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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
  • "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
  • "The restaurant ambience was very cosmopolitan. The food was fresh tasting and beautifully served. The server was attentive to our requests. Thanks for a very pleasant evening!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We will continue to go back. There are particular selections that are truly outstanding if not remarkable and some just not quite as amazing but if you ask your knowledgable waitperson you won't go wrong and you'll find the food fit for foodies!! Atmosphere is not formal but tons of character a great charm!!! We are lucky to have his addition!!!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We aren't from the Lynchburg area. I found Isabella's on yelp and it had good reviews. We weren't disappointed. There were six of us and everyone thought their meal was delicious. We were celebrating our daughter getting her Doctorate Degree. It was a wonderful celebration and meal"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Tucked away in a strip mall this place is a gem! I do a lot of work in NYC and this is up there as one of best restaurants. Inventive menu, fresh ingredients, beautiful decor (the artwork is spectacular--we tracked down the local artist and bought our own painting!) service was great too--warm, social, personable. Not snooty and pretentious but relaxed and laid back. We were in town for the weekend and liked it so much we came back our second night!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Been here many times. Consistently high quality food and service. You can't do better in Lynchburg."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Everything about our Isabella's experience was wonderful. Our food was expertly and perfectly prepared. Our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. We will certainly return to Isabella's any time that we are in town!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Every time, Isabella's delivers. Amazing food, atmosphere, service, I can't say enough. One of my favorite places to eat. Highly recommended for special occasion, dinner date, or even a quick lunch. One of the few places the meal is always better than your anticipation of it."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "I found the wine list to be exceptional. Very impressed with all tapped beers being craft brews and seems to have neat outside (weather permitting) and bar atmosphere. Very solid ambiance and atmosphere and server was exceptionally attentive and knowledgable. Did wonderful job catering to us. Wish the menu had more expansive options for pasta and salads; seemed to have more fried/creamy than healthy choices (understand Lynchburg is still growing for health consciousness). Pasta came out tasty but too much olive oil for my preference. Portion size fair. Specials salad was tasty. Would be willing to try again but cautious b/c for price I expect a little more in terms of options, overall food quality."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The combination of fig salad with pecans and the lobster bisque superb. I eat here for either lunch or dinner 5-6 times a year. Over the past 13 years, I have never had a bad or mediocre meal. The pasta is wonderful, but I usually elect a fish, which they do quite swell. The servers are knowledgable. The wine list is extensive, and there its a small wine shop where one can order a favorite taste by the case. The current artwork is by a talented local artist, Deede Buhler, who due to our exposure to her pieces at Isabellas, we eventually bought a painting. As in many restaurants these days, I would prefer more sound buffering. Still, it is not a particularly loud restaurant."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We have our monthly girls night out at Isabella's. It is always a good time. It starts with the delicious bread basket. Good service and food keep us coming back month after month."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Isabella's is my favorite restaurant in Lynchburg. Delicious food, great wine list, gracious waitstaff, reasonable prices and sophisticated atmosphere. There was a line when we arrived, but thanks to Open Table, we were seated promptly."
    Dined on 2/22/2014