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Bella's Italian Cafe

1413 S Howard Ave Ste 101, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
+1 813-254-3355
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bruschetta” (27 reviews)
“pollo” (20 reviews)
“apple crisp” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1413 S Howard Ave Ste 101, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great local Italian restaurant that makes almost all of its pasta in-house. It's a bit loud, so ask to be seated in a booth if you want a quieter experience. Our server was friendly and attentive, and the food arrived pretty quickly....More

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the complimentary appetizer to their salads and pasta dishes, Bella's does it with great taste. They also have a H/H. We enjoyed the salmon, veal and the chopped salad. All of our dishes were delicious. Everyone took some home as well. The service was...More

Thank luv2travel33549
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Early dinner on a week night with old friends. Arrived before 6 PM, self-parked in a narrow slot in the crowded parking lot (Valet parking available). Busy but our party of four were quickly seated. Atmosphere is delightful with friendly efficient service and seating in...More

Thank Tanon1
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Had a gift certificate to use. Dropped into Bellas and what a nice surprise. The aroma hits you at the door of fresh baked bread. Our waitress was Christina and she was awesome. She recommended the favorites and helped by telling what each of the...More

Thank jenjen40
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by Bella's after a full day of shopping. We had never been but wanted a nice, casual meal. The food couldn't have been better. Since it was late in the evening we just choose pizza and a chopped salad. They were absolutely delicious....More

Thank sdusse
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Love Bella's! Excellent food! Service was excellent!! But noisy... it was packed on a Friday night and I could barely hear conversation at my own booth. I've been here before during the week, much quieter, really not the place for an intimate meal. But the...More

Thank DoriNuss
Reviewed May 24, 2017

OMG my favorite!! They have other dishes that are just awesome but if you want real Italian food this is the place!!!!

Thank facebook1352
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We make sure to stop here every time we are in Tampa. We've had the Pear Sachet, Pollo Milano, Nate's Chicken, Confetti Spaghetti,, Pollo Au Gratin, and Chop Salad. All have been outstanding and I would rate each experience a 5/5. In addition, the atmosphere...More

Thank Trenton S
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

In town for business and discovered Bella's! Excellent "Authentic" Italian food, great service and ambiance! I highly recommend you visit!

Thank Jennefer Jene G
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

The food and service here are excellent! All hand made pasta. The menu is extensive and you will not regret visiting here. Order any of the deserts because they are incredible.

Thank Joe M
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January 30, 2017|
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Response from BAS6_12 | Reviewed this property |
They do take reservations. Popular place. We where lucky on a Thursday got seated for 4 right away. But soon was full by 6 pm.
Louise P
July 3, 2016|
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Response from Danielle W | Reviewed this property |
Yes and great house made fresh drinks
Lucille M
May 8, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1413 S Howard Ave Ste 101, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-254-3355
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