The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, canceled duels, and tied soccer matches. Today's deal employs fine Italian cuisine to cut down on unfinished business: for $15, you get $30 worth of regional Italian cuisine at Isabella's Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, located in Frisco.
Isabella's dinner menu is a virtual mouth-tour of Italy, with regional cuisine from all four sections of the world's most delicious boot. Start a meal with an appetizer of gamberi con spinaci, sautéed shrimp wrapped in Italian smoked, cured bacon with spinach and lemoncello dressing ($15), before paying a peninsular visit with your face. Meat-lovers can dine in Northern style with tagliata toscano, sliced marinated beef with spinach and portobellos ($28), while island-lovers can enchant the palate with Sicilian-style tonno grigliato con pepe rosso—grilled tuna with mustard and red peppercorns served with a red-pepper coulis ($24). Try a time-tested classic with Isabella's veal saltimbocca, featuring veal and prosciutto in a mushroom-madeira-infused sauce with olive-oil mashed potatoes ($22), and then finish the meal in sweet style with a full range of desserts, such as the apple torte and pastry crème concoction of the torta di mele ($7), available for savoring or slapstick food-fights.
Isabella's features a continental dining room with an elegant, romantic atmosphere perfect for rekindling a lost love, confusing a platonic friend, or enjoying the socially jarring contrast of a solo meal. Amuse yourself or treat another with today's deal.
Reviewers are mixed on service, but praise the atmosphere. Seventy- five percent of Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant. TripAdvisors and [Yelpers](http://www.yelp.com/biz/isabellas-italian-restaurant-frisco give it a three-star average:
- The experience of dining at Isabella's is like taking a ride in a Rolls Royce without paying for one; it does not get much better than that…So much more than just a place to eat, it is a wonderful dining experience, and a great place to bring the family, that special friend, or dine alone. – acercone, Urbanspoon
- I love Italian food and I was very happy to find Isabella's! I'm a fan of pasta with clams in white wine sauce and Isabella's delivered! Their Capalleni Con Vongole was delicious! The wait staff and management are very friendly and efficient. A manager actually visited every table in the restaurant to make sure we were having a good experience. – Rebecca L., Yelp