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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

#49 of 1,108 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had to meet someone in Raleigh for lunch and they suggested Bella Monica. Wow what a wonderful surprise. A treasure in Edward Mills Plaza with a sign that only says Pizza behind a green awning. Alejandro the manager brought us Barolo to taste and Canaan took care of us. The special Squash salad with grilled shrimp was excellent and... More 

Thank Dennis C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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269 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The eggplant rollatini on Friday's and Saturday's is a GAME CHANGER. It's homemade and the cheesiest thing you'll ever try. It's only available on Friday and Saturday's -- and from what they told me, you're able to add it to a reservation if you make one. Sometimes they'll run out Friday and not even make it to Saturday. It's that... More 

Thank Kristen H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Feels like family when dining here. Short rib lasagna is a Monday special until they run out. Make this a regular spot and they will remember by name and make it even more special.

Thank BiancaBunn
North Carolina
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is fantastic! It's hidden in a shopping plaze, but it is a true family owned and run restaurant. The food is excellent and has been voted best in the triangle multiple years. It is busy in the evenings so a reservation is recommended. Food is simple and delicious!!! Reasonable priced as well. It's one of my favorites in... More 

Thank nota3rdworldgirl
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant with real Italian flair. We had read in a review about their gluten-free offerings and when we asked , we got a whole menu of dishes. The gluten free Focacchia was amazing and the Pizza was not only edible but outright delicious. I wish the restaurant would be closer to home.

Thank momamo1
North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small local place is a great choice for Italian cuisine. We sat outside and enjoyed the lights and atmosphere. I was with my boys, two of whom are picky eaters. All of us enjoyed our meals: two had baked rigatoni, one had chicken parm, and I had pasta and meatballs. The homemade bread was baked in a pan and... More 

Thank EBB88
Columbia, South Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised! Delivery is never expected to be delicious because of how long the food is done before you get it. I was surprised at how good this food was. I had a spinach and pepperoni calzone, hot wings and chicken tender salad. All of my food was yummy. I will definitely patron again.

Thank LeNiccki T
Cary, North Carolina
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93 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I was disappointed last nite because little things add up. Service was OK. I have loved the lasagna in the past so I tried again. We were not offered a choice of bread but were served the soft focaccia which we don't care for and had to ask for the ciabatta, which we do like. The Caesar salad (?) was... More 

Thank Tom H
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Haven't been to Bella Monica in a while and put the reservation in open table two weeks before. Attentive when we arrived and were seated quickly. Listened to the specials and ordered both the salad and entrée, heirloom tomato salad and squid and shrimp pasta. Bread is always wonderful and all the food was excellent. It isn’t the fanciest place... More 

Thank sg789
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Called to order a to go order and had to leave on voicemail. Went inside to pick up to find out they never check their vm at dinner (was informed by hostess). Why have one? I must say the food is delicious, but they are lacking on customer service. My time is just as important as yours and you get... More 

Thank Deborah W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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?