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Isabella's Italian Trattoria
Isabella's Italian Trattoria

Isabella's Italian Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.isabellasitalian.com
  • Phone: (434) 385-1660
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Crews
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer full service catering to residents throughout Virginia. From small, intimate dinners to large tented events, we can assist with a personalized menu, beverage and bar services, service staff, as well as rental and linen needs. Please see our website for contact information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Boonsboro Road
  • Public Transit: The Boonsboro Shopping Center has a Lynchburg City Bus stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking available in the well lit shopping center parking lot. Handicap parking spaces adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Isabella's Italian Trattoria
Isabella's Italian Trattoria is a family-owned neighborhood restaurant serving contemporary northern Italian cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual setting. Isabella's has formed strong relationships with local farmers to highlight the best ingredients of central Virginia. Isabella's is the perfect choice for a night out with friends, a special date, or a business event. The restaurant offers a variety of dining choices - casual bar dining, patio dining, private dining from groups of 15 to 25, and semi-private dining for groups from 30-40. Isabella's also has a retail wine market on premises offering hand-selected wines from around the globe at very competitive prices.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Best Italian in Lynchburg. The calamari appetizer pleased even my toughest critic...my Italian wife! Fresh pasta, great menu choices. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "My meal was divine! I enjoyed the walnut-crusted salmon with sauteed spinach and nutella gelato for dessert. I really like the new layout of the dining room as well."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "I decided to try the scallops special with squash risotto and it was so wonderful. My husband remarked that I never eat all my meal but I did that night. Just delicious. The wine was perfect and the service very good. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Isabella's is an oasis in a city without a lot of fine dine options. The service is always friendly and laid back, never stuffy. The food is always good, from the soups and salads, to the pastas, to the daily specials. The simple house salad with balsamic vinaigrette is one of my favorites, along with the daily soups. I am also particularly fond of the simple angel hair pasta with tomato basil marinara. No matter where you live in the city, this restaurant is always worth the drive."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Everything was great...a really pretty restaurant set away from downtown and college chaos. Prices are fantastic for quality of meal. The menu has many great options. Service was a total win - we were a party of 6 and everything was spot on."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Another great lunch at Isabella's! The food & service were excellent, as always!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I had made reservation for one. So we got there 15 minutes early. Was told we had to wait 15 minutes. The place wasn't even busy. But did make reservation for one and I was seated at one. Far as service they are real slow. Food was ok but nothing I would go back for. Sunday brunch is just not my thing. I will try dinner one time before I rule out this place."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Our favorite restaurant in Lynchburg. Excellent food and service."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Ordered the Risotto balls which is my favorite thing on the menu! Also their peach bellinis are soooo good!!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Took my wife here for our 1st year anniversary. I'm originally from NYC and my wife is from San Diego, so we like to consider ourselves foodies. When you enter this place, you'd think you were in a fine restaurant in a major city. Great staff and Amazing food! The Bruschetta appetizer was incredible! They also gave us a complimentary dessert of our choice since it was our anniversary! This is our new favorite place in town!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Went there to celebrate a friend's birthday. Great service and great food, as always at Isabella's! We had a wonderful time!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Isabella's has a great atmosphere BUT the table we were located at was terrible, lighting was hot, bright, we asked to have it toned down several times to no avail. The menu is great and most that we ordered was super but my Lasagna was pretty watery, not a true bolognese in my view. Nevertheless this is a very nice restaurant across all categories if you don't get the table we got."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Excellent menu and wine list. Great place to meet up with friends"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "What a wonderful experience at Isabella's. Near perfect dishes, quiet, excellent staff! LOVED it!! Highly recommended!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My husband & I want to Isabella's Saturday night to celebrate our anniversary. As usual, everything was delicious! The Calamari was superb. The beef tenderloin medallions melted in my mouth, my husbands steak was done just right. The service was fabulous. All in all, a truly wonderful night!