This place is pricey, but it’s really delicious. They have good gluten free options and even have there own line of gluten free pizzas which are amazing. Last time I was there I got the gluten free baked ziti because they were out of stuffed shells. Now, the baked ziti is not on the menu, but they can make it for you, allergy safe! It was delicious! Never gotten sick!
Amazing gluten free options and have been serving gluten free for many years. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and have a great process for helping all staff know who approach the table that you have a GF requirement (when you tell the staff you are GF they change the bread plate out for a colored one). Best restaurant in Raleigh for gluten free Italian by far.
The staff was knowledgeable about GF. They even changed my bread plate to a red one immediately “to not accidentally poison you”. They have a GF menu with actual options! Polenta was yummy. Shells were super tasty. Bread was okay - missing salt I think?
New food runner mixed up gluten free and regular bread (causing person with celiac disease to eat gluten). Server was fine, but manager tried to dismiss it as not a big deal because it was only a bite. Did not offer to comp the meal or any other way of making things right. Will not be going again.
The best place for GF Italian in Raleigh and my favorite GF restaurant in the area. They know how to make sure your food is uncontaminated and they offer a full menu from breads to dip in olive oil, appetizers, entrees, pizzas to desserts. They usually have a GF beer as well. My non-celiac friends all love this place. It is usually busy so reservations are a must.
We just finished a fabulous meal here and had to add another 5 star review. Great GF options and very knowledgeable staff. They use different color plates for the gluten free food, and made sure to bring some gluten free bread out before dinner. Wanted to stay for dessert because there were plenty of options but were just too full. All the gluten filled meals were wonderful as well, this was a great find, thanks to the app. Highly recommend!!
huge g-free menu! ordered a chicken and goat cheese small plate and a side of broccoli rabe for a light lunch. was surprised by some complimentary g-free focaccia (!) to accompany my meal, and nice olives. also, had an impressive vermouth cocktail.
Bella Monica is AMAZING. The food is so good and there are a ton of gluten free options! The waitstaff are all very knowledgeable and friendly. The GF focaccia bread and tiramisu are really impressive, along with the brunch selection. I will definitely be coming here for brunch more often! By the way, the signage is terrible. The front of the restaurant has a sign that says "pizza," but it's covered by a big tree. We weren't sure we were at the right place until we got to the door...
Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and even shared that she is too, a celiac. I have never felt so comfortable eating in a restaurant since being diagnosed with Celiac 2 years ago. the menu is OUTSTANDING. The chicken Balsamica was amazing and so was the shrimp scampi. Don't pass up an excellent meal and awesome service!!
This place exceeded my expectations! gluten free focaccia to start:) the host gave me a red plate, so that the waiter knew I was gluten free before he even took our order. I haven't ordered dessert yet, but I cannot wait for the Cheese cake, my favorite!
Incredible food! I checked with the waitress to make sure my stuffed shells were really gluten free- that's how good they were. They take so many precautions to make sure you're safe and truly understand cross contamination, which unfortunately most restaurants don't. The wine, focaccia and dessert were all incredible as well. Genuinely great, quality food. I'm so excited I found this place and can not stop raving about it. I can't wait to go back!
Absolutely wonderful! They have a dedicated gluten free menu and do an absolutely awesome job! I had the gluten free ravioli, a Caesar salad, and Kahlua cheesecake (with a gluten free crust). They also automatically brought out gluten free bread with oil and Italian herbs. Gluten free dishes were served on a different color plate.
I believe this is the best gf restaurant in Raleigh. I see people insulting the pizza, but if you are going to Bella Monica for pizza, you are missing out on the great food the chef prepares. If you want pizza, there are good gf pizza places. I always get a chicken dish or pork medallions. The sauces are wonderful. The gf bread drizzled with herbed olive oil is delightful. The salad is a feast for the eyes. I don't care for the flourless chocolate cake, but there are other gf desserts.
Staff was so attentive, had different color plates for gf items, bread was amazing, cheese ravioli, stuffed shells, and chicken Parmesan were all splendid!! We will definitely be returning whenever we are in the area! Celiac friendly! They even had gluten free croton crumbles for their salad!
The owners at Bella monica opened a restaurant to recreate the recipes their Italian nana made for them as children. they use only imported San marzano tomatoes for their sauce and the f latbread pizzas are made with fresh ingredients. on the gluten-free menu, all the ingredients from the rice f lour crust to expeller pressed olive oil are clearly listed so those with allergies can eat without worry.
What's not to love about this find!! From the all encompassing gf menu, to the knowledgable staff, to the colored plates that remind the staff you are gf...it's all wonderful. And the food: Oh my!!! Best gf bread I've had in years. So good!!! Gf beer, bread, pasta, pizza. We had pasta and salad. Can't wait to eat here again.
The menu looked great but I was in a hurry and grabbed a gf flatbread as takeout. My flatbread pizza was disappointing and expensive. I felt like making a frozen Udi's pizza would have been bigger, tastier and cheaper. I'm really interested in trying their pastas and stuff though!
This place was amazing. The care they take when you tell then gluten free. Their menu has a ton of options and they give you gluten free focaccia bread to start off with. I had the gluten free BREADED chicken parm. Dynamite!!!!!! Can't wait to go back
Great gluten free menu! I had awesome gf stuff shell pasta, Cesar salad and of course bread. Yes you heard it right bread! We didn't know to make a reservation so we had to wait awhile, but it was well worth the wait! (Definitely recommend reservations) And since it was our first time here and we had waited and still had smiles on our face we got a free dessert and it was awesome! They also gave us a military discount. I'm leaving full and extremely happy!
gluten free bread!!! it. is. amazing. every Celiac's question when going somewhere with bread. I had 4 pieces along with my pasta. the chicken and sauce was great, the noodles were obviously not house made, but could have bought better. overall, great atmosphere and enough to earn 4 stars. a lot of great options BTW. the chicken with spinach and tomatoes is tops.