Isola on Columbus

Restaurants, Italian Upper West Side
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Isola on Columbus
Sicilian-born Sebastiano Cappitta (Acqua, Bettola) resurrects his shuttered restaurant Isola (closed in 2006) with this uptown trattoria. In the rustic 50-seat space—punctuated by exposed brick walls, tiled floors and burgundy banquettes—a wood-burning brick oven fires individual thin-crust pizzas (pesto-shrimp, prosciutto-arugula) and homestyle meat lasagna. The kitchen rolls out southern Italian plates like fried artichoke hearts, salmon in tomato-mustard sauce and arugula-topped veal cutlet. Classic Italian cocktails (Negroni, Americano) are also on offer.


Venue name: Isola on Columbus
Address: 994 Columbus Ave
Cross street: at 109th St
Opening hours: Daily 11am–11pm
Transport: Subway: B, C to 110th St–Cathedral Pkwy
Price: Average pizza: $11. AmEx, MC, V
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I stumbled upon this place (was headed to Crepes on Columbus next door, but the line was insane), and it's now my favorite brunch spot. I take all of my friends/family here when they come to visit and it does not disappoint. The food is so fresh, delicious, and sophisticated Italian. Their pizzas are brick-oven made and will leave everyone at the table moaning in that way they do when food hits the spot. Also complimentary brunch drink on Sat/Sun. Yes yes yes