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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

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Thu., 03-21
20:00
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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Menu

ANTIPASTI‏
$12.99
Antipasto Gran Piatto
Sopressata, caciocavallo, olives, herbed mushrooms, roasted peppers and tapenade & pesto crostini
$6.99
Garlic Soup
With thyme & spicy croutons
$6.99
Bella Bean Soup
Cannellini beans, carrots, celery, onions, fresh chicken stock, tomatoes, pancetta, parmesan reggiano crostini
$6.99
Wedding Soup
Fresh chicken stock, meatballs, spinach, egg drops and orzo
$9.99
Fresh Mozzarella Caprese
Tomatoes, basil‏ and evoo domestic grande or imported bufala
$3.99
With cheese $4.99
Roasted Garlic Bread & Gravy
$9.99
Brussels Sprouts
Pancetta, balsamic brown butter
$11.99
Roasted Mushrooms
Local shiitakes, oyster, cremini, organic egg, garlic herb butter, pecorino romano
$7.99
Polenta
Anson mills baked polenta, roasted red peppers, balsamic syrup
$12.99
Shrimp Napoli
Jumbo shrimp baked with asiago sherry breadcrumbs
INSALATE
$6.99
House Salad
Mixed greens, tomato, red onion, balsamic vinaigrette
$7.99
Caesar Salad
White anchovies upon request
$8.99
Spinach Salad
Mushrooms, cranberries, red onion, pancetta and hazelnut vinaigrette
$8.99
Chopped Salad
Chopped greens, tomato, mushrooms, onions, carrots, cannellini beans, parmesan cheese, balsamic vinaigrette
$10.99
Arugula Salad
Peppery arugula with sundried tomato, red onion, pine nuts, parmesan reggiano and lemon basil vinaigrette
$9.99
Pear & Gorgonzola Salad
Mixed greens, gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, red onion, pear thyme dressing
$9.99
Beet & Goat Cheese Salad
Roasted beets, arugula, goat cheese, pistachio vinaigrette
$10.99
Roasted Squash & Escarole Salad
Pomegranate, pumpkin seeds, brown butter vinaigrette
BRUSCHETTE‏
$2.50 each
Spicy Caponata with Goat Cheese
$2.50 each
Sun-Dried Tomato, Walnut & Arugula
$2.50 each
Tuscan Style Chicken Liver Pate with Onion Port Jam
$2.50 each
Fava Beans & Pecorino Toscana Fresco with Lemon, Sage & Evoo
$2.50 each
Blue Crab with Tomatoes, Garlic and Chilis
$6.99
Pomodoro
Toasted country bread with fresh tomato, basil, garlic and olive oil
$6.99
Po
Cannellini beans, rosemary, red onion, roasted garlic, parmesan reggiano, toasted country bread
SANDWICHES
Served with pasta salad
$8.99
Parmigiana
Chicken, eggplant, meatball or sausage
$8.99
Portobello
Spinach, red pepper, fontina, artichoke aioli
$8.99
Roasted Eggplant
Tomato, red onion, roasted red peppers, balsamic vinaigrette
$8.99
Steak Sandwich
Caramelized onions, mozzarella & asiago cheese
$8.99
Italian Sausage
Caramelized onions & green peppers
$8.99
Chicken Breast
Romaine, tomato, red onion, basil mayo
$8.99
Chicken & Smoked Mozzarella
Romaine, tomato, red onion, red pepper mayo
$8.99
Sicilian Tuna
Artichokes, red‏ pepper, calamata olives, basil
$8.99
Prosciutto & Fresh Mozzarella
Local johnston county ham, red peppers, arugula, vinaigrette
FAVORITES FROM NANA'S CUCINA‏
Served with a house or caesar salad
House
Caesar salad
Dry
Spaghetti, whole wheat penne, fusilli, cavatelli, gnocchi, cheese stuffed rigatoni
Price $+2.00
House
Caesar salad
Fresh
Fusilli avellino
$15.99
House
Caesar salad
Meatballs & ‘Gravy’
$15.99
House
Caesar salad
Sausage & ‘Gravy’
$12.99
House
Caesar salad
Garlic & Evoo
$15.99
House
Caesar salad
Basil Pesto Sauce
$18.99
House
Caesar salad
Veal Bolognese
Braised in chianti & tomatoes, parmesan reggiano
$13.99
Baked Ziti
Ricotta & mozzarella cheeses, tomato sauce
$13.99
Spinach Stuffed Shells
Pasta shells with ricotta and spinach, topped with melted mozzarella, tomato sauce
BELLA FLATBREADS
Small $10.99
Medium $15.99
Large $19.99
Margherita
Roma tomato, basil, garlic, evoo & mozzarella
Small $10.99
Medium $15.99
Large $19.99
Bianco
Ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, garlic & evoo
Small $10.99
Medium $15.99
Large $19.99
Pesto
Basil pesto, mozzarella & calamata olives
Small $10.99
Medium $15.99
Large $19.99
Franco
Sausage, red‏ peppers, green peppers, tomato sauce & mozzarella
Small $10.99
Medium $15.99
Large $19.99
Spinaci
Spinach, mushrooms, artichokes, tomato sauce & mozzarella
Small $10.99
Medium $15.99
Large $19.99
Genoa
Pepperoni, sausage, tomato sauce & mozzarella
Small $10.99
Medium $15.99
Large $19.99
Melanzane
Roasted eggplant, red peppers, pine nuts, tomato sauce & mozzarella
Small $10.99
Medium $15.99
Large $19.99
Vongole
Clams, pancetta, oregano, garlic, evoo & fresh mozzarella
Small $10.99
Medium $15.99
Large $19.99
Trevino
Spinach, pancetta, pine nuts, red onion, tomato sauce & mozzarella
Small $10.99
Medium $15.99
Large $19.99
Corbetto
Roasted red peppers, mushrooms, calamata olives, tomato sauce & mozzarella
DRINKS‏
$2.50
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Pink Lemonade
$2.50
Larry's Beans Coffee, Teatulia Tea
$2.50
Shangri-La Iced Tea
$2.50
100% Juice
Cranberry, orange, apple
1l $7.00
333ml $3.00
Mountain Valley Spring Water (USA)
Sparkling or still
BEER
$4.50
Carolina Pale Ale
$4.50
Carolina Nut Brown Ale
$4.50
Carolina India Pale Ale
$4.50
Amstel
$4.50
Bass
$4.50
Corona
$4.50
Guinness
$4.50
Heineken
$4.50
Peroni
$4.50
Stella Artois
NEOPOLITAN PIZZA‏
$7.99
Neopolitan Pizza
Small
$11.99
Neopolitan Pizza
Medium
$14.99
Neopolitan Pizza
Large
VIVI, AMA, MANGIA
$10.99
Calzone
Pizza dough folded and filled with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses and your choice of 2 pizza toppings
$10.99
Stromboli
Pizza dough filled with mozzarella cheese and your choice of 3 pizza toppings
PRICE RANGE
US$21 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bella Monica has been open for years, but I've not been until recently. The staff was friendly in the small business family way that makes life better. We ordered White Bean soup with crostini ( it has a tomato base) and a house salad.It comes...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank davidhV7765VC
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

