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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
butternut squash and sage puree, crispy bacon, citrus micro greens, chianti gastrique
Red Pepper Linguini with Scallops
organic goat cheese, pine nuts, citrus wine sauce
Pesto Crusted Sea Bass
certified sustainable, white and wasabi mashed potatoes, crispy onions, Thai chili beurre blanc
Fantastic service and excellent food!
We had the best server!
Food was very good and the waitress was outstanding.
One of the best restaurants in all of the Twin Cities. Food quality and consistency is top notch and incredible service each and every time. Always an excellent overall experience when we go to Ciao Bella.
Outside on patio; very quiet.
This restaurant however has a very high noise level inside. I had hoped when they remodeled that they were going to address the noise issue, and add softer surfaces to absorb the noise. Just the opposite; there were much harder and slicker surfaces which added to the noise level.
This is my favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities, but, the noise is truly an issue. I have friends that have never gone back after a first visit because of the noise level inside. A good designer could address this issue.
As always, great food and excellent service. Both of our meals were wonderful.
Server Tina was phenomenal! 👏🏻 Highly recommend this restaurant!
We sat on the patio which is beautiful. Service was outstanding and the food was great as always. I love living so close to this place.
It is a very good restaurant for friends and colleagues to get together.
The food is very good and an outstanding service.
One of our favorite restaurants
The food was good, especially the Calamari. The service was exceptional, much better than expected. A really enjoyable evening eating out for the first time since the pandemic began in March of 2020.
It was a bit loud, but it was also a packed Saturday night. The food was amazing, but they are smaller portions. The service was phenomenal, I would highly recommend going here for any occasion.
Such good food and service. We really enjoyed it!
We go to Ciao Bella often and never are disappointed
with the service or with the food. The fish specials are
some of the best dishes in the Twin Cities.
the salmon special of the day was GREAT as was the wait staff
A bit loud as our table was close to the bar
Cauliflower app was saltier than I recall- new recipe or a hiccup- still we ate everything
Took home half of pasta dinner so we could have dessert tonight
Jerome was fantastic. He used my client’s name when speaking to them. He gave wonderful (and gluten free) meal suggestions.
His service was second to none.
It was a wonderful evening .
My mom and I visited Ciao Bella to celebrate my birthday, and as always it did not disappoint! My mom, very tough to please, had the Walleye Milanese and loved it. I had the Braziliana salad and added a piece of salmon, I love this salad so much. We splurged and shared the small Budino, which was a perfect sweet treat without being too heavy. Will be back to Ciao Bella again and again, it’s always great food and service. Thank you!
First time dining at Ciao Bella and let me just say.... they will definitely be a regular date night spot going forward!
Wow! Pure deliciousness! From the fresh bread & butter placed on the table, the tasty Bella lemon drop cocktail, to the perfectly roasted Brussels sprouts, exquisite house made ravioli, wild mushroom risotto & the wild mushroom truffle flatbread pizza. Everything was flavored just right. I now understand why they stay so crowded, the food is nice & scrumptious. Don’t forget to bring you $$$ because it will set you back a pretty penny but we’ll worth it.
Awesome as always. Have been coming here for years and will continue to do so! Never disappoints.
Food excellent and plentiful. Wait staff attentive and pleasant with sense of humor. First outing post-vaccine and happy to see tables spaced and staff masked. It was busy.
Such wonderful, memorable food! Caesar salad was crisp, cold with homemade croutons. Warm crusty bread was heavenly. Fettuccine with chicken has a hint of lemon...order it!
It was so nice to sit outside under the heat lamps!!
A wonderful experience for my girlfriends and I! Food was incredible and service was amazing with our waiter Tina! Thank you!
We went for our wedding anniversary and it was nothing short of amazing! Our reservation time was right on and they apologized because they wanted us to have the best table in the house. The food was honestly the best I have ever had. I had the fettuccini with natural chicken. My wife the salad with the brussels sprouts. The bartenders knew how to pour drinks, the bussers cleared the tables when needed, and poured water when we were low. They offered us a free dessert for our special occasion which was amazing as well. Nothing but compliments at this place. Definitely will go back and I have to say this is my new favorite restaurant! Highly recommend this place
The food was delicious as always. The service was good. We had a lovely time.
Food is always amazing here...love the decor, menu selection, and the overall ambiance!!!
My only negative comment was the waitress...even after finding out it was my birthday, she never wished me a Happy Birthday. Everything else was excellent!!!!
We were celebrating our daughters 21st BDay, everything was terrific. Jessie our waitress was fabulous, she was very helpful and had a great energy to her. We’ll be back and again thanks Jess.
Our table wasn't ready at the time of our reservation so we waited a long time. They are not asking diners to adhere to a set dining time related to Covid restrictions so tables were not turned in an efficient manner. Our waitress was good and the food was delicious. Wish they could work out their booking issues.
Enjoyed many times and will be back again!
While the service was great, and the drinks and appetizer (crab cakes) were delicious, the main entree was unimpressive. The pasta was undercooked, and the beef was tasteless.
The service was pretty slow. Food came out quickly, but staff could have been more attentive. It was also really loud -- we know restaurants want that but it's not enjoyable. We remain Ciao Bella fans!
Nice restaurant and the service was great. The only reason I gave the food 3 stars is because my pasta was partially warm and some of it was cold. This isn’t how it has been in the past so I was a little surprised!
Love this place! We have been going here for years and have never had a bad meal.
Amazing! I can’t wait to go back. Everything was exceptional.
We had the pleasure of celebrating a family birthday on the patio at Caio Bella. The waiter (John) gave us excellent service and truly made my husband feel special. As always, the food was delicious. It was such a treat to enjoy an unusually warm early April afternoon and take advantage of outdoor dining.
ordered traditional bruschetta but received a avacado based bruschetta.
Excellent servers and apps were outstanding along with the drinks. Salmon special super dry and disappointing though. Also prices have definitely increased substantially
Ciao Bella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 841-1000.
Ciao Bella is rated 4.8 stars by 4664 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.