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 the heart of SoHo where you can dine alfresco and watch the world walk by.

Urban living is rapidly becoming the new hip and modern way to live for people of all ages with an elevated quality of life and standard of living designed to enrich, uplift, and inspire the human spirit. Tampa’s SoHo is new urbanism at its finest.  It’s liveable, workable and enjoyable, a vibrant neighborhood within a city, teeming with creative professionals. All the ingredients add up to delicious blend of art, culture, nightlife and dining diversity, with Bella’s as a popular mainstay.

A trip to Bella’s is a journey to culinary excellence, whether it’s a business lunch, a romantic dinner or a late-night supper with friends. There is nothing “cookie-cutter” about Bella’s which offers the distinctive taste of brick-oven-fired gourmet pizzas, flavorful pastas, delectable antipastos, bold-flavored, sophisticated entrees, an intimate bar setting for your favorite cocktail or beloved wine and a traffic-stopping dessert selection.

Classic simplicity, outstanding service and ingredients of the finest quality are why this cozy eatery is the perfect choice for those wanting to venture into SoHo for the first time and just a few of the many reasons regulars have returned week after week over the past two decades.

Bella’s Italian Café is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and for dinner beginning at 4 o’clock on Saturday and Sunday.