Arabellas Italian Ristorante

4.8
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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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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s an adorable, quaint, romantic restaurant. Everyone was super nice and polite from the moment we walked in. They had a piano player who would come around and ask for our song requests and he’d make sure to play them which I thought made it even more fun and special. The food was great! Our server was great. He was nice and very knowledgeable of the menu and had a great attitude. We will def be returning!

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KelvinR
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Jeremy, our server, was attentive and gracious. The food and wine was delicious and the live piano was a cherry on top. Would highly recommend.

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DanielT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, awesome food, superb piano player. We will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary and it was amazing. We had a great time. The food was divine and the atmosphere was great.

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DiningOutIsMyHappyPlace
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great menu with so many choices it's hard to decide. Fantastic service and delicious food accompained by a wonderfully talented pianist. Tables are spaced nicely apart, but not so far that it feels awkward. Highly recommend dining here.

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GregM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I had dinner at Arabellas in celebration of our Wedding Anniversary.

Arabellas exceeded our expectations. The location, the drinks, the food selections, the presentation, the food quality/taste, the service, the piano player, and the ambiance were all outstanding!!

We were very pleased. We highly recommend Arabellas.

We will return.

Thank you.

Greg & Mary Marrs

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time

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DavidC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been several times to Arabellas and always loved it.
This visit was for our 46th Anniversary and was treated very well.
Played our wedding song and the Anniversary waltz was told we could dance but my husband well you know how that goes, lol!
Food & Service great as always and they even wrote on our dessert plates Happy Anniversary :)
You can't go wrong at Arabellas!

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vipRunner
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service from all of the staff. The pianist creates an enjoyable musical atmosphere for a memorable evening. Arabellas continues to be our “go to” restaurant for special occasions.

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Flintstone
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite restaurant, even though they ran out of Tiramisu.

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walterc
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it is one of the best places to celebrate a special occasion.

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Robert
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant dining experience. Food was so great. Staff attentive and personable.

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RoyF
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinning experience with ambiance and live piano. Perfect for any occasion and the food was incredible.

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JanetR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was fantastic the atmosphere as good as it gets, and the whole evening was very memorable!

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SuzanL
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new husband and I celebrated our wedding day at Arabella's. We requested and were given the best spot in the house! All the waiters were very attentive and gave us excellent service when required and privacy as well. The pianist played our song while we danced next to our table without disrupting other diners. The timing was perfect, the food was scrumptious, the atmosphere was absolutely amazing. Great for an intimate dinner for that special occasion.

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Andrewt3434
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was great. The service was great. The ambience was great. The piano player was too loud and played too much non-elegant music.

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ZCastedo
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was absolutely impressed by how nice our experience was at Aribellas. We went there for the first time for my wife's birthday and I couldn't have been happier with our choice. The service was impeccable, everyone was warm and friendly, the live piano music was lovely, and the food was fantastic. We will definitely be returning!

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FrederickS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for 10yrs, always outstanding. Great lunch menu, plenty of options.

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.
Thank you for a wonderful anniversary dinner!

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Snickersmomma
Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been disappointed going here. Felt safe and comfortable with social distancing. They have the BEST lasagna I have tasted from ANYwhere. Excellent service from Eric. Will definitely go back there soon.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing! The food is always perfect! The staff is sure to please. Arabella's is a wonderful delight! We love the romantic atmosphere! The Italian cuisine is five star quality. The sounds and romance of the piano man keep us coming back for more!!!! We highly recommend Arabella's in Winter Haven Florida!!!!

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epicurian2
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as always, was incredible. Without question, the steaks and salmon were amazing and well beyond the run-of-the-mill restaurant fare.
We had 4 staff members to assist the 2 of us, guaranteeing every need was met.
As an added bonus, the pianist seranaded us with beautiful music, a birthday song, and a song written when I was a child that I was named for.
We could not have asked for a more perfect evening.

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vipJeffTerry
Orlando
40 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. I have been going there for years. Always great service and food. Piano music is the icing on the meal.

