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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

#47 of 1,121 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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Fairfax, Virginia
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend, who lives in Raleigh, had heard of this restaurant for a long time. We agreed that my visit was the perfect time to have dinner there. Very good Italian dishes and Pizza. Watched what others around us were served and it all looked delicious. Had shrimp scampi, deliciously prepared with just the right amount of garlic. My friend... More 

Thank Leafield44
Raleigh, North Carolina
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136 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been eating at Bella Monica for 10 years. We have enjoyed it because it is locally owned and as regular customers they have appreciated our business and always treated us well. Over the past year there have been major management changes. No longer can we count on the same service that we always have received. This was demonstrated... More 

Thank IraW_11
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

First they bring a dish of bread with herbs in a plate of olive oil. The menu has many, many choices - pizza, flat breads (basically thin pizza), salads, pasta. Usually several specials of the day. There's something for everyone who likes Italian food.

Thank Hank8Raleigh
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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205 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We returned to Bella Monica after a first encounter that left a very good impression. We brought along our two adult children and their significant others. This experience was mixed, and overall,l a letdown. We had a reservation for 6, and we were told the only two tables that would accommodate us were right in the bar area. Our table... More 

Thank Barry17149021
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch before a football game . Bella Monica has a fairly large dining room with a pretty good atmosphere considering it is located in a shopping center. The service was quick , competent and friendly.The food was fabulous. I cannot wait to go back!

Thank Anne C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We love this restaurant. For the last five years walking in the door you felt like a family member. Not so much on our last two. Yesterday we tried to have lunch. No one said hell-o and acted like they were doing us a favor to be there. We left and may or may not return. But the food is... More 

Thank Greg C
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had to meet someone in Raleigh for lunch and they suggested Bella Monica. Wow what a wonderful surprise. A treasure in Edward Mills Plaza with a sign that only says Pizza behind a green awning. Alejandro the manager brought us Barolo to taste and Canaan took care of us. The special Squash salad with grilled shrimp was excellent and... More 

Thank Dennis C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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269 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The eggplant rollatini on Friday's and Saturday's is a GAME CHANGER. It's homemade and the cheesiest thing you'll ever try. It's only available on Friday and Saturday's -- and from what they told me, you're able to add it to a reservation if you make one. Sometimes they'll run out Friday and not even make it to Saturday. It's that... More 

Thank Kristen H

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?