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About Permanently Closed - Isabella - Conshohocken
This restaurant is permanently closed.
Isabella in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania is a Mediterranean eatery that has an emphasis on utilizing organic, locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant offers a casual, family friendly dining atmosphere and features a casual chic décor.
Isabella in Conshohocken serves dinner four nights a week and offers a happy hour on Fridays. The restaurant's menu features a variety of tapas, flatbreads, artisanal meats and cheeses, seafood, pasta and sides. Tapas options at Isabella in Conshohocken include stuffed dates, ahi tuna tartare, smoked salmon and fried artichoke hearts. Main fare at the restaurant includes salmon, the Kobe burger, lamb Bolognese, filet mignon and chicken.
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday to Friday 11:30 am - 2 pm
Monday 5pm - 9pm
Tue to Thur 5pm-10pm
Fri - Sat 5pm-11pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering options are available
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Isabella - Conshohocken - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
I recently dined here during Conshy Restaurant Week. The food was fantastic! This is a great place for good drinks and small plates, you won't be disappointed if that's what you are looking for. Personally, my only critique, the tables were a little too close together for comfort. It could have been where I was sitting in particular (or that it was RW) but a little more space from other patrons would be appreciated so that I don't feel like I'm part of others experience and vice versa.
My wife and I were at Isabella's many times, but at the recent visit the wait service was way off. Long waits between courses, everyone in our party of 4 served a different times. Waiter was pleasant, when he was there but in general indifferent and not attentive. Ironically, the saving grace was the 15 year-old busboy who just started to work that day! When I nicely complained about the poor service, the hostess responded that "they were busy." BUZZ! Wrong answer because I pay the same amount of money no matter what! Besides, as she was telling me this, I noted 5 empty tables.
However, Isabella has been good enough in the past to give it another shot.
Great find - We'll be back with friends! The tapas were simple and delicious - not overdone with too many ingredients so that you Can appreciate the each of the tastes, the atmosphere is warm and for our tastes, the restaurant was Just the right size. Excellent management... We were lucky and got a parking spot immediately. I just wonder if it's always that easy in the neighborhood! Hope so, because we'll be retuning.
I picked Isabella randomly for a "first date" with someone who works in Conshohocken. When she found out where we were going, she was a little nervous as the street is not exactly in the "posh" part of town..... but what a pleasant surprise it was. Wonderful olde world decor and ambience, really friendly staff and the food was outstanding (mediterranean tapas style sample dishes, and each with a unique spice blend). To top it, they have a nice selection of beers on tap. The evening was a great success and I definitely recommend Isabella to anyone looking for a different dining experience.
If you don't know what you exactly want to eat, Isabella's small plates allows you to tried a whole assortment of meats, cheeses, pizzas, ribs, etc. They have quite an extensive wine list and we found our server quite knowledgeable. Located in the burgeoning neighborhood along the water in Conshohocken, it's a nice neighborhood spot, very friendly. Only one drawback, the small plates come with relatively big prices. All things considered, we would definitely go to Isabella's again.
We were excited to try this restaurant, but when we went there at our reserved time, we found that it was not even open for business. It was a holiday weekend. If the restaurant was closed for the holiday, it would have been decent of them to indicate that on their phone message and not offer open table reservations for that night.
This was not the first time we have been there but it was the most rememberable. It was very loud and for more than two people you can not hear each other. The food, when it came was very good but the service was so bad that it did not make up for it. First, we could not get a drink. Then we were told the specials and when we ordered we were told that 5 items on the menu were out. Could have told us that in the beginning. All the food can out at separate times and we were interrupted many times with servers bringing us other tables food. It really was a disaster. When we finally got all the food it was very good.
We have always enjoyed Isabella. For whatever reason on Saturday night there was only one chef. So... Only two or three things on the menu were available. No salads, no pizza, no entries, no cheese plates??? How hard is it to prepare cheese plates and salad!!!!
For a previous Best Restaurant winner, this meal was very disappointing. The waitstaff seemed confused and misinformed. The spinach gnocchi was bland. The sauce on the chicken wings was cloying and the meatballs tasted only of curry which overpowered the flavor of the veal. Tartufo pizza was needlessly covered with prosciutto which dried out when cooked. And the Kobe burger was hidden inside a huge bun. Only the chicken liver pate was good, but not good enough to save this sad excuse for a meal.
menu is skewed to tapas dining. there is also a full plate menu. enjoyed the selection descriptions and they proved to be on the mark. tapas gives one the opportunity to 'browse' a menu in a fuller way. you experience 'tastes' of varied offerings. that said, the delivered small plates were tasty and interesting. our group had the Kobe burger, truffle fries, heirloom beets, gnocchi, ribs and meat skewers. Oh, I forgot, chocolate cake was steaming and delicious.
I walked in to Isabella and sat at the bar waiting for the rest of the group and had a delicious cocktail ( many creative options). The staff was so friendly and accommodated our seating preference. Perfect. The food was great. Creative. We had a large assortment of the tapas style appetizers. The ribs, the truffle fries , beet salad, scallops, and others did not disappoint. Such fun sharing! We didn't have the pizzas....too full from all the delicious dishes. We did have desert. Around this time the chef, Mario, came out to join us and that was truly a treat. He was delightful and made the evening so much fun. We then tried the flan ( best ever) and lingered over great conversation. Must go! Enjoy!
