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Arabellas Italian Ristorante, Winter Haven, FL
Arabellas Italian Ristorante, Winter Haven, FL
Arabellas Italian Ristorante, Winter Haven, FL
Arabellas Italian Ristorante, Winter Haven, FL
Arabellas Italian Ristorante, Winter Haven, FL

Arabellas Italian Ristorante

4.8
4.8
1418 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
If date or time is unavailable online, please call (863)-293-1797 to book reservations with us.

Welcome to Arabellas Ristorante, located in Times 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. Join us for live piano entertainment every evening Monday through Saturday, from open to close.

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.



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (863) 293-1797
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Juan Velez
  • Private party facilities
    Book meetings or events in our elegant, private, Dining Rooms. Arabellas has two Private Event spaces:Private Dining Room – This room is perfect for occasions with parties between 10-22 guests. Board Room- This event space is appropriate for larger parties between 15-30 guests.Optional event space is available in Avenue Bar with accommodations between 25-75 guests.Arabellas restaurant is accessible at full close out for groups between 45-95 guests.
  • Private party contact
    events@arabellas.us: (863) 293-1797
  • Neighborhood
    Winter Haven
  • Cross street
    4th Street SW
  • Parking details
    Street parking and Public lot available
  • Entertainment
    That Musical Guy, Christopher Bell (Pianist)
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,418 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Italian

  • Orlando

    Romantic

  • Orlando

    Italian

1,418 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant. I love the exposed brick walls. We come here all the time.

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  2. PatT

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Lunch portion smaller than expected.

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  3. FLCindy

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arabella's did not disappoint! The food was great, ambiance fantastic partly due to pianist, multiple servers at the table ensured we got great service. It was for a special occasion and they made sure it was special. I highly recommend.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful, best restaurant in winter haven

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  5. Gr8tfoodlvr

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner experience for our anniversary. We will definitely be back again. 

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  6. DavidB

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. Great food ambiance and service. A gem in winterhaven..

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  7. RobertY

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Last evening my wife and I were celebrating her 68th birthday at our favorite restaurant, Arabellas. Everything began well enough, but sometime just before we were served our salads, a couple with a very fussy baby in a stroller was seated next to us. By the time we realized that there was going to be a problem, we were already eating our salads and did not ask to be seated elsewhere. Arabellas is a fine dining, destination restaurant. What happened to us should not have happened. My wife is particularly noise sensitive and their presence diminished a greatly anticipated event.

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  8. ScottM

    Portland

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat at Arabellas perhaps once a month. The music was a little loud last night. Victor did a great job.

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  9. SandyD

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding Italian restaurant with exceptional service, attention to detail and delicious food.

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  10. Peanut

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Elizabeth, was very respectful of the timing for our meal - we were able to enjoy a glass of wine before ordering our meal, and everything was brought out and served at the appropriate time and at the perfect temperature. Wonderful service and great food as always. I will always recommend Arabella's as the place to enjoy a special event.

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  11. GBWH

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, awesome pianist too. Great place for special evening !

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch was delicious and service was awesome!! Will go back again!

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  13. PatriciaG

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to on a Friday. Beautiful place but very loud inside. My husband had lasagna and loved it. I had chicken parmesan and it was way over cooked and very dry. Our waiter asked how everything was and I told him, he discounted my meal. We will go back for sure!

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  14. jws6903

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Liz, our server for the evening was outstanding. Explaining and answering all menu selection questions, rendering her recommendations when requested. Entire staff attentive as always. Food was excellent as usual, with the melt-in-your-mouth scallops being the exceptionally wonderful talking point of the evening. Piano music was still a tad loud for normal table conversation - only drawback.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was friendly. Tiffany was a delight from the start, then there was a young lady who served us water and bread (can’t recall her name) and Leo our waiter who was awesome. We will be back for sure and soon. Thank you.

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  16. luckyone

    Belgium

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It is certainly the best restaurant in town featuring good Italian food BUT lunch time is not a good idea and definitely not after 1pm as ladies in duty are in a hurry to end service. Had better and enjoyable experience for dinner with boss around.

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  17. Swizz

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant had a very nice ambiance, and the food was great. I had salmon with mixed vegetables. My wife had grouper with pasta and veggies. Very tasty and filled with flavor. I would come back to this restaurant again.

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  18. ChrisS

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. Just got lucky with a reservation here passing through Winter Haven. Table side bananas foster was incredible

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was awesome. One of the best restaurants I have ever been. The pianist was awesome. He did such a wonderful job.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in the central Florida area. Highly recommend

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  21. GraceF

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service by Michael, beautiful back round piano music. Perfect evening with good friends

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  22. VeronicaS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated immediately. Two waiters. Friendly and efficient. Food was excellent as well as dessert.

