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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

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4.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.9

value

4.8

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (28)
Good for a Date (28)
Special Occasion (27)
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Romantic (26)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Live Music (24)
Worth the Drive (21)
Authentic (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Notable Wine List (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Casual (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Fun (4)
Scenic View (4)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

This was our second visit and it was wonderful both times. Look forward to the next.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Terrific food served in a xlassy ambiance with excellent service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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food5
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We had a wonderful experience at Arabellas on January 9the to celebrate my husband's birthday and our wedding anniversary. The food was excellent as usual but our dinner was made special by the service we received by the staff, especially our server Justin. We will definitely return.

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food4
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always a wonderful time! Great wait staff that is very attentive. Live piano. Fabulous food. Best ambiance in town!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is my second visit to Arabella's and, while it requires a drive of more than an hour and a quarter, it will not be my last. On this occasion, my wife and I brought friends along and they too plan to return. The food stimulates your tastebuds, no matter which menu item you choose. The service is impeccable. The owner is cordial, attentive, well-educated and talented. The available environments within the establishment make it a viable destination for everything from cocktails or pizza to fine dining.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Live Music
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 30, 2017

excellent italian food but also steaks, seafood and other dishes that are very good I drove from Disneyworld and it took about 30 minutes and well worth the ride nice change for my family

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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food5
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service5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Beautiful, romantic.
The only detail is that I made my reservation for 9 pm and they called me to tell me they didn't have tables for 9 and I had to move it to 8pm. Not a big deal this time but it is the firt time a restaurant does not take the open table hour that I select.

Great experience. try the lady diana and they will cook it next to your table. Great show.

best dining experience I have had. My wife loved it.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 19, 2017

This is our go to place for special events. We are never disappointed it is great atmosphere, food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great food. Best Italian around. Great service and attention by staff. Pleasant music by Christopher. Great for special occasions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was amazing food and service . We would recommend it 100%

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 15, 2017

10 year wedding anniversary!!!

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food5
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 13, 2017

My husband took me there for dinner for my birthday. The calamari and the veal picatta were delicious and the wine was excellent. The piano music was very pleasant. We had a lovely evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Truly our favorite . We have spent both of our anniversaries here and both times left feeling ... what a perfect night. Food, service, ambience, value are all first class. Highly recommend for a date night or a special celebration. Superior describes everything about Arabella’s.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

We celebrated our sons 35th birthday. The entree and dessert was excellent. We are repeat customers and recommend friends to try it out. Piano and accordion made it a nice ambience thru out our meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Live Music, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

My wife is sensitive to many foods. The floor manager spotted a delivery mistake, on the servers part, and immediately corrected it. What ever he is being paid it is not enough. The floor manager was not even in the immediate area. GREAT WORK !!!

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The experience was wonderful as usual. Once again everything was just as it should have been.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date
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food5
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Atmosphere and food were good but the piano volume could be a little lower in volume.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food4
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We eat there at least twice a month and it is always GREAT. Food and service is great along with a super pianist. Take some friends and you will have some Happy friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I know that it takes a fair amount of time to prepare an excellent dinner entree. However, it took over an hour and a half for our entrees to be served after ordering them. In my opinion, that is a little too much time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service2
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had great food and grand service. Very enjoyable, we will be back more often.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Enjoyed another outstanding dinner experience at Arabellas. Everything was perfect. The service, piano and the wonderful food were all spot on.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A great restaurant. Have been dining here for many years. Have not found a better place. Food and service are outstanding.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Staff incredibly attentive!!! Food variety very different and interesting!!! Very delicious!!!! Customers made to feel special!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We love Arabellas! Always have a wonderful evening with great service and scrumptous food. Live piano music on the weekends is a nice touch also!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We love Arabella's and have never been disappointing in our meals. We have a 30 minute drive to get there, but well worth the drive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Arrabella's is one of my absolute favorite places to eat. The food is always delicious and service is wonderful. Our waiter had a wonderful smile!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was superb! Food was great and the ambience was wonderful. Piano player who solicited requests(quietly) and played them added to a nice evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My favorite restaurant in the area. Great atmosphere, great service and great food. I also really enjoy the piano music.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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food5
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

For lack of a better term, Arabella's was perfect. Everything about it exceeded expectations. It was the best meal I've ever had in my life, with Logan being an amazing server. Everything was perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

I’ve been all over the world. My favorite place to eat of all

Tags: Vegan, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Tea, Spicy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Comfort Food
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lovely restaurant. Excellent service. Duck breast was tender and perfectly cooked. Lamb was excellent as well. Try the bananas foster. Prepared table side and fun to watch. It was a delicious dessert

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Live Music
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food5
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great food and service in an exceptional atmosphere. A special place for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

The occasion was our wedding anniversary and that was a great choice. We had a wonderful time with romantic atmosphere. We enjoyed food and piano play. That was fun and great evening for our celebration.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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food5
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Extremely enjoyable return visit. Lovely local restaurant. A nice change from the chain restaurants. Attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly waiter-Justin and a lovely ambience created by the talented pianist. Thank you for playing our requests.
Beautifully cooked food from an extensive and thoughtful menu. It tasted wonderful.
We all enjoyed a fabulous evening and will definitely return on our next visit to the area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We are long time costumers and always happy, the best.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We enjoyed our special dinner at Arabella's as we usually do. I think this was our fourth birthday dinner there and we have also celebrated several anniversary's there. It has always been a very lovely dinner experience with the piano music we enjoy, great wine and excellent food. Love the sorbet between courses. It is peaceful and I love that you can actually talk to each other without raising your voice. The waiters are always very gracious and accommodating. Can't beat it.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food and service was excellent I had the steak Diane which was delicious and large enough to share

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food was excellent as well as the service will definitely be going back in the future

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Super very knowledgeable staff, was greeted by the owner, an exceptional evening dining

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