We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Reserve a table
Sun, 28/11

Ratings and reviews



US$14 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (114)
Filter reviews
114 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Traveller rating
See what travellers are saying:
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 10 September 2021 via mobile

Great Lunch with my daughter in laws father who is hard of hearing. We split a Summer Salad. I enjoyed the Rib sandwich. Joe liked his cheese burger. Service was excellent. No drinking this time but the bar looked good. Near the VA hospital and...I would eat there again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place but I didn’t. I had the beet carppacio for starters and it was tasteless. The taste was not on the same level as the price. My boyfriend had the potato leek soup and he liked it. Neither of...us liked the main courses. I had the short rib, and it definitely was not worth it. The meat was super dry, potatos seemed like they were cooked when still raw (they were hard and floury) and the mushrooms were super hard too. Even the stock/broth was tasteless, which is basically the whole point of a stew. The dish was HUGE. My boyfriend had the steak & fries dish and it was super dry too. No sauce served with pieces of meat and fries. For this price point, I really expect a lot more. Dessert were okay (definitely not the best) but how wrong can you go with brownies and creme brulee. The only thing we really liked was my pear margarita and the potato leek soup.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2019

I was a bit disappointed in this restaurant. We'd been driving by it on my many trips up to WB and we finally stopped in to try it out. It was just ok. There weren't that many people in the restaurant and yet it took...over 5 minutes to see a waitress. My co-worker actually asked the hostess about our server and she seemed to get a little defensive and said the server was delayed on purpose so we could settle in to our table. Bizarre. The food was alright, nothing really much to say about it. The wine selection was fine. The best part about the meal was the tiramisu (which I got to go).More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 18 September 2019

What a find! Staying at the Woodlands we wanted to find a restaurant nearby and the reviews about Isabella's on Trip Advisor did not let us down. The service and atmosphere were wonderful and the food even better. The charcuterie board and the various choices...along with the warm bread were fantastic. The carpaccio and bolognese equally as good . I have driven past Isabella's a number of times. Why haven't I been there before? It certainly won't be the last!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 6 August 2019

In planning our drive between FL and ME, I looked for a place to stay near Scranton (and proximity to I 84) with a good restaurant for a birthday dinner with my husband. I chose Wilkes-Barre for Isabella, and we were both more than pleased!...We enjoyed happy hour drinks, but declined a happy-hour appetizer because we'd selected our seafood entree and wanted to be fully able to enjoy it. Being Floridians, we were amazed at the freshness of Isabella's fish. Fran Dolan, the general manager, warmly welcomed us and assured we had a memorable dining experience.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 23 July 2019

This was a return engagement to Isabellas to share the wonderful food with my wife. We were warmly met by Fran who I had met before, and we chatted about the menu and my choices for the evening. After looking through the menu and seeing...a number of great options, I couldn’t resist getting the Aji tuna again. It was just so wonderful last time I couldn’t imagine anything being better. And it was just as good as before with wonderfully seared tuna, a nice horseradish sauce drizzled over the top, and nicely cooked the rice to finish it off. It’s a full plate and a meal, with maybe room for an appetizer. My wife ordered the lobster tortelloni which she really enjoyed and I found enjoyable as well, although perhaps a half serving was a little late for either of us. The fresh made pasta was center stage in this dish and it was great. I also ordered the special crab-cake appetizer which had the same fruit and tomato relish base as the diver scallops on the menu. The crabcake was stuffed with crab meat, nicely grilled, very little filler. The relish base is quite tasty and is a nice complement to the crab and I’m sure the Diver Scallops which I might try next time. Add to this a nice drink and wine collection. We tried a Peach Moscow Mule that was peachy and hide the alcohol well. The Toasted Head Chardonnay by the glass went well with the tuna. As before this was a wonderful visit, a great meal. Great service and helpful staff. I can’t wait to come back again.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 25 May 2019 via mobile

This was a great find! Food amazing! We ordered and shared. meatball appetizer had two huge servings covered with mozzarella. The scallops were pan seared and lively. I ordered the seafood special : Halibut. The fish was pan seared and served on top of a...deliscious vegetable combo. My husband ordered the special veal which was cooked to perfection. My son’s New York Strip was also cooked to perfection. Atmosphere was nice and staff friendly.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

Menu changes with the seasons & always tasty meals , terrific drink menu , salads are delicious & a great place to entertain friends, enjoy a family meal together or go for a special occasion!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 17 April 2019

The atmosphere was amazing! I would love to bring my family in here. I came here for a business dinner meeting. Great food and service more importantly. Cheers!!

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 31 October 2018

I got there as they opened. This is an upscale Italian Restaurant but with my long sleeved t-shirt they welcomed me. I chose to sit at the bar so as to not occupy one of the limited number of tables. They were very welcoming. The...specials notice had not been printed yet but the manager brought it to me as soon as it was printed. Then I got fresh bread (I had to wait about 10 minutes since it was still in the oven) and a delicious meal. I will go back!More

Date of visit: October 2018
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
The Woodlands Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
1,448 reviews
.47 km away
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Wilkes Barre
1,569 reviews
.51 km away
Holiday Inn Express Wilkes Barre East, an IHG hotel
326 reviews
.77 km away
Extended Stay America - Wilkes-Barre - Hwy. 315
158 reviews
.77 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Leggio's Pizzeria & Italian Ristorante
152 reviews
.32 km away
Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar
447 reviews
1.28 km away
Ruth's Chris Steak House
397 reviews
1.27 km away
Parson's Family Restaurant
19 reviews
.32 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Seven Tubs Recreation Area
271 reviews
1.70 km away
Plains Antiques and Home Furnishings
14 reviews
2.97 km away
Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
225 reviews
3.39 km away
Mohegan Sun Pocono
1,038 reviews
1.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
8 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 193bobb | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We do have a private room that seats 10-45 people. It may be too large for an intimate dinner for two. In our main dining room we do have tables for two that are located in the corner and are... More
Micheal M
4 August 2018|
Response from pestajs |
Do you have a lunch menu ?
19 May 2016|
Response from 193bobb | Property representative |
Thank you for thinking of Isabella Restaurant and Bar to host your anniversary celebration. Yes, we can accommodate 19 people in our private dining room. Please call our restaurant manager, Tracy at 570-270-9292 to discuss... More
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Isabella Restaurant and Bar

Isabella Restaurant and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5