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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%
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“pasta” (85 reviews)
“pollo” (21 reviews)
“bread” (35 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1413 S Howard Ave Ste 101, Tampa, FL 33606-3176
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visit Tampa often. Was looking for a new restaurant to try. I came across Bella's and decided based on reviews to visit. This is a neighborhood restaurant. They do not take reservations. It is quite large so no problem getting in on a Wednesday...More

Thank IraW_11
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a nice pasta dish with plenty to eat. Try the sauce that's a mixed marinara / white cream -- very good and unique.

Thank bumpy1800
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was awesome, and our server was super nice and attentive. I had the eggplant parm, and it was delicious - instead of deep frying the eggplant, they thinly slice it and bake it with layers of cheese and sauce. Yum. Highly recommended!

Thank HeatherMarie6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was upper class the best yet! Homemade pasta, bread and pizza. It truly was delicious and well prepared. Our service was amazing as well!

Thank chicagobread
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

There were 15 of us visiting Bella’s and it was a great experience. Brandon was our server for both tables and not enough praises can be put on his services. He was very attentive, made sure all drinks were refreshed constantly, asking if we needed...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite Italian restaurants in Tampa. Anything you order is good. Love Nate’s chicken. My favorite dish. Highly recommend it!

Thank Denise v
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner on a Tuesday night. The place was hopping, alive and bustling. The food is some of the very best. We were on vacation traveling through. Spent a few days in Tampa & read all the great reviews. I was so happy we ducked...More

Thank CurlGirlWhirl
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Reminds you of what a fine Italian dinner should be. Food was great. Loved the chicken parm. Establishment is a little dated but the food and service was extraordinary.

Thank michaelks2016
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Bella's gets a solid 4-star review. We visited for the first time after the rave reviews we'd been given. It was a nice atmosphere, good service, and very good food. It wasn't life-changing or particularly amazing, but it is quality Italian.

Thank 811kristinr
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I forget how much I like this place, it is a causal Italian Cafe with one of the best wood fired pizzas. Salads, Chicken dishes and pasta have always been enjoyed. They did a great job of helping us celebrate our daughter's high school graduation...More

Thank The_Hailes
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Stephanie B
28 August 2017|
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Response from MiliFlor | Reviewed this property |
Check the menu online, or call the restaurant.
31 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
4 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
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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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