller plate items. Over all the experience was well. Would go back but not a must go back. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I took my mom and nephews there before they left for California. The food and service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The service was exceptional. Our waitress was very efficient and knowledgable without being intrusive."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "probably one of the only non-chain restaurants in the area - immediately sets it apart. good food with attention to healthy options that still taste good, locally sourced produce & a very polite staff."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "So we show at for our reservation at 6pm. Hostess opens the door and takes our jackets . She then seats us and immediately our waitress comes over and asks us what type if water we would like (ice,sparkling,mineral). After we order water a second waiter came and sliced fresh bread for us. Our waitress then came back and took our drink order and told us the daily specials . I proceeded to order the market fish special which was a Japanese sea bass . My girlfriend ordered the crab cavitelli and a crab tostada for an appetizer . Our salads came out immediately which were not your basic garden salad. This was a spring mix with blue cheese crumbles and a vinaigrette mixed in. Appetizer was so-so but our meals were delicious! Great place!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Excellent food, Excellent service - our server - Cheryl - was awesome - she remembered us from months ago and gave it her personal touch. Great night - just a perfect place to 'get away from the hectic pace of life"."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Thanks so much Isabella for yet another wonderful dining experience. Classic, subtle service, and wonderfully restrained, elegant food. The ingredients shine in the inventive cuisine - no hiding behind salt or the fryer here. For those who have missed out, the ambiance is beautiful and calming, and the staff is first rate. What an oasis from the noisy spots and processed food choices that abound. We can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Went for dinner on 2/15. Only menu available was fix price. However, dinner was great. Only minor complaint was that onion soup although tasty could have bee hotter. The decor is beautiful. and service was top notch. Have had dinner many times and look forward to going again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went to Isabella with another couple who like us couldn't get out on the 14th. We were favorably impressed with the service and the food. While the layout stops short of being "Romantic"......I'd still recommend Isabella for a "Special Occasion""
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A lot to like, the food is very good and the portions just right, was not very private though for a dinner for 2, kind of noisy and we were not far from the door so you could feel the draft. Recommend it for a group of 3 or more to get better seating, not for romantic but very sophisticated. Had a nice time, don't go on a Saturday night if you like personalized service."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant, our local favorite, great food and wine list; with outstanding personalized service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've been to Isabella's many times over the past few years. The food is always great -- not your standard fare, but always something interesting and delicious."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Delicious food, tasty libations, comfortable ambiance, great wine list and house champagne, courteous, efficient and friendly staff and true, outstanding value, what more could a man ask of this Lady, Isabella?"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Thank you for a mid week night that seemed like a weekend night."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "My family was in Wilkes Barre for a concert and chose Isabella's based on Open Table reviews. We were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was lively, the food excellent, the service terrific. We couldn't have been more pleased. We would definitely go back on a subsequent trip."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Atmosphere good.....The service was outstanding Bailey and Brian we better than professional. The food was wonderful."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "the minute myself and family walked in we felt very confortable, and was greeted in a very nice way and escorted to our table, and the service was excellent the whole dining experience was excellent and the food was great .I definitely would go back ."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "My wife and I had an enjoyable evening at Isabella's, and will certainly return. The bartender, Ryan, was excellent. We had a poor waitress; seemed like she didn't want to be there, and was not attentive to needs of the customer. The male waiter was professional, polite, and attentive. I would request him with my future reservations. Food was good."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Our first time at Isabella's was fantastic. Wonderful, eclectic menu perfect for foodies or those looking for something different. Compares to big city restaurants. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Leave ordinary food for the rest and dine instead at the best! Sounds silly, but it's true. We were entertaining a business associate from New York City on a Monday night and chose to have dinner at Isabella. Our group enjoyed our perfectly prepared salads, entrées, deserts and specialty coffees. The atmosphere was most pleasant especially for our guest having driven from NYC. We exited feeling refreshed and pleased with our most enjoyable dining experience at Isabella.menu. Thanks to the staff at Isabella for making our evening so satisfying."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "The food was delicious and the proportions generous. The service was very attentive, but a little loud. Overall, we enjoyed our dining experience. If it had been a bit quieter, it would have been romantic."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Somewhat dissatisfied after friends recommended restaurant. Special was very salty and was supposed to have shrimp, scallops and a fish in the red sauce. Only two tiny shrimp and one scallop. Red sauce tasted bitter and very salty. Very disappointing. Small portions for the expensive prices. Tuna Tartar was excellent. Very interesting cocktails and very nice bartender. Beautiful dining room. The veal portion of the veal dinner was also tiny. I never mind paying for good food, but this dinner was not what was expected."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "As a transplant from the New York Metro area, I was thrilled to find Isabella a couple of years back. High-end food, service and ambiance with zero pretension. The food would be considered very good anyplace. In NEPA, it's a revelation. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and we especially had fun chatting with Ryan behind the bar while having our pre-dinner drinks. I've been here a number of times and everything I've has ranged from quite good to absolutely wonderful. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Great atmosphere and food. Services was professional but not fussy. Excellent choice!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Consistently has the most imaginative menu prepared by the most creative chef in the area"
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "if you like greek food, you'll love Isabella. we've been there many times before and the food was always good. it's a great place for special occasions. we would have preferred better acoustics, so that it wasn't quite so loud, but overall our experience was a very good one. the service is great, a very attentive and pleasant staff. the drinks are good and we would recommend Isabella to anyone who likes a good meal."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "Recent diners back from not so great experience. Totally different glad to report. Excellent experience; very good food ; varied menu; great bar"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Excellent choices and specials. Seafood particularly good."
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "Delicious, quiet, elegant, great service, etc. Highly recommend! And oh, they have a banquet room in case you want to have a classy shindig :)"
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "Refreshing, pristine, elegant atmosphere, Dining choices added uniqueness to normal fare. The food was fresh, light and tasty and not heavily laden with sauces and excessive calories."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "We went here for my mom's birthday dinner. My brother goes to college in the area, so we came up to visit him for the day and grab a bite to eat. He has always ranted and raved about this place. Im so glad we finally had the opportunity to go. All the food was incredible. I had the crab cavatelli which was delicious, a little on the spicy side though. My dad had the veal; he enjoyed it, just wished it came with a sauce. My brothers had the salmon and the burger which they both loved. My mom has the pescatore. She must had just gotten a bad piece of fish, The red snapper was just a little too fishy. She enjoyed the rest of her meal. Overall we had a great experience. Definitely will go there again next time we go up to visit."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "Prix Fixe menu was great and the food was delicious and portions were just enough. Service was excellent and the courses were timed perfectly. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 9/3/2013
  • "Great food, great ambiance, good service. A truly classy place with a unique and delicious menu."
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "Took my girlfriend out for our 2 year anniversary. The staff was very nice and service was prompt. The atmosphere is very nice. Food was outstanding and we both enjoyed our time very much. Great place for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 7/31/2013
  • "Absolutely superb food. I had the lobster salad with beets & goat cheese, corn chowder with bacon & for desert I had the scallop salad with warermelon and pineapple. Everything was great!"
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "We enjoyed another fresh, seasonal appropriate menu. Cocktails were perfect. The cheese board was a treat."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "We were just passing through Wilkes Barre and found this restaurant from Open Table. We had 5 people and we all LOVED it! The food was fabulous, the service was paced perfectly and all the entrees came with delicious house salads which made the prices even more reasonable. We would go back in an instant. Wish they had this restaurant closer to home."
    Dined on 7/12/2013