About Isabella's Italian Trattoria

4925 Boonsboro Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503
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Isabella's Italian Trattoria is a family-owned neighborhood restaurant serving contemporary northern Italian cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual setting. Isabella's has formed strong relationships with local farmers to highlight the best ingredients of central Virginia. Isabella's is the perfect choice for a night out with friends, a special date, or a business event. The restaurant offers a variety of dining choices - casual bar dining, patio dining, private dining from groups of 15 to 25, and semi-private dining for groups from 30-40. Isabella's also has a retail wine market on premises offering hand-selected wines from around the globe at very competitive prices.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cross Street:
Old Boonsboro Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(434) 385-1660

Website:
http://www.isabellasitalian.com/

Catering:
We offer full service catering to residents throughout Virginia. From small, intimate dinners to large tented events, we can assist with a personalized menu, beverage and bar services, service staff, as well as rental and linen needs. Please see our website for contact information.

Parking Details:
Ample parking available in the well lit shopping center parking lot. Handicap parking spaces adjacent to the restaurant.

Public Transit:
The Boonsboro Shopping Center has a Lynchburg City Bus stop.

Executive Chef:
Kevin Crews

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Lynchburg gem

Dined on April 21, 2016

Very good Italian restaurant when you are in Lynchburg. Service was efficient, not constantly at our table, allowing us to enjoy conversation.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food3
ambience5
service5
value5

Salt

Dined on April 15, 2016

Everything is great except all foods are too salty. My wife and I grew 2lb each because of salt loaded dishes, which expands our interstitial fluid by the sodium. I wish the dish could be lighter. The taste is still good and is the favorite place of my dear American dad.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Delicious

Dined on April 2, 2016

Food was good as usual. I usually go for lunch so really enjoyed to see dinner was just as good. One of my favorite places to eat. Bread is wonderful with oil and balsamic too!

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great Easter Brunch

Dined on March 27, 2016

Our first visit, and we enjoyed both the ambiance and food. All agreed the brunch omelets, pancakes and shrimp/grits were generously portioned and tasty. The biscuits were outstanding-crisp and flaky on the outside with a not-too-heavy basil flavor. Our waitress, Ruthie, was very helpful and attentive. We'll be back for a weekday lunch or dinner.

Tags: great for brunch
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Always reliable!

Dined on March 26, 2016

My favorite Lynchburg area restaurant! Ambiance and service shine, and the menu is diverse and well-executed.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great food

Dined on March 20, 2016

Great martinis and crab bisque. Only disappointment was that they were out of scallops when I went, and that's what I really wanted. Had lasagna instead, which was a good second choice.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great place to eat

Dined on March 19, 2016

It was a great dining experience. Food was great, service was great.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Great dinner and even better service. At ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

Great dinner and even better service. Ate at the bar and totally enjoyed the dinner. Really cannot say enough about the service we received. The freshness of the food is amazing!!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A great find in Lynchburg

Dined on March 5, 2016

This is a great find! Danielle, our server, was attentive and a true professional. We lacked for nothing. She was able to recommend wines as well as the food best paired with them. None of us had been here before and we were pleased with everything! We had reservations for 5:30 and good thing we did because the place was PACKED by 6:30! Strongly suggest early reservations (time) or making the reservations a couple of days in advance. We WILL be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great restaurant

Dined on March 4, 2016

The food here was absolutely amazing. The whole dining experience was excellent.

food4
ambience5
service5
value4

First time at Isabellas

Dined on February 20, 2016

Loved the atmosphere at Isabellas. Didn't like out table. We were at the front of the restaurant looking out at parking lot, not a great view. The service was perfect. I had a ribeye that was very fatty. It came with fried green beans. I would of preferred a fresh veggie instead of fried. We loved the restaurant, can't wait to go back and try something else.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

A must visit

Dined on February 20, 2016

Excellent dining experience. Food is always fresh and very good. Clean restaurant, very welcoming. Wonderful service. They aim to please. Pleasurable dining experience, never rushed. Well worth a visit. We drive an hour and a half just to dine here quite often.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent

