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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

#50 of 1,140 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612-5369
+1 919-881-9778
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Raleigh
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Bella Monica is a restaurant that unless you were looking for it, you probably would not find. It is in a strip shopping center near Rex hospital in Raleigh. They have a little bit of outdoor seating (about 8-10 tables). They are overlooking the parking lot, but they have done a good job of keeping it separate. You are always... More 

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Thank 3falcones
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

this restaurant has wonderful atmosphere and I had been here about a year ago. Chosen for it's Gluten Free menu the first thing I noticed was that the prices had almost doubled, not too busy for lunchtime but service was slow even though I had called ahead for reservations. My salad had a lot of greens, two small slices of... More 

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Thank gailonj
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

I chose this restaurant because of other reviews. I got take out from Bella Monica- salad and a flat bread on a week night. They were very helpful on the phone answering questions since I had never been to the place before. Although the spinach salad had lot of interesting toppings, it wasn't overall very tasty. Something about it just... More 

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Thank Teach4NC
Charlotte
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

A little difficult to find - just look for 'pizza' on the bldg. it's definitely worth it. The food is very good and I found the service to be solid. We went right before they closed and the staff treated is as kindly as the first customers of the day.

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Thank goodeats00
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Friend recommended Bella Monica to me and what a treat..........was warned ahead that would have a wait on a Friday nite ...... But wait staff helped with a wine selection and we were seated in no time.....Ateo was superb...both of our entrees were great........best lasagne that I have had in a long time....... Rachel , our server was very pleasant... More 

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Thank Steve07532014
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

I ate here for a business lunch and had the small Frisco flatbread pizza. The favors were delicious and the bread was light and crispy. The small was enough for one person, but if you are really hungry you might want to add a salad. The bread which came with the meal was addictive. Can't wait to return for dinner... More 

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Thank Winegirl921
Santa Monica, California
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

My wife and I went here for dinner and found this place to be one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. I have eaten lunch here on occasion and always had a good experience but, this was the first time we tried dinner. The restaurant is unique in that the layout and decor are very ordinary but, the... More 

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Thank Michael S
Greenville, North Carolina
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250 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

This place is located within a grocery anchored strip mall, but don't let that fool you. The food is great and the staff are friendly. The menu has good salads, appetizers and pasta. Prices are very reasonable. Can't wait to visit again to try more from the the menu. Good for families, clean restrooms, good parking.

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Thank Trixter2013
Charlotte, North Carolina
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175 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

I was in Raleigh on business and met some friends for dinner. The location is odd, as the restaurant is in a grocery-anchored shopping plaza. I was surprised by the depth of the Italian wine list and thought it was very reasonably priced. My entree and the wine were delicious. Here are my complaints.... We sat outside. The parking lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

What a great restaurant. Food is amazing. Staff is super friendly. My husband and I went here for our anniversary and had a fantastic time.

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Thank Courtney G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?