Isabella Restaurant and Bar
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.
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.
Food and service were excellent. Have been here many times and will return.
It was great and the food was delicious
Everything was excellent!
Service, food, atmosphere were excellent for Easter dinner.
My friend passed an important test. We were able to get right in and add another person to our table without issue!
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.
Staff is great. Food was delicious and I loved the blood orange margarita.
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
Fabulous food and great service.
First time there definitely will go back. Food and service were outstanding. Nice menu lots of choices. Very clean!
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.
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.
Great for a special occasion at lunch well balanced menu Waiters are superb
Great service, Great food, friendly environment will def be back.
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.
Amazing anniversary dinner! Such a romantic spot. Great service, outstanding food.
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! 🌟
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.
Such an amazing evening!! Great atmosphere, drinks and FOOD!!!
Great food and great service! Will return to the restaurant soon
The food was very delicious and the service was great I would definitely go back again
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.
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 !!!
Everything was fantastic. Top 3 places in our area to eat. Hands down.
Food and service were excellent. The menu is somewhat limited.
Super menu; very accommodating for a gluten-free gal. Excellent salads ... especially the beet... and Marybeth was a great waitress!
Each course was as delicious as the previous one. Fantastic!
We came here for a date night while visiting the Pocnos on vacation. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a nice night out.
Outstanding food & service every visit
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,
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We eat here often , always very enjoyable.
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.
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 318 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.