Ciao Bella

4.8
4624 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 4624 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoshuaK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food2service4ambience4

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!

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Daniel
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! We have been going here for years and have never had a bad meal.

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AlissaH
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I can’t wait to go back. Everything was exceptional.

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vipLouiseP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Frosty14
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

ordered traditional bruschetta but received a avacado based bruschetta.

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vipTheater
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent servers and apps were outstanding along with the drinks. Salmon special super dry and disappointing though. Also prices have definitely increased substantially

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Alyssa
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Wish there were more pasta options without seafood.

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LoriK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My meal was excellent, but what made it great was my server Jennifer. She was delightful and helped me navigate through some Italian wine I wanted to try and then completely changed my mind and went back to good ol California wines. Great recommendations from her and it made my dining by myself so very nice.

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VictoriaH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First of all, let me preface with the context that our ABSOLUTE favorite restaurant in the twin cities area is Zelo, which has been closed since Covid hit. We had no clue Ciao Bella was their sister restaurant, until about a week prior to our visit.

We were so stoked to see if the experience would be similar, as the menu does have a lot of similarities. We found the food quality and options to be just as amazing, and even ordered a couple of things that were identical to what we'd had at Zelo in the past.

The service was topnotch, which we were super happy about. Our server's been working there for 9 years, which is very telling.

The only thing that we weren't super fond of was the ambience. Zelo is a bit more private in it's seating design, as well as a more intimate vibe. Ciao Bella's floor is very open, so obviously not as private, nor as quite as what we'd prefer.

We can't wait to go back. SO happy we found them. Such an awesome spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and great service.

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Lovetodineout
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as usual!

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Disappointedneighbor
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Mushroom/brie flatbread was disappointing. Little cheese on it at all. Server was a little snippy to the gentleman in our company. Rude, to be honest.
We will be back - eventually.

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vipTerry
Des Moines
49 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed with a stop at Ciao Bella! The food is delicious and the service is always spot on!
Can’t say enough good things! Eat here!!!!!!!

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KimB
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gets too loud in there. But absolutely LOVE LOVE my happy place

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vipTresGatos
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kate is a great server. Thank you

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GaryU
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Heather our server made the dining experience outstanding. We were celebrating two birthdays and all four of us receiving the Covid vaccine. Heather’s service was perfectly paced and was very informative about the various menu selections. For all four of us the food is very important (Ciao Bella is always good) but the dining experience is the main thing and so much of that depends on our wait server. So thanks Heather and Ciao Bella for helping us enjoy a wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, amazing food and the service was outstanding ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food. Enjoyed everything we ordered. I will be back!

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Alanadigi
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service were superb. Great to see so may people they on Tuesday night even though socially distanced

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vipLynspa
Minneapolis
65 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great good.

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MichaeleP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing here. If something isn't done quite right, they make it right and quickly do so. The staff and service is of high standard and we consider Ciao to be one of our favorite places. It is particularly loud, however.

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vipEA6580
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant bar none! First time back since last summer. Service was impeccable. Our server, Katie, was fantastic. Felt very safe and great to be back

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Foodie04
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love ciao Bella. Hate the masks that have ZERO science behind them. No mask can stop a virus even in a sterile environment. Understand the risks to tyrannical Walz shutting you down but wish you’d stand up to him soon or ask for the empirical data supporting masks. There’s none. Will continue to support restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant around! Amazing every time. From the food to the service 11/10!!

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vipGaryandJeanneA
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

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RobertC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though it was loud during our stay, I would highly recommend the food, service & ambience. We had an AWEsome anniversary dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great waiter. Douglas. Food was great. Only issue was it was loud and hard to carry on a conversation in our booth.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, as well as our food! Shrimp appetizer is unbelievable!

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vipColby
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great value

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Susan
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere! We highly recommend!!

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garrettb
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and great food. Would 100% recommend Ciao Bella.

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Guest
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful . It is very loud and difficult to carry on a normal conversation over the din but still very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great table by the fireplace- it was wonderful!

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KelleyR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Food was delicious. Atmosphere was a bit noisy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner- server was excellent and exceptional! Food was really good and menu options are vast.

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FrankN
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food. One of our favorite restaurants in the TC.

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DarleneT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in a restaraunt since Lockdown. Went early and was happy being quietly in corner. Will go again.

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TroyP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire night from the moment we were seated, to our departure from the restaurant was excellent. Our server Melissa was extremely knowledgable, friendly, energetic and genuine. The drinks, Scallops, pasta and Seabass were of the charts. It had been many years since I had been here but it may now be my new most favorite restaurant in town! thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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 4624 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.