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Ciao Bella

4.8
4.8
5120 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 112 times today

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

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

Noise • Moderate

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  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Italian

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

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  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Notable Wine List

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Outdoor Dining

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

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  1. JM

    JulieM

    Minneapolis

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful place to celebrate my birthday 🥳 Thank you for seating us in an area so my 94 year old could bear our conversations. All of the food we ordered was delicious! Love, love your salmon and Ciao Baby salad!
  2. RM

    RitaM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food and a wonderful patio experience.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Myah was the most incredible server. She had the best suggestions and presented everything with a smile. I’m coming back just to have her again!
  4. RG

    RivaG

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and service was outstanding. Will be back!
  5. SO

    ShaunO

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greeted with a great attitude, server was wonderful, knew his stuff, food was awesome
  6. LS

    LSWS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent. As usual the restaurant was very busy and so it was a bit loud and the service was a little slow. But we had a great time and plan to come again.
  7. G

    Grand4lunch

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous and service was even better. Can't wait to go back.
  8. w

    winendine

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner and the customer very much appreciated it.
  9. SP

    ScottP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very loud noise levels, otherwise excellent food and service.
  10. J

    Janen

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely spot on the deck. Great food and service.
  11. RH

    RobertaH

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Carrie was a super waitress! Mango sorbet was luscious!
  12. RR

    RickR

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    ONE OF TWO BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANTS I HAVE EATEN AT THE MOST ACCOMMODATING RESTAURANT I HAVE EVER EATEN
  13. HY

    HiyanaY

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! All ingredients used were fresh and delicious. Everything was well executed - thank you for a great experience!
  14. K

    Kathy

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating Father’s Day with my son-in-law Wonderful food and service! It’s too bad that the dining room tends to be so loud.
  15. MB

    MollyB2744

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer Service was Excellent.
  16. a

    abbey

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and the food was incredible.
  17. DH

    DavidH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent, as usual.
  18. HY

    HunterY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Brad is a standout at Ciao Bella. Such a great waiter, patient, not pushy, and was very sweet. It was my 3 year anniversary with the women I love, and was blessed with candles on the desserts we ordered. The food, ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The salmon special with the risotto was immaculate. I cannot express how great my experience with Ciao Bella was. I definetly will be coming out of leisure next time.
  19. SS

    SandraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Delicious atmosphere food and menu
  20. RP

    RichnPoor

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been several years since my wife and I have dined at Ciao Bella. I'm glad to say the food and service are even better than what I remembered. It's a neighborhood gem!
  21. MB

    MichaelB

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Four of us for dinner. The restaurant was very busy and very loud, especially in the front where the bar is located. Food was very good, portions average and entree prices very high.
  22. JM

    JeffreyM

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined early before a Baseball Game. Restaurant was quiet, but service was excellent. Had halibut and lasagna, both well prepared and tasty. Very good portions for the price. Most definitely would come back again when in the area.
  23. f

    foodygirl

    Minneapolis

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities! Food and service are ALWAYS top notch. Never disappointed. We will continue to go back. It can get a little noisy, especially in the back open room area.
  24. JC

    JenniferC

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Restaurant noise too loud.
  25. JD

    JulieD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    My $20 meal was tiny....smaller than child size! The pasta was very salty even though I ate it. I did tell the waitress know and she said she passed it along to the cook. It was like they reheated the pasta water from the previous night and added even more salt to the water. Very poor. The food should have been perfect for these prices. I can go elsewhere for better food, more quantity and much more appropriately priced.
  26. LG

    LoisG

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought our friend for her birthday. We were very happy with the experience. Everything was what we wanted for her special day
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome food and great service
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ciao Bella is our “Go To” place for a special occasion. We have never been disappointed in the quality of food, service and ambiance. We had Heather tonight as our server. Her recommendations were “Spot On” Her personality was great and the service was above and beyond. We absolutely recommend Ciao Bella as this is one of our favorite restaurants in the area!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and outstanding service! Beautiful patio for the warmer months. My risotto was cooked perfectly and the goat cheese, pine nuts, and tomatoes complimented it well.
  31. PA

    PATRICIAG

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Dined in the Garden....beautiful setting; food is expensive for being good; nothing unique
  32. W

    Wendy

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The outdoor patio is lovely. The service was good especially considering they were very busy for the lunchtime crowd however, the food was mediocre at best. I ordered the small plate of Parmesan shrimp. The shrimp were small and soggy. They tasted like they had been boiled and then dipped in powdered Parmesan cheese. I expected them to be grilled and crispy. Very disappointing. I also ordered a small side salad and the waitress suggested the Basic Blue. The thick cut bacon was soggy and undercooked and the salad was overloaded with strong raw onion. I ordered the salad dressing on the side but it was served in a shallow saucer with no spoon to apply to the salad. It was too thick to pour so I had to apply it to the salad using a fork. The wine was good but way overpriced at $13 for a small glass for a wine that costs less than $12 for the entire bottle. We used to enjoy dining at Ciao Bella but sadly they have gone downhill. We won’t be returning.
  33. M

    Martini

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have a lot of allergies that are commonly in most dishes, and in addition, gluten sensitive. The server and chef both took my food issues serious and the chef altered a recipe significantly and replaced different spices to ensure I had a good flavored dish. I LOVED IT! I had the herb risotto and it was phenomenal. My husband had the halibut and enjoyed it as well.
  34. PP

    PamelaP

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My food was excellent! I had salmon with fresh asparagus and risotta. My friend's chicken was overdone, but she said it was still very tasty. Our server (I believe her name was Jennifer) was exceptional. She was right there but wasn't overbearing.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Has a great patio for summer dining. Terrific Italian food. Lasagna with just the right amount of sauce so no bite is left without. Delicious warm bread.
  36. MD

    MargaretD

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ciao Bella never disappoints. The halibut w mediterranean salsa verde was outstanding. A perfect place for a fine dinner.
  37. M

    Mamabmn

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and great service. Always enjoy dining here.
  38. l

    lrichter

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, cocktails and wine. We all had something different and all was excellent.
  39. MS

    MikeS

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful as always. Had the Salmon special it was spectacular
  40. R

    Rebecca

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! You pay the same prices as Olive Garden and the food is SO MUCH BETTER!

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 5120 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 112 times today
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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