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SharonF
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

35th anniversary. Despite the pandemic, Vinnie & the rest of the staff made our evening special!

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LisaK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the staff are there to please, and truly enjoy what they do. The place is quaint with exposed brick throughout, and very neat and clean and pretty. The service is truly amazing, with everything timed just perfectly. Nothing takes too long and you never feel rushed. The food is some of the best I've ever had, with dishes like Steak Lady Diane prepared tableside, delectable bruschetta appetizers, warm delicious bread, and desserts such as Bananas Foster and Cherries Jubilee also prepared tableside. The piano player is truly the best, he takes requests, plays the harmonica and accordion and is just such a great fun guy, he is one of the highlights of the evening. From the minute we walked in until the second we left we felt as though we were being treated like royalty. What a fun place. Just go try it out, you won't be disappointed!

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PamH
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service. Will definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, the live piano and accordion is a nice touch. Staff is eager to please and extremely friendly. Definitely a place to dress up for a nice night out or just show up for dinner. One of my favorite spots in town for sure. To beat it all, for what you’re getting, not over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

totally adhered to Covid dining regulations. Have not negatively changed one aspect, despite all the new rules and limitations. Entire menu available even though 50% occupancy limits. Wait staff was the usual “complete” with quality table side food preparations to bussing of table, live piano music, attentive waiter..all the usual fabulous service and food we have always associated with Arabella’s. Aside from face masks I forgot for a few hours the tough times we are in...what a wonderful evening and mental “get-away”. Thank you!

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Jim3
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lumache Al Sapore (Snails) Appetizer was outstanding and we had the 20oz Chateaubriand (Beef tenderloin) for two (2) that was prepared table-side was fantastic. My wife took half of hers Home. The Flan was very good as as a lighter dessert than the Cherries Jubilee we usually get which is also prepared table-side with an amazing presentation with flaming Brandy. We were too full from the Chateaubriand for the Cherries Jubilee which we really missed. They also have very impressive and complete wine list. The service was perfect and they have a pianist that will play your requests. It is a true fine dining restaurant.

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JohnB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

COVID 19 requirements not followed. Restaurant at 100% capacity. Employees not wearing face coverings. Very uncomfortable and not very relaxing diner.

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MarkGr123
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Polk County...very special place to celebrate birthday or anniversary!

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MarshaB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were superb. What a nice place for a special evening.

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WilliamP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were seated at a small booth the last one next to the wall. We didn’t like the seating arrangement at all but understood that since we were a couple the tables were saved for more guest. It was my birthday but we didn’t say anything. The food was wonderful and our service the best. We were just disappointed with our seating.

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TC27
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, they never disappoint.

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JohnY
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were very pleased with everything that Arabella's is. The service the, ambiance, and of course the food was amazing. It was our anniversary and they made it special. We would recommend to anyone who really wants to celebrate life.

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MarshaC
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Old World charm. Wine list was wonderful. Had a glass of Riesling with the soup, Glass of Cabernet with steak Diane, coffee and Creme Brûlée for desert.
Would recommend to everyone that really enjoys a fine dining experience.
A wonderful pianist thru dinner.
Mangia Mangia

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Happy
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, great ambiance that includes a gentleman playing music on the piano & accordion throughout your meal. A wonderful experience every time we go.

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vipLoreneRN
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I love, love, love this place. We went the first time to celebrate my husband. We were there this time for our Anniversary. I hate to say that I was disappointed in the entree’s, but unfortunately we both were. Both of us ordered the Terra E Mare, the steak was well seasoned, mine was cooked to medium as requested but my husband’s was a little under, and the veggies were undercooked other than the perfect Asparagus. The lobster stuffing in the less than jumbo shrimp was not warm and the shrimp itself was over cooked. Our first experience being far superior, we will probably give it another shot, but for what you pay to eat here, I was really underwhelmed. Maybe it’s just getting back in the swing of things having been closed, I hope that if we make it back that’s the case.

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