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“Group Meal”
Review of Isola

Isola
Ranked #26 of 161 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Douglas, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Group Meal”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

An interesting restaurant with a number of small dining areas scattered throughout the building.

Menu choices were excellent with a wide variety of food on offer which was very tasty. Customer service was good - had an enjoyable evening and would recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
York, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great food at an excellent price for the three course special. Very welcoming and personable staff. Would recommend highly.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Diane T
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Isle of Man
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Terrible, won't be going again....”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I troubled to book anywhere for a Saturday night (short notice), managed to book a table at Isola. We were sat downstairs (which was like an oven) directly under the stairs with no headroom.

Was unsure about ordering a bottle of wine as there was limited Rose choice so I ordered by the glass.... first glass was a small (gone in a matter of seconds), second glass was more like a large... third was a challis of wine, it was HUGE! All of the same price, very bizarre. Wouldn't have complained if they had all come as number 3.

We declined a starter and went straight for mains, I ordered the chicken crepe and my partner a pizza. The crepe came at the price £14.50, what I got was not worth anywhere near that amount. The crepe was really sweet, hardly any chicken in it and was full of spinach, served with a basic side salad - nothing exciting. It was difficult to eat with the crepe being so sweet. My partners pizza was a simple ham and mushroom, not a lot of meat on it and cost more than a homerun pizza which tastes a lot better, pizza cost £9.50.

All in all it was a weird experience, and ended up being quite pricey for what you got.... wont be making that mistake again - book in advance next time, somewhere else.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank eveybaby88
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Peel, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“ok but not authentic Italian”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I didn't meet any Italian staff and only about half the menu is Italian-style. But go with a good appetite as the pizzas are huge. Food and service are ok but nothing special. You'll need to research where this place is on a map but it's near the town centre. Best make a booking.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank pony2323
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Quirky, but great food!”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

A quirky place, with various dinning rooms scattered around the building. I've eaten here several times and always enjoyed the food. Good food, reasonably priced and friendly service. I'd recommend it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank BHG2003
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