Arabellas Italian Ristorante
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.
Food was great and the service was great and that I didn’t have to wait long for my food
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arabellas was a delightful evening with my husband and close friends. The tableside Steak Lady Diana was amazing... dinner and a show!
Wonderful food, wine and server Vinny was great!
Fabulous service and the food over the top as always.
Excellent service and excellent food! We went for my wife’s birthday celebration and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fabulous food and service
Piano accompaniment divine
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.
Very nice restaurant, we were visiting the area went back twice. Ribeye was excellent! Nice music!
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.
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.
A perfect night out top to bottom. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.
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.
Arabellas has a fabulous wine collection! The steak Diane was very tasty!
Well kept secret. Will make my go-to spot for affordable fine dining close to home.
Never fails to have fantastic food and service. We use it for all of our special occasions!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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:)
We had a wonderful dinner here for a birthday. The Veal Marsala was delicious. We had a leisurely meal ending with a tasty dessert.
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.
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.
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!
Really great restaurant, food was excellent. Great atmosphere with pianist. Reasonably priced and good service.
It was very nice and we liked everything about the place. I have nothing else to say.
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.
Love this place. Always great food and service. Especially nice when the piano player is there. He will go to the tables to ask for the song you would like him to play.
Also great place for lunch with friends.
Always dine at Arabellas for Special occasions, birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions when we are in Florida
Our first visit to Arabellas as it is a bit out of the way for us. However, after our visit this will definitely not be our last. Easy to see why most everyone rates Arabellas with 5 stars...perfect evening in every way...from ambiance to service to the outstanding food. Dinner was served at a very comfortable leisurely pace. Although there are many steak, veal, chicken and seafood entrées, my wife and I both were in the mood for pasta. She had the Fettuccine Alfredo with grilled sgrimp and I had Linguine with Shrimp, Mussels and Scallops in a light tomato sauce...both were excellent. We have a tradition where we rate the mussels at any new Italian restaurant we try...the mussels in garlicky tomato sauce appetizer did not disappoint. Dessert was an amazing Cherries Jubilee prepared tableside! Also enjoyed the piano player who took requests. Since this was my birthday, the evening concluded with playing Happy Birthday at our table on the accordion...a fun touch!