Arabellas Italian Ristorante

4.8
1080 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 1080 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Esb1
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 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.

JA
JeanieAndBruce
1 review
Dined on June 25, 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 June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JeanO
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 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 June 5, 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 June 1, 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
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. Great food and superior service

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WENDYB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my fiancé’s birthday. Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation, wide wine list and wonderful dessert. 10/10! A ‘must’ go!

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MichaelT
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we’ve had in several years! The service was impeccable! Was an absolutely amazing dinner and evening out with friends! We will definitely be back!

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vipLPcritic
Orlando
27 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tableside service is superb and well worth watching.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was only my second time here and I found the food delicious and the waiters so genuine and warm. This place is a true gem! I was able to relax and have the best lunch during what was a most stressful day. Thank you !

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TerriC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my Dad’s birthday. Had a wonderful meal and evening with family.

JD
vipJosephD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance & staff almost as much as the food! Must admit Christopher is the main reason we keep coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service was terrible

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RonnieB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Arabella’s great food, great service, nice atmosphere one of our favorite places

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Justin
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a treat to dine at Arabella's. Superb service from Trenton, Aric, and their team. We both had veal which was amazing. Everything was perfect to the last detail, food was fantastic and the experience was delightful. The piano player even played a special song for my wife.

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vipLovetoeatout
Tampa
62 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and the service is exceptional!!

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EmilioP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience1

My reservation was not available at the time i reserved 2 weeks prior

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DavidK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food, prepared creatively and served by an attentive, professional staff. This is fine dining at a restaurant that knows how to make its customers feel special with a stunning menu, excellent wine list and a welcoming but not pretentious atmosphere. Plus the piano player added an element of fun and entertainment to an outstanding meal. Being new to the Winter Haven area, this was our first visit to Arabellas, but it won’t be our last.

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Tracie
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and music wonderful but a little loud

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StewartD
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, with timely attention to our needs without hovering. Chilean sea bass was tasty and prepared perfectly. The hanger steak special was very good, but was a little tough as might be expected in spite of hopes to the contrary. My wife and I were celebrating our 55th wedding anniversary and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the eclectic renditions by the piano player.

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Foodie
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed my wife’s birthday with her parents at lunch! Great service and food.

JB
JoeB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff is excellent.
Food is excellent.
Everything is excellent.

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vipdjohns
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few places available enjoy your dinner and not be rushed out. Thank you

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BillS
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arabella’s never disappoints - it has been several years since we dined there and nothing changed, everything was superb. We can’t wait to return to experience another exceptional dining experience.

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MarianneH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to celebrate our 12th anniversary. We were not disappointed. The waiter was fantastic. Their were plenty of staff on hand to refill drinks and take away plates. There was a live piano player that eagerly took requests. He even came over to play on an accordion a song for our anniversary. We never felt rushed. In fact, we had 6 pm reservations and didn't leave until almost 8 pm. Absolutely fantastic time!

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Squire
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had dinner friends. The calamari was gigantic in quantity. All of the entrees and appetizers were delicious. The drinks were good. It's a good place to get together with another couple or a special occasion. One of the best dining options in our area.

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FranklinW
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always

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vipTiffanyH
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and great food!

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vipChrisL
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Caesar salad done table side. Sea bass was outstanding as was the veal.

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Butch
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always an excellent experience when dining at Arabellas. Best restaurant in all of Polk county.

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BillT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner and it was delicious. The atmosphere was pleasant and the piano player set the mood for a relaxing evening. Service spot on, and didn't realize how long we had been there. Will definitely go back,

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vipgertie
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arabellas was up to its old standards, as it has been each time I have dined there. Whenever we are in the local area, this restaurant is a must for my husband and I. So often we are disappointed s old favorites slip, but not Arabellas.
The food is in more than generous quantities, but more importantly, it is high in quality. Plump and tasty escargot, crisp salads and pasta that is actually properly al dente - a frequent miss even in restaurants that supposedly specialize in pasta. We both ordered chicken dishes that were tender, juicy and full of rich flavors. Our server was outstanding and more than helpful. And of course, the piano player is one of our favorite people in the restaurant.
Resorting to very small nits to find a negative, the noise level was higher than normal (a few patrons arrived determined to have their voices heard above all others - something the restaurant cannot control). And the bread service was not much above the regular run of the mill; perhaps some ciabatta next time?

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MichaelJ
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a great place.for fine dining and for intimate dining

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made me feel special for my bday! Food and service were AMAZING!!

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Justin
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il migliore! We enjoyed a fantastic 5-course dinner with friends on a Saturday night (reservations made well in advance). The Chef Juan's cuisine is the highest quality and the ambiance in the dining room is not what you'd expect to find in Polk County. Marcos and his team provided excellent service throughout the meal. Fantastic finishing touch flambe by Chef Franco! Recommendations: Fiocci al Gorgonzola, Caprese (we split an order between two as a salad course) Veal (any of them!), Rack of Lamb.

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SteveS
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was a special evening and we chose to celebrate at a restaurant that we had been wanting to try for almost 4 years. This wS the right choice for our celebration and we highly recommend Arabellas to anyone looking for a fine dining experience with ambiance, excellent food and service.

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vipMatt
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the live music in the restaurant. Also not many places give you the sorbet pre main fish. Nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We went for lunch the service was ok. We usually go for Dinner and the service is all ways excellent.

FAQs

Arabellas Italian Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1080 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 reservations at the moment.