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Arabellas Italian Ristorante, Winter Haven, FL
Arabellas Italian Ristorante, Winter Haven, FL
Arabellas Italian Ristorante, Winter Haven, FL
Arabellas Italian Ristorante, Winter Haven, FL
Arabellas Italian Ristorante, Winter Haven, FL

Arabellas Italian Ristorante

4.8
4.8
1384 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
If date or time is unavailable online, please call (863)-293-1797 to book reservations with us.

Welcome to Arabellas Ristorante, located in Times 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. Join us for live piano entertainment every evening Monday through Saturday, from open to close.

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.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (863) 293-1797
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Juan Velez
  • Private party facilities
    Book meetings or events in our elegant, private, Dining Rooms. Arabellas has two Private Event spaces:Private Dining Room – This room is perfect for occasions with parties between 10-22 guests. Board Room- This event space is appropriate for larger parties between 15-30 guests.Optional event space is available in Avenue Bar with accommodations between 25-75 guests.Arabellas restaurant is accessible at full close out for groups between 45-95 guests.
  • Private party contact
    events@arabellas.us: (863) 293-1797
  • Neighborhood
    Winter Haven
  • Cross street
    4th Street SW
  • Parking details
    Street parking and Public lot available
  • Entertainment
    That Musical Guy, Christopher Bell (Pianist)
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,384 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Italian

  • Orlando

    Romantic

  • Orlando

    Italian

1,384 Reviews
  1. TomC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I chose this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we walked in, we saw a grand piano with a live piano performer, who was also an accordion player, jumping up to perform "Happy Birthday" for those who were celebrating. He came around after we were seated at our table and left a note asking for 3 requests, along with a request NOT to ask for a certain 10 songs. The note said he had over 11000+ songs in his library! I attempted to stump him with the request of "When I Look Into Your Eyes." After a while, he came over to our table and asked who performed that song, and I told him Firehouse. He asked if he was not able to perform that tune could he substitute another, and he hummed it for us. I don't remember what it was, but it was a good choice for our celebration. About five minutes later, he began performing the Firehouse tune! Wow. We ordered the Caesar Salad appetizer, which was prepared tableside--dressing and all! He was both informative as well as entertaining as he put together the ingredients for the dressing, then tossed the salad in it. It was most delightful! We each ordered another table side prepared dish, the Steak Lady Diana. The meal was 2 Angus filets, per dish, with mushrooms/onions in a burgundy wine sauce, also prepared with the filets, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Wife likes her filets medium-well; I prefer mine medium-rare. The same gentleman who prepared the salad also prepared our filets. He cooked both orders at the same time, to perfection, right in front of us. He was able to do so due to the fact her filets were larger in diameter, but thinner than mine. Out. Of. This. World. Good. The meal was exquisitely delicious and the ambience/entertainment was excellent. We would highly recommend. Our plan is to go back to experience the Italian offerings on the menu. It goes without saying, this kind of service and food comes with a price tag. However, we thought it was well worth the splurge. Go enjoy!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing,service was outstanding and pianist was wonderful

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  3. MaureenF

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s well worth the one hour drive from Sebring. A favorite special occasion restaurant, great food, service and ambiance. The piano player is great.

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  4. DavidR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic birthday dinner for my wife. The food and atmosphere could not have been better. Can’t wait for the next celebration because it will be at Arabella’s.

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  5. CSornson72

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very responsive. Food was exceptional. Restaurant was a little loud.

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  6. MarkM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but a bit pricey....The piano music was loud and people were trying to talk over it, so the restaurant was loud. We love soft piano music in the background but having the piano player come around to the tables was annoying and unnecessary. Also, we did mention that it was our birthdays, but did not expect or want someone obnoxiously singing at our table. (Maybe you should ask if patron wants that.). The complementary dessert was nice.

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  7. KristineA

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am never disappointed here. Great place for a date night. The drinks are wonderful . Food we had appetizer Involtini Di Melanzane Con GranchioRavioli Di and entries Manzo and the special of Chilean Seabass with Risotto. All were excellent. We love the music also.

