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Ciao Bella
Ciao Bella

Ciao Bella Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ciaobellamn.com
  • Phone: (952) 841-1000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Ciao Bella
Opened in 1997 by local restaurateur Rick Webb, Ciao Bella offers contemporary Italian cuisine and unparalleled service. Our passion and commitment is to bring you handcrafted food, created with fresh, seasonal, organic and local ingredients. Every meal. Every day. The restaurant is dramatic, comfortable and surrounds you with the warmth of wood, original art and murals, hand wrought iron works and renowned hospitality. Whether it’s a business lunch or a relaxed evening with friends, the entire Ciao Bella Team looks forward to welcoming you.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "celebrated a birthday with a friend...so very enjoyable. Best patio in the twin cities...great food...great waitstaff...the parking lot hidden with greenery is so smart...most restaurants do not even bother...."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We checked out the reviews and were very pleased that reviews matched up with what we experienced. The Grains salad was fabulous - and the dessert special was absolutely incredible. So glad our wait person said it would be big enough to share...which we did and were well satisfied. Blackberry crisp and gelato...wow! Only thing to know when eating outdoors...there are three tables designated as "smoking" and unfortunately we were unknowingly at one of them. No problem until the two gents at the table next to us lit up their fat cigars! Luckily there was a nice breeze. All three of us would recommend this...and plan to head back there in near future."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The patio is quiet and not too crowded. It is a wonderful place to have lunch on a summer day. The food is excellent and the service quite good. I have eaten here several times and have always been pleased with the experience."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. Our friend recommended the sea bass and it was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I was expecting a quieter environment with more privacy. It was loud and a bit chaotic in the dining room. Party of two was seated at a large booth and we felt like we had to practically yell to hear each other. Our service seemed disjointed at first - it was unclear who was our server vs. who was bussing the table and bringing water. Apart from all that, the food was quite wonderful. The linguine with scallops & goat cheese is PHENOMENAL. Brick roasted chicken is tasty, but it has some strange things going on with texture & size of the elements of the dish. The fingerlings were cut up into small rounds, which made it hard to differentiate from the olives & artichoke, and didn't do much to absorb the delicious sauce on the chicken."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Wonderful service; great food! Recommend the Brussels sprouts!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "You can always expect great food and service at Ciao Bella. It never disappoints!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "delicious lunch on your beautiful patio ... staff is so friendly and the best part is your bread ... it is SOOOO delicious !!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Good food, good service, price reasonable. Outside seating looked great but full with wait. Sat inside in moderate traffic. Hard ceiling reverberated noise like a train station. large tables required shouting at group. We could converse normally at table for two but background noise was horrendous."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch on the patio - finally no rain that day! Our waitress was attentive, anticipated our needs, and flexible. There's a wild salmon special available - terrific. I added it to a Brasilliana salad - beautfully seasoned salmon and tasty lemon vinaigrette with the light green salad with Hearts of Palm, Boston lettuce and avocado. As a Ciao Baby salad fan, I have a new favorite. I'll definitely be back for another business lunch."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We sat out on the patio for our anniversary. We have never been disappointed in the food, drinks, or atmosphere here. Always have fish here, because it is always so good. The lemon dessert was light and very refreshingly wonderful! We love Ciao Bella!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The foood was oK, but not great! Servie was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This restaurant is always my go to place for meeting people for a great meal or a quick drink."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Impressed with the overall atmosphere! Dining experience was great and out of the park! Our waiter was attentive to our needs and gave us extraordinary service."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Ciao Bella is by far one of my favorite restaurants in the Twin Cities. When I got engaged we chose Ciao Bella for our dinner celebration. The food is always great, especially the seafood. And I specifically love the Ciao Baby salad. Goat cheese and pine nuts."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Excellent food and will respond to requests, e.g. toned down the blackening seasoning on my halibut. Quality bar drinks."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Ciao Bella is my favorite place to dine. Food is always excellent, bread is the best in the cities. Service is outstanding."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We went for Fathers Day. Server was very friendly and helpful as it was our first time. Food recommended was very good. I will defineatly be back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Everyone at our table thoroughly enjoyed their dinner and dining experience. Seth did a great job taking care of us, great service. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We celebrated my son's graduation as well as periodic business luncheons. You can never go wrong with this restaurant as the food nd service are always outstanding. Be sure to make your reservations and ask for Jamie. Let her know what is the occasion and they will plan accordingly. Ciao Bella has become one of my favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. The server was a little less attentive than my past experience. We had to waive her over to request desert."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great outdoor dining, casual near bar, surprisingly (low noise) close to 494 and France Ave."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was quite good, typical of this fine restaurant. It was a sunny day and we got an outdoor table, also adding to the positives. Waitress was very sub-par. When my mother asked for cole slaw instead of fries with her sandwich, the waitress rudely said they didn't have it -- failing to offer any options such as salad, fruit, etc. (with today's sensitivity to both carbs and fried foods, this has to be a common issue). She never checked in nor did she or anyone else refill my iced tea. When she finally came by I asked for a refill. She said "sure" and never brought it. The entire 1 1/2 hr. lunch was accompanied by a single glass of iced tea. I had recently had dinner at Ciao Bella, for the first time, & found the service was quite good."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It's Minnesota, and walleye is in season. Although there's almost no such thing as a bad walleye sandwich, Ciao Bella's was superb. The fish was as good as it gets, the bread was a sensual treat, and the sauce was well matched."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It a great restaurant, great food and service. They did not honor are request for out door dining. We had to wait for a table."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "great for a group of gals to celebrate a birthday!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Thank you Ciao Bella... Thank you, thank you, thank you! The food was fantastic, the service was impeccable (thank you so much Jeff!) and your entire staff and restaurant made our engagement dinner and evening very special and one we will always remember. Ciao Bella will always be our restaurant of choice (and Jeff will always be requested) for our special and romantic evenings, Awesome."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The seafood items we selected (salmon and halibut) were beautifully prepared and were delicious. Our waiter was personable,knowledgeable and very attentive. Great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Nice but way too noisy to carry on a conversation. Even the waiter had trouble hearing us."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I would reccommend this restaurnt for business gatherings over lunch if you can get an outside table on sunny day. Great lunch specials and good service. Noise level was just right to have a conversation - not too loud and just enough going on so your not hearing conversation from other tables. Fun yet professional! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Halibut Special was cooked to perfection and tons of flavor. Home made Ravioli was exceptional as well. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Enjoyed the seafood linguini. Service excellent as always."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Very attentive wait staff and food was reasonable in cost and well prepared. Busy restaurant and a little loud at times, but very good."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Ciao Bella was one of our favorite restaurants. I left work early on Friday to make sure we got a table on the patio to enjoy the wonderful summer weather after what had been characterized in the media as an extended polar vortex. We ordered a glass of wine and toasted the evening when the stale stench of cigar came across our table. My wife and I were taken back and immediately looked around the patio for the offender. The smell of cigar and cigarette smoke accompanied our soup and salad as well as the main dinner course imparing the flavor of the food. More wine or desert were out of question. We talked with a manager and smoking on the patio is restaurant policy. We will be taking our business elsewhere."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The noise level during the noon hour was deafening and made it difficult to carry on a conversation. I love the food and the location is VERY convenient. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I had the pesto sea bass and it was absolutely delicious. Every time I have eaten there it makes me want to come back for more. It is pretty pricey but well worth it."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Seth our server was spot on. He did not even write anything down, he just listened and gave wonderful suggestions. The food was done to perfection. Although I do not drink, I did notice a quite large wine list. The bread came out hot and our meals came out quickly. Best service and food I have had in the past 6 months. I can not wait to go back and try there Sea Bass!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "celebrated my birthday it was so good and so much fun !!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We arrived a half hour early to enjoy a cocktail outside before dining as it was a lovely evening. At the time of our reservation, we were seated promptly and greeted by a very capable, and friendly server. The food was delicious and the service great. Will always return when we visit the Cities."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The service was excellent but disappointed that the walleye was not available so I sub the Halibut in place but they up charged me to have it made the same as the walleye and they still didn't bring it correctly??? not sure why.. The halibut tasted great but they brought it on asparagus and not at all like the walleye on the menu."
    Dined on 5/23/2014