Isabella Restaurant and Bar

4.4
323 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Since opening its doors in July of 2003, the Tambur family has built one of Northeastern Pennsylvania"s most successful restaurants based on a winning combination of delicious food, friendly and knowledgeable staffing, and the owners' attention to detail and ambiance. All this is offered to our patrons in a relaxed atmosphere located not in New York City, but right in your backyard. Whether you're comfortable in jeans-and-t-shirt or your style is designer label, you'll be able to kick back and enjoy the unique experience Isabella has to offer.


We offer an eclectic dining experience, sure to please any palette. Our seasonally changing menu encompasses many styles of cuisine with offerings from comfort food to cosmopolitan fare. Come in for a light bite and a fantastic cocktail, a famous Isabella burger and a glass of red, or for a multi-course culinary adventure.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Definitely recommended by us! Service is amazing. Food is great.
Owner is a wonderful man who is hands on with his staff and his customers.

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, quality individual service. Food was good but the pasta was very spicy without warning. Beware!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday with family and had a great experience. From the service, the food and the ambiance was very special.

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CarlD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time,great food and excellent service from Holly! Loved it.

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AliciaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Two dirty glasses, servers kept forgetting to fill our waters, and the calamari only tasted like salt. Like a lot of just salt.

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Maria12
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

They were out of all Chardonnay on the list and then offered a Rodney Strong generic. No location listed showing run of the mill for $38. Portions were poor for the salmon which they only cooked to pink inside. They should tell guests that’s how it is cooked. Steak frites only the fries were good. Meat again small portion and poor quality. I couldn’t chew it. Seafood Fra Diablo Blanco had no flavor and skimpy on the seafood. $38 entree way over priced. We won’t be back. Carrot cake was more like a spice cake undercooked and no cream cheese frosting. Portion small. $216 dinner without tip. Not worth the $. I don’t mind spending the $ for top food, service, but I expect more. Coming out of COVID is tough but they need to do better to get clientele back.

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Barbell
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was decent at best. There are many other places in the area with better food for much less. The service though was horrible and I won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved Isabella and we had the best waitress (Nadine). I only ate here once before and I believe I had the same waitress and she was just as wonderful. The food was excellent and the restaurant is beautiful. It was a perfect spot to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday.

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vipWellsfes
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I made a first visit yesterday. Our server Michelle was excellent and made our experience very enjoyable. The food was very good as well. We recommend Isabella and will be returning for sure in the future.

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AlexWals
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Really small portions. Not a fan of getting a pound of pasta, and don’t “require” leftovers, but meals were small. Salmon entree was, very generously measured, maybe 1 1/4” x 5.” Great flavor, though. A few fun cocktails available; wondered if ones we got had much alcohol, but they were good. Service was excellent.

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ginab
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Not the dining experience we expected. No attention to our table at all. Had to request bread which other tables were give. Never poured our bottled water for us-simply threw them on the table. My salmon was extremely undercooked. We wanted a special graduation dinner for our son and unfortunately were very disappointed.

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vipDrNick
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Have been here many times and will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and the food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

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Birdie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, atmosphere were excellent for Easter dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend passed an important test. We were able to get right in and add another person to our table without issue!

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JooH
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food portions were good but there is not much flavor to the food. We were disappointed by the lack of taste in everything we ate. The bread that they serve seems to be a store-bought baguette that is not even toasted. We asked for olives and were even disappointed by these. The service was better than the food but not outstanding.

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GretchenN
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is great. Food was delicious and I loved the blood orange margarita.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food is good as always love this place but service was a little slow as there was only 2 servers and it took them awhile to get around

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great service.

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vipSteakeater
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place

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Gigi
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time there definitely will go back. Food and service were outstanding. Nice menu lots of choices. Very clean!

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Tenofsix
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This lovely restaurant has become one of my favorites in Wilkes-Barre. Great food, good wine and terrific service. I was treated as an old friend. I will go there every time I am in WB.

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KatrinaR
Poconos
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The charcuterie board was delicious; however, the main courses arrived cold when served. We sent the seafood fra diavolo back because all of the seafood was cold. The steak entree we ordered was on the cold side when it arrived at the table as well...Overall, we were very disappointed.

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Ikaren
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a special occasion at lunch well balanced menu Waiters are superb

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Great food, friendly environment will def be back.

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vipScottC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. I frequent Isabella for business dinners and am always pleased.
Very cool atmosphere, being an old bank building there's a huge walk-in safe behind the bar. Decent wine list and creative specialty cocktail selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing anniversary dinner! Such a romantic spot. Great service, outstanding food.

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vipTRomero
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant!! Will continue to come back over and over!
Food is always delicious & service is top notch!
Really enjoy the seasonal menus too!
Cheers to all the staff —we appreciate all you do! 🌟

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GretchenN
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal we have had since restaurants closed because of Covid. The staff was attentive. We each had a salad and an entree and the dishes were visually appealing and delicious. The drinks and wine were also very good. We will be going back to Isabella again.

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Foodies
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing evening!! Great atmosphere, drinks and FOOD!!!

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WBhg
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Will return to the restaurant soon

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious and the service was great I would definitely go back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious dinner....watermelon salad and crab gratin appetizers....steak frites and the duck w/ risotto. Everything was seasoned perfectly....we will definitely be back.

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CindyM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We often go to PA and eat at Mohegan Sun...there restaurants are limited especially with COVID...went to Isabellas , the menu sounded awesome. Went in greeted by a very happy Michelle (our server and bartender) who was fantastic and cheery...ordered apps..wine and main course...each better than the last. Food was phenomenal...we come from NY and eat at some really great restaurants but Isabellas is up there with the best of them. Come to find out this hidden gem has been there for many many years...they get all kinds of fish that come from fresh from all over and the chef does wonders with all the dishes. We will be back and look forward to another great experience and fantastic meal. This is a MUST GO TO !!!

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AnthonyR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Top 3 places in our area to eat. Hands down.

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MaryH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. The menu is somewhat limited.

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MikeAndMary
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super menu; very accommodating for a gluten-free gal. Excellent salads ... especially the beet... and Marybeth was a great waitress!

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HeatherD
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Each course was as delicious as the previous one. Fantastic!

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vipJenelleC
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here for a date night while visiting the Pocnos on vacation. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a nice night out.

FAQs

Isabella Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (570) 270-9292.

Isabella Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 323 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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