Ciao Bella

4.8
4492 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 4492 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Thefoodiegal69
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciao Bella is one of my favorite places to dine for all occasions, the staff is warm and friendly, the menu is absolutely delicious, and the ambiance is second to none. I highly recommend a visit to Ciao Bella!

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TaylorR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing experience here not once but twice this week! We were so sad when VIVO in Apple valley closed but when we found out Ciao Bella had the same menu we were so excited. The service was amazing and food was as tasty as always! Can’t wait to do take out until restaurants open back up. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and Melissa was top notch!

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vipJerry
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the Twin Cities...!!!!!

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vipMarkB
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and service!

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian cuisine! We love eating there any chance we can!

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Teddy
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Overall one of the best restaurants to dine at.

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vipMarkB
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always!

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DonnaP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have not yet dined at Ciao Bella, make it your next dining experience. You won’t be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dining experience at Ciao Bella.

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DanL
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the crab cakes, then for the main course it was the sea bass with wasabi potatoes and the spicy crab pasta dish with a side of Alfredo sauce. No surprise it was all outstanding.

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vipGaryandJeanneA
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciao Bella is one of our favorite restaurants in town. Always great food, great service and very friendly staff.

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Maidenstone13
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great oasis during COVID-19. Pasta was homemade. Service great. And felt super safe. Accompanied by seven year old as well and kids menu was fantastic. Will be going more regularly.

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vipclucas
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything about our experience was outstanding except the noise level of the table nearest us was obnoxiously loud, especially considering a pandemic is ongoing. That negatively affected an otherwise wonderful experience.

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michelem
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Excellent service as always and a beautiful ambiance.

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MichelleN
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nikki was our server (I believe), and Santiago were fabulous so could not say more about the service. Santiago 'the bread guy' is the best! Look forward to seeing him every time over the last almost 20 years. The Braziliana Salad, my favorite was not as I remembered it flavor wise. I have eaten it a million times, as it is my go-to, but it was off somehow. The ambiance is effected by Covid. I did not appreciate the Salmon being farm raised, as I expect more from Ciao Bella based on price point and standard.

The Mushroom Risotto was amazing. Overall great per usual.

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vipDatenight
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outdoor dining was great. The food was prepared well and served with skill. Great wine list and well made cocktails. You won't be diappointed.

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GarryL
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service reasonably priced with a beautiful ambiance.

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SkinnyD2
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fired on all cylinders. Service staff on point.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The staff was courteous, polite, and professional. The food was over-the-top amazing! I had the walleye special and my husband had the filet mignon. We ended up getting another steak for free, since the waitress had inadvertently grabbed the wrong (sized) steak from the kitchen. Had a after-dinner drink in the bar. Overall, it was a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were in the back room and it was dark.

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Mamadilo
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, ambiance and food is always outstanding!

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anthonym
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food, great, friendly service, and beautiful patio setting!

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Lois
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoors is fabulous. CiaoBella. Food consistently excellent.

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vipPorkchop
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Plexiglass up around booths, the staff was well masked, the place looked clean and....they still had tables outdoors. Sadly not for long! We went all summer long to their outdoor dining. I hope they can stay afloat as it is a great place to grab a last minute dinner or drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

One of the best Italian restaurants in twin cities. Variety of dishes is great and food taste amazing.

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vipWIFoodie
Minneapolis
48 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed wonderful food and service as usual. Recommend highly.

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Bakinbabyd23
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small plates seared tuna ahi, ahi tuna spring roll and bruschetta were wonderful. Halibut specials were exceptional. Small serving desserts were really good and just the right size. This will be our new place to eat. Service was excellent but noise level was kind of high even though the restaurant wasn’t full. Very nice ambiance especially by the fireplace.

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SaraS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We would have preferred to eat in the dining room and not off to the side separated.

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vipSatisfiedVeteran
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We would have given 5 stars for the food and our server, but had another issue with the person refilling water glasses. We had mentioned before in another review how the person filling the water glasses just suddenly came up and reached across our large booth to refill our glasses. During this pandemic we are not at all comfortable with this practice and would have been glad to move the glasses to the outer edge of our table for refilling. If the staff at Ciao Bella is reading these comments, please do try to improve on this practice. Thank you!

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GailB
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner, as always was outstanding. Took a friend there it was her first time and she loved it. I am a devoted follower for 25 years and I’m always happy when my company enjoys it as much as I do

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vipSheriC
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience! Love this place!

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inconsistent
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience5

I was disappointed, especially because my first meal at Ciao Bella was so good and I had high expectations. This was my second time visiting. I ordered the same thing (Tuscan kale salad and the herbed salmon) and both dishes tasted totally different. The dressing was waaay too sweet (too much maple syrup?) and that is not why I ordered a salad. I could barely eat it. The salmon tasted like sea-water, was over cooked and the flavors didn’t blend. Wondering if the chef on Sunday is different from who I had on Friday night.

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vipDiner123
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Safe with protocols.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PATTYB
Puerto Vallarta
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the sea bass was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MarshaD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
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

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 4492 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.