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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612-5369
+1 919-881-9778
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612-5369
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

How can the "best Italian restaurant" in Raleigh not have any veal dishes on the menu?? That's ridiculous. Sort of like a pizza place that doesn't use cheese. Duh.

1  Thank Beth M
Reviewed 31 July 2015

There is no place like Bella Monica. The food, the ambiance, the wine, the service! Oh goodness, I love this place. It's a family tradition to eat here on big occasions: you know, things like engagements, birthdays, visiting family. You need to try the Lobster...More

Thank TerraLupin
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Love the Italian dishes that are made in an authentic way. Never had a bad mean there. The ambience is great - the art is done by a photographer who traveled to Italy around the same time we did.

Thank JWS847
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Very popular place serving beer and wine only. #1 loves their chicken parm and it’s her comfort food when she’s feeling low. She always orders it on top of sautéed spinach (instead of pasta), but waitress mistakenly served with pasta. She made it right: gave...More

Thank HomoQuiScitOmnia
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We have been here several times over the last five years and have always enjoyed our visits. Rarely not crowded so reservations are advised. Food is consistently very good and reasonably priced. My wife is crazy for the Focaccia bread.

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We were visiting Raleigh, NC for a college visit with my son, who has Celiac Disease. Anyone on a strict gluten-free diet knows how difficult it can be eating out. I was so impressed this restaurant had a full gluten-free menu, they even had gluten-free...More

1  Thank alama
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Best Restaurant in Raleigh!! Seriously. Rule #1 for Bella Monica: Always make a reservation. ALWAYS. Rule #2 for Bella Monica: Refer to rule #1 Rule # for Bella Monica: Do dine there for your birthdays and anniversaries, they give you a free homemade cannoli and...More

Thank Kristen H
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I was really excited about trying this restaurant after reading the excellent reviews but have to say it was just ok. We ordered the chicken parmesan and the eggplant rollatini special. We will not be in a rush to go back:(

Thank Megan M
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

The food and service is out of this world. By far the best Pasta I've ever eaten. They offer a gluten/dairy free menu. From the moment you walk in, until the time you leave you will know you are dining amongst friends. Locally owned, and...More

Thank Sharon2285
Reviewed 24 June 2015

This is hands down my favorite pizzeria in Raleigh. I have been coming to Bella Monica to dine for 7 years and love my meal and experience every single time. I highly recommend making reservations because it is a small restaurant and fills up quickly,...More

Thank Katladyunc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
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 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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