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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small town romantic atmosphere!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Restaurant empty when seven of us arrived. Took a few minutes to set up a table for us. Nice wine list, mostly Italian choices on the menu. Everyone enjoyed their meals but a flatbread pizza was delivered as the other six just about finished their meal,

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I've been to Bella's for family visits, date-night visits with my husband, and business- related visits. Everyone I talk to loves the atmosphere . . . I don't know of a better restaurant for a romantic evening in Alexandria. The food is consistently satisfactory and the staff is knowledgeable and professional.

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Authentic food choices, good wine selection, beer/wine only, ambiance, good seating options, very courteous staff.

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Alexandria, Minnesota, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Very nice restaurant with an excellent ambience. A couple of years ago, a TV station in Minneapolis named them the most romantic restaurant in the state. I can see that. Much of the seating is in private booths, although I personally prefer to be seated at one of the tables. The menu is interesting with a fair bit of variety.... More 

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went here with our family to celebrate our anniversary. We got this cool little table with a wine bottle wall around it. At first we were excited for the privacy. However, with six people at this table in this confined space, it was definitely tight. We felt a bit ignored at first, but the service improved as we got... More 

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Perham, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great food, and very friendly hostess! Charlotte from Cedar Rose Inn, where we were staying, recommended Bella's for my mother's birthday dinner, and her recommendation was spot on!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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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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