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Ciao Bella

4.8
4.8
5071 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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Booked 65 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Red Wines by the Glass

    Cabernet

    • Raymond, North Coast

      • 6oz$13.00
      • 3oz$6.50
    • Justin, Paso Robles

      • 6oz$14.00
      • 3oz$7.00
    • Austin Hope, Paso Robles

      • 6oz$17.00
      • 3oz$8.50
    • Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa

      • 6oz$21.00
      • 3oz$10.50
    • Caymus Vineyards, Napa

      • 6oz$25.00
      • 3oz$12.50

    Pinot Noir

    • Schug, Sonoma Coast

      • 6oz$12.00
      • 3oz$6.00
    • Dobbes Family Estate, Willamette Valley

      • 6oz$15.00
      • 3oz$7.50
    • Belle Glos 'Clark & Telephone' Santa Maria

      • 6oz$18.00
      • 3oz$9.00
    • Les Tourelles de la Crée by Domaine Serene

      • 6oz$20.00
      • 3oz$10.00

    Assorted Reds

    • Merlot, Ca' Momi, Napa

      • 6oz$10.00
      • 3oz$5.00
    • Malbec, Aruma, Mendoza

      • 6oz$12.00
      • 3oz$6.00
    • Syrah, Truchard, Carneros

      • 6oz$18.00
      • 3oz$9.00
    • Zinfandel, Ridge 'Three Valleys', Sonoma

      • 6oz$14.00
      • 3oz$7.00

    Italian

    • Barbera D' Alba, Pio Cesare

      • 6oz$16.00
      • 3oz$8.00
    • Chianti Classico, Carpineto

      • 6oz$15.00
      • 3oz$7.50
    • Valpolicella Ripasso, Cesari 'mara'

      • 6oz$14.00
      • 3oz$7.00

    White Wines by the Glass

      Chardonnay

      • Kendall-Jackson 'Vintner's Reserve', CA

        • 6oz$10.00
        • 3oz$5.00
      • Trefethen, Oak Knoll District

        • 6oz$13.00
        • 3oz$7.50
      • Sonoma-Cutrer 'Russian River Ranches', CA

        • 6oz$14.00
        • 3oz$7.00
      • Merryvale Vineyards, Carneros

        • 6oz$18.00
        • 3oz$9.00
      • Paul Hobbs, Russian River Valley

        • 6oz$22.00
        • 3oz$11.00

      Pinot Grigio

      • Kris, Italy

        • 6oz$11.00
        • 3oz$5.50
      • Santa Margherita, Italy

        • 6oz$14.00
        • 3oz$7.00

      Sauvignon Blanc

      • Justin, Central Coast

        • 6oz$12.00
        • 3oz$6.00
      • Whitehaven, New Zealand

        • 6oz$13.00
        • 3oz$6.50
      • Stewart Cellars, Napa

        • 6oz$15.00
        • 3oz$7.50

      Assorted Whites

      • Riesling, Dr. Loosen, Germany

        • 6oz$10.00
        • 3oz$5.00
      • Moscato, Terra d'Oro, California

        • 6oz$11.00
        • 3oz$5.50
      • Rosé, Whispering Angel, France

        • 6oz$12.00
        • 3oz$6.00
      • Rosé, Pasqua '11 Minutes', Italy

        • 6oz$14.00
        • 3oz$7.00

      Sparkling

      • Santa Margherita Prosecco, Italy

        • 6oz$12.00
        • 3oz$6.00
      • Roederer 'Brut' Rose, Anderson Valley

        • 6oz$16.00
        • 3oz$8.00
      • Drappier 'Carte d'Or Brut', France

        • 6oz$20.00
        • 3oz$10.00

      Last updated: May 22, 2022

      What 5,071 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
      • 4.8Food
      • 4.8Service
      • 4.7Ambience
      • 4.5Value

      NoiseModerate

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      • Minneapolis - St. Paul

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      • Minneapolis - St. Paul

        Italian

      • Minneapolis - St. Paul

        Most Booked

      • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

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      • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

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      • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

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      1. Q

        Quietbeatle

        1 review

        3.0

        1 review

        Dined today

        overall3food4service3ambience4

        A very rare night out to dinner. We deliberately chose Ciao Bella over our usual restaurants to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Love their food and room ambiance. Not that it matters terribly much, despite identifying our occasion for dining when making the reservation, not a word or deed from staff about it. We still very much enjoyed our evening and food - just found it odd and unlike every other place we go on our anniversary.

