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Arabellas Italian Ristorante

4.9
4.9
1108 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.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,108 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Best Ambiance

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Italian

  • Orlando

    Best Overall

  • Orlando

    Best Food

  • Orlando

    Best Service

  • Orlando

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  1. JA

    JoanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attentive, friendly service, great food! We're vegan and the chef made us a delicious meal.

  2. MA

    MarkA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for date night! Friendly and knowledgeable staff, great food!

  3. BE

    BETTY

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every time I have been at Arabellas, it has been an absolutely wonderful experience. It is a great place for special occasions. Next

  4. PM

    PhyllisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The only comment that I have about the noise level is that you can't hear your piano selection.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing. Everything was perfect. The service, the flavor, the ambiance, all of it was what you would expect from a first class restaurant.

  6. S

    Susan

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Unfortunately my husband's dish, chicken parmigiana had overcooked chicken. My salmon was marginal--almost too dry--but very tasty.

  7. E

    Elpida

    Orlando

    228 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    228 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    We ate lunch here on a Monday. The Pollo alla Greco was flavorful but the chicken was tough and hard to cut with the standard knife presented. The penne with meat sauce was large and very good. Unfortunately the service was slow, especially if someone is on a lunch break. The server seemed quite busy so it probably was not his fault. He was professional and friendly. If you are there for lunch or have an appointment after dining, it may take well over an hour until your check arrives.

  8. D

    Dusty

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food and customer service.

  9. SB

    StephenB

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was outstanding and service was fantastic. Just make sure you get pricing on specials before you order them.. we ordered a special entree just was not aware it was a $58 entree but it was very good. And the Caesar salad is to die for,it was the best I have had in a long time.

  10. VW

    VickyW

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time at Arabella's and we were not disappointed. Friendly, courteous and attentive staff. Food was excellent. Piano music was wonderful. We 'll definitely be back.

  11. BP

    BrandyP

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is some of the best in the world! Service is always on point and you can’t beat the ambiance.

  12. WK

    WayneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Arabellas provided us with the perfect combination of ambience, food, service and entertainment for our anniversary celebration.

  13. L

    Lovetoeatout

    Tampa

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and meal was exceptional!! Always eat there after a play at the theater and are never disappointed!

  14. DC

    DaveC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfectly outstanding!!! Sal and Yen were awesome!! Great food too!

  15. BS

    BlueStreak

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fine dining with a musical flair. Our food was cooked and presented in spectacular fashion. It is worth the hour long trip to get there.

  16. S

    Steveloveschicago

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing. Service as good as the food. Beautiful atmosphere. I wouldn't change a thing!!

  17. J

    Justin

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We can always count on Arabella's for an amazing an unforgettable experience. We began with the special appetizer sweet and tangy Fiocci al Gorgonzola accompanied by fresh baked bread which is perfect for dipping the luscious gorgonzola cream that lined the dish at the end. Two guests opted for the decadent Lobster Bisque as an upgrade and in place of their salad course (strategy to save room for dessert!) and were very pleased! Entrees were Roast Duck with dark cherries prepared medium, came out very tender with the fat rendered perfectly, Lobster Ravioli which was quickly devoured by its recipient, Pollo Al Fiorentina received high marks, and finally Linguine Carbonara thick, rich, and fantastic! Cherries Jubilee finished up with the meal, perfectly prepared by the manager! From the personal touches, to the talented musician, and the always amazing dining room staff, Arabella's never disappoints. Chef Juan consistently delivers a product that is unmatched and the level of service of the staff (Logan and Trent) is unparalleled. We've never had a bad experience at Arabella's and look forward to our next visit.

  18. CH

    CindyH

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Go here every year for our anniversary. Lovely place, great people, service and food.

  19. GL

    GregL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food, great service and a piano player that really sets the mood

  20. CL

    ChrisL

    Tampa

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We love Arabella’s. Food and service always excellent. Piano player created ambiance. Appetizers were delicious as were our entrees. Only issue I had was bones left in the red fish special I had. I would have thought the Chef would check before sauté . Found myself picking bones out of my mouth. Not pleasant. Cherries jubilee were wonderful finish.

