Isabella Restaurant and Bar

4.6
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291 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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MikeAndMary
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipJenelleC
Denver
6 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.

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vipTRomero
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food & service every visit

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vipAngeloG
Atlantic City
59 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT THE PORTIONS WERE INCREASED AND VERY DELICIOUS AND THE SERVICE WAS GREAT, I HAD THE STUFFED SOLE AND MY WIFE HAD THE SEA BASS, OUTSTANDING,

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vipLori
Key West
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We always enjoy our dinner here. It was Feb 15th and there was a “special” menu because of Valentine’s Day the previous day and that was a bummer but we still enjoyed everything. Keep it up, Isabella!

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TimH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Room was very cold. Heater vent made continuous loud rumbling noise.

Seating is awkward and cramped with zero privacy.

Service was ok. Food as excellent.

Way overpriced

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JRHockey16
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was surprised at the location and initial concerned impression of restaurant being empty. BUT wow was it a great experience!! Servers were very attentive. Food was incredibly delicious! My wife’s comment - one of the best meals we have had! I had never heard of sweet potato gnocchi until eating here. Would definitely recommend to all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our valentine's dinner a week early..the restaurant is relaxing and quiet.The staff was attentive and accommodating.
The food was very satisfying.We started with bread ,butter and a very well made dipping sauce. My husband had the scallop appetizer. The scallops were sweet and tender..very good....for the main course he had the special...red snapper which he thoroughly enjoyed..I had the leek soup it too was also very good. For my main course I had the the crab stuffed sole. The crab was delicious and had no fillers. We ended the dinner with coffee, creme brulee and cheesecake which topped off a very enjoyable evening. We will be going to Isabella's again.

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JoeWang
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

This was our second trip here. First time was very good. This time not so much. Our waitress never came back and asked if we were ok or needed anything after food was delivered. She took our dipping oil before our bread was gone without asking. 28.00 for my dinner and not even a salad. Food came out quickly, but i feel over oriced for what i got. Food was ok at best, certainly not what i expected.

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Kirstyloo
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We have been Isabella's Restaurant several times, and it was a wonderful experience. However, out last meal was not. The waitstaff was attentive; however, the individual tasked with delivering the food brought out food for our table of 3 in waves separated by rather long gaps between meals and sides.

We also noted that the food wasn't very hot. The biggest problem was my French onion soup. There was a half of an inch of oil on the top of the soup. Our only guess is that we were there when they opened so might not have warmed the larger pot of soup before they scooped mine off of the top. When we brought the issue to the staff's attention, they did replace the soup with another somewhat warm bowl of soup, and the response was low key.

There were several things right with the meal. My husband loved the potato leek soup and another guest found the lamb lollipops starters an excellent meal when paired with potatoes (outstanding) and spinach. The short rib bourguignon was tasty and not fatty. The prickly pear margarita was fun, pretty, and refreshing.

The question is will we go back and try again...probably. But it is no longer a favorite places for a special meal. That is a shame because there are so few fine dining restaurants in the area.

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vipMillie
Edinburgh
35 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here often , always very enjoyable.

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Paul
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was very good. It was a very quiet night. The Lambchop Lollipops were requested medium but were rare and close to raw near the bones. The Shrimp and Scallop Cavatelli was made with a homemade pasta and a tasty sauce. The dish was very good. However, You literally get two scallops and two shrimp and for 28 dollars it was very disappointing. Based on this single experience, I could not recommend this restaurant.

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vipSteve
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for date night or special occasion. Large variety of foods on the menu. Very nice wine list with excellent prices.
We will definitely be going back to try some other dishes. The wait staff was attentive and not overbearing, but were always there at the right time.
Incredible experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was fine, could have been a little tastier.

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Kate57
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere not too loud great food great service I highly recommend the restaurant

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vipRichard
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The three seafood appetizers we enjoyed were seriously delicious!

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vipslyno70
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

They ran out of spinach. How does that happen early on a Saturday? Fish was warm. Gnocchi served with fish was cold. Guess gnocchi was plated for awhile before fish added. Service was good.

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EileenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable

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vipKathyO
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service in a quiet intimate setting

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fall salad and pumpkin ravioli were outstanding

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LisaM
Poconos
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks salads atmosphere wait staff were wonderful. I had pumpkin ravioli my nephew had a steak both delicious. The others ordered fish of various types all said taste was good but all were over cooked a bit. Other than that we had a wonderful time. Dessert was excellent!

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BrianneT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our Anniversary and both of our meals looks awesome and tasted delicious. Would definitely go again!

