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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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“pasta” (94 reviews)
“pollo” (21 reviews)
“bread” (36 reviews)
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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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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.

Thank FloridaEly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Nikesh K
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 Jeff G
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
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

A good place to go for a special occasion rather than a regular haunt. The caprese had a small slathering of pesto that was amazing, and the pasta il mare was to die for. Our waitress was great and very patient with our large group...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Bella's is a nice Italian restaurant with a decent wine selection. We had an enjoyable dinner and my daughter just loves the pear purses! We like that it is a local venue that always has a nice crowd. Wait staff is super nice. We also...More

Thank Mom_pink
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We are in Tampa on the 4th of July, not a lot of restaurants open. We arrived at 6:30, no waiting,service was excellent, had pasta Fagioli which was delicious but very rich. I had lasagna con pollo. I could not appreciate the freshly made pasta...More

Thank 1228dw
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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