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Bella's

523 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
320.846.0900
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Ranked #13 of 61 restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
1 review
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I was very disappointed with the service I recently received while trying Bella's on Broadway. Based on some of the previous reviews I was excited to go there and try their food with my husband. Unfortunately my poor experience started right away when we stepped in the door. My husband and I waited 10 minutes before a hostess arrived to... More

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ALEXANDRIA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Bella's = great Italian food, pretty décor, and a romantic atmosphere. This is a favorite spot for us!

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Starbuck, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

As my title indicated I am not a big fan of Italian food, but it's where my wife wanted to go. I had read some of the Trip Advisor reviews and they were positive but mixed so we weren't sure what to think. It was a delayed Valentine's dinner so my wife won out, but we were both happy with... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

No doubt, this is one of the nicer restaurants in Alexandria. The menu has enough variety and the dishes we chose were done well. The desert was exceptional. What was a huge disappointment was the wine selection, or lack of. The private booths make for a much more relaxing evening. We also experienced Frankie, it is a nice touch. All... More

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Pennock, Minnesota, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is our favorite restaurant, we have been there several times and have always had a GREAT dinner and service. It has recently been voted "The most romantic restaurant" in Minnesota. They have a waitress (Frankie) who sings Italian songs for you, very well I might add. The menu is very extensive with several types of Italian foods, and many... More

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