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Ciao Bella

4.7
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4283 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
CURRENTLY, ALL RESERVATIONS MADE WILL BE FOR INSIDE SEATING.  PATIO SEATING IS ALL FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. THANK YOU.

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.

Safety precautions

Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 4283 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here and had great wine and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Ciao Bella for always amazing quality and a consistently great experience. Especially thanks for retaining your full menu when many offer reduced. We chose to sit at the outdoor bar and things felt “normal” for a minute.

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MaryH
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and sat on the patio. Very nice evening. Food was great and service too. Definitely will return.

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vipBobby
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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GeoffreyU
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place, fresh yummy food and everyone is super nice. the outdoor seating is absolutely gorgeous too!

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vipSavvyDiner
Minneapolis
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great dinner celebration for my husband’s birthday 🎂 Always a special place - excellent food & service!

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vipsks0873
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciao Balla is always excellent! Top notch service ambiance and food!

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Mary
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection! Service, food, and atmosphere. I'll be back to celebrate my birthday.

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ShahabH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. The waiter was very nice. Excellent wine and food. Worth repeat visit.

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lemartian
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance are very good. However, I thought it was about 20% overpriced. If prices are going up because the salaries of wait staff is going up, then maybe tipping should be given a second thought. I have always tipped at 20 - 25 %, but will be eating out less frequently if prices keep going up. I understand about the world, but one has to do what one has to do.

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vipcraigp
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As always excellent experience , so happy it’s open for business

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vipIronman
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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JaneyE
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, per usual! Quality ingredients make for fabulous dishes. Pleasant, kind staff are a joy. Ambiance is perfect. My only complaint is that I wish there had been a special without fish on this evening.

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LizR
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ciao Bella has the best patio in the state of MN. Highly recommend.

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DanP
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent waitstaff. Good COVID compliance. Glad to be able to go back again.

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Jimmer
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Weather was an issue on this day however we had requested outdoor seating and we were given the option for indoor but we opt for the outdoors.
Our server was great she quickly took our drink order and came back shortly after for food orders. Food arrived quickly and we were i in able to eat our meal and stayed dry.
The server was constantly following up making sure we were comfortable out side.
Great service, outdoor patio and food.

Thanks
Jim

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Akdk
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Spaghetti and meatballs with homemade noodles is heaven!

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Raul
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never had a bad meal at Ciao Bella. Fabulous food served by professional wait staff. Great wine list, water and topped off with an exceptional dessert.

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vipRosemary
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciao Bella is consistently excellent. Incredible food, ambiance and always outstanding service!!

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vipsbum
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio is very nice. Service is always top notch. The food is always delicious. The tuna burger is perfectly cooked with slices of avocado. Instead of fries, try the side of cauliflower. If you like premium wines, ask for the premium wines by the glass list. We love that we can buy an occasional glass of Caymus Cabernet without buying a whole bottle.

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MarissaB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was very confortable. Jesse our wait-person was attentive and personable. It was a very enjoyable evening.

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JackMatasosky
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular dinner and evening. Ciao Bella has NEVER let us down. Our wedding anniversary dinner, and the service, food and atmosphere could not have been better!
Thank you!

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vipjimp
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love sitting on the patio. Service was great. Scallop appetizer was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with covid they made the evening special. They met our special dietary needs and delivered great service

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GingerB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hadn't been to Ciao Bella in years. It was great to return to dining out. Our waiter was great. Very attentive and had great recommendations. Started with the scallop appetizer. Delicious. I had the salmon special and my friend had the halibut. Both were delicious. We finished with the gelato sampler. Perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mikayla was an outstanding server. Great drinks from the bartender!

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RandallH
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the menu and consistently great service.

The halibut was fantastic.

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vipZippy
Minneapolis
41 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First restaurant outing since Covid shut things down. We couldn’t have been happier with our decision to go to Ciao Bella! The patio setup was delightful, food and service excellent! We always leave Ciao Bella with a smile, thank you! Also felt totally comfortable with the safety precautions, spacing of tables and adhering to guidelines by the employees.

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BrandyPr
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out on the patio. The food was excellent and it was a beautiful atmosphere.

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vipPatrick1
Minneapolis
75 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great that Ciao Bella has opened back up for indoor dining. We had our first time at a restaurant since COVID, and chose this one because of it's fine food and wine. We weren't disappointed. The dining room was about half full, the patio and bar were appropriately socially distanced, and it felt like old times. Keep up the great work!

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vipMikeM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to get back eating out- awesome patio, great service by Naomi and super food!

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vipMarkB
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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LauraE
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great food and service. Nice setting out of heavy traffic areas. Patio is lovely if you can get a table.

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SOLID
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were finally able to eat at our favorite restaurant after Minnesota opened during COVID. We chose outside and luckily, the weather cooperated. We met friends who we raised our kids with and the last time we had seen each other was 6 months prior, after one of their brothers passed away. We were so grateful to be back in the Ciao Bella bubble, where the weather cooperates and the food and service are terrific. By far, the best patio around.

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RanaeH
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Father’s Day

Excellent customer service and delicious food, as always.

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KELLYL
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the halibut and it was delicious! The atmosphere was very nice!

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vipBob1945
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The patio was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Never disappoints.

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Mike
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and super staff, we really enjoyed our dinner

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vipMSPFoodie
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

limited but fun menu...everything was delicious. Service attentive, environment clean safe socially distant...we sat indoors due to rain but in section that has window access to patio. views

FAQs

Ciao Bella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (952) 841-1000.

Ciao Bella is rated 4.7 stars by 4283 OpenTable diners.

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