Maybe it was the thunderstorm that night that lit up the Pittsburgh skyline, maybe too much wine ( I would recommend doing their wine selection with each course, I little pricing, but worth it.) My boyfriend and I went there for our first romantic dinner date, and 7 months later we have not topped Isabela's. We dine out every week, and Dish and Andora's are close. Every course was great, and I am a picky eater. We called for reservations while we were stuck in traffic and they were able to seat us for their last seating. The service was outstanding, they could not do enough. The duck was amazing, and I have never care for duck before. I have had duck since, and no one could replicate what I had at Isabela's. It is my favorite place in Pittsburgh, it is where I fell in love.
Extremely pleasantly suprised.
I had read the reviews on Citysearch, so my expectations were moderately high, but this is certainly the first pittsburgh restaurant that went beyond our expectations. With the view as the back drop and service that was consistently appropriate, the food was stellar enough to create a sublime experience.