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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
6073 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 59 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 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, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,073 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • 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

    Great for fine wines

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Most Booked

6,073 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and amazing food!! The scallops were so good!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Not very conducive to conversation. Very loud. But great food.

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  3. Lyle

    Minneapolis

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is excellent. The only problem is the noise level. You can hardly here the other people in your group without yelling.

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  4. ChadS

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant and staff in the Twin Cities, period.

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  5. BarryC

    Pittsburgh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Melissa is a fantastic server! Always a great experience!

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  6. BernardD

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was great!! The Caesar salad was great and Linguine di mare was outstanding.

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  7. BillH

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Butternut squash ravioli was amazing. The wine was perfect. The noise! If they could take that down a notch, it's perfect. We ended up going elsewhere for after dinner drinks so we could have a conversation.

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  8. Canadianfoody

    Minneapolis

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fabulous dining experience! Ciao Bella is one of our favorite restaurants. I love the ravioli in particular. My partner had the walleye which he said was "very tasty" - high praise for him. We were celebrating my birthday and since I don't eat dessert the server brought my coffee with a saucer and a lit birthday candle! Wonderfully sweet thin to do!

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  9. JABGroup

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Almost all aspects of our dinner was OUTSTANDING with 1 exception. The Seabass was warm but not as hot as it should have been for the outstanding presentation of the entree.

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  10. DeanneM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service! Diana was our server and she was amazing! We were celebrating our friends birthday. Diana wished her happy birthday wishes, was very attentive to our table even though it was really busy. She also wrote happy birthday to our friend on the check. Great experience and great food!

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  11. Jackie

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was terrific as always and our server was delightful and wonderful.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food and beautiful restaurant, but terribly loud, you need to yell to hear your party, even in just a group of 4

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It very,very loud, but food and service make up for it

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  14. toml

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, and service all enjoyed in an energetic environment!!! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone !!! Tom L.

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  15. MollyB2744

    Minneapolis

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Customer service and the food was excellent. All of my quest enjoyed the evening. Thank you.

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  16. MaryS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    My daughter ordered a mixed drink, there was a hair in the glass! Didn’t say anything to waitress. Very loud in the restaurant, hard to have conversation. The food was good. Would I recommend to friend? Not sure, but that’s not a choice.

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  17. Shelley

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat at my favorite table with my sisters. Kerri was our waitress and she was wonderful. We laughed and had a great time!

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  18. BobH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were outstanding. The only negative aspect was the ambient noise level. It’s a big, open space busy with customers and staff, so the noise is unavoidable, but it does make it a challenge to converse with others at your table.

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  19. MaryS

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening at Ciao Bella! Great service and great food!

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  20. Kong

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very fast and efficient! They were very friendly and knew food recommendations! Donnie our server was the best! We had avocado bruschetta as an appetizer which was outstanding! The butternut squash ravioli and the spinach fettuccine alfredo chicken was too! Highly recommend and will definitely be back!

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  21. KathleenK

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails and mocktails. Food was excellent and service was great. Somewhat loud. Overall outstanding

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  22. CassieL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to celebrate our anniversary there and it was a wonderful time! The service was spectacular and our server (Cassandra) was absolutely fabulous - all of her recommendations were delish! We will definitely be back and bringing more people with us next time!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite pricey for the amount of food you’ll get. Ambience super cute.

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  24. JohnC

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been here before, always a great dining experience!

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  25. SydneyN

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I went to Ciao Bella for his birthday. We both got chef specials. Mine was salon with mashed potatoes with rosemary and his was fresh walleye with a risotto! Our server was amazing and very personable, even offered to take our picture! Loved coming here, will be back again.

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  26. nades01

    Minneapolis

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. We tried the seared ahi tuna and were blown away! Our waiter Jeff S. had great recommendations and was very attentive. All in all a great night out.

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  27. WilliamN

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, uniquely delicious food, and a wonderful and romantic atmosphere!

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  28. BethB

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience as always! The food, service and staff was excellent! Appreciate the service of booth placement to accommodate the hearing level for us.

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  29. EK29

    Minneapolis

    68 reviews

    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had 10 minute wait for a table. Seemed slightly understaffed.. Waiter was very pleasant, but had a lot of area to cover - limited interaction. Food was very good. Noise level is a concern - hard to hear accross the table - could use some accoustical panels to absorb some of the sound.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is outstanding and consistent. The wait person, Charlie, was excellent. We always enjoy our visits to C B!!!

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  31. ToniG

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been going here for decades, and it never gets old. In warmer weather, they have one of the best patios in the area.

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  32. SR22

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was amazing. Will be returning. Food was very good.

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  33. BeckyZ

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant!! Excellent service, great food! Best bread in Twin Cities!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charlie our waiter was excellent ! Food was delicious and the Martinis were perfect!

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  35. DonL

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance was good. Like most reviews the noise level is a bit high. I think a separation between the dining room and booth area would rectify that. The service was good very friendly and accommodating, but slow at times. Overall I’d go back!

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  36. LoriL

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is ALWAYS spectacular! The staff is pleasant and thoughtful.

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  37. AndrewB

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was incredible. Variety and quality of dishes was amazing. The carrot cake carmel desert was one of the best I have ever tasted!

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  38. RichardH

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine lunch

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ciao Bella is wonderful this was a first date and I knew I could count on the food and service it didn’t disappoint!

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  40. Danno

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another outstanding meal at Ciao Bella. The food is outstanding, but most impressive is the attitude and professionalism of the staff. The ambiance becomes a bit noisy at peak times, but we were able to carry on in conversation at a normal volume. Whoever is recruiting and training the staff here is doing a top-notch job! Thank you for the great dining experience.

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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 6073 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 59 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 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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