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Bella’s named most romantic restaurant in Minnesota

Bella’s on Broadway may be the home of many future marriage proposals after being voted the most romantic restaurant in Minnesota.

When WCCO-TV in Minneapolis called out to the public for nominations on romantic restaurants, Bella’s landed in the top 15. From there, the restaurants were able to promote themselves to get voted into the number one spot. Bella’s was victorious.

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“It’s our atmosphere and our great staff,” said co-owner Carrie Thompson. “The staff has been around for a long time and they know how to treat each table.”

As for the atmosphere, Bella’s is full of intimate nooks and alcoves for couples to lose themselves in. More than 150 tea lights get lit every evening, elevating the restaurant to another level of romance.

Customers are encouraged to stay as long as they want as Thompson and the rest of the staff make sure they never feel rushed. “We want people to truly dine with us,” Thompson said. “It’s not fast food.”

The icing on the cake is Frankie, the singing waitress hailing from Italy. Inheriting her vocal talents from her opera singing father, Frankie has a variety of love songs that she sings to the tables.

All of these ingredients mixed together, along with their menu, helped Bella’s earn the title of Minnesota’s most romantic restaurant. Thompson and the rest of the Bella’s staff would like to express a big thank you to everyone who voted.

Annie Harman
Annie Harman is a reporter for Echo Press and The Osakis Review. She grew up in Detroit Lakes and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a degree in print journalism and history in May 2012. Follow her on Twitter at annieharman
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