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Bella Monica Italian Restaurant

#50 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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158 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

First they bring a dish of bread with herbs in a plate of olive oil. The menu has many, many choices - pizza, flat breads (basically thin pizza), salads, pasta. Usually several specials of the day. There's something for everyone who likes Italian food.

Thank Hank8Raleigh
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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215 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We returned to Bella Monica after a first encounter that left a very good impression. We brought along our two adult children and their significant others. This experience was mixed, and overall,l a letdown. We had a reservation for 6, and we were told the only two tables that would accommodate us were right in the bar area. Our table... More 

Thank Barry17149021
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch before a football game . Bella Monica has a fairly large dining room with a pretty good atmosphere considering it is located in a shopping center. The service was quick , competent and friendly.The food was fabulous. I cannot wait to go back!

Thank Anne C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We love this restaurant. For the last five years walking in the door you felt like a family member. Not so much on our last two. Yesterday we tried to have lunch. No one said hell-o and acted like they were doing us a favor to be there. We left and may or may not return. But the food is... More 

Thank Greg C
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

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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268 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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
Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 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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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

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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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 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 28 September 2016 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 

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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
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?