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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (89 reviews)
“pollo” (22 reviews)
“bread” (36 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1413 S Howard Ave Ste 101, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was not a chicken dinner but chicken lasagna was the winner. The spaghetti was great also. The staff did everything correct and food came in a timely manner. If you are in the Tampa area skip the fried fish , bar food, loud music....More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate here a couple of years ago and again last weekend with our "opera crowd" friends. They do not take reservations but we arrived early and they were able to seat us. Lots of pasta dishes and little else. Waiters messed up my order...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is great Italian food - everything was so good. We ate outside since we had a 16-month-old baby with our group. The loaves of hot bread with butter or olive oil were a great start. Then all the meals were super. Nate’s chicken is...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful way to spend a Valentines Day. We sat outside in their very private outdoor seating area. This is a restaurant to experience. The food, the service, and the ambiance was top notch. It’s not a fancy place. I saw both blue jeans...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove into Tampa during a downpour, having just come from a wet walk through Homosassa park, and looking for a hot meal. The parking lot of Bella's was busy, and beckoned us with it's warm lights. They have an extensive menu of Italian specialties....More

Thank burdsa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place looks casual and unassuming. But the food is delicious. The magic is in the sauce. I also like that you can opt for vegetables instead of pasta with your entrees.

Thank emotionalbutterfly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read rave reviews but was very disappointed. Positives - Food was good and the prices were reasonable Negatives - 1)Asked about any gluten free options and we were met with negativity from the server - her words "Well all our pastas are made in house...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

Went here with family and friends. First, our waiter was obviously very experienced and did a wonderful job all night. Good service without being intrusive, just right. Secondly, the food was excellent, with one diner stating it was the best veal he had ever eaten....More

Thank tampabobl
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Met my son here for dinner with me and my wife. We enjoyed the hot rolls, mushroom pizza, caesar salad, pollo londo and the grouper piccata. Good service, fine portions and nice food. A very good find!

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Really cool little place. They have some outside seating. Their chopped salads and ravioli were delicious. Everything came out quickly which was surprising how busy they were since we were there for the Gasparilla Pirate fest. Prices were a bit on the high side for...More

Thank Electraglide2005
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Stephanie B
27 August 2017|
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Response from MiliFlor | Reviewed this property |
Check the menu online, or call the restaurant.
30 January 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
3 July 2016|
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Response from Danielle W | Reviewed this property |
Yes and great house made fresh drinks
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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 101, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-254-3355
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