About Isabella Restaurant and Bar
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
Since opening its doors in July of 2003, the Tambur family has built one of Northeastern Pennsylvania"s most successful restaurants based on a winning combination of delicious food, friendly and knowledgeable staffing, and the owners' attention to detail and ambiance. All this is offered to our patrons in a relaxed atmosphere located not in New York City, but right in your backyard. Whether you're comfortable in jeans-and-t-shirt or your style is designer label, you'll be able to kick back and enjoy the unique experience Isabella has to offer.
We offer an eclectic dining experience, sure to please any palette. Our seasonally changing menu encompasses many styles of cuisine with offerings from comfort food to cosmopolitan fare. Come in for a light bite and a fantastic cocktail, a famous Isabella burger and a glass of red, or for a multi-course culinary adventure.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm , Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Plenty of Parking, well lit and in front of the restaurant
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Isabella Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews
We came before a play at the Kirby. Fra ...
We came before a play at the Kirby. Fran took our reservation and seated us. She was super nice both times. Don't see that often with a hostess. It was a little pricey but we had coupons from the Kirby. We didn't like only one dressing choice. It was good but too sweet. One girl couldn't eat it. We also ordered a $6 glass of wine and was charged $10. Didn't realize til we had left. Overall it was a good dining expierence. Thank you.
Made a reservation for Valentine's week. ...
Made a reservation for Valentine's week. This was our first time here. Servers were friendly and knowledgeable. The lighting was perfect - not blindingly bright or too dark to see your food. Food was delicious and the menu had something for everyone.
food was over priced the oil for the ...
food was over priced the oil for the bread was not good it was not extra virgin oil and had no taste the the fish was BRONZINO and normally is served as a whole fish they serve it as a small slice unacceptable the soup was ok the crab pasta was ok , the staff was 5 stars but the food was not worth the price atmosphere was nice bar cocktail well made. I will not go back for dinner.
We were not overly impressed with the fo ...
We were not overly impressed with the food or service considering the cost of goods.
Wife ordered a sangria and it was horrible. Worst either of us have ever tasted. The beer was fairly priced and she liked the drink special of the day.
We both had the salmon and the risotto was great, and the fish was cooked properly, but we both would have preferred a little bigger piece of fish and maybe less risotto.
Soup was awesome, and we were served a bowl not a cup. That was nice.
I've been here several times and it was ...
I've been here several times and it was great. They really let me down this time. Service was beyond horrible. Brought us the wrong food. Forgot spoon for soup. Made us wait long enough for 2 other couples to sit down, eat, and leave, before we even ordered our entre, only to find out "oh we just ran out a minute ago". Had to settle for a second choice. 2 hour dinner for 2. Lots of waiting, and high price for mediocre food at best. Hostess came and apologized for making us wait, but didn't comp anything. Plenty of better places to go IMO.
THE MAIN DISH WAS SCALLOPS AND SHRIMP. ...
THE MAIN DISH WAS SCALLOPS AND SHRIMP. IT WAS EXCELLENT. THE FRENCH ONION SOUP WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT. IT HAD VERY LITTLE FLAVOR. I AM FRENCH, AND I WAS EXPECTING SOUP LIKE I OR MY MOTHER MADE. I LIKED THE JARLSBURG CHEESE ON IT, BUT THE HEART OF THE SOUP WAS VERY BLAND. THE SALAD WAS EXCELLENT. I TRAVELED ALMOST 60 MILES TO GET THERE. IT WAS A NICE MEAL. THE MUSIC WAS RELAXING AND NOT OVERPOWERING. OVER ALL IT WAS A PLEASANT MEAL.
Isabella's is a great stop for any occai ...
Isabella's is a great stop for any occaision with wonderful atmosphere, food and service. A nice
Selection of wines and spirits along with an ample menu will please any diner. A few minutes from the Mohegan Sun Casino, downtown Wilkes-Barre and a variety of hotels make it convenient as well as fun.
The atmosphere is very good, service was ...
The atmosphere is very good, service was attentive, but not invasive. The food was really great. We had not been there in a while due to distance, but now we will make it a point to visit more often. My wife's Filet Mignon was outstanding, my rack of Lamb was excellent. Do yourself (and your taste buds)a favor and give have dinner here.
My husband and I were celebrating our 27 ...
My husband and I were celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary. We asked our hotel what would be a great restaurant they recommended Isabellas. There's not enough words to describe how wonderful it was great atmosphere people were so friendly. The food was absolutely delicious! My husband is still talking about how good it was. The waitress even brought out a little dessert with a candle in it to celebrate our anniversary. We would definitely recommend Isabellas restaurant!
The food was excellent. Everything from ...
The food was excellent. Everything from the salad to dessert. We will definitely be back . The only thing I didn't care for was the $2 splitting fee for appeztiers . I think appeztiers are suppose to be split . Besides that everything was great and we can't wait to go back .
Six of us ate at Isabella for a birthday ...
Six of us ate at Isabella for a birthday celebration before a concert. The food and service were memorable. Everyone was very accommodating of our schedule. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in the area.
Three of us had dinner prior to attendin ...
Three of us had dinner prior to attending a show at The Kirby Center. We told our server our time frame and she kept us on track and we arrived at the show right on time. Service was terrific. The food here is outstanding! We shared the Italian Hoagie Spring Roll and meatball appetizers and they were delicious. The Crab pasta dish was fabulous as was the chicken marsala. The highlight was the Tuna I ordered. I love Tuna and must say it was the best I've ever had. We will be back again and again.
I was quite disappointed. This restau ...
I was quite disappointed. This restaurant was recommended by a friend who said it was a little pricy, but worth it. There were five of us and several split a appetizer, salad and entree. I ordered a Caesar salad and the small plate special. The salad a very good, but when my meal came it wasn't what I ordered and when I told them they said they would only charge me the cost of the small plate special. That was nice, but I didn't want the meal I was served. The others had the chicken Marsala, which was bland and cold. Maybe is was just an off night, but someone said they just changed chefs. Hopefully this is not a new phenomenon.
We found this spot on a Thursday night a ...
We found this spot on a Thursday night as we were passing through the area. The hostess was very nice and the staff was extremely attentive. Very clean and decor was welcoming. We even had our baby there and they were accommodating. To top it off, the food was excellent and flavorful. Crab Cavatelli was delicious!
The food was very good starting with the ...
The food was very good starting with the calamari appetizer. The group ordered a variety of different items, scallops, tuna, penne pasta, et.al. and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The service was quite good with my only criticism being that the entrees are a bit pricey. Other than that, our overall experience was quite good.
Food's the star, supported by excellent staff
Our lunch meeting was to bring together two couples who now live far apart who had a need for more than than phone calls. Our plans kept changing, Isabella's excellent new manager kept cheerfully adapting, and found us a quiet space in a roomful of celebrating new college graduates. Diet restrictions were easily accommodated, and the varied menu met the equally varied tastes of all four. The server was thoughtful and informative. My blackened mahi-mahi was memorably excellent. We dawdled over it all and were made to feel we were welcome to sit and talk. I'm sure we will all go back.
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