About Ciao Bella
Opened in 1997 by local restaurateur Rick Webb, Ciao Bella offers contemporary Italian cuisine and unparalleled service. Our passion and commitment is to bring you handcrafted food, created with fresh, seasonal, organic and local ingredients. Every meal. Every day. The restaurant is dramatic, comfortable and surrounds you with the warmth of wood, original art and murals, hand wrought iron works and renowned hospitality. Whether it’s a business lunch or a relaxed evening with friends, the entire Ciao Bella Team looks forward to welcoming you.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ciao Bella Ratings and Reviews
Great food and always wonderful service. ...
Great food and always wonderful service. I have never had a disappointing experience at Ciao Bella..
The food here was awesomely wonderful!! ...
The food here was awesomely wonderful!! Worth every cent we spent! The waitress was great, friendly and attentive. We did have reservations and did not have to wait. This is not cookie-cutter restaurant food. We especially liked that the dinner's come in small/ large plate portions also. We will definitely go back and would love to do an early dinner at the outside patio which is super cozy!! The Caramelized Brussels Sprouts were a real treat!!
Great patio seating
Very loud. I wanted to suggest great for date/friends' get-together, howver, it is just too loud for conversation.
Very good food, service, wine list/prices
For a larger restaurant with a fair amount of volume, the food was quite good. One colleague thought the lasagne was excellent and everyone was quite happy with the quality of food. My salmon was cooked exactly the way requested (meaning: quite rare). Service was also very good...our waitress was fun, professional and helpful when it came time to make choices. Special note on the wine list: My two colleagues are both exceptionally well-equated oenophiles, and they were impressed by both the selection of wines, as well as the (extremely) reasonable prices that were charged. Overall, definitely worth a visit if you're in town and looking for reliable Italian.
Ciao Bella is long on vibrance and greta ...
Ciao Bella is long on vibrance and greta place to meet people, the food is reasonable, but that's not the reason to frequent the restaurant.
Kathleen the server was awful. Was more interested in getting us out of there and anything. Did complain to the manager and she was willing to do anything to make us happy customers. so the management gets A+ along with the food, however, the server gets an F.
Enjoyed my lunch with a high school friend at Ciao Bella. I had the Halibut Miso and it was excellent. My guest had a salad with shrimp and loved it. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the food immensely. I had made a last minute reservation so we had a booth right by the kitchen which was not the best but hey the food was great!
Awesome server! Attentive and brought a ...
Awesome server! Attentive and brought a very positive energy
The food was great but the environment i ...
The food was great but the environment is extremely noisy. We left because we could not easily converse.
Excellent food and service. Consistently ...
Excellent food and service. Consistently good.
Great food always. We had steaks and th ...
Great food always. We had steaks and they are better then any steak house. The bread is the best.
Food is always amazing
Food is always amazing
We came at an off hour, about 3pm and th ...
We came at an off hour, about 3pm and the service and food was exceptional.
Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday!
Our waiter was amazing!...attentive but not intrusive, very happy, knowledgable, very nice. The noise level was high which made it difficult to talk and hear, but the food was excellent. Nice evening cut short by the noise, unfortunately. Energetic, yes, but way too loud.
A very special night
Ciao Bella makes you feel like a VIP. You are immediately greeted and shown to your table. The server is genuinely excited to serve you and brings you everything quickly and graciously. The food is amazing! There can not be one thing on the list that wouldn't be. The fresh bread is perfection and the dining atmosphere is very romantic and beautiful!
The food is tasty enough here, but it isn't someplace I'd like to go for a romantic meal. It was a business lunch and the lunch hour was bustling. There is better Italian in the cities, but this is a solid standby, especially for client outings.
Awesome food and servers, but loud.
We went for our anniversary. Loved the food and had a great server. However, I forgot how noisy it is inside. We have been there a few time before. The last time was a warm fall evening that allowed us to eat outside. That caused me to forget about the noise inside. Order the short ribs.
The food here was great. We loved everything from the chicken parm to the scallops with spicy pepper sauce with goat cheese. Service was excellent. I will return.