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  8. JudyJ

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We have eaten there many times and have had wonderful food and service; however, last night service was slow, they were out of all specials , we waited 45 minutes to order and then over an hour for our food to arrive. The food was not up to par! We had been looking forward to great food, ambiance and service and none were available last night.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us went there last night, my favorite place to bring out of state visitors, three of us had the Caesar salad , it was fantastic, great first course. I ordered the Linguine Scoglio, scallops, shrimp, mussels it was wonderful, full of flavor. My wife and my friend from Maryland shared the Chateubriand, I really wish I could say it was great, but it wasn’t according to both of them, lacking flavor, also very dry, the table side presentation was very entertaining. For dessert we all had the Bananas Foster, now that was unbelievable, another entertaining presentation table side, what an artist. I positively will return, just love this restaurant

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  10. Lovetoeatout

    Tampa

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Arabellas!! The food , ambiance, service and the piano player are all exceptional!! Best place to eat in Winter Haven for a special celebration or just a nice meal out!!!

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  11. AmyandDj

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Wonderful table service. Piano player adds to the ambience. A very special place. We traveled a long way to come here because our first experience was so wonderful 6 years ago and it’s as good as we remember.

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  12. AmyandDj

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef never disappoints. We came here for the second time because we have dreamed about this restaurant ever since our first visit 6 years ago. We have a 3 day stay and have booked two nights in a row. It was just as good as our first visit if not better. Make this a priority to visit if you are in the area. You will not be disappointed!

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  13. Bill

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was exceptional. Piano player was too loud. Made it difficult to carry on a conversation.

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  14. BillT

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to splurge on dinner!! Everything is top notch when you go here,

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  15. WilliamW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Excellent food and great staff! Second time there!

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  16. AnnetteP

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is absolutely fantastic! From the moment you walk in the door, you are greeted with the table that is already preset, including your menus. It has a wonderful ambience and impeccable service. The food has a beautiful presentation and the flavors are just amazing. This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants in Central Florida.

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  17. SandyD

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the first bite of our appetizers to the last bite of our entrees, we all enjoyed every morsel. The pianist was excellent, the food outstanding, and our team of waiters were attentive but not intrusive. It was a perfect evening.

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  18. JanisW

    Grand Rapids

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don't think anyplace tops the service level of Arabella's. Food was excellent but their service stands out. I love the piano music and the ability to suggest songs Need to have their google site adjusted. Says they reopen at 4 pm and they do not until 5 pm-created an issue for us

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  19. gertie

    Naples

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner at Arabella's means approx. a 2 hour drive both coming and going, and for that reason I don't get there very often - once every year or two. In the past, I always considered it more than worth the effort, but now I'm a bit less certain. The Service remains excellent; the piano player is extremely good and adds a great deal of enjoyment. The food remains very good - but somehow it did not seem quite the standard of excellence that I remember. Don't get me wrong; I have little patience with restaurants that never change anything. But change for the sake of change can be scary. While the menu appears structured pretty much the same, the preparations are not. Lumache (snails) that my husband and friends ordered, are now in a creamy tomato sauce that I think was the same as on the involtini that I had ordered. And quite frankly, I expected a mild, soft and creamy filling, but I had also expected more flavor, and preferably a appetizer portion vice the main course sized plate I had received - I hate wasting food. That same creamy pink sauce was on some of the pasta dishes, and I swear if you add a bit of fish stock (fish, not lobster) you get the lobster bisque (or soup - too thin for a bisque) that was served to our table. Noise levels have risen - first thing we noticed walking onto the restaurant. At least the four of us at the table could hold a conversation and hear the music - a highlight - but just glad I had not intended this as a "romantic" dinner. Again - food was quite good, not great; thankfully the service and music are still up to the old standards. I would still recommend Arabella's with some reservations - but not for anyone driving out of their way.

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  20. MichaelP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A special time with delicious food and amazing service.

