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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 - 02:00
Closed now
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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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Naples, Florida
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We make sure to stop here every time we are in Tampa. We've had the Pear Sachet, Pollo Milano, Nate's Chicken, Confetti Spaghetti,, Pollo Au Gratin, and Chop Salad. All have been outstanding and I would rate each experience a 5/5. In addition, the atmosphere and service is top notch. Food comes out quickly and the wait staff is extremely... More 

Thank Trenton S
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town for business and discovered Bella's! Excellent "Authentic" Italian food, great service and ambiance! I highly recommend you visit!

Thank Jennefer Jene G
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service here are excellent! All hand made pasta. The menu is extensive and you will not regret visiting here. Order any of the deserts because they are incredible.

Thank Joe M
Tampa, Florida
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bella's never disappoints. The food is delicious (have never had a bad meal), the service excellent and the wine selection adequate. Even the "squishy bread" that the waiter brings out in advance of the meal is outstanding. This isn't a chain type restaurant. It has a very local, authentic feel. Highly recommend.

Thank hjb20162016
Tampa, Florida
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bella's is the best Italian Restaurant in Tampa! Their pasta is always fresh and the staff always know the perfect wine to suggest with whatever I order. You can always walk it off with a beautiful stroll down Bay Shore which is a few short blocks away. A perfect date place!!!

Thank Ley69
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived a little after 6pm on a Thursday night and didn't have to wait for a table which was a surprise because parking was near impossible. They do have a valet if you can't find a spot. While the interior was quite nice, I was really loud and difficult to hear our server and each other. The outside seating... More 

Thank Amshe74
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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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277 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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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294 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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
Reviewed 16 March 2017 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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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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?