My husband and I have been
My husband and I have been wanting to go to this restaurant since we moved to Winter Haven 4 years ago and just never got around to it. What a great experience for us both. Our food was fantastic, the service was wonderful (very attentive) and the ambiance was very relaxing and romantic. We will definitely return.
3/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I enjoyed her birthday celebration with a last minute decision to try Arabellas. We had explored downtown Winter Haven and found this wonderful location hoping to enjoy a special occasion. It was a wonderful choice and she was extremely pleased with my selection and the entire event.
The food was wonderful and prepared with extreme attention to detail. Preparation and presentation was subperb. Service was excellent, attentive but not overbearing. The ambiance and decor simply added to our pleasure.
The only deficiency was that the table-side preparation of our entree was done in a location other than table-side. We would have enjoyed to watch the entire preparation at our table. Despite this, the meal and evening was gre
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding for the area.
Outstanding for the area. Nothing really comparable in Winterhaven.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Quality and selection for
Quality and selection for lunch was very good. Service was just a bit off the afternoon we were there. Did not get approached until almost 15 minutes after being seated and served beverages. Was OK from that point on. I will always go back there for lunch and dinner.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was our first visit to
It was our first visit to Arabella's. We went with some friends and had a wonderful time. The food was awesome and so was the service.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our all-time favorite!
This is our all-time favorite! We went with friends, who enjoyed it as much as we did. Although Arabella's is an Italian restaurant, their steaks are the best in town!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the first time my
This was the first time my wife Julie and I have eaten at Arabellas Italian Ristaronte. It was for her birthday dinner and I wanted to take her somewhere nice without having to drive to Orlando or Tampa. The decor was very romantic and pleasant. I liked the way they incorporated some of the original building, i.e., the brick walls, into the current design. The food was excellent. The courses were timed perfectly, as our waiter Mike, was very attentive throughout our dinning experience. He was very knowledgeable about the food and was eager to make suggestions in response to my questions, allowing myself and Julie, to make choices that we were very pleased with for both appetizers and entrees.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always choose Arrabellas
We always choose Arrabellas because it is fine dining. The menu has something for everyone and the specials are outstanding.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have enjoyed this restaurant
Have enjoyed this restaurant since they were at the Best Western many years ago
When you are looking for real quality, not just for a special evening this is it in Winter Haven. Service and food is always very good. Piano man is very good and puts on the finishing touch.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Winter Haven Gem
What a pleasant surprise to stumble across. The food and service were awesome and the prices are some of the best around. Our every request was met with a smile and we were even treated to a free dessert for our anniversary. We will be back...with friends!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highly recommend! High quality food, elegant and classy atmosphere with piano music as the backdrop. Curtis, the pianist may come to your table to ask for a request. For the setting, we requested Sinatra. Priced reasonably for the quality of food and ambiance.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch with Mom
a fantastic find for Mother's Day brunch, arabella's downtown restaurante was the perfect choice for my very special mother's brunch. The decor was delightful, the pianist was fabulous & the food --- ah, the food, was absolutely superb. We dined on an appetizer of grilled scallops. Our entrees were the lamb & lobster. our expectations were surpassed!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food great service.
Greeter lowered window shade so sun wasn't blinding. Another server came and raised the shade and I had to move my chair. The greeter noticed this and lowered shade again for me. The piano player was an exceptional addition to the atmosphere will definitely dine here again
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I were looking for a nice quiet place to have dinner and found it at Arabellas.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's Worth The Trip!
Great northern Italian restaurant located in the heart of Winter Haven where attention to service and food quality is paramount. In 4 years of visits we've never been disappointed yet!
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Its was our first time going to Arabellas, we made a reservation and we arrived early but they had our table ready. Server were very nice and respectful. The place is extremely elegant. We moved to this city a month ago and wanted to try new things and this place made us want to go visit very often. Food was delicious, this is one of the first Italian restaurants that make you feel you are in Italy. The decoration inside is amazingly stunning and elegant. No much light or windows in the inside to prevent distraction. Overall it has been the Best experience we've had as a dinner (date) :)
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband took my to Arabella's
My husband took my to Arabella's for our anniversary and I have to say we had a fabulous time. From the time we came in the door to the time we left everything was just wonderful. Food was excellent. Highly recommend the Anti Pasta appetizer, Steak Diane, and Banana Foster. But even the salad and bread was delish. The piano player was remakeably talented and very kind.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday Dinner-with husband & son
Great food and service. Jeff was our waiter. We ordered some wonderful red wine and Chateaubriand. Son had a delicious chicken dish. It was delightful to be in a restaurant where you can hear yourself talk. The pianist was not there on Monday night. I hear he is wonderful so we will go back soon on a "piano night".
