Ciao Bella

4.8
4818 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.

Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4818 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrenahS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful, the staff were amazing, and the food was excellent.

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JENW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor space, service super great, food was excellent. All staff were fun and energetic.

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RichardS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server, Heather, took very good care of us.

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vipBettyW
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service was excellent. The noise level was very loud and it was difficult to carry on a conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Douglas was fabulous and took great care of us. Get the red pepper and scallops….so much flavor!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

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vipLeLu
Minneapolis
96 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best part of Ciao Bella is the relaxing atmosphere of the outside patio, but of course, the food and service are both awesome, one must have the limonatta dessert to top off your visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a good experience would go again

DP
DrPMR
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. One of the best meals and service we have had in a long time. Drinks, pasta and dessert to die for. The only areas that take away from perfection was the nose level and it was too warm as if there was no AC or AC issues.

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KristiM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I was impressed with the staff and the food. I would recommend it to my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT!!! Will be returning!

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vipjan1
Naples
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the beautiful outdoor garden patio!
Wonderful food and service!
Thank you

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domae
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Ciao Bella to celebrate a birthday. The patio was nice and shady so very comfortable in spite of the hot day (umbrellas helped too). Food was excellent and service was great. We had a very enjoyable experience.

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ElizabethC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

It was too loud. We could not hear each other. We’ll still come back. awesome food and service.

JH
JerryH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely everything was amazing, I couldn’t complain if I wanted to.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciao Bella was fabulous. We had made a reservation for 7:45. We were seated at a table and it was very noisy inside. I walked outside to see if the hostess had any tables on their wonderful outdoor patio. They did and so we moved out there. It was delightful … love their patio. Our server, Ann, was wonderful .. efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. Food was delicious. All in all a very enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The dish I ordered was not available but other than that it was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my brother from California. Server Jennifer was just great, one of the best we have seen. Keep her at all costs.

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vipsusanna
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciao Bella never disappoints. The staff is great and the food is too. It’s obvious that the managers are good to the staff and the servers pass that on to the customers. Our favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities.

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience….have been there before….loved the dinner!

JI
JillI
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal I've had in awhile! Food was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service & Great food with plenty of choices

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Carlos
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took another couple to Ciao Bella who had never been there before. The food was great but the table next to us had a few too many which spoiled the the meal.

JK
JKBK
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great halibut! Love the patio. Best patio around the area!

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ms8slh
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday with a dear friend. We both have been there before and the food has been excellent.

KG
KimG
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My very favorite restaurant for years. Everything was great yet I do believe our server could have been more attentive. We had a great dinner and some drinks. Yet, we sat longer and drank our wine. She didn't come back to check on us as we had closed out our tab. Our water glasses were empty and I had to try to track someone down to get them filled.

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PRMpls
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

The food and service were fine, but the noise level made conversation difficult. Some like the "energy." I would rather hear and be heard. Deliberate choices must have been made in the architecture of the place to keep the decibels up. That was their choice. We had planned another lunch there but have changed our minds.

JM
JenniferM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and fun energy

DM
DavidM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The noise level was exceptionally high. Very annoying. We could hardly converse. They need some sound insulation. Badly.

MR
MargeneR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best service in town. Best food in town.

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vipMavin
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A first time visit and a great experience. Waitstaff professional and helpful. We will be back. Don’t know why we waited so long.

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TimL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and our waitress was terrific!!!

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Lynn57
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jeff was excellent and checked on us often. We ate out on the patio and that is always a lovely place to have coctails and food.

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vipRick
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes always dinner at ciao Bella was perfect

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cc55311
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely loved the overall experience at Ciao Bella. Will enjoy again soon!

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vipKerriL
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great friendly service. It was a pleasure seeing our friends from Zelo.

JM
JohnM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciao Bella is one of our favorite restaurants for their foo (my wife loves their sea bass), serve and ambiance.

We will be back soon!

Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jerome took great care of us and listened to our requests. We were on a time constraint and he heard us and service was outstanding. The food was delicious. The organic salmon salad was perfectly cooked. Thank you!

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RuthanneH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good service and the patio is wonderful.

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Mack
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are visiting from out of state. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff with some of the best Italian food we’ve ever had! We will make this a go-to spot whenever we’re back!

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 4818 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.