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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

#37 of 1,134 Restaurants in Raleigh
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3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 881-9778
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
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  • 7
    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
Reservations recommend

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 operated.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Sharon2285
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Raleigh, North Carolina
via mobile
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW 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 operated.

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Cary, NC
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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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, especially before a concert or PNC venue. Celebrating birthdays here is always a treat as... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Excellent gluten free Italian dishes with a nice variety of choices. The staff was friendly and helpful. I had garlic soup, focaccia bread, stuffed shells and took home a Kaluah cheesecake.

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I've gone here many times but not for a few years. It is in a typical slightly upscale strip mall and not much to see from the outside. But they have great pizzas and fancier Italian food as well. A very nice wine selection. Just a couple miles off the interstate.

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NC
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I visited this restaurant for a co-worker’s retirement. So many people have been telling me for years how great this food is, and I was looking forward to it. I went to the site to check it out, and the first thing I noticed was the prices – whoa! LUNCH PASTA $18?! This better be the best pasta I ever... More 

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Wilmington NC
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

So I struggled a bit whether to give this place a three or four star rating. We sat at the bar and it was fairly empty so our service was good. This is probably a place you should get reservations for it if you come on a weekend night. It looked very crowded and regular seating. My pizza looks better... More 

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NC
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Call for reservations because this is a busy place! Excellent service (Madison is our favorite waitress, but all are good), terrific food, good wine selection, convenient location, nice ambiance. This is our favorite local restaurant and the "go to" when in doubt. Never ordered anything here that wasn't delicious. Very highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is my favorite Italian restaurant in the Raleigh Durham area. The food is always excellent whether you are having pizza or pasta.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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388 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were had a table of 6 and were sat in the back of the restaurant. The ambiance was not up to par: pink plastic chairs, bright florescent lighting, cheap wood tables and a grand view of a parking lot. The food was so so - on the bland side. The service was very good. Overall, a little ambiance would... More 

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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Staff was so attentive, had different color plates for gf items, bread was amazing, cheese ravioli, stuffed shells, and chicken Parmesan were all splendid!! We will definitely be returning whenever we are in the area! Celiac friendly! They even had gluten free croton crumbles for their salad! Celiac friendly! They had a full menu for gluten free customers, including a... More 

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Additional Information about Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

Address: 3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone Number: (919) 881-9778
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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?