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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

4.7

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Special Occasion (26)
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Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Live Music (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Authentic (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Cozy (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
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 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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·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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 (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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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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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We have been going to Arabellas for several years. The food, ambiance and service are exllent. Thank you for a GREAT meal and evening.
The Halls

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Excellent food, service & waiters made me feel special for my birthday. I loved how they decorated my dessert dish complete with writing Happy Birthday in piping , complete with candle. Very friendly, high class staff & allowed us to take our time, even though they close at 2 pm. I would definitely recommend Arabellas to anyone, as this is my most favorite restaurant in Winter Haven and all of Florida for that matter. Love the Italian cuisine--especially the veal. Even though my favorite, Veal Marsala, wasn't on the lunch menu, they made it for me anyway. That, my friends, is outstanding service!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We've been coming to Arabellas for many years. Food is absolutely outstanding and gets better all the time. Highly recommend Arabellas!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We get to Arabella's whenever we can and have never been disappointed. I highly recommend the Steak Diana. The most tender cut of filet you can get anywhere. Our evening was filled with soft piano music played by a classically trained pianist and our food is generally cooked table-side by either Brian or Franco, the owners.

I have always believed in the saying "You get what you pay for", but the crew at Arabella's exceeds those expectations.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This is a great place to eat. It's small and the food is delicious. Music is also a great touch.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 19, 2017

What a wonderful restaurant! We were celebrating our anniversary and it was very romantic as well as great drinks and fantastic dinner! Would recommend very highly and we will be returning very soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

great place!!!! i will go again. thanks all the team

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Our go to place for special occasions. We love the food and the atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Love the atmosphere and food. The music was a a treat. Thank you for making our anniversary special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Wonderful ambience. Excellent service. Creative menu. Piano was played during our visit. Cocktails were excellent. Absolutely 5 stars

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great setting for our 42 anniversary. The food, service and atmosphere were Great! The dinner was a little pricey but overall we were very pleased and had a memorable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We enjoyed Arabella's for my birthday dinner. The restaurant is pleasant and quiet, especially if you go early in the evening. The piano player took requests. That was a nice touch. He also came to my table with his accordion and sang and played Happy Birthday. The staff is very efficient and pleasant. My swordfish and risotto both were very good. My husband's filet mignon was good but not great and his shrimp were a bit overcooked. The crab stuffing, however, was very good. We both enjoyed the house dressing on the salad and loved the bread and spread that came with it. The wine selection is also good. The waiter brought me a dish with a flan on it, Happy Birthday written in chocolate and a lighted candle standing in whipped cream. That was a nice touch that added to the birthday experience. This was our second time there and we would recommend it. We live too far away to go often but it makes for a nice occasion visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Thank you for hosting us of our 36th anniversary dinner. My wife's business owner recommended your establishment - they dine there frequently. The service was great! The ambiance was very appropriate for the occasion. The food was less than we expected. The bread was awesome. The salad and the appetizer was very average. The main course was good - but not great. My wife thought she had ordered a steak - but it turned out to something similar to salisbury steak. It was good - but there again, not great. We are grateful that you threw in a desert for the occasion - and there again - it was good - but not great. I'm sorry to say we personally could not recommend Arabelles and probably will not be back. Maybe we ordered the wrong menu item that wasn't to our liking. Anyway, you ask for a review and I wanted to give you our onnest option. Thanks!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 4, 2017

As always, everything was outstanding, never a complaint.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Son visiting from NYC. Fantastic restaurant ! Great food.service. Piano music- just splendid evening

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

service from Jeff was 1st rate - professional and timely - food was outstanding - flavorful; properly seasoned, and presented in an delicious manner - wine list is 1st rate and reasonable for the quality - portions were excellent - Christopher the piano player is a 1st rate musician - table side service is a lost art and is a true plus for dining at arrabellas -

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We love the restaurant, but on this visit we had a very poor experience with our server. We've had great service in the past so hoping this time was an anomaly. The server's assistant was excellent and made up for some of the issues.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

The restaurant is a favorite of ours that we visit a couple times a year. Pleasant atmosphere with live piano music, attentive service, excellent food- what more could one ask for? Being forewarned that a 40 person retirement party would come in after our appetizers and their festive chatter destroy the pleasant atmosphere we were enjoying forcing us to leave with headaches foregoing dessert!
My King salmon was wonderful! Two of our party had the lobster ravioli and loved it and its sauce. The fourth requested Chicken Parmesan which was not on menu and he was delighted with the delicious dish they made for him.
I will in the future check to see if just how crowded and how noisy it may be before going there. It would have been nice if they would have given us a heads up on this big party as we could've changed our date easily.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Great food and great service. Loved it. Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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