Mia Francesca Trattoria
Italian Restaurant Raleigh » Appetizer Reception Menus
Packages are priced per person and include our freshly baked Italian bread, iced tea, regular and decaf coffee & soft drinks. Pair with a beverage package or hosted bar package.
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Choose 3 buffet & 1 passed item
Choose 4 buffet & 2 passed items
Choose 5 buffet & 3 passed items
Garlic toast with tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil and olive oil
Garlic toast with portobello mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and gorgonzola sauce
Warm lentils with sautéed spinach and goat cheese
Italian rice with sausage, onions and roasted tomatoes
Italian rice with roasted plum tomatoes, arugula and fontinella cheese
Fried polenta croutons, wild mushrooms, roasted plum tomatoes, garlic, white wine, truffle oil and parmesan
Mushroom caps stuffed with goat cheese and herbs
Cherry tomato, mozzarella and basil skewers
Plum tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella
Wild mushrooms, plum tomatoes and fresh mozzarella
Italian sausage, plum tomatoes & mozzarella
White pizza with garlic, oregano, arugula, lemon, olive oil, parmesan, truffle oil, mozzarella & fontina cheese
Fried calamari served with marinara sauce
Sauteed shrimp with wild mushrooms, tomato, basil and balsamic vinaigrette
Classic shrimp cocktail served with lemon and Italian cocktail sauce
Sea scallops wrapped in prosciutto and drizzled with balsamic glaze
Crab cakes served with roasted red pepper aioli
Chicken skewers marinated in garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon and olive oil
Grilled asparagus wrapped with prosciutto di Parma
Homemade meatballs braised in tomato sauce and herbs
Grilled beef tenderloin tips served with a horseradish cream sauce
Add an assortment of miniature desserts to any Appetizer Reception package. Please inquire with your Event Planner for pricing & selections.
Packages are priced per person. Charges apply to all guests 21 years of age and older in attendance at event. Francesca’s requires all guests consuming alcohol to provide valid identification.
Includes Francesca’s House selections of Italian red & white wines and domestic & imported beers
Includes Francesca’s House selections of Italian red & white wines, domestic & imported beers, spirits and mixers
Upgraded wine selections are available for an additional fee. Please inquire with Event Planner for pricing & selections.
Price does not include additional beverages, tax or gratuity.
A host bar allows your guests to order from the full array of wine, beer and spirits available at Francesca’s. The final bar tab is based on consumption and is paid by the event host at the conclusion of the event.
A limited host bar allows your guests to order from a specific selection of wines, beers and spirits that you have selected prior to the start of the event. The final bar tab is based on consumption and is paid by the event host at the conclusion of the event.
A cash bar requires guests to pay for their own alcoholic beverages on consumption. Soft drinks, iced tea and coffee are free of charge and included in all lunch and dinner menu packages.
Francesca’s reserves the right to discontinue beverage service to event attendees at any point in time if over-consumption of alcohol is suspected. Determination is at the sole discretion of the restaurant operator and no credit for purchase will be issued.