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  21. DennisB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there celebrating out 60th Anniversary with another couple. The food was Excellent except for one dish... The Oysters on a Half Shell...! I have never seen Oysters that small. I've eaten Oysters all over the United States and Canada and never experienced such Small Oysters... You need to get your Oysters from Lousiana... My wife had the French Onion Soup as an appetizers and said it was great! Our waiter was Michael and he and his co-waiter took excellent care of our table! Michael even brought us an extra desert with Happy Anniversary written on the plates... Fantastic...! Our friends are going to bring some friends from the north country down to your restaurant from the Davenport area. Both of us totally enjoyed our evening at your restaurant...! Sorry for the one ding but those Oysters were just too, too Small... I get regular size Oysters in New Orleans for $9.00 a dozen.. Denny

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  22. MichealR

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an absolutely amazing experience from beginning to end.

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  23. DavidR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unreal great time. Vinnie, Sal, Don and piano. 30th anniversary never forget it. Thanks.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our evening was to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it was a special evening with music, atmosphere and delicious food. We both had seafood and it was so good! Cooked to perfection! The house salad was delicious and our dessert of Banana Foster was the best!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and atmosphere were great. It was very loud but overall a good experience

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  26. JamieC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal was excellent had the mussels to start and branzzino for a main course the piano player was amazing very fun and light hearted overall very pleasant experience

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  27. LesN123

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff, pianist and ambiance were wonderful. The prices are too high for just the food you receive, but the added ambiance is nice for a special night out. They have some dishes which are prepared tableside and there is ample time between courses to chat.

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  28. LNSdiner1

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, friendly, attentive staff, lovely surroundings, and a piano player to boot! This is a real gem in Winter Haven!!

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  29. Arielle

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arabella’s was fantastic! The service, the food, the prices, and everything in between was wonderful. They made my friend feel very special for her birthday and we appreciated not having a loud attention grabbing song. We will return again!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best combination of fine dining cuisine, attentive service, historic ambience, and being treated like valued customers in the area.

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  31. TerryW

    West Palm Beach

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious meal, beautiful environment, and excellent service. We look forward to going to Arabella again.

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  32. JesseJ

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cute in downtown winter haven the building is aesthetic and a pianist plays the whole time

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. super food & drinks. The meal becomes entertainment when they cook desert at your table

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed in overall value for the money. Food was okay. Service was good. Very loud with the piano/harmonica/accordion - couldn’t have a conversation.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for birthday celebration! Everything was delicious and the service was awesome. Table side preparations never disappoint!

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  36. LNSdiner1

    Toronto

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined at Arabellas for the first time last night and were really impressed. The dining room was well appointed and laid out, our table was apart from others, to allow for private conversation. The service was attentive and the food was excellent, and reasonably priced, as was the wine. We thoroughly enjoyed the piano player, the music really enhanced the ambience. We will definitely be back when we visit Florida.

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  37. Rtsr

    Orlando

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    excellent food and service Piano player was excellent too

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  38. DAVIDB

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice and the customer service was great. Will go again.

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  39. KittyL

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter and his assistant were exceptional. They were extremely attentive. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great.

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  40. minstan

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining experience ever would be five stars across the board but Chef special was pricey and not as good as other food.

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FAQs

Arabellas Italian Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1384 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Arabellas Italian Ristorante

346 W. Central Av., Winter Haven, FL 33880

Additional information

  • Cross street
    4th Street SW
  • Neighborhood
    Winter Haven
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking and Public lot available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Juan Velez
  • Entertainment
    That Musical Guy, Christopher Bell (Pianist)
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (863) 293-1797
  • Private party facilities
    Book meetings or events in our elegant, private, Dining Rooms. Arabellas has two Private Event spaces:Private Dining Room – This room is perfect for occasions with parties between 10-22 guests. Board Room- This event space is appropriate for larger parties between 15-30 guests.Optional event space is available in Avenue Bar with accommodations between 25-75 guests.Arabellas restaurant is accessible at full close out for groups between 45-95 guests.
  • Private party contact
    events@arabellas.us: (863) 293-1797
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