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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

#30 of 1,254 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 881-9778
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 110
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Place

This restaurant was fantastic. I went here with my husband for my birthday. Upon arrival they wrote everyone names who were celebrating a birthday outside with chalk (super cute). We had a reservation but still had to wait, didn't mind waiting, they gave us free champagne. We had an eggplant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Thalia R
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Greensboro, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was fantastic. I went here with my husband for my birthday. Upon arrival they wrote everyone names who were celebrating a birthday outside with chalk (super cute). We had a reservation but still had to wait, didn't mind waiting, they gave us free champagne. We had an eggplant appetizer it was amazing, my husband is not big on... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We've been to Raleigh several times, but missed this little Italian place next to Harris Teeter. We had to wait about a half hour, though it was early on a Friday. Glad we did. Friendly service, good salads, and the flatbread pizza was excellent. We wanted to return on Sunday to try some of the main courses, but unfortunately, this... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at Bella Monica dozens of times in my life and the food has always been consistently outstanding. Great place for lunch or a casual Italian dinner. The reason for my review today is to compliment the manager on a meal my family had a few weeks ago. My wife and I wanted to take my parents to... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were out furniture shopping in the North Raleigh area and decided to forego lunch until we had found what we were looking for. Around 3 PM our goal was accomplished and we set out to find someplace close by. Bella Monica is in a strip mall, as are so many restaurants in this area. It is casual, with many... More 

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Blowing Rock, NC
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had a business dinner and came here for the first time as a group. Valet parking made arrival into the metro area easy. We were promptly seated and our orders taken. The variety of choices on the menu made selection difficult. It all looked great! I tried their pizza and my wife tried a delicious pasta dish with seafood.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This restaurant is hidden in a strip mall. It is one of the best places I've ever eaten, every time. My go to salad is the pear and gorgonzola salad with grilled chicken. It does not disappointment. I always make a reservation and they are prompt to seat me. Great service and friendly staff.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Bella Monica is such an elegant quaint Italian restaurant. I wanted something really special for my Birthday and I really wanted to go to a non-chain Italian restaurant and not feel rushed out the door after my meal. I also wanted a good wine and Bella Monica had everything I was looking for and then some. Anastasia our server was... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This restaurant is always packed! Make a reservation if you can. We went on Friday evening and waited for about 40 minutes at the bar, and was able to grab some bar seats to eat dinner. Otherwise they told us it was 1 1/2 hours wait! The aroma alone makes your mouth water, and the food doesn't disappoint. Good wine... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Bella Monica is an amazing place. They are always busy - good news there - and the food is always top notch. The first time I went there (over a year ago) I was some what unimpressed with the service. The food was very very good but the service took away from that. It was slow and our waitress was... More 

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Batavia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Love this place! Love the food (mussels *****!) and the atmosphere! The bread they serve with the entrée is so-so, but it's still a great place!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: (919) 881-9778

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?