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Trattoria Isabella [Closed]

Restaurants, Italian West Loop
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Photograph: Dave Rentauskas Trattoria Isabella

The menu of Italian-American specialties (chicken Vesuvio, veal Marsala) doesn’t excite much, but a handful of standards are done surprisingly well. Crispy calamari is incredibly tender and greaseless, and we could have made a meal out of the fantastic Big Night salad topped with perfectly grilled, big fat shrimp and bright artichokes. In fact, maybe we should have: Four-cheese ravioli’s sage butter sauce was incredibly salty, and a chicken breast’s goat cheese and spinach stuffing didn’t save it from drying out.


Venue name: Trattoria Isabella [Closed]
Address: 217 N Jefferson St
Cross street: at Fulton St
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11 pm, Sat 4pm-11pm, Sun 4pm-10pm
Transport: El stop: Green, Pink to Clinton. Bus: 38, 56, 125.
Price: Average main course: $20
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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I was highly impressed with the service at Trattoria Isabella.  The servers knew their wines, described what meats and poultry would go with what.  Helped create an amazing appetizer selection.  I chose the sausage and peppers, because that is my favorite.  I must say, out of the entire area, they have the best.  Next I went on to have the Rigatoni Ala Vodka, simply delicious!  For dessert, I had a chocolate truffle, draped in chocolate drizzles.  Amazing!  I chose to have a bottle of Nebbiolo, one of my absolute favorite wines.  I must add, they were over $20 cheaper than six restaurants I frequent.  In addition.. I had free parking in the lot, dinnertime!  That is unheard of.  It looked like they remodeled, and that they updated the menus.  All I know is, I cannot wait to return!  Thank you Sergio for an amazing experience.

Simply delicious food choices, romantic, candlelit dinner, nice lounge, with a wood burning brick pizza oven, and best of all... FREE PARKING IN THEIR LOT... love it.. nice service and nice atmosphere