Isola La Jolla

4.8
368 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Isola is proud to serve the finest local ingredients from our wood fired oven, dalla vite, from the vine. I hope you enjoy every bite, plucked from my family tree for your table. Buon appetito!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 368 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipchristienne
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food every time. Vegetarian choices, contemporary healthy Italian. Good wines! Love eating outdoors. Great friendly service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice place. Laid back, great ambiance, fantastic food. The happy hour starters and $5 margherita pizza is a deal, and their pastas, pizzas, and desserts are all excellent. Very fair price, large servings!

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Wende
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drive 90 minutes from Orange Country just for you pizza as often as we can. Love both locations, NEVER disappoints!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes & the sweetest waitress

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vipsherw
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! My husband enjoyed a green salad and the mussels. I had the small plate of burrata with arugula and the Caico e pepe. Both were perfect! The best food we had during a week in San Diego!

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JeffA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great casual Italian restaurant with a nice variety of delicious pizza and antipasti. Servers were friendly and responsive. Barbera d’Alba wine from vineyard associated with the owners was excellent.

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margeauxe
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! The best pizza I have ever had. The patio is so nice and charming with the lights and really warm with the heaters. Can't wait to come back!

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vipYumYum
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service here. My go to place for dining with family and they are dog friendly

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughters birthday- we loved everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING FOOD, SERVICE AND AMBIANCE

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AnnaW
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved Isola! Will definitely go back! The homemade pasta and wood fire pizza was amazing!

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vipAmore
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will find very authentic Neapolitan style pizza at this local gem. You will also find fair prices, an all Italian wine list, a laid back La Jolla vibe and attention to quality. Five stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was so fresh and tasty. Loved the wine list. Our servers were so kind and fun too!

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Lori
Atlantic City
34 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good location.

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MaxineE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of us arrived at 4:45 and the others at 5. The wait person was nice to allow us to order some happy hour items. We finished with a light dinner of pizza and salad. All was well prepared and delicious. It was a cold Thursday evening, so there was only one other outdoor group. Others were inside. We enjoyed the heater, and until the fuel was used up, we were toasty warm and comfortable. We will return to Isola since we really do like being there.

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SarahSch
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so so good! This is my second time at this place and its definitely the BEST PIZZA i’ve had in San Diego

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vipPatriciaD
Western NC
28 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the pizza and pasta, so fresh! This was our first time dining in and it was so nice to sit inside and enjoy our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and we loved the atmosphere there. I highly recommend trying the mussels as an appetizer. It’s probably one of the best mussels, I’ve ever had. The entrees were also amazing as well. Highly recommend going.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated within a few minutes of our check-in. All staff were very attentive and friendly. The food is amazing and we have been extremely pleased with our meals on both occasions we have visited Isola.

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vipGeniaW
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very slow service. Pizza was soggy

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vipLauraE
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Isola is a little "gem" in La Jolla. Love this place. The servers & staff are terrific, & the food is excellent. Very pleased with every meal we have had & go back again & again.

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viprobyns
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Isola La Jolla! nice area and outdoor seating options, food is amazing! HH specials very good and affordable. Waitress from Brazil was great!

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vipAlacat
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We consider this our local go- to option for authentic pizzas and excellent Italian food. The kids inevitably order a pizza (or two) and the rigatoni ragu. The squid ink pasta is outstanding. Good options on the wine menu for a glass or a bottle. Great place, good value neighborhood restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food1service1ambience1

Terrible. My girlfriend immediately got sick after eating here. Service was great but the quality of the food was horrendous.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was great. Will absolutely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a very good restaurant, service was alright. Nothing bad just not the best as expected for being in La Jolla. The food though is really worth every dollar especially the pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everybody was so nice and the food was amazing. We brought our 1.5yr old for outdoor dining and everyone felt like family, talking with her and us. It was a great experience. If you are debating coming here, trust that you won’t be disappointed.

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vipDavid
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was our first time and now I can’t understand why we didn’t find this gem sooner. Nice little curbside outdoor dining area. Food was fantastic. New Italian favorite. Only note: felt like tables still too crowded to feel safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed with how attentive all of the staff were. The restaurant was quite busy but everyone still made sure we were well taken care of, even changing the propane tank when the heater went out with a smile (behind the mask). It’s a tough time for restaurants and their staff these days but the folks that work at Isola made our visit so pleasant and inviting. We will definitely be back!

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IvonneV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like always we get good service and amazing food. Highly recommend it!!

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vipMichaelS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Waitress got order wrong. Brought food in the incorrect order so we ended eating starters and main together as well as the wrong food in two cases.

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AmyG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! We can’t wait to go back. : )

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vipSamS
Indiana
28 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place. Loved the food and the service was excellent. Thank you Monica for taking such great care of us!

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vipJenniferL
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My hubby and I enjoyed our "date night" at Isola. Food was yummy, nice wine selection and really good service. Would definitely recommend for a casual night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing food either even better service!

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vipMonica
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Authentic Italian food, and everything was reasonably priced.

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vipMichaelC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really excellent food. The cannellini bean appetizer was outstanding and the pizza was cooked perfectly. Great, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, food is just amazing

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MitchellM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Had the squid ink noodles and it was great!
Best was the roasted vegetable salad with goat cheese!
Definitely want to try the Pizza next time !

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Isola for Valentine’s Day and was not disappointed! The food was as good as I remembered and the staff was kind and attentive. The music they played helped keep with the upbeat and lighthearted tone of the restaurant. I loved my time here and would recommend it to all!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Isola La Jolla using the Order Online button. Isola La Jolla also offers 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 4.8 stars by 368 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.

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