Thank you, Trent, Sal, Franco and the piano guy: Best dining experience in the area. Our first visit to Arabellas as it is a bit out of the way for us. We had a bread with a red pepper hummus spread, a steak and mushroom ravioli starter, the Caesar salad prepared table side, the Steak Lady Diana prepared table side, one medium rare, one medium. Welcome to Arabellas Ristorante, located in Time Square, the heart of historic downtown Winter Haven. Mediterranean and Mexican are also popular flavor profiles.
Food was on point and well prepared and seasoned. He also explained the specials in such detail you would of thought he made it himself. If you read a negative review here, I assure you they do not know anything about food. The service, the food, the music! We offer the best Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, created from the freshest ingredients and served in a warm, elegant atmosphere. Also enjoyed the piano player who took requests.
Some of the touches that makes Arabellas so special include a between course sorbet to cleanse the palate and a musician playing your favorite tunes on his grand piano. The food was perfect and the service was impeccable. The food here is spectacular - from the fresh pastas to the grilled steaks. Our waiter was always available but never noticed. The entire staff excels in their positions.
Although there are many steak, veal, chicken and seafood entrées, my wife and I both were in the mood for pasta. Very attentive service, accommodating to all requests. The pianist, Christopher Bell, also plays a multitude of instruments and composes as well. Eric was a great sever and helped to walk us through all the courses and menu. The steak was cooked perfectly and served with a nice mushroom brandy sauce and potatoes.
She had the Fettuccine Alfredo with grilled sgrimp and I had Linguine with Shrimp, Mussels and Scallops in a light tomato sauce. Best rib-eye ever with root vegetables, lumache in a sauce I could eat all night, lightly battered calamari, fettuccini Alfredo in the silkiest of sauces, and cherries jubilee to die for, just to name a few of the dishes. We will make it a point to dine there more often! Without notice of late arrival, Arabellas has the right to release the table. Ambiance was perfect for date night with piano music and a quiet well spaced out table arrangement. It was a lovely birthday dinner, we splurged and enjoyed our experience very much. However, after our visit this will definitely not be our last.
Savor some great spanakopita followed by a dessert of fried cheesecake. For budget eats, feed the whole family with unlimited chips and homemade salsa. Excellent service, amazing dishes, well-prepared drinks, table-side prepared dessert, and a piano player who asked for special requests and was able to play all three pieces. We are extremely fortunate to have this one in our backyard. The wine selection and prices are very reasonable. Have a laid-back lunch at one of the authentic Southern barbecue joints, or sample a local specialty like fried alligator with fresh grits.
Arabella's never fails to impress on the fact that little ole' Winter Haven, Florida has one of the best italian restaurants in all of Florida! My wife and I shared the Chateaubriand which was flame-finished at our table. The food was perfect and the service was impeccable. Dinner was served at a very comfortable leisurely pace. We have a tradition where we rate the mussels at any new Italian restaurant we try. . Great menu choices including daily specials.
The owner even stopped by our table. There are few restaurants like this in the World! We had a very special and memorable evening. Other than that everything was great as usual. We had a bread with a red pepper hummus spread, a steak and mushroom ravioli starter, the Caesar salad prepared table side, the Steak Lady Diana prepared table side, one medium rare, one medium. On the more elegant end of the American offerings are award-winning steakhouses and lakeside seafood restaurants. Dessert was an amazing Cherries Jubilee prepared tableside! In the future please let the patrons know it's your version of Manhattan Clam Chowder.
This place is a must go to restaurant! We have been meaning to come over and try after hearing wonderful things, so on our date night we decided to give it a try! Easy to see why most everyone rates Arabellas with 5 stars. The dining options share a similar vibe with classic American fare featured side by side with upscale world cuisines. It was a lovely birthday dinner, we splurged and enjoyed our experience very much. Since this was my birthday, the evening concluded with playing Happy Birthday at our table on the accordion. .
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