Bella Monica

Italian Restaurant and Pizza Place$$$$
Northwest Raleigh, Raleigh
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  • Nathan R.
    "Best Italian restaurant in Raleigh."(2 Tips)
    Dawn B.
    "By far, the best gluten free menu in Raleigh!!"(5 Tips)
    Gunter D.
    "The short rib lasagna special is amazing!"(2 Tips)
    Whitney M.
    "Eggplant Rollatini and the Amore pizza are my favorites!"(2 Tips)
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  • Paul P.
    Paul PapadouliasNovember 21, 2015
    Complementary focaccia is great. Side salad is fresh & light. Good wine menu (house red was good). Tasty chicken parm served on a bed of spaghetti. Lots of yummy sauce. Delizioso! Make reservations!!
  • Ashley P.
    Ashley PhillipsApril 26, 2015
    I love this restaurant, the ambiance is wonderful as is the service. I went for a glass of red wine & fancied some cheese, they made a cheese plate even though they didn't have one on the menue.
  • Twirly J.
    Twirly J 💃May 13, 2014
    Yelp find! The food was AMAZING!I started off with the Spiedino (marinated chicken breast, goat cheese & fig. Goat cheese was perfect consistency and flavor, chicken was tender. Best chopped salad!
  • Kirti P.
    Kirti PatelSeptember 29, 2011
    eggplant rollatini=yum!--they only have that on the weekends or else the Portobello Lasagna is always good. Better to make reservations for dinner. Make sure you tell them about bdays. Brunch is okay
  • Grayson H.
    Grayson HodgeMay 21, 2015
    I've been eating here for years...best flat breads in the city, the Trevino is the very best!! Their special, only on the weekends, lobster ravioli is another OUTSTANDING entree.
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda CibottiDecember 8, 2014
    Went here with my boyfriend on a Tuesday place was busy and amazing. Great food,great service, the specials were even delicious. Will be back for sure!
  • Karen M.
    Karen MNovember 4, 2012
    Get the Wild Copper Salmon. It is amazing! Service? It rocks! And make sure you make reservations, they are always full and wait can be as long as an hr.
  • Adrienne K.
    Adrienne KratzerMay 3, 2013
    The BEST!!!Next time we will make reservation. The wait staff is wonderful. The food and wine are awesome. We will dine there again.
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TAugust 18, 2014
    My favorite Italian place in the Triangle. Love it all! Also very accommodating for gluten free.
  • Josh H.
    Josh HaymondFebruary 19, 2014
    Gluten free friendly! Extremely difficult to beat the balsamic glazed brussels with pancetta.
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan TalbotNovember 18, 2014
    Get the clams! So good. They write their specials on uncooked lasagna noodles. Very crafty!
  • Rod B.
    Rod BrooksDecember 30, 2015
    The spinach stuffed shells were fantastic, and the staff were great. We felt right at home.
  • Blake H.
    Blake HovisJuly 7, 2012
    I love the Caprese sandwich. It used to not be on the menu, but now it has found the page!
  • Jen R.
    Jen ReallyDecember 17, 2009
    This place is awesome! Everything is good but be sure to have some of their mozzarella appetizer!
  • Dave A.
    Dave AndreyFebruary 19, 2011
    The Saturday brunch is out of this world! Try the Bella Benedict, it's my favorite.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica ThompsonSeptember 29, 2014
    Excellent unique salads, I love the pistachio vinaigrette on all of the salads!
  • Gunter D.
    Gunter De SouterAugust 14, 2014
    Wonderful atmosphere and service. The short rib lasagna special is amazing!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WanderskiMay 24, 2013
    Good outside seating for kids, very good pizza choices for entire family.
  • Bo B.
    Bo BromhalJune 15, 2013
    Great people & great food - just use Open Table to make your reservation!!
  • Christian Z.
    Christian ZinnOctober 29, 2010
    This is a great place. The food is fantastic and the service is even better.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WhiteOctober 14, 2011
    Best place for lunch in town. The staff is great and the food never disappoints
  • Robert W.
    Robert WilliamsOctober 15, 2011
    The Manzo flatbread pizza is incredible. Order it and thank me later.
  • Cole W.
    Cole WattsOctober 30, 2011
    Definitely check out the Pumpkin Ravioli if you get a chance.
  • Whitney M.
    Whitney MJanuary 2, 2014
    Eggplant Rollatini and the Amore pizza are my favorites!
  • Tim W.
    Tim WallaceOctober 22, 2013
    The polenta is very goof. A meal in itself.
  • Howard J.
    Howard JacobsonOctober 30, 2010
    Unbelievably delicious Brussels sprouts and sauté mushroom appetizers
  • Vhondy
    VhondyJuly 29, 2012
    The Brussels Sprouts may be the best I've ever had!!!
  • Audrey R.
    Audrey RMarch 10, 2012
    French toast is amazing, but it is enough for two.
  • Dave A.
    Dave AndreyAugust 31, 2011
    The Affogato dessert is amazing!
  • Sean C.
    Sean CanaleApril 22, 2011
    Family favorite. Always good food. Very kid friendly.
  • Nathan R.
    Nathan ReichMarch 28, 2013
    Best Italian restaurant in Raleigh. Hidden gem!
  • Twirly J.
    Twirly J 💃May 13, 2014
    Spiedino! Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum!
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MartinFebruary 5, 2010
    New blue crab bruschetta is great!
  • Tommy Z.
    Tommy Z.January 8, 2013
    Short rib lasagna is unbelievable!
  • Will P.
    Will PetersonJuly 13, 2013
    Get the Bella and add light pepperoni.
  • Dawn B.
    Dawn BerkeyMarch 11, 2013
    By far, the best gluten free menu in Raleigh!!
  • Nate S.
    Nate SmithMay 28, 2014
    The mussels are fantastic!
  • Char M.
    Char MDecember 3, 2013
    Get a reservation. Even on Mondays!
  • Twirly J.
    Twirly J 💃May 13, 2014
    Salmon on chopped salad!
  • Jen H.
    Jen HankinAugust 22, 2011
    The best flatbreads around!
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillFebruary 19, 2015
    The Italian restaurant in Raleigh.
  • Heather H.
    Heather HallMay 26, 2012
    Omg. Brussel sprouts are amazing.
  • Jacob H.
    Jacob HuffDecember 31, 2011
    Meat lasagna is amazing!
  • Sejal P.
    Sejal PatelNovember 14, 2013
    Amazing Food & Great Service!
  • Magister S.
    Magister SchultzDecember 31, 2011
    git fresh basil on your pizza
  • DeAnn S.
    DeAnn SFebruary 15, 2014
    Gluten Free bread was AWESOME!!
  • Layne W.
    Layne W.July 18, 2012
    Bianco pizza is A+!!
  • Nation H.
    Nation HahnAugust 16, 2011
    Amazing salads and flatbreads.
  • Kolter K.
    Kolter K.May 23, 2013
    Staff is great.
  • Jodi S.
    Jodi SchwartzNovember 1, 2014
    Bruschetta, chicken parm
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