- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Roasted peppers, capers, parmesan frico, croutons
Basil pesto, artichoke, broccoli, tomato, mozzarella & feta
8 layers of pasta, local ground beef, ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella, nana's gravy
The food was amazing! The staff was nice. This was our first time dining there and went based off the reviews. It was well worth it. We will definitely be back!
Really enjoyed my first experience there. Very nice atmosphere and very good food. The only issue which was incredibly minor was being sat in front of a door that was constantly being opened as people dined outside so we kept getting hit with a pretty chilly draft. But again that was very minor and looking forward to going back.
Everything was outstanding, as usual. I had the pumpkin ravioli, which is seasonal and worth the hour drive from our home. We had a party of 8 and were well taken care of. Bella Monica is our go-to spot in Raleigh for sure.
Our first date night there. Absolutely the best meal we've ever had. The caprese was perfect, my whole wheat penne and my husbands meatballs and gravy also delish, we finished with tiramisu and chocolate cake. The wine list wonderful; the waitress and other staff courteous and professional.
Nina was a wonderful server. We always enjoy the fresh salads and the eggplant rollatini is the best. And who can end without homemade tiramisu? Great evening on the patio
Starting with slow service for drinks but improved as meal continued
Great gluten free food, wonderful staff, and excellent atmosphere. Love this place!
Great dining experience. We enjoyed ourselves greatly.
The service and food were great. We have been coming here for years and it has been consistently good.
Great restaurant! Love their Gluten-free offerings. Food is delicious. Service was wonderful.
Been coming here for years and it never disappoints!
Everything was great! Staff helped us with a special request to celebrate out newlywed friends, amazing food and nothing was left on our plates. Highly recommend
Great food, delicious and inexpensive house red. Recommend the lasagna and the calamari pasta. Will definitely be back.
Great dining experience !
Another fab meal at Bella Monica! Thanks!
Everyone loved their food, but my husband thought the bolognese was light and not a shady as most. We were not expecting to eat outside, but it was not too cold.
All three meals were excellent as usual. I’ve never had a bad meal here. We had pumpkin ravioli, pasta bolognese, and a flatbread pizza. The wine of the day was perfect as was our service.
Very nice lunch! The food and the service were both great!
Bella Monica has been one of my favorite restaurants for many years now. The service is excellent and staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Wine list never disappoints. Specials are thoughtfully chosen and always amazing.
Absolutely recommend. Also recommend making a reservation, no matter what time you are going -- just to be sure you'll be able to be seated.
Great outdoor seating area - did get noisy when full. Good reliable Italian cooking!
Always great food and service! Great gluten free food
our first post-pandemic visit. excellent and always.
Always fantastic food and service at Bella Monica. Quick to be seated, food came out timely and very hot. Great options for anyone with gluten issues/celiac. One of our favorites in Raleigh.
Fantastic gluten free food! My wife has celiac and loves Italian, so this was a gem of a find, especially since it was her birthday celebration (the gluten free tiramisu was amazing, but I think she loved the polenta appetizer most).
Excellent service. Delicious food
We met friends who were traveling through the area for a late lunch. The food and service were both outstanding. Unfortunately we sat outside and it was tremendously noisy with emergency vehicles and delivery trucks. One of the trucks did not turn their very loud engine off during the time they were unloading. I will not be sitting outside again as it was hard to converse. Bella Monica has no control over the noise, but it is something to consider.
Cozy seats, delicious food and yummy wine. What more could you ask for. Always a good experience at Bella Monica.
Everything was SO delicious. Was so happy we found this gem.
Great food, great service…doesn’t get better than that
Always a good meal…dependable service and fair price.
Server was great as was the food but something I noticed that bothered me was when the host/manager/owner led us outside to be seated the busser was on his way in and mgr blew right past him. Granted the restaurant has a very bad setup where everyone’s congregated by the single front door, but the action left a clear impression on me even weeks later. It seemed like there was a very clear unspoken division of labor, no friendliness/familiarity, and it made me uncomfortable. I want to support businesses that treat all employees well…I’ve worked in restaurants so I understand the behind the scenes and front of house demands; the busser was working very hard and very professional so the staff should at the minimum be respectful.
The food and service were both excellent. This is a very high quality restaurant.
The food is always great as is the service! Wine was awesome too!
Resturant is always very good. Service is excellent and prompt. I eat there often. Parking for lunch could be better but it is worth it.
Excellent food & service! From appetizers to deserts awesome!
Great service, but bad food.
I have heard a lot of good things about this restaurant, but food was pretty bad. I wonder if the main chef has got changed recently.
Servers were very nice and restaurant seems pretty clean and safe about Covid stuff.
The food and service is always excellent everytime we go.
Delicious food and great customer service as usual! My friend got the Italian wedding soup and I got the Beet & Goat Cheese salad and I added blackened chicken which was awesome! One of the favorite restaurants in Raleigh and definitely my favorite Italian restaurant!
Bella Monica offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 881-9778.
Bella Monica is rated 4.7 stars by 2927 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.