The Menu


At Ciao Bella, we serve simple, fresh Italian cuisine made from local ingredients. Our handcrafted meals are accompanied by a thoughtful, approachable wine selection. We believe dining is more than food: it’s an experience, and ours is quality.

A Minneapolis metro favorite, Ciao Bella was opened in 1997 by Minneapolis restaurateur Rick Webb, whose pursuits have set the standard in Twin Cities dining for over 40 years.

Our philosophy is simple: the best food comes from the best ingredients. That’s why we use pure, double-filtered water in our cooking, baking and beverages. We buy local, fresh, in-season produce. Our sustainably sourced fish is flown in fresh daily. Our locally farmed meats are 100% natural, vegetarian-fed as well as hormone and antibiotic free. Our desserts are always made with certified organic dairy products.  Every day we hand-roll our homemade egg pastas, bake fresh bread, churn small batch gelatos and craft desserts.

As with our food, we take great pride in our art, all of which is by local artists. We are pleased to add Ciao by artist Bill Mack to our collection. The painting is an original oil and acrylic on metal from the historic Hollywood Sign that overlooked Los Angeles from 1923 to 1978. The artist purchased the original Hollywood Sign with its 55 years of aging white paint and rust and the holes that were added to keep the 45-foot tall sign from blowing over. He uses the metal as canvas to paint images of iconic movie stars from the Golden Years of Hollywood.

Like you, we have a fundamental love for fresh, carefully handcrafted food and quality wine – it is our passion and philosophy. Every meal. Every day. Please enjoy.

Heading downtown? Visit Ciao Bella’s sister restaurant, Zelo, for another quality dining experience featuring handcrafted food and dedicated service.



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*these items are raw or undercooked, consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness

Wine List

Wine List

Download Wine List (PDF)

White Wines by the Bottle

Red Wines by the Bottle



Download Dessert Menu (PDF)

Gluten-Free Options

Gluten-Free Options

Our servers and chefs understand the importance of particular dietary requests, and are happy to accommodate you with these gluten-free options.

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All wines and ports
Soda possible to contain less than .02%, but very unlikely
Tito’s, Smirnoff, Chopin and Ciroc Vodka’s
Crispin Original


Tomato Basil without croutons
Chicken Fennel without crostini
Sausage and Potato
Chicken Black Bean
Sausage and Kale
Butternut Squash
Tuscan Pork and Pepper


Ciao Baby
Seared Ahi Tuna without dressing
Grilled Organic Salmon
Tuscan Kale 
Caesar without croutons
Chopped without crispy prosciutto

Small Plates & Sides

Caramelized Brussel Sprouts
Warm Olives
Mashed Potatoes or Wasabi Mashed Potatoes
Grilled Vegetables
Roasted Vegetables
Roasted Cauliflower
Sauteed Spinach
Burrata no crostini
Seared Ahi Tuna no crisps, no soy reduction
Cured Meat and Cheese Plate no flatbread crisps
Spicy Green Beans



Herb Grilled Salmon without lemon thyme sauce
Filet Mignon subsitute sauteed potatoes
Pork Chops without house-cut fries
Herb Risotto
16 oz. New York Strip without fries
Walleye Milanese without breading
check with chef on current specials. We can always prepare our fish simply grilled or seared with grilled vegetables or mashed potatoes as an option.


Sorbetto without cookie
Gelato without cookie
Budino without tuille
Sea Salt Caramel Custard

Dressings & Sauces

Balsamic Vinaigrette
Basil Aioli
Blue Cheese Dressing
Caesar Dressing
Cream Sauce / Alfredo
Cocktail Sauce
Crushed Tomato Sauce
Dijon Mayo
Fresno Chili Aioli
Horseradish Sauce
Lemon-Garlic Aioli
Lemon Vinaigrette
Maple Vinaigrette
Special Sauce
Sweet and Spicy Dressing
Thai Chili Beurre Blanc
Truffle Aioli
Twelve Year Aged Balsamic
Wasabi Oil