Isola La Jolla
fresh tomato, garlic, olive oil, basil
Pappardelle al Pesto
a classic ligurian dish, fresh pappardelle pasta, extra virgin olive oil pesto, green beans, and a touch of nely diced potatoes
crispy fried calamari, lemon, spicy sauce
Outdoor street eating due to covid. Nice ambiance. Great service. Surprised there was a jazz trio playing/singing. Great music. Food was delicious!
Nice outdoor dining experience. The Neapolitan style pizza and appetizers are very good. Live music started after the sun went down, which pleasantly added to the ambiance. Great service as well.
Great service and outstanding pasta!
Our party had 2 reservations for the same time, due to current restrictions of tables being no more than 6 guests and our party being 10 people. We made a reservation for 4 and a separate reservation for 6. Upon arrival there was a line outside to check in with the hostess. We arrived at the restaurant promptly at the time of our reservation and got in line. In front of us in line was another party of 6 without a reservation. The hostess seated this party of 6 at the only available table. Once we reached the front of the line we were told that unfortunately they do not have another table available and we would have to wait for the restaurant to TRY to set something up for us. This was absolutely unacceptable, to give away the only available table to someone without a reservation at a time when you have a reservation for this table. Restaurant tried to "accommodate us" by offering us a high top table when we had a 3 year old and a 4 year old with us, which was also inappropriate in my opinion.
Even after this we felt that the service was subpar, but I'm not going to go into details. The hostess definitely needs some training though.
Food was very tasty. I had no issues with that. I would come back to eat there again, which says a lot. Hopefully they will have better service next time.
Absolute perfection. Staff was very friendly and informative. Food was outstanding.
Great service and very good pizza and pasta. Super far apart tables made it very safe too.
There was live music on Saturday evening.
Good service and great food.
Went there with the family after a long hot day of visiting colleges. Ordered a couple appetizers, pizza and pasta. Pizza and service were excellent. Pasta was just okay. Outside dining situation was good given the circumstances that they were obviously not setup to do this normally. Would return for friendly service and pizza.
Had a wonderful family dinner here Friday night. The food is so fresh and everything we had was delicious. Sufficient pepper on the carbonara, mouth watering pizzas — even the basic salad was dressed perfectly. The family winery barbera was excellent. Gabriella was a wonderful server and the 6 of us enjoyed the elevated new deck area — great dinner
Pizza is amazing!! The cacio e Pepe was delicious as were the salads and appetizers
Had a great family meal outside. The food was good and the service was great.
Very good authentic Italian food. Nice outside dinning.
Pretty relaxed , calm atmosphere
They did a good job with social distancing, and have tables spread down the sidewalk. Service was good and really quick. The pizza is honestly som if the best I’ve ever had. We will be back.
Loved the food!! Friendly service!
This was an unexpected surprise! The pizza is amazing and so is the lamb. Wine is excellent and great pricing for all. Quiet and attentive, a real hidden gem.
The quality of the food was great. The salad was fresh and well seasoned, the burrata bruschetta was perfect and the garbanzo bean fries were very tasty. Mywife had the pappardelle Funghi and I had the pizza salamati piccante both of them were very well done, especially the bread of the pizza. The beer selection was limited but Italian wine list was good. Service was good with the outdoor setting now the norm in Covid era made it almost like what we used to see in Europe. We will now make Isola our go-to for Italian food.
Great food and fresh ingredients. The wait staff was excellent and the outdoor dining was better than being indoors. A pizza and pasta split amongst two people was more than enough food for my wife and I. We will be back.
Best pizza in San Diego!
As a family we agreed that this was the best pizza we have ever had!
Despite our reservation, table was not available and the hostess could have handled the situation better. But the server was spot-on and the food is amazing!
Excellent service. Friendly staff and delicious food. We had a fantastic Sunday family dinner at Isola La Jolla.
Isola was AMAZING!! pasta was sooo fresh and delicious
Dined here when I was visiting family in San Diego a few days ago. Overall the experience was very positive and I would come back. We had 3 different appetizers, 4 entrees and 1 dessert. Every dish was delicious, generously proportioned and well-priced. My 23yo nephew died for the Berry Nutella Pizza for dessert. Service was very friendly, social distancing was spacious and food came in a timely manner. Only 2 minor complaints - 1. I had reserved an Outdoor table on Open Table and when we arrived there were no outdoor tables and the hostess said she didn't know when she would have one available, so we had to accept an indoor table; 2. My first choice of wine was unavailable - the waitress made a recommendation for a comparable, higher priced wine. In my opinion in this situation I should have received the alternate at the same price.
Whether you go to their Little Italy or La Jolla locations, Isola never disappoints!
It was ok just starting up again staff very polite
Slow service. Don't buy anything fried. Noisy children, clientele an staff
Terrific service and delicious food! We were going to an event down the street and our waitress was great about getting us our food in a timely manner and being delightful and informative in the process.
Thank you for wonderful time!
While the food and service was excellent, the noise level is too high
Service was a little slow to get started but great after that. The restaurant is small so the noise from the bar makes the rest of the restaurant noisy.
weds, feb, 2 pm very quiet yummy food. lovely waiter this is a perfect place
We went for the pizza, but the pasta was unexpectedly really terrific! Definitely made from scratch. Service was a bit confused, but they recognized it right away and offered us a free dessert, which we scarfed up. Our experience was overall so great that we can't wait to return.
We reside in San Diego, however this was our first dining experience at Isola. Having just returned from Italy, we thought the food was outstanding. Pizza and roasted veggies were excellent. We had the Italian wine from their vineyard in Italy which was excellent, we were impressed with the wine. The restaurant is somewhat loud, however worth the excellent food and service. We look forward to returning soon. Finally an authentic Italian restaurant in LJ.
Isola La Jolla is by far one of three best Italian restaurants in San Diego area for me.
Food quality, service and price are phenomenal
Terrific ambiance and staff. The food was especially fresh (try the bruchetta!) and the pizza is a cut above. we'll be back.
Great place best food !!
We love Isola. One of our favorites in La Jolla. Great food, nice people and fun atmosphere.
Isola La Jolla does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Isola La Jolla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 412-5566.
Isola La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.