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Ciao Bella, Bloomington, MN
Ciao Bella, Bloomington, MN
Ciao Bella, Bloomington, MN
Ciao Bella, Bloomington, MN
Ciao Bella, Bloomington, MN

Ciao Bella

4.8
4.8
5882 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
CURRENTLY, ALL RESERVATIONS MADE WILL BE FOR INSIDE SEATING.  PATIO SEATING IS ALL FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. THANK YOU.

At Ciao Bella, we serve simple, fresh Italian cuisine made from local ingredients. Our handcrafted meals are accompanied by a thoughtful, approachable wine selection. We believe dining is more than food: it is an experience, and ours is quality. Enjoy your handcrafted meal on our lively outdoor patio, or take in the local art collection in our dining room. Our philosophy is simple: quality food and wine presented with welcoming service. Every meal. Every day. Please join us.

A Minneapolis metro favorite, Ciao Bella was opened in 1997 by Minneapolis restaurateur Rick Webb, whose pursuits have set the standard in Twin Cities dining for over 40 years. Heading downtown? Visit Ciao Bella’s sister restaurant, Zelo, for another dining experience from Rick Webb featuring handcrafted food and dedicated service.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 101 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (952) 841-1000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Steve Tippett
  • Neighborhood
    Bloomington
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,882 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Best Food

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Italian

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Most Booked

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Overall

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Food

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Service

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Great for fine wines

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Most Booked

5,882 Reviews
  1. durable

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Food was excellent as usual. Service a little slow but no major concern. Very polite and knowledgeable server. Problem is the noise level. Very noisy!!! To the point it was hard to hear the person next to you.

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  2. AngieH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ciao Bella is an amazing experience, the food was excellent, atmosphere was beautiful and the service is top notch! We lacked for nothing and will be back as it is one of our favorite special places to go

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  3. LizD

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have always loved Ciao Bella, a little loud though.

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  4. Diningfun

    Minneapolis

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent and the food was amazing especially the halibut.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was very good and came out quickly. Restaurant was very noisy and difficult to talk.

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  6. MariaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a favorite! Love the Crab Spaghetti!!! Service is impeccable.

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  7. JJil

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful eating outside. The waiter was marvelous . I was there last week & am going again this coming week.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. We will be going back soon.

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  9. HannahV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kari Jo was an amazing waitress! So fun and thoughtful and made our experience awesome!

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  10. MaryM

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistently high quality. Great ambiance.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always eat here when visiting Bloomington. Highly recommend

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  12. JamesS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff. Love the food. Love the outdoor dining.

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  13. madaket74

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Energetic is not how I would describe the noise level. It was terrible. The table near us was so loud it was astonishing that no one said anything to them. But even without them, the acoustics in the main dining room are so poor that we could hardly talk at the table. It really made a lovely night not so lovely. We will likely not return.

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  14. SarahL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food and beautiful atmosphere… loud birthday party next to us, but definitely will come back soon :)

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  15. Excellent

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    9/16/23 KUDOS to the wonderful staff at Ciao Bella! My wife and 15-year-old granddaughter were looking for a special place to celebrate Rosh Hashanah after synagogue on Friday 9/15/13. Wow, did we pick the right place! From the moment we arrived, EVERYONE was spectacular. First, we stopped (mistakenly) at the outdoor host lectern. This was staff by a young lady and man who greeted us very warmly. The man escorted us inside to “hand us off” to the inside hostess(s) who took over immediately with exceptional hospitality. After seated we immediately were served by our wonderful waitress: Melissa W. Now Melissa, and from what I could tell the others really have hospitality down to a science. The bus staff was extremely attentive and respectful. Melissa, kept making sure everything was to our liking (it was) and the evening went perfectly. I mentioned to her that I was reminded of our favorite (long gone) bistro…Figlios. When we finally left, BOTH of the hostesses thanked us for coming. What an exceptional restaurant you have…and yes, the food was perfect .

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  16. DianeS

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Busy lunch spot but well worth it. Salmon special was suburb, ravioli was divine and the tomato basil soup was simply delicious. Our server, Kari Jo, couldn't have been nicer. She never rushed us to order or finish our meals. All in all, a delightful lunch among friends.

