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Ciao Bella

4.8
4.8
5297 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

11:00 PM


Booked 95 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Best Service

  • 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

    Best Value

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Notable Wine List

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Outdoor Dining

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

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  1. P

    Princess

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The salads are delicious. Love the pizzas. Perfect crust. Ingredients like sausage and onions are so good.
  2. TP

    TeresaP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service from Douglas. Amazing salads. Thank you!
  3. SS

    ScottS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Excellent place for a business lunch or dinner.
  4. M

    Margaret

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of us enjoyed it so much. We would definitely come back.
  5. R

    Riley007

    Minneapolis

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had salads and Lasgna. The service and food were great, as susal.
  6. K

    Kalley

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and great ambience!!! Great patio, too!
  7. KT

    KathyT

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, great wine list, fun specialty cocktails and a fantastic whisky list. Ciao Bella is top notch, A-Number One spectacular!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The noise level made it hard to have a conversation but nevertheless the food and service were wonderful as always.
  9. RC

    RoccoC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service. The restaurant is on another level. Quality of food is outstanding and truly authentic Italian.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our 10 year anniversary. The food was amazing and we had the best waiter we have ever had, ever. Definitely recommend.
  11. JA

    JuneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service;) And the wine selection was great.
  12. d

    dcfoodie

    Washington DC

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was my first trip and I chose ciao bella over other Italian restaurants in Minneapolis as they had the highest overall rating - I can confirm that they thoroughly earned it! When I entered the restaurant, the host team made me feel welcome and warm and this was one of the best host greeting I have received in a while. Food was spectacular and this was hands down one of the best Italian/pasta meals I have had in a long time. Their bread was so soft and was not surprised when my server told me that they make their bread, pasta and pizza in house. They know how to make calamari appetizer! The breading was delicate and thin, which is how it should always be. Plus I could tell the squid they used was pretty darn fresh as it was quite soft when I chewed them. I had their tortiglioni pasta and that was off the hook delish. Pasta was excellent and their homemade molinari sausage was to die for. For dessert, I had their limonetta bella: lemon curd with lemon cream cheese filling and graham pecan crust on bottom. Perfect way to finish my meal. Great service and a memorable dining experience. I strongly recommend Ciao Bella to anyone looking for a great Italian restaurant.
  13. JT

    JeffT

    San Diego

    136 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Some nice menu items though very expensive with the size of what you get and while the service was good and efficient, you felt like a number so they could turn tables.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  15. B

    Bigcat

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Way too loud for pleasant conversation. Had to ask table mates to repeat several times. Our server did the vanishing act...we waited unendingly for more water & soda refill.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delicious Risotto with roasted chicken and spinach. The atmosphere is upscale yet comfortable and welcoming. Lots of suits yet I didn’t feel judged for wearing jeans and had a relaxed, enjoyable lunch with my friend. The service was very professional, attentive and well paced. Nice menu of Italian specialties, soups, salads, sandwiches. Everything I have tried has had upscale presentation and delicious flavor.
  17. T

    Teeps

    Minneapolis

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We went here for my sons birthday. I thought the service was phenomenal. I was a little disappointed that his birthday was not acknowledged by the server. It was by the hostess who sat us because I made that remark on my reservation. Ultimately my salmon special was okay. It was way too much tomato flavor which was very acidic. My son, his friend and my mother in law enjoyed their spaghetti & meatballs thoroughly. I would say lesson learned. Order pasta at an Italian restaurant.
  18. J

    Jamesh

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A casual lunch. I had the sausage-pepperoni pizza. Excellent. My partner had the meatball & rigatoni pasta. Also excellent. Our server was pleasant, helpful and attentive. Clearly a nice person. We sat outside, under a beautiful vine covered pergola. Charming. Prior to our entrées we split a small Caesar salad, also delicious. We are not from MSP so not sure when we will be back, but will definitely go back to Ciao Bella when we are able.
  19. T

    Thefoodiegal69

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    This trip was disappointing. The food was disappointing, the service was disappointing, and everyone else who was celebrating their birthday like I was all got a little dessert with a birthday candle except for me, even after the staff all wished me well. I felt terrible after that, like did I not spend enough money or something?
  20. WW

    WWWW

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently excellent food and service. Kathy is an incredible server - incredibly knowledgeable, attentive and anticipatory, extremely professional. My favorite restaurant in the twin cities for both business meals and personal meals!
  21. B

    Brenda

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great. A bit noise level is a bit to loud.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful, very authentic Italian atmosphere, waiters were prompt and knowledgeable, and was better than what we paid
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian in Minnesota
  24. p

    partune

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good food and excellent service!!
  25. JM

    JulioM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    My wife and I were there to celebrate our anniversary so when we arrive they told us it will be a few min wait so we found spot at the bar and grab couple drinks. Not long after that our table was ready so we took our drinks and move to our table For the whole time we were there out server never offer us something to drink other Than water Maybe because we got drinks from the bar idk. But they whole night we had 1 drink from The bar. They knew it was out anniversary and we wanted to order sparkling wine to celebrate but it was never offer to us He also seem to be overwhelmed with tables We had to ask other ppl for more bread
  26. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love Ciao Bella - especially the spicy crab spaghetti
  27. LJ

    LJD1234

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The patio is fabulous but it was a bit too dark now that the sun is setting earlier. Thank you!
  28. EW

    EvaW

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I had the grain salad with salmon. The salmon was fine. The greens in the grain salad did not seem fresh- like it had been prepared well in advance. The Italian rose wine I had was not chilled enough for me. It seemed like it was at room temp.
  29. MM

    MMMM

    Salt Lake City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  30. MG

    McGrits

    Raleigh

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  31. SK

    SunandaK

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Bread made on premises. Extensive wine list. They change out your silverware after every course. Ingredients all fresh, portions right size.
  32. T

    Terry

    Des Moines

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    One of our favorite spots when we are in town! Seth recommended the miso halibut special and it was delicious. Great food and service as usual!
  33. DF

    DaisyF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ciao Bella has a wonderful atmosphere and a very extensive menu for everyone, including those on Gluten Free diets. Our server, Nicky, was extremely personable, very conscientious in our care but gracious enough not to be hovering. A wonderful experience all around.
  34. m

    maryxmas

    Minneapolis

    58 reviews

    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Might have been able to enjoy our lunch more if we had not been forced to yell across to booth to hear each other. Don't remember it being so loud before. In the future will limit our reservations to patio only. Would I recommend Ciao Bella to a friend? Maybe . . . with the caution that inside is too loud so try for the patio.
  35. SA

    SueA

    Minneapolis

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was very good as usual. My only suggestion to the kitchen team that night is that the calamari was just a bit chewy rather than very tender texture that is usual. All else was great.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice service and great food, too loud
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A wonderful restaurant, great food and service, only wish it was a bit easier to hear!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent lunch! Sat outside in lovely setting. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious, well presented and reasonably portioned. Try the house made pasta - it’s a cut above!
  39. DT

    DeeT

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!! I would for sure recommend this!!
  40. MA

    MaryAnn

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Jerome was excellent and his assistant Santiago was too. They work very hard and attentively. It was a very enjoyable evening

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 5297 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 95 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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