Bella's Italian Cafe

(813) 254-3355 | View Website

1413 S Howard Ave Ste 101, Tampa, FL | Directions   33606

27.928716 -82.483378

Open Hours

Mon-Wed 11:30am-11:30pm; Thurs 11:30am-12:30am; Fri 11:30am-1:30am; Sat 4pm-1:30am; Sun 4-11:30pm

Restaurants, $$, Italian  more

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Bayshore Gardens, Southwest

Bella's Italian Cafe
Bella's Italian Cafe
Bella's Italian Cafe
Bella's Italian Cafe
Carpaccio, Formaggio al Forno, Funghi al Forno, Fritti Mezzoluna, Rolatini Melanzane, Scampi Scampi, Fritti di calamari, Bruschetta, Panna D'Aragosta, Pasta E Fagioli... more

Reviews for Bella's Italian Cafe

over a year ago

Inexpensive Priced Ho Hum food – Well, the good news is that in Expensive South Tampa where entrees start at $20 and up, Bella's is a great bargain. It's prices, and unfortunately food too, will compete just nicely alongside Olive Garden and Ruby Tuesday. Nice trendy atmosphere with very friendly waiters don't disguise the fact that the food, herbs and ingrediants still taste and look like they came out of a can. 3 of our party ordered pasta which arrived congealed like it had sat under a hot lamp for too long. They did a better job with the appetizers than the entrees. I'd go back to Bella's for its great location and trendy group atmosphere but with very lowered expectations of their food.

over a year ago

Sticking out in a spot just down the street from some of the heaviest hitters in the Tampa restaurant circle. – The Scene
Sure, it's a little on the pretentious side and yes, a night here can impress, but the pleasant surprise behind Bella's is the affordable menu--Bella's may be the best value in quality dining in Tampa.

Despite a sophisticated renovation featuring mahogany and dim lights, you can still go casual or dress up; you're likely to see Levi's and Armani sitting side by side.

The Food
Sit outside on the small patio to enjoy your pasta with one of seven different sauces. At lunchtime, go light and order the angel hair pasta with tomato and basil. After the movies or theater, stop by late night for wood-fired pizzas and a fabulous near-midnight happy hour. Anytime in between, the menu at Bella's keeps you guessing with choices like melanzana Siciliana (eggplant and feta with roasted tomatoes) or chicken breast in creamy Marsala. Advice for a first visit: Go with someone who will let you share, and order different dishes.

After you've finished, force yourself to at least look at the dessert menu. Try the tiramisu and request an extra side of warm chocolate syrup--it's heaven on a cake.

over a year ago

Italian the way it should be – I've been going to Bella's for only a few months now, but can't say I've had any problems that would ever prevent me from recommending the place to another. The pricing is great, the atmosphere is relaxed and the food is great. Service is usually top notch as well, but I can admit to having an experience or two where I wasn't attended to like I would have liked. Either way, I'll see you there sometime...

over a year ago

Love the Pollo Roso!!! – I have always had outstanding service and food at this restaurant!! From the fresh bread to the mouth watering sauce -- this is one of my favorite places to dine with someone special! Their lunch menu is very reasonable. Dishes are prepared when ordered and delicious. Not assembly style.

over a year ago

Wow!!! – I have never tested such great food. Bella's gets two thumbs up when it comes to great italian food. I would recommend this restraunt to anyone. Great location, romantic, and great value for your food. This place gets my highes recommendation.

View more Reviews for Bella's Italian Cafe

Write a Review for

Bella's Italian Cafe

64% 100 24 14 Votes
Get Directions
Your Friends

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!

Add Blog Post

Add your blog review of Bella's Italian Cafe to Citysearch

Do you have a review of Bella's Italian Cafe on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:

  • 1. Include our image link in your Bella's Italian Cafe review blog post.
  • 2. Citysearch will notice that you're linking to one of our pages. We'll scan your blog.
  • 3. We'll show a link to your blog post from the Bella's Italian Cafe page on Citysearch.

The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.

Read our FAQ for details.

Image Link

To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.

Bella's Italian Cafe on Citysearch