Ciao Bella

4.7
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4190 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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CL
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very elegant! Great service and great food we enjoyed ourselves!

DJ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Douglas was great! He really made our experience great. He was very knowledgable of the menu and gave excellent recommendations and also made us laugh. The food was very good and fresh. Would definitely go again

AB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my husband and I ate at Ciao Bella and it was amazing. Great service, amazing food, and a great selection of beverages. We can't wait to go back and do dinner.

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cuisine was amazing and staff was extremely great!! Will be back.

CK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a great experience and the restaurant is beautiful. The value and flavor of the foods did not blow me away, but it’s not to say that the food was not good. Usually dining at a nicer restaurant, I experience food that is outstanding, which was not the case here. The service truly was excellent though. Our water never stayed half gone!

e
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service are outstanding.

BK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was good except noise level! Way too noisy!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Anthony was excellent’ The food and ambiance was amazing too!!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giant place with a nice bar. Heather our server was excellent and the food was top notche. Chicken spring rolls were amazing

AL
Atlantic City
41 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Minnesota. Brought lots of happy times and satisfying bellies with each visit! Lovely atmosphere and exceptional food. The chicken fettuccine is delicious. Also I highly recommend the butternut squash ravioli. Best ever!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

T
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had the best dining experience with Peyton! It adds an extra special touch to be dining out on date night and being served by someone who now feels like a friend. And everything was simply delicious!

u
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

1st time visit......way to noisy to carry on a conversation without shouting.....Food was delicious but unhappy about noise level for a special dinner.

KG
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch. Fish (sea bass) was done perfectly, and service was great! Really enjoyed the crusty bread, too.

UW
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service are fantastic. Just be prepared for the noise on a busy evening. Still worth returning to.

CB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wait staff and bussers are quick to clean up and see to your every need.

H
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The restaurant was so loud that two of us couldn't even converse across the table. Very poor acoustics in the restaurant, will not be returning any time soon.

BO
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and meal with Katie as our server. Her suggestions on entrees and wines was right on. We will be back

TP
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our server, April, was fantastic. I had the blackened sea bass special with a root vegetable puree on February 29, 2020. It was delicious! My only complaint is that it did not include a vegetable...no greenery on the plate which made the presentation quite dull. My husband had the salmon with mashed potatoes special and also got sauteed spinach and roasted radishes...also delicious. He shared his spinach with me so I got some sort of vegetable. When we visit family in Minnesota we always make time to visit Ciao Bella!

LK
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been there in several years so a little worried that it would not be as nice as we had remembered, but it was wonderful. The food was excellent, Melissa our wait person was perfect. My often when my mother and I go out to eat we are not treated as well as men in suits, shall we say, but felt very pampered and the food was just as terrific as we remembered. Perfect adult night out!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband took me here to celebrate my birthday! April was a phenomenal waitress! Our food was great! Everything about this place was wonderful!

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delightful. The food and service were amazing! It’s our favorite restaurant!

TM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I thought it was a joke when they brought my dessert-a small budino. It was closer to
non existent.

R
Minneapolis
64 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality service and food. Little noisy but going early works for me.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! All of it!

ST
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice atmosphere, food was outstanding as was the service. Definitely worth the trip.

S
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food! I’ve never been disappointed with this restaurant. Love it

GF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. A little on the noisy side but not horrible

JF
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Ciao Bella!! One of our all time favorite places!!! It's comfortable and has excellent food!! The servers are top notch, friendly but very knowledgable about the menu and specials!

BL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Waiter was good, however, would as a question and walk away or when we were trying to ask a question he wouldnt wait. Almost as if he had other stuff on his mind to where he felt was more important. My wife tried to ask questions but felt we were being talked to, not with.

D
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was perfect except for the noise. Its was so loud that my wife and I had a hard time hearing each other

L
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!! Will go back again. The wine list is amazing and all of the food was prepared well and delicious.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, attentive service without being annoying. Very enjoyable meal.

BC
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and our server was top notch.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice service.. Good food!

MN
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Minnesota! Always great food, great drinks and supurb service!

B
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was tempted to pass on this restaurant despite a strong recommendation from a family member—a big shop just off the interstate did not seem like the most charming option for dinner. But I was wrong. Ciao Bella has a great mix of patrons-families, groups of friends, intimate tables of two, and food to keep people coming back. My cocktail was well mixed, the Parmesan crusted shrimp was amazing, and both entrees were simple and delicious. Service was helpful but not annoyingly over present. I’d come back here again!

JM
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!

S
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We enjoyed our evening out with friends. I would say that the restaurant is very loud so conversation is a bit difficult. Our food was good but not remarkable. The pizza was soggy and the salad a bit overdressed. Servers were knowledgeable and courteous. It is pricey for the amount and quality of food. Feels like a small step above Olive Garden but double the price.

LL
Minneapolis
1 review