      2. T

        Tvan

        New York Area

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined today

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Come from NY several times a year and never miss the chance to visit Ciao Bella. Use for business meals as well as personal. Vibrant atmosphere, good food and nice wine selections. Very easy access from all airport hotels.

      3. CM

        ChuckM

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined 1 day ago

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Our server was the best. Friendly, engaging and met our every need

      4. J

        Janjay

        Minneapolis

        8 reviews

        5.0

        8 reviews

        Dined 1 day ago

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Ciao Bella has wonderful food, including a fantastic gluten free menu! The gluten free housemade pappardelle pasta was fantastic. The honeyed roasted Brussel sprouts were superb. The martini was perfect! A very good meal in a very nice restaurant!

      5. J

        Joshua

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined 1 day ago

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        I went to Ciao Bella for prom with my date, the staff was fantastic and our waiter was very enthusiastic. The food was amazing (I recommend the spaghetti and meatballs) and my date and I both had a great time. The cost was pretty low as long as you stuck to the pastas and salads. However the low cost had no impact on the quality of the food, the dishes were large and well cooked, and I currently have some leftovers waiting in the refrigerator that I can't wait to eat.

      6. JS

        JohnS

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined 2 days ago

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Ciao Bella has always been great...the food, the ambiance, the whole experience is wonderful!

      7. IC

        IwonaC

        Minneapolis

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined 2 days ago

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        We celebrated one of her girlfriends birthday it was a perfect evening thank you

      8. JL

        JamesL

        1 review

        4.0

        1 review

        Dined 2 days ago

        overall4food5service5ambience3

        It was too loud in one of those middle tables out in the open. Next time it would be nice to get one of those 4/6 person booths that were nearby. I think it would be a little quieter. Not sure if that is something we can reserve ahead of time or request from the staff when we check in next time.

      9. KR

        KathyR

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined 2 days ago

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Absolutely lovely in every way! In every way, they know what they are doing!

      10. J

        Julie

        Washington DC

        3 reviews

        5.0

        3 reviews

        Dined 3 days ago

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        I love this place. I was staying at hotel next door and went to ciao Bella often. Food is fresh and delicious, service is warm and professional.

      11. O

        Olivia

        Minneapolis

        8 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        8 reviews

        Dined 3 days ago

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Service was wonderful!

      12. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        New England

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined 5 days ago

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Great food and service as always

      13. C

        Cindy

        Minneapolis

        11 reviews

        3.0

        11 reviews

        Dined 5 days ago

        overall3food5service5ambience2

        We loved the food and service, however, the noise level was so bad that we couldn’t relax and enjoy our meal. I am not sure what could be done, and this seems to be what we find at many restaurants these days. It was difficult to have a casual conversation. Outside might have been better. We will likely not return based on the noise. Too bad, because the food was excellent.

      14. BB

        BobB

        Minneapolis

        16 reviews

        5.0

        16 reviews

        Dined 5 days ago

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Great food and great service. We made a reservation for next Wednesday.

      15. S

        Smoore

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined 7 days ago

        overall5food5service5ambience4

        Service was more than outstanding, very friendly and wonderful smile. Everything recommended was delicious will travel back to Minnesota just to have this place again!

      16. PE

        PickyEater

        Minneapolis

        2 reviews

        5.0

        2 reviews

        Dined on May 14, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Food and service always top notch. Great wine list by the glass, and love that there are 2 size options. Scallop appetizer great. New salted caramel custard is very good. Wish the cherry cobbler was a berry, but still good.

      17. SD

        SandraD

        Houston

        29 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        29 reviews

        Dined on May 13, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        First time at Ciao Bella and we loved it! Excellent service, great cocktails, and delicious entrees! What more could you want??!

      18. M

        Merlot

        Minneapolis

        30 reviews

        4.0

        30 reviews

        Dined on May 13, 2022

        overall4food4service5ambience4

        Very enjoyable as always. The service continues to be the best in the Twin Cites.

      19. OT

        OpenTable Diner

        Minneapolis

        3 reviews

        4.0

        3 reviews

        Dined on May 12, 2022

        overall4food4service5ambience3

        Great staff, food was great.

      20. L

        Larry

        Minneapolis

        6 reviews

        5.0

        6 reviews

        Dined on May 12, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        From the minute we were greeted at the front desk to the entire time we were dining, everything was wonderful. The waiter who took care of us was very accommodating, everything was cooked to perfection. It's a reason we keep coming back to Ciao Bella.