Dined on February 14, 2016

The service, food and atmosphere are all fabulous. I love their Sunday Brunch!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

From the lovely bread basket with warm b ...

vip
Dined on February 11, 2016

From the lovely bread basket with warm baked bread to the excellent wine options and the unique twists on traditional Italian dishes, this place was excellent! Our table of 7 was impressed with the appetizer platter. The calamari, fried risotto balls, and bruschetta spread were all delicious and plentiful. The eggplant stack and the butternut squash and goat cheese ravioli, which were the entrees our end of the table ordered, were both richly delicious. Our server was also excellent, bringing out wine samples as we talked through the wine list, keeping up with water glasses, and helping to keep the table cleared as more food came out. Wonderful experience!!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

WOW. What a great experience. Cant wait to go back

Dined on January 9, 2016

The appetizer was excellant. My wifes drink was very good. beer served in a frosty mug. Overall our entrees were thru the roof. My angus ribeye was one of the best i have ever eaten. Thank you for a very good dining experience.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Great food

Dined on January 6, 2016

We enjoy this restaurant service is fabulous. Service is really good. And not overly expensive great value great food

Tags: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience2
service4
value3

Great Food

Dined on January 2, 2016

The food is always incredible, especially the steak. The restaurant is lively in the bar area, and romantic in the main dinning room. There are always "unique to Isabella's" selections from which to choose. Eating at Isabella's is always enjoyable.

Tags: special occasion
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Nice quiet and romantic dinner

Dined on January 2, 2016

Wonderful southern Italian food with pleasant non-Intrusive service. Great wine list.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding food & outstanding service! ...

Dined on December 31, 2015

Outstanding food & outstanding service! Our favorite restaurant in Lynchburg, VA

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service3
value3

Waitress was trying to be Cute !

Dined on December 27, 2015

My husband, parents and I went to Celebrate our marriage Blessing at this restaurant. Our Minister and his wife were also present. When we were seated, the old waitress asked us , why a Marriage Blessing for people your age? She stated that she could understand, our children , or grandchildren, but not someone our Age ??? If our Minister wasn't present, I would have blasted her! Some people just don't think , before they speak!!!

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service3
value5

Great food

Dined on December 26, 2015

The fried artichokes were amazing as well as the stacked eggplant. I would highly recommend serving olive oil with spices for the bread.

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Good Food...Good Service

Dined on December 26, 2015

This was my first time to visit Isabella's in several years since moving out of the area. The food was very good, but not excellent. The service was borderline excellent. I consider Isabella's to be one of the nicer restaurants in the Lynchburg area and would definitely recommend it.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience4
service5

Good food

Dined on November 14, 2015

Excellent food, I had steak, my wife fried oysters. Waitress was efficient and cheerful. We will go again in the future.

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

We enjoyed our experience at Isabella's. ...

Dined on November 1, 2015

We enjoyed our experience at Isabella's. Food, wine and drinks were very good as well as the service. We go there often and always have fun.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience5
service5

Good environment bad chicken

Dined on October 28, 2015

Service was great! My server was excellent but, what my date ordered was just bad, the chicken tasted like it was frozen pulled from the freezer straight into a deep frier and then served. It was tough and tasteless I do not recommend the chicken.

Tags: romantic
food4
ambience3
service5

Best restaurant in Lynchburg, Virginia

Dined on October 18, 2015

Although Lynchburg, Virginia is not noted for its fine dining establishments Isabella's is a welcomed exception. Imaginative, well-prepared dishes using local products; an excellent wine list, and attentive service makes Isabella's the best restaurant in Lynchburg. If you are in town bon't miss it!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4

Always good!

Dined on September 30, 2015

Relaxed dining, in my top 3 in Lynchburg. Specials and pizzas always good. Martinia's are good too!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5

What a surprise!

