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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

#39 of 1,142 Restaurants in Raleigh
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3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 881-9778
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 123
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 8
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Italian Restaurant in Raleigh

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 Ravioli and their flatbread pizzas.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
TerraLupin
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Cary, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Cary, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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 Ravioli and their flatbread pizzas.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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 us free dessert. About $30 per person, with booze, no dessert, before tip. About my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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 beer! It was so nice how many choices my son had to choose from. I... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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 it's seriously the best one your grandma didn't make Rule #4 for Bella Monica: If... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 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:(

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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 operated.

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Cary, NC
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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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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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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business
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?