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Ciao Bella

3501 Minnesota Dr, Bloomington, MN 55435
952 841 1000
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Ranked #2 of 185 Restaurants in Bloomington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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157 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 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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Senior Reviewer
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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91 reviews 91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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