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Bella Sera Trattoria

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422 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-2812 (between Lemon Street and Lime Street)
+1 626-359-1399
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Glendora, California
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here. We entered the restaurant,. Amanda was warm and friendly. The tables inside the restaurant had cloth table cloths, it looked nice,however very loud, open kitchen, & bar. We asked to sit in the patio area due to the noise. The patio had pick nick tables, wicker chairs, nothing special no table linens covering the slat table, wine... More 

Thank waynejeanette
Monrovia, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were met with good service and glad to get a nice table for walk -in seating. My husband had the halibut special that was very good. My order of pasta with scallops was disappointing, in that the scallops were good, but the pasta was overcooked, soupy and tasteless. I'm glad to say that the bread was okay and the... More 

Thank Janie G
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We found Bella Sera about two years ago and have visited several times. It looks like a small restaurant but they have a patio in the back as well. The food is always excellent and service to match. Reservations are tough to make but that is because they limit them to entertain walk ins which is nice. This is a... More 

Thank Barberk1
Newport Beach, California
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

this is a neighborhood gem. Great value for the dollar. Fish of the day was a delicious halibut perfectly cooked and presented. The pizza appetizer was above average and the salad was fresh and tasty. The wine list is limited but several by the glass were fine. The best part is the value at check time, great food for reasonable... More 

Thank ckm100
Monrovia, California
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We've been here for dinner numerous times for dinner because we were happy with everything. Their pasta is made on premises, there are no complaints with any of their dishes. Nice wine list, very good appetizers and deserts especially the cannoli. Friendly service and atmosphere and excellent food and wines. Highly recommend it for a fun night out. Forgot to... More 

Thank bugasm101
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you are in the San Gabriel Valley area, Bella Sera Trattoria has some of the best Italian food you will find. Located on Myrtle Street, it is right in the middle of downtown Monrovia which gives it a small town, cozy feel. The restaurant is small with a welcoming feel. Service is prompt and polite. Recommended for: couples, small... More 

Thank ElleJisawesome
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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177 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

While the food rated 4-5 stars, the service was just not too friendly and the prices were Manhattan, not Monrovia. I do recommend the chicken marsala over mashed potatoes and spinach. If only the staff would smile...

Thank Rocky P
Pasadena, California
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176 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Made reservations as this is a new restaurant for a nice girls birthday luncheon. There were very few people in restaurant when we arrived at noon on a Sunday. I was a bit worried... ultimately for no reason. The food was very good as was the service. I would return. We shared the bruschetta appetizer which hands down was exceptional.... More 

1 Thank AnnieP7
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Probably should not have dined here on a Friday night. Entire main street in town closed every Friday for a market/fair. Parking almost impossible. Bella Sera was mobbed. We ate on the patio where there was "music" - a fellow playing a guitar and singing. Nobody paid any attention to the poor guy. A couple of loud birthday parties and... More 

1 Thank TimeTraveler_800
Monrovia, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A gem of a place in the heart of Old Town Monrovia, Bella Sera has a pleasant ambiance paired with delicious fare, especially the pizza. If the weather permits, dining on the back patio is a lovely way to spend time.

2 Thank lhalet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-2812
    (between Lemon Street and Lime Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia
  • Phone Number: +1 626-359-1399

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?