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7:00 PM
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Bella Monica

4.7
1888 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Bella Monica Cucina & Vino is a family-run trattoria with recipes handed down from our grandparents. Our menu features Neapolitan dishes like gourmet thin-crust pizzas called, Flatbreads, Pasta, Seafood, Chicken, Local Pork & Beef dishes. Our tomato sauce is made just like Nana's. It's so good that we sometimes eat it like soup! Without a doubt, we serve 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 & Flatbreads.

We showcase local art on the walls and play a great upbeat music mix. You can dine al fresco on our patio.

Wine Spectator awarded wine list.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 11:00am to 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 11:00am to 11:00pm
Closed Sunday
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Phone number
(919) 881-9778
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Corbett Monica
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Catering
Sundays at our Nana’s house were special days. It 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 house throughout the day to take their places at the table. The day never seemed to end as we would sit for hours sharing the food.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Duraleigh/ Blue Ridge roads
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Parking details
Large, shopping center lot.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7
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4.7
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

We have been wanting to get to Bella Monica for some time now having moved down from NY city over a year ago. We are used to good Italian restaurants and are so happy to have finally found one in the Raleigh area!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Always count on great food and service at Bella Monica!

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vipMasako17 (Central Coast)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Just a great neighborhood dining experience so close to PNC

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vipRaleighcuisinediner (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

Always delivers the butternut squash ravioli divine service excellent and large gluten free menu for those in needb

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BirthdayCelebration (Western NC)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

What a pleasant and delicious surprise! My daughter who lives in Raleigh highly recommended Bella Monica as the place to go for Italian food. I booked a dinner reservation for my husband's birthday. Our family had a wonderful time celebrating his special day together while enjoying the amazing appetizers, entrees and desserts.
Brittani completed the experience with her excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything gets 5 stars except our table placement. Eleven people, in a hallway next to the rear entrance door. That was very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

We’ve been here
Multiple times and everything was great in the
Past. I order the chick parm every time I come and the
Presentation was different this time. The chicken did not appear breaded and the entree had way too much sauce. My wife got the eggplant parm and was not satisfied either. I feel like the food quality has gone down since last time I came. Not sure we’re going to return

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Eacurri2 (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent service and fantastic food and wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
2.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

The service was very slow and the food was mediocre. I do not think will will be back.

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GfreeKath 
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

I have Celiac -- this is a very safe and fantastic gluten free restaurant! Excellent food quality, timing, ambiance, service... great!

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