Restaurant Spotlight: Ciao Bella

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 10:48am.

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Ciao Bella opened the doors in 1997 and has been a popular Bloomington restaurant ever since. With contemporary Italian cuisine and amazing service, the restaurant has made a name for itself.

At Ciao Bella, you will find plenty of organic and local ingredients on the menu. They craft food by hand with fresh, seasonal offerings every single day. Here's what you will find at the restaurant.

The Menu

Ciao Bella offers a lunch and dinner menu, along with an extensive wine list. You will find only the best ingredients in each dish. With an emphasis on local produce, in-season choices, 100% natural antibiotic-free meats and fish flown in daily, only the best is found here. Even the wine includes only the best grapes chosen by well-known vintners.

The lunch menu includes dishes, such as:

  • Organic Greens Salad
  • Heirloom Grain Salad
  • Tomato Basil Soup
  • Fontina & Salami
  • Parmesan Crusted Shrimp
  • Crab Cakes
  • Walleye Sandwich
  • Ribeye Sandwich
  • Bella Burger
  • Grilled Organic Salmon Salad
  • House Made Ravioli
  • And More!

The dinner menu includes dishes, such as:

  • Calamari Fritti
  • Ahi Tuna Spring Roll
  • Classic Bruschetta
  • Wood Grilled Ahi Tuna
  • Walleye Milanese
  • Filet Mignon
  • Braised Short Ribs
  • Brick Roasted Chicken
  • And More!

You will even find plenty of great desserts, such as the budino, gelato or tiramisu.

The wine list is full of great choices by the glass and by the bottle. The list by the glass includes both 3-ounce and 6-ounce pours with choices from all over the world.

Location and Hours

Ciao Bella is found at 3501 Minnesota Drive in Bloomington. They are open from 11am to 3:30pm, Monday through Saturday for lunch. The restaurant is also open from 3:30pm to 10pm, Monday through Saturday for dinner and from 4pm to 9pm on Sundays for dinner.

It's recommended that you get a reservation if you want to dine at Ciao Bella on the weekend.

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