KM
KathrynM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isabella's was wonderful from the service to the food to the atmosphere. The menu was varied with some twists in the cuisines on the menu. Great selection of appetizers. We had the charcuterie and carpaccio and would highly recommend . Loved the bolognese and Korean BBQ flatbread. Highly recommend!

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KateF
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel through the area each August. We certainly plan on returning each year to visit. The food, service and ambiance are always the sort of memory we are looking to make in our travels throughout the area. I would highly recommend Isabella to those looking for a hidden gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday our party of 4, the birthday person picks the restaurant and the other couple pays. This was one we’ll come back to again. We pick between here and Philadelphia.

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SharonW
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Delicious food and worth every bit. Service is impeccable. Atmosphere is very inviting and relaxing. Can't wait to dine again.

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bellk
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This was our second time at Isabella’s. They have a nice variety on the menu (especially being vegetarian)_we enjoyed everything we ordered. The manager was lovely and the service was great.

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JudiO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant, excellent menu, pleasant staff. Will go there again.

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vipAngeloG
Atlantic City
60 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LET ME START OUT BY HOW HAPPY I AM TO SEE OUR FAVORITE HOST IS BACK, FRAN DOLAN, WHAT A PLEASANT FEELING KNOWING THAT EVERYTHING IS GOING TO GO REAL SMOOTH, AS IT DID, I WAS DINING THERE SATURDAY NIGHT WITH MY DAUGHTER AND HER FRIEND GABBY WHO ABSOLUTLY LOVED THE RESTAURANT, IT WAS EXCEPTIONLY BUSY AND I'M GOING TO BET IT WAS BECAUSE OF FRAN, OK, THE FOOD WAS FANTASTIC, WE STARTED OUT WITH THE CHARCUTARY BOARD OF 5 CHEESES AND 5 MEATS FROM AROUND THE WORLD SERVED WITH GRAPES, OLIVES , TOAST POINTS & HONEY, WHAT A TREAT !!! OUR DINNERS WERE ABSOLUTLY OUT OF THIS WORLD, OUR BAR PERSON KRISTA WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND KNOLEGABLE WHEN MAKING OUR SPECIALTY DRINKS, SOOOO GOOD !!! WE HOPE TO VISIT ISABELLA AGAIN VERY SOON, 5 STARS IN MY BOOK, SEE YOU ALL SOON, Angelo G.

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vipTRomero
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite places to go for seasonal menu, service is fantastic & food is consistently delicious!

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BD65
Poconos
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The appetizer suggested was wonderful as well as my entree of sea bass. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. As a solo diner that can make or break the experience. Good drinks, good food and great staff. Thanks for the wonderful experience.

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LadyE
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Isabella has a bright, inviting interior. The Chef Salad was very fresh, however the hardboiled eggs had the green lining in them. I suggest that they not be served that way. Otherwise the salad was great. The menu had several gluten free options. The service was very attentive. Creme brûlée and coffee were a great finish.

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vipMLyons
Poconos
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Went to celebrate 10th anniversary as Isabella was where we had our first date. I had filet. It was very tough with no flavor. My wife had scallops and shrimp with cavatelli . She said it was just ok. We were thankful we had a cheese plate . That was the best part. Quite disappointed.

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vipRandolphS
Cincinnati
57 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable meal and service. Generous portions and excellent preparations. I ordered the crab cake salad special which was wonderful. For my main course, I went with the bolognese which was meaty and seasoned expertly. The pasta had been finished in the sauce and was al dente. Annie, my server, was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. I recommend Isabella; I’ll be back!

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eileenC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our whole experience with Isabella’s was outstanding. The great service began when I called & spoke to Annie about changing the time for the reservation-she was very personable & accommodating. My entire family was impressed with the purple napkins & beads on the table-the school colors for my daughters college which she had just graduated from. The waitresses were excellent-assisting us in deciding which appetizers & entrees to order. And we had a good selection to choose from on the menu. The food was really delicious!! We enjoyed the tuna, salmon, shrimp & scallop cavatelli. All in all we were all impressed with Isabella!!

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vipScottL
Poconos
56 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came out for dinner with some friends. And it was great
Will definitely return

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in town a day early for a wedding. Isabella was close to our hotel and we had no expectations. Dinner here was a highlight of our trip. Our meal was exceptional. Salads were a generous size. Dressing on the house salad was light and refreshing. The Caesar was very good. The bronzino was cooked to perfection. Service was attentive and friendly. Our only regret is that we live a 100 miles away.

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DGJacobs
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service. Nice atmosphere. Would recommend for business or personal.

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