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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

#41 of 1,259 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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    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
Stellar service, outstanding cuisine!

We were told the wait was 45 minutes, but the great GM found us a table for 2 in their wine room in back. Go there! It was quiet and cozy! We started with a salad, with yummy fresh greens. Numerous great wine choices. The lobster ravioli was memorable! Make a reservation to avoid disappointment. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Bridget B
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New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My dad made a reservation for us to have a family meal last week, and we had heard such amazing things about this place. We were all so excited to try this out, but in the end, everything was just so disappointing. Location: It was a bit hard to find. It is in the corner of this strip mall, with... More 

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Beaufort, North Carolina
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was a crowded Saturday night 6pm dinner with reservations. The place was packed and noisy. We were seated quickly towards the back hallway which is maybe 10ft wide by 45ft long. First thing we noticed is that it was difficult to carry on a civilized conversation due to the high sound levels. Everyone is talking in a small area... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I live near by and have been going here for years. I will continue to go here for pizza, Saturday brunch and lunchtime salads, but never again for non-pizza dinner. I went on a week night and our waiter was unshaven, and very unfriendly. You like to have a smile returned when you're paying to eat out, this guy acted... More 

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New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We were told the wait was 45 minutes, but the great GM found us a table for 2 in their wine room in back. Go there! It was quiet and cozy! We started with a salad, with yummy fresh greens. Numerous great wine choices. The lobster ravioli was memorable! Make a reservation to avoid disappointment. We could not have had... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I recently attended a shower here and the food and service was wonderful. The salads were fresh and the dressings not overpowering. We also had a selection of pizzas and all were made with fresh ingredients. The owner came by several times to check on us and make sure all was well. Service was impeccable. I will make it a... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

best modern italian in Raleigh. Very comfortable settings. Fantastic variety. Fresh Pasta, Oh that bread!

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

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
104 reviews 104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 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

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
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?