Other than great service & superb gluten free bread the food was good but not good enough to warrant the pricey menu.
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This little restaurant was absolutely wonderful! The food was beyond delicious. It was what I would call authenticate Italian, just like what I grew up with. The lobster ravioli was stuffed full of lobster, the eggplant special was perfect, not a bit of grease and...More
Bella Monica has suddenly gotten very customer unfriendly! It was one of our "go to" restaurants for good Italian food, although difficult to get a reservation. Imagine our surprise when we called last minute on a Sat. Night and were told that rather than take-out,...More
Favorite Raleigh spot for authentic Italian food! Always greeted warmly and provided attentive service. Consistently excellent food with great wine selection and daily specials. Make reservations, this place is almost always packed!
The food was expensive for what you get. My wife had Rigatoni veal Bolognese which was not very good. I had the special lobster ravioli which consisted of four ravioli. This left me wondering where to find something to eat.
Beware of this place as the staff has an attitude and thinks they can treat you poorly as they have a filled restaurant. In addition, they tried to seat us outside in 44 degree weather when we had an inside reservation. A bad experience had...More
We went there for my birthday and it was perfect from start to finish. The chicken fennel lasagna special is not to be missed/
Arrived with wife for some "authentic Italian" cuisine (we hoped) shortly after 5. Despite the relatively early hour, it took an hour for our entrees to come out. In the meantime we were served some bread with a stingy amount of olive oil drizzled on...More
I’ve been eating at Bella Monica since I was 6 y/o and decided to come with my family for my 21st birthday dinner tonight. As soon as we arrived, my name was written in chalk by the front entrance, confetti was on the table, and...More
I have Celiac as well as dairy intolerance and a shellfish allergy. I was welcomed in with menus that addressed all of my allergies. Their gluten free/dairy free bread was incredibly delicious. I chose their chicken with spinach which they grilled using olive oil rather...More