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523 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
320.846.0900
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Solo lunch

I stopped here for lunch and enjoyed a salad, pasta and dessert. The ambiance, decor, privacy, and service are what I would come here for. The food was good but not great. The side salad was quite plain but good quality lettuce. I had the sausage and shrimp pasta which was good, again, not great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
dazzlingglitz
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Trinidad, Colorado
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Plano, Texas
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Never expect to walk in Minnesota's Most Romantic Restaurant for a casual dinner. The atmosphere was good and romantic (with dimmed lights). The food was very good even though the service was a bit slow that evening. For couples who go there for a romantic dinner, I suppose that would have been a plus.

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Thank WhitePolarBear
Minnesota
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We held the Groom's Dinner for our son and his fiance's wedding at Bella's on Broadway in October. Carrie and her staff did a GREAT job. They printed up a custom menu for our 44 guests, detailing the 4 entrees we had preselected. We also had caesar salads and bread with oil on the tables... and a great chocolate cake... More 

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Thank xxoox
minnesota
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

When we were seated, we were told it was the last night they would be open. They were closing for the winter, to reopen in the spring, so there was a limited menu for the evening. BUT, we were pleasantly surprised at how wonderful our meal was! Both of our dishes were exceptionally good. Then as a bonus surprise, we... More 

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Thank Alicia J
Woodbury, Minnesota
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD IN ALEXANDRIA as well as possibly the best in Minnesota! Great atmosphere, as well as great service. The waitresses even sing in Italian to you! Amazing!

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Thank O K
Trinidad, Colorado
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I stopped here for lunch and enjoyed a salad, pasta and dessert. The ambiance, decor, privacy, and service are what I would come here for. The food was good but not great. The side salad was quite plain but good quality lettuce. I had the sausage and shrimp pasta which was good, again, not great. And the dessert I had... More 

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Thank dazzlingglitz
Minnesota
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We try to go on Wednesday evenings, as this is when you can create your own meal. A chef will cook the items you select to make your entrée. The food is excellent. We've also had entrees from the menu. We have always had good food. The nacho dessert is very good. The service is good. This is a place... More 

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Thank travelingmom1955
Minneapolis, Mn
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We went for lunch with our friends. We all had something different and every one of us was thrilled with our meal. I had the special with shrimp, my spouse had pesto & sausage (delicious), one of our friends had butternut squash pasta and our his spouse had a salad. Excellent service, a lot of different wines to pick from,... More 

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Thank RALPH55416
Alexandria, Minnesota
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

You will not be disappointed with the ambiance of this restaurant. The food is good... You might have to wait a few minutes before staff greets you at the door.

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Thank MinnesotaTraveler49
Bloomington, Minnesota
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Awesome surprise on main street. The food is fresh and simply delicious. There is a nice selection of wines and the seating gives you space to truly make the experience your own. The atmosphere was never rushed and very focused on the best experience for your time at Bella

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Thank nmdahl
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were six women for lunch, and when one of us received an undercooked piece of chicken and told the waiter, he argued with us, saying, "That is how you asked me to prepare it". No, she wanted it well done. Finally he took it back and did not offer to replace it or suggest something else. More rudeness resulted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 523 Broadway, Alexandria, MN 56308
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 320.846.0900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?