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3501 Minnesota Dr, Bloomington, MN 55435
952 841 1000
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Ranked #2 of 186 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $40
Sun 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Was right across the street from the hotel we stayed at so very convenient. A bit of higher end eatery but the food was great. The quinoa and asparagus salad is excellent! Service was first class as they consistently made a special vegetarian meal (was not on the menu) when asked for a colleague who was travelling with me. We... More

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Medford, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stopped here for dinner. I actually needed to change our reservation almost last minute because we weren't going to make it on time and they were great about it. I loved how it was fabcier, and we felt welcomed even though I was probably the only one wearing what would be called appropriate clothing. We never felt unwelcomed or... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was there for a client meeting and was very happy that it was held at Ciao Bella. The food was extremely delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful as well. It was a bit noisy, however, we were able to conduct business just fine without any problems. Waiter was very energetic and provided great service. I had accidentally left an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I've dined here several times but last night was spot on. Maple glazed salmon was sublime. Meat & cheese, entree, wine, and molten lava cake perfect. Yes it's noisy, but I didn't want to talk after getting that meal!

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended by the hotel. The food was good - not great. I had the lobster risotto and the lobster was not easy to find in the dish. My dining companion said his pasta with sausage and peas was very good. This restaurant has an excellent wine list. The one true downside of this restaurant was that... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Business dinner for 7. Service (Scotty) was great and recommendations were spot on. Very good selections of wines. Everyone bragged about their dish - and we have some picky eaters. My pasta dish was delicious. Would love to go back.

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Hermantown, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Yummy food, wonderful service, beautiful place! One thing I wasn't expecting however is how loud it was in there. Dinner on a thurs eve, was so loud was hard to visit with friends in our booth. The restaurant is very open floor plan and I think the noise just carries. Something to keep in mind if you are looking for... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Ciao Bella is a truly excellent Italian restaurant. The service was very attentive and knowledgeable, without being oppressive. The quality of the Italian dishes was superb. I had Red Pepper scallops over linguine. The scallops were extremely flavorful and accompanied by a delicious sauce. Everyone in our party ordered a different dish, and everyone was happy. It is understandably a... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Fresh bread with olive oil? To die for. Wasabi scallops? To die for. Calamari? To die for. Although we've been there for dinner, last night we stopped in the bar for a few apps. The sauce with the calamari is unforgettable. The scallops are served with a little kick, unlike most scallops.Bread hot out of the oven. AND they make... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I've had consistently good meals at Ciao Bella! Whether with companions in the restaurant, or dining solo at the bar area, service and attention to detail are impeccable. I especially appreciate half portions available for most entrees. In good weather, the patio is sublime!

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Additional Information about Ciao Bella

Address: 3501 Minnesota Dr, Bloomington, MN 55435
Phone Number: 952 841 1000
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bloomington
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 18 - 40
Cuisine: American, Italian, Pizza

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