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, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ciao Bella Ratings and Reviews
I really liked the awesome service we re ...
I really liked the awesome service we received. Our waiter was very nice and attentive, our glasses of water were never empty, the food was delicious.
We arrived 10 minutes prior to our reservation and were seated right away!
The only negative part of the evening was the noise. As others have commented, it was quite noisy and it was hard to keep a conversation without yelling at each other.
Overall, I do recommend it for the great service and the food selection! We will be returning!
We went here for our 15 year anniversary ...
We went here for our 15 year anniversary. Everyone was outstanding and the food was wonderful! The hostess and the waiter both wished us a happy anniversary...which we put in our open table comments/request. We will definitely be back!!!
My wife and I had dinner here and were e ...
My wife and I had dinner here and were extremely pleased. Our server was professional and well educated on the menu. The room had a great appearance and feel. And the food was excellent! All pastas made in house and it showed. We will be back again and again as there were so many things on the menu we wanted to try. Can't go wrong here.
My wife and I met another couple for din ...
My wife and I met another couple for dinner here on Friday, Oct. 14. It was our first visit to Ciao Bella and it won't be our last. Our food was excellent and our server, Donny, was outstanding. It was a bit loud for us to have an easy conversation, but the place was packed so the noise should be expected. However, the noise level did not deter us from having an enjoyable experience. After dinner, we went to the outdoor patio for a drink. The heaters were a welcome addition for the cool evening and the excellent service continued there. I only wish I knew the name of the young lady who served us on the patio so I could give her the recognition she deserves. I've lived in the Twin Cities area for twenty years and am embarrassed that this was the first visit to Ciao Bella. Thank you, Ciao Bella staff, for a great dining experience.
You can request to be seated in the side ...
You can request to be seated in the side room - which is a little quieter - like I always do, you're rarely accommodated. The main room is so noisy you can barely hear yourself, let alone the servers or your dining companions. The food is very good. The serving staff helpful. Reception can generally be counted on to be cold and bordering on arrogant / indignant. The only way I'll return is if a client or dining companion absolutely insists.
Took my friend here for her birthday. T ...
Took my friend here for her birthday. The atmosphere was nice and the service was very good - attentive, good attitude. This place won me over with their delicious food. The spaghetti and meatballs with Bolognese sauce was so good, the best I have had, a ton of flavor. I really like that you can order a half portion. We shared the crab cake appetizer - filled with fresh, sweet lump crab. Nice wine selection also.
We visited to celebrate our daughters bi ...
We visited to celebrate our daughters birthday. Caio Bella is a favorite of our family and not just for special occasions. Service is consistently attentive. Food is always good, this visit was no different. We highly recommend.
Recently visited Ciao Bello for a family ...
Recently visited Ciao Bello for a family birthday celebration. The food was excellent (I highly recommend the sea bass) and the service attentive. There are two things I would like to see improved at Ciao Bella - the noise level is too high; it is difficult to carry on a conversation, and the beer selection needs to be dramatically improved - no craft beers on the menu.
Overall, I would recommend Ciao Bella.
My fiance and I wanted to have a date ni ...
My fiance and I wanted to have a date night. We had never been to Ciao Bella before. He randomly selected Ciao Bella. We had the braised meatballs for a starter, my fiance had the tuna burger, and I ordered the organic salmon picatta. My fiance had no complaints but I had nothing but good things to say about my meal. As our waiter Seth came to pick up my CLEAN plate, I made sure to tell him that it was the BEST salmon dish I've EVER had! I would order that dish over and over again. In fact, I wanted a second helping when I was done because it was so good! Seth was absolutely lovely and it was clear the cooking staff knew what they were doing too.
My wife and I always have high expectati ...
My wife and I always have high expectations of Ciao Bella , and for good reason - it's consistently satisfying every time for our date nights. Ambience, food and service all really good. Great patio when the weather is right. Believe it or not from an "Italian" restaurant, but best walleye anywhere. We'd love if they would experiment with new salad offerings...seasonal/local or whatever.
The ordinary menu is nothing special, a ...
The ordinary menu is nothing special, a bit over-rated and pricey. I have dined here many times and for the first time I ordered the special of the night, a salmon over, for a lack of a better term, sweet and spicy soba noodles. Excellent. I shall stick to the specials in the future,. skipping the bland pastas
Really loud. My sister and I had to yell ...
Really loud. My sister and I had to yell thru the whole meal. Even the server was yelling. Service was a little too slow. I appreciate that she didn't rush through courses, but we often sat with empty glasses or finished plates before the next course arrived (or was even ordered). Entree was worth the wait though. Spare ribs were fork-tender and delicious. Spicy crab pasta was great too. Mint was an interesting touch to the dish that added a nice depth of flavor.
Food was amazing, service was exquisite ...
Food was amazing, service was exquisite and attentive, wait staff wished us a happy anniversary and took our picture for us. Great for special occasions or just for well made and presented food. The ambiance and staff make it that much better.
The food was good for the most part and ...
The food was good for the most part and they were quick to accommodate any concerns we had. A water glass was cracked and they messed up on the wine order but they quickly had it taken care of. The pastas were good although the halibut was slightly lacking in flavor. I didn't expect to have to add salt and pepper to a meal, however that was the case with the fish so I'd stick with ordering pasta in the future since they got that right.
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