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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Romantic (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
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Good for a Date (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Business Meals (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Cozy (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fun (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Authentic (9)
Casual (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Isabella’s is our trusty favorite. Always delicious, great service and cozy atmosphere! My favorite to recommend because it is always great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had reservations. I loved the way the hostess greeted my husband and I. She walked us to the back near the fireplace. It was perfect and romantic for our 6th anniversary. Food was great, our waitress was pretty good. Pricing was just right if you know you deserve the best. The waitress was so kind and friendly. She didn't bother us. She came by us to ask how we were and if we needed anything. We ordered the pan seared scallops and the Angus tenderloin. Sparkling pomegranate and the famous Tiramisu. Love this place.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

We had a fabulous experience! Victoria was our server and she was superior. Love coming here!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

We had a problem with an entrée and they went out of their way to make it right - the sign of a top notch place in my opinion. Since I've never had a problem here before I consider this an anomaly and wouldn't hesitate recommending Isabella's.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

This was my first time here. I found it on line and wanted to take my daughter to an Italian restaurant for her birthday. The service was great and the food was very good. I also requested a candle in my daughters dessert and I didn't have to remind them. My daughter said the pecan pie was the best she has had out. We will definitely return to isabellas

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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent as always Wife's favorite restaurant in Lynchburg

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Really enjoyed coming back for a Valentine's dinner. Food was excellent as always and the wait staff were friendly.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great atmosphere and good service. Will definitely come back in the future

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent. Always prepared as ordered and very tasty. Yum yum yum!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 30, 2018

My husband and I have been coming to Isabella's for years and it has always been a very nice experience. So I was rather disappointed when bringing a longtime friend from out of town there on Tues. night. I made reservations well in advance yet was seated in the bar. Never have we been seated in the bar. It was loud, the chairs are like outdoor chairs. The service was spotty. When our entrees were being delivered the entire table was still covered with our appetizer and soup dishes. I had to ask for it to be cleared. I can see being seated in the bar if we had no reservation..if we requested it. They didn't even put my guests leftovers in a bag they just handed her the foil bowl. The food is always very good and usually our service is great. Guess I need to request NOT being in the bar from now on. *sigh*

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Such a warm and inviting setting. Food is always great as is the service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Always outstanding

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We have been to Isabella's a few times and have always had a delightful experience. It is our go-to place to bring our visiting friends. The food is delectable, the wait staff is efficient and friendly and the ambiance exceptional. We will continue coming back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very good neighborhood Italian trattoria, which uses local sourced food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Still my favorite Lynchburg restaurant. Consistently good. This time I had an elderflower collins before dinner and it was a lovely cocktail. I had mussels and a salad for dinner and both were very good. I like their scallops better.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Always perfect

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I would say that the food was exquisite. Also my waiter was unparalleled to say the least

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent food and service. The wood fire pizzas are always delicious and the the salmon my wife had was spectacular.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 2, 2018

It was an enjoyable evening! It wasn't busy so it was very quiet, and we had a table in a room all to ourselves. Service was excellent and the food was well-prepared and generally quite tasty. It was a little higher-priced than our typical dining experience but since we were enjoying our last night together as a family before my daughter's return to California, it was a worthwhile evening. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a restaurant a step up from a chain Italian restaurant for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great dinner and service! Somewhat Loud, but it was New Years Eve!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a good dinner. Nice place and server.
Wine was awesome.

Tags: Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We come when we are in town. Well worth it. Food is great and portions are wonderful. Fresh and authentic

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Outstanding!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of the best restaurants Lyncburg has to offer, if not the best!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our favorite place in Lynchburg. Never disappoints.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Best place to to get away from Lynchburg in Lynchburg.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Organic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great place! Staff wonderful and food outstanding!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I love this family owned and operated restaurant. I have never had a bad or even mediocre meal at Isabellas’s; I have been an infrequent - 3-4 times a year-patron for 17 years. Although it is technically an Italian restaurant, everything especially the fish and seafood is excellent. The wine list is extensive and what they are well known for, but they also now list an IPA selection as well. My daughter and her British boyfriend stated their pasta dishes were delicious. My husband, a picky eater cleaned his cod plate, and my pan seared scallops were perfectly cooked and wonderful. The service is attentive without being obtrusive and always served with good cheer. The only slightly negative was a noisy party in the booth behind us, but overall the owners have done an admirable job at dissipating noise. My husband is a little hard of hearing but did not complain or even comment on the degree of background noise. Recommended without hesitation!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Waiter was awesome! Friendly, but gave us our space. Food was perfect, great wine selection, couldn’t have asked for more.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I took my lady out for a date night, and it was exceptionally excellent. The two of us got an appetizer, meals, drinks, and desserts and the bill was about $100, as I anticipated. My only complaint is that our appetizer was pretty small - we ordered the stuffed mushroom for $8, and it was a lot smaller than we both expected (not to mention they only give you one mushroom for the appetizer). However, I will say it was one of the best stuffed mushrooms I’ve had. My girlfriend and I each got a special of the week and neither of us were disappointed! Lastly, our service was amazing. Our waiter was very polite and respectful, was always there when we needed him and kept his distance when we didn’t. It felt very respectful, and I’ve never seen service like that anywhere else!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We love Isabella’s.....the food, the staff, the the overall experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Salmon on top of spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes was perfect. Great wine list-try that French Sauvignon Blanc .

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food very good.
Had requested a round table as there were six of us.....didn’t get it. Makes all the difference....we were not able to hear each other. We had come from different parts of the east coast and out of country for this meal get together.
Service otherwise was very good. We were placed in a very noisy area.
Thanks

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service, phenomenal food, beautiful place.
OpenTable made it really easy - it was my first time using something like this and I just walked in and gave my name and they already had a table ready!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Nice people, good food, and quiet.

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 (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 4, 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 4, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 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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