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About Isabella's Italian Trattoria

Isabella's Italian Trattoria is a family-owned neighborhood restaurant serving contemporary northern Italian cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual setting. Isabella's has formed strong relationships with local farmers to highlight the best ingredients of central Virginia. Isabella's is the perfect choice for a night out with friends, a special date, or a business event. The restaurant offers a variety of dining choices - casual bar dining, patio dining, private dining from groups of 15 to 25, and semi-private dining for groups from 30-40. Isabella's also has a retail wine market on premises offering hand-selected wines from around the globe at very competitive prices.

4925 Boonsboro Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cross Street:
Old Boonsboro Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(434) 385-1660

Website:
http://www.isabellasitalian.com/

Catering:
We offer full service catering to residents throughout Virginia. From small, intimate dinners to large tented events, we can assist with a personalized menu, beverage and bar services, service staff, as well as rental and linen needs. Please see our website for contact information.

Parking Details:
Ample parking available in the well lit shopping center parking lot. Handicap parking spaces adjacent to the restaurant.

Public Transit:
The Boonsboro Shopping Center has a Lynchburg City Bus stop.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Crews

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Isabella's Italian Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Romantic (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Business Meals (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was my first visit and it won”t be my last. Friendly, knowledgeable and attentive staff. Excellent food. We were there for lunch so it was a limited menu but choices were adequate for a nice business lunch. I had the Tomato basil pasta with a dried fig salad. My guest had a root soup and the dried fig salad. It was nice to be able to enjoy a quiet conversation in a very nice atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of our best meals ever! Everything was perfect from the time we walked in to when we left. The food was fresh and made perfectly. Staff was phenomenal!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Truly amazing service and absolutely delicious! Definitely will be back on my next trip to Lynchburg.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything we ordered was excellent! We are from out of town and have come back several times over the years. They have delivered a consistent, high-level experience each time. We will come back again. Delicious, creative offerings and locally sourced beers.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We were staying in Lynchburg for our 15th anniversary, and Isabella's came recommended by family and the internet. We decided to make it our "big" dinner of the weekend, and we're so glad we did. Every staff member that interacted with us was aware of our special occasion, and they treated us wonderfully. The food was outstanding. My wife asked about an item that was on the internet menu, but not on the menu in-house, and they made it for her anyhow. She loved it (Shrimp Aglio). I had their Homemade Sausage Pasta, which is basically a traditional penne vodka, only with house-made sausage (made from local pork), and baked with cheese. It was stupendous. We also tried the fried risotto balls to start, and for dessert, we had the house-made pecan pie (my wife said it was out of this world) and the tiramisu (not house-made, but still delicious).

We're hoping to make this trip to Lynchburg a yearly occasion from here on out, and if we do, Isabella's will be on our itinerary every time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food, preparation, presentation and atmosphere were exceptional - the service (Rachel) was unsurpassed. We were just "passing through" and this became one of the highlights of our trip.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was overpriced and under seasoned. I spent $26 on a fillet that was tiny, with a huge line of gristle down the center. Small scoop of mashed potatoes, and 4(!) asparagus. No seasoning on anything. Very disappointing

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was excellent but we felt a little rushed—no lingering that night!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We are out of towners. Always enjoy this resturant. Great food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Isabella's is great. The service is always top notch. And the food is delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Organic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Very good food, portion sizes, variety, service, atmosphere, etc. Took a group for lunch, and there was a good selection for all tastes and diets. All the food was fresh and there was a gracious plenty on each plate. We also had excellent service. Highly recommend Isabella's!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 18, 2017

They seated us in the bar area. Loud party of half drunk women spoiled out dining. Just be sure they don't seat you in the bar area and you'll be fine.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Good food, well prepared, friendly staff. Nice interior in strip mall.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Healthy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 12, 2017

food was tasty and well presented
Service was friendly and efficient
no rushing to order or finish
excellent complimentary dessert for anniversary celebration

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Delicious artichoke appetizer. Atmosphere is very relaxed and charming.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

