Arabellas Italian Ristorante

4.8
702 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday ~ Friday 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday ~ Saturday 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(863) 293-1797
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Juan Velez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th Street SW
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Parking details
Street parking and Public lot available
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Entertainment
That Musical Guy, Christopher Bell (Pianist)
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Special events & promotions
Special Events and Holiday Reservations will require a deposit for all reservations.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 702 People Are Saying
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KB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I make it a point to go to Arabella's for all special occasions. The most recent was for my birthday and they didn't disappoint.

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MA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Best restaurant in Polk County!

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PZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had bad meal love the place
Service great
Piano player plays your selections
Food excellent
Cain’t say enough about the restaurant 👍

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the Winter Haven area. Salad made tableside, food selections excellent.

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DM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best upscale restaurant in the Winter Haven area. Service is impeccable!

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TR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want a very peaceful dinner where you can enjoy your dinner and conversation this is the place in Winter Haven.

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J
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service.

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B
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always....Excellent. Best restaurant in the area. Blessed to have them in Winter Haven. The ONLY thing negative is that the noise level can sometimes be disruptive.

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TC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had an awesome dinner at Arabella's on Thursday 30 August. The food was prepared expertly. It was her birthday and the chef made the desert very special. The pianist played or favorite songs and then serenaded my wife and sang the birthday song. Our waiter Logan made sure we had a very memorable evening!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all around!

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KF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and my wife and I love this place

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A
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best overall dining experience in quite a while. Relaxed, comfortable dining with excellent food.

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L
Orlando
142 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was at Arabellas the month before, for a business luncheon and left something behind. The management was kind enough to hold it for me, all this time, til I could get back to retrieve it. A great place to meet for business. Really nice personnel. I look forward to returning.

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FM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arabellas is just great! Food is always EXCELLENT! Service impeccable! Don't pass up opportunity to eat here!

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f
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great lunch!! The food was excellent and the service
as well. How wonderful to have a place to go and know you
and your guest will not be disappointed.

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R
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service in a very pleasant setting. All in all a great experience!

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C
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service, food was very good, but one of my scallops was undercooked and 70% raw inside. Noise level was very high from the crowd, and we almost had to yell at each other to be able to talk. Vey busy that night!

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BE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an enjoyable evening celebrating our anniversary. We arrived early to take advantage of the bar for a cocktail before our reservation. We also appreciated being able to enjoy our food selections without feeling rushed In between courses.

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CC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an awesome experience from beginning to end. My companion was discreetly asked to remove his hat. So beware and it wasn’t a ball cap, but he wasn’t offended it was done so nicely.

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BW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent servers, food , and atmosphere. Only poor mark is a small noisy neighbors at a tale talking loudly.

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l
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere. Loved having live piano music as well. Enjoyed everything about the meal except the salad course, where the dressing tasted commercial and the lettuce was iceberg (not baby greens as the menu said), the grated carrots looked old, unripe tomatoes (it's August Florida for goodness sake!) and shavings of parmesan cheese which really didn't work for me. Overall a nice find and we'll be back. Maybe skip the salad course next time.

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L
Orlando
142 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Arabellas is a beautiful restaurant with ample on street parking. While the food was good, not outstanding, the service was over the top. The staff was extaordinary and extremely attentive which made my business meeting outstanding. Yes, I would recommend Arabellas.

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JB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although they mixed up the hubby’s order, the meal food was awesome. Elegant and romantic and fulfilling.

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CP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and it was recommended my son claiming it the best restaurant in Polk County. We will return!

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Compares to Carbone's in Hartford CT without the attatude! Will go back many times.

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C
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food & service were terrific... and the musician was wonerful

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter Vinny was great. Unfortunately back room had a large, loud party which interfered with our romantic birthday celebration.

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GP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Arabella’s but it won’t be our last! We enjoyed the atmosphere and background music. The menu was varied and we ordered appetizers to dessert. Everything tasted fresh and was absolutely delicious. Service was excellent and very attentive. It’s a bit pricey but worth every cent!

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BG
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant suroundings, very good food and service.

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D
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. The live music was very good. It was a very pleasant experience. While the food was very good, I think it is over priced.

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JB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service very good. Table location not so good.

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WP
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrate our engagement here and later my birthday our last visit we celebrated my husbands daughters visit from Kentucky.

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E
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great dining experience.

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E
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian the owner prepared our table side Caesar Salad which was delicious and then even suggested another restaurant in St. Pete that also does table side . He surprised us with my husbands favorite tiramisu which was beyond delicious. Justin took excellent care of us and managed all the waite staff as they cared for us unobtrusively. .My chicken marsala and husbands veal piccata was very good and the sorbet to cleanse the pallet is a lovely extra. It was an anniversary celebration and Christopher the piano made our evening with the Anniversary waltz. All in all a lovely evening .

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E
Orlando
63 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always attentive service. Expensive for the area but not for the food and service. Well prepared food, rarely off point- though the lobster bisque was a little too salty. Fish special with risotto was excellent. Would have liked a better by the glass wine selection- pretty generic. One complaint: the pianist is mediocre at best and he comes by TOO OFTEN to your table hoping you make a request.

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C
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as always and love the ambiance with the piano player. Not too loud to talk and enjoy your meal. Absolutely a great place!!

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special place for our 44th anniversary...everything was top notch..reminded us of our favorite italian restaurants in NYC...

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AF
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Ambience is fabulous. Love the pianist and professionalism of the wait staff. Love table side dessert prep.

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HG
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arabellas is fantastic, my favorite place, the service is great & my steak was super good & cooked just they way I asked for. A good place to take a first date, she was impressed.

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d
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All staff were very pleasant and punctual on delivering our food, it was very European, and enjoyable.

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