Mia Francesca Trattoria

Restaurant Raleigh
4100 Main at North Hills St.
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-278-1525

Light, Local Italian Food is Perfect for the Triangle Summer

August 19th, 2015

kittikun atsawintarangkulWhat could be better during a hot summer afternoon or evening than a light, healthy house made dish prepared with fresh, local ingredients? At Mia Francesca in North Hills, our expert kitchen staff presents the light, the healthy, and the authentic in every Italian meal we serve. After all, who says Italian cooking has to be heavy with pasta? At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we are much more than pasta. We feature a full menu of summer fare offering the best of North Carolina fruits and vegetables prepared for each guest who is looking for something cool on a warm Raleigh night. Why not eat outside, al fresco, and enjoy the afternoon breezes or the evening air. We also have an expansive dining area inside that offers both comfort and ambiance.

We recommend starting the afternoon or evening with our fresh summer selection featuring ingredients from local North Carolina farms:

  • Fried Corn: Another exciting dish prepare with local corn, parmigiano, espellette, and truffle oil
  • Caprese: Vine ripe Heirloom Tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and olive oil

Pizza is a great summer food and ours is the best in the Triangle. We offer pizza on the lighter side for a summer night out:

  • Summer Corn Pizza: Featuring local summer corn, Applewood smoked bacon, wild mushrooms, garlic, mozzarella, and espellette
  • Margherita Pizza: Delicious North Carolina Heirloom Tomatoes, basil and mozzarella

Fresh fish brings the fresh taste of coast to our guests’ plates, prepared especially for summer enjoyment:

  • Salmon Fresca: Fresh, grilled salmon prepared with avocado, red onion, tomatoes, lemon, olive oil, asparagus, and reduced balsamic
  • Snapper Bagna Calda: Pan seared snapper, prepared with locally grown summer squash, red onion, Nduja, garlic, sundried tomatoes, lemon, and olive oil

Authentic Italian fare, fresh local ingredients, and a light summer menu – all of this and more await our guests at Mia Francesca Trattoria. We are conveniently located in North Hills, in the heart of Midtown Raleigh. Come visit us soon and discover how amazing an Italian meal can be when it’s more than pasta!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria North Hills Hours:

Monday through Friday: Lunch 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

Monday through Thursday: Dinner 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: Dinner 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Sunday: Dinner 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Brunch 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

#morethanpasta

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple, rustic, and authentic with real Northern Italian cuisine.

#MoreThanPasta

Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo:  Kittikun Atsawintarangkul, courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

For Italian Fare in the Triangle, the Secret Is in the Sauce

August 3rd, 2015

MF WineIMG_7352_HDRDecisions about where to eat Italian food often begin with the authentic taste of the sauce. Conversations around why a pizza is so good are always start with the sauce and the fresh toppings. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, our sauce is what makes our pizza, pasta, and all our authentic Italian dishes truly special. We make everything from scratch every day; our sauce, our pasta, and all of our dishes are all made in-house with the freshest local ingredients from North Carolina farms and gardens.

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we offer the amazing tastes of Northern Italy, and we are conveniently located in North Hills, the heart Raleigh and the Triangle. Executive Chef Zachary VanGaasbeek chooses fresh ingredients from the Midtown Farmers Market, local farmers and suppliers, for all of our delicious dishes. Mia Francesca Trattoria is a proud participant in the NC Agriculture Department’s “Got to Be NC” program, celebrating fresh local North Carolina ingredients while bringing the hills of Tuscany to North Hills.

The perfect sauce always should be complemented by the perfect drink. And that is even a better statement when the beverages are on special! Make the start of the work week both fun and special with our Monday Wine Special. All of our wines are 50% off every single Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Start your Monday afternoon and evening with a tasty slice of the best pizza in Raleigh, made from scratch with fresh tomatoes and basil, and paired with a glass of Italian red wine from Tuscany. In Raleigh and across the Triangle, there is no better moment.

Celebrate each and every Thursday with a mouth-watering pasta dish, and pair the experience with a refreshing cocktail. Join us for our Thursday Drink Special, when cocktails are 50% off from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. We offer signature cocktails and top shelf libations that complement the tastes of our pizza, pasta, and the rest of our all-encompassing dinner menu:

  • Italian Sunset: On our Saturday and Sunday brunch menu, this delicious concoction is made with vodka, Limoncello, Aperol, and finished with fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Little Italy: For summer, nothing beats the combination of rich blended whiskey, Amaretto, cherry and orange juices for our humble Italian presentation of the perfect Manhattan
  • Pear Tree Martini: One of our most popular martinis is made with Absolut Pear, St. Germain, and lemon lime juice.

