About Isabella's Italian Trattoria
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.
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
Old Boonsboro Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Ample parking available in the well lit shopping center parking lot. Handicap parking spaces adjacent to the restaurant.
The Boonsboro Shopping Center has a Lynchburg City Bus stop.
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
Isabella's Italian Trattoria Ratings and Reviews
Very good Italian restaurant when you are in Lynchburg. Service was efficient, not constantly at our table, allowing us to enjoy conversation.
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.
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!
Great Easter Brunch
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.
My favorite Lynchburg area restaurant! Ambiance and service shine, and the menu is diverse and well-executed.
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.
Great place to eat
It was a great dining experience. Food was great, service was great.
Great dinner and even better service. At ...
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!!
A great find in Lynchburg
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!
The food here was absolutely amazing. The whole dining experience was excellent.
First time at Isabellas
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.
A must visit
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.
The service, food and atmosphere are all fabulous. I love their Sunday Brunch!
From the lovely bread basket with warm b ...
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!!
WOW. What a great experience. Cant wait to go back
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.
We enjoy this restaurant service is fabulous. Service is really good. And not overly expensive great value great food
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.
Nice quiet and romantic dinner
Wonderful southern Italian food with pleasant non-Intrusive service. Great wine list.
Outstanding food & outstanding service! ...
Outstanding food & outstanding service! Our favorite restaurant in Lynchburg, VA
Waitress was trying to be Cute !
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!!!
The fried artichokes were amazing as well as the stacked eggplant. I would highly recommend serving olive oil with spices for the bread.
Good Food...Good Service
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.
Excellent food, I had steak, my wife fried oysters. Waitress was efficient and cheerful. We will go again in the future.
We enjoyed our experience at Isabella's. ...
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.
Good environment bad chicken
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.
Best restaurant in Lynchburg, Virginia
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!
Relaxed dining, in my top 3 in Lynchburg. Specials and pizzas always good. Martinia's are good too!
What a surprise!
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.
Great local restaurant
Fresh tasty food, fun bar, good neighborhood hangout.
An amazing place with even better food ! A must go to in Lynchburg Virginia!!
Great choice - made for a good anniversary spot.
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!
Not The Same
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.
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.
Dining at Isabella's, a special treat.
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.
Every meal at Isabella's has been outsta ...
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.
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.
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.
Great Italian food in a cruel elegant setting
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.
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!
Wonderful food. Menu is full of delicious choices. Service was impeccable. Very quiet and pleasing environment. Prices were very fair.
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