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Ciao Bella

3501 Minnesota Dr, Bloomington, MN 55435
952 841 1000
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Ranked #2 of 183 restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $40
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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152 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Farmington, mn
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The lobster risotto is a dish that stands apart from most others in Minneapolis and the surrounding suburbs. Served with pancetta, mushrooms, broccoli, and an amazing truffle oil, I would have eaten two helpings were it socially acceptable to do so. The salted caramel custard is divine, and the cheese ravioli is impressive. Can't wait to go back again!

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I went to Ciao Bella for dinner and was pleasantly surprised with the service and the meal. I found out later that I was lucky I was there on a Monday evening as I would have not been seated for a while as I had not made reservations. As luck would have it, we were seated quickly and were soon... More

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San Francisco, CA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We tried this restaurant close to our hotel, and it didn't disappoint. We had a variety of small plates--scallops, shrimp, cauliflower, and warmed olives with cocktails. Everything was delicious. The server was attentive, but not intrusive. Modern art decorated the walls of the restaurant with very unique interior design.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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84 reviews 84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I love Ciao Bella but they are getting really expensive and the service is sporadic. They continue to have an issue with check-in that they can't seem to solve. They have plenty of people to seat you but they always seem to be absent or clustered at the podium instead of greeting customers waiting in line. Two of us had... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great suggestion from the hotel I was staying in. Very nice bar, great food, great menu and also surprisingly, a decent wine list. Will be back on my next trip to MSP.....

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been here many times - dinner or lunch in the dining room, happy hour in the bar, or my favorite in the limited time we have in Minnesota - meals outside on their lovely patio. Food is reliably good. Always a fun, lively vibe. As I write this I'm thinking I should go there again soon.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ciao Bella is a great place to meet for lunch, gather for a drink after work on their patio or enjoy a dinner. It is never a disappointment. Their food is so fresh and you must save room for the lemonetta dessert!!! The wait staff is friendly and very service orientated but knows not to interrupt your conversation. Simply awesome...everytime!!!

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Food was great but I thought the portions to be on the small side. Price was average for the quality of the food.

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