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!!
So delicious and the entire staff is extremely knowledgeable. I have never had a bad experience here.
amazing GF foccacia bread! huge servings and celiac friendly with a great menu!
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!
Amazing! They not only have a gluten free menu, but a CASEIN FREE MENU, too!
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.
Service was great and very knowledgeable. Food was fantastic, including the table GF Rosemary focaccia!
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. ❤️
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.
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.
Make reservations as they book out two to three weeks out! Delicious gluten free options with several choices.
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!
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.
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.
Fantastic food and service was super helpful and nice. Celiac approved.
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 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.
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!
My favorite place!
eaten here twice with no reactions. great gf menu with a lot of options!
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!
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!!!)
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.
Great gf focaccia bread! Very accommodating wait staff. However, the prices are on the high side (this is an upscale restaurant).
They are wonderful. They take food allergies very seriously. The server even changed out my clean cutlery with some that had gone through a separate wash to avoid even a trace of allergens. Menu is clearly defined and options are good. They truly understand what it takes to serve a customer with food issues.
Amazing food! They are so accommodating and knowledgable! They can also accommodate dairy and soy free!
Amazing! My husband is Italian and he thinks it is one of the best Italian restaurant we have eaten at.
Ok, the gf pizza is not great, but the rest of the gluten free menu here is worth the trip. Add some wine from the spectacular wine list and enjoy the exceptional service and you will not be disappointed. Make reservations.
I don't think it's fair to rate the whole restaurant based on their pizza. They sell frozen GF pizza in stores, and that's what you get in the restaurant. ******they have a separate prep area, separate GF ingredients and are VERY careful about cross-contamination******* If you don't like their pizza, don't eat it, but don't give one star to a restaurant that goes above and beyond to make sure you're SAFE. That said, the service is stellar, and the eggplant parm is beyond delicious. They have excellent GF focaccia, polenta, and WOW the mushroom appetizer. They had GF before it was "cool" and they work HARD to keep you safe. AND they have Saturday brunch.... you get a full menu with more than just a few boring items! This place deserves 6 stars.
I must say that I am surprised that people seem to give this place good reviews. Perhaps some folk are just glad to be able to eat at all? I found two if their GF pizzas appallingly bad. How they think being celiac means you will eat absolutely dire food I don't know. The pizza base was TERRIBLE, and the stuff on top was also dreadful. It is perfectly possible to make good gluten-free pizza. There is no excuse for the dross they served us. Sorry! I hate to be so negative but it was BAD.
Disgusting gluten free pizza! The dough is never cooked all the way and the staff is horrible.
The best gf food and service in Raleigh. Food is always great, management and staff are knowledgeable and attentive. GF pizza, GF pastas, GF desserts. They are fantastic and make every effort to get it right. Thanks Bella Monica
I grew up in Durham but have lived in Kentucky for 55 years. About 4 years ago my son, granddaughter and I were diagnosed as Gluten intolerant. We love any type of flatbread. I bought several of Bella Monica products. It was like finding an old friend. When I saw where it was made I was excited that my home state and that Raleigh was the location had produced something that we could at last enjoy. When I come home next July I am going to have to come by and try other meals. Thank you so much. Dawana Faye Daniel
It was so nice to be able to eat out and have so many GF options. Staff (Ashton was our waitress) is knowledgable and accommodating. Superb experience!
Best gf menu I've found yet. The owner/manager even came out to tell me what they do to guarantee gf meal. My friends enjoy the gf bread they serve more than the regular bread.
huge gluten free menu, helpful staff, GF pasta shells, GF focaccia bread
We LOVE Bella Monica! This is our go-to place for birthdays and celebrations. We trust them so much. They do a great job with gf. They even use different colored plates to signify gf. I looove the stuffed shells!!
best food I have ever eaten!
Bella Monica is wonderful. They are very attentive to your GF needs--from bringing you GF focaccia bread when you sit down to making sure they state GF when giving you your food (I always like when they do that! I want to make sure of it). I highly recommend! GF Chicken parmigiana is a favorite!
Awesome italian food & fantastic creme brulee strawberry dessert. Not a fan of the pizza and i am not the only person who shares that feeling. Staff is so attentive to your needs & makes you feel important. i have been going here for over three years & consider it my favorite place to eat.
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