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.
Sliced bananas sauteed in butter, brown sugar and a touch of banana liqueur, flambeed and served over vanilla ice cream (prepared table side for two)
Fettuccini pasta sauteed in a parmesan cream butter sauce.
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!
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.
Great waiter, awesome food, superb piano player. We will be coming back!
We celebrated our wedding anniversary and it was amazing. We had a great time. The food was divine and the atmosphere was great.
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.
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.
Greg & Mary Marrs
Excellent every time
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!
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.
Our new favorite restaurant, even though they ran out of Tiramisu.
it is one of the best places to celebrate a special occasion.
Always a pleasant dining experience. Food was so great. Staff attentive and personable.
Wonderful dinning experience with ambiance and live piano. Perfect for any occasion and the food was incredible.
The meal was fantastic the atmosphere as good as it gets, and the whole evening was very memorable!
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.
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.
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!
Been coming here for 10yrs, always outstanding. Great lunch menu, plenty of options.
Great food, great service.
Thank you for a wonderful anniversary dinner!
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
35th anniversary. Despite the pandemic, Vinnie & the rest of the staff made our evening special!
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!
Good food and excellent service. Will definitely go again!
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.
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!
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.
COVID 19 requirements not followed. Restaurant at 100% capacity. Employees not wearing face coverings. Very uncomfortable and not very relaxing diner.
Best restaurant in Polk County...very special place to celebrate birthday or anniversary!
The food and service were superb. What a nice place for a special evening.
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.
Awesome experience, they never disappoint.
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.
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.
Phenomenal food, great ambiance that includes a gentleman playing music on the piano & accordion throughout your meal. A wonderful experience every time we go.
Amazing steak and great service!
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.
Arabellas Italian Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 984 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.