At Mia Francesca in North Hills, our “secret sauce” is fresh, homemade, and truly genuine and original. Our Tuscany Italian menu selections take our guests to the hills of Northern Italy through the fresh ingredients from North Carolina. And our wine and drink specials perfectly complement our house made sauce and pasta. For lunch, dinner, or that special occasion, the decision is easy. Mia Francesca Trattoria is the perfect place a great Italian meal!

Join us soon for all the fun and the flavor. At Mia Francesca, we are looking forward to meet you! Remember, we are #MoreThanPasta!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria North Hills Hours:

Monday through Friday: Lunch 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

Monday through Thursday: Dinner 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: Dinner 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Sunday: Dinner 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Brunch 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple, rustic, and authentic with real Northern Italian cuisine.#MoreThanPasta

Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo:  Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

 

 

It’s a Triangle Summer! Cater the Next Event with Authentic Italian Cuisine!

July 20th, 2015

summer eventsSummer is a great time for people gatherings and special seasonal events. When family and friends need to gather and eat, and it is too hot to cook, let Mia Francesca Trattoria do the cooking and all the work. We are indeed, more than pasta; whether planning a family reunion, summer party, or a corporate event, let Mia Francesca handle the cuisine and the preparation so everyone can enjoy a fun time and an authentic Italian meal. We also set up, serve, and then, if needed, we take everything down so your guests can focus on just pure enjoyment.

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we cater to businesses, churches, and large groups in Raleigh, Midtown Raleigh, and North Raleigh, as well as the surrounding areas like Wake Forest with full service catering menu that will please everyone! We offer a complete meal of salad, pasta, entrée, and dessert in sizes designed to fit every occasion and every budget.

Our delicious seasonal summer appetizers like our Coppa Bruschetta and our Prosciutto e Rucula, can be prepared and served two ways:

  • Half pan: Serves 8-10 people
  • Full pan: Serves 16-20 people

Our Catering Raleigh menu offers the best in farm fresh ingredients and homemade dishes sure to please any crowd on any occasion. Tired of chips and dip? Try something a little different:

  • Funghi alla Sorella: Mushroom caps stuffed with goat cheese & herbs
  • Polpette in Umido: Homemade meatballs braised in tomato sauce & herbs
  • Prosciutto e Carciofi: Artichokes wrapped with prosciutto

What better way to start off a summer meal than with our crisp salad menu, made the Mia Francesca Trattoria way:

  • Insalata alla Francesca: Romaine, endive, radicchio, carrots, cucumber, tomato, string beans, peapods, olive oil, balsamico & blue cheese
  • Insalata Caprese: Sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil & olive oil
  • Insalata di Piselli: Peapods, tomatoes, & cucumbers dressed with lemon & olive oil

Add a selection of pastas, Panini, and entrees that include Pollo al Limone, Pollo Sassi, and Pollo Arrosto alla Romana; all delicious chicken Tuscany influenced dishes that the invited guests will be talking about until next summer’s events. Fresh seafood, vegetables, and of course our homemade tomato basil sauce will make every summer event even more special.

Mia Francesca’s coolest desserts are always a hit in the summer time:

  • Traditional tiramisu: Ladyfinger cookies, espresso, cocoa & mascarpone cream
  • Refreshing Torta di Formaggio: Vanilla cheesecake with raspberry sauce & fresh berries

Mia Francesca Trattoria brings special dishes to special occasions. Our catering consultant works with event planning to create the best menu for a fun and delicious meal that will make the next summer event an occasion to remember.

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#morethanpasta #Raleigh #Italian

Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Dessert Menu | Gluten Free Menu | Brunch menu | Weekly Restaurant Specials | Wine List

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo:  Image courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Family, Friends and Authentic Italian in Midtown Raleigh

July 13th, 2015

summer saladSummer is a special time for traveling back home to visit family and friends, and it is an even better time for them to visit North Carolina and spend some time here in the capital city. With the mountains and the beach just a couple of short hours away, Raleigh is often center stage for both sites and weather.

