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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.
Bloomington, MN 55435
Italian, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
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
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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!
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