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Ciao Bella

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3501 Minnesota Dr, Bloomington, MN 55435
952 841 1000
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Today
11:30 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Great Italian Food

Love this place! It's our go to, Old-School Supper Club night out when we are hungry for Italian. Nice wine list, consistently delicious apps. We love the wasabi scallops (ok not so Italian) and Cesar salad. Hubby loves their steak and I like to try the chef featured fish entre. Have never... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Beth K
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Love this place! It's our go to, Old-School Supper Club night out when we are hungry for Italian. Nice wine list, consistently delicious apps. We love the wasabi scallops (ok not so Italian) and Cesar salad. Hubby loves their steak and I like to try the chef featured fish entre. Have never been disappointed. Perfect date night!

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Bloomington, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ciao Bella is a great restaurant all year but especially during the summer months when you can enjoy their patio. It's a hip place any time, reservations help. Nice staff, the food is pretty consistently good, although I've been there at times and well....the chef might have just had a clunker night. That won't stop me from going back....since it... More 

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Cumming, G
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a great business dinner at Ciao Bella. The facility is amazingly appointed and meets all the requirements for both business and personal dining pleasure. Service was outstanding and attentive, helpful when it came to questions about the menu which was well rounded and fitting for every appetite. Highly recommend the crab cakes or Brussels sprouts for apps...their lasagna was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is one of our favorite go to places in the Twin Cities, especially in the warmer weather when we can sit outside on their fabulous patio. Just had dinner there again last night and have to say it never disappoints. Wait staff and hostess(s) are all wonderful as well. Ask to be seated in Doug's area - he is... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The service and the food in this unique and very special restaurant is of the upmost quality. I've eaten in this restaurant many, many times, and I felt I owe them, since they have NEVER failed me. The manager Scott and his whole team are sure to blow you away. This is truly delicious , elegant and professional experience. Be... More 

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North Branch, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Tucked away in an unusual location (between Penn and France North of 494) the restaurant is cozy, elegant, and comfortable with vaulted ceilings, brick walls, and chic décor. Beautiful original art and murals. Dress up or dress down as suits your style. Vibrant happy hour scene. We’ve been visiting Ciao Bella 3 – 4 times a year since 2010 when... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Went for a business dinner. The Ciao Bella salad was awesome with feta and a vinaigrette. The spaghetti and meatballs were very good, so good I ate the whole plate even when I was stuffed and should have stopped.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I recently had a milestone birthday. My significant other took me to Ciao Bella on the night of my birthday as it was the restaurant where we had our first lunch together ten year sago. I have dines at Ciao Bella for numerous years and it use to be what I could call "fine dining". I can no longer consider... More 

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Austin
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Had a business dinner here in January. Excellent service. The calamary was OK (not excellent) - too oily. Their bread is excellent....very good Caesar salad and pasta with scallops. Overall had enjoyable experience. The team I was dining with also enjoyed their food - good seafood options as well. I would recommend the place for sure

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Battle Lake, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have dined here before and always have a great experience. Had lunch with clients here in December....WOW - food was delicious and the service was outstanding! Can't wait to go back. Fresh baked bread and house made desserts too!

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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: American, Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?