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Bella's Italian Café

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Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
$12 - $39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Italian, Pizza, Bar
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

calamari app is back....$11.99...not v. good. more breading than squid. confetti spagetti $17.99...excellent flavor, could have used more meat. pollo giovanna $ 26.99....excellent bread & butter incl.....excellent

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 18, 2020 via mobile

One of my all time favorites! Love their Confetti Spaghetti, and their Bruschetta! I also enjoy their Proseco!! They also have a fabulous Strawberry Salad, and their famous Chopped salad!! Yummmmm

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 7, 2020

Visiting area from out of town. Meal and service were wonderful. Seated outdoors. Wait staff patient with our many questions as newbies. Food allergy friendly to tree nuts and mustard. We loved the vegan options- took up a nice little corner of the menu plus...the ziti and combine your own meals. Ordered Matteo's Chick'n on rec by waiter. Also had Salaccia vegan pizza, Beyond Sal Al and Ziti. Only bummer was there were no vegan sweet treats available for dinner. However, we stumbled upon Sweet Soul afterwards and what a fun surprise that was!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 2, 2020

This was our second visit to Bella's. Some months ago we came here for late night eats. This time we made reservations for a full meal. It did not disappoint. Food was delicious, portions were generous, and service was spot on. Covid precautions were present....The "reduced" menu still had many great options. Two small points.....First, don't give me my bill until I ask for it. Did not feel rushed up to that point. Second, the noise level is moderate bordering on high, even at 50% capacity. If it ever opens up to full capacity, or the weather cools off a little, I think that I'll dine al fresco next time. Will definitely return.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 28, 2020 via mobile

My mom and I visited this restaurant while on a quick trip to Tampa. I was in Tampa for business, mom was there visiting me. She was in the mood for Italian, I just didn’t want to eat at a chain restaurant. Found this place,...while looking up “best Italian near me”. I’m glad we went, it was an excellent choice!! The restaurant was adorable! We walked in on a Wednesday night around 6pm and no wait. Our sever was Kaydinn and he was amazing. He was informative and delivered quick service. Everything made from scratch and it was delicious. You get bread to the table and also brought 2 pieces of bruschetta for us to try. Yummy! Ordered BellaRita ($11) drinks, served in a shaker and server pours in a martini glass. Can’t tell you what’s in it, but it’s fresh tasting and yummy! Lol For an appetizer, I order calamari ($11.99). Again, yummy! For dinner, I ordered Chicken Picatta ($21.99), got it Romano Style(add $3), which is breaded. I picked angel hair pasta and got extra picatta sauce on the side, but didn’t need it. I ended up dipping some bread w/ butter in it. My momma got Spaghetti w/ meatballs ($19.99). She said it was very yummy and also commented on how she wanted to try making the meatballs at home. The meatballs are a mixture of ground beef, prosciutto and soppresatta. For desert, we each ordered the Tiramisu (7.99). Which we ended up boxing most of our food and the tiramisu, but not before we tasted it first! It was also yummy. Not sure that they make the tiramisu but who doesn’t like a good tiramisu? I honestly can’t complain about anything. The prices are what you would find at any other nice restaurant, but they make from scratch. Although, American Italian food, just never seems close to the food in Italy. This came pretty close. Also, the bathroom was nice too! I loved the thickness of the paper towels! LolMore

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed March 13, 2020

We had a late lunch and were seated immediately. Our server was fantastic and the food was really, really good. This was another great example of the Trip Advisor app in action! We would have never found this gem and we were so glad we...did!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

Very busy restaurant for a reason; excellent food, delicious pastas and pizzas. Desserts were also worth every penny.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

Celebrated a family member's anniversary at Bella's. Had to valet-park as the spots in front of the restaurant were filled--and this was at 5:30 pm. Restaurant was crowded. I had the Bella-Rita cocktail--Excellent! Others had wine. Service was excellent. Huge menu, as is common at...an Italian restaurant. We all had pasta dishes, which were served without a long wait. Everyone enjoyed the meals. No complaints.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

Extremely accommodating on a very busy night as we were misinformed at a local steakhouse and had nowhere else to go and were directed here. Amazing food and unbeatable service. Gigi was a great waitress. Wished we lived closer to go more often.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 23, 2019

Date and I were looking for a place to get a late nite meal after 10:00 PM. Not many places in Tampa serve this late. Ended up here and glad we did. Full menu is available till 11:00 PM, then limited after that. We ordered...soup and salads only, but were extremely pleased with them. The lobster bisque with puff pastry was really good. My date enjoyed the chopped salad while I was very pleased with the Caesar. Drinks were reasonably priced. While they had run out of the "daily special" dessert that I had ordered, Our server was extremely apologetic. The only drawback was that the music was loud. We will definitely be back for a full meal.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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August 27, 2017|
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Response from MiliFlor | Reviewed this property |
Check the menu online, or call the restaurant.
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.
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