Opentable voted Trattoria Isabella a “Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurant”. The food,drink, and knowledgeable server contributed to the delightfulness of the patio. I am always an advocate for outdoor seating; however, I would like to know how you receive a top 10 outdoor title with the typical and uncomfortable cast iron chairs that give you waffle bottom. There must be a good reason why so many outdoor arenas choose these terribly menacing chairs. Another issue to be noted: Trattoria Isabella was out of octopus at 6:30 pm on a Sunday. That immediately cut off two order choices for me. Good thing I’m not a big food critic yet. We went with the mussels, which were okay, but fishier than I prefer. The tuna Carpaccio was great with a very light and fresh olive oil lemon herb dressing. I ordered this prepared like the beef Carpaccio in order to get the hearts of palm that, in my opinion, should have been cut into bites instead of lazy string cheese look-a-likes. Tough crowd, I know. The bread was mediocre, and the butter, until it began to melt, tasted as if it had spent too much time in the refrigerator. The tortellini with prosciutto was pretty tasty, and while my spinach salmon salad tasted wonderfully crisp, I think it could have been bigger and more vegetable voluptuous. That could be my glutton Doppelganger speaking, but I’m just saying… I’ve seen bigger. Actually I think maybe I was just incredibly hungry. I could have eaten the salad and an entire entrée. After two appetizers and a large salad though, I thought it would be in best interest to not act like a piglet. The prosecco split was fabulously fresh; it was as if I could taste the foothills of The Alps and the Moscato D’Asti that our server recommended was an absolutely outstanding summer dessert drink, perfectly sweet and wildly effervescent.