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Bella Sera Trattoria

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422 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-2812 (between Lemon Street and Lime Street)
+1 626-359-1399
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Monrovia, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We've been here for dinner numerous times for dinner because we were happy with everything. Their pasta is made on premises, there are no complaints with any of their dishes. Nice wine list, very good appetizers and deserts especially the cannoli. Friendly service and atmosphere and excellent food and wines. Highly recommend it for a fun night out. Forgot to... More 

Thank bugasm101
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you are in the San Gabriel Valley area, Bella Sera Trattoria has some of the best Italian food you will find. Located on Myrtle Street, it is right in the middle of downtown Monrovia which gives it a small town, cozy feel. The restaurant is small with a welcoming feel. Service is prompt and polite. Recommended for: couples, small... More 

Thank ElleJisawesome
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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176 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

While the food rated 4-5 stars, the service was just not too friendly and the prices were Manhattan, not Monrovia. I do recommend the chicken marsala over mashed potatoes and spinach. If only the staff would smile...

Thank Rocky P
Pasadena, California
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176 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Made reservations as this is a new restaurant for a nice girls birthday luncheon. There were very few people in restaurant when we arrived at noon on a Sunday. I was a bit worried... ultimately for no reason. The food was very good as was the service. I would return. We shared the bruschetta appetizer which hands down was exceptional.... More 

1 Thank AnnieP7
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Probably should not have dined here on a Friday night. Entire main street in town closed every Friday for a market/fair. Parking almost impossible. Bella Sera was mobbed. We ate on the patio where there was "music" - a fellow playing a guitar and singing. Nobody paid any attention to the poor guy. A couple of loud birthday parties and... More 

1 Thank TimeTraveler_800
Monrovia, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A gem of a place in the heart of Old Town Monrovia, Bella Sera has a pleasant ambiance paired with delicious fare, especially the pizza. If the weather permits, dining on the back patio is a lovely way to spend time.

2 Thank lhalet
Monrovia, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We've been a few times and always are impressed with the high quality of the food and service. Definite value in there. Evenings are definitely the quiet enough atmosphere for a peaceful date night. Ample free parking in and around OId Town Monrovia in lots around Bella Serra. When weather permits there is also sidewalk and rear patio dining available.... More 

1 Thank frazgo
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61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Location: IE - Old Town Monrovia Parking: paid, street side Atmosphere: patio is way chill, wonderful atmosphere, live music was playing Staff: playful, nice Menu: large selection Meal: lasagna was tasty Prices: little above average Visit Again: yes Recommend To Friends: yes

1 Thank Nicole P
Arcadia, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Don't miss this place when visiting Monrovia. Not only is the service excellent but the food is fantastic! It even caters to the kids with make your own pizza dinner. Defintely try everything but my favorite is the gluten free Penne Pasta with Sausage in a Vodka sauce. Dale also makes great drinks, try something different the Monrovian Breeze. Come... More 

1 Thank tek4aek
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Bella Sera is always great from a evening date dinner to a family celebration. The staff is warm and friendly and the food is outstanding. Bella Sera keep up the great work!!

Thank Barberk1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-2812
    (between Lemon Street and Lime Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia
  • Phone Number: +1 626-359-1399

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?