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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.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday ~ Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday ~ Saturday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
4th Street SW
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
That Musical Guy, Christopher Bell (Pianist)
Street parking and Public lot available
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 -
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.
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.
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