Bella's Italian Cafe
1413 S. Howard Avenue Suite 100
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$10 - $15
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All Day Menu
Sun: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Mon: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Tue: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Wed: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Thu: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Fri: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sat: 12:00 Noon - 10:00 PM
All Day Menu Description
Item Price CARPACCIO $10.99
Marinated, paper-thin tenderloin served icy cold with caponata aioli, a mayonnaise of sour cream, finely chopped eggplant, roasted red pepper, garlic, olives, capers, and basil
FUNGHI AL FORNO $8.99
Baked mushroom caps filled with rock shrimp, shallots, and garlic in a creamy white wine and tarragon sauce
RAVIOLI FRITTI $6.99
Rich cheese and crème fraiche ravioli, panko breaded and fried. Served with reduced bruschetta and siciliana aioli
ROLATINI MELANZANE $7.99
Lightly breaded baked eggplant filled with sweet ricotta, smoked mozzarella, and prosciutto. Served in a pool of reduced bruschetta
Item Price AGLIO E OLIO $8.25
Olive oil, butter, and garlic, tossed with fresh parsley
Thick and rich with heavy cream, parmesan and romano cheeses, and nutmeg
BASIL TOMATO $9.75
Our “mother sauce” of plum tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, parsley, and basil. Fresh and simple.
BELLA LUNA $15.50
Our original recipe of half-moon pasta filled with asparagus, ham, fontina, and ricotta cheeses, and sun-dried tomatoes. Served in roasted tomato cream sauce
BELLA’S CAFÉ $4.99
Romaine topped with julienne carrot, shredded red cabbage, ripe tomato wedges, and zucchini slices. Choice of vinaigrette, low-cal ranch, bleu cheese, balsamic vinaigrette, or honey mustard dressing
BELLA’S FAMOUS CHOPPED SALAD $10.75
A Tampa favorite. Finely chopped chicken breast, crumbled bacon, diced tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, red cabbage, gorgonzola, ditali pasta, and romaine all tossed in dijon vinaigrette.
BISTECCA GORGONZOLA $17.99
Beef tenderloin pieces and asparagus sautéed with shallots in a creamy gorgonzola sauce. Tossed with starburst pasta
A rich sauce of ground beef, onions, celery, carrots, and garlic simmered for 5 hours with white wine, milk, and ground plum tomatoes
A bit heavier than basil tomato, with diced plum tomatoes, garlic, onions, parsley, and basil.
Made traditionally with a dressing of only the finest ingredients: olive oil, garlic worchestershire, mustard, lemon juice, egg, and finely-ground anchovy paste,
CONFETTI SPAGHETTI $13.50
A colorful South Tampa favorite. Spaghetti tossed in a creamy basil tomato sauce with fresh tomato, bacon, garlic, onions, basil, parsley, and green peas
EVOO SNAPPER $21.99
Fresh snapper sautéed then served on a bed of wilted spinach with a blend of stewed roma tomatoes, herbs, and extra virgin olive oil.
FORMAGGIO AL FORNO $8.50
Goat cheese baked in reduced bruschetta sauce, served with wedges of toasted garlic bread for dipping.
FRITTI DI CALAMARI $14.50
Calamari dusted in seasoned flour and deep fried, served with a reduced bruschetta sauce.
Very rich and flavorful with pesto, ricotta, romano, and mozzarella. A great appetizer for a small group or a meal in itself
GROUPER PICCATA $20.99
Sautéed in a lemon, caper, and white wine butter sauce
INSALATA CAPRESE $9.75
Imported fresh buffalo mozzarella from Lago di Patria, Italy, vine ripened Beefsteak tomatoes, fresh basil, and balsamic vinaigrette
INSALATA MISTA $9.99
Romaine tossed with shredded red cabbage, hearts of palm, artichoke hearts, pimiento, and parmesan, dressed in creamy vinaigrette.
LASAGNA CON POLLO $16.99
Layers of freshly made sheet pasta, grilled chicken, spinach, portabello, porcini and button mushrooms, mozzarella, ricotta and asiago cheeses. Served with roasted tomato cream sauce.
LASAGNA NAPOLETANA $15.50
Cheese lasagna of ricotta, mozzarella, fontina, and parmesan. Topped with your choice of basil tomato or bolognese sauce
LINGUINE SCAMPI $16.99
Rock shrimp sautéed with garlic, onions, artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomatoes in a rich seafood stock
Mozzarella and tomato sauce with fresh basil and parmesan. The closest thing to an “American” pizza.
