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About Arabellas Italian Ristorante

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.


346 W. Central Av.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday ~ Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday ~ Saturday 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
4th Street SW

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(863) 293-1797

Website:
http://www.arabellas.us/

Entertainment:
That Musical Guy, Christopher Bell (Pianist)

Parking Details:
Street parking and Public lot available

Executive Chef:
Juan Velez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Special Events and Holiday Reservations will require a deposit for all reservations.

Arabellas Italian Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

5
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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.9

value

4.7

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Special Occasion (25)
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Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Live Music (19)
Authentic (17)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Cozy (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Business Meals (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Had the best 14 oz veal chop special and cherries jubilee was wonderful. Service could have been a little more attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 14, 2017

As usual Arabella's was outstanding. I had the Veal Chop and my other friends at Vesl Scallopine and the Vesl Saltibucco. All 3 dishes were excellent

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Romantic, Tapas, Happy Hour, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Best Italian food in area, since I left S. Phiily, piano can be a little softer

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Excellent place for dinner. We will definitely go back for dinner and ask for Jason as our server. The piano player was also most enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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food5
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Went to lunch. Food was fantastic; however, we waited almost 45 mins for our food. It should not take 2 hours to eat lunch.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Ate here for the first time , 2 couples, nice atmosphere, pleasant surroundings. Good food, one of the party had the steak Diane which was cooked tableside, nice touch. I had the special which was grouper , very good , all in all a winner , will be on our favourites list

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 21, 2017

We had two children in our party and the staff made it a memorable evening for us all right through the bananas foster

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Great Italian food with excellent menu choices and daily specials. Excellent service and great piano player with good mood music and will play requested songs.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Lovely place to celebrate with excellent food and service.

Tags: Cozy, Outstanding Value
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 20, 2017

We had appetizers, salad, entree, dessert , wine and coffee. All was exquisite.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Have never had a bad meal at Arabella's.. Totally enjoyable meal which was further enhanced with Christopher playing the piano. Thanks for a great Anniversary evening!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Our dining experience was wonderful. We save Arabella's for special dinner occasions because the ambience, service and food are worth taking the time to have an enjoyable 2-hour dinner, which MUST include a Caesar salad prepared table side and either Cherries Jubilee or Bananas Foster flambéd at tableside! Go there! You'll be glad you did!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 9, 2017

excellent as always! our favorite local restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2017

WONDERFUL, would highly recommend. The musician was great. Service superb. Atmosphere elegant.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Great food, fair prices, excellent service
Our first visit, we will be regulars

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 6, 2017

You will never be disappointed in the food, service, or ambiance here. I would recommend the Steak Dianna. This is one of the few, if any, places left that cook the filet right at your table. Totally enjoyable experience every time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Mike and the staff were great and the pianist did a great job on our request. The food was very good too.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion, Spicy, Healthy, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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food5
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Always a great meal at a reasonable price. Live music is also a plus.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Had a great evening at the restaurant celebrating a very special persons birthday. We were treated like royalty from the time we were seated till we left. We ended up stay a little after the place closed and still was treated like the evening was just beginning.

If you have someone special to take to dinner or a special occasion to celebrate, this is the place to go to. We will be back again for sure.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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food4
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 30, 2017

My husband took me there for my birthday , the food ,service and atmosphere was wonderful
Our server Mike was great !