When out-of-town guests visit and want to do something special for lunch or dinner, bring them to Mia Francesca Trattoria for a very special dining experience. Friends and family will be entertained and delighted by our expansive menu; the tastes and flavors of Tuscany Italian food are just minutes away from everywhere in the Triangle.

Our trattoria is located in the heart of Midtown Raleigh, in North Hills, a unique multi-use open air center, and Mia Francesca offers all of the traditional Northern Italian favorites and our own specialty menu items. Each dish is made with ingredients fresh from the farm and the sea.

Mia Francesca’s full lunch and dinner menu includes:

  • Antipasti – try some fresh calamari or mussels, or enjoy mouth-watering warm calabrian olives
  • Insalate – choose from a variety of farm fresh ingredients like tomatoes, onions, string beans, and asparagus for the perfect summer salad
  • Pizze – enjoy the best pizza in Raleigh!
  • Paste – choose from fettucine, penne, linguini, or traditional spaghetti paired with sea scallops, shrimp, summer vegetables, and our homemade tomato basil sauce
  • Secondi – add a dish of sea scallop risotto, pollo piccata, bistecca porcini, or maile con pesche for a truly delicious, authentic Italian meal
  • Dolci – save room for dessert, including Italian favorites like tiramisu, crème brulee, and refreshing gelati, perfect for a hot summer day.

People visiting for the first time simply delight in our extensive menu and in the many summer activities right here in Midtown. Every Saturday morning, before stopping in for brunch at Mia Francesca Trattoria, experience the Midtown Farmers’ Market, open from 8:00am to Noon. The local market features farm-fresh produce and local crafts. Take some of the Triangle’s own jelly, salsa, or barbeque sauce, each homemade and canned by local vendors.

On Thursday evenings this summer, enjoy an early dinner at Mia Francesca and grab a spot for the Midtown Beach Music Series from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Beach music and shag dancing are Southern traditions on warm summer nights. What better way to start or end the evening after a delicious Italian meal?

As soon as family and friends unpack, it is time to socialize; so make reservations or just drop in to our restaurant located next to the Marriott Renaissance Hotel, the biggest landmark in Midtown Raleigh and enjoy an afternoon or evening in the perfect atmosphere of the Mia Francesca experience. Our entire staff delights in offering our local guests and out-of-town visitors a great time with the freshest ingredients, the tastiest meals, and the best summer experience to be found in the Triangle.

Stop in and enjoy a relaxing meal with family and friends. It is all about the good times at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Dessert Menu | Gluten Free Menu | Brunch menu | Weekly Restaurant Specials | Wine List

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

Think Ice Cream Is Good Here in the Triangle? Try It Italian Style!

July 6th, 2015

Nothing says summer in the Triangle like cool, creamy Mia gelato 1 editedice cream, and nothing says authentic ice cream like real Italian gelato. Now that the summer heat has arrived full steam across the central North Carolina region, it is time to take a break, relax, and enjoy a delicious Tuscany Italian meal followed by an array of cool tasty treats at Mia Francesca Trattoria. We feature the best and most authentic Northern Italian desserts and gelati in Raleigh!

We all know gelato is cool and refreshing, and it is important to note that it takes just the right amount of time to eat; not too fast and not too slow. It truly is the perfect finish to the perfect meal on a hot summer night. Our gelato is made in the simple traditions of Italy, with the freshest local ingredients. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we continue in the Northern Italian classic tradition of making homemade gelato using real milk, cream, and sugar that bring out the flavors that delight our guests.

Mia Francesca offers six wonderfully delicious flavors:

  • Hazelnut
  • White chocolate
  • Dark chocolate
  • Pistachio
  • Vanilla
  • Salted caramel

Gelato is one of the most popular Italian desserts, originating in the mountains of Sicily and made popular in Northern Italy in the early 20th century.

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we include fresh gelato in our other popular dessert selections, including:

  • Profiteroles – Delicate cream puffs toasted filled with pistachio gelato and served with chocolate sauce
  • Affogato – Toasted almond gelato,  Espresso, and chocolate chip vanilla biscotti

If our guests are looking for a lighter, fruitier cold treat? Try one of our refreshing sorbetti. Made with fresh fruit, sorbet is a flavorful water ice. Often called Italian Ice, sorbetti is the perfect end to the perfect hot summer evening.

