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Bella's Italian Cafe

1413 S Howard Ave Ste 101, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
(813) 254-3355
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Ranked #22 of 1,997 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The food is homemade ( including the pasta) and you can tell. Waiter Tim Wright was great and very attentive. Will go again, for sure !

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This place has been around since the late 1980s. Some of the decor has changed, but the food is consistently good and the service is top notch. Try the mista salad, or ask for "focaccia formaggio." That second one is no longer on the menu, but if you like cheese and garlic, you will love it. And don't miss the... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Went to dinner here with friends after leaving a disappointing first stop. We walked in and were warmly welcomed, escorted to a table and promptly greeted by our waitress. She served our drinks correctly (we had had an unpleasant experience at our previous stop) and took our order pleasantly. It is obvious that she likes what she does and wants... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Decorated for the holidays, this quaint restaurant was a great experience. My first of many trips here. Food was outstanding and our waiter was very attentive and had a great personality. Overall fantastic experience!!

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Tampa, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You have to go nice restaurant good food good service you will enjoy this place open kitchen good bar at good prices

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Tampa, Florida
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226 reviews 226 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Don't eat in Tampa often but we had a good experience last night when we were in town. Went after work around 5-ish and there were already a few people there eating. Hubby ordered the eggplant parmesan and I had the chicken lasagna. Excellent! We both had doggie bags with the portion size. Between the salad and the bread and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Eat in bella's regularly..AMAZING SERVICE..delicious choices..highly recommend the beef carpaccio. ..great wine list!! Wonderful Soho srea!!!

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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I was surprised that I haven't reviewed Bella's yet, since I've been coming here for at least 25 years. I first came for the late night 1/2 price pizza's (the Genoa with pesto is great) many years ago and the food is still a favorite. They do the classics (carbonara, lasagna bolognese) as well as interesting new combinations- (steak and... More 

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Tampa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Excellent pasta...both the Pollo Milano and Pollo Rosso were outstanding...especially the Pollo Milano...very unique. Awesome recommendation by our server. Ate outside...excellent atmosphere as well. Desserts very good as well...especially the apple crisp...but the pasta was the highlight of the meal. Bruschetta and hot bread served complimentary were great as well.

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Tampa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It's one of my favorite places to go and hang out. My husband and I have been here a few times and its typically late in the evening. Their pizzas are good and so is their sangria.

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Additional Information about Bella's Italian Cafe

Address: 1413 S Howard Ave Ste 101, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
Phone Number: (813) 254-3355
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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