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Isabella's - Closed

1279 Legacy Dr.
Frisco, TX 75034-6021
214-618-3384

Details

  • Daily 5pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 11am-4pm
  • $$$
  • Catering, Private-group dining
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Lot available, Valet
  • Reservations Accepted, Recommended
Loosely steeped in the cuisines of Lombardi, Tuscany and Veneto, Isabella's (and its lounge, Isa) does a worthy job of straddling Italian culinary authenticity with Frisco suburbia fright points (No fresh anchovies here -- yet). Respectable risotto shares space with a wonderful sea bass laced with olive pâté, a tasty Tuscan tenderloin in chianti reduction and a wonderfully conceived tuna tartare draped in herbed chickpea puree that only fails because the tuna is a couple of notches off top-grade. Isabella is a real (Italian!) lady, and the owners (Craig Vaught and Kenyon Price) personify the restaurant with her essence referring to "her doors" and how "she blends" regional culinary influences, as if she were an oil tanker or a destroyer. Let's hope she doesn't sink.

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  • Doing Izzy
    Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 4 a.m. by Mark Stuertz

    I would like to introduce you to a very special lady... What you'll notice first—besides the menacing rebar in a support post near the man slicing grooves into a concrete slab with a huge saw outside Isabella's French doors&md...

  • Who's That Girl?
    Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 3 a.m. by Mark Stuertz

    When Kenyon Price rhapsodizes about Isabella's, his new Italian restaurant set to spring from Stonebriar Commons in Frisco, he speaks as though it were an actual lady. "She's well-traveled. Her homes are in Lombardy, Veneto and Tusc...

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