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Modern Italian Fusion in Downtown Monrovia
Perfect Match in Monrovia

After 11 years in our wonderful town of Monrovia, we welcome you back to Bella Sera Trattoria!

Southern California is filled with beautiful and eclectic cities and towns. But when it came to choosing the location for Bella Sera, nothing quite compared to the unique and special charm the City of Monrovia offers. Located 20 miles northeast of Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, we are happy to be part of a city that has so much to offer. Here are just a few highlights of what makes Monrovia’s community so great.

With all that the city has to offer, we knew that Monrovia was the perfect location for Bella Sera. As a restaurant, we are dedicated to creating delicious food, dependable service and endless memories with our customers. We are happy to be part of and share our cuisine with this charming and friendly community.

History of Monrovia

It’s hard to believe that this growing city of nearly 40,000 residents once contained only a few scattered homes and dirt roads. During the late 1880s, a group of successful banking and railroad building men converted the empty land into a community, one that was “typical of its time, yet unique in spirit.”

The city was named after William Monroe, who had a significant influence on the town and was the president of the Monrovia Land and Water Company. Under his guidance, the company promised to plant pepper trees along the streets, provide free water to the town and install electric streetlights. Because of his contribution and continued service, the town named the city after him.

Today, Monrovia is a well-developed city, hosting residents from all over the place. However, the city has kept its charming roots with Old Town Monrovia, an area where original brick buildings have been preserved and residents can enjoy a mix of charming shops and local restaurants. Old Town Monrovia is also the location for many community festivals and events.