Wife and I visited Johnny Carinos today and found really enjoyed ourselves the service was good as was the food but the only thing that was a bit dissapointing was the portions ... now alot of these chain restaurants are using specially designed bowls to make it look like your getting alot but in fact your not. Now Johnny Carino's prices are not expensive .. but I ordered a 16 layer lasagna thinking it was going to take the entire plate but when I saw it ... it looked more like a kid's lasagna??? I recommend the place but the like most places they are charging you the same price for less food to save money.
4100 Main At North Hills St.Raleigh, NC 27609
From Business: Mia Francesca Trattoria is Italian restaurant located in Raleigh, NC - North Hills. We invite you to come and experience truly authentic, made from scratch, farm to…
I have been going to Bella Monica for years, and absolutely love this place! I haven't found anything on the menu that I didn't like and service is always top notch. We feel like part of the family when we come in with a warm greeting and a general concern with making our dining experience as pleasant as possible. The food is fabulous, and their sauce is 'off the hook!' I've been to many Italian restaurants, many of whom are much more expensive, but I keep coming back to Bella Monica. This is the gold standard as far as I'm concerned. It's not fancy, but if you like good food, try it!
I have been here for lunch a handful of times. I have tried only two dishes, the lasagna and the roasted chicken and potatoes. Both entrees were very good except the lasagna seemed like it was 50% sauce and not actual noodles, meat and cheese. The roasted chicken and potatoes were also good but the portions are rather small. I left hungry every time but I did enjoy my food. I haven't been at dinner, so maybe the portions are more reasonable then, as the prices are higher.