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  23. TomC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I chose this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. When we walked in, we saw a grand piano with a live piano performer, who was also an accordion player, jumping up to perform "Happy Birthday" for those who were celebrating. He came around after we were seated at our table and left a note asking for 3 requests, along with a request NOT to ask for a certain 10 songs. The note said he had over 11000+ songs in his library! I attempted to stump him with the request of "When I Look Into Your Eyes." After a while, he came over to our table and asked who performed that song, and I told him Firehouse. He asked if he was not able to perform that tune could he substitute another, and he hummed it for us. I don't remember what it was, but it was a good choice for our celebration. About five minutes later, he began performing the Firehouse tune! Wow. We ordered the Caesar Salad appetizer, which was prepared tableside--dressing and all! He was both informative as well as entertaining as he put together the ingredients for the dressing, then tossed the salad in it. It was most delightful! We each ordered another table side prepared dish, the Steak Lady Diana. The meal was 2 Angus filets, per dish, with mushrooms/onions in a burgundy wine sauce, also prepared with the filets, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Wife likes her filets medium-well; I prefer mine medium-rare. The same gentleman who prepared the salad also prepared our filets. He cooked both orders at the same time, to perfection, right in front of us. He was able to do so due to the fact her filets were larger in diameter, but thinner than mine. Out. Of. This. World. Good. The meal was exquisitely delicious and the ambience/entertainment was excellent. We would highly recommend. Our plan is to go back to experience the Italian offerings on the menu. It goes without saying, this kind of service and food comes with a price tag. However, we thought it was well worth the splurge. Go enjoy!!

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  24. HollyH

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing,service was outstanding and pianist was wonderful

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  25. MaureenF

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s well worth the one hour drive from Sebring. A favorite special occasion restaurant, great food, service and ambiance. The piano player is great.

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  26. DavidR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic birthday dinner for my wife. The food and atmosphere could not have been better. Can’t wait for the next celebration because it will be at Arabella’s.

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  27. CSornson72

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very responsive. Food was exceptional. Restaurant was a little loud.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food including the appetizers with entertainment. Can get a bit noisy.

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  29. MarkM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but a bit pricey....The piano music was loud and people were trying to talk over it, so the restaurant was loud. We love soft piano music in the background but having the piano player come around to the tables was annoying and unnecessary. Also, we did mention that it was our birthdays, but did not expect or want someone obnoxiously singing at our table. (Maybe you should ask if patron wants that.). The complementary dessert was nice.

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  30. KristineA

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am never disappointed here. Great place for a date night. The drinks are wonderful . Food we had appetizer Involtini Di Melanzane Con GranchioRavioli Di and entries Manzo and the special of Chilean Seabass with Risotto. All were excellent. We love the music also.

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  31. JudyJ

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We have eaten there many times and have had wonderful food and service; however, last night service was slow, they were out of all specials , we waited 45 minutes to order and then over an hour for our food to arrive. The food was not up to par! We had been looking forward to great food, ambiance and service and none were available last night.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us went there last night, my favorite place to bring out of state visitors, three of us had the Caesar salad , it was fantastic, great first course. I ordered the Linguine Scoglio, scallops, shrimp, mussels it was wonderful, full of flavor. My wife and my friend from Maryland shared the Chateubriand, I really wish I could say it was great, but it wasn’t according to both of them, lacking flavor, also very dry, the table side presentation was very entertaining. For dessert we all had the Bananas Foster, now that was unbelievable, another entertaining presentation table side, what an artist. I positively will return, just love this restaurant

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  33. Lovetoeatout

    Tampa

    94 reviews

    5.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Arabellas!! The food , ambiance, service and the piano player are all exceptional!! Best place to eat in Winter Haven for a special celebration or just a nice meal out!!!

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  34. AmyandDj

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Wonderful table service. Piano player adds to the ambience. A very special place. We traveled a long way to come here because our first experience was so wonderful 6 years ago and it’s as good as we remember.

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  35. AmyandDj

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef never disappoints. We came here for the second time because we have dreamed about this restaurant ever since our first visit 6 years ago. We have a 3 day stay and have booked two nights in a row. It was just as good as our first visit if not better. Make this a priority to visit if you are in the area. You will not be disappointed!

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  36. Bill

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was exceptional. Piano player was too loud. Made it difficult to carry on a conversation.

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  37. BillT

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to splurge on dinner!! Everything is top notch when you go here,

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  38. WilliamW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Excellent food and great staff! Second time there!

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  39. AnnetteP

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is absolutely fantastic! From the moment you walk in the door, you are greeted with the table that is already preset, including your menus. It has a wonderful ambience and impeccable service. The food has a beautiful presentation and the flavors are just amazing. This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants in Central Florida.

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  40. SandyD

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the first bite of our appetizers to the last bite of our entrees, we all enjoyed every morsel. The pianist was excellent, the food outstanding, and our team of waiters were attentive but not intrusive. It was a perfect evening.

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FAQs

Arabellas Italian Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1418 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Arabellas Italian Ristorante

346 W. Central Av., Winter Haven, FL 33880

Additional information

  • Cross street
    4th Street SW
  • Neighborhood
    Winter Haven
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking and Public lot available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Juan Velez
  • Entertainment
    That Musical Guy, Christopher Bell (Pianist)
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (863) 293-1797
  • Private party facilities
    Book meetings or events in our elegant, private, Dining Rooms. Arabellas has two Private Event spaces:Private Dining Room – This room is perfect for occasions with parties between 10-22 guests. Board Room- This event space is appropriate for larger parties between 15-30 guests.Optional event space is available in Avenue Bar with accommodations between 25-75 guests.Arabellas restaurant is accessible at full close out for groups between 45-95 guests.
  • Private party contact
    events@arabellas.us: (863) 293-1797
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