Trattoria Isabella, in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood, crafts refined Italian cuisine with a comforting style in its elegant and welcoming restaurant. For a delightful start to your meal, enjoy the portabella funghi ripieni burrata cheese-stuffed mushrooms in garlic white wine sauce and the fritto misto fried calamari and shrimp with jalapeno mayo dip for appetizers. Some of Trattoria Isabella's specialty entrées include the pollo Vesuvio chicken with rosemary and sweet peas, the grilled salmone Genovese with pesto sauce and the gluten-free spaghetti Bolognese with San Marzano tomato meat sauce. Fresh-pressed panini sandwiches, like the Tuscan steak sandwich with sautéed onions and mushrooms, the alla Siciliana with grilled Italian sausage, mozzarella and gardinaire and the della Nonna with basil, tomato, pesto and mozzarella, are other diner favorites.
Enjoy your delectable meal at Trattoria Isabella with one of the vast selections of wine.
It would have been nice to know that the night we were there was the last night they were to be in business. They were closing October 1.....it use to be a great restaurant, but under the circumstances things were not norm. It's always good to know what you are getting involved in and we did not..
First visit to restaurant. Sat outdoors, beautiful Fall evening. Service great. I am very particular about Italian food, and especially red sauce. It was VERY good and the eggplant parmesan, one of my favorites, was delicious!!
First time I've been to an Italian restaurant where they didn't have a caprese salad. In fact they do not even carry fresh or buffalo mozzarella. It was on the menu on the open table app but they do not have it at the restaurant. We had a new waitress and it was her 2nd day supposedly it it seemed like it was the first time she herself had looked at the menu. Disappointing night.
We were meeting friends I haven't seen in some time and I feared that it would be too loud. No problem. There was plenty of seating outside and the noise level was low. The food was great, plenty of free parking next door and a nice atmosphere. The waitress had a little problem coming back enough to check on us but I think she was new and she did seem to try hard. Definitely we would come back.
I really like the very nice outdoor patio. There is free and convenient parking-very unusual for the city! The bruschetta was not remarkable but the 2 seafood pasta dishes we had we very good. Mine had a white wine sauce, my fellow diner had the special with brandy cream sauce and crab---he found devine! The service was helpful and genuine and there whenever we needed him. We are looking forward to coming again!
We do have a full line of catering dishes. Please inquire within.
Free parking evenings and weekends on Jefferson/Fulton, private lot. **says reserved, however after 4:30 the lot is open for Trattoria Isabella's guests
Clinton green line, Union Station, Metra Also, we have FREE PARKING AFTER 4 PM
Private party facilities
From the moment you step through the door of Trattoria Isabella, you take in the best of Italian dining within a warm, romantic, contemporary setting. Our attentive staff and skilled chefs will help to create the perfect private event and ensure your guests experience a night to remember.
Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (312) 207-1900
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special events & promotions
Currently, we have our Trattoria Isabella's After Work Wind Down Party! Come in between 4-6 pm for 1/2 off one (1) appetizer.
Enjoy our amazing after work drink specials too!
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