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Florabella, Missoula, MT

Florabella

4.4
4.4
227 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Florabella is a nod to the cuisine and wine of Italy, located in the beautiful Rose Park neighborhood of the Garden City. Contemporary Italian cuisine pairs with a curated Italian wine program in a beautiful setting. Design, art and music add to the lush garden setting and encourage everything from family style dinner with friends, to a quick glass of wine and a snack.

Our evening menu, available starting at 5pm in our main restaurant features homemade pasta, pizza, fresh seafood and local meats with a curated Italian focused wine list.

Our morning and afternoon menu, available from 8am to 3pm in our cafe, feature paninis, fresh pastries and artisan coffee, as well as beer and wine.


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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (406) 546-0276
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Michael Hanaghan
  • Neighborhood
    Missoula
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 227 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

227 Reviews
  1. Michael

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent, great bottle of wine, nice ambiance. Highly recommend for a nice dinner in Missoula!

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  2. ChadL

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great small town Italian restaurant with big city feeling. The the two Hostess that sat us down are amazing, and our waitress set the standard. She explained the menu and wine options very well. Now for the best part the food and live band. Food was served fast and presented very well. It was absolutely delicious and filling. Then came the desert, I can’t remember what I ordered but it was delicious. And before I forget, they make their own Sourdough bread. Best food in all of Missoula.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Make sure when you make your reservations that you are noted seated at the bar area. It was our anniversary, and Valentines Day, and our advance reservation put at the bar with others. We were disappointed with the staff’s response.

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  4. ToriA

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Service was great. Food was creative and yummy. Love the artwork and ambiance.

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  5. RichardM

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and ambiance were great, but the food was either entirely too salty, buried in lemon zest, or both. Sorely disappointing.

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  6. PamelaL

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, authentic Italian food and superb waitstaff. Can't wait to return and try other offerings!

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  7. RachelK

    Montana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was incredibly salty. We were unable to finish our rigatoni because it was so salty. The raviolini was both over and under cooked. Our server was snobby. She was short after we didn’t order any alcohol. After taking our order and filling(and spilling) our waters once, we did not see her until paying the bill. The gals who delivered our appetizers and meals were very kind. Our server was rude upon paying our bill, snatched the card reader away; I can only think she felt she deserved a bigger tip. She deserved less than was given, for certain. We really wanted to like this place. It was our first time there, we were celebrating a birthday. It was very disappointing to say the least. We won’t return.

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  8. VDodson

    Montana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy pasta options, wine and delicious desserts! Our waitress was knowledgeable and a delight!

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  9. KateB

    Montana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    My first time and I probably won’t go back. I miss the old restaurant that was there and the decor was totally different. It reminds me of how much Missoula and Montana have changed. But if you like large female murals on the wall and a large bar in the middle of the room it is the dining place for you I would also suggest a better software to easily figure out the bill. It was embarrassing trying fit their needs into paying for a group/individual dinner. The dessert of yogurt and shaved chocolate was the absolute surprise winner!

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  10. ConnieR

    Montana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was not great. Very friendly, but forgot the child's Italian soda, forgot the child's pizza (it was cooked and ready but not served) had to ask twice for extra bread. Service for our appetizer was quick, but not for entrees. The waitress did comp the child's food and gave free dessert. As, to the next question, would we recommend? We would probably say there are other more efficient nice restraunts in Missoula.

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  11. AnnikaW

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my staff here for our Holiday party and Samantha was our server. She handled our 10 top with ease and grace. All I can say is amazing! Everything from when we were greeted to being served delicious wine and food was top notch. Thank you again! -Collective Elevation Missoula

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  12. Alex

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish was good, steak wasn't great had a big line of silver skin through it that was not ediable and was more closer to rare then med rare. Would try again tho because that Panna cotta was magical.

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  13. TiffanyS

    Montana

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had 7:30 reservations. For my 14 year old bday dinner. Sat there with just water for over 45 min before getting our drinks. Then another 30 min before she took our order.. another close to 30 to get bread. didn’t get dinner for 1:30 later. Skimped a bread order for 6 ppl. Food was mediocre. Very slow service. Didn’t eat until 9:15 or so? We were the last table to leave. Not worth the wait or the price. Super unfortunate we had this experience. Not sure we will be back?

