Isola Little Italy
I have vivid memories of my grandmother turning plain bread into amazing desserts, simple apples into incredible fritters sprinkled with a little sugar and honey, and even treating my sunburns with olive oil. Thirty years later, I still savor every meal and moment.
Isola is proud to serve the finest local ingredients, dalla vite, from the vine. I hope you enjoy every bite, plucked from my family tree for your table. Buon appetito!
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil
pockets of nutella, fresh berries, whipped cream
Pasta of the Day
please ask your server for our pasta of the day
Loved this restaurant. The food was amazing. Definitely coming back.
awesome as always. This is the only place in Little Italy we ever go to. Happy Hour $5 pizzas and $6 wines plus a bunch more tasty small plates. I would highly recommend.
The hostess did not provide a warm reception at all. The food was very good, but unfortunately the service was slow and one of the orders was not placed. It may have been that it was the end of a long day for the staff, but our server didn’t seem very concerned that one of the guests was without a meal.
Great place! The food and service are always excellent!
Great dining experience
First time here and wood fired pizza was great! Pinot noir wine was also a winner for us. Some of the wait staff were not amazingly trained, but perhaps they were new.
Our waitress, Rachel H. was friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable.
We will be back.
Very drab decor, was expecting to be more impressed based on the prices. Lousy wine selection, great bread, average food. Wouldn’t go back.
Great pizza...much like in real Italy.
Good thing we had reservations, it was pretty busy on a Saturday evening. We sat outside street level. Nice that they had heaters to ward off the chill.
Food arrived quickly with good portions. I never had Gnocchi before and I am glad I tried it.
There are a lot of restaurants in the area to chose from and some are pretty hard to get into. We enjoyed our visit.
Super sweet waitress, amazing food & great wine & ambiance what more can I ask for!
Server not too polite … food was good
Best pizza in Little Italy! Love this place and pricing is reasonable. Perfect pizzas every time.
Food was delish. Loved the brussel sprouts. Panna cotta was amazing. We will be back.
Loved everything! Apps and pizza!!
The food was absolutely delicious, the pizza was out of this world along with all their appetizers. Highly recommend.
Cute little spot in Little Italy! I’m so happy I found Isola Pizza Bar while browsing on Open Table. The service was great and the food was delicious — outdoor dining was a nice touch :)
Food was incredible! Hands down the best wood fired pizza we have ever had - so good we went back a second time during our 5 day trip. Service was excellent as well! highly recommend!
Our server was outstanding. I can't remember her name, but she was on top of it. She suggested a few items, and even checked for the perfect bottle of wine for us. I would say for the price, the food was pretty plain - I definitely expected it to be way better than it was. I also wouldn't trust the rating of this place, as "exceptional" because it wasn't. The bathrooms are really really gross. You can barely find them because of the mural on the wall, and when you walk in, it's dark... Like, night light in the middle of the night dark. I had to turn my phone's flashlight on just to see. When I did, the bathrooms were janky, not clean, and just really gross, but maybe that's why they have the lights so dim.
Anyway, would not recommend, and will not be coming back. If you're looking for quality food at the same price, head down to Sorrento a little further down on India.
Excellent pizza and appetizers
Best Happy Hour in SD!
We loved it! Everything was excellent! Thank you 🙏🏻
The pizza was the best I’ve ever tasted. The crust was so light and fluffy and didn’t stuff you leaving you feeling satisfied and happy 😊
We were sat and left at the table for 25 minutes before a drink order was taken. The table was on the sidewalk and was so slanted that the drinks were sliding off and the waiter spilled water everywhere. The food is average at best and we couldn’t wait to leave after we paid our overpriced check :-/
absolutely the most disappointing dinner of my last year . the food was tasteless , the pizza undercooked and doughy but burnt on edges , the mozzarella cheese hard and dry , the tomatoes not ripe , the carpaccio was dry and did not have hardly any olive oil on it .
I just dont know what happened . This restaurant has mostly 5 star reviews which is why we chose it .
I would not go back and would not recommend it to anyone .
Started from the bar while waiting to be seated and Alexis (I think her name) was super friendly and attentive. She’d came
Up a couple of times to check up on us. Our server delivered good customer service as well and the steak was amazing! Will definitely come back there.
Honestly, the food was awful. Take my advice, order pizza. Everything else was great.
My husband and I were on a date and were seated next to a table full of children. I do believe I noted on our reservation it was a date. Not a big deal but it would've been nice to be put in a quieter spot to enjoy our meal. Food and our server were fantastic.
Having a reservation was a life-saver! I loved the food and the staff was helpful.
Super super yummy pizza. Not only was the pizza good but the service was great. Our waitress was very acknowledgeable and friendly.
Had such a nice time! Food was great and staff was super friendly!
Pizza and gnocchi were very good! Service was fantastic. Would recommend for family or dates.
Felt like we were in a Cafe in Rome. Great Salumi board, fantastic Margherita, DOP and lovely service. Nice outdoor dining with heaters and attentive service. Already planning the return visit.
My first time there and I'll be going back! The food and service were both excellent!
My daughter’s 12th birthday, this is her favorite restaurant for pizza. :)
Service was very slow, substitutions were made to food without informing us prior to serving. Pizza was good with the exception that they made one of them wrong twice. At this point we were just ready to go. I would not go back
Arrived on a busy Saturday night with a reservation and was seated right away. Great food and great service. They have a wonderful outdoor setup for diners during COVID. The pizza was AMAZING!!!
Food was delicious. I love the pizzas there. Had a the penne with meat ragu this time and couldn’t stop eating. Salad was perfect and the appetizer was ok (shrimp with polenta). I had no room for desert but from previous experience in this place it’s one of the best Italian deserts in SD.
Service was a little slow. But the food was delicious.
Even though the food was pretty good, the service was so bad and inattentive, I can’t give the restaurant more stars. Over an hour for entrees. I would say that it was because of Valentines weekend—we went on Friday—but server was very attentive on other tables. We were dressed nicely we travel and eat all over the world, so it’s not as if we were being obnoxious or inappropriate. Server never came to recognize that service was slow——maybe kitchen was backed up. Just didn’t care. In Covid times I really try to give restaurants and servers benefit of the doubt, but this was inexcusable.
You can order delivery directly from Isola Little Italy using the Order Online button. Isola Little Italy also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Isola Little Italy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 555-4230.
Isola Little Italy is rated 4.6 stars by 458 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.