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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

#66 of 1,140 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612-5369
+1 919-881-9778
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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North Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had not been to this restaurant for a long time but remembered it as being good. So when my Aunt came to visit we thought that we would enjoy lunch there after spending time in the NC Museum of Art nearby. We could not have been more wrong. The hostess reluctantly let us choose a table in the corner.... More 

1 Thank Escargot21
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If a zero star was a rating option, I would give Bella Monica a zero star. We had the worst restaurant experience of all time at this place. I had made reservations for my boyfriend's birthday. We waited 45 min for our table. During that time our table of six drank 1 bottle of wine at the bar while waiting... More 

Thank Karen C
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down best Italian restaurant in Raleigh. Loved my lunch last week. It was big so you could save half for later but I ate all of it! Good to have a reservation.

Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Caesar salad and flatbreads were so tasty and the service was superb at lunch we had to go back for dinner. The atmosphere reminded me of a restaurant we went to in Rome last year. I had the swordfish, scallops, mussels, clams and shrimp over linguine and my wife had the shrimp scampi. Both were superb and the manager... More 

Thank Lee P
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day at NC State, my family settled in for some good old fashion carb loading. Nana's gravy was as good as my own Nana-in-law. My daughter's white pizza was delicious & "not too garlicky." While we were eating, the owner visited our table to make sure we were enjoying our meal. We were too full to eat... More 

Thank renee u
Fayetteville, NC
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pretty excited about trying this place as the reviews were very good. The only thing that I can figure is that we hit an "off" night or there are a lot of people who really do not know what good Italian food is. Now with that said, my girlfriend and I consider ourselves pretty knowledgeable of Italian food... More 

Thank tswolfe65
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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127 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped by Bella Monica for some wine and appetizers before going to a charity event in downtown Raleigh. We sat at the bar and were served by Canaan, who has worked quite a while at BM, but is only on her 2nd stint as bartender. Canaan's service was great, as was her knowledge of wine. We... More 

Thank LonestarSpartan
Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to an exhibit at the NC Museum of Art and decided to have lunch afterwards. Bella Monica was right down the street, so I figured I'd give it a chance. It was a great experience. I got the Amore flatbread and it was absolutely delicious. I got the small pizza ($11) and ended up bringing half of it... More 

Thank MavMaiden
Raleigh, North Carolina
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721 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Bella Monica is located in a shopping center near a Harris Teeter. Just look for the green awning as there didn't appear to be a sign besides the wording pizza on the building. I have eaten here before but not been in a while so it was time to go back. The food is amazing but the service left something... More 

Thank NCTraveler2015
Lewes, Delaware
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608 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Early on a Friday night in March this place was totally full. I'm told that it is very busy most nights. The reason is obvious: the food is very good, the prices are reasonable, there's a very nice selection of wines (beer too) and the service was all we could ask for. I can speak for the Veal Bolognese with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3121 Edwards Mill Rd Ste 103, Raleigh, NC 27612-5369
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-881-9778

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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?