Dined on September 19, 2015

Being a picky Italian eater, I don't like to eat out much for many reasons. Freshness, taste, ingredients quality and cost. My wife is a great cook, so anything eating out is usually a disappointment. SURPRISED! While visiting my daughter @ college, she suggested this place, and very glad to have gone there. Isabella's Trattoria has awesome fried calamari, huge amount, light and crispy, as they should be. The salads are spectacular and tasty. Pizza ingredients are very good, just wished they cooked it a bit more, and they would use the real Antonio Caputo 00 flour, but overall still better then 90% of pizzas in the US. The dessert is to fogettaboutit, very good. Isabella, congrats, I hope you'll be in business for long long time. Going back for sure.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great local restaurant

vip
Dined on September 5, 2015

Fresh tasty food, fun bar, good neighborhood hangout.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

GAAAH

Dined on August 29, 2015

An amazing place with even better food ! A must go to in Lynchburg Virginia!!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5

Great choice - made for a good anniversary spot.

Dined on August 28, 2015

We are not from the area and picked this restaurant based on seeing Trip Advisor ranking it as #1 in Lynchburg. We don't know the other restaurants there, but it would be easy to believe this is the best one! Great choice!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food1
ambience1
service1

Not The Same

Dined on August 26, 2015

We been going to Isabellas for several years when our son was going to college in Lynchburg. Always loved the experience. We were told the chef had change but went any way. The service was abysmal we were totally forgotten. We will NOT be back, they have changed and not just the chef.

food3
ambience5
service4

Wednesday Dinner

Dined on August 26, 2015

Excellent ambience and very good service as always and most of the dishes I've ordered over the years have been very, very good, well above average for Lynchburg. This time I ordered something new, and was not that enthralled by my choice. Next time I'll stick with what I know I like.

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Dining at Isabella's, a special treat.

Dined on August 7, 2015

Whenever I have out of town guests or just want to enjoy being with local friends, I can count on Isabella's as the place to go for drinks and dinner. The food, service and ambiance are excellent and additionally, since I know the artist, I get to show off her beautiful art.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Every meal at Isabella's has been outsta ...

Dined on July 18, 2015

Every meal at Isabella's has been outstanding. The food, wine list and service is ,without a doubt, the best in the region. Try anything on the menu and you will not be disappointed.

food4
ambience4
service3

Lynchburg lucky

Dined on July 16, 2015

All good except server not as smooth as preferred. Food is fresh and well prepared. Quality of fish good but not great. Italian dishes seem attractive but perhaps not as authentic as some would seek. I love the bar here and the wine list suits me well.

Tags: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent

Dined on June 26, 2015

My friends and I have gone here once a year for 4 years during restaurant week. Its a great way to try new things and catch up. The fried calamari is amazing and we always order a plate. The cannolis are my favorite desert they are just like Mamma's. The atmosphere is very romantic and the lighting perfect. Their selection of wines and local beers will give you plently to choose from. bring your friends for a classy night out.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service4

Great Italian food in a cruel elegant setting

Dined on June 25, 2015

Isabella's offers an elegant take on many familiar Italian dishes. I had the chicken picatta which was far superior to most. The lemon is subtle, not overstated and perfectly balanced with the capers. Isabella serves this along with a perfectly cooked polenta instead of the usual linguine our fettuccini, and that read a very nice touch. My wife's grilled scallops were perfection itself. They came atop orzo pasta with the absolute best pesto sauce I've ever tasted. Again, like the piccata the pesto sauce was understated. It did not overwhelm you with basil, but rather enhanced the dish with it.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5

Great restaurant

vip
Dined on June 25, 2015

It was Restaurant Week Lynchburg when we were there. Blake, our waiter , was very nice and knowledgable about all the offerings. My wife had watermelon and feta salad which she loved. I had minestrone soup which was very good, but almost room temperature. She had pasta bolognese Which was average. I had the chicken saltimbocca and it was excellent! For the dessert course. She had three dark chocolate truffles (very generous portion) that were a chocolate lovers dream, I had a cannoli which was also excellent! We will stop here again when we are in the area!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Birthday Girl

Dined on June 14, 2015

Wonderful food. Menu is full of delicious choices. Service was impeccable. Very quiet and pleasing environment. Prices were very fair.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion

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