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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.
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.
$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
GREAT WAIT PERSON - ZACH
WAY TOO NOISY
FRONT ENTRY WAS VERY GRITTY AND DUSTY.
NO SPECIAL TOUCHES, SUCH AS NICE FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS,
GIRLS AT FRONT WERE SUPER NICE.
LINENS WERE CLEAN AND FRESH.
WHOLE PLACE NEEDED A GOOD CLEANING AND FRESHENING UP. IT COULD BE SO MUCH CLASSIER WITH SOME HELP.
TOO PRICEY FOR THE ATMOSPHERE.
SALAD WAS BLAH, PASTA WAS OKAY.
NO IMPROVEMENT IN THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS.
Excellent waiter and overall good experience. The food was very good. The bread was crispy and piping hot. Both entrees were delicious. The cappuccino was lovely as was the biscotto that came with it.
A very good experience. I recommend going to dinner early since the restaurant can get quite noisy when crowded. We were on our way to a theater event so dined earl
We came for dinner on a Monday night, 6:30. We were given seating options, we liked the quieter booth away from the noisy bar. We ordered a special salmon offering and a customized pasta dinner (fettuccini al Fredo with spicy sausage) and both were excellent. Server gave excellent recommendations for glasses of wine to match our selections. Great contemporary Italian restaurant, worth the drive!
I brought my mother to Ciao Bella for lunch to celebrate her 90th birthday. Everyone from the hostess to our server wished her a Happy Birthday, and our server was FABULOUS. Very attentive, kind, and professional. And the Wild Mushroom Risotto is delicious!
The food was excellent. We both had the miso glazed sea bass. Very nicely flavored. We also had the sides of cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Both were highly seasoned and delicious. The cauliflower had a bit of spicy red pepper rings, and the Brussel sprouts had a touch of honey and nicely browned. It is loud when it is crowded so you did have to talk a little louder to hear each other. Overall, very enjoyable.
We had to change our reservations several time that particular evening because of a flight delay, so we didn't get there till after 9:00. Our server, Melissa, was very friendly and we never felt rushed one bit. Very delightful! A wonderful way to end a vacation and a very long day in the airport. Thank you to the friendly staff- especially Melissa- and the delicious food (as always).
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