Arabellas Italian Ristorante
Arabellas Italian Ristorante

Arabellas Italian Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.arabellas.us/
  • Phone: 8632931797x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday ~ Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday ~ Saturday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Italo Cassini
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Public Park across the street
A word from Arabellas Italian Ristorante
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, casually elegant atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Arabellas Italian Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)romantic (42)neighborhood gem (32)notable wine list (22)fit for foodies (19)good for groups (11)great for lunch (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Romantic Ambiance
    BigE
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    The best restaurant in Winter Haven and one of the best in Central Florida. Technically challenged with Open Table. But, they are wonderful as a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Arabellas was over the top.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2011
    Arabellas was over the top. Two in our group ordered the nightly special. Both dishes were absolutely delicious, on prepared table-side for an extra treat. The servers work together as a smooth team...no detail overlooked. Arabellas is a keeper.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AS someone used to Michelin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2011
    AS someone used to Michelin star and other high quality restaurants in the UK it is refreshing to find a US restaurant that is not obviously part of a chain. Food quality was excellent with menus imaginative within a 'standard' Italian format. Still a tendency to overfeed clients with side salad etc [although the promised bread never arrived]I assume this is something that US customers expect. Slightly 'quality over quantity'
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went here to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2011
    We went here to celebrate our 20th anniversary. A wonderful, romantic dinner. Low light, soft music, great food, and excellent service. We shared a stuffed pasta appetizer, that was a special that night. It was ok, but in the future we would skip the appetizer & save room for dessert. I had the steak & shrimp which was excellent. My wife had a sea bass w/ risotto that was a special that night, and it was very good also. The bread & house salad are both delicious. For dessert we both had the Creme Catalana. It's a cinnamon infused creme brulee served on a flaming plate, and it is amazing. We look forward to being able to go back & try more menu options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was our first time and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    It was our first time and our friends and I will definitely return and recommend it to others. The food was exceptional, the service attentive but discreet and the piano bar and singing were most enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been twice and very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/27/2011
    We've been twice and very much enjoyed the experience both times. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The only restaurant left in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2011
    The only restaurant left in Winter Haven for fine dining!! We love it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/11/2011
    This is a wonderful restaurant - not inexpensive but you certainly get what you pay for with each meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This place is absolutely fabulous.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/8/2011
    This place is absolutely fabulous. The chef is from Florence and the food prep and presentation shows it. Menu selections are outstanding. I had a 'side' order of Fetucine Alfredo with my Veal Piccata and it reminded me of the 'Alfredo' in Florence. If you go there save yourself for the LAVA d'chocolate' desert. You'll hate yourself in the morning but absolutely love yourself with every spoonful. A bit of a drive from Orlando but well, well, worth it. Nice live piano for great background music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special night out. 41 anniversary.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2011
    Special night out. 41 anniversary. My wife and I had a great dinner. The atmosphere matched the evening perfectly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • gunshowdan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2011
    My girlfriend and I had our first date there and it was definitely an experience we will never forget!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Located in downtown Winter
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 8/13/2011
    Located in downtown Winter Haven, the food is especially worth driving to, even living 30 minutes away. Entrees come with a salad, but definitely start the table out with an appetizer. The specials can be even more amazing than their very full menu. There is something for everyone at Arabella's. I have recently celebrated a birthday and anniversary there...nice for a special occasion. Call ahead for reservations on Friday and Saturday...it gets a little crowded. Price is close to quality...it's a good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MY WIFE AND I FOUND ARABELLES
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/23/2011
    MY WIFE AND I FOUND ARABELLES TO BE OUTSTANDING. AMBIANCE WAS EXCELLENT, MUSIC WAS LIVE AND VERY GOOD, THE FOOD WAS EXTREMELY GOOD. PRICES WERE A TOUCH HIGH BUT THE EXPERIENCE MORE THEN MADE UP FOR THAT.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our second time dining
    Ironmanray
    Dined on 6/25/2011
    This was our second time dining at Arabellas and it was consistently as good as the first time. M
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service and the food were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/13/2011
    The service and the food were excellent! What a great way to spend our 12yr anniversary. We will be repeat customers!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • POLK COUNTY GEM
    Ironmanray
    Dined on 6/11/2011
    This was our first time dining at Arabellas and were pleasantly surprised to find such a great restaurant in Polk County. There are so few good independent restaurants in the Lakeland-Winter Haven area. It was well worth the drive from Lakeland and we certainly will be back. Our food, wine, service, and the ambience were excellent. The pianist provided pleasent background music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was shocked to find this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2011
    I was shocked to find this in Winter Haven. I would recommend this to all of my friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best Filet I have ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    The best Filet I have ever had and I have been to top notch steak restaurants. Will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rare to find a gem lke this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    rare to find a gem lke this -- worth the drive -fab food and service--will return soon
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you're in Central Florida
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/24/2011
    If you're in Central Florida it's your ONLY choice. Nice people and they aim to please. We went twice in one week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our third (and probably
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/5/2011
    It was our third (and probably last) visit to Arabellas. The food was O.K. and service while pleasant was very slow. Perhhaps too busy for the amount of servers. The wait to have our server present the check, and then a longer wait for him to pick it up seemed way too long (15 minutes or so). For just under $200.00 for the 4 of us it is way to pricey for the benefits. Finally, the birthday occasion (mine), was not aknowledged.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice place to eat a bit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/28/2010
    Very nice place to eat a bit pricy, 155.00 with a bottle of wine and tip. But worth the expense for weekend dinners. But it is quiet, and romantic and the food is great and sometimes you have to pay for that. We will make this our go to Italian restaurant in this area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet