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Isabella Restaurant and Bar

4.7
4.7
356 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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (570) 270-9292

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matty Devarnak

  • Private party facilities

    Private Room, Brand New 80" Flat Screen with internet, a/v hook-ups, video conferencing 800 Square feet

  • Private party contact

    Fran Dolan: (570) 270-9292

  • Neighborhood

    Wilkes-Barre

  • Cross street

    Jumper Road

  • Parking details

    Plenty of Parking, well lit and in front of the restaurant

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 356 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Food

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Value

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Great for Lunch

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Food

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Value

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Great for Lunch

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  1. R

    Riverdrill

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Trying too hard with food options. Need to concentrate on providing upmarket quality with maybe smaller offering! Steak special overcooked. Lettuce piled on top of veal Milanese made the batter soft rather than crisp! A soggy mess.
  2. W

    Wbarrett26

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The halibut special was amazing and they had good accomodations for our kids. My daughter loved the chicken fingers. Service was also great, very attentive.
  3. CC

    CynthiaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My review is based on previous dining experience. Very disappointed since Open Table allowed us to Make a Reservation yet the restaurant was CLOSED. Very Disappointed with OPEN TABLE for allowing this to happen. You all SHOULD know their operating hours and NOT falsely advertise and allow people to make a reservation - only to go to the restaurant and find it is CLOSED on Wednesday's. Open Table - Correct This Please.
  4. RL

    RobertL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was wonderfully, food was fantastic, nice and quiet atmosphere. Would highly recommend
  5. EO

    EddieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have looked forward to dining at Isabella. This was a business lunch and my guest really enjoyed the meal. He's from out of town and will be visiting the area on a regular basis. He suggested that we make lunch at Isabella a regular event when he visits.
  6. p

    phyllism

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant service paced to our needs . Excellent food . Great selection .
  7. L

    Linda

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and server was prompt and helpful. One of our favorite restaurants in the area.
  8. JB

    JohnB

    Orlando

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Isabella is a classy, fine eatery restaurant. The food, service, atmosphere are all excellent. If you have not tried Isabella, you are missing out
  9. F

    Frank

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was great as was the service. Thank You!
  10. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed celebrating Mother’s Day with my lovely wife and our grown children. We had a great table and our server was great(knowledgeable,friendly, quick) making us feel welcome.
  11. BV

    BobbyVette

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    An excellent choice for a dining experience. Ample parking, large dining area, well decorated with a great atmosphere. Some seating is close together. Service is excellent! Wait staff is very friendly, courteous, and attentive. Food was well prepared, hot, and orderly. Portions are ample, though a little pricy for the area. Good cocktail and wine selection. Will definitely return.
  12. d

    digwine

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience is wonderful and the food was really good-perfect for a quick dinner during the week or leisurely dining and date night on the weekend
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to try a new restaurant with my dear love. We both found the restaurant beautiful, clean, and quite peaceful. The service was very kind and inviting. They even gave extra consideration to our gluten free diet! The food was presented beautifully and was absolutely delicious! We intend to return soon! Highly recommended !
  14. S

    Sharon

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite for lunch. Everything perfect and the service is outstanding.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  16. P

    Patti

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Veal Francaise was fabulous. Missing the peanut butter mousse desert.
  17. DS

    DeniseS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our bartender, Doug, was very attentive and made delicious cocktails. We were having such great conversation with Doug and the bar was not crowded or busy so we ate our dinners at the bar. Our food was superb! I had a medium rare prime rib and my husband had the lobster ravioli. Both were done to perfection. Oh, and the German Chocolate cake was wonderful!
  18. m

    mikec

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants. Nice quiet place with delicious food.
  19. SL

    ScottL

    Poconos

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the atmosphere and service
  20. TW

    TheWineSnob

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    For the Scranton area, it’s the best I have experienced to date. Great personalized service, delicious food, scallops, duck and pork chop were excellent, calamari was a little on the salty side. Italian wines are unique and delicious.
  21. ML

    MeganL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Isabella's is a hidden gem in Wilkes-Barre! The staff was fantastic, the ambiance was terrific and the food was delicious! You won't be disappointed; enjoy! :)
  22. RD

    RosemaryD

    Atlantic City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Service was slow. Seemed overwhelmed Very busy and shorthanded
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent experience
  24. KB

    KristenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. It was our first time visiting. We will definitely be returning
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. I just felt like the food came out too fast!
  26. WL

    WendyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    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.
  27. JH

    JohnH

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great restaurant, I’ve never had a bad meal.
  28. DD

    DennisD

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 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.
  29. PW

    PaulW

    Poconos

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Tables along the front windows were too close together
  30. FH

    FaithH

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice experience
  31. BL

    BettyL

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places to eat in Wilkes Barre,,,,,,,,,, never disappoints!
  32. SS

    ScottS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Excellent. Choices beyond turkey for thanksgiving on the Menu.
  33. M

    Mmmolly

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  34. P

    Paul

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food selection and excellent quality. Service was top notch.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good all around
  36. l

    lawdab

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!
  37. SK

    SuzK0205

    Poconos

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 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
  38. H

    Hugo

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food4service2ambience3
    Brussels sprouts and chicken were delicious!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Top choice for fine dining in NEPA. Isabella always impresses.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Wilkes-Barre area. Always consistent!

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 4.7 stars by 356 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Isabella Restaurant and Bar

1140 Route 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jumper Road

  • Neighborhood

    Wilkes-Barre

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Plenty of Parking, well lit and in front of the restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matty Devarnak

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (570) 270-9292

  • Private party facilities

    Private Room, Brand New 80" Flat Screen with internet, a/v hook-ups, video conferencing 800 Square feet

  • Private party contact

    Fran Dolan: (570) 270-9292

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