Arabellas Italian Ristorante

4.8
1095 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Welcome to Arabellas Ristorante, located in Time Square, the heart of historic downtown Winter Haven. We offer the best Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, created from the freshest ingredients and served in a warm, elegant atmosphere.

Arabellas Ristorante Reservation Policy:
• The day of your reservation, please let a representative of Arabellas know in advance should you be running late by calling (863)293-1797.
• Please note, your reservation will be held for 15 minutes from the time of the original reservation. Without notice of late arrival, Arabellas has the right to release the table.
• Special Events and Holiday Reservations will require a deposit for all reservations.


What 1095 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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FrancisK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great choice when looking for a restaurant with ambience and class.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great everything

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TeresaH
Tampa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a treat. Best service, food and ambience in Polk County.

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WilliamB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great atmosphere & food! Only problem, the wait staff when you 1st come in. You get water but it takes too long for someone to come over and take your drink orders. They are just standing around talking!!!

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DebraH
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service,and food were very good.I loved the bananas foster dine table side,it's a great escape for a relaxing lunch.

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ChristianaF
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and food. 2nd time and will return again.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Service and food was great.
There was a very loud table next to us. Possibly because we were on the small side of the room the noise level seemed high. We were hoping for quite, romantic evening.

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GusB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

"Overrated and Overpriced" - Dress code not enforced. Starting with the bread, overcooked and tasteless --- Food overcooked and greasy -- horrible ! Very disappointed - wine selection poor not as shown in menu. Made a mistake by ordering wine recommended by the Sommelier - cheap and very bad -- only goo thing was the dessert. Music extremely loud and waiters very confused, even though they tried very hard to do a good job.

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ShirleyW
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

We've been coming here for my birthday for several years and I don't feel it was as good s it has been in previous years, I will come here for celebrations in the future but hope I enjoy it more. I miss Italo as the chef!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great service and a welcome environment.

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DennisL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our 52nd wedding anniversary at Arabella's. First time there. Everything WAY beyond our expectations. Service, food, back round piano music was perfect. We were treated as valued guests and questioned on numerous occasions by owner/manager? as to the satisfaction of our meal and service, which as stated above, was perfect. After our main course, and opting out of dessert, were treated personally by the piano player and given a Happy Anniversary dessert to share. Made a perfect evening for us. Will be back soon (not waiting for another anniversary) and bringing guests. Best dining experience we've had since moving to Florida 11 years ago. Thank you all for a perfect dining experience.

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TammyE
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always

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JeanB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had been wanting to visit Arabellas for a year now and finally found time for a late lunch there. Service was impeccable. Value was amazing. Could not believe how reasonable the prices were. Nice place, great food and service. Will definitely be back again. Hopefully for dinner next time.

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TomG
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful experience here. Service was outstanding food was equally delicious. We will be coming back for dinner again.

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vipLovetoeatout
Tampa
68 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service, food, and wine were all exceptional. A great place to just have a nice leisurely dinner!
The piano music is a plus!!

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AmyB
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Servers were excellent. Noise level too high. Food delicious ... cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. Our favorite WH restaurant by far.

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RonC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not our first time and not our last. This is by far the best overall restaurant experience in central Florida.

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PaulS
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall experience was excellent, as always. Our server Eric was quick and knowledgeable. Food was delicious, and ambience unbeatable for a Birthday celebration.
The only customer service suggestion; we forgot our "To-go" Food on the table, but spend quite some time in front of Restaurant; to say farewell to the other couple. In a high class environment such as Arabella's; the Hostess could have easily brought it out. No blame, as it was our fault; just a suggestion!
We still Love your Restaurant and come back soon.

Arabellas Italian Ristorante
Responded on 7 October 2021

We are glad to hear you had an excellent experience with us again. It is unfortunate we are not able to get your to-go food out to you before you left, as we do strive to ensure anything left behind is accounted for. We hope to improve our consistency on this subject, thank you for your review!

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vipKimV
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Arabellas is always consistent with their food and service. It is so nice to have fine dining so close! I just wish they recognized our anniversary as I put it in the reservations. It was our 25th!

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amyr
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

some tables were a little loud. Dessert took a long time

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow. Just, wow. Everything from the service to the food was absolutely wonderful. Can’t wait to come back!

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BarbaraP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great special occasion place to eat. Food and service are always good and last night was no exception.

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KevinW
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great service and amazing fresh food! My favorite restaurant in Winter Haven!!!

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SueS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Can always count on a great dinner experience. The piano player is very good & always asks for requests. At times the noise level ratchets up so hard to carry on a conversation.

Only reason for lower service rating, we waited almost 20 minutes for someone to take our drink order. If there is a lack of wait staff due to hiring problems, at least if we had a drink we wouldn’t mind waiting so long. The server we had did a great job overall under the circumstances.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and the service was impeccable. However, the piano was so loud I could not have a conversation with my wife.

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SamM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and plentiful. Happy Anniversary was written in red sweet writing on our desert plates!!!

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Tech
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and fine service at one of our favorite restaurants.

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LisaD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent
Would recommend it to anyone
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KrisD
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you are looking for a nice night out with family or friends look no further!

Food was excellent. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was even better.

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LocalDiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent lunch, though I wish the selection of wines by the glass would improve.

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TonyaS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinning experience. Had reservations, was seated upon arrival, server was pretty much was waiting at the table!! Vinny was our server and he was awesome! Food cooked and served just as explained. Desert was a wonderful end to the evening.

This is a dining experience, if you are looking to get in and out, this is not the place for that. It is met to be a time to relax, enjoy your meal and the service. Was not disappointed!

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ClintonH
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This has become our favorite restaurant in Polk County. I used to go to Berns in Tampa for a special occasion but now I come to Arabellas. Can't wait to go back.

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Esb1
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite special occasion evening dining place! However, we have decided we would also like to try them for lunches as well, which we expect to be just as wonderful.

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JeanieAndBruce
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We wanted some place special to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Arabella's was the perfect choice! There was a wide variety of choices without being overwhelming. Our servers were Vinny and Lindsay, who were attentive without being obtrusive and Chris on the piano went out if his way to make our night special. Thanks to everyone for making our night memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary Dinner at Arrabella’s was a pleasure. We will be back!

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JeanO
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service, the décor, the attention to details...impeccable! Every member of the staff was easily able to answer any questions we had. We ordered three things that were prepared tableside...we loved it, so much fun to watch. The food was absolutely fabulous. I will definitely recommend Arabella's to anyone looking for some place special! I can't wait to return!!!

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DougD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here, great meal at a price one would expect for this type of restaurant. The food was great, attractive interior design and the "Piano Man" made it even more enjoyable

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely superb! A NYC experience in little downtown Winter Haven. Outstanding service, food and atmosphere. We loved it!

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AdaL
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently excellent. Great food and superior service

FAQs

Arabellas Italian Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1095 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.