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Isola bar & grill

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Shop L4-17, Shanghai ifc Mall, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 5012 1277
11:30 - 22:30
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I tried before it was better. This time it was deplorable. Margeritha was not enough baked, tomato sauce was raw out of the can horrible taste. Ordered recommended ravioli with shrimps...I can't imagine if it wasn't a recommended dish. Plate stone cold, shrimps felt like just out of the freezer, and ravioli far from aldente or even tasty. EUR 500... More 

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Piacenza, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here for the Sunday brunch several time. With a fix price (2 options) you can have fresh tasty and good food. Isola staff is always available for any request. Recommend

Thank morandi-L
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Group of 10 of us went for team lunch. Isola is in a great setting spectacular views out of their large windows and a nice terrace for the warmer weather. Lunch is a buffet starter, salad, meats, cheese etc., followed by the choice of mains (I had fish skewers which were tiny and awful-over cooked tuna and inedible prawn), followed... More 

Thank StewartRobert
Zeeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stopped here because of the location to the sights. The wine selection is just awesome. The appetizers superb, the food outstanding. The service is paced and they take care of you. The sea bass was the best I ever had... check out the picture, the presentation was over the top, in a delicious garlic steamer....wow. I can't believe how... More 

1 Thank Beezhjack
Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Our preferred restaurant in Shanghai with a wonderful sightseeing and food with excellent taste and perfect presentation: the sea pasta and the branzino are our recommended choice. Room management has a good Italian approach and maitre/chef both very kind. Dinner is expensive (other times we had brunch more affordable).

1 Thank Vassalloma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The place is nice, the view is the best, but I need said the food change, but the original Chef was changed.

1 Thank Cristian P
Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

As usual a wonderful location with a wonderful sightseeing and the food selected for the dinner was excellent, with a wide choice of buffet's appetizers, perfect pasta and wery good main course. To close with the dessert's buffet was perfect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Very spacious Italian restaurant on the 4th floor of IFC Mall with spectacular out of the window view or you could use an open terrace to seat outside! Cuisine is perfecto, as good as in Italy! Waiters are highly trained and know the menu perfect! Good place to have a lunch or a dinner, definitely will be coming back again... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is the best quality/value ratio italian restaurant in Shanghai. Great location in IFC Mall, the best Mall in town. The italian Chef and the very good italian manager, ensure a really italian atmosphere and good foods. price are more affordable than in other fine dining italian restaurant. A good address for lunch or dinner.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very good value for money business lunch set menu. Nices dishes with a friendly staff. Mid range price.

1 Thank Helmut A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$44 - US$73
Italian, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop L4-17, Shanghai ifc Mall, 8 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Lujiazui
  • Neighbourhood: Lujiazui
  • Phone Number: +86 21 5012 1277
Owned by the Hong Kong based Gaia Group, which is renowned for stylish and authentic Italian restaurants in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Isola always enjoyed the reputation in the fine tastes of Italian haute cuisine.
As the largest restaurant in Shanghai IFC with over 1000㎡ (10800 sq.ft.) of dining area, ISOLA Shanghai can seat 180, with additional 100 seats on the balcony area, and 30 in the bar area.
Designed by the world-renowned interior designer Hugh Zimmern, who also part-designed the "Commune by the Great Wall", the entire dining spaces are enveloped in elegance and tranquillity, reflecting a very contemporary level of designs, combining the classic 'white on white' reminiscent of its Hong Kong counterpart, leading from the dining hall, VIP rooms and intimate cocktail lounge. Its vast outdoor terrace affords stunning view over the beautiful skylines of Shanghai financial centre, making Isola Shanghai every inch this cosmopolitan city's hottest dining destination.
The open kitchen concept is both modern and lively. The dynamic artworks highlight the dining room's clean white walls, and the Futurist-inspired motif represent the urban industrial vitality that is today's Shanghai.
With a focus on fresh and authentic regional Italian cuisine, Chef Marco Busatti's menu offers a popular selection of traditional Italian salads, homemade pastas, stone baked pizzas (including Isola Hong Kong's famed 'Trifola' black truffle pizza), and an extensive choice of oven baked fish and seafood, and roasted meats.

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When people speak of Shanghai’s futuristic skyline, it’s the financial district of Luiazui they are speaking of. Shanghai’s most iconic buildings are located in close proximity to Lujiazui’s elevated ring road and swanky eateries. Sky-high shopping and chic bars fill the highrises around the area. As is characteristic of a world-class financial business district, some of Shanghai’s best malls and hotels can be found in the neighborhood. While everyone on the famous Bund side of the river gazes in awe at these amazing structures, all the buildings here, as well as Lujiazui’s riverside promenade, offer great views of the historic buildings all along the Puxi side. The Lujiazui park often hosts music festivals throughout the year, and park goers can party and stroll in the shadow of some of the world’s tallest buildings.
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