Mia Francesca offers three delightfully refreshing summer flavors:

  • Mixed berry
  • Lemon
  • Mango

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we offer a full menu of dolci, classic Italian desserts, all made from fresh ingredients for a mouth-watering after dinner treat.

Our dessert selection also includes:

  • Apple Crostata – fresh locally grown granny smith apples in a flaky pastry crust, served warm with salted caramel gelato  and vanilla crème anglaise
  • Traditional Tiramisu – Espresso and kahlua soaked lady fingers with lightly sweetened mascarpone cream & cocoa powder
  • Torta Bacio – Chocolate -hazelnut mousse with cocoa nibs  and chocolate crunch
  • Crème Brulee – a seasonal crème brulee

Bring the family, friends, and business associates to delight in the cool, refreshing tastes of Northern Italy in a frozen dessert. Our gelati and sorbetti are the best in the Triangle, made from the freshest ingredients and prepared just for our special guests on hot summer days. We offer unsurpassed cool tastes in every frozen treat we make in house at Mia Francesca Trattoria.

Come join us for dinner and dessert and enjoy the summer in the city Italian Style! Stop by or make a reservation. We are at Six Forks and I 440 in the heart of North Hills and Midtown Raleigh. Just 20 minutes from anywhere in the Triangle, from Apex to Garner to Wake Forest! 

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Dessert Menu | Gluten Free Menu | Brunch menu | Weekly Restaurant Specials | Wine List

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

 

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Simply the Best Pizza in Raleigh and the Triangle

June 29th, 2015

pizzaRemember eating pizza as a kid? We all do. Every slice was an awesome slice. When pizza is at its finest, there is nothing better on the planet; and when it is found in the beautiful Midtown Raleigh, everyone with taste buds in the entire Triangle benefits, from Apex to Garner to Cary.

As we head to the Fourth of July, deep down, we all know what makes America great. It is pizza! And for Triangle pizza lovers, the best pizza in Raleigh is at Mia Francesca Trattoria! Our melted cheese, local tomatoes, garden fresh vegetables, meats, and herbs straight from area farms, are all loaded up on small batch dough and together take our guests to the hills of Northern Italy. Mia Francesca is proud to be the pizza headquarters here in Raleigh every single day.

Stop in for lunch or enjoy a relaxing dinner by grabbing a pizza with friends and family. Every pie we make is made to order.

Mia Francesca offers a variety of freshly prepared, unique ingredients that are not found in typical pizza parlors:

  • Quattro Stagioni – Prosciutto, artichoke, mushrooms, olive, and egg
  • Fungi Pizza – Wild Mushrooms, ricotta, thyme, arugula, parmesan, and truffle oil
  • Napoletana – Arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, provolone, and shaved parmesan
  • Margherita – Plum tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella
  • Spring Pizza – Peas, asparagus, pea shoots, garlic, mozzarella, and espellette
  • Salsiccia Pizza – Fennel sausage, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and mozzarella

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we love each of our guests to create their own pizza, selecting from any of their favorite ingredients, among them:

  • Choice of farm fresh meats: Sausage, Meatballs, Anchovy
  • Choice of garden fresh vegetables: Olives, Mushrooms, Artichoke, Spinach, Onion, Broccoli, Roasted Peppers, Eggplant
  • Choice of fresh dairy cheeses: Goat cheese, Gorgonzola, Mozzarella, Swiss, Fontina

Our patrons can even add Coppa or Prosciutto to any pizza for that very special taste.

Our culinary staff can make our pizzas even better by simply adding a garden fresh salad and a glass of wine or cold beer. Our salads feature fresh-from-the-farm ingredients such as string beans, pea pods, asparagus, onion, and vine ripe tomatoes. Mia Francesca Trattoria offers an extensive wine list and Monday evening specials of 50% off every glass or bottle. Select from the vino rosso or blanco from Italy and around the world to complement the best pizza in Raleigh and the Triangle. Remember, when cheese, topping, and crust are in perfect harmony, everything in the world is good!

Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located in Midtown Raleigh, in the heart of the North Hills outdoor shopping experience. Remember, we are just 15 minutes from RDU International Airport on I 440 at exit 8, Six Forks Road. And we invite everyone to join us for that upcoming business lunch or a special evening with friends and family. Bring a hearty appetite and a taste for fresh salad, a glass of that special wine, and classic Tuscany inspired Northern Italian pizza.

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Dessert Menu | Gluten Free Menu | Brunch menu | Weekly Restaurant Specials | Wine List

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

 

 

 

Pairing Pasta and Wine the Italian Way

June 22nd, 2015

winebottlesIt is all about the perfect pairing. Pasta, family and friends, vino rosso and vino blanco – the perfect combinations are found at Mia Francesca Trattoria, in the heart of the Triangle in Midtown Raleigh. Whether celebrating a special occasion with family or business partners, or enjoying a romantic evening for two; our expert staff can help select just the right wine for that perfect pairing for lunch or dinner.

Mia Francesca offers a wide selection of wines from Italy and from around the world, as well as an extensive menu of delicious antipasti, pizza, and pasta dishes. The secret to pairing a great wine with great food is in the sauce itself. Choose from hearty red sauces such as spicy marinara or tomato basil sauce and milder white sauces such as our homemade creamy Alfredo. Mix in just the right amount of fresh vegetables from the local farms of North Carolina and add a variety of pastas, including penne, linguini, and fettucine, and we have the perfect combination for lunch or dinner.

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we complement the fresh, authentic Italian tastes of the perfect pasta dish prepared by Executive Chef Zach, with just the right wine for a delicious meal not soon forgotten.

Bring out the exciting tastes of fresh vegetables with our vino blanco:

  • Italian Pinot Grigio – Le Macine Veneto or Ca’ Stella Veneto
  • Sauvignon Blanc from France – Bellevue Touraine or Dom & Janine Crochet
  • Italian whites – Baroncini Vernaccia  or Bastianich Friuliana

Enjoy those basil red sauces? Pair the dish with our Italian rosso:

  • Castello Sinnino Chianti Riserva
  • Tre Stella Lange Rosso
  • Novaia Valpolicella

Zesty sauces go well with any of our hearty reds:

  • Malbecs from Argentina
  • California Cabernet
  • Francis Old Vine Zinfandel 

Prefer a creamy Alfredo sauce? Complement the flavors with a crisp bottle Chardonnay:

  • Trione
  • Silver Coteau Plamer
  • Indomita Grand Reserva Casa Blanca
  • Chamisal
  • Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse

Enjoy the perfect pairing of pasta and wine at Mia Francesca Trattoria for dinner or lunch, conveniently located minutes from anywhere in the Triangle, in the heart of North Hills. Simply Take exit 8 A at Six Forks and go north less than a half mile. We are located next to the luxurious Marriott Renaissance Hotel.

Don’t forget our Monday Wine Special, when all wines – vino rosso and vino blanco, by the glass and the bottle – are 50% off, from 11:30am to 11:00pm. Make Mondays your day to wine!

 

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Dessert Menu | Gluten Free Menu | Brunch menu | Weekly Restaurant Specials | Wine List

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Image courtesy of digitalart at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

Surprise Dad on Father’s Day with the Absolutely Best Brunch

June 15th, 2015

Fathers DaySunday June 21st is Father’s Day and Dad’s favorite day of the year is coming fast. How about something a little different this year? Why not get away from the socks, ties, and tools and make everyone’s favorite Father the special V.I.P (very important pop) for the whole day? Gather the family together in North Hills and bring good old Dad to Mia Francesca Trattoria for a truly special Father’s Day celebration. What better way to show appreciation for all that dear old Dad has done for the family all year than to treat him to an authentic Italian brunch or dinner prepared by our team led by Executive Chef Zach VanGaasbeek here in Midtown Raleigh?

Mia Francesca offers a hearty Sunday Brunch for the big guy, and whether its brunch, lunch, or dinner, it’s in a rustic northern Italian atmosphere he is sure to love. If he’s the outdoors type, enjoy that special meal dining outside in our open air patio area.

We offer our enticing brunch menu from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, including Father’s Day. Bring Dad and the whole family for the mouth-watering culinary event of breakfast and lunch items, prepared from the freshest local ingredients.

