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Ciao Bella

3501 Minnesota Dr, Bloomington, MN 55435
952 841 1000
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Ranked #2 of 186 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Excelsior, Minnesota, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful restaurant. Wait staff gives excellent service. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The food exceeded my expectations. The menu offers a varied fare from amazing salads to pasta, fish and steak. Visit with a hearty appetite as the portions are large.

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New York City, New York
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149 reviews 149 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The staff here was very knowledgeable with the menu, ingredients and prep. The were attentive and not overbearing. The Tuscan soup was fabulous and most pastas and bread are made in house. The bella burger was the right size and a small glass of wine makes this a great place for any occasion. Get there early it fills up quickly

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ciao Bella is one of my favorite restaurants in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The quality of the food, beverages and service is consistently excellent, and they do a great job over lunch of being respectful of business conversations; just the right amount of attention without being disruptive.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My small plate Seared Wasabi Scallops were sweet, tender and yummy. The Heirloom Grain Salad was just okay ~ I added some basamic vinegar to pick it up. I was glad I was dining alone and not trying to have a conversation with someone, because seated in a booth in the bar, I could hardly hear myself think. The service... More

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Willmar, Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Was concerned at first when we drove up seeing the parking lot so full, not wanting to wait long to eat. So glad we went in to check - HUGE restaurant, but had small feel. Very attentive wait staff from hostess to bus boy. Water glass was never empty. Was impressed with the prices and the serving sizes. Great bread... More

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Ciao Bella is a Real nice restaurant to go on a date or a dinner meeting. The food there is Top-Notch and the decor is perfect, and dimly-lit to complete the experience. The appetizers are tasty and the entrees are delectable. While there choose from the large wine menu. My co-workers and myself would come here quite frequently. It was... More

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Ames, Iowa
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We came here on a date and it was amazing. When we first walked up we were worried about how casual everyone was dressed. We had made a reservation, and when we told the young lady outside this, she told us reservations were inside. When we walked inside everything changed. Everyone was dressed very nicely. The food is expensive, but... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Good service, decent martini, and very tasty foods. Good choices. We go back again and again! We can walk over from our hotel, how convenient.

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Farmington, mn
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It was really good food. The sea salt carmel custard was Phenomenal!! The prices were a little high when compared to portion size, but they present them self as a higher end restaurant. My friend wore shirts & a superman shirt & i wore jeans and a tshirt. No dress code here, which i liked. Just a great all around... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great restaurant. The food is always fit for foodies and the service is excellent. It is also one of the quietest restaurants around which makes it perfect for everything from a business meeting to a romantic dinner. The steaks are excellent and the fish is always cooked perfectly. Each dish has companion sides that blend well with... More

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