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Ciao Bella

4.8
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4459 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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

Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 4459 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDiner123
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Safe with protocols.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, menu and atmosphere! Love this place.

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PATTYB
Puerto Vallarta
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the sea bass was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers, food, and experience is always 10/10!

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MarshaD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

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

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RealCustomer
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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.

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Bubba
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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anthony
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipGregS
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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lburch
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out standing service. Always a fun and warm atmosphere

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TomEdina
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food!

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vipTerry
Des Moines
47 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipMegan
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was fantastic food and Jennifer was fantastic!

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John
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great spot to eat. We have been going for years for the summer linguine. Not evade on the menu but delicious!

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DennisA
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipBarbaraR
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurant!
Good service
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vipMurray
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. The servers and helpers are outstanding. Don't miss the Parmesan Shrimp.

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vipmamaschwegs
Minneapolis
68 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with our dining experience at Ciao Bella!

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Raul
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always excellent. Always a pleasure. Service, food and quality...

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tonykaye
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cakes in the state. I plan to go back to the patio one more time before it gets too cold.

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vipMike
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING as always!! Best restaurant in Minneapolis and suburbs!

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mcc123
Minneapolis
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Doug, was amazing!!!!

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None
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

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.

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vipRalph
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Undercooked pork chops.
Lack of waiter description of ingredients in vegetables. Too much undesired sugar

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JaneL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipFantastic
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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Diane
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Abbie
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal to celebrate our anniversary. We had incredible service and felt very safe with their COVID-19 protocols.

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Lindsay
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so fantastic. She made our experience extra great!!!

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EricN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Server made great recommendations and split plates for us (date night). Can’t wait to go back.

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Whitney
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Colette
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Haley
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Great place to celebrate a birthday.

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DanS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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:)

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Slp25
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s alway great there and the ambiance is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Suzyhus
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The acoustics in this restaurant are the worse. We probably won't frequent again if we have a larger group.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic, best patio in the Twin Cities

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and such a pleasant patio with good service. So glad they are now open!!

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 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.