1413 S Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
Cost range: 10.01-20.00
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Full bar
More in this neighborhood: South Tampa
Joanie Corneil and Bill Shumate opened the SoHo restaurant more than 25 years ago. At the time it was one of only a handful of restaurants between Kennedy and Bayshore. Years later, many times more restaurants have come to the area. The place has had two remodels in its lifetime and still manages to be comfortable but upscale enough to host date night elegantly. Servers are warm, portions are ample and the place shimmers with the patina of Tampa tradition.
The food at Bella's is geographically indistinct, more the idea of Italian food that we hold dear. And many people hold it dear. Regulars swear by the Confetti Spaghetti, a creamy basil tomato sauce dotted with bacon, tomato concasse, onion, basil and green peas creeping around a zillion strands of soft spaghetti. And with already reasonable markups on wine, Wednesdays make it a serious bargain with all bottles half off.
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