Isola Bella Italian Eatery

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$30 and under
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Italian
ISOLA BELLA a new landscape of Italian taste, we only serve fresh and homemade food!
Real Italian experience!
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j
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was amazing. We had a great bottle of wine. A little on the pricy side!

BV
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alexandria has created an authentic Italian experience at Isola Bella as a treat for our special Island. The food, wine, and atmosphere rival that of the best kept dining secrets in Rome and NYC. The dinner specials are always amazing! The gelato is not to be missed! We always include this dining gem on our list of top AMI experiences!

L
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food, wonderful service, gracious and kind owners!
a great find!

JS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Do not pass up the caprese salad or lemoncello cake.

K
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a wonderful meal on February 17! The service was
very attentive and the Mediterranean salads were excellent.
Our pasta dishes of ravioli ( one was spinach and one was shrimp and crab) were full of flavor and the serving was just right.
Overall a tasty meal and we will return!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Great food. Friendly service.

L
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience

JC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service!!

JD
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Attentive but not intrusive wait staff. Friendly.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far, our favorite Italian restaurant in this area!
The best food, best service and wonderful owners!

S
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best italian restaurant in Anna Maria island
My favourite
I love the fresh local fish, the fresh pasta and gelato !!!!

LW
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My husband ordered the salmon picatta that came with fettuccine. The noodles were under done and lacked any fIavor. This $38 dish was average at best
I ordered the risotto special and found the mushrooms inedible. The prices are higher than most restaurants on the island and the food was mediocre. The server was constantly selling to increase your bill

TH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It is a little hard to find hiding next to the Island Grille but the waiter was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the food was delicious but a little pricey. Especially the gelato. Also on the bill - they have suggested tip percentages based on the total bill rather than the dinner without taxes which is the norm for other resturaunts in the area

SK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited last year and food/service just as good!!!!

WH
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Seated 45 min after reservation. Waiter was surly. No ambience-one big room with nothing to mitigate the noise.

BV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant surprise!! Such good food and wine! Great atmosphere. Definitely hidden gem! We will be back.

e
New England
194 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Been 4 times this trip so you can tell we like it but the bursts was stale and my salmon was cold . Unusual for this restaurant

OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was good. Food was very “average”, hence not a good value. I’ve read many of the reviews of this restaurant. I’m not sure they have ever eaten at a good Italian restaurant. We are not fans and will not be back.

Isola Bella Italian Eatery
Responded on February 6, 2020

Dear Guest, We are sorry to learn that your experience was not up to your expectations: we must remain faithful to the original Italian recipes that have earned us so many happy guests so far. Our Chef Is really Italian and we just move from Italy 2 yrs ago,we can only invite you next time to try other of our signature authentic Italian dishes. As for the price, we believe we are in line with the local standards and they reflect the High quality of the Italian and fresh local ingredients we use

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L
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Excellent seevice

L
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere

e
New England
194 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Did really great job with 3 and 7 year olds and sharing . Thsnks

HM
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent little Italian restaurant

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat on the Island. Great service and very authentic Italian food.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sicilian food in AMI. It doesn’t get better then that!

S
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent! Great experience for our anniversary!

ES
Naples
487 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Isola Bella and I though I was in my Aunt Mary kitchen in South Philadelphia,oilcloth tablecloths, paper napkins and all. So if you are looking for fancy decor, stay away. But, if your are looking for good Sicilian cooking tailored a la Nona, Isola Bella is great. My husband and I do not eat soups in restaurants because it is always too salty. Our server, who was an artist of description, described the chicken soup so we both could not resist ordering. It arrived and was exactly as described but beyond our expectIon. The broth was not salty but also not bland and it appeared fat free. What a treat! For a tiny eater the soup is a meal in itself. For a small eater, add another appetizer to it and you have a very full meal. For a big eater, you will want another bowl because it is so good. Grandma’s surprise mealballs were delicious. Naturally we wanted more. Two diners loved their ravioli. My husband thought the lasagne was a much larger portion than portrayed in some reviews. He though the lasagne was very rich, delicious, different than the usual and filling. Cannoli filling exactly as I remember from childhood. Isola Bella we are back in a heartbeat and want to try other things from your tempting menu.

e
New England
194 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

even better than I remembered it from last year. I have 2 more reservations in next 3 weeks so it says a lot.

b
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate little place. The food was outstanding... but the nicest thing was the owner greeting the customers at every table. That interaction was an honest appreciation for us dining at there restaurant

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food presentation, ambiance, and service were excellent. The food exquisite . A must do!

JB
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful meal that all 4 of us enjoyed. The Spinach ravioli was excellent!

M
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service and good food.

RG
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian. One of the best meals we have had on the island. Highly recommended

OT
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was very good. Server was great however the food took an incredibly long time to get to us. We waited about an hour for our entree from the time we ordered it.

TU
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing fresh Italian food!

We had a big group and Loved everything we ordered!

We ordered the antipasto,& burrata for appetizers. For dinner we ordered: pesto gnocchi, chicken Marsala, chicken Parmesan, and lobster ravioli. We finished the meal off with the incredible tiramisu and cannolis.

So happy with our meal. It was a family friendly, laid-back atmosphere. We will eat there again!

n
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this restaurant!! This was only my second time and I was happy to see it very busy!! The food is outstanding homemade Italian!! It brought me back to my childhood with my grandmother's cooking!! A must try!!!

S
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant, Burrata, lobster ravioli and gelato
you can die for
always awsome

S
Grand Rapids
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Our entrees were not hot and the Tiramisu was still frozen. Our server was a salesman. Not a good experience.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was very disappointing. Bland or loaded with onions... no middle ground. We had five different entrees and all were poor. We will NOT return.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owned by Sicilian couples who work hard and have a great menu. My family and i have been to Anna Maria island each of the last three years and go to Isola Bella at least once each time - we even get frozen ravioli with vodka sauce to cook at home for Xmas day. Great people who are authentic and extremely hard working!!