Tags: Outstanding Value
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2017

We have been here numerous times before, and had always been pleased. The food is always very good, and the ambiance is also very nice. On this particular night however, the service was absolutely atrocious! It took an hour and forty minutes to get our entree! Only after we were finally served, did the owner come to our table to apologize. At no time during our wait, did the waiter make any attempt whatever to explain there was a delay. In fact, he was totally indifferent the entire evening, and avoided us as much as possible. If we had not been there with an out of town guest, we would have asked for the check, and left after an hour, and gone elsewhere to get dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 25, 2017

It was our anniversary and we really enjoyed it especially with the piano player.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Never disappointed when having dinner here. Nice atmosphere, Great service, Great atmosphere and great food.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Arabella's provides an outstanding atmosphere, excellent service, exceptional food, and a beautiful presentation. Whether for a quiet meal with a loved one, a business lunch, or a special occasion, Arabella's has left me with a positive impression with every visit. I will continue to visit with friends, family, and business associates. It's the best of the best in Winter Haven.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 17, 2017

Everything was excellent. From the decor, the food, the wait staff, the flow of the meal. Not sure anything could have been improved.
It was a wonderful evening

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Once again Franco and his staff did an awesome job

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Simply the best. My stepfather is of Italian descent and lived most of his life in northern New Jersey. Needless to say, he's seen more than his share of Italian restaurants. Since moving to Florida in 2004, he has called Arabella's the best Italian restaurant in central Florida. Coming from, that means a lot.

We visited 1/12 for my wife's birthday. The food was top notch. Jeff, our waiter, along with the crew were superb. The piano player was great too.

A really classy operation and a true gem.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 10, 2017

The food was good and the portions large. They put their own spin on many drinks and dishes.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 10, 2017

The best in town and beyond! We had a late dinner and were the last ones to leave; the pianist kept playing until our departure. The Burrata appetizer was excellent and my after dinner cappuccino was the best I've experienced in Winter Haven. A must!

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Everything was great--ive food, the service, the atmosphere. Our waiter, Michael, was a delight. I treated a friend to lunch for her birthday. The chef wrote Happy Birthday on her dessert platter in raspberry topping. We loved the whole experience.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 9, 2017

Six of us celebrated my birthday, we loved the food, the service, the piano music and the over all atmosphere. I highly recommend Arabellas

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Dinner and service were great! The only issue was the noise level. The piano makes it very difficult to carry on a conversation. Steak Diane table side is so worth the price. The steak was so tender I didn't need a steak knife to cut it.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Restaurant was perfect. Only issue was when I got there they questioned me about receiving a message from open table about the fact they were over booked. I had not received one so it was kind of embarrassing. But they took us anyway.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 5, 2017

GREAT FOOD,FRIENDLY STAFF/WAITERS,GREAT LOCATION,ALSO SEPARATE BUT GREAT BISTRO PIZZA,BEST PIZZA IN WINTERHAVEN,WOOD FIRED OVEN MAKES FOR EXCELLENT PIZZA,BIAGGIO KNOWS HOW TO MAKE GREAT PIZZA AND MAX IS A GREAT PERSONABLE SERVER!!!

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 4, 2017

There is no better place to eat in Polk Co. The End.
Lived here 38 years. Lunch or dinner.
Enjoy!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2016

We enjoyed our 48 anniversary. Our waiter was very good and so was the live music, and food was excellent enjoyed very much. We'll be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Live Music, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Terrible server! We have been here many times and this guy was the worst! He made the evening less enjoyable.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 28, 2016

My wife and I love going to Arabellas. We come from the Orlando area because it is well worth the drive. The servers are all excellent. The food is great. My wife always gets the Steak Diane done tableside. The piano player is also a nice touch that you will not find anywhere else. This place is like a secret place that everybody should try.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

A must do when we are in the area. The service is impeccable and the food is outstanding. Combine all that with the live piano -- and Arabella's is a destination!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Arabella's was chosen for our annual family Christmas dinner in honor of our mother who always provided our family with a special Christmas dinner experience. Arabella's created the perfect Christmas family atmosphere; with terrific food, drinks, wine, music, and song. They accommodated a 2 month old infant with our perfectly selected table with 1/2 tucked in a corner and the other 1/2 towards the main dining thus allowing for the adult guests to experience the beauty and entertainment of the restaurant. We would gladly recommend Arabella's to friends for whatever their occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Cozy, Special Occasion, Live Music, Romantic
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