Fifth time at restaurant- even better than ever ! Anthony made great drinks (martini's , margarita's etc. ) and we had the great fortune to meet the chef, Mario. Not only was he very pleasant and accommodating , he prepared one of the finest, creative dinners my friends and i have ever had - bar none ! Bravo Mario and we look forward to coming back often.
When we first discovered Isabella's 2 1/2 years ago, we loved it! Having gone back a number of times since, we've been less impressed over time. Some of the special touches are no longer there. One example- the delicious truffle honeycomb served with the cheese platter no longer has truffle in it. Service this time was just ok. Just not as wowed as we once were.
My friend and I decided to try the place out for a quick dinner. We were able to get in and out pretty quickly - but recommend making a reservation since the restaurant isn't that big. We decided to order a bunch of tapas - the cheese board, mussels, scallops and truffle fries - and everything was delicious. Definitely will be going back there again!
I EXPECTED THE FOOD TO BE SAVORY AND INTERESTING, FROM THE MENU DESCRIPTION, UNFORTUNATELY, EXCEPT FOR THE BEEF SKEWERS, IT WAS BLAND AND UNINTERESTING. IT MAY BE THAT THE MAIN CHEF WAS NOT COOKING- BUT IT WAS A SINGULAT DISAPPOINTMENT SINCE THIS IS NOT A CHEAP VENUE
We arrived three minutes prior to our reservation, but were not acknowledged by any staff for a full seven minutes. Once we were greeted, we were told no tables were available and were invited to enjoy complimentary water at the bar while we waited. We were seated 14 minutes later but not given a menu until a full 25 minutes after our booked reservation time. No apologies were extended at any point.
The food was good; fortunately, we ordered the chilled meat and cheese plates so the amount of time it took to deliver these appetizers did not affect the temperature.
Ultimately, we were a little disappointed with this visit, as the restaurant is typically much better with customer service. The food, however, made up for that.
We had a wonderful dinner Friday night. Do not remember our servers name, but he had a star tattoo on his neck. He was very friendly and made great recommendations. Despite being busy, we never felt rushed and enjoyed our meal. Thank you and keep up the good work!
Isabella's has tapas and individual plates--great so you can choose. We chose many different tapas dishes and a gourmet pizza. Every dish was well prepared. We enjoyed everything. The decor is beautiful, Mediterranean-style and the atmosphere is upbeat and fun. Give it a try!
We have eaten here a couple of time and find the atmosphere to be lively and the variety of food is good. Overall a very fun place to be. My issue is the wine list. They have a $25 house wine that is not very good. The price then jumps to about $50 for a bottle of wine. There really is no reason not to have a decent $30-$35 bottle of wine.
We really like Isabellas. The food is mostly tapas and they are great to share. The menu has lots to offer and the food is always prepared so well. Their pizzas are excellent (you must try the tartuffo pizza). On our latest visit, we tried the pizza, scallops, ribs, wild mushroom and egg, baby octopus and a couple of salads. All were scrumptous (the octopus was a bit weak) and there was plenty of food for 4 people. The bartender makes terrific cocktails. I definitely recommend this nice and fun restaurant.
I took my husband to Isabella's on 4/12. We were sat right away (made reservations on open table). Our server was friendly and explained the menu and specials. We shared the eggs purgatory, gnocchi, ribs, and Kobe burger. Everything was great but the ghocci was fabulous, melted in your mouth, definitely fresh made pasta. We shared a bottle of the house red for $25 and it was really good. Whole meal was 75 plus tip and we left full. We liked the atmosphere, loud, crowded, church pews and comfortable chairs as seating. We will definitely be going back and recommending this place to our friends.
Isabella's is a quaint restaurant hidden on a residential street in Conshohoken. Our waitress was very accomodating as my dining partner has a gluten and seed allergy. The wine list is very limited with one offering of varietal. The mussels were terrific but the skirt steak was over cooked and chewy. I would definitely go back and try it again. Would be nice if it was BYOB too.
Isabella's is a great find right around the corner from the heart of Conshohocken. Convenient and easy to get to, but also a very unique little get away. The food and wine list is outstanding, service friendly and prompt, and much attention has been paid to the architecture and decor to both maximize the space available and to heighten the dining experience. Be sure to book a reservation because the room fills up most nights. A fun and enjoyable night out.
Our third time here - second for dinner. Veal meatballs and calamari for apps - both were exceptional. My wife says the meatballs remind her of her mother's - and saying a lot! We also got the fig, carmelized onions and gorganzola pizza and enoyed it thoroughly. There pizzas are very nicely done and between the apps and pizza, we're always content.
Only thing I would say is somewhat annoying is the front part of the restaurant is a little tight, so once you're seated, expect to have people brushing past you as they get to the back. Also, quite a draft when the front door is opened, so DO NOT get a seat anywhere near the front door as you will experience the (still) cold weather outside.
Still, will continue to go back again with friends.
We have dined here previously and loved it so were anxious to go back. It was somewhat disappointing this time. They tried squeezing us at a table that was impossible to even squeeze into, then acted put out when we asked to move 1 table over in the dining room that was half empty. We literally could not both sit at the table because of people sitting with their backs touching ours in both directions. The food was good - salad and seafood entrees. I tried skate; it was mediocre. I didn't care for the plate full of lentils. Service was very very slow. Coffee was barely luke warm, no refill offered. Too many other great restaurants to waste my time there again. Sorry.
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