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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

#51 of 1,148 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 - 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, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place

My wife and I went on a Monday night. Everything was great minus a few oddities: the inside was empty (530 on a monday evening), and they said we had to sit outside due to tables being booked for reservations. Weird because the inside was still empty when we left at 7. My wife's whole wheat penne... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Stephen H
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Grovetown, GA
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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English first
Grovetown, GA
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went on a Monday night. Everything was great minus a few oddities: the inside was empty (530 on a monday evening), and they said we had to sit outside due to tables being booked for reservations. Weird because the inside was still empty when we left at 7. My wife's whole wheat penne wasa little dry... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My two best friends took me to Bella Monica for my birthday dinner. The food was awesome and the service outstanding. I even got a birthday dessert and they had decorated our table. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for a fun Italian restaurant in Raleigh.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very good Italian food. Enjoyed eating both inside and outside. Friendly staff and good service. Highly recommend.

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Osterville, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

How can the "best Italian restaurant" in Raleigh not have any veal dishes on the menu?? That's ridiculous. Sort of like a pizza place that doesn't use cheese. Duh.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

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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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, 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?