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45-46 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England
+44 20 7405 6830
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
45-46 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited as a group of 5 and had a fantastic night, great busy atmosphere with excellent attentive staff. Wonderful menu with great prices, absolutely faultless. Very impressed we will return very soon.

Thank RV13b
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here on a recommendation and certainly weren’t disappointed!! We were the first in there as it had just opened at 5.30pm but within half an hour it wS buzzing and full. The staff were lovely, the menu had so many choices on. We...More

Thank Joanna L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal with my sons. Such warmth of service and the food was fantastic. Very much enjoyed. Thank you.

Thank wendy m
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Italian food is superlative and the staff take a personalized interest in the guests. The gnocchi pesto that I ordered was the best possible that I have eaten, the asparagus starter was lovely, and the tiramisu was divine. They have a great mid-range selection...More

Thank rh24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not fancy but two of us had a very good lunch at this Italian restaurant. And it takes Taste Cards which mean the cost is very reasonable indeed. Not too busy or noisy although there was one table of 20 or so!

Thank FrenchyN8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Are here while staying at Premier Inn Holborn which is directly opposite. It was Friday night and full, we had booked. Although busy service was not slow. Possibly not the most authentic Italian but extremely good, worth a visit. We would return!! Prices not bad...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place looks lovely when u walk in. Attentive staff, starched white linen tablecloths but in reality the food is really quite poor. I wanted so badly for it to be good. The staff are wonderful. I had garlic bread (bread soaked in garlic butter...More

Thank Lianne G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice meal, everything well prepared and served. Waiting team were very attentive and polite. The restaurant has low ceilings and a lot of mirrors on the walls so sound bounces around and its very noisy. Not a problem for us but...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was extremely helpful and pleasant. The place was clean and big. Very nice people I have to say but the food was more on the average side for Italian food. Didn't have much of an authentic taste and was very salty.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Friday 16th February for wife’s 30th birthday and it was truly a memorable night from start to finish. The experience was top class the food was amazing bags of flavour and well presented. The cost was a lot cheaper than expected will definitely...More

Thank Marcus S
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45-46 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7405 6830
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With authentic Italian cuisine and a modern interior, Isola Bella Restaurant is a vibrant and popular restaurant, just a 5-minute walk from Holborn Tube Station. The IsolaBella menu features delicious Italian dishes, with a key focus on fresh fish, shellfish, meat and pasta. There is a well picked Italian wine list and large wine displays in the modern dining room.
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