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  17. Bonnie

    Minneapolis

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lunch was fine and everyone liked their meal but it was SO noisy we could hardly hear each other across the table. I don't think I'll go again during either lunch rush or dinner rush.

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  18. EricH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was fabulous. I love this place! The ambiance is beautiful. Very pricey - wine/drinks are outrageously expensive! The noise level was crazy as well. It was SO loud in there. Maybe people excited for the weekend? I don’t know but it was incredibly loud.

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  19. WalleyeQueen

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Halibut a bit too salty. Douglas is top notch. Thanks v

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  20. Wendy

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful patio and the food is tasty. I ordered Fettuccine with chicken. It was tasty but there were only 4 tiny pieces of chicken in the whole dish which is a little ridiculous for $24.

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  21. TonyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Nicole. Her attention to our dining experience was fantastic! She was on top of all of our needs and the food was excellent

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  22. DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service! We had a tremendous business dinner on a Wednesday night.

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  23. Lily

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything abou this experience was FABULOUS except the NOISE LEVEL was extremely LOUD. That's the only reason I gave it a 4. Don't go here expecting to hear anyone talk in a normal voice. Not would I go here for a romantic evening. Tina our server was outstanding and her recommendations were spot on. We had the braised short ribs and the chicken parmesan, The best we had ever had!!! The brussel sprouts and ceaser salad were also great.

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  24. Jana

    Minneapolis

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very difficult to beat this place. Between the high quality food and the fantastic service, still one of my favorites in the Twin Cities.

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  25. DonN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ciao Bella is always good - recommend the Salmon special always!

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  26. JeanH

    Minneapolis

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The atmosphere, food and service was very good. The waiter was very attentive and friendly. We did not have to wait for anything. Very nice experience

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  27. ZCT808

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think this was my first time dining here. Came to celebrate a special occasion. Excellent food, great service, utterly enjoyable.

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  28. TERRYL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience. Wonderful food, lovely setting, and a terrific waitress. All the staff was pleasant helpful. This is one of the most consistently satisfying dining experiences available in the Twin Cities. I am not on social media, but it would be fine if you posted my review somewhere.

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  29. BrendaB

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant 💕 visited three times in the last 3 weeks. Always exceeds expectations. Lovely place for happy hour in the bar also!

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  30. Joda

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Douglas did a great job serving! Great sense of humor. Made us feel welcome. Love that you offer multiple sizes- it really helps for smaller appetites.

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  31. DonnaL

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome ambiance, food & exceptional service by Jeff! Loved it!

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  32. Mark

    Minneapolis

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints bread was fantastic and service. Entry’s was wonderful

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  33. JacquelineL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Best bruschetta I’ve ever had!! Great mushroom pizza.

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  34. NirupaM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved the food, wine was excellent and service was great!

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  35. ThomasS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had been told by a good friend that Ciao Bella was one of their favorite spots and that the food, ambiance, and service was always consistent. I somehow never got around to actually going until last evening. I must say that my partner and I were both impressed with the overall quality and value of our dining experience. On top of that, our server was amazing...such a breath of fresh air to have an excellent experience with an engaging, delightful server.

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  36. neil

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Fun, energetic restaurant with fantastic wine and drink menus. Excellent specials and variety of seating options. Love the variety of menu options, including tasty appetizers, salads and entrees. Service dropped at least a couple levels since my prior visits. Server rushed our dinner order, which arrived shortly after appetizers. She blamed the kitchen. I chose Ciao Bella to meet my old friends because I didn’t want to be rushed. Unfortunately the opposite occurred, compacting and diminishing our dinner experience.

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  37. Kate

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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  38. JulieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was noisy but everything else was great. Great food and service!

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  39. liz2

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    This was one of my favorite restaurants, but very disappointed last night. We were ignored and had to ask 3 people to find our waiter. The manager apologized and tried to make amends, but then the food we ordered was not very good.

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  40. Norman

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    The noise not "energetic" -- it was loud and obnoxious. At times we could not talk. Ruined the evening.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ciao Bella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 841-1000.

Ciao Bella is rated 4.8 stars by 5882 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 101 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ciao Bella

3501 Minnesota Drive, Bloomington, MN 55435

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bloomington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Steve Tippett
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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