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  14. MagdaleneL

    Montana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Bigger pasta portions, ordered a pizza cause was still hungry but preferred more pasta. The pasta was so good.

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  15. SarahB

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful decor, attentive and kind staff… and the food, so very delicious. We had a great night.

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  16. LizaN

    Montana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu itself indicated a sophisticated Italian dining experience but it was not that. The mushroom pizza had very little flavor. The chicken pate was quite good but the barrata watermelon salad was flavorless, and the fruit cut up in odd little pieces. I can make a better pizza and caprese salad at home. We got there at 5:30 when it was not busy and did not get our pizzas for almost an hour. The service was not good. Overall, really a disappointment. I was hoping for a lot more for all the work they put into the space, but it did not go into the quality of the dining.

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  17. MontanaJim

    Boise

    43 reviews

    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Very noisy. The food was good and service good. A place for a special meal

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  18. JasmineI

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Florabella had a wonderful and inviting atmosphere and our service was excellent. The food was different and delicious and we loved our experience here celebrating our 8 year wedding anniversary. We will definitely be back!

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  19. MaryD

    Denver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a huge disappointment. This place does not live up to its amazing setting and interior and was a huge waste of money , and more importantly, our time- we waited over an hour between our appetizer and our entrees (which were very mediocre except for the short ribs). We were served a COLD bottle of Cabernet ( our waiter, Adam,helpfully showed us how to warm each glass between our hands to get it to room temp.) Thanks, Adam. But in real restaurants they would 1) not chill a Cabernet in the first place and 2) would offer us the chance to order another bottle rather than opening it and pouring it as he told us it was cold). After waiting about an hour for our entrees a woman ( who never introduced herself) came over and leaned on our table. We all looked at her expectantly waiting for her to stop chewing whatever she was eating and say something. After a long, awkward moment she swallowed whatever it was and mumbled, “I know you’ve been waiting quite a while, your food will be out soon.” I’m assuming this was the manager, which goes a long way in explaining why this place is so poorly run. We smiled and said all was fine because we were visiting our son in Missoula and he and his girlfriend had really wanted to go to Florabella. We will never make that mistake again and neither should you. Instead, go sit at their bar for a drink. Or maybe grab an appetizer on the patio. But don’t do a whole dinner there. Your money and your time are too valuable.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous interior with excellent food. The pastas are all delightful especially the ragu, bucatini, and malfadini. Portions are great except on the captiviti which was small. The burrata is normally fantastic but needs a vehicle, so you’ll have to order the bread and butter. Yum. The staff is so helpful in helping you decide on a wine choice and in general are such attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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  21. KayW

    Montana

    43 reviews

    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Noise--loud, but not much the restaurant can do about that especially when diners at the table next to you choose to speak loudly. Tonight we dined with 2 friends; they had only dined at Florabella once. Was so hoping it would go well. We had 6:30pm reservations, placed orders at 6:45, and our main meals arrived at the table at 8pm. Our friends both ordered the lamb ragu pasta; neither cared for it. To the restaurant's credit, Samantha ("boss") allowed them to vent their frustrations and they were provided dessert on the house. Samantha ("boss") also brought a bowl of complimentary olives to the table to hold us over as we waited for our delayed dinners. My husband ordered the pasta with clams and stated to the rest of us that there weren't that many clams in his dish; primarily pasta, not much on protein. As usual, I ordered my customary Margherita pizza, which is about the only thing I like on the menu, and in fact, I love it! It's just soooooo good!!! I yearn for a good, real-deal Caesar salad when I dine out; the kind I make at home with anchovies and raw egg yolk, lots of fresh garlic, etc., blended right into the dressing...the old fashioned way. Yum!!! We ordered a tiramasu to share--I do not ever order dessert secondary to calories and fat and a much-watched waistline. I have to say, it was worth all of that. Will exercise/eat less tomorrow. So so good and will order next time we go, which will be, in fact, this upcoming Saturday. Love that pizza!!! I hope with time, the menu will expand and improve. I do tend to try to stick with a Paleo diet. Not really possible here. All that said, we will be back.

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  22. Incognita

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The margarita pizza is perfect, taste memories of Napoli; thank you! Love sitting outside in the fragrant herb garden, in spite of occasional macho vehicle noises. Can't wait to return.

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  23. BrianP

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good as usual. The only downside was the patio doors were open and the traffic noise was annoying. It drowned out conversations.

