Arabellas Italian Ristorante

4.8
1047 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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.


What 1047 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoeB
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff is excellent.
Food is excellent.
Everything is excellent.

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vipdjohns
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few places available enjoy your dinner and not be rushed out. Thank you

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BillS
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arabella’s never disappoints - it has been several years since we dined there and nothing changed, everything was superb. We can’t wait to return to experience another exceptional dining experience.

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MarianneH
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to celebrate our 12th anniversary. We were not disappointed. The waiter was fantastic. Their were plenty of staff on hand to refill drinks and take away plates. There was a live piano player that eagerly took requests. He even came over to play on an accordion a song for our anniversary. We never felt rushed. In fact, we had 6 pm reservations and didn't leave until almost 8 pm. Absolutely fantastic time!

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Squire
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had dinner friends. The calamari was gigantic in quantity. All of the entrees and appetizers were delicious. The drinks were good. It's a good place to get together with another couple or a special occasion. One of the best dining options in our area.

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FranklinW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always

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TiffanyH
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and great food!

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vipChrisL
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Caesar salad done table side. Sea bass was outstanding as was the veal.

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Butch
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always an excellent experience when dining at Arabellas. Best restaurant in all of Polk county.

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BillT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner and it was delicious. The atmosphere was pleasant and the piano player set the mood for a relaxing evening. Service spot on, and didn't realize how long we had been there. Will definitely go back,

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gertie
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arabellas was up to its old standards, as it has been each time I have dined there. Whenever we are in the local area, this restaurant is a must for my husband and I. So often we are disappointed s old favorites slip, but not Arabellas.
The food is in more than generous quantities, but more importantly, it is high in quality. Plump and tasty escargot, crisp salads and pasta that is actually properly al dente - a frequent miss even in restaurants that supposedly specialize in pasta. We both ordered chicken dishes that were tender, juicy and full of rich flavors. Our server was outstanding and more than helpful. And of course, the piano player is one of our favorite people in the restaurant.
Resorting to very small nits to find a negative, the noise level was higher than normal (a few patrons arrived determined to have their voices heard above all others - something the restaurant cannot control). And the bread service was not much above the regular run of the mill; perhaps some ciabatta next time?

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MichaelJ
Key West
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a great place.for fine dining and for intimate dining

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made me feel special for my bday! Food and service were AMAZING!!

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SteveS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was a special evening and we chose to celebrate at a restaurant that we had been wanting to try for almost 4 years. This wS the right choice for our celebration and we highly recommend Arabellas to anyone looking for a fine dining experience with ambiance, excellent food and service.

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vipMatt
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the live music in the restaurant. Also not many places give you the sorbet pre main fish. Nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We went for lunch the service was ok. We usually go for Dinner and the service is all ways excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Everything was nice, but I didn’t like that at dinner they change out the forks and everyone is nice and friendly, but for this lunch experience, everyone at the restaurant is rushing and the service isn’t as good.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was truly amazing! The service was amazing as always! Very welcoming and attentive! It was our anniversary and we are expecting our first child and everyone was so kind!

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HowardD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love to have dinner there on special occasions. Birthdays every year

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EdB69
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Piano music is always a bonus! The food was excellent!!

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CindyH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice upscale Italian restaurant. With a live piano player, who takes requests and will sing happy birthday at your table. The food is amazing.

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Rick
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience Love the atmosphere with the piano
Service was very good

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Heidi
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. We will be back for a fancy date night for sure. Worth the 30 min drive where we are in Lakeland!

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vipArmandoC
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food, service and ambient, rises to meet the fine dinning level experience.

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BigDog
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was remarkable, staff was very polite and efficient. Loved the pianist, and selections of tunes, including requests. Good choice of wines and entrees, large portions, and excellent cuisine. We're going back!

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BigE
Tampa
55 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arabellas is a fabulous experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very nice and elegant restaurant. It is the perfect restaurant for a date night, anniversary or a special dinner. All the workers there were super nice

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PaulS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We visited to celebrate two couples Anniversaries; which the server even mentioned at the begin; but we were never recognized after. One could expect a little token at a higher priced Restaurant like this.
We have been there a couple of times prior; but service was extremely slow that night.

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DanF
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This lived up to all the hype I've ever heard about Arabellas.

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DebbyC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food to be had in Polk county!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another visit and yet again a wonderful experience! The Team at Arabella’s have provided memorable, tasteful, and delightful experiences on each and every visit. Thanks again!!

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vipDocS
Orlando
37 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very tasty food in a comfortable ambience. Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special friends

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vipWILLIAMD
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite for special occasions. Northern Italian flavorings.

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joshuag
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this amazing restaurant and everything it has to offer. Top notch staff, amazing food and incredible service!

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DebraW
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! Manhattans, food, service and the music were outstanding.

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HowardD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great as always. Service was not up to par. Left out one complete service (aperitif). Drinks were very light and had to be remade. Not what we had come expect over many years

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service and food were very good but it took our food a while to come out. One of our party had to leave before we were served. This was my first time at Arabella's for lunch so I am not sure if this was a fluke or if it is the norm.

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BevT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best Italian food I have had since moving to Fl 15 years ago. The soup was outstanding!!!! The veal was not overly breaded or cooked and the pasta supreme. Best of all was dessert.

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grandmajo
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arabellas is by far the finest restaurant around. So perfect for special occasions. We've been going there for a number of years and it never disappoints.

FAQs

Arabellas Italian Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 1047 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.