Bella’s hand-made meatballs, onions, and sweet peppers with mozzarella
MELANZANE PARMIGIANA $14.99
Layers of breaded eggplant, baked with basil tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
MILISA’S MEZZOLUNAS $14.99
Half-moon shaped tomato pasta with a succulent filing of chicken, pepperoncini peppers, sun-dried tomato, asiago, ricotta and mozzarella. Served in a roasted tomato cream sauce
PANNA D’ARAGOSTA $9.99
Creamy lobster bisque with flavors of saffron, tarragon, and thyme, topped with a puff pastry and baked. Finished table side with a garnish of caviar and sour cream
PASTA E FAGIOLI $3.50
Classic Italian pasta and bean soup, with bacon, onion, ham, celery, garlic, and tomato
PASTA IL MARE $17.50
Shrimp and scallops sautéed with roasted mushrooms and leeks in roasted tomato cream sauce. Served over bowtie pasta
PAZZO PAZZO $11.99
Italians would call this a “crazy crazy” pizza! Too many ingredients! But we Americans love it. Pepperoni, sausage, pepperoncini, onions, and mushrooms topped with mozzarella.
PERA SACHET $15.99
Pasta ‘purses’ filled with pear, robiola, ricotta and parmesan cheeses. Served in a creamy saffron sauce with peas
Classic pesto of pureed fresh basil, parsley, garlic, olive oil, parmesan, romano, pine nuts, salt, and pepper.
POLLO ALLA FIORENTINA $17.50
Two chicken breasts pounded thin, stuffed with spinach and goat cheese and dredged in breadcrumbs, quickly browned and baked. Topped with a green peppercorn sauce of butter,
POLLO AU GRATIN $15.99
Giant shell pasta (we make it!), chicken breast pieces, mushrooms, leeks and spinach baked in an asiago cream sauce with crunchy asiago and panko topping
POLLO E FORMAGGIO $11.25
Oak fire-roasted chicken with fresh spinach leaves, fontina cheese, artichoke hearts, and diced ripe tomato.
POLLO MILANO $14.99
Chunks of chicken breast in a sauce of roasted garlic, heavy cream, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh sage. Served over starburst pasta with a garnish of reduced balsamic vinegar and a fresh sage
POLLO ROMANO $15.99
Chicken breasts breaded in Romano cheese and sautéed golden brown. Topped with lemon basil butter and artichoke hearts
POLLO ROSSO $13.99
Chunks of chicken breast reddened with hot spices, “blackened” in a very hot pan, sautéed with scallions and mushrooms, then reduced in a creamy basil tomato sauce and fresh tomato.
RASPBERRY CREME BRULEÉ $4.75
Vanilla bean custard with sweet raspberries topped with a thin, crispy shell of caramelized sugar.
RAVIOLI POTTSORELLI $13.99
Bella’s sausage, peppers, onions and ricotta ravioli served in basil tomato sauce then topped with melted smoked mozzarella
RAVIOLI PRIMAVERA $14.99
An incredibly rich cheese and crème fraiche ravioli served with garlic, onions, tomatoes, broccoli, and peas.
RAVIOLI VERDE $12.99
Spinach pasta filled with fresh spinach, ricotta, and Swiss cheese in your choice of sauce.
ROASTED TOMATO CREAM $9.75
Made with an intensely flavored puree of roasted plum tomatoes, herbs, and heavy cream.
Prosciutto, caramelized onions, roasted potatoes, mozzarella, and fontina cheese
SALCICCIA AL FORNO $13.99
Baked Italian sausage tossed with penne pasta, mushrooms, and ricotta in a creamy tomato sauce, then topped with mozzarella and baked
SALMON AL FORNO $16.99
Maple-amaretto glazed salmon baked on a cedar plank in the oak-fired oven
SALSA MARSALA $25.99
Veal scallopini sautéed in a creamy marsala and mushroom sauce
SALSA PARMIGIANA $25.99
Veal scallopini sautéed and topped with basil tomato sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.
SALSA PICCATA $25.99
Veal scallopini sautéed in a lemon, caper, and white wine butter sauce
SCAMPI SOLE $11.99
Sin-dried tomato pesto with onions, black olives, and goat cheese topped with rock shrimp.
SNAPPER ALLA CALABRESE $21.99
Fresh red snapper lightly floured and sautéed in a sauce of basil tomato, red wine, onions, garlic, capers, black olives, and crushed red pepper
SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS $13.50
An all American favorite. A flavorful mixture of ground beef, prosciutto, soprassata (a lean pork salami), romano, garlic, and herbs served over spaghetti pasta with reduced bruschetta sauce.
SWEET & SOUR STRAWBERRY $11.99
Mixed field greens tossed with fresh strawberries, toasted almonds, fontina, and asiago cheeses in a sweet and sour sesame dressing
“Pick me up” ~ The classic Italian dessert with layers of lady fingers, zabaglione (Marsala flavored custard), espresso whipped cream, and mascarpone (sweet,
TRE FUNGHI $9.75
Porcini, portabello, and button mushroom mix with asiago and mozzarella. (This delicious dish is Vegetarian Friendly
Warm, bittersweet Belgian chocolate “oozes” from inside an intensely rich molten chocolate cake. Dusted with powdered sugar and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
ZUPPA DI ASPARAGI $4.99
A creamy asparagus soup...without the cream. Made with fresh chicken stock and topped with mascarpone cheese