      21. MD

        MarshaD

        Minneapolis

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 11, 2022

        overall5food4service5ambience5

        The ambiance and service were top of the line. We had requested a quiet table so that we could hear each other and that request was met with a quiet boot at the back of the restaurant. The drinks were excellent. The crab cakes were wonderful. My husband very much enjoyed his steak. The only reservation was my entre, which was supposed to be spicy crab pasta. The crab was disappointing. I had expected shredded pieces of crab. Instead there were very small, tasteless pieces of fish, maybe not even crab. I would not order it again. I was pleased to see seafood on the menu. I hope my next seafood experience will be better.

      22. F

        Finegal

        Minneapolis

        23 reviews

        vip
        4.0

        23 reviews

        Dined on May 10, 2022

        overall4food4service4ambience4

        My guest had the salmon and loved it. My blue salad was tasty as well.

      23. VP

        VrushaliP

        Minneapolis

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 9, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Good food, great ambiance and very friendly staff. We had a great mother's day dinner. We'll be back for sure.

      24. CP

        CindyP

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 9, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Everything is delicious can’t go wrong! The service is outstanding too!

      25. AM

        AndrewM

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 8, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience4

        Great food, great service, the best in Edina today, and for years!

      26. HH

        HelenH

        Minneapolis

        20 reviews

        5.0

        20 reviews

        Dined on May 7, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Ciao Bella is the perfect restaurant for delicious food, drinks, and service that will make you want to return often.

      27. DJ

        DebJ

        Minneapolis

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 7, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Beautiful place with impeccable service and excellent food. Quite an open seating area, so it’s a little noisy, but it’s an adult venue so there weren’t little kids.

      28. d

        drp3000

        Minneapolis

        4 reviews

        5.0

        4 reviews

        Dined on May 5, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience4

        Excellent food and food choices. Great service and although it was very crowded, the food came out hot and timing was reasonable. Extremely loud inside. People have figured out that this is a great place to eat!

      29. w

        waynes

        Minneapolis

        5 reviews

        5.0

        5 reviews

        Dined on May 5, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Somewhat noisy Difficult to hear across the table.

      30. J

        Josie

        Minneapolis

        3 reviews

        5.0

        3 reviews

        Dined on May 3, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Excellent. We had s birthday lunch, and it was fabulous. Great food, service, and Doug, our waiter was awesome!

      31. JS

        JohnS

        Chicago

        2 reviews

        3.0

        2 reviews

        Dined on May 2, 2022

        overall3food3service5ambience4

        The salmon special was mediocre at best. The dish was not hot when served to me and the green beans underneath the salmon were not done either. Normally excellent, last night was disappointing.

      32. FJ

        FactJack

        Minneapolis

        2 reviews

        5.0

        2 reviews

        Dined on May 2, 2022

        overall5food5service4ambience5

        We've eaten here several times and each time the food has been exceptional. Jeff S. our waiter was very friendly and prompt. The atmosphere is relaxing and warm.

      33. S

        Steaklover

        Minneapolis

        32 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        32 reviews

        Dined on May 2, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        My new place to replace Tucci Bnuch. We found Ciao by accident while didn't want to drive to contesssa in st. paul for noodle.

      34. L

        Lyle

        Minneapolis

        23 reviews

        vip
        5.0

        23 reviews

        Dined on May 2, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        One of the best Italian restaurants I have found in the Twin Cities

      35. s

        scottl

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 2, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Great food, a little loud but manageable. Staff is always so polite.

      36. KA

        KarstonA

        Minneapolis

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 2, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        The service was terrific! The food was great (as always) and it was good to see people back at the tables!

      37. 4

        4bro

        Minneapolis

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 2, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Ciao Bella is fantastic! Service, food and drinks were all excellent. Bella Burger is my favorite cheeseburger in the Twin Cities.

      38. M

        Mitchell

        1 review

        5.0

        1 review

        Dined on May 1, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        It was my wife’s birthday and she had a great and wonderful time so that I and my little boy thank you so much from the Mitchell’s see you again soon

      39. RC

        RichC

        Minneapolis

        10 reviews

        5.0

        10 reviews

        Dined on May 1, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Food as always delicious. Katie our water we was wonderful.

      40. B

        Belle23

        Minneapolis

        8 reviews

        5.0

        8 reviews

        Dined on April 30, 2022

        overall5food5service5ambience5

        Consistently one of the best restaurants in Minneapolis!!!

      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 5071 OpenTable diners.

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

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      Booked 65 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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