The food tasted amazing and the portions ...
The food tasted amazing and the portions were a good size. The pasta was perfectly cooked and the flavors were excellent together. If we lived in the area we would definitely come back on a regular basis. The service was all around friendly and the atmosphere made it feel lIke a special occassion. Worth the price. Our server (Zach Y.) was an excellent help as well. We had a great time and we'll be back if we're in the neighborhood.
Ciao Bella is a regular visit for my family. The consistency and quality of the food and service ensure we'll return. Never a disappointing visit.
We have been to Ciao Bella many times and have never been disappointed. The patio is the best in town! This time was our anniversary and we had a great booth and exceptional waiter! He made great suggestions and never rushed us but was always available. The food was fantastic. The tuna presentation & flavor was as good as it gets!
I've dined at Ciao Bella several times for work lunches, happy hours and dinner. The food and service are always excellent, although I gave it 4 stars for an overall rating as it gets extremely loud in there at dinner time which makes it hard to visit.
Delicious dinner & outstanding service - ...
Delicious dinner & outstanding service - however - VERY VERY LOUD & NOISEY ... Very hard to talk during dinner ~ left with a headache !!
The food is always good. Our server was very attentive & pleasant. Only complaint we had is the noise level. There is nothing to absorb the noise produced by all the dining patrons, so it was often difficult to converse with people at our table.
Excellent service, just right portion si ...
Excellent service, just right portion sizes. Did I mention the service? Was a little loud, difficult place to share work.
Service was an issue
We have dined here numerous times, and this was the first visit where the service was lacking. Our entrees took nearly an hour to get to our table though we were dining at 8:30 PM and it wasn't very crowded. My sea bass was undercooked, but everything else was served properly cooked. Then it took forever for the waiter to come back to check to see if we wanted dessert. He stood over and talked to other guests leaving two tables unattended. We decided not to order dessert as it was after 10 PM and we just wanted to leave at that point. We have had great food and service here in the past and hope this is not the new "normal".
The budino dessert was perfect. Moist ca ...
The budino dessert was perfect. Moist cake, gooey chocolate center and delicious vanilla gelato.
Had a great evening. Thanks Michelle Excellent service Excellent food Will be back!
This is always the most consistently excellent restaurant in food, service and ambience!! We travel from California to MInneapolis to visit family and always make sure we dine at Ciao Bella!
The Parm Shrimp was excellent. The Calam ...
The Parm Shrimp was excellent. The Calamari was ok. Short Rib was excellent and the Lobster Risotto was great too. Seth our Server was excellent as usual.
wonderfully entertaining server.
probably the best flat bread crust i've ever had :)
Splendid, Delightful, Delicious
Delicious as usual. However, Jerome, our server, added a unique dimension of humor and knowledge that set a new gold standard for the pleasure of dining.
Patio seating is always good. Don't care ...
Patio seating is always good. Don't care for the metal chairs or tables.
Great Time at Ciao Bella
Awesome experience. Had a wonderful dinner sitting at the bar. Thea and Trevor were awesome.
good lunch spot - busy but in a good way ...
good lunch spot - busy but in a good way. needs outdoor seating.
We had a terrific time. The food was awesome and the service was great 😊
I look forward to visiting Cial Bella during lunch hours so I can get seated with Michelle. Far and away the best waitress in the Twin Cities!
Have dined here many times and really enjoyed it, but this last time was not up to par. Halibut was very undercooked and Ciao linguine came out as spaghetti noodles with "fresh artichoke hearts" that tasted like they came out of a can and "wild mushrooms" that were baby portabellas. With the cost of dining out, we like to enjoy a little wow factor and this did not fit the bill. We will not be dining here in the near future.
Satisfied Ciao Bella Customer
I was very satisfied with our lunch at Ciao Bella. The food was excellent and the service was superb - extremely helpful, but not overbearing. I would definitely recommend Ciao Bella for lunch or dinner to anyone.
Our party of six was nicely accommodated in our choice of seating. The food was excellent across the board~! Lovely server too~!
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