Isabella's Italian Trattoria
Great restaurantWe dined at Isabella's several times while our son was attending Lynchburg College. As we're not from the area, we'll miss it now that he has graduated.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good!My boyfriend and I wanted something different from the usual, and with Isabella's, we got it! The food was amazing and the restaurant
Itself was very nice! I see Isabella's as somewhere we can come often!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTop NotchIsabella's is our go to place for the best customer service and food in town!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation celebration dinnerWe had a reservation for large party for my son's graduation and we were very pleased with the service and the food was outstanding! Some of our out of town guests had never been to Isabella's or this area of VA and were very impressed. Thanks for helping make our celebration special!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at Isabella'sIsabellas is an upscale casual spot with a good wine list and well thought out specials ( We had rack of lamb on polenta. The lamb was cooked correctly ). The atmosphere is nice with tablecloths and subdued lighting. The service was attentive and sincere.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat an incredible restaurant...What an incredible restaurant... and if you can squeeze in a chocolate dipped canoli for desert, you won't regret it! :)5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant EateryNot being from the Lynchburg area we weren't sure what to expect as our son's girlfriend recommended we meet them there for lunch. Although located in a strip mall, the place has excellent ambience, friendly staff and really delicious food!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat BrunchGreat place for a special Sunday brunch, we selected their Egg Frittata and their smoked salmon pannini. If you are looking for light fare, the side of fruit is excellent, fresh and good variety. Highly recommended. Only negative was an unhappy toddler in the next booth but parents performed the miracle of good parenting and conversation did not have to compete with the high-pitched screaming which set teeth on edge at the beginning of the meal.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMbest in townone would have to travel to Charleston SC to find better food or service. Isabella's is perfect in everything they do. There menu is forever changing with the seasons and their nightly selections are always exciting and delicious.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinner, wonderful,Wonderful dinner, wonderful, friendly staff...thank you!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is always great!This place is always great! The food is excellent and the service is wonderful.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal and LovelyIsabella's understands that consistency is key in the restaurant business and it shows in their food and friendly staff! Their commitment to using seasonal and local foods as much as possible and making sustainable choices makes them good stewards as well as a smart first choice when deciding where to fine. It doesn't hurt that the food is always so good and creative!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoriteThis is one of our favorite restaurants. The service is great. The ambiance is wonderful. The menu is truly impressive, with lots of uncommon ingredients and creative dishes. I would certainly recommend Isabella's. I suppose the only weakness I've seen is the occasional poor execution on a dish. More than once we've received pasta that was somewhat over or under cooked, or a dish that was lukewarm when it should have been served hot. On this particular night, my wife's pasta was somewhat overcooked. Fortunately, the servers are always eager to remedy any issues, but it is still surprising that a restaurant that excels on so many levels still makes simple mistakes like these.
Nevertheless, we love Isabella's, and plan to return.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Italian restaurantWonderful Italian restaurant with dishes reminiscent of my many visits to coastal Italian villages. The pasta dishes were authentic and pleasantly presented. Portions were perfect. The rustic bread with olive oil and red wine vinegar was a perfect start. One plus over those restaurants in Italy was the expansive wine list and the selection of craft beers in bottles and on tap. My companion was duly impressed and had not been to this new location yet. Staff was very accommodating when I was stuck in traffic due to driving from out of town.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA true Lynchburg gem.Always great! It's not just the fact that I've never been disappointed at Isabella's. It's the fact that I'm always impressed but what they do. New items, the best service staff. The place is a true standard for excellence.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were excellent.Food and service were excellent. The only problem was related to the cold weather in that the front doors (constantly being opened for prolonged periods while people visited at the entrance) created a terrible draft and my wife was cold throughout the meal. ***** I wish there were some form of dress code as people showed up looking as though they either needed a bath or a change of decent clothes - I was disappointed in that aspect and it dimineshed the atmosphere. People are so casual and dress down to such a degree that it is near impossible to find a romantic place for dinner anywhere any longer.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM