94% of 68 votes say it's Celiac friendly

3121 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612 Directions

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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

A great option...calamari was delicious!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Italian
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Chicken Parmigiana served over Polenta AMAZING GF!!!!
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Caprese
Brunch
GF tiramisu
GF focaccia bread
Bella Monica really needs better signage. There is a sign behind the tree that says "pizza."
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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

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?

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination. Gluten free bread is amazing! All of the gluten free dishes comes out on colored plates. Non gf food is on white. We will definitely go back again!

Not celiac
4 months ago

Great gluten free selections. Pasta, and they even serve bread that is gf while you wait for your meal and it is yummy. Though it would be nice to have more than one piece of gf bread at an Italian restaurant. Still delicious.

5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious food and the staff is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. The bread is out of this world!

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious meals! Ordered the GF pizza for an appetizer and the crust was crispy and light. My son had the chicken parm and I had the stuffed Shells. All the GF meals are served on different color plates. Would definitely go back!

11 months ago

This place was awesome! They use separate ovens and colored plates to indicate allergy. The menu had so many choices as well, to include gluten free tiramisu! I highly recommend going. We loved it!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Separate gluten free pizza and pasta menu. They use different color plates to identify your food. Had GF pizza and bread, no problems.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Our very face place for special occasions! Love the GF bread, salad, chicken parmigiana and tiramisu! Always very safe for celiacs.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I am in love with this place!! Wonderfully knowledgeable staff. Brittany you rock! Awesome GF menu! I absolutely recommend the Chicken Parmiggiano served over Polenta! To Die For!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

This was an amazing find in Raleigh. I haven't had gluten free focaccia this good since I was living in Italy and visited Cinque Terre. Definitely a must! Colored plates for GF foods as well.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Color plates for gf. Gf bread. Lot of selection for gf on separate menu. Helpful staff. Restaurant itself is amazing and helpful.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I just recently got diagnosed with Celiac, and the staff here are phenomenal. Would definitely recommend to all with gluten issues.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
2 years ago

Not sure of their food is good, but the staff is very rude. I would not recommend trying this place with more than 4 people. Very unaccomodating. We left.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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!!

2 years ago

Very good food, we just came in for lunch and I got the GF spinach and feta pizza from their GF menu. It was very good and hit the spot.

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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...

2 years ago

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!!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

So delicious and the entire staff is extremely knowledgeable. I have never had a bad experience here.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

amazing GF foccacia bread! huge servings and celiac friendly with a great menu!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing! They not only have a gluten free menu, but a CASEIN FREE MENU, too!

Celiac
3 years ago

Our server knew exactly what to do when I mentioned gluten free. The gluten free rosemary focaccia was great and my pizza was amazing! Be aware that the pizza is now 10" and they will charge you $13.99 instead of the $9.99 on the menu.

3 years ago

Service was great and very knowledgeable. Food was fantastic, including the table GF Rosemary focaccia!

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very Celiac/Gluten-free friendly! Specific GF menu that is the same size as the regular menu. Tons of options, best GF pizza I've ever eaten! Super accommodating and friendly staff, #1 place to go for a delicious pizza. ❤️

Celiac
3 years ago

Very good GF Breaded Chicken Parm but the real star was the made in house GF Tiramisu. It was amazingly delicious and I was so impressed.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Stuffed shells were fantastic! The creme brulee was also delicious, just be sure to mention you want it gluten-free. Recommend making a reservation as it is deservedly popular.

Not celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Make reservations as they book out two to three weeks out! Delicious gluten free options with several choices.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

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!

3 years ago

Great place! Excellent wine choices and gluten free menu! However the food could be a bit lighter and gluten free pizzas could be fresh instead of frozen.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Fantastic food and service was super helpful and nice. Celiac approved.

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

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!

4 years ago

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.

Not celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

Not celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

The Bartender's (Justin) wife is gluten free so he was wonderful to take my order. The food was wonderful and it made sense that when I was there 4 of the 7 people at the bar were gluten free. A wonderful experience.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

My favorite Italian restaurant in Raleigh! An extensive menu with DELICIOUS options. There is even gf bread to eat while waiting for your meal. It's definitely a treat!

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

My favorite place!

Not celiac
5 years ago

eaten here twice with no reactions. great gf menu with a lot of options!

5 years ago

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!

Not celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

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

Not celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

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!

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

A "no brainer" --- if you want great Italian food go here. No worries! Can't go wrong!!!!! (If you can't go to Bella Monica, you can stop at Harris Teeter and pick up a Bella Monica frozen pizza!!!)

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

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.

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