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Arabellas Italian Ristorante

4.7
668 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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 668 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at Arabella’s. Exquisite service, timing for everything they notice anything you need and immediately appear. Love the pianist and his outgoing personality, not to mention he can play anything and also he sometimes picks a specific song that he knows you would enjoy.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Excelent food quality

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

This was our first time to Arabellas for dinner. The service, menu and ambiance were exceptional. The best fettuccine alfredo I have ever had!! Salad was delicious, with
an different type of dressing - very refreshing! The lasagne (not listed on the menu) was fantastic and my ravioli dish was amazing. We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

This restaurant has the ambiance for fine dining. Excellent service and table side cooking as well. Caesar salad done table side is a must!! Like watching a show. The special was a veal porterhouse and it was excellent. Dessert is always a show if u choose bananas foster or cherries jubilee done tableside.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Everything was fabulous as always. The piano player always adds the perfect touch of class. Specials were awesome.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

After reading the posted reviews, we were extremely disappointed with the service and food. We waited at least 15 to 20 minutes between cocktails, appetizers, salads and entrees. Arrived at 6 pm, table was for 2 and was isolated away from the dining room. Ordered cocktails, and waited, ordered appetizers, and waited, bread was served late and had to ask for butter. Ordered salads, waited what seemed like forever to have them brought out, and waited at least 20 minutes after we finished our salads for our entrees to arrive. Main waiter was not attentive, seemed to be in a rush to please the few larger groups of people we could see and did not pay much attention to us. Shrimp cocktail and sautéed shrimp were just so-so, salads and entrees not great. Next time we'll save money and go to Long Horn.

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1.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Always enjoy having lunch there. Took a friend as a thank you meal and the service and food were great as always.

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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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