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Isola Italian Trattoria, Beach Haven, NJ

Isola Italian Trattoria

4.6
4.6
117 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Benvenuto!

We are an Italian trattoria on Long Beach Island, thrilled to serve guests the most fresh and authentic Italian cuisine! We all take a lot of pride and are passionate about delivering the best experience possible.

We look forward to serving you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (609) 496-5321
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ermelindo Firmani
  • Neighborhood
    North Beach Haven
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 117 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ocean

    Innovative

  • Ocean

    Most Booked

117 Reviews
  1. JoanB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is delicious. So many different flavors. Service was excellent from the time we arrived to the time we left. It’s definitely a keeper

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  2. KateM

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! Calamari app was light with a really flavorful sauce We both had pasta dishes that were both well done and flavorful Caramel sea salt cheese cake (our waitress’s recommendation) was incredible! We will definitely be back!

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  3. Jma12

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What can I say other than brava!! The food, service and ambience were wonderful! We were warmly greeted by Dylan and Marisol upon entering the restaurant and seated quickly. Nick was our server and was incredible! Loved seeing Maureen who is also fabulous and has been our server in past dining experiences. I cannot say enough about the food!! It is fresh, beautifully prepared and absolutely delicious! If you have not been to Isola, you need to go!! Thank you Dylan, Marisol, Nick and Maureen!! You know I’ll be back!!

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  4. LucyL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meatball appetizer and the fig pizza were excellent - I will definitely be back

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  5. BarbL

    Atlanta Metro

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time there and won’t be the last. Although it was very loud, we ate on the outside porch, the food made up for the rude people who feel the need to cackle and talk way too loud. Service was great and the food was exceptional. Definitely try if you haven’t.

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  6. SarahP

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner! Scallops were amazing, short ribs were also good. Brussel sprouts for appetizer, so good ! Definitely would recommend!

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  7. Skkk

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about isola. Heard good things last summer but never made it. Glad we made it now! Loved the vibe, the service was spot on. We shared the pizza margherita, farro salad(yum) and the short rib cavatappi. Each was first rate I wouldn’t change a thing. Remember to bring the wine next time!

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  8. ZinaA

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I don’t get the hype. I made reservations three weeks in advance and was seated outside in the outdoor area. We were freezing to say the least with a horrible draft as we were up against a makeshift plastic wall barrier. The menu was limited with no specials. Food in my opinion was sub par. Wait staff was fine… Not impressed!!!

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  9. WilliamE

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent Nice atmosphere Good service BYOB

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  10. DebbieC

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous dinner of garlic shrimp, stuffed shrimp, caci de pepin, and scallops. Topped it off with delicious cheese cake and cappuccino!

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  11. david

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner last night! Service and staff were all excellent - from our waitress to hostess to busboy! My wife and I shared the Pear Salad and it was large enough for the 2 of us. Delicious! My wife had the Shrimp stuffed with Crab. 5 large shrimp on the plate with plenty of sauce. She was only able to eat 2 of them so 3 leftover for today I had the Veal Chop which exceeded expectations. Very tasty! And the most delicious broccoli rabe underneath. So much I couldnt finish it all. Highly recommend Isola!

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  12. TinaM

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything we had was delicious!!! Service was great!

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  13. DorothyP

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has been my third time dining at Isola. Always good and never disappointing. Wonderful experience with superb service, great food, and relaxing ambiance. Thank you!

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  14. TOM31

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance!!! Consistently great!

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  15. Jma12

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again Isola did not disappoint! The food, service and ambiance were exceptional! If you have not tried the stuffed olives for an appetizer, they are a MUST! We also shared the fig pizza which was done to perfection! For dinner, my one cousin and I had the Spaghettini a la Arrabbiata ( a new item on the men) and was DELICIOUS! The rest of my family had the Branzino and short ribs which were out of this world! From entering the restaurant, my family and I were greeted enthusiastically ( and with a big smile!) by Bella at the front desk, we were seated promptly and our server Maureen, continued that warm and enthusiastic hospitality once we were seated and that same level of hospitality continued throughout our time dining. This is by far my favorite restaurant on the island! Thank you so much for another fabulous dining experience with exceptional food and service!! We will be back soon!

