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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.*

*Ciao Bella will open at 11:00 am on Sunday, January 28th and Sunday, February 4th

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.
**Hours may change during the week of January 29th through February 4th

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

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (76)
Good for a Date (65)
Business Meals (52)
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Good for Anniversaries (52)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Great for Lunch (38)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Worth the Drive (37)
Authentic (34)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Romantic (33)
Good for Groups (33)
Notable Wine List (29)
Bar Seating (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Cozy (22)
Fun (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Casual (18)
Happy Hour (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Seasonal (15)
Healthy (14)
People Watching (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great Beer (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Vegan (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Des Moines)·Dined 3 days ago

Perfect as always! Our go to place in Minneapolis!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food and service every person working there from the host to the manager played a part in making our dining experience there incredible our server was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make sure our meal was fantastic thank you

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good, everything was freshly made and our water glasses stayed full for most of our meal. One issue: our waitress kept disappearing for long periods of time. We wouldn’t see her or be helped for 10-15 minutes at a time. I believe her name was April. She seemed nice enough, but when we wanted more bread, more water, or even wanted to order dessert, we couldn’t even see her anywhere in the restaurant.

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food4
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service3
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Best Italian food I've had. The pasta was terrific and you could tell it was homemade. It had the texture and quality you don't find often. The menu has a wide selection of pasta, meat and seafood and the restaurant building is very nice and enjoyable.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

A bit loud but overall wonderful

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent as always! Sue is so welcoming that you feel great the moment she greets you at the door!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 7 days ago

All was great, except it was really noisy that night!

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Always perfect!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent food and service. We were seated in a side room that was a bit too dark and not well lit. I would ask for the main dining room next time.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Greatest staff and place ever! Staff is incredible every time I'm there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great evening with friends. Great food as usual. Great service as usual. Wonderful night.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great waitress, good personality and the food was excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Went for our 10 year anniversary. Great atmosphere and good food went along with an incredible manager who truly cares about her diners. I'd go there again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Ciao Bella NEVER disappoints!

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

It was a wonderful experience and wonderful food.
The lighting in the part of the dining room we were in was a little dim so was challenging to read the menu

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Over use of salt in every dish we tasted.
Our server was very good. Ambiance is nice.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great night, excellent food, we all had a wonderful time. Ciao Bella never disappoints!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food is consistently good. Service very good - prompt and personable.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Pasta is al dente. Service is fast. I didn't expect that it was loud in there not good place for a date. Other than that love it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Amazing food and fantastic service!!!
Most definitely come back again and would highly recommend this establishment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Seasonal, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our first visit to Ciao Bella, and decided to try it for a special New Year's eve supper for our family of four. Had the seared ahi tuna appetizer and it was so good we ordered another. I had the pork chop which was cooked to perfection. Both of my teenage children had the ahi tuna burger, and requested the tuna completely raw which was a first for the kitchen, but they happily obliged. My wife had the chicken and wild mushroom risotto and it was delicious. Service was excellent and we will definitely return.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent service, excellent food! Expensive, yes! But well worth every dollar.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Don't sit in the enclosed patio area in the winter; insist on the dining room. The patio windows and floor are cold, to the point our silverware and plates were cold to the touch. Our food was good, but turned cold within 10 mins, so we had it boxed up to take home. Really disappointing; we usually have a great experience in the dining room. Our server offered to have the heat turned up, but it didn't really have an impact.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The special of the day was gnocchi with 1# of lobster, only small amount in actual dish.
Also, the lamb shanks were dry; no sauce and the polenta not creamy. Very bland presentation for the price paid.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints

Looking forward to night out

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We enjoyed our experience at Ciao Bella immensely. The food was fantastic, the ambience was lovely and our server was friendly and attentive in just the right way. We will be back! The only suggestion is to perhaps have better lighted signage. My sister had a hard time finding it even though she knew she was close (thanks to Google Maps).

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent Service and Food. Still my favorite restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was awesome, as always! We dined early, yet our waitress kept disappearing for long periods of time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This place has wonderful Italian food and I am a very picky Italian! Food and ambiance are wonderful. We heard there is a wonderful patio too so we will have to come back in the Summer to find out! Great find!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service and food!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food never disappoints. The servers are friendly and attentive. Depending on where you are sitting, the high noise level can be an issue. Just off France & I494 - it's an easy location to get to. Great for business meetings.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Attentive, excellent service. Wonderfully prepared, excellent food that is thoughtfully presented.
I have been to Ciao Bella often for business meetings/meals, special occasions, and just to dine with friends. Always a delightful, delicious, enjoyable time!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food, service and atmosphere were wonderful, and our table was very comfortable. The place is beautiful and clean. The noise level was very high for lunch, making it challenging to talk. I will come back for the food, without question, but can't plan to talk much while there. I had the blue cheese salad and tomato basil soup - it was amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Ciao Bella is THE BEST RESTAURANT EVER!! End of review..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Romantic, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fun, Business Meals, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Healthy
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food and service. The bar area is extremely loud so don't sit near.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Every meal I've had is wonderful. They don't dissapoint, ever!

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The staff at Ciao Bella is absolutely first class!! Jaime, Scott and now Kayla all set the bar at creating an environment where you feel like family! Cannot say enough about how amazing them or their staff. The best.....period!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I’ve been to Ciao Bella many times and has always been good. However this time was far from enjoyable. The service was very slow and my flatbread was so dry I should have sent it back. It will be a long time before I try this place again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our server was phenomenal! It was our first time here at Ciao, and we loved it!! We had delicious wine and amazing food! It was a lovely evening and date for two! I can’t wait to go back! I hope to get the same server, she was amazing!! Very friendly staff!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Can’t wait to go back again! Food and service were fabulous!

Tags: Disabled Access, Hot Spot, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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