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, every meal is special but Father’s Day is even more extraordinary as we prepare Dad’s favorite choices:

  • Arancini Benedict – Crispy risotto, soft poached eggs,  basil hollandaise, prosciutto di parma,  and house fried potatoes
  • Eggs Amatriciana Al Forno – Baked eggs, pancetta, Spanish onions, tomato basil sauce, grilled ciabatta bread, shaved pecorino tartufo
  • Shrimp & Polenta – North Carolina stone ground grits, spicy sautéed shrimp, red peppers, caramelized onions, and baby spinach 
  • Omelets – choose two fresh ingredients, including Prosciutto di Parma, sausage,  asparagus, tomato, peppers, mushrooms, onions, olives, baby  spinach, fontina, mozzarella, or parmesan
  • Steak & Eggs – if Dad is a meat and potatoes kind of guy, we offer roasted N.Y. strip steak with potatoes,   onions, peppers, spinach, and fried egg 

After 12 p.m., have Dad enjoy his favorite relaxing beverage. And we offer Bellinis and Mimosas at only $3.00 each. What better way to complement a delicious meal than with a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar, offered every Sunday from noon until 9:00pm!

There is nothing better than treating that special guy you love with a special “brunch” day here in the Triangle. Reservations are accepted and highly recommended on Father’s Day.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is nestled in the heart of North Hills Shopping Center, which offers a number of attractions and activities for the whole family. For example, the Midtown Bluegrass Series will feature a Father’s Day concert in Midtown Park at 5:00pm on Sunday, June 21, perfect entertainment after brunch or dinner.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads in Raleigh and the Triangle! Thanks for all you do!

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Sunday June 25th is Father’s Day. Come have some fun and take Dad out for a great time!

Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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The Perfect Date is Italian for Two in Midtown Raleigh

June 8th, 2015

romantic dinnerIt’s Triangle Restaurant Week in Raleigh and the romance of Northern Italy can now be found here in the heart of Triangle of North Carolina. Mia Francesca Trattoria offers the ambiance of the Tuscan hills in Midtown Raleigh’s beautiful North Hills complex. Are you celebrating a wedding anniversary or a special birthday? Are you looking for the perfect spot for a romantic date night? We offer just the place for an intimate evening of wine, homemade pasta and sauce, and amazing desserts. A great date is just a phone call away.

There is nothing more romantic than the famous hills of Tuscany, unless of course it’s the rustic atmosphere of Mia Francesca Trattoria. Nestled within North Raleigh, adjacent to the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Midtown, we are pleased to serve the best of Italy with elegant ambiance. Whether dining outside under the stars in our beautiful patio trellis, or enjoying the evening inside our expansive dining room, our guests are taken away to the classic romance and the classic tastes of a Northern Italian village away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday routine.

Romantic date nights are not just for the weekends. We offer 50% off all of wines every Monday. Cap off your romantic night with a special wine. Our extensive collection of vino rosso, reds, and vino Blanco, whites, by the bottle or the glass is simply excellent.

The expansive Mia Francesca wine list includes:

  • Popular Malbecs from Argentina and Chile
  • Classic Italian reds, including chianti and Tignanello Tuscany
  • Bubbling champagne from France and Italy
  • Whites from Italy, France, Chile, Argentina, and around the globe

Everything we do at Mia Francesca Trattoria is prepared with our special couples in mind, and our Iron Chef Zach selects only the freshest foods from our local growers and farms to make unique homemade pasta and sauces that bring the aroma of Northern Italy to Midtown on each and every plate.

And what better way to complete a romantic date night dinner than with one of our enticing desserts and delicious cups of Illy Coffee?

Choose a mouth-watering treat from our dessert selection:

  • Tiramisu – Espresso and kahlua soaked lady fingers with lightly sweetened mascarpone cream & cocoa powder
  • Torta Bacio – Chocolate-hazelnut mousse with cocoa nibs  & chocolate crunch
  • Seasonal Crème Brulee
  • Refreshing sorbetti and gelati

And from our Italian coffees:

  • Cappuccino
  • Espresso
  • Espresso Macchiato
  • Caramel Macchiato
  • Mocha-cino

A special couple needs a great time and a uniquely romantic restaurant right here in Raleigh. For a special night out, enjoy the joys of companionship and the special love it takes as you break bread together here in Midtown at Mia Francesca Trattoria;   where every meal and every romantic dinner are ones to remember.

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Enjoy Triangle Restaurant Week through June14th right