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Arabellas Italian Ristorante

4.8
655 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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
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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Excellent across the board, every category, food, service, setting etc.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Another fantastic experience at the finest restaurant for miles around. Service was fantastic as always. The food was absolutely perfect.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Everything was very pleasant. With the exception of my plate. I had the "beef" mushroom ravioli which had no beef in it and was very much over salted. I've had the braised beef tortellini at Olive garden and was surprised that it was very tasty in comparison. It actually has pieces of beef in the meal. I asked the waiter, whom was very attentive and pleasant and he said there were some inside the tortellini. Perhaps bits and tiny pieces of which I could neither see or taste. Being a chef I expected a higher standard for this plate especially with the listed price and setting of restaurant. Was very satisfied with my partners dish as well as desert. Although this wasn't the best first impression I will visit the restaurant again in the future.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Arabellas consistently delivers extraordinary Cuisine accompanied by impeccable service. Recommended are the tableside Caesar, Steak Diane, and Bananas Foster. Make reservations early because they do tend to fill up rather quickly, especially on weekends.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

A great hidden gem in Winter Haven. We drove over an hour to dine there hearing it was great and it didn’t. The service was top notch by Justin and the team and the food.... omg the food... absolutely some of the best I have had. A little pricey but 100% worth it. Solid wine list with the reserve list offering some very nice choices. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We have eaten there many times and again last night. It was great! the food suburb, the serve spectacular, the table-side cooking outstanding,. This is the best restaurant in Central Florida. I highly recommend it. The prices are fair as well.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Been in area 3years and this is by far the best restaurant in area. Great service, ambiance and good food. Will definitely come back. Nice touch with the piano player

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Hidden gem in Winter Haven serving high end dishes that won't disappoint. The creme brule is outstanding and we've never had a meal that wasn't perfect. It's a bit noisy which detracts from the wonderful piano player, but it's definitely a great place to eat. The staff are also very attentive and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Love to lunch here. It's so pretty and the food is always wonderful. The staff is very friendly and efficient. A friend and I drive from out of town to shop the downtown area and have lunch at our favorite restaurant, Arabella's, several times a year. It never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Professional staff, excellent piano player, great food and drinks. Have been going here for about 12 years and haven't ever had a bad visit

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Excellent dining experience! My wife and I have been to Arabellas several times for lunch, but our past visit was for a rare date night dinner. The food as always was exceptional and the service is beyond any other fine dinning restaurant I have been to. The piano player took request and was a huge contributor to an amazing experience.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

After 1.5 hours' travel from Orlando, Arabellas did not justify its #1 rating. I informed the management ahead of time that we were celebrating my companion's birthday, yet they seated us next to a boisterous group of 10, who were loud, rude and drunk. While dining on mediocre dishes, I was nearly immolated twice by a waiter who was cooking flambe' dishes much closer to our table than to the one he was serving. Had I been wearing a beard, it would have been singed. That waiter considered it an imposition when I asked him to please move away. Our own waiter was gracious and accommodating, and the musician who was entertaining did acknowledge my companion's birthday. The presentation of the various dishes was attractive, but it was impossible to enjoy the experience.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This is a very special place. The table side Caesar salad is excellent. The piano player adds a special touch to the experience. My wife always gets the table side prepared Steak Diane. I choose between several of the chicken dishes which are all good.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Another great meal at this little neighborhood gem in downtown Winter Haven. If you are looking for Italian fine dining in Polk County, this is the best you’ll find. Great service by friendly waitstaff and good food from a competent kitchen. The live piano entertainment is an added bonus.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Arabellas is a fabulous find and if you are ever near Winter Haven make sure to get a reservation to this amazing restaurant. The rib eye steaks are massive and cooked to perfection! I had the spinach and ricotta ravioli's and they were absolutely fabulous. Just an all around fantastic spot that transforms you to Italy!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Arabellas is always a great evening of food with great service. It is worth the drive from Orlando. Very good and highly recommend

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

A local restaurant that I found while at a craft fair. Everything from the food and atmosphere to the service is excellent and well worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Delicious! They made my son’s birthday very special!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Superb service. Wonderful atmosphere. Delicious food.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

As always it was wonderful! The food is great and the service is polite
and professional. When I go out to eat I go to Arabellas!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Best restaurant in the region. Period.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Very nice and the service from our team was excellent

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We had a great time celebrating my wife's birthday. We had flowers delivered from Lasiter's per restaurant's recommendation; and they were beautiful. The food and service was terrific. The music was great as well. We had a great evening and she had a great birthday. We'd highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great to know there's a nice restaurant in the area besides Streamsong. Food was fantastic and the piano player made it extra special. The creme brule was the best we've ever had.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Well it was our first time at this establishment. The BIGGEST turn off for me was the NOISE! But the other issue was being charged more than what was on the menu.
Even with both these issues we will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Dinner is always excellent. The staff is very well trained, knowledgeable and friendly. They have a great wine selection and do not go crazy on the mark up like many good restaurants do.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The food and service are always superb !!
Would recommend, and have, to friends and family.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This was approx. our 5th visit - 2nd time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We live an hour away, and find it absolutely worth the drive. Wonderful service and delicious food - definitely a special place.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Arabella’s was as it always has been SPECTACULAR. My husband and I come here often sometimes alone and many times with friends. We have always been pleased with the food, and we especially like Saturday nights with the piano player. A great restaurant for a special occasion or just for a night out.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Excellent restaurant with top-notch service, food, ambiance, and piano player.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Always a pleasure dining at Arabella's! Great food and fantastic service which was perfect for a post Valentine dinner!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Enjoyed the place a lot, will be back for sure..........................................lll

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

This was our first visit to Arabella's and it won't be our last. From start to finish, it was excellent. The noise level in the dining room was quite low, adding to the overall experience.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

A great place for any occasion. Awesome food and service!!!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

The staff was really nice. The food was enjoyable. I would like OpenTable to get the message that the reserving system was flawed. The restaurant didn’t see our reservation until the time of our reservation. When we first arrived, they could not see that we had a reservation.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is prepared to perfection. Superb service, always. A little gem tucked away. Wine could be a little better.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Amazing food and customer service. My husband and I enjoy coming here for special occasions. We always enjoy the entire experience, especially the fresh Caesar salad and steak prepared table side. My favorite is the Steak Lady Diane because the beef is so tender, it melts in your mouth. I also enjoy the molten chocolate cake for dessert. There is live piano music and the musician takes requests. The staff are very attentive. My husband got five forks last time we were there 😁

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