Although I have visited this restaurant for years, my latest visit was with a friend who has severe allergies to milk and milk products. I knew that Bella Monica offered a gluten free menu, but we were both surprised when our server brought a Casein...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank JudithK498
Reviewed January 20, 2019

I'm old and eat out about once a week. My visit with friends to this little restaurant last night was one of the loveliest I've had in a long time. We arrived without reservations at 5 p.m. and were first told that every table was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank marilynpearl
Reviewed January 18, 2019

The good reputation is well-proved in a busy lunch setting. Calm friendly staff and simply lovely food ! Bruschetta, soup, augmented salad, lasagna, and a spot on white wine. Thanks to Leslie for the warm ease of our service. I will return for an entree...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Didi L
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

Went here for a work meeting and I had the veal dish we really had no flavor. Honestly I had a bowl of noodles with a little dropping of sauce in the center with veal. You really couldn’t taste the veal at all. The service...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sunshine_warrior
Reviewed January 11, 2019

The food here is very good. One of the better Italian restaurants in the Raleigh Area. Can get crowded so get a reservation.. Whole family including grown kids enjoy!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jimmyfgolf
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Mediocre - got the chicken parmigiana. The chicken was chewy, and the sauce just wasn't good. Dad got the eggplant parm and he didn't like it at all. Not a good local Italian spot.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank foodandtravel25
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We've eaten at Bella Monica about a dozen times. Food is usually excellent. Service varies. Tonight (Monday in November) we had reservations with friends for a special occasion. Reserved for patio if it were heated (because the inside is so loud it is difficult to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SusanG1953
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Been here twice before and have had a pretty pleasant experience. Today however wasn't right. We were a party of four and ordered our food. Once it finally was brought out the shrimp scampi that was ordered had cold pasta. Second round was brought out...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Eric W
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

First time there last night and we had mixed reviews. The restaurant is a smaller style Italian restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. The people, especially Caleb, were very nice to us and made us feel welcomed. A few issues arose during our experience. First it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Stallone1
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