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Bella Monica, Raleigh, NC

Bella Monica

4.7
4.7
3523 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Benvenuto! Opened August 2000, chef/ owner Corbett Monica and his wife, Julie, created this trattoria as an extension of his Nanas dinner table. A place where the neighborhood gathers to dine and enjoy life. Guests become family at our tables, enjoying recipes handed down from our grandparents. Following tradition, we make our sauce with San Marzano tomatoes and use only the freshest ingredients available, just like Nana. Our gravy is so good that we eat it like soup! Neapolitan menu, thin-crust Flatbread pizzas, Pasta, NC Seafood, Chicken, Local Pork. Without a doubt, the best cannoli you will ever taste! Our wine list features all Italian, hard-to-find selections that are a perfect match for our Pasta and Flatbreads. Wine Spectator 2007-2019. Local art is on our walls and we play a great upbeat music mix. We welcome you to our business, our culture, our family. It is an honor and pleasure to cook for you. Please enjoy our food and the company you share at our table. Mangia bene!

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 881-9778
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Corbett Monica
  • Catering
    Let us bring our homemade Italian food to you at your home, office or special event venue. Catering from 10-100 people. Available for staffed, non-staffed, pick up or delivery events. Sundays at our Nana’s house were special. They began when we entered Nana’s house and the smell of the ‘gravy’ simmering on the stove would greet us at the door. Nana would fly out of the kitchen to pinch our cheeks, give us hugs, and lead us to the table full of food saying “mangia, mangia”. Sundays with Nana were days where everything seemed to stop for family and friends; everything except for pasta. Aunts, uncles and cousins would trickle into Nana’s home throughout the day to take their places at the table. The day never seemed to end. We would sit for hours sharing food and laughter with one another. Though the day would begin and end with food, the time spent with our family really made those days special. It is our hope and passion to recreate those long, special Sundays at Nana’s table.
  • Private party facilities
    Bella Monica’s Private Dining Room is the perfect setting for celebrating a special occasion or hosting a corporate event. We offer extraordinary food, in an intimate setting, with gracious hospitality. Our completely private room can accommodate 18 guests seated or 35 guests standing. Additionally
  • Private party contact
    Ben Hunter: (919) 881-9778
  • Neighbourhood
    Raleigh
  • Cross Street
    Duraleigh/ Blue Ridge roads
  • Parking Details
    Large, shopping center lot.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,523 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Italian

  • Raleigh

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Raleigh

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Raleigh

    Italian

3,523 Reviews
  1. SheilaM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    delicious food. Great chicken parm. great service, low key ambiance--we always have a great time there.

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  2. BenReviews

    Charlotte

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our favorite Italian restaurant in Raleigh. Everything is so good and fresh. Amazing pastas and flatbreads. So tasty and filling. Nothing fried, which is refreshing. I wish they had liquor, that would be my only request. Service is always good. It is small so reservations recommended.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were flexible on our arrival time as we were coming from 90 minutes away and traffic was a bear. Food was very good. Service was great. Only complaint is that the bathrooms aren't very handi-friendly. Luckily we were able to help the person affected.

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  4. AlexiaM

    Miami - Dade

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious gluten free options. I was pleasantly surprised when the waiter bought out a piece of warm gf bread for me to enjoy. The wine was perfect, and my entree was phenomenal! Very friendly and attentive staff despite the restaurant being very busy. Will definitely be back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent trout special. Beautifully prepared. Always enjoy Bella Monica

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  6. richardw

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful. Food excellent. Ben’s wine recommendation was spot on.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    All the usual excellent experience - food was lovely, it was a later lunch so sound levels were great. Only negative was the time it took to get our check to leave. One of us had an appointment, and the wait person was elsewhere in the restaurant, which was not crowded at 2 pm.

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  8. JamesK

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always reliable, neighborhood favorite Tasty menu and always a special or two

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  9. Jsmith

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group of 6 appreciated how well we were treated and the food was amazing. Thank you for a great lunch, very satisfying experience!

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  10. szq1129

    Raleigh

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful meal at Bella Monica! Wonderful on all counts and every item delicious ! Our usual mushroom appetizer is a must, and the special flat bread was just that- special! Fresh zucchini and basil YES! Excellent wine recommendation from Ben that made the meal complete.

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FAQs

Bella Monica offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 881-9778.

Bella Monica is rated 4.7 stars by 3523 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bella Monica

3121-103 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Duraleigh/ Blue Ridge roads
  • Neighbourhood
    Raleigh
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizza Bar, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Large, shopping center lot.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Corbett Monica
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 881-9778
  • Catering
    Let us bring our homemade Italian food to you at your home, office or special event venue. Catering from 10-100 people. Available for staffed, non-staffed, pick up or delivery events. Sundays at our Nana’s house were special. They began when we entered Nana’s house and the smell of the ‘gravy’ simmering on the stove would greet us at the door. Nana would fly out of the kitchen to pinch our cheeks, give us hugs, and lead us to the table full of food saying “mangia, mangia”. Sundays with Nana were days where everything seemed to stop for family and friends; everything except for pasta. Aunts, uncles and cousins would trickle into Nana’s home throughout the day to take their places at the table. The day never seemed to end. We would sit for hours sharing food and laughter with one another. Though the day would begin and end with food, the time spent with our family really made those days special. It is our hope and passion to recreate those long, special Sundays at Nana’s table.
  • Private party facilities
    Bella Monica’s Private Dining Room is the perfect setting for celebrating a special occasion or hosting a corporate event. We offer extraordinary food, in an intimate setting, with gracious hospitality. Our completely private room can accommodate 18 guests seated or 35 guests standing. Additionally
  • Private party contact
    Ben Hunter: (919) 881-9778
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