Itta Bena Orlando

4.1
365 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Southern
Behind an old New Orleans façade on the second level of Pointe Orlando lies Itta Bena. Orlando’s newest restaurant specializing in great steaks and seafood with a Delta twist. A beautiful copper bar invites you in for a cool libation as a pianist quietly tickles the keys. From our 16 oz. bone in Cowboy Ribeye to our Surf and Turf, Signature She Crab Soup, and decadent desserts, Itta Bena has something for everyone. So come as you are—no jackets required, for great food in a relaxed atmosphere with unrivaled southern hospitality.
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4.1
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4.1
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4.2
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3.7
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Maggie
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The ambience is great as was our wine. The food was poor apart from the steak. Our server was training someone in while serving us so it was like being used as an experiment

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vipAnnette
Orlando
112 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My husbands birthday dinner. Tuna ceviche was one of the best things we’ve ever eaten. They were out of short ribs which was odd cause our reservation was at 8 so not that late. Waitress suggested ribs instead but made a big deal over substiting mash potatoes for the side that came with it. Ribs and mashed potatoes were amazing. I had the shrimp and grits and sauce was delicious but I would have preferred regular grits to the Stone ground.. they took away from the dish. Would have liked dessert but service was slow especially the bartender with drinks and it wasn’t crowded.

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vipJames
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall a nice restaurant. However, one has to ask for bread for the table, don’t expect it to be offered. The shrimp and grits were totally devoid of any southern savory flavors. Hopefully they may have other more tasteful dishes.

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vipAmiK
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

When we first arrived we were a little earlier but the restaurant was not that busy. The hostess did sit us but at this terrible table by the entrance and it was a tiny high top. We were moved but she seemed not that happy about it. Our waiter was kind but took along time to order. When we got our dinners we asked for bread and that never came. He said he would bring it after he cleared our plates. No need to go back. We come to Orlando every year and thought it would be nice to try a new spot. But will not back.

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RMDVM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The menu lacked flare, the food was good but presentation was eh. The price was lower than surrounding restaurants but I would have rather paid more for better food, greater creativity and flare. I chose the restaurant because it seemed to have new orleans type food; but that was weak in presence The bread pudding was not very good.

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key13
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was great and so were the drinks. I lived the music. It was lively and upbeat. I felt that my waiter wasnt the best. He did take a.while to c ok me over and introduce himself, he would walk by several time and not how we were doing if we needed anything.

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sjfwo
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Way too loud. Pianist needs more practice. Food ok. Really good cocktails.

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vipMonicaV
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad experience, bad food and bad service

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vipHappyFoodieof3
Cincinnati
165 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were in town for a conference across the street at The Rosen. I was happy to be able to make a reservation since there were 5 of us.
There is a live band and the sax player walks around the restaurant as he plays. It was so enjoyable.
We got a variety of foods and every enjoyed their meals - f pasta, a burger, fish, and lamb. The side of asparagus is also really good. The portions were a good size and everything. Was served hot!
They were really busy on a Saturday night and our server was pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and service. She crab soup didn’t have as much crab meat in it as I would have liked. Piano music was fantastic touch.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was great but food and drinks were average at best. The cocktails were incredibly watered down. The food was mostly bland but tolerable. Value for the food wasn't where I felt appropriate. Four stalks of asparagus that was drizzled in olive oil and heated for $6 was too much for me.

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vipSalandaC
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Day dinner special was amazingly! The New York strip melted like butter in my mouth. Our server was beyond accommodating and patient!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There's a piano player who was excellent. Our service was fantastic. Our waitress was Titianna and she was amazing and very personable. I ordered the vegan Jambalaya. It was a bit of the salty side so just tell them less salt if you order it. The smoked old fashion is a must to try and I loved the 407 mule, Very refreshing.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time for our anniversary. Our Bartender Ashleys was awesome and makes probably the best Old fashioned in Orlando . Will be coming back for sure!

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PRFlorida
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Service and food was outstanding. I would recommend the fillet steak, with the cajan butter, crap soup, or crap cakes. Everything we tried was delicious. The pianist played a little bit of everything and was very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great Food, but very nosey!

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Kris
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was ok but for the price should be better. However, the service and ambiance is great. I ate the rotisserie chicken which was ok but my husband didn't like his salmon.

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SarahP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the food was excellent. The waitress was great and very attentive. Loved the atmosphere. The only thing I wasn't impressed with was the Filet. Could have had more flavor. But Filets are known to not have much. Need to spice it up.

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vipccubed
Nashville
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and the live piano music was amazing! There was an issue with my meal and the staff was very quick to resolve it and ensure I was taken care of.

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CharlesM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Live music was too loud we could not talk easily. We met friends for last night before we flew out of Orlando but the saxophone was far to loud.

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OneL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food2service2ambience4

The menu is interesting, something for everyone. I had dinner with 2 colleagues we ordered soup and salad. After a reasonable amount of time our salads appeared. I asked that the soup be served first. The waiter gladly returned the salads and served our soup which was very tasty yet lukewarm. The soup was She Crab. Then another person immediately brought our salads. Not a huge deal but would prefer to have had the soup and then serve the salad.

