Isabella Restaurant and Bar

4.7
339 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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WendyL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met some old friends at Isabella for dinner. It was my first time there and I was very impressed. The ambience was warm and relaxing, the service was great,and our meals were delicious! The atmosphere was quiet and my friends and I were able to talk and catch up. Overall a wonderful experience.

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JohnH
Poconos
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant, I’ve never had a bad meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Food and service exceptional. Relaxing ambiance. Tracy and Nadine are the A team! Thank you both for a great evening at Isabella.
Will return for sure.
DnD.

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PaulW
Poconos
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Tables along the front windows were too close together

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice experience

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vipBettyL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat in Wilkes Barre,,,,,,,,,, never disappoints!

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Excellent. Choices beyond turkey for thanksgiving on the
Menu.

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Mmmolly
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing atmosphere for lunch with quite a variety to choose from on the menu. Delicious, fresh food in a quality restaurant.

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Paul
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food selection and excellent quality. Service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good all around

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lawdab
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops appetizer is my favorite! I always order it and my fiancé always gets the Cesar salad. I love the pasta with meat sauce and their fish dishes are always delicious. I opted for skirt steak that was tender and delicious!

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vipSuzK0205
Poconos
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We've dined here a few times, tonight we were disappointed. I ordered a grey goose dirty martini,the olives were old. For an appetizer we had fried calamari,it had a dirty oil taste & a few pieces had a strong "fishy" taste. 1 of our dinner entrees came out cool/Luke warm, who likes cold mashed potatoes, not me,& they use the same gravy as the dive diner down the street. The quality of food isn't what it used to be. It's to bad 👎 4/10 don't recommend

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vipHugo
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service2ambience3

Brussels sprouts and chicken were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top choice for fine dining in NEPA. Isabella always impresses.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Wilkes-Barre area. Always consistent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
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
9 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
52 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place

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

Isabella Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 339 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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