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“Rave reviews led us to a great lunch!”
Review of Bella Balducci's

Bella Balducci's
Ranked #1 of 73 Restaurants in Monroe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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REPUBLIC
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Rave reviews led us to a great lunch!”
Reviewed 13 December 2013 via mobile

Hot, fresh, flavorful food served quickly made this a delicious lunch break on our way through Monroe. Definitely would recommend the hummus and gyro sandwich or plate. Less than $35 for three meals and two appetizers! Would make the effort to visit again!

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English first
Vancouver, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“We were lucky to find this gem!”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

My sister and i wanted to try something new, and found Bella Balducci's on line. With all the favorable reviews we decided to give it a try. It was everything the reviews said.
We tried an appetizer platter and everything was good. I agree with one of the reviews that it was the best hummus I have ever had. The dressings on the salads were flavorful without being too heavy. Our dinners came promptly, were hot and plentiful. Not since I visited Italy several years ago have I had flavors that tasted so light, while being fulsome. This food is clearly made fresh with a knowing hand. Finally, the prices were reasonable.
Also want to give a shout out to the staff, who were friendly, willingly explaining dishes to us, and quickly met any needs we had.

  • Visited September 2013
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Borrego Springs, California
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“This place is a find.”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Located next to Safeway with a fast food looking storefront, you'd be apt to walk right by Bella Balducci's. The name implies that the food is Italian but it's not; it's Greek and the food is inexpensive and the food is good. The portions are large. The service is really good. The owner (boy, is he young) is usually the server and he is proud of the restaurant and proud of the food.
The ambiance is appropriate for a romantic dinner and is delightful for lunch.
The chef is young, too and personable. He has come out both times we were there to find out if liked the food. That doesn't happen very often.
The place also seems to do a good take-out business.
I'm glad we found Bella Balducci's (or should it be called Athena?).

  • Visited August 2013
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food! Happy to have found this place!”
Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

Wanted a change of scenery so to speak.. Stopped by here. What a treat! Rough start at first, seemed to be only one waiter working an almost full restaurant. Regardless, of the wait the food was worth it! So, so good! Will definitely be back!

  • Visited August 2013
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Snohomish, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“best hummus”
Reviewed 11 December 2012

The owner is a very friendly and his food is unique. Some of the recipes you will not see anywhere else like his mother's stew with pomegranite.

The house made hummus is the best I have ever had.

Our friend loves the lamb. Wine is expensive.

Its in a strip mall next to Safeway but inside its nice but not fancy.

Belly dancing on Saturday but its crowded then.

I should go back soon for the hummus alone.

  • Visited April 2012
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