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  24. Lynn

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful dinner at Florabella and loved everything about it. The food was great, the noise level has come way down in that space compared to the past, still energetic but supportive of decent table conversation. The staff could not have been better - from Adam, who waited on our table, to the hostess, who gave us a mini tour of the cafe space and talked to us about the renovations - we could not have asked for a more welcoming crew. We will definitely return and we will definitely recommend.

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  25. VDodson

    Montana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and wonderful barrata and pizza.

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  26. LadyinMT

    Montana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I brought my son to Florabella on 8/1/23 for his 34th birthday celebration, and we both really enjoyed our evening. We started with cured meats and cheese & an arugula salad. For entrees, my son had the sea bass and I had the crispy octopus, both of which were delicious and. It was just the right amount of food for the price. The atmosphere was perfect, and our server was attentive and friendly. We also listened to him handle an unreasonably disgruntled customer with grace. I will definitely be back!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The first server during happy hour was fairly nice but not overly friendly. The server we had during dinner was hardly pleasant and not very friendly at all. She checked on us often but certainly didn’t seem to enjoy her job. When I made a mistake paying and needed to redo it,, she acted put out of place. Everything else was wonderful, great food!

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  28. NancyS

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service, but very loud and hard to hear even from across the table.

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  29. Producto

    Denver

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely room. Food did not live up to expectations. Pasta with clams, Cheesecake and budino were all bland. Pasta with shrimp and buratta appetizer was good though. Friendly wine bar server. A little overwhelmed. Good wine list. Just not that great of food, unfortunately.

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  30. Raydog

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We sat at a table for 2 and felt we were too close to the people at the next table.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! Enjoyed the burrata appetizer only to be followed by a well prepared clams In spaghetti dish…. Wonderful flavors that paired well with the orange rosé ! The friendly Service was a bit slow however the beautiful dishes made up for it! We had a great experience overall!

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  32. QTheMissoulaFoodie

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    As always it was yet another delicious meal at Florabella, our favorite Italian restaurant in Missoula. That said the pasta options feel very winter/fall like, not sure they changed the menu, would be nice to have some lighter options.

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  33. TrissB

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first visit and I was not disappointed. Our server was wonderful, knowledgeable and helped with suggestions. The wine she suggested was perfect for our meal and I felt overall it was an excellent value. The food was good and I actually liked the pizza the best, which surprised me. The Canna Lilly ceiling was stunning. I will definitely be back soon.

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  34. Expo58

    Dublin

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Loud, and with slow service when busy. The food and fine points of service do not justify their prices. We waited 45 minutes for two cold starters, then when the table was cleared for the entrees, the waitress left our silverware from the first course. It's a small point, perhaps, but a sign of a mid-grade rather than upscale restaurant. The food wasn't bad, but neither was anything outstanding. I doubt we will return.

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  35. brandonb

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome follow up to the iconic Dolce space, Florabella is a unique Missoula restaurant, supporting employees and serving the community. The food is fantastic. Pastas are inventive and always delicious. The pizza dough is properly sour and chewy and fired precisely. Drinks and deserts are all excellent. Our new go to spot in Missoula. Highly recommended for date night, family nights or friends. Especially great with the doors open and on the patio on warm summer nights

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  36. Cjhick

    Tulsa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are from Oklahoma and were in town for vacation. We drove by and decided to book a reservation and we are so glad we did. Everything we had was exceptional. I personally had the Bucatini and my husband had the Cavatelli and we loved it all. The chocolate budino was unreal! Eat here and eat often!!

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  37. Ludvig

    Montana

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Two dinner orders took over an hour to come. It was not hot when it arrived. The waiter Adam was rude when we asked about our food, stating” I will bring it when it comes up. The music was loud so it was hard to converse. The second beer came very late, we were finished eating.

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  38. Leah

    Alabama

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! If this place had cocktails it would be perfect! Great ambiance. Amazing dishes with housemade pasta, each with its own flavor and texture. Magnifique!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class service and food to match! Love the Caesar salad.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our visit was early on a Monday evening. The place is fantastic. Incredible ambiance. The menu is small-ish but there is something for everyone. There we're 4 of us and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We'll definitely go back.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Florabella is rated 4.4 stars by 227 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Florabella

500 Brooks St, Missoula, MT 59801-4013

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Missoula
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 8:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Michael Hanaghan
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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