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Bella's Italian Cafe

1413 S Howard Ave Ste 100, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
+1 813-254-3355
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1413 S Howard Ave Ste 100, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bella's is a median priced Italian restaurant with a pleasant, but not quiet, atmosphere. Our server, Hunter, was very attentive. The menus had a good variety of items and provided descriptions in Italian/English. Since I don't understand just what I'm going to get based on...More

Thank hvbellairs
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Had dinner there with a Party of seven on Saturday night. Since we had a couple of kids going we went at 6. Thanks kids. Within 30 minutes the place was full. The food was excellent. My wife had grouper picante which she said was...More

Thank James D
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

I like Trip Advisor otherwise would not have found this gem. Located in a strip mall (always scary) this place left us very satisfied. I had the pizza, other had the calzone. Really very good. Waitress was very nice, overall great experience. Return visit, most...More

Thank Mtarmygriz
Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants! The pizza has a chewy, bubbly crust that is so yummy! All the main courses we've tried have been awesome! Big portions, too! The complimentary bruschetta is a treat, and so are the desserts!

Thank pamndanny
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

I was very disappointed. Read good reviews and a friend raves about it. It was very loud. Not good for visiting . Menu was ok. Tables too close. Food was drenched in sauce. Wouldn’t return or recommend.

1  Thank FloridaEly
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Bella’s is an inexpensive, but tasty and classy experience. The food is generally delicious, if a little too filling. This is definitely one of the top Italian restaurants in Tampa. It’s open till late, and they usually have tables for walk ins. Come hungry!

1  Thank nikeshka
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Incredible service! No complaints from a service perspective, our waiter was amazing and we couldn’t really ask for more. I had a chicken parm and unfortunately the chicken was a little tough and a bit salty. I had tortellini that was very good and we...More

Thank 816jeffg
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful time, beautiful coat atmosphere, the hostess was beautiful band welcoming we sat in a both and really enjoyed our evening. Our server was very knowledgeable and made sure since this was our 1st time at Bella’s to explain our menu in depth...More

Thank Jay C
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

This was one of the best dinners out I have ever had. The service was fabulous. We shared Caesar Salad, Pizza, and Confetti Spaghetti. Plus the dinner rolls were good too but I would prefer garlic rolls instead of a yeast roll. They serve a...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I’ve heard good things about Bella’s, but I was thoroughly impressed when I tried it myself. Everything from the fresh, hot bread in the beginning, to the delicious chopped salad that I tried, and the penne and sausage dish was well seasoned, fresh, and high...More

Thank laydeebug
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Stephanie B
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1413 S Howard Ave Ste 100, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-254-3355
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