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About Ciao Bella

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.

3501 Minnesota Drive
Bloomington, MN 55435
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room:
Monday through Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 4 – 9 p.m.

Bar:
Monday through Saturday: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.
*Limited Menu including pizza, flatbread, and dessert served until 11 p.m.
Sunday: 4 p.m. – midnight
*Limited Menu including pizza, flatbread, and dessert served until 10 p.m.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(952) 841-1000

Website:
http://www.ciaobellamn.com/

Executive Chef:
Steve Tippett

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Ciao Bella Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (85)
Good for a Date (70)
Business Meals (64)
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Good for Anniversaries (54)
Good for Birthdays (48)
Fit for Foodies (47)
Worth the Drive (46)
Great for Lunch (40)
Authentic (38)
Good for Groups (36)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Romantic (35)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Notable Wine List (33)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Cozy (26)
Fun (25)
Comfort Food (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Casual (23)
Happy Hour (21)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Hot Spot (17)
Healthy (16)
People Watching (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Seasonal (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Late-night Find (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Great Beer (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tapas (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

We arrived and were greeted by a very friendly hostess who checked us in. We were purposely early for our reservation because we first wanted to enjoy a glass of wine at the bar. The bar area is extremely noisy and thankfully the hostess informed us she could seat us early. The restaurant area is still a bit noisy but better than the bar. The restaurant is beautiful. Our food was oh, so great. The service is wonderful; we were never lacking for water and the server timed everything perfectly for us. It has been 2 days since we had dinner there and I am still thinking about our experience there. It is really a superb restaurant!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

The food delicious. Had several cocktails made with Bailey and Kaluha. Our waiter very knowledgeable of the menu. Looking forward to our next visit.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food, great service and welcoming ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service. Overall appetizers and entrees very good. I would suggest the ahi spring rolls have less “roll” as it drowns out the tuna. Walleye was a bit over cooked.

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·Dined 4 days ago

All good - consistent with great staff. Good wine choices and they remember us when we come there.

Great spot.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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·Dined 4 days ago

We always have a wonderful time and great food when we visit our favorite Ciao Bella in Edina. The staff is always very welcoming, helpful and enthusiastic. The food is always good. The wine and atmosphere are also always good. I don't have a bad thing to say!

Thanks so much for a wonderful experience. We'll be back!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (München)·Dined 6 days ago

We were staying in the area for business and this was recommended by the concierge at the hotel. The food is amazing, service is impeccable. We went back two days later!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food. Truly excellent. However the ambiance is noisy like a sports bar, which contradicts the price and food quality. But the food was awesome

Tags: Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed awesome service from Douglas. Food was all really exceptional other than the Ceasar Salad. Seriously not good. Dry, limited cheese, nothing special. But the balance of the meal was truly delicious and Douglas made us feel very special.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

This restaurant never disappoints when we go there. The service/server was excellent and her recommendations were on point. The martinis were wonderful and prepared correctly. The calamari and the shrimp appetizers and the sauce are very good.

Tags: Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It is pretty close to Southdale Mall and I'd recommend Ciao Bella over any of the places at the mall (except maybe Tavern on France). It is a bit expensive, but the service is wonderful and the food was tasty. It's a bit loud because it's such an open layout, but the lighting is nice and the decor is warm and trendy.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great friendly service, very attentive. Food was excellent and the wine while overpriced was very extensive selection. 6 oz filet was very tasty but a little thin. Salmon was very well prepared to order. I will return as this is one of my favorite Mpls hotspots.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Ciao Bella is always outstanding. Attentive staff with great insights on the menu. The food is full of flavor and portions are more than enough. We recommend all of the bite size desserts!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We love the restaurant. Great specials and the regular menu is superb. The Italian Wines o n the list are very good.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing Food & Wine.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Terrific food. Very good service

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

We enjoyed our experience at Ciao Bella. Our server, Jerome, was thorough, efficient and kind. The flat bread was a small personal pizza which was a bit much and a tad dry. However, my daughter had ravioli with shrimp and it was delicious. The ambiance was wonderful and we look forward to returning!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Crab sandwich was not a pleasant meal
With bread, French fries, tomatoes the delicate crab disappeared
I had ordered crab cakes but the waiter highly recommended the sandwich

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious as always! We are never disappointed here!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I have eaten at this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. I think they know how to combine flavors and using quality ingredients create food that is always delicious and a little out of the ordinary. The wait staff is always attentive and always pleasant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I always like the food here ! I think the food is a little more costly but the restaurant has great decor and delicious food ! The service has always been good. My only problem is the noise level. Its much to noisy for us seniors to hear each other talk. I think next time I'll ask for a table on what I'd call the porch. I think it has a lower ceiling. I had the Ahi Tuna Salad........delicious !!!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Perfectly cooked filet. Great meal. Attentive and efficient staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This restaurant was excellent. Our first time there. Celebrated our 24 years old daughter's birthday. Great food, good desserts.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great Service appetizers were great. Walleye was iffy

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great for birthday lunch.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Staff was very friendly and quick in service. We started off with a small order of the calamari. Not overcooked or over breaded, perfect with the accompanying sauce. I got the salmon special with mushrooms, spinach, and polenta. It turned out to be a great choice, salmon cooked perfectly, not overcooked or over seasoned. My girlfriend got cacio e pepe which she thoroughly enjoyed, though said it was a tad bit salty.

Food was great and we got drinks as well. The old fashioned was good, but the Moscow mule was too sweet, a bit heavy on the ginger beer but still enjoyable. Overall, a great experience but a bit on the expensive side given the portion size. Unlikely that we'll make dining here a regular thing, but there were enough intriguing menu items to draw us back for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I haven't been to Ciao Bella for over a year, and I was happy that it was as good as before. The service was efficient and friendly. Everyone in our group liked their food very much. I split a salad with my husband, The Baby Blue salad was the only not great item. The blue cheese was too mild - just our preference. We'll definately go back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Good, consistent food and service. However, on the pricey side for what you get.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was plentiful and excellent. Good enough to come back a couple of evenings later to taste more. I wish the tables were a bit larger so all the plates would fit. The noise level made conversation difficult. Every employee we encountered was friendly and efficient which made us feel quite comfortable.
My only regret is that I had not discovered this place earlier.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was excellent. I had the Lasagna and my wife had the spinach linguine. I would recommend both. Joey our server efficient and knew the menu. He did a wonderful job of taking care of us. We have been here before and will return again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great restaurant, however, noisy. The food choices, quality, portion options and service is top shelf. I highly recommend Ciao Bella!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Awesome service amazing food. Will definitely be back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We enjoyed our evening in a quiet booth . Jeff our server was excellent! This is our favorite dining spot in all of the area!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The lo carb salad was phenomenal! And my friend's Bella Burger looked pretty amazing too. This is a lovely restaurant for almost any kind of occasion!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food was wonderful. Service was excellent. We had a nice relaxing time bonding with our group.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have eaten here for many years - The food is very good - Especially the lasagna.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food and service were amazing

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Even with my open table reservation and my co-worker arriving 10 minutes early, we did not get a table until 15 minutes after our reservation time. This caused us to be late for a business meeting following lunch. Very frustrating.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fun
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We were visiting from SC our nice hotel, Crowne Plaza recommended Ciao Bella (AND they were on OpenTable!!). Nicki was our very helpful, attentive and professional server with a lovely personality. The Classic Caprese salad with wonderful juicy tomatoes and tasty mozzarella was excellent and homemade, as well as the large servings of pasta (Traditional Bolognese and Shrimp Pastas).Limonetta Bella dessert was light and creamy. We enjoyed all our pastas and Caprese salad so well, we went back the next night as well. Nicki was not in, so Melissa was our excellent server as well. We had the WallEye Milanese which was good as well. Great spot!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had an amazing meal and the server was awesome! We loved it!!

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