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CindyC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I loved our date night. We will visit again.. it was just perfect.

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vipSandraH
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed celebrating my birthday at Itta Bena! The food and music were great. We had an awesome time!

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PatrickD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place was a really good. Service was awesome. I read a review that was totally off the mark about the service. The only problem I had was I over stuffed myself and had an uncomfortable ride home lol. Oh and they serve Coke a Cola!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great with live music (piano and saxophone player). Good was good. Petite filet. Drinks were solid. Strong.

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RonZ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Our waiter never came over to our table when we sat down. We waited 15 minutes then I had to go get the hostess to tell them that then finally someone came over. My wife and I ordered the crab cakes for an appetizer they were good. We both had the shrimp scampi Pasta. It was not scampi it was an Alfredo with no taste at all. Our friends upgraded their steaks to include a lobster tail. When their entree came it was only half a lobster tail which is ridiculous for a 14 dollar upgrade. I don’t know this place has gotten such good reviews super disappointed . I would not go back or recommend to anyone.

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MsSmooth
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was really god, attentive, quick response. I Food was delicious, we had the filet and shrimp scampi dishes. The shrimp were huge, and had a great flavor.

If you like bread pudding...OMG you must get it. It was soooooo good.

I'm going back just for desert soon💖

We went for magical dining month to try someplace new and it did not disappoint.
Oh yeah, their complimentary bread was just ok, it was rolls you see at Sams from the freezer section. They were hot and fresh but i like hot Italian bread or something similar with butter or vinegar and oil.

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BrianaP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The server got our order wrong. I found it odd that he discouraged me from trying the dessert I ordered and instead suggested I keep the incorrect dessert he brought out. He said “The berry cobbler is nothing but warm jam.” It took a while to get our food despite being the 3 table in the facility after it opened. As I looked around, I noticed several wall sconces and chandelier bulbs out. The piano player was great though! I think the restaurant has the potential of being amazing but it wasn’t properly executed the night we attended.

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Noise level is actually LOUD. Awesome, amazing, talented musicians but it is loud. You cannot hear a conversation. Food is exceptional as was service.

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SheriD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the ambiance of Itta Bena. Hearing the live jazz being played as you walk in the door was a very nice touch. Once inside the atmosphere was very calm and casual for either a girls night out or a date night with your significant other. Everything from the appetizers to the dessert was delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant .

SD

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JeffP
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hector took great care of us, our 3 course meal was amazing, and the bartender made an outstanding dirty martini, we ate outside and it was just perfect for a quiet evening

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KrisR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome...loved everything we ordered! Salmon, shrimp pasta, bread pudding, and cobbler were the best! Will definitely be going back again!

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vipJDS1
Orlando
87 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My shrimp scampi, my friends salmon, and steak were all great

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DMarrs
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

The appetizers and entrees were excellent. The desserts, however, not so much. The wait staff seemed extremely short staffed and the food was very slow to come out. Our server also appeared quite green; however, was very nice. Overall, I would plan to give Itta Bena one more shot since this was my first time there. But it might be a little while so they have a chance for improvement first. BTW, the decor and ambience were great.

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KingOfTheJungle
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place and food

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FLsun
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We did not feel was worth the Magical dining. Other restaurants serve uch better items. Shrimp scampi a big disappointment. No flavor. 4 shrimp. Just mostly pasta with no garlic flavor.Filet cooked fine but tiny compared to other Magical restaurant portions. Crab cake appetizers good but so tiny.

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NancyK
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Visited for Magical Dining on a weeknight when Pointe Orlando is pretty empty. We were one of the few parties in the restaurant. I'm a seafood lover -- great mini crab cakes with mango salsa and little sign of bread crumbs. Lots of shrimp in the pasta and a great sauce. The "stacked" frosted layer brownie with strawberries and chocolate chips was delish too. My dining companion's filet was seasoned well and cooked perfectly. He also enjoyed his bisque and warm berry cobbler.

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MelHew
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The options for Magical Dining weren’t great, we ordered from the regular menu. The food was very bland.

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Verysatisfiedfoodie
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for magical dining to try it out and was pleasantly surprised! Great atmosphere and service was exceptional including the drinks , never have I seen a copper tall margarita style glass-so cute! Our waits were minimal for ordered items and crab soup, filet and potatoes and veggies were cooked perfectly as tasted amazing!! would have given five stars but the desserts were less than fair.. got the mixed berry dessert and the brownie cheesecake and it looked delicious just really had no flavor to the brownie or the cheesecake part although the presentation was great it just didn’t deliver on taste! I would go again for the piano singer and drinks and food!!

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BrookeW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was good but phenomenal but the music was by far the best piano bar experience in Orlando. Loved it!

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Itta Bena Orlando is rated 4.1 stars by 365 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.

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