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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

#50 of 1,144 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612-5369
+1 919-881-9778
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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689 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bella Monica is located in a shopping center near a Harris Teeter. Just look for the green awning as there didn't appear to be a sign besides the wording pizza on the building. I have eaten here before but not been in a while so it was time to go back. The food is amazing but the service left something... More 

Thank NCTraveler2015
Lewes, Delaware
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604 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Early on a Friday night in March this place was totally full. I'm told that it is very busy most nights. The reason is obvious: the food is very good, the prices are reasonable, there's a very nice selection of wines (beer too) and the service was all we could ask for. I can speak for the Veal Bolognese with... More 

Thank practans
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We ordered take out from this restaurant. We definitely appreciated the gluten free options & the food was very good. The service, however, was terrible. We were told the food would take 30 minutes when it actually took over an hour. No one seemed to care about the inconvenience. We got 3 entrees & a side for $75 (that's without... More 

Thank Melissa T
Raleigh, NC
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262 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We had a family get together last night and my sister-in-law ordered some take-out items from Bella Monica. She ordered Baked Ziti, Portobello & Sundried Tomato Lasagna, Glutten Free Bread, and Regular Bread. They also gave us a small Veggie Pizza. I sampled the Portobello & Sundried Tomato Lasagna and Veggie Pizza. I thought both were very good. The Lasagna... More 

Thank TurksHeadGuy
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here ona Saturday night. I would recommend a reservation but we were lucky enough to be seated in the private dining room in the back. Just lovely. I have food allergies and all I can say is as a gluten-free menu it couldn't be beat. Husband has no food allergies he was as delighted... More 

Thank Claudia M
Whitsett, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I love Italian food but it has to be gluten free. I have tried many places that state that they have gluten free pasta. I went to one restaurant and ordered chicken parmesan that was labeled gluten free. Only the pasta was gluten free the chicken was coded with regular bread crumbs. I tried another restaurant and again only the... More 

Thank serenely49
Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I love coming to this restaurant. It is small, so the feeling is very intimate. The food is excellent, and the wine list superb. I suggest calling ahead for a reservation though!

Thank 1happycamper99999
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Been here twice when in town.Very unique Italian foods. Small place but worth the price. Reservations a must. Even for lunch. Creme Brûlée not like traditional style.

Thank Cliff F
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Bella Monica is probably the best Italian food I have eaten in years. But what makes this place outstanding, besides the food and quality of service, is the care they take with handling their gluten free menu items so that customers who are gluten intollerant can eat and enjoy a complete meal that has been prepared safely and to perfection.... More 

Thank DailyHiker
Raleigh, North Carolina
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Our go to for Italian in Raleigh - hands down the best. The lasagna and the lasagna-of-the-day are always amazing. The sausage and fennel lasagna and the short rib lasagna are two of my favorite lasagnas-of-the-day! They have quiet a menu and everything is delicious. We always order the brussels sprouts with pancetta. Make a reservation - we have never... More 

Thank Meredith S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612-5369
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-881-9778

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