  21. JT

    JeffTerry

    Orlando

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food are always great. Jeff the new general manager is a great addition to the staff and is very personable. This is my favorite Italian restaurant

  22. CP

    CarolPms

    Tampa

    136 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Delicious way to celebrate, have dinner with friends or just the two of you ! Vinny, our waiter, was outstanding & helped make our birthday night special. You couldn't ask for better choices -- pastas, seafood, chicken, steak, & my favorite -- veal. Preparations to meet the most picky of diners. We will definitely plan to return & eat our way around the menu.

  23. WI

    WILLIAMD

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    The luncheon entree selections are excellently prepared, and fairly priced given the service and atmosphere. I can't say the same for the desserts, especially the cheese cake. A very small sliver for $9 when most entrees are $10.50 to $13 is not worth it.

  24. SM

    ScottM

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined with friends from Washington State for Becky's birthday. Everything was wonderful, the food, the service, the piano playing. . . we couldn't have asked for a better evening - and it is so nice to be coddled and not rushed.

  25. H

    Hope

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the old school elegance of our evening. We were there for about 2 1/2 hours with wine, appetizers, beautiful entrees and only wishing we had the room for dessert! We will be back for more!

  26. D

    David

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Want to have a dinner that is great and not rushed this is it.

  27. G

    Gr8effex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Veal parm was wonderful as was the salad with Zinfandel-based dressing.

  28. L

    Lovetoeatout

    Tampa

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my husbands birthday last night. The steak Diane was so delicious and tender! The wine and old fashioned drinks were right on too. Great meal always and the service is exceptional!

  29. NN

    NathaliaN

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect lunch in Winter haven. Amazing service, ambience, food! Celebrated a special occasion and will come back for more!

  30. DD

    DavidD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We reside in the Northeast and frequent many fine Italian restaurants from Boston to NYC and in between. Arabellas exceeds any Italian restaurant we have been to. Highly recommend trying. You won't be disappointed.

  31. WG

    WilliamG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful not pushed. Can dine talk and take your time and enjoy a well prepared dinner.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food and service were excellent. Piano player was okay, but I was uncomfortable with him playing the accordion at our table when we did not request that. Dessert was served on a painted plate, which they then set on fire, and we couldn't eat it until the flames went out, which I wouldn't have chosen.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely loved our experience at Arabella’s! The environment was so relaxing and enjoyable. The pianist was top notch and played each song requested. Even remember who requested them! Was just visiting the area for a short time but would recommend this spot to anyone and hope to be back soon!

  34. EL

    EricL

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not our first visit to Arabella's. And definitely not our last. Always an exceptional dining experience. From being greeted by the hostess, to the wait staff to the manager and the owner coming to speak with us, you are treated a special person/ couple. The extensive menu has appetizers and entrees for everyone's taste buds. True old world Italian cuisine. The wine menu and the spirits menu are also extensive. Then there is the added joy of the piano bar. And yes, you can request songs to be played. We will be back again and again. We always recommend Arabella's to our friends.

  35. RD

    RebeccaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We go here for special occasions and they NEVER disappoint! We celebrated our 8 year anniversay and our family friends celebrated their 64th anniversary! From the attention to service, the food, the wait staff, the live piano player (you can make requests), superb assortment of wines to desserts, DO NOT miss this restaurant!

  36. W

    Wineme

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Live piano and staff went above and beyond - great experience and amazing food and drinks

  37. MC

    MariaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place is really nice, the food, the staff is really delivered the excellent service , Benny is really good& friendly. Everything is excellent ! I can go back here over & over ! Love the place.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience!! Food was fantastic? The entire service staff was attentive without being annoying. Piano player was wonderful (even did requests from all of the tables). SIMPLY AMAZING!!

  39. P

    Peter

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Enjoyed our return to Arabellas, alway have a great time with our friends.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service!!!

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Arabellas Italian Ristorante is rated 4.9 stars by 1108 OpenTable diners.

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

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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

  • 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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