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“Too expensive for frequent visits”
Review of Isoletta

Isoletta
Ranked #96 of 2,524 Restaurants in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Innenstadt
Reviewed 20 August 2013

This is a bit of Italy in Frankfurt with Italian waiters, a display of antipasti and a good atmosphere. Like other reviewers I found that the waiters prefer to steer you away from the menu to serve you some speciality but the price issue is always vague and you may be in for a nasty schock at the end of the meal. But even the normal menu is quite expensive.
I find the portions too small, but the quality is excellent.

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Thank Notstandingstill
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

The interior is classic Franko/Italian mid to late eighties, noble blond woods, white tablecloths, waiters in long white aprons and black vests and all in a mix of Italian colours and Frankfurter dialect. Be prepared, not always are the waiters prepared to give you a menu but will want to put something together for you. This is generally a good option but can be a little expensive. Ask for the menu and make your own choice if you feel uncomfortable. The talking behind your back is all part of that Franko/Italian charm.
The food is very good, staple Italian food, great sauces, fresh fish, good beef and excellent salads. Their wine list is solid Italian.

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Reviewed 20 February 2013

Was invited to a dinner by a supplier and we were in toal of 11 people. They did not want us to look at the menue du to the place was packed so they offered us a mixed starter of aprox 12 Eur / pers and Fish or Meat for the Main course of 23-26 Eur / Pers. The Starter ended up at 13,50 and the Main at 25-27. Our host had been here before and he asked to be quoted due to they had done the same at a previous time. Now they did it again. The wine the host orderded was out of stock but we were not informed but a wine was served anyway, more expensive and not as good tasting. The food tasted excellent and apart from what concerns the bill the and the wine the cervice was ok. They offered us a free grappa on the house when dinner was finnished, bill came in, we did not tipp anything and they did not serve any free grappa. Will not be eating here again.

Thank Travelingsalesrep
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Reviewed 19 February 2013 via mobile

I come to FRK about once a year and this is my favorite place to eat. In the West End. Really friendly, great food and excellent Bunello.

Thank Bobbaloo
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

On business with customers so visited in quite a large party, were not given the choice of a menu. were told we had to have their set menu. and that we could not see a menu. The set menu was assorted italian starters and either a piece of meat or a piece of fish. Reluctantly they confirmed a price after pushing them. 12.50 euro for mixed starter and 23euro for fish, 24 euro for meat. You could not even decide how you wanted your meat cooked. Asked for a wine list and was told that they would serve us nice sicilian wine at 28euro a bottle. I asked for a wine list, chose a favorite italian wine of mine. They served wine and it was the cheap tasting expensive costing sicilian horse water they wanted to sell. When I said they were serving the wrong wine they simply said they had none of my choice left.
The food was at best average, the service was poor and rude with plenty of swearing under thier breath. The prices they charged for the priveledge of being rude were far to high.
When we were presented with the bill they were extremely annoyed not to have been tipped.
It was obvious that they saw us an an opportunity to serve average food and make a lot of money.
We travel and eat all over the world, in busy cities that are used to hosting large numbers of people in at trade shows and events. None have ever been as poor as this. Will not be going there ever again

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