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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

#38 of 1,131 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 881-9778
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 23
    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
Fabulous every time!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Lucas4
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NC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
NC
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 388 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

have eaten here over the past few years and the results are various. live close so eat here maybe once a month or so for take out. the results are various, sometimes good, sometimes not so. if you want to eat in then would suggest a reservation.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

First, in their defense we were a party of 8 adults and 2 children but I noticed open tables during the 2 3/4 hours we were there. We were seated on the outside patio which was a little odd feeling because it's on the front of the building and random people may walk through as they head to other locations... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?