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent. The gluten free pasta was great and so happy they have that option available. The fig salad was amazing, the appetizer meatballs were great. We would definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We found this restaurant last year when we attended the Lazy Days wine festival, and really enjoyed our first experience. It was just as good for our second time around, and we plan on making this a yearly tradition. Great food, excellent service, and a romantic ambience make this a favorite for us.."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We enjoy Isabella's for a romantic night out. Also nice for Sunday brunch."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our dinner was very good, our waitress helpful and efficient. We were seated near the bar, but did not find the chatter from those folks to be upsetting. As we were leaving a table next to us tried to make a scene over where they were seated and the loudness of the background music. We felt that the music was just right and did not mind being seated close to the bar. We eat at Isabella's only for special occasions so find it a very good restaurant."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had brunch there,on the pricey side, but nothing special as far as the cuisine was concerned.Bread was sub-par and fries limp. Pleasant surroundings."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Isabella's Italian Trattoria was the perfect spot in Lynchburg for a dinner that focused on business. The ambiance, seating, service, and food all lent themselves to an evening of easy, flowing, and somewhat-private conversation."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I was with a group of 11 ladies celebrating 2 birthdays at lunch. We were given a private room which was very nice. Most of us had the soup and salad or sandwich and salad. I myself enjoyed the fig salad I had but thought the lobster bisque had been watered down some - too thin. Overall I enjoyed the privacy we had."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Have not eaten here in about a year. Food was good; not exceptional like i remembered & was very disappointed with waitress. Had the personality of a door. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Steak undercooked. Bread good Salmon cooked nicely. Potatoes too stiff not creamy"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Our food was mediocre; it wasn't spectacular. I felt like I could make the food we were served. The restaurant is not kid friendly. I felt like everyone was offended that we had our kids with us. Overall, it just wasn't a great experience and I'm glad most of our meal was covered by a gift card."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Food, atmosphere, service-all excellent! I've always had a great meal here."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The eggplant parm stack was incredible and the choices in wine were overwhelming. Definitely cannot wait to be back in town to dine here again. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Lynchburg's finest restaurant! Servers are attentive, fast, and professional! Food was good. The ribeye was a bit fatty, but the pasta dishes are exquisite."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "One of the best meals I have had at Isabella's! Try the Carbonara! You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I would go here at least once a week if I lived in the area."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "If I want a nice restaurant for a significant occasion with quality food, Isabella's is at the top of list. And, on top of that, at a reasonable cost. Setting, service, food preparation and style are all great. Dependably so, you cannot go wrong."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have been to Isabellas many times and it is always wonderful...and it's in our neighborhood."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a group of 8 and the restaurant was very accommodating. Excellent food and service. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We reserved this restaurant for dinner after my daughter's college graduation and we were very pleased. The service was great and the menu had a nice variety. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Isabella's is always a welcome treat. The food is imaginative and flavorful. Servings portions are just right--not overwhelming nor skimpy. Our server Whitney was terrific. Owner/manager Cheri is welcoming and knowledgeable about the wine and aperitifs. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Another enjoyable family luncheon. The service was wonderful. The lunch was grand, as always. Isabella's is our favorite place to have a tasty meal and catch up with our family."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Good Choice for a Special Occasion. Good Food. Excellent Service. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Everything about the place is perfect! Both the food and the people are fabulous. You seem to treat everyone who comes through the door as though they are very special: and that is hospitality at its finest. I love to come there...and am especially pleased that family members always suggest Isabella's."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Terrific food! I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "A pleasant place; waitress warm, helpful and prompt. Appetizer--calamari--tasty but prepared sauces heavy and tasteless. Ordered a " special"--a trout dish. Unfortunately it was visually unappealing and inedible. Very salty (briny) with three large, very thick, overcooked pieces of fish on top of salty vegetables. I don't recall ever sending back an entire dinner, but I did this time. Waitress was very kind and took price of dinner off check since my appetite was destroyed and I did not want another dish--much appreciated. Dessert (pecan pie) quite tasty. My husband's entrée--chicken picatta with polenta--fairly bland and overcooked. Both dishes heavy-handed in preparation. Our complaint is directed to chef and food preparation."
    Dined on 4/15/2014