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7 John Street, Douglas
+44 1624 623764
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south west, uk
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A small unassuming restaurant, which offers a compact but tasty, well cooked menu. Staff were friendly and attentive. Good wine list. Would return if ever in IoM again.

Thank njh83
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a small restaurant and there was a few of us so they gave us the private room upstairs which also gave us an insight into the kitchen on the way past. The food was lovely and would recommend.

Thank Boyder1
Douglas, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite a popular Italian restaurant in Douglas. The food is good, but it's hard to botch Italian cuisine! Overall nice, but I'd like to see something that distinguishes this restaurant from all the other ones serving Italian food. For the time being it fees middle-of-the-road.

Thank Tania L
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not so great accessing the upstairs via kitchen staffing area....service friendly food hot and upstairs nice and quiet no other people upstairs. Enjoyable unhurried evening.

Thank Eagleeye75
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been time and time again. Great value great service great food! Early specials. You get what u pay for and then some. Simples! When I'm not at work myself this is where I like to eat! Thank you Isola

Thank David M
Onchan, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I dine here frequently and I always get a smile, a lovely meal and good service, even when it's packed (which it is a lot). These guys know how to make a proper pizza base but everything else on the menu is equally as good. Well done guys, consistency if everything with a restaurant.

1 Thank kiwigirluk2011
Isle of Man
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Went to Isola on a Saturday evening, we booked and glad we did as they got very busy as the evening went on. We had a garlic bread with cheese to start with, the isola chilli sauce that comes with it is lovely. For main course we had the strips of beef calzone - 10/10 for flavour, the calzone was... More 

Thank Georgia A
Castletown, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Prior to taking my grandchildren to A party we came to Isola for an early dinner as it's their favourite place. As usual the staff were welcoming when we arrived and we were shown our table and told the specials. I enjoyed a great Linguine with Seafood and the children had their usual Lasagne which they always enjoy but the... More 

Thank Knowhowlady
Witney, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here when visiting the Isle of Man only for 2 nights. We're so glad we spent one of our evenings here. We both love Italian food, and this seemed to be authentic Italian. Our starters were huge, and tasted delicious. We also ordered some homemade bread which was lovely and warm. Our mains were a... More 

Thank Helen T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Hoped for a lovely family meal in the cosy surroundings of Isola, however was disappointed. The Restaurant smelt rather musty & uninviting, but we persevered. Our 3 children opted for lasagne with salad (priced rather handsomely at £14) & soon complained that it tasted fishy. None managed to clean their plate (an extremely rare occurrence!) in fact each lasagne remained... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 John Street, Douglas
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 623764

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?