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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

#51 of 1,097 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612-5369
(919) 881-9778
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Holly Springs
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I grew up Italian in Brooklyn NY and the food was delicious felt like I was at my grandmother s home on Sunday for family meal the manager Ben outstanding the waitress we had was great I have to say if in Raleigh NC and can't make to your grandmother s home you will be pleasantly. Pleased here thank you... More 

Thank John T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered lasagna and chicken parmesan on a busy Saturday night and both were extraordinary. The "gravy" is so good you might be tempted to lick your plate (if no one is watching). We also appreciate that a choice of salad comes with the meal. I find it somewhat surprising that so many restaurants charge for a salad now so... More 

Thank Susan M
New Haven
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting family in Raleigh and picked Bella Monica for lunch, which was a very good choice. Very pleasant ambiance along with tasty dishes. We had the rollatini and Caesar salad with shrimp - simple dishes, but they were generous portions and well prepared.

Thank Umberto44
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My husband and I stop by to get a pizza to go and we were very disappointed with our food as well as their service. The décor and setting was beautiful and inviting. However, the staff came off as way too high brow with little to no warmth. The pizza would have been delicious if pepperoni pizza had not been... More 

Thank bkhd
High Point, North Carolina
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361 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We ordered pizza while visiting family close by one evening for dinner. The pizza was great and all of the ingredients were very fresh and delicious, but our vegetable pizza cost $35! As good as the food was, I think I would opt for a different menu choice for the extreme price-I almost died when I went to pick it... More 

Thank Blacksheep101
Valdosta, Georgia
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Family took us here and it was terrific. Small, unassuming shopping center location. Superb wine list. Great, authentic Italian fare (to include all Italian wines). You will not be disappointed. We will return on next trip to Raleigh

Thank MG753437
Raleigh, North Carolina
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431 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Bella Monica is a neighborhood favorite that I'd classify as Italian-American. Menu items have a preponderance of offerings with red sauce. They are good but you won't find anything too subtly flavored or of Italian influence from northern provinces. I had an appetizer of Bella's bean soup that was really good. My partner's Caesar salad was strange. Service was good.... More 

Thank CarolinaBecky
High Point
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826 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

First time eating here ,definitely will be back when in the area . About 25 minute wait time Drink order taken within five minutes of being seated. To start with had one spinach salad and one chopped salad both excellent For the main course we had the following Meat lasagna ,eight layers of pasta local beef ricotta Parmesan mozzarella. Fantastic... More 

Thank Julian P
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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192 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This is a favorite restaurant of friends who live nearby. It is a lively, bustling place. The tables were all full on a Friday night. We had a reservation for an outdoor table, which was comfortable thanks to an overhead heat lamp. We shared a caesar salad and a flabread pizza. Both of them were quite ample. We took some... More 

Thank Barry17149021
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This was our first time eating here and went on the recommendation of a friend. It is located in a strip mall and easy to overlook. We started with bruschetta which was very tasty and almost as good at that we got in Italy. We had the house salad and a Caesar salads. They were good but nothing out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612-5369
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: (919) 881-9778

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?