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Ciao Bella

4.7
3215 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 3215 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Service was terrific, as usual, the featured wine offerings were fabulous! Love Frogs Leap Zinfandel!!! The halibut special was also delightful!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant ambience is very quiet and romantic. The food is amazing and good service.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We went for a Sunday early dinner. We know it is very loud there when the restaurant is full.
Started with great cocktails. Great crusty bread with olive oil, excellent ahi tuna with a spicy perfect glaze/sauce. Great meatballs and spaghetti! Loved our server but don't know his name-he had a contagious smile.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great meal. Seems to be authentic Italian. Noisy in the main room. Porch is quieter. Good service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Ciao Bella never disappoints! Scallop appetizer was delicious as was our seafood special dinner. Seth is a great waiter!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was our 11th anniversary and the entire staff was making an effort to be sure we had everything we needed to make this night as special as we had hoped. My wife is gluten free and Ciao Bella even had a nice gluten free menu which is difficult to find in an upscale restaurant. We will definitely be back as often as our schedule allows and would recommend them, and have, to anyone.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Ciao Bella is a favorite that I return to over and over. Great for business meals, friends who lunch, a romantic dinner. Best patio dining around! Service is outstanding.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Consistently excellent Italian food prepared with quality ingredients.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

One of my favorites. Food is always top-drawer. Wait staff is courteous, attentive without hovering, informed on the menu and very friendly. My go-to spot for a nice lunch, romantic dinner or any occasion. Have recommended to many others in the past and they have all loved it.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great lunch but a bit pricey. Waitress was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Love this place! They have the best calamari and the bread was fresh out of the oven. If we lived closer, we would come more often.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

As always, great food and service. Love the seared ahi tuna. And of course, the fresh bread with olive oil!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We've become regulars - really an excellent restaurant all around- great service, food and atmosphere- pasta and seafood dishes are very innovative yet also authentic. They also have a great wine selection and dessert offering. The sea bass and red pepper linguini with scallops deserve a special call out - as well as the incredible homemade rustic Italian bread.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent cuisine and superb service as usual. The noise level is more than energetic, is has become almost impossible to have a conversation when the restaurant is full. I strongly recommend the restaurant but for us it has become too loud. We will eat there when we can eat on their patio.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Amazing food with great service (very knowledgeable of menu). Kind of loud in the restaurant and at time we couldn’t hear each other without increasing the volume of our conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

April is Amazing!! Sue is a fantastic Manager who helped me book a birthday party! Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great dinner and great evening

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Best bread around! Great service and beautifully plated meals.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We always enjoy the times we spend dining at Ciao Bella. The food and ambiance is outstanding. Our wait person Maddie was efficient and charming. We look forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Another spectacular meal and waitress!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our server Russ was amazing and made great suggestions. Great atmosphere and always delicious. Thank you.. Chris Anderson

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The employees really make you feel like you are part of the family here and treat you like royalty. Impressive knowledge of the menu items and preparation. No rush, one of the most pleasant dinning experiences ever. If you haven't dined here yet, you must, it will forever be our choice for a great place to visit.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Disappointing because we waited more than an hour past our 7:00 reservation. The Italian food is ok, the seafood much better. The wait staff is very attentive, even if they did not know how"olio y olio" applies to pasta.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

it was very busy the night we went, but the service was still very good and the food was excellent. The only negative was a woman at an adjacent table talking very loudly and was very distracting to those tables around her. Hard to fully enjoy the evening with her kid laughing. The rest of the experience was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in the Twin Cities. Consistent food and service. Never disappoints.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We had a wonderful time celebrating my husband's birthday. Service was friendly and attentive. My salmon was delicious and paired nicely with my wine. It was a tad loud. When we walked in, I thought we had made a mistake, but they seated us in a quieter corner and we had a grand time.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Waiter was awesome, great atmosphere , good food

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I took 1 bite of my food . It was disgusting. It tasted like frozen ravioli. The spinach was wet and gross. Not a good dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent wait staff

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our waiter Jerome was absolutely amazing. The food was perfect. A great birthday dinner, we will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Beautiful restaurant! Wonderful food, service was exceptional. Probably won’t go back for a while. .. The only down fall of this place is that the bar area is way too close to the dinning area. It gets way too loud , hard to have a conversation while you are dinning.

Note to the manager- when I was there, their was a lady (sitting by herself) in the table across from us. She was asleep the entire time we were having dinner (2 hours +) not once did I see a server go to her table. Disappointed to see that, she looked very uncomfortable.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Fun birthday for our daughter

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food and service are always fantastic at Ciao Bella! Far and away my favorite restaurant 🙂

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Yum. Our go to place for excellent food and service for special occasions!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Always a great place for dinner. Everything prepared in house and always delicious

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We eat mostly fish and vegetarian, and were happy to find a few salads and entrees we could enjoy. The food was outstanding. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and made a good recommendation for wine.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This place never disappoints. Fabulous food, especially fish, salad, tomato soup

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Good food and good service. Prices are a bit high, but overall quality and ambiance are good!!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

A diverse Italian menu....we sampled two appetizers, two entrees and a phenomenal wine menu! Service was very professional: paid attention to our needs but not obnoxiously. Ambience was very good; open but quaint. Will definitely go back next time we are in town.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Other than the fact that the noise level was off the charts, we enjoyed our dinner...

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