Bella's Italian Cafe

Italian Restaurant
1413 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 4:00 PM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.1/10

Based on 104 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Lindsey F.
    The Pear sachets are a delicious, unique blend of flavors.(3 Tips)
    Smargie
    Pollo Milano is awesome - overall best Italian in town!(3 Tips)
    Steve F.
    Confetti spaghetti and a chopped salad, yum!!(2 Tips)
    Charles D.
    The Carpaccio is better at Bella's then any place in South Tampa.(2 Tips)
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  • pear sachets
  • confetti spaghetti
  • pollo milano
  • pasta
  • desserts
  • happy hour
  • chopped salad
  • good for dates
  • pizza
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • prix fixe menu
  • café
  • creme brûlée
  • bruschetta
  • great value
  • good for a late night
  • lava cake
  • spicy food
  • sangria
  • chicken
  • Josh P.

    Lasagne con Pollo is delicious, and so is the chicken piccata!

    Josh Parsons · February 22
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  • Jeffrey F.

    Awesome food!

    Jeffrey Fitsik · June 6, 2014
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  • Joseph H.

    The Lava cake with coffee is a great combo!

    Joseph Hernandez · April 27, 2014
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  • Ryan N.

    Beef Gorgonzola (comes with bite size asparagus) That's all.

    Ryan Nitzsche · February 17, 2014
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  • Martin L.

    Try the Formaggio Al Forno - Baked goat cheese in reduced bruschetta sauce

    Martin Lawrence · February 15, 2014
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  • Lisa M.

    The Bistecca Gorgonzola w/ Angel Hair (instead of sunburst pasta) is AMAZING, as is the Lobster Bisque--- My only real complaint is that Bella's does not allow half-orders on the pasta

    Lisa McDonald Elkins · February 14, 2014
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  • Leana F.

    Panna D'aragosta-go for the bowl. To. Die. For. Ask for Amanda the bartender- great service.

    Leana Freajah · September 24, 2013
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  • Nina N.

    sangria rosa and the sausage flatbread are so delicious!

    Nina Narváez · September 8, 2013
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  • Lindsey F.

    The Pear sachets are a delicious, unique blend of flavors. By far my favorite!

    Lindsey Fox · July 25, 2013
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  • Stacey M.

    good place for groups - have attended both a book group & an artsy meet-up here. Service is attentive without being annoying. And they let you hang out and chat without rushing you.

    Stacey Merrill · June 10, 2013
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  • Hugo T.

    The late bar menu it's incredible!!!! PIZZA PIZZA PIZZA happy hour !!!!!!!!

    Hugo Tello · May 25, 2013
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  • Mikey T.

    Best Italian in Tampa - Pollo Rosso rocks!

    Mikey Tillema · April 30, 2013
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  • John B.

    I have had bwtter

    John Boos · April 28, 2013
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  • Martin L.

    Try the Spicy Chicken Fiore - Spicy lemon chicken, asparagus, and tulip pasta in a lemon cream sauce. Great special.

    Martin Lawrence · March 23, 2013
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  • Matt S.

    The Pollo Romano is awesome! So is the Bolognese sauce! :) Also try the Fritti Mezzoluna.

    Matt S · January 12, 2013
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  • Adrian C.

    Gordon Ramsay would have a field day with this place.

    Adrian Crook · November 30, 2012
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  • Srujana R.

    Try the creme brûlée. It's delicious

    Srujana Rao · August 9, 2012
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  • Okie T.

    Best salad in the Bay! They even mix homemade pasta in it.

    Okie Tilo · August 6, 2012
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  • Nancy

    The fettuccine Alfredo may be the best I've ever tasted...fresh, creamy, cheesy. The lasagna con pollo was excellent, creamy pink sauce with nice spice and great blend of flavored and veggies.

    Nancy · August 4, 2012
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  • Ryan S.

    Outstanding food and service...Highly recommend Bellas...

