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Bella's Italian Cafe

#31 of 1,873 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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1413 S Howard Ave Ste 101, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
+1 813-254-3355
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 16:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great restaruant with a neighborhood feel and Itailian food to die for. Try the Bushetta it is the best and thier Chicken and pasta dishes are phenominal

Thank Milesstiltogo
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264 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there the other night and it was great. We had the pesto shrimp pasta. It had a great flavor to it. Haven't tried the bar drinks, because we always filled up on the food. Next time we will.

Thank luv2travel33549
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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276 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has such fabulous Italian food at such a good price. The dishes are flavorful and unique and cooked to perfect. Even an ordinary dish like spaghetti and meatballs is fabulous, some of the best meatballs I've ever had. The lasagna with chicken and mushrooms was also amazing. It's not that far away, we really should go more often.... More 

Thank Janna64
Orleans, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rick's has an extensive menu well suited for many tastes Food ,service, atmosphere , location all are great features of Rick's. Uniquely, you can get a boat taxi ride from downtown and back. Very cool! I would recommend this to everyone. One negative aspect is that smokers mix with non smokers. There are many outdoor seats, so the breezes dissipate... More 

Thank Richard G
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very, very good. The asparagus soup was excellent. Also, the veal was wonderful. And treat yourself to the Bella Rita cocktail. Very satisfied.

Thank Themenace69
Tampa, Florida, USA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited Bella's many, many times and the FOOD HAS NEVER DISAPPOINTED. Peronsally, I prefer the pesto shrimp pasta, but occasionally the lunch specials have included some wonderful ravioli options. I currently live in Italy, and have grown tired of the typical Italian restaurant offerings, but recently visited the US and still went back to Bella's because there is no... More 

Thank lexluthor31
Chandler, Arizona
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346 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lucky to have stumbled across this place a few years ago and they continue to serve excellent food and drinks. Always sit at the bar and the service is personable and attentive. Huge menu for all things Italian and great drink program to go with it. And the pizzas......you have to try the pizzas. Still a Tampa fav for me... More 

Thank Joski69
Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't believe I haven't talked about this restaurant. I have come here for years and I keep on coming to eat because it is always sooo delicious! Spaghetti bolognese or carbonara, pollo rosso, lasagne con pollo, pollo asiago (not in the menu but they still make it $$), are some of best dishes that I can't help but to... More 

Thank MiliFlor
Tampa, FL
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated a family dinner here on a recent Saturday night. That alone can be a challenge as this restaurant does NOT accept reservations. Fortunately we were able to dine early, 6'ish, and only waited about 15-20 minutes for a table. We had a table literally right in front of the counter where the food came out of the kitchen.... More 

Thank vsquared13
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the theatre in Tampa last night and ate at Bella's before the show. Hadn't been there for quite a few years and had remembered it being very good and it didn't disappoint. Good wine list with a good variety of by the glass choices. I had an appetizer of beef carpaccio and it was fantastic. Then I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?