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Mar 25, 2007 07:29 AM

Good Food near Raleigh's RBC Center

Can anyone recommend a place to eat before going to see a show or game at the RBC Center in Raleigh? Thanks.

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  1. Are you looking for lunch or early dinner? Price range?? How far are you willing to drive...there is not much right around it, but lots of places a couple miles away.

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    1. re: VaNC

      Thanks- I'm looking for an early Sunday dinner at a place within a 10-15 minute drive from the RBC Center. Price range would probably be up to about $15 an entree. I'll check out Bella Monica and thanks for the help.

    2. I recommend Bella Monica, a tasty, informal Italian place in a shopping center on Edwards Mill not far from the RBC Center. Menus and wine list at

      Lots of good salads and pizzas - also heavier entrees but I haven't tried those. But I can't get enough of their arugula salad with grilled chicken.

      1. Any more suggestions? I'm actually looking for a place to eat at with some friends before the game. I'm thinking we'll meet up for some food and beer around 5:30pm. Nothing fancy. Something fairly close by (within 3 miles or so).

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        1. re: SenorSuarez

          Bella Monica really is a great establishment, it is an Italian restaurant in a strip mall on Edwards Mill Rd. I wouldn't call it fancy even though the name implies that it is. If you are looking for a bar there is also Edwards Mill Bar and Grill within the same shopping center. I can't speak for the food though I've never actually eaten there.

        2. Four miles away is Harrison Ave, Exit #287 on I-40. Less than 1/2 mile down Harrison is Bonefish Grill, Ruth's Chris Steak House (yes, $$$ and not always worth it), An Restaurant (, Cafe Carolina, and Moe's Southwest. I think this is the highest concentration of restaurants near the RBC Center. And if I-40 gets too busy coming back to RBC, you can take the back roads: Harrison Ave, left on Reedy Creek Rd, left on Maynard, next left onto NC 54. Go Canes!

          An Restaurant
          2800 Renaissance Park Place, Cary, NC 27513

          Bonefish Grill
          2060 Renaissance Park Pl, Cary, NC 27513

          Moe's Southwest Grill at the Arboretum
          127 Weston Pkwy, Cary, NC 27513

          Ruth's Chris Steak House
          2010 Renaissance Park Place, Cary, NC 27513

          1. Neomonde Is about 3 miles away.