Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar
Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar

Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.isolasoho.com/
  • Phone: 2123890000x1
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST
    Mon - Sun: 7am - 11am
    LUNCH
    Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 3pm
    DINNER
    Sun - Tues: 6pm - 11pm
    Weds – Sat: 6pm - 12am
    ENOTECA
    Tues - Wed: 6pm - 11pm
    Thurs - Sat: 6pm - 12am
    BRUNCH
    Sat - Sun: 11:30am - 3pm
    BAR
    Sun - Mon: Closes at 12am
    Tues - Wed: Closes at 1am
    Thurs - Sat: Closes at 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Victor LaPlaca
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Howard & Grand
  • Public Transit: Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar and Mondrian Soho Hotel are located two blocks North of the Canal Street subway (N, R, W, Q and 6 trains). A few blocks west you can travel on the A, C or E train and walk east to Lafayette Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: The nearest parking lot is located at 174 Centre Street.
A word from Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar
Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar is a Coastal Italian restaurant with food and ambiance inspired by the Amalfi Coast, Italian Riviera and Sicily. Chef Victor LaPlaca creates light, fresh, and flavorful Italian cuisine that captures the spirit of these Italian provinces, where food, wine and hospitality are celebrated part of everyday life.

Isola primarily operates as a reservation restaurant.
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Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (57)great for brunch (46)special occasion (45)neighborhood gem (42)good for groups (36)hot spot (34)great for lunch (31)great for outdoor dining (29)fit for foodies (25)scenic view (22)vibrant bar scene (21)late-night find (9)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Magical!
    Lovefood2muchVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went for brunch with my bf and I was at awe with the décor of this place, I've never seen a restaurant this beautiful. From the glass ceilings, the chandeliers, and the charming set up of the tables, the place looks amazing. The food did not disappoint either. My bf had the burger, which was super juicy and delicious, and I had the pancakes, so fluffy and good. For drinks I had a few Mondrian Bellinis which were so yummy and my bf had an "old fashioned" some mix of whiskey and lemon juice that he also enjoyed. The service was excellent, both the waiter and hostess were very nice. From the looks of it, this place can get really pricey, but for brunch I found the prices to be very reasonable. I cant wait to be back for dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty spot but not my favorite
    jdlkVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The restaurant is very beautiful and romantic but for me marred by music that was too loud and not to my taste--very new agey and monotonous. If I have to strain to speak and be heard over the music then it is too loud. They did turn it down after we asked but the bass was still high enough I felt an unpleasant buzzing throughout the meal. Also some of the portions are on the small side. The fruit focaccia and the bombolini (little chocolate filled doughnuts) were both 3 one-bite bits. They should serve more or make them bigger. If you like trendy, SoHo, spots with a buzz and don't mind smaller portions this is for you. If you prefer something more quiet with bigger portions, then it may not be the best choice.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very Nice place
    jenny
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Cet endroit est magnifique vraiment!! Peu de restaurants s y comparent au niveau de l architecture ( dans une immense verrière) et de l ambiance ( éclairage tamisé. ....lustre de crystal....chandelles etc...) une dj était sur place pour mettre de la musique live....vraiment c était une soirée magnifique. J y ai fêté mes 40 ans. Nourriture excellente aussi quoi que la présentation pourrait être plus soignée mais on s'y sent vraiment comme dans une trattoria italienne. Les tagliatelles au homard étaient excellentes. Endroit magnifique et décor incroyable. J y retournerais!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Service!
    nycfoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wonderful service and food! Highly recommended! We even had a celebrity sighting
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a Special Night
    JerseyGirl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We actually saw the restaurant in a movie and we really wnated to go there for a special occasion. The restaurant is beautiful, with glass walls and roof, and crystal chandeliers. We loved the ambience, drinks and waitress. We had hamachi crudo for appetizer, it was small but very flavorful. I had a pizza from daily specials menu and it was really good, my husband had a pasta dish (I cant remember which one, I think it had tomatoes and lobster) and he didnt think it was that good for the price, he actually liked my pizza better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Bday Dinner
    Eric
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Took my girlfriend here for her bday dinner. She loved the place, the food was very tasty, good wine selection too. The service was really friendly, just not very organized. Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A young peoples scene with lots of options for cool small plates on the menu such as mixed Tuscan cheese and meat tastings and excellent crudos I found some of the entrees more successful than others but prices are reasonable and its a really nice place to be. Beautiful space and excellent service with caring people far outweigh any shortcomings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful spot for brunch
    Wanderlust
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were looking for a nice spot for a birthday brunch and Isola was perfect! From the beautiful entrance to the amazing ambience we were impressed with the overall feel of the restaurant in addition to the fantastic food. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A beautiful food experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I have dined at this restaurant several times now and love bringing guests to experience this beautiful setting and the fresh and clean food they serve. The crude is to die for especially the lobster one. The salads are fresh, pizzas are crispy and flavorful, and the pasta combinations excellent. I truly love sitting in this magically beautiful room day and night even for sitting and sipping a glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chbz
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Ambiance is great! Service needs to improve! Washrooms needs to be fully functional too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    Stev
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    What a beautiful hidden spot, tucked away in the city.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and setting
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Brunch/lunch here is pricey but worth it. You're paying for good food and great ambiance. Nothing beats that than enjoying it with great company! Really good lemon ricotta pancakes. It has to be their signature dish - it was that good. I could lick the sauce off the plate! Beautiful indoor dining with an outdoor vibe.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    jc45
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Gorgeous indoor dining that actually looks like almost outdoors because of all the glasses, high ceiling, and windows, and beautiful outside seating. This is a perfect place for a weekend brunch with your friends and to walk around Soho afterward. The food was clean, neat, and simple yet very delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great setting average food
    markwilson88
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our apetizer (ham and cheese platter) was great but both mains (pizza and pasta) disapointed and were not finished. The setting is gorgeous but the food lets down the high end ambience
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just gorgeous
    Luci
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The one thing about Isola that stands out above everything else is just how magnificent the space is. From the glass roof, to the chandeliers, to the impressive bar, its all breathtaking. And the good doesn't end there. Food is delicious, drinks are great, and while the service might not have been as attentive as it should've been, the server was such a sweetheart, all was forgiven. Terrific brunch spot, and I can only imagine how amazing the space looks at night. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    KikiMac
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The place is gorgeous.. So low key but glam at the same time.. The service is amazing and good food.. Had a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fan
    DianaC
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Isola is a current favorite, especially when it's nice out in NYC. There's nothing special about a rooftop scene with mediocre food. It's possible to enjoy both the sun and delicious food when dining at Isola. I went on the July 4th weekend for brunch and it was fairly empty. Food was tasty as usual. The current chef has a heavy hand with salt. My porchetta with poached eggs and leek biscuit was overly salty. I was here two weeks ago and the kitchen over salted the pasta as well. Excellent portions, so it's great for hungry men. I can always rely on Isola to impress.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food - TERRIBLE Service
    BruNYCh
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The brunch and the cocktails were stellar. Ambiance; beautiful. The service was maybe the worst I have ever had in my life. The server was unfamiliar with the menu, delivered our drinks to the wrong table, and brought us an already opened bottle of wine, instead of opening it table side. The bottle also came when we were already halfway through our meal. Not sure what the delay was- it was a $40 bottle- nothing extravagant. I would definitely come back for the food and the setting, but be wary of which server next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food Spoiled by Service
    Debsdining
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I absolutely love their lemon ricotta pancakes...but they served my two friends meals and forgot mine. Quickly reminded the waitress, she said she would check and then said they would have it right to me. 10 minutes later, nothing....it's like I never spoke to her. My friends food got cold while they waited....until they just had to eat theirs. Then when I tell them again, another 10 minutes and no food....I actually took them 25 minutes to bring out two pancakes. The only good thing was that they comped our first round of drinks...but still there was no excuse for the long wait. It totally ruined the brunch that we came all the way down from 72nd street for!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • almost freezing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    great food, good service, nice decoration but we couldn't enjoyed at all because it was freezing cold.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambiance....but Poor Sevice
    DinevipVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Beautiful setup, appetizer was really good. Main dishes took forever and when they arrived one was cold. Waiter never came to check on us and completely aloof
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food!