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  16. AimWM

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Isola is a fabulous little restaurant. It is a hidden gem. We are so lucky to have this special place in our neighborhood. The food, the service and the charm is second to none.

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  17. richardg

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall great spot Service excellent Food great! Just a little pricey BYOB!!

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  18. LeBro

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, nice ambience, good time, service fine at the bar

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  19. StephanieM

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was excellent , friendly , very knowledgeable about menu

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  20. jweed

    New York City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The meatballs were awesome. Enjoyed the octopus too but overpriced.

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  21. Carol

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Isola is a fun, relaxing restaurant that offers terrific food and excellent service!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food (meatball app and pasta dishes )was amazing and our server, Nick, was friendly and attentive. The seating is a little bit tight but quite bearable when the food is so good. Looking forward to going back to try the pizza and Caesar salad. And will definitely order the meatballs again!!

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  23. GaryK

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lasagna and Cavatelli with sausage and hot oil is excellent as is apple crisp. Can’t go wrong with any of the pizzas. Seating is very tight, no good if near sneezing leppers or simiiar.

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  24. LinellG

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Definitely will be back. We were on the porch where ambiance isn’t quite as nice as inside but we were happy just to get the reservation!

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  25. CityGirl

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting menu and delicious food with impeccable service

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  26. Sharon142

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was so so but not bad . It was a fun night out with our neighbors !!! Service was great .

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal! Wonderful service and great atmosphere!

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  28. MichaelC

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent definitely the best Italian restaurant in Ocean County we will definitely be back!

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  29. AmericoD

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent meal at one of our favorite restaurants

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! We enjoyed our meal at Isola!

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  31. Morel

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, shrimp special and short ribs were excellent. Service was good, outside sweating needs to get heater worked out. Way too hot.

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  32. FranK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nick our food server was great.. Enjoyed ourselves He was very attentive.. Whole experience was outstanding...we will be back...

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  33. GeorgeS

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff is very accomadating and friendly. They will offer recommendations if you cant decide. The food is very good. We split the calamari which was excellent and very tasty. My stuffed shrimp was cooked to perfection and came with mixed vegetables. We also had bronzino which was enough for two meals and tasted wonderful.

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  34. Brad

    Las Vegas

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had another wonderful experience. Service, food and setting were all very good. Reason for not giving an outstanding rating were two things: limited off season menu (no specials, but all our dishes were very well prepared) and limited gluten free options. This was our fourth visit and Isola is highly consistent, well managed and a great venue.

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  35. MartinA555

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
     The food and the atmosphere were very good. Reservations are hard to come by so plan in advance. 

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  36. SandyH

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Caesar Salad, service was efficient and pleasant. I had the fettuccine bolognese one of the best I’ve ever had. Will definitely return!

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  37. JohnB

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    A Pizzeria disguised as an Italian restaurant. Trying to be upscale by charging NYC prices, for a LBI location, for average food. Reservation was for inside table seating but they tried to squeeze us into the pizza bar. No seats inside so seated us at a table on the porch which was cold and the table of 8 was so loud we couldn’t enjoy a quiet evening Probably never return and certainly will not recommend.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has gotten better with age. This is the place I want to eat at when I go out. Think in advance because it very hard.to get in. Menu just changed so you can sample new foods.this is the gem of the island!

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  39. GaryB

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is definitely one of the finest restaurants around. We have been there a few times and the food has always been exemplary and the service is just as great as the food. Highly recommended. Definitely 5 Stars.

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  40. Rena

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Not all that we expected. Food wasn't a lot, expensive and not that tasty. Extremely loud and cold on the porch.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Isola Italian Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 496-5321.

Isola Italian Trattoria is rated 4.6 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Isola Italian Trattoria

1901 Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven, NJ 08008-2346

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    North Beach Haven
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ermelindo Firmani
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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