Mon-Tue, 11:30am-10pm; Wed-Thu, 11:30am-10:30pm; Fri, 11:30am-11pm; Sat, 10am-11pm; Sun, 10am-10pm
1 at 79th St.; B, C at 81st St.-Museum of Natural History
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Isabella's is about as see-and-be-seen as the relatively unpretentious Upper West Side gets.The airy bi-level space and patio are perfect for people watching while picking at dishes from a Mediterranean-tinged menu. Filling homemade pastas, like the seasonal dessert-y pumpkin ravioli in brown butter sauce, and lighter fare, but skip the talked-up but ultimately mediocre brunch if you’re hungry for more than an eyeful.