Ciao Bella

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4147 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day. Great food. So consistent. Service is top shelf.

L
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Valentines dinner! Amazing service and food!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great valentines dinner, our server was great especially since we had her two years ago

BN
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service & sensational food. 10/10 on Valentine’s Day!

SD
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is never a disappointment at ciao Bella ... the sign of good management!

F
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal

GW
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Waitress really made the whole evening. Her food recommendations were right on and made our evening very enjoyable. Only complaint is the noise level. Very high. Otherwise,excellent.

d
Minneapolis
51 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No service for 20 minutes. But the manager made it right. She runs as tight ship and has four years. We love the place.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, top notch food, great Champagne.

R
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is always excellent. I just wish it was a little more quite...I recognized that restaurants are built to be loud but I wish it wasn't' that way.

M
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always great. I can't wait for the patio to open! Is it spring, yet?!

CR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and atmosphere and drinks that I have ever been served at a restaurant and for a great price. We will definitely be going back again soon.

VM
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect setting for a birthday lunch. We enjoyed lots of yummy small plates and wine.

e
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.

K
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st Time my wife and I have been to your restaurant. When in the area we will be back!

OT
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food with lots of choices. Meaning, pasta, pizza, flatbread, and many options on protein. Wit staff was excellent, very attentive but not bothersome. Wine list had many options. Overall, something for everyone

e
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is creative, the service fantastic and the atmosphere energetic. Ciao Bella is one fantastic place for dining, no matter the occasion.

GM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

O
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb!! A very special place... we always enjoy it! And exceptional employees who really take care of us makes it a treat every time!!

AH
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here! Worth the drive!!

JS
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and wine

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food - good service. A little loud.

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was alright.

SH
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the most reliable, dependable restaurant in the Twin Cities for great food, perfect service, and a great time - either business or family.

FL
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table ordered Spaghetti, Lasagna and Butternut squash ravioli. Everything was delicious and the bread was amazing too!!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there half a dozen times or more and it always has been excellent. Great food, attentive wait staff and good wine choices. A bit on the noisy side, but not too bad. Food and drink prices were a bit higher than a $$ rating should be, but it's a great place for a celebratory dinner and is worth the extra few bucks. Really. Highly recommended.

k
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was marvelous and our waiter made the evening perfect.

KR
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant! Has it all. Food, ambiance, service, value! Have already been back once.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I had a good time there with delicious food.

JM
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was quite a bit slow tonight and the crowd was unusually loud. Hard to have a conversation between the four of us. Cacio de pepe was incredibly dry (two of us ordered it.) Tomato basil soup was good. Nothing to write home about tonight, sadly.

F
Minneapolis
67 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! Wait person was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the specials for salmon and scallops and both were done to perfection. The atmosphere was quiet so we could enjoy a nice conversation with our friends.

D
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Food was outstanding.

DM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my wife to Ciao Bella for her birthday and we had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and appropriate serving sizes. Our waitress was a delight and the servers were also pleasant. We will be making return trips in the future!

I
Minneapolis
52 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I liked the blend of flavors which seemed more distinct than other Italian restaurants. I had the scallops with lemon and my husband had gnocci--he liked his better than I did. My lemon overpowered the scallops, but not to complain. We both appreciated the ample bread baskets which are not the norm any longer in restaurants. Ambiance very nice and lively, but still the ability to talk. We would return here.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a booth in the corner of the lounge. It was great!

SF
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food, great service & atmosphere. Our night was especially highlighted by our server Donnie & the friendly hostess.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great Ambiance. We’ll be back

SA
Minneapolis
28 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ciao Bella was fabulous as usual. We sat in the bar area where it was quieter than in the dining room. The food was fabulous as was the wine. Service was very good and not too overwhelming and we had time to talk and eat at a relaxed pace.

e
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service are always impeccable!

GJ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You can NEVER go wrong with Ciao Bella. The food is always outstanding. And I really appreciate the professional wait staff that seems to really appreciate that they're working at a great restaurant that wants to please its patrons.