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3501 Minnesota Dr, Bloomington, MN 55435
952 841 1000
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 134
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 6
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
best italian in Minnesota

food is exceptional. Nice option for smaller portions. Beautiful dining under the grape arbor. Friendly staff and lots of smiles.Lunch also great and the Crab Cakes are perfect.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
diane d
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Bloomington, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

food is exceptional. Nice option for smaller portions. Beautiful dining under the grape arbor. Friendly staff and lots of smiles.Lunch also great and the Crab Cakes are perfect.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food here is great, and the service is fabulous. The patio can fill up fast in good weather, so go early if you can. They do not have a happy hour.

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Fresno, California
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If I lived in Minnesota this would be my go to restaurant for vegan food (yes you read this correctly). Hold the cheese on the quinoa salad and it is one of the best I've ever tasted. Along with the honey almond brusele sprouts, I was in vegan heaven. All the other dishes at the table looked equally yummy. Just... More 

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Roseville, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went there for our 10th Anniversary since my wife loves seafood pasta. Incredible service from start to finish and no push to get the table cleared. Great food, appetizers, friendly wait staff (stopped by to check drinks, bread, etc at just the right time) and wonderful decor.

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Urbana, Iowa
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We have eaten here several times and the food is always amazing. Reservations are helpful as it can be a long wait, even at 8:30 in the evening.

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Love the vibe and decor. Love the high level of service. Love the bread. Love the entrees, tried the spicy crab spaghetti, the halibut and the pizza. Spicy crab 10 Halibut 9.5 Pizza 8 First time at Ciao Bella and will be back for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Looking around after visiting the Mall. This was close so we went. Set it up on open table, got right in.

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brookings sd
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband and I attended a family reunion and the group dined at Ciao Bella the first night. I think because we were a fairly large group, we were given a condensed menu and no prices were listed. Both my husband and I are admitted tightwads, so keep that in mind as you read my review. The salad or soup... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have gone to this restaurant on several occasions for business and there is always a wait regardless of the time we end up there. The food is fresh and good and the service is nice. Their warm bread is amazing.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Excellent warm olives. I had one of the two specials, a very well prepared halibut with tomato salsa. One of the best fish dishes I have ever had. They serve bite size portions of dessert so I tried the tiramisu, which was also very good. Of course, the desserts come in regular size for those who wish. Overall pleased. My... More 

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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: Italian, American, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3501 Minnesota Dr, Bloomington, MN 55435
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 952 841 1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?