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Bella's Italian Cafe

#21 of 2,049 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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1413 S Howard Ave Ste 101, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
(813) 254-3355
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always delicious

We have been to Bella's a handful of times and it has been consistently great. The service is great and the atmosphere is nice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
FamTimeFL
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
302 reviews 302 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have been to Bella's a handful of times and it has been consistently great. The service is great and the atmosphere is nice.

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South Tampa, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've been going here for years....they make a everything in house!! The pasta is fresh too....my favorite is Confetti spaghetti and the chopped salad!!

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Eagle River, Wisconsin
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

I read reviews and was pleasantly surprised with both the atmosphere and food. There are a lot of choices and everything coming out of the kitchen looked great. Minus one star for service. Our waiter was kind of spacy/out of it and was less than efficient. By the end of the meal hubs and I had to laugh as the... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here tonight and sat outside on a beautiful evening. We really enjoyed our food (Nate's veal and grouper piccata). Our waiter Andrew was very attentive but the initial response by the receptionist was a bit slow. We would definitely come back here!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Wonderful food! I had the pollo milano and it was amazing. Another person at my table had the chicken parm and said it was one of the best chicken parms he had ever had. Service was great too, very knowledgable and helpful. The wine choices were amazingly underpriced and had a good selection, though I would have liked to see... More 

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NYC
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153 reviews 153 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. Tried to make a reservation but they don't take. So we went there on a Thursday night expecting to wait awhile. It wasn't all that crowded. Had a drink at the bar first..really nice bartender--Amanda, maybe? Also a very large place. We were seated in a booth. Glass of Santa Margherita was only $9.50,compared... More 

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Richmond, Indiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Bella's always sends me a buy one get one free meal for my birthday. We went last week and the food was horrible! We have been there before and the food was great. I ordered the eggplant. It was cold when they brought it to me so I sent it back. It was warm but tasted awful. There was eggplant... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Tasty ,well prepared food. Generous portions and good value. Tim was our server and he was personable, congenial and informative. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be going back!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

What I liked - EVERYTHING... What I disliked - Nothing! Bella's was Highly Recommend by a friend & I was still impressed! Bravo.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I thought this was primarily a pizza spot but its not. The pizzas are awesome though. One small pizza is good for two people. After a long day at Busch Gardens this pizza was perfect. I recommend adding fresh garlic to your pizza (if that's your thing). Fresh garlic is not listed as a topping but you can ask for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1413 S Howard Ave Ste 101, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: (813) 254-3355

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?