Bella’s Receives TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence

Bella’s Italian Restaurant has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. This award is given to establishments who consistently earn great reviews from visitors. Visit Bella’s TripAdvisor page to read the reviews and don’t forget to leave your very own!    

Bella’s Voted Best Italian Restaurant in Tampa Bay

Bella’s Italian Café was awarded Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Reader’s Poll “Best Italian Restaurant.” For over 30 years, Bella’s has been passionate about bringing Tampa Bay delicious, high quality meals one table at a time. Bella’s would like to thank the voters for making Bella’s Italian Café your choice for Best Italian Restaurant for Read More

FRLA’s 2014 Restaurateur of the Year!

    At FRLA’s annual gala, Hall of Fame Awards were given to individuals representing the industry. Qualifications for the prestigious Restaurateur Hall of Fame Award include having a personal record of industry achievement over a period of at least 20 years. Only those nominees who have attained career distinctions of the highest level and Read More

Top Ten Restaurants in Tampa Bay, Florida

Top Ten Restaurants in Tampa Bay, Florida by Jane Gosford, Demand Media USA TODAY TRAVEL 6/20/2011 The city of Tampa lies along Tampa Bay, amidst Florida’s west coast and less than 25 miles from St. Petersburg. Tampa features more than 330,000 residents, with close to 20 percent deriving from Latino origin. As a result, the city Read More

Is employee longevity Bella’s key to success?

Some individuals working under co-owners Bill Shumate and Joanie Corneil have logged in more than two decades of employment and are still happy to return to work. Why do they stick around? Tampa, Fla. – The restaurant industry is reputed to have a high turnover rate, so when word got around that one Southern eatery has Read More

SoHo After Dark

The sun sets on South Tampa, the late night menu at Bella’s Italian Café awakes Tampa, Fla. – Just as many South Tampa restaurants close their kitchen doors every night, Bella’s Italian Café flings them open, inviting its guests to wine and dine well into the late hours.  In the trendy SoHo district of South Tampa, Read More

2006 SoHo Good!

Bella’s Italian Café a South Tampa landmark Tampa, Fla. – Twenty years, but who’s counting! Bella’s Italian Café has been a favorite south Tampa gathering place since 1986 because of the forward thinking of two south Tampa pioneers, Bill Shumate and Joanie Corneil. Located at 1413 S. Howard Avenue in trendy South Tampa, Bella’s is ideally situated in Read More