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Isabella's Taverna & Tapas Bar

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44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Winchester, Virginia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Took our daughter here for a birthday brunch, beautiful day, sat outside. The food was So extraordinary, excellent, the service was outstanding. The owner Mr. Pistar joined us briefly , very personable, he added a complementary order of fried asparagus, to good to describe, as well as a watermelon desert, suburb. The restaurant is known for it's Tapas, which we... More 

Thank FINN2015
Frederick, Maryland
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

This place is always full of high energy people. There is a great atmosphere. It is a tapas restaurant but you could order entrees if you prefer. I have to recommend the house made potato chips. We kept seeing them go by and had to ask our waiter what was everyone ordering. Glad we did! Other must orders are the... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

Met four friends for lunch this summer. The small plates are great tastings, but not big enough for more than two to share, so plan accordingly. I've never had anything I didn't like, but none of the dishes have been outstanding. I keep going back, probably annually, hoping to be wowed, but it's not happening. However, I like it for... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

It's been a few months since the last visit to Isabella's. There's a new menu, not as extensive but with all my favorites still included. Service was on the slow side tonight which was a bit of a surprise since the restaurant was not that busy. Food was excellent as usual. Order bread to soak up the sauce from the... More 

Thank LktVa
Washington, D.C.
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

A group of my friends met here for dinner and it was really quite fun! We ordered the peach sangria (delicious!) and, of course, the fried asparagus....which definitely lived up to its rave reviews! Then we each ordered a tapas and shared. Our waiter really helped pick some wonderful choices and we loved it all! Topped it off with some... More 

Thank Sary156
Rockville, Maryland
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Delicious & interesting tapas, wide selection. Attentive, kind servers even when busy & near closing, but not rushing us. Lovely interior.

Thank Twinbrook60
Frederick, Maryland
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This restaurant is thriving with energy. Happy Hour offers great drink prices and specials on appetizers, as well as a generous array of free food. The asparagus fries were awesome, as were the artichoke bottoms. For this first visit we tried a variety of tapas. We will definitely return - we look forward to trying the regular menu.

Thank Suzanne Y
Adamstown, Maryland
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

this restaurant is very centrally located in downtown Frederick, the place has a nice setup and also a Patio if you like the outdoors. food good but a little bit pricey

Thank NADIARDZ2015
Falling Waters, West Virginia
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Went here with a friend for lunch, the food was delicious. It was a little pricey but the quality was great. Try the asparagus fries, they are a signature dish at the restaurant and totally worth it.

Thank Rachel N
Frederick, Maryland
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We'll probably go here again for my birthday dinner. We're especially fond of the asparagus. If we were rich, we'd go here at least monthly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Bar, Spanish, Mediterranean, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 N Market St, Fl 1, Frederick, MD 21701-5471
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
  • Phone Number: 3016988922
We welcome you to visit and enjoy our restaurant in downtown historic Frederick located in the Hendrickson Building. We have selected the finest Spanish cuisine complemented with an exclusive wine list. In the heart of historic Frederick, Maryland, Isabella"s has become a favorite destination for local residents and worldwide travelers alike in search of a truly Mediterranean dining experience.

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