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523 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
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Ranked #21 of 62 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Desert took forever and it was barely warm, but tasted good Server gave us water and disappeared til manager realized we were still waiting

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were in Alex for a long weekend and heard through the grape vine that Bella's was one of the better places in town. I'm glad we received the advice! Its a small, very intimate, Italian restaurant. The chicken wild rice soup was some of the best I've ever had. The pasta was pretty good but not as good as... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you want one of the secluded booths, book ahead or be ready to wait for one. The food was fresh and delicious and authentic. The service was friendly, if a little slow. Our waitress, Frankie, will burst into song throughout the evening. Not what I expected in little old Alexandria.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

While the ambience is nice for a small town restaurant, and the wait staff is very friendly, the positives end there. The food was overpriced and below average. Starting with the "Italian" bread basket (think cheap supermarket soft Italian bread) and a marginal side Caesar salad, we knew we were in for an underwhelming experience. My Chicken Marsala Pasta was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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129 reviews 129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

First of all , expensive for very small portions. I had very old tasting and tough meatballs and fortunately the portion was small. My spouse had cool soup and a mediocre salad. Service was poor. And the bread...dry and tasteless. Never again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Yes, there is construction going on! Oh well! Park in back and figure it out! The food was AMAZING! We had the special a bottle of wine plus desert :) our waitress was amazing! So sweet, kind and attentive! We were here for about 2 hours, but I would wait a lifetime for this food. Plus you enjoy your company... More 

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Willmar, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I had no issue with the road construction out. Service was OK. Some problem with the plastic decoration and holes in the walls that were not fixed (supposed to be an A class restaurant). The food was the disappointing part. I did try the veal but it was frozen processed cutlet ravioli tasted frozen. No Italian restaurant will serve frozen... More 

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

On a recent trip to Maple Lake we decided to stop in Alexandria for dinner. The main street is all torn up requiring guests to enter from the back of the building. Understandably this would be difficult for any business to handle but would expect the service to be attentive. The staff were not friendly and lacked energy to say... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Italian restaurants, especially good ones, are scarce outside of metropolitan areas. Bellas On Broadway was a great discovery in the lake resort town of Alexandria in west central Minnesota. The atmosphere is casual elegant, with secluded booths and separated tables. The food is authentic and creative Italian! We started with salad--the garden salad was fresh, and the roasted pair salad... More 

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Alexandria, MN
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Bella's has slid a bit, in my opinion, over the past few years. The food hasn't been as good the last couple of visits and the wait staff even seemed a bit bored while taking our orders. Being one of the prettiest restaurants in the area I hate to see it slide into a state of "ho-hum". We will probably... More 

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Additional Information about Bella's

Address: 523 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone Number: 320.846.0900
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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