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“AMAZING ITALIAN” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bello Cucina

Bello Cucina
Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Saint Joseph
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“AMAZING ITALIAN”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

Worth the drive from st, cloud, prices are better than olive garden, ciattis, etc., and the food was better, the wine well priced. Melt in your mouth entrees. GET THE MUSSELS APPETIZER. Flavor explosion!

Visited September 2012
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English first
Saint Joseph, Minnesota
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bello Cucina”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Good food but you need lots of time when you go there. Don't sit outside if you don't want extra company sitting on your food or in your wine. If a bee ends up in your wine, don't expect a different glass because you won't get one. It would have been a nice gesture on the owners part to give a new glass of wine. what would it have cost them??? $2?? maybe have cost them a customer.

Visited August 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A wonderful find in a small town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We're from the Twin Cities and were in St. Cloud for some shopping and our obligatory stop at the St. Joseph Meat Market (best brats and meat in the state) and saw a sign for the Bella Cucina and thought we'd give it a try. Wow - we were very impressed!

My wife had the Butternut Squash Ravioli and Lobster. It had exceptional flavor though the portion was decent size but smaller than she would have liked. She absolutely loved it and so did I.

I had the Bayou Rigatoni which is a somewhat spicy dish. It had a very nice melding of flavors and was very enjoyable. This dish was much bigger than my wife's and very filling for even the hungriest among us.

Our kids ate from the kids menu. We were very surpised by the huge portions and the quality of the food they received.

The desserts were also delicious and supersized each capable of being shared by 2 to 4 people.

If I recall correctly, the main dishes were around $12 - $15, the kids plates $4 - $6 and the deserts were about $4 - $8. In the Twin Cities, I would expect to pay at least 2 to 3 times as much for a meal of comparable quality.

We ate outside which we really enjoyed. Keep in mind that you're eating next to a 4-way stop so there is a bit of traffic. We weren't bothered by the traffic but some people may prefer to eat inside instead.

Highly recommended!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Clear Lake, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

This is a new restaurant in our area. The food was very good. Lots of variety of top notch Italian cuisine. Bread is excellent! Nice location. Cute shops nearby. Nice place for a romantic evening. Or for lunch with friends.

Visited June 2012
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Minnesota
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A new gem in town. A great place to meet, with good menu selections”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

The decor here, struck me as soon as we entered. It is truly a gem. One can sit outdoors, weather permitting. I was with a group of 4 friends. Everyone enjoyed their menu selections. Price was reasonable and service was good, in spite of it being very very busy.

Visited June 2012
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