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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.
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
roasted heirloom potatoes, Parmesan Reggiano
jumbo lump, Dijon aioli and truffle aioli
all of our fish is fresh and can be grilled or seared with roasted vegetables or mashed potatoes
Excellent service and food. Safe with protocols.
Amazing food, service, menu and atmosphere! Love this place.
Excellent service and the sea bass was superb!
Servers, food, and experience is always 10/10!
The bar area was not practicing social distancing and was noisy and packed and no masks . I know it is the place to meet for singles but being able to get a table on the opposite end of the bar helped we love going there the food and service is always great but the bar was VERY noisy and the no distancing and being very crowded will keep us away except for take out
The food and wine were fantastic. The waiter made a recommendation on the Brunello's that suited our tastes. Unfortunately, we had to flag him down every time we needed to order or ask for something.
It was a great restaurant. While I was a bit disappointed they didn’t do anything for 30th birthdays, overall it was good and fancy
Wonderful experience. Made reservations for an anniversary dinner date night and requested a quiet seating arrangement for an intimate evening with my wife. The server was incredible and had great recommendations for drinks and the nights specials. Thanks for a special memory!
This is a wonderful upscale restaurant with fabulous food and service. Price wise it is high moderate, but well worth the money. The ambiance is wonderful, but not stuffy. Be sure to make reservations.
Out standing service. Always a fun and warm atmosphere
This restaurant never fails to deliver! The food and service were great. We always enjoy the scallops, red pepper linguini, and the seafood here. And dont forget dessert!!!!!
Doug was a great waiter! Thank you!!
This was fantastic food and Jennifer was fantastic!
Just a great spot to eat. We have been going for years for the summer linguine. Not evade on the menu but delicious!
Ciao Bella is an excellent restaurant with excellent cuisine.
We dined on their patio which was VERY GOOD
The service help was also VERY GOOD. Our primary server could have been more attentive as she missed out on several additional beverages that our table could have had, but she was no where in sight, we survived fine.
One of our favorite restaurant!
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Wonderful place. The servers and helpers are outstanding. Don't miss the Parmesan Shrimp.
Never disappointed with our dining experience at Ciao Bella!
Always excellent. Always a pleasure. Service, food and quality...
Best crab cakes in the state. I plan to go back to the patio one more time before it gets too cold.
OUTSTANDING as always!! Best restaurant in Minneapolis and suburbs!
Our waiter, Doug, was amazing!!!!
This was everything you'd want an Italian restaurant to be, except the reason you go there- the food. Overpriced small portions without the quality of ingredients I would expect at the price. I had the "large" caprese salad. At $17 I would expect at least heirloom tomatoes, and gererous slices of fresh mozzarella. Instead, for my $17 I received about 5 small tasteless slices of probably capriati tomatoes and fewer small rubbery slices of mozzarella. Even the waiter seemed to know this was a rip off, stating as he placed the dish before me, sarcastically, "That ought to fill you right up". I left hungry, felling like I was ripped off. Never again.
Undercooked pork chops.
Lack of waiter description of ingredients in vegetables. Too much undesired sugar
Best Caesar salad dressing I've ever had. Scallop on corn puree appetizer excellent. Traveled from Iowa, 1st dinner out since Covid. Felt perfectly safe. Outstanding service, lovely evening.
We always come to Ciao Bella for dinner when we come to Minneapolis from Los Angeles to see family, and it never disappoints. The Ahi Spring rolls are exceptional. This time I had the seabass and it was by far the best meal I have had this entire trip. Highly recommend!
Great food and great service
Love, love, love Ciao Bella's patio! Such a sweet, secluded find in the city. As always, the food was excellent! Will definitely be back!
Great meal to celebrate our anniversary. We had incredible service and felt very safe with their COVID-19 protocols.
Our server was so fantastic. She made our experience extra great!!!
Food was great. Server made great recommendations and split plates for us (date night). Can’t wait to go back.
Food, wine, and service was all fantastic! I would definitely recommend to a friend. The calamari, tortiglioni rossa, and short ribs with mashed potatoes were all delicious. We will be coming back!
Everything was spectacular! Our date nights are limited nowadays and we loved every bit of our night at Ciao Bella. We had the seabass, as well as a halibut special and both were phenomenal. Topped it off with some port wine and a creme brulee - it was perfect!
Excellent experience. Great place to celebrate a birthday.
The food was outstanding, however, our waiter Jerome was one of thee best we've ever had and he took our experience at Ciao Bella to a new level. We hadn't been out in a while so we were thrilled with this top-notch restaurant. Thank you again for having this quality of an employee on board, Jerome did you proud and we will definitely be back:)
It’s alway great there and the ambiance is fantastic!
Amazing service and food! We ordered the calamari for our appetizer and it was crispy and delicious, the lemon sauce they served it with was very good, for our entree My fiancé had the Linguine di Mare it was very good, had so many flavors and cooked perfectly, I had the Herb Linguine with braised lamb, it was also very delicious and cooked perfectly. I wasn’t familiar with the wine list so our waiter was able to provide me with his recommendation on what would go well with my dinner. We both finished every last bite and unfortunately had no room for dessert. Definitely returning for more!
The acoustics in this restaurant are the worse. We probably won't frequent again if we have a larger group.
It was fantastic, best patio in the Twin Cities
Always great food and such a pleasant patio with good service. So glad they are now open!!
Ciao Bella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 841-1000.
Ciao Bella is rated 4.8 stars by 4459 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.