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time Visit
Outstanding fine dining experience. A friend recommended that we go to Arabella's to celebrate our 55th wedding anniversary as we had not been there before. The fine dining experience was truly outstanding in all respects. We only wish that Lakeland had a restaurant that could come close to matching Arabella's .
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food preparation,
Excellent food preparation, service and ambience. We've gone for dinner for the past several years and have never been disappointed.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Real Italian food and service. Always eat here when in the area.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for my wifes birrhday.
Went there for my wifes birrhday. The food and service was outstanding. There were six in our party and we were there for two and a half hours which seemed a little long, but the atmosphere was nice and we were having a good time so it went by fast. I would highly recommend Arabella's for a special occasion.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated two birthdays lately and really enjoyed both.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a class place, the place you take people to for special occasions. Having said that, it is great just for diner. The meal, service and setting was excellent. Took my room mate there for her birthday, her first time there, and she loved it. We will be back.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a special treat! Food
Always a special treat! Food is excellent and service beyond great. Piano music a bit loud for comfortable conversation.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will Highly Recommend
We were IMPRESSED!! Will definitely recomend you to our friends and clients. HAVING THE SOUNDS OF WONDERFUL MUSIC really was a great idea as well, just perfect.
We eat out ofen at only the restaurants that have much the same to offer as you and your wonderful staff offer in the way of GOOD
food and service. We are impressed with the teamwork that was displayed by everyone. We live in Lakeland, but will be dining
at your beautiful eatery as often as we can. I am a long-time student of teamwork and that is the only way a business succeds.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is truly an outstanding
This is truly an outstanding resturant. The bar on the other hand caused us to doubt our choice. Not a good first impression. My wife's wine was a short pour and the bartender would not tell us how many ounces it was even after being asked. A high end place shouldn't skimp on drinks. What does another ounce cost?
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. Our
The food was excellent. Our server Mike was very friendly. The bread and olive spread wad delicious.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been twice and had an outstanding meal both times. The piano player is great and entertaining. Highly recommend
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always enjoy the food and
I always enjoy the food and service. Arabellas is the best upscale place in the area. Thank you for a great dining experience and I love the tableside offerings.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My fantastic birthday dinner.
The atmosphere when you walk in is great. I was serenaded by the piano player, who also played other instruments.
The server knew the menu and commented on the specialties. The timing on the food was excellent. The food itself was exquisite.
It started out with the house salad. Then the sorbet to cleanse the pallet. I ordered the Lamb Chops. They were so tender and delicious. The sauce was tasty and not over powering.
My friend had the Filetto al Porto. Filet Mignon stuffed with gorgonzola cheese. Their comment was how tender and large it was.
For dessert I had the Lava Di Cioccolato. Chocolate Lava Cake with vanilla ice cream. When you cut into the lightly thin crusted cake, the center oozed out. It was decadent.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant around
Live in Lakeland and have nothing of this level in the areas of food, service, ambience, etc. Pianist was excellent with melody of Les Mis songs. Service is out of this world without being annoying. Would recommend especially for a special occasion.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Favorite Place
A friend called the other day and said she had phoned us the evening before..."You must have been at Arabella's"...and she was right! This is our favorite restaurant. The food, service, ambiance is wonderful. We have never been disappointed. Highly recommended.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Being from New Orleans and having traveled in Europe I love the feel, food & service of a 5 star restaurant this was our first dining experience at Arabellas. It was truly a gourmet and elegant evening. Highly recommend Arabellas to everyone.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Again, Arrabella's does not
Again, Arrabella's does not disappoint. A real gem located in the heart of downtown Winter Haven. Great food, excellent service, friendly and capable staff. The Lamb and veal are special!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have 14 friends on my table
I have 14 friends on my table for my birthday celebration. We had a wonderful time.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have never been dissapointed
I have never been dissapointed at Arabellas. The food is wonderful!!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food great experience
Wonderful atmosphere, friendly and gracious waiters, great piano player who plays lovely music. Most of all the food is fresh, flavorful and delicious.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM