What our diners our saying
The portions were generous & everything came out in well-timed manner
Basically this is probably the best dining you’re going to get in South Lake Tahoe. I ordered the charred steak (well done) w/ ravioli and veggies and a chicken Caesar salad and garlic bread for an appetizer. The portions were generous. Everything came out in well-timed manner. The steak was juicy and crisp. The entire meal was DELICIOUS! even the chicken added was freshly grilled and still sizzling on my salad. The atmosphere is great, not the Best place for kids but hey, where is. Looking forward to dining here on my next Tahoe trip. Will be recommending this place. 7/29/2016 yelp!
We were out-of-towners, looking for a place to eat dinner. It’s always difficult to know which restaurants will be good & which will be not so good. Well, Izabella is one of the great ones.
First, let me comment on the service! It was – in one word – EXCELLENT! Glorianne (hope it’s spelled correctly) was friendly, able to make recommendations and made us feel like locals. Alex, a helper, was attentive and very mannerly!
Next, let’s talk food. We started with the Bruschetta – the tomato and basil topping was mixed with a perfect amount of garlic. The bread was lightly charred, which added a nice smoky flavor and crunchiness to the bread. The balsamic glaze lightly drizzled over it added the perfect amount of tanginess to the appetizer. If we had been alone, my husband would have licked the plate.
For the main course, we thoroughly enjoyed eating the Lasagna and Bucatini Puttanesca entrees. The lasagna was literally the most delicious blend of meat, ricotta, mozzarella & tomato sauce. And the Puttanesca, well, let’s just say it put all other Puttanesca dishes to shame.
Finally, dessert. The Espresso Mud Pie was a perfect way to finish the meal.
Thank you for a delightful meal and dining experience. Next time we’re in So. Lake Tahoe, it will be our first choice for dinner! 8/24/2016 yelp!
Kid-friendly Italian Restaurant at Stateline near Heavenly Gondola
Our family just went to Tahoe during Labor day. This place is very kids friendly. My son ordered the kid’s ravioli. Manu said have 3 but turn out is adult side of 6. My daughter ordered the meatball pasta also huge which I believe is adult size. Great value. The Marinara sauce come with the garlic bread is one of the best Marinara sauce I ever tasted. Wine selection also great. I am very happy for the wine our waitress recommended. Service is excellent! Definitely will come again when we are visiting Tahoe! 9/11/2016 yelp!
Probably the best Italian food I have ever eaten
You must try this awesome place. Great selections and great prices. Our waitress has been there for 5 years and was so pleasant and helpful in our selections. 8/6/2016 yelp!
An all around awesome experience
The appetizers were out of this world!!….. and it just kept getting better…and better!!… The Salmon!! 9/11/2016 yelp!
Congratulations, South Lake Tahoe, you just got another gem of a restaurant
So, we were looking for someplace to eat and we are picky about Italian food. Who am I kidding? We are picky about all food! So we ordered the Salmon, the Chicken Marsala and the Chicken Parmigiana. It was PERFECT! The service was amazing (thank you Eric…you are awesome). They are only a few weeks old but they their food down. Congratulations, South Lake Tahoe, you just got another gem of a restaurant. 8/6/2016 yelp!
What a great place, food is awesome, service is A+
Dorianee I hope I remembered your name right love, you were amazing. Thank you for a wonderful night. Come see us anytime, best wishes David & Elena, San Francisco 8/22/2016 yelp!
Pleasantly surprised by this place! They did a great job with turning a Carrow’s into a fine dining restaurant. All the food was flavorful and well portioned. I had the roasted romaine salad with salmon and my husband had the lasagna. Both were delicious! The cannoli were on point! The wait staff was attentive and friendly 🙂 As a relative of a local, we have eaten out almost everywhere in Tahoe. I’d highly recommend this place for date night or a quiet family dinner. We will be back! 10/2/2016 yelp!
We loved Izabella!
One of the best Italian meals we have ever had
My wife and I went in here because they shared a parking lot with the Holiday Inn Express, and we were too lazy to walk any further. We’re very glad we went in. We loved it so much, we returned the following evening.
It’s an upscale Italian restaurant that welcomes the casually-dressed South Lake Tahoe crowd. The hostess and the entire wait-staff were first-class. The food and the presentation were fantastic. The background music was just the right volume so it created a great ambiance, but was not too loud. And even the padded booth seats were comfortable.
Between the two nights we had the lasagna bolognese, the eggplant Parmesan, the chicken saltimbocca, and chicken piccata.
We agree with the previous poster, Roberta B This was one of the best Italian meals we have ever had.
Izabella will be a great addition to the South Lake Tahoe strip. We will definitely return the next time we’re in South Lake Tahoe. We also highly recommend this new restaurant to everyone. 6/18/2016 yelp!