    Reese
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I really loved the Chittara pasta I had when I went for a late lunch. It wasn't too busy. Service was good but not great. I would go back again for the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unprofessional Staff
    fashionaddict
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I was very excited to go to the Mondrian for breakfast. Sadly when I arrived there, staff wasn't welcoming and did not know their menu. After asking for fruits instead of raisins in my oatmeal, I was told right before my food arrived that it was at an extra charge. The extra charge did not bother me, I just feel that you should mention this as soon as I ask for a modification. Also, when I was done my food, nobody came to see us for 30 minutes and I had to get up and ask for the bill. It is not a big deal, but working myself in the restaurant industry, I was expecting the Mondrian to have higher service standards.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Coold...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Impossible to have a good dinner, the place was too cold to enjoy... I was only dreaming for this dinner to end.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • beautiful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    had a great dinner here with the girlfriends. amazing honey truffle!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VacationVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful but the service was awful. Usually things get better during a meal but the service went from bad to worse! The host apologized many times but it still didn't make things move faster. They ran out of selections but waited a bit to tell us and then took forever to make an easy substitution to make things work. I'd like this restaurant to do well since the setting is so nice but they have to get their act together.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Place has a skylight and chandeliers...food is very good but you there for the overall experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Isola is Delightful
    BevBVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Sure it's in the Mondrian Soho with a bit of a "are you beautiful enough to eat here?" vibe. But that's part of the fun. Service is actually great, the room itself is stunning and the food is wonderful. We had octopus and a selection of crudo to start, the bronzino for an entree and a bottle of the rose champagne. Great people watching, great fun! Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Did not get opentable points
    VIPreviewerVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    My reservation was listed as no show, even though I checked in with the maître de stating it is an opentable reservation. The place was dead: a few old fogies like myself reminiscing the old hip days. The food is mediocre. Then the music got loud and we had to yell as we were in the 'hood. Very low class. Not bring respectable company there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • leavemyfoodVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I had meaning to go there for a while and I finally did with two friends, one of them was running late so we were asked to wait in this weird hotel lobby which was great but it felt like you were send to the corner by your teacher. After my friend showed up we were told that we will have to leave by 9 since we were running late...umm okay. The restaurant is beautiful,everything about it is mesmerizing. The appetizers were great but the main entree wasn't the best. I think its one of those place you go to once for the experience and that's it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Ambiance, Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food was excellent, but out server left us asking everyone we could get to the table for the opportunity to order our food and even beverages. His service timing was noticeable off. Fortunately, we loved the food, and we enjoyed one another's company as this was a special occassion.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pancake Lovers
    Debsdining
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    In a few simple words...the lemon ricotta pancakes are to die for!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eeknessVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    A very pretty restaurant. The lunch menu is limited but adequate. My only complaint is finding it. It's attached to the Mondrian Hotel, and it would have been helpful to mention that in the directions. We walked all the way around only to be told that the actual entrance was on another block. Weird.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    MsTS14VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Good- stunning restaurant, great interior design. Everyone liked the food. Fun atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous
    ajb219VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We went for brunch and this is just the cutest spot. I got the ricotta pancakes and they were so light and fluffy, I'd be back just for those but the ambiance in the space is worth the trip even if the food had been awful, and it wasn't.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service ruined it all
    Susan0507
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I was at Isola for brunch over the weekend and I must say the decor is very nice and the food was amazing but where they lack is service. My friend and I were seat right away and at first the waiter was pleasant and friendly. Shortly after placing our order only half of the food came out. After bringing this to the waiters attention he questioned who we had placed the order with and once realizing his mistake failed to apologize. After the remainder of our food arrived we were completely ignored and practically had to beg for our check. At the end there was a poor attempt to rectify the situation but truthfully it was too little too late. It's a shame the service ruined our experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jmb1VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Beautiful ambiance, from the moment we walked in I fell in love with the decor, which made up for the mediocre food. Great place to take a date to impress.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful setting
    Debmike
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This is a beautiful, light and airy restaurant with a great ambiance. The lemon ricotta pancakes with fresh berries were absolutely delicious. Although our waiter was pleasant and polite, he was forgetful and seemed very scatter-brained. That being said, the restaurant is beautiful and we had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    MartinH
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Had a lot of fun, food was delicious. I totally recommend to my friends
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were in NYC for 4 days and this was by far the most beautiful place we dinned. Not to mention our service was awesome. Both of our servers (we had two bc we stayed for so long) were so friendly, helpful and polite. They let us change our order and were extremley accomadating. Ive already recommended this place to several NYC locals as a must go to place. Great granola as well! and the truffle pizza was gone in minutes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate