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Ristorante Isola

85-87 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QW, Scotland
+44 131 662 9977
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“linguine” (11 reviews)
“tiramisu” (11 reviews)
“fregola” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
85-87 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QW, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved this place, excellent service, very attentive staff. Delicious food from Sardinian chef, truly authentic taste. We've been to Sardinia many times and love their cuisine. It was nice to discover a place in Edinburgh that serves such a big range of Sardinian...More

Thank 785Diana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely Sardinian food and wine. Attentive staff. Great chef. Certainly an Italian restaurant worth visiting.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I pass this place every day on the bus but had never been in - it looks a bit ordinary from the outside so that had put me off. However, we went in today and it was superb. I've never had Sardinian food before, so...More

Thank AwayFromLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good service. Try the fregula with mussels. Very tasty and the mussels were sweet and fresh. The burrata salad with warm tomatoes and figs was especially yummy. The octopus salad was also good but the flavors in the burrata salad made it more delicious....More

Thank doreenandneil
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Went for a birthday meal, and everything was perfect. The service is brilliant, and the waitress very attentive friendly and explained the menu very well. the food was outstanding. We opted for octopus salad for starter, oysters and scallops. For main we had grill mix...More

Thank lidakim
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We chose this restaurant as we have a liking for Sardinian Red Wine! It was a good choice for the wine, also the service was friendly and efficient. The food was freshly prepared and was possibly a little blander than we had hoped for. Nothing...More

2  Thank markbath
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Somewhat intimate but roomy and quiet enough. Service was prompt and efficient (they speak Italiano if you desire to try). The salads were very good, particularly for UK standards. The branzino for my wife was very well prepared (but could use a lemon/olive oil /white...More

Thank Racon2er
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We chanced upon this restaurant and were very happy with our dinner here. We had a lovely welcome from the staff and attentive service throughout. There was a good choice of food : the pasta was excellent, it is all made on the premises. The...More

Thank ALIF23
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We both felt like Italian food but we were disappointed. Missed the warmth and the spices and the real Italian soul. We had the feeling this food was prepared by a cook who has never been in Italy. It rather tasted as cheap highwayfood and...More

1  Thank atlantida16
Pietro P, Manager at Ristorante Isola, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

You have lost a chance to be silent. 1) this is not a Italian restaurant but Sardinia restaurant. Out side we have a 7,5 meter sign whit written SARDINIAN and Nort Mediterranean cuisine. 2) We wont know what you have eat. 3) We Have 62...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

I went here today for lunch; it was very quiet but the service was good and attentive. There was a large amount of choice, which I don't think is the best sign for a fairly small restaurant- usually places with a smaller selection are better...More

3  Thank Michael_Ealey
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13 November 2017|
Response from Pietro P | Property representative |
Salve Sig.Umberti il 25 e 26 Dicembre siamo chiusi , se fosse interessato il 24 siamo aperti tutto il giorno prendiamo prenotazioni fino alle 21 : 30 . La ringrazio Distinti saluti
28 September 2017|
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Response from GandL1011 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what the question is I am being asked to answer. We ate in Isola in Edinburgh, with it’s Sardinian flag on the outside, Sardinian items clearly mentioned on the menu, Sardinian wines etc etc etc. Yes it will also... More
6 November 2016|
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Response from Alsu V | Reviewed this property |
Owner changed as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85-87 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QW, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 9977
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Isola is specialize in regional Sardinian and Mediterranean cuisine.
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