    Ryan Smith · July 3, 2012
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  • Dine Tampa Bay

    Remember to check out the Bella's Italian Cafe August 16-30th, 2013 during the annual Dine Tampa Bay Restaurant Week! Enjoy amazing Bella's Italian Cafe Prix Fixe Menu options for only $25! Read more

    Dine Tampa Bay · June 20, 2012
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  • Cortney E.

    The strawberry salad was amazing!

    Cortney E. · June 10, 2012
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  • Susie S.

    Pollo Au Gratin is DELICIOUS!

    Susie Steiner · June 7, 2012
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  • Claudia E.

    Server Bruce was very nice.

    Claudia E · May 26, 2012
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  • Albizu A.

    Try the carpaccio

    Albizu Acevedo · May 14, 2012
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  • Mike L.

    Ask for Stephanie B. She is the BEST Server in South Tampa!

    Mike L · May 7, 2012
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  • Kim R.

    Delicious lasagna! I havent had a meal I didnt like here.

    Kim Randall · April 26, 2012
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  • Smargie

    Pollo Milano is awesome - overall best Italian in town!

    Smargie · April 12, 2012
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  • Rotem D.

    Lasagna con pollo (no corner piece please) with extra sauce!!! Best thing on the menu!

    Rotem Dayan · March 31, 2012
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  • Don Mabura G.

    a very welcoming place to have a meal. Ask for the Margarita pizza. Our waiter Tom is very nice. I will come back.

    Don Mabura George · March 15, 2012
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  • Michael A.

    I'm not sure about Andrew being the best server but Matt is great.

    Michael Agostinelli · March 13, 2012
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  • Lana C.

    Very different and unique, but the Pear Sachet stuffed pasta is a must to try.

    Lana Clendenning · February 20, 2012
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  • Patrick Q.

    Get any of the pasta dishes. They make the pasta fresh daily. It's amazing.

    Patrick Q. · December 28, 2011
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  • Charles D.

    The Carpaccio is better at Bella's then any place in South Tampa.

    Charles Duke · December 3, 2011
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  • Anna M.

    Ask for Andrew - he is hilarious!

    Anna M · November 7, 2011
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  • Kurt R.

    The Pollo Milano is always a sure thing!

    Kurt Richter · October 15, 2011
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  • Susie S.

    Cheese Lazagna or Goat Cheese

    Susie Steiner · September 27, 2011
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  • Michelle H.

    Chopped salad!!

    Michelle Hayman · August 23, 2011
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  • Natalie K.

    Pear sachets. Oh. My. God. Yes.

    Natalie Keefer · August 11, 2011
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  • Brook B.

    The pollo milano is addicting! Balsamic glaze and cream sauce. Yummm

    Brook Borup · June 26, 2011
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  • TBOcom

    This Hyde Park restaurant features an affordable menu of Italian dishes made from scratch. Stop by during their late-night happy hour for half-price pizzas and calzones, plus two-for-one drinks.

    TBOcom · June 21, 2011
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  • T N.

    Larry is the best bartender and confetti spaghetti add shrimp is to die for!

    T Nik · April 8, 2011
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  • Stephanie W.

    This place was amazing! The food took a little bit to come out but was very good :)

    Stephanie Weingart · March 30, 2011
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  • Steve F.

    Confetti spaghetti and a chopped salad, yum!!

    Steve Fredlund · March 27, 2011
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Tiramisu

    Foodspotting · January 16, 2011
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  • Carlos E.

    If you get Andrew F. as your server than you are in luck! He's a great server.

    Carlos Eats · December 29, 2010
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  • Eric P.

    Get the chicken marsala its my favorite. Read more

    Eric Potts · July 8, 2010
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  • Champagne Girl 💋🏈🍷🇮🇹

    Bella's Chopped Salad! WONDERFUL

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  • Nicole C.

    12-1:30am half off pizzas and 2-4-1 drinks. Get the pazzo pazzo pizza! Mangia!

    Nicole C · April 11, 2010
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  • Angela S.

    Order the Pera Sachet!

    Angela Sykes · March 21, 2010
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