The service was delightful and the food was good. The desserts were amazing! Beautiful place to spend our 9yr Anniversary.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Calamari in broth was delicious! Both entrees, Scallops with Risotto and Walnut crusted salmon, were exceptional. Romantic atmosphere and good service make for a great experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Amazing italian food! A wide array of options (including wine list) and well prepared dishes. Reasonably priced.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

While I loved the area I was dinning in and absolutely loved the nice older lady serving us. However the food didn't catch my attention it was ok plated beautifully it tasted a lot like microwaved food mybe I just didn't get crop of the pick but the chicken I had was slightly tough and lacking in flavor for a chicken parmesan, but the noodles and bread were awesome just feel for the 16$ I payed for it I could have definitely made it better at home. My girlfriend didn't like her food that much ethier I not sure why but she said she disliked the cheese in her basil tomato pasta but then again she's really picky and I should base a review off that. I'll definitely be trying you guys again though becuase I love the ambiance and don't want to believe that was the A game food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Quick Bite, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We love having date night at Isabellas. The scallops on the white bean rague is the best!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our experience Sat. night was not as positive as in the past. The service was very slow. One person in my party ordered the snapper. It was dry and rubbery.
We were told that there was a party of 50 and that's why things were slow. If the business can seat that many, then they should be able to serve that many in a reasonable time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Fantastic restaurant! One of the absolute best in Lynchburg from my perspective. The Chicken and Sausage Orichiette is the best pasta dish in town for my money.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Always excellent food and service. Make a reservation or you might not get to enjoy this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was cold by the time we got it. It took about an hour. Meatballs were dried out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Love Isabellas. Always the go to place for me and my friends when celebrating birthdays or just getting together.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Isabella's is one of my favorite restaurants for business lunches. The food is always fresh and delicious, with great daily specials. The service is always great, and the atmosphere is nice. On a pretty day, it's always nice to sit outside, as well.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful meal, as always! One of our very favorite restaurants in Lynchburg.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 19, 2017

everything good except service was a little scattered. Server was forgetful and no follow up.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Had the best food ever!! We were so very happy with the service,the food, the wine, atmosphere, our table we made another reservation for a week later. It's not our favorite spot when we come to Lynchburg to see our daughter

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Always excellent food. Just a great place for dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Seasonal
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great atmosphere, great food, great service… great date night...

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 1, 2017

My family and I enjoying dining at Isabella's and we frequent this restaurant. The food is always delicious and they provide a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Food was good, wait service was excellent! I didn't like that they didn't offer frozen cocktails...and a bit quiet for my taste...a little back ground music would be nice. We did enjoy our dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Excellent always.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 9, 2017

we had Sunday brunch and can't wait to go there for dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My husband and I were from out of town, staying in Lynchburg for two nights. We found this gem of a place by Googling "Best dinner restaurant in Lynchburg" and we were not disappointed (even though it was a bit of a drive through a really lovely neighborhood from our historic old town B&B). We loved that we had the choice to dine on the patio or inside at a cozy, quiet table where we could have a nice quiet conversation ( a rarity these days). They let us split the main course and the salad, so it was just the right amount of food for us (given we had no way to take left-overs home) and absolutely delicious. Our Waiter was charming and friendly, always right there when we wanted him , but not overly intrusive. We will definitely go here again net time we are in town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Isabella's is a gem. Fresh food, perfectly prepared without pretense! The staff are quite knowledgeable and relatable, attentive and timely. The bartenders are the best in the city. Try the Left Bank martini. Genius!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food was, as always, wonderful. The special salad (peach) and entree' (pork chop) were great. Our server, Blake, was awesome. As a tea drinker, I really appreciated the service of tea after dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Savannah)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Everything was great. Very good food, good service and nice ambiance. We will return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 30, 2017

I had the pan seared cod and my daughter had the scallops. Both meals were excellent. We also had salads . The peach arugula said was good but not my favorite.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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