Arabellas Italian Ristorante

4.8
791 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.


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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Over all a good experience. We will definitely do it again. A very nice place.

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r
Orlando
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate! Very romantic with the piano man playing your every request and as always the service is wonder.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the service was great and that I didn’t have to wait long for my food

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like to stop at this restaurant anytime we are in Winter Haven - Great dinning experience

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AM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and overall experience. Arabella's provides an intimate atmosphere with a classy, yet relaxed experience. It is obvious that the chef creates the dishes with passion. We are long time faithful customers and will continue to choose Arabella's as our dining preference.

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m
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and everything was absolutely amazing from the time we arrived until we left. We had no idea this place was in Winter Haven and look forward to returning.

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This establishment has recently changed hands and we were anxious to experience the current status. The good news is that little has changed. The food was still excellent as was the service. Happy to be able to give this good review as we had reports of a decline in what has long been a favorite spot. Our only complaint is that one must accept a fairly high noise level, particularly when they're fully booked, as is often the case. Please, Arabella's, keep up the high standard. And oh, Christopher's piano was as good as ever.

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LW
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Although the quality and presentation of the food was good it’s just overpriced. The service was as good as you could ask. Dining room tended to be noisier than it should be. Suggest lunch be tried before going for dinner.

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arabellas was a delightful evening with my husband and close friends. The tableside Steak Lady Diana was amazing... dinner and a show!

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wine and server Vinny was great!

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service and the food over the top as always.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food! We went for my wife’s birthday celebration and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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R
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at Arabella's on my birthday in March. The restaurant was filled with guests yet somehow it was still very quiet and very elegant. I love that they have a piano player there who takes requests, and he came over to our table and played "Happy Birthday" to me while playing an accordion. Our drinks were perfect, the appetizer was delicious, and both of our meals were prepared to our liking. Dessert was made extra special with a lit candle and raspberry drizzle. Arabella's always makes our dining pleasurable!

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LG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love having lunch at Arabellas. It's so pretty inside and the servers are very attentive. The food is always good and so plentiful we always take some home. This visit was for a birthday lunch and we were given a complimentary piece of cheesecake topped with a candle, which was quite unexpected but much appreciated. Will definitely be back.

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MG
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining in downtown Winter Haven. Service was attentive and the meal was delicious. Piano player added a nice touch to the overall experience. Will definitely be back.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have already recommended Arrabellas to several people here at Winterset. It is truly the best dining experience we enjoy in Florida, and tops our favorite restaurant in Connecticut as well. We always enjoy/savor every bite; the service is outstanding and I absolutely LOVE the piano music and enjoy hearing our favorite requests. Thank you, Don't ever change a thing.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Was excellent. Trent did an excellent job and his recomendations were super. We would only recommend that if there are couples and they have alcohol in their system already I would recommend seating them away from others that are trying to have a nice dinner. Makes it quite difficult to enjoy the rest of the dinner with noise being right in your ears. Loved the pianist he was awesome.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Ok well the food had so much salt in it. Also there was way too little sauce and dry. Not the best. Went after reading rave reviews and disappointed also $9.50 for a small glass of wine at lunch is crazy. No don’t believe all the reviews pretty place but food is not the best.

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SB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food and service
Piano accompaniment divine

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OT
Tampa
103 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had lunch here and it was good. Service was very good. Pricing is in line for a nicer Italian restaurant. Nice location in downtown.

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CJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant, we were visiting the area went back twice. Ribeye was excellent! Nice music!

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TS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was an absolutely wonderful evening at Arabella's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We will definitely go back again & recommend it for an upscale & elegant evening out.

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k
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place in Winterhaven. Nice extended wine list and the prices were extremely fair. i.e. markup versus retail made it palatable to order a super nice bottle on their list from Italy. Service was top notch. Very attentive pouring the wine and serving our food. Had a tableside prepared Caesar salad which was excellent. And an entree of risotto and fish. Everything was excellent. THe ambience included a piano player who tool requests and was a nice unexpected addition to the experience.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect night out top to bottom. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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RM
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. Service was second to none and it was quiet enough, as always, to hear the piano playing. We've been there a few times in the last year and will definitely go back.

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AZ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arabellas has a fabulous wine collection! The steak Diane was very tasty!

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TW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well kept secret. Will make my go-to spot for affordable fine dining close to home.

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KB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never fails to have fantastic food and service. We use it for all of our special occasions!

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YD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely enjoy every aspect of eating at this beautiful restaurant! We have always had excellent service, the atmosphere is very relaxing and romantic (which makes a wonderful spot for SPECIAL occasions) and the food is excellent in taste and preparation!

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LR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

It was good. Loved Caesar salad. Had the ribeye it was ok. Didn't have a huge amount of flavor, cooked correctly. The sides were just ok. I love booze but the banana foster didn't have the alcohol cooked off enough, we couldn't eat much of and it wasn't caramelized. The service was impeccable!

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FK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is top notch! Fish entrees have always been exceptional. Variety of menu will satisfy everyone. Flaming desserts are fun for all to watch! Piano player takes requests and pleases all who participate as well as those just listening.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love Arabellas and are so happy it is centrally located. All the staff seem well trained and are personable. The food is very good.

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AT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a bread with a red pepper hummus spread, a steak and mushroom ravioli starter, the Caesar salad prepared table side, the Steak Lady Diana prepared table side, one medium rare, one medium. The food was perfect and the service was impeccable. It was a lovely birthday dinner, we splurged and enjoyed our experience very much. Thank you, Trent, Sal, Franco and the piano guy:)

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q
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner here for a birthday. The Veal Marsala was delicious. We had a leisurely meal ending with a tasty dessert.

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MW
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing! My cocktail a (Brandy Alexander) had chocolate drizzled all over the glass which I have talked to several people had never heard of in a Brandy Alexander. My suggestion is leave off in the future. The music was wonderful! I will come again.

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WI
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Special occasions are really made special with the servicre. Their lunch menu is worth checking out, enough to eat, but less expensive than evening menu.

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SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience in the area. Very attentive service, accommodating to all requests.
They don’t try to rush you thru your dinner to fill the table again unless you want to dine quickly.
Great menu choices including daily specials. Piano player very open to requests & enjoys playing music.
Overall a wonderful experience. We will make it a point to dine there more often!

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A
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great restaurant, food was excellent. Great atmosphere with pianist. Reasonably priced and good service.

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CW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice and we liked everything about the place. I have nothing else to say.

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TM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is outstanding! The service, the food, the music! Above and beyond! If you read a negative review here, I assure you they do not know anything about food. This place is a must go to restaurant! The pianist, Christopher Bell, also plays a multitude of instruments and composes as well. The entire staff excels in their positions. The Chef is superb. There are few restaurants like this in the World! We are extremely fortunate to have this one in our backyard.

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