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Ciao Bella

4.7
3137 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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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
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Phone number
(952) 841-1000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Steve Tippett
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3137 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We loved the manager who bought us drinks since we had to wait.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was good. The service was excellent. The ambience was very nice. It was way too noisy, though. My wife and I were not able to carry on a conversation without yelling.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was great, ambiance was good.

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Eeeeee (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Inadvertly has made a reservation online for the day after valintines day so we then looked for it on the 14th is was not there. Totally embrassed and my wife a bit sad. Our lovely host and then manager said let me see what I can find. Found us maybe the best spot in the bar and I was humbeled. We had a martini with real stuffed olives! Ordered a small Calamari which I had to say was pretty dam fantastic since there are only a few that do it correctly. Ordered the glazed Brussels sprouts which were like a dessert and when well with our lobster nocce which we shared it all. Their bread mopped up the losbster sauce at the end. We finished with a lemon dessert. Our waiter was a super pro and she could have not been better. All of the waitstaff were fantastic!!! Basically my screwup turned into the best possible dining experience I have had in awhile. Oh and we went because my buddy gave me a gift card so I thought let’s give it a try since I had not been at ciao bells for a number of years. I can see why they have been going strong since 1997!!! I would rate our whole experience a 10 or double 5 Star Thanks to all the staff who made it happen!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

It was fantastic! We will go back again!!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Good food great service

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TimB 
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

The service was slow for a lunch. I sat for about 15 minutes before our lunch order was taken. The food was ok but not great (great = telling other people about it).

the other party and I both ordered the crab sandwich. The plate looked appealing enough. The bread under the crab was a bit soggy. The crab was OK. The sauce was nothing special. The fries accompanying the sandwich were generally more soggy versus crisp.

I'd rate the experience overall at a 6-7 at best. Probably more like a 6 since I expect more frpom Ciao Bella

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BrianJ 
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

It was our first time dining experience for my husband’s birthday. We both thought the food was fabulous! Although our server was obviously very busy, she still managed to give us very personal attention. A bit pricey but would return for special occasion.

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KMBA (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing atmosphere and great service and food. Very attentive and polite all evening. Did everything to make our visit super special.

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ckieds 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a great Valentines Date Night. The Tortiglioni Rossa is amazing!

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TylerM 
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious food! A little bit expensive but not unreasonably so!

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vipBrandonS (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Ciao Bella never disappoints. Great food and service. The cocktails from the bar are always well made. The house bread is fantastic! We went for dinner but Lunch is just as good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Fantastic food, staff, management!! Ambiance is very inviting and friendly. Value is very good and the food is always prepared with care. Great place for any occasion! The bar is full service and a great variety of popular beverages are available. The wait staff is attentive and caters to your every need. The parmesan shrimp is a fantastic appetizer.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great fun, food, and service!!

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