Menu

The Menu

FRESH, LOCALLY SOURCED ITALIAN CUISINE

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.

Lunch

Lunch

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Dinner

Dinner

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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

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White Wines by the Bottle


Red Wines by the Bottle


Dessert

Dessert

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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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Beverages

All wine, ports and sherries
Soda possible to contain less than .02%, but very unlikely
Lemonade
Coffee
Tea
Espresso
Latte
Cappuccino
Crispin Original

Soups

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

Salads

Ciao Baby
Seared Ahi Tuna without dressing
Grilled Organic Salmon
Brasiliana
Caesar without croutons
Chopped Salad
without crispy prosciutto

Small Plates & Sides

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Warm Olives
Mashed Potatoes or Wasabi Mashed Potatoes
Grilled Vegetables
Roasted Vegetables
Roasted Fingerling Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Cauliflower
Crispy Tuscan Kale
Scallops
Sauteed Spinach
Burrata no crostini

Entrees

Brick Roasted Chicken without sauce
Herb Grilled Salmon without sauce
Filet Mignon with sauteed potatoes
Pork Chops without house-cut fries
Chicken and Wild Mushroom Risotto
16 oz. New York Strip without fries
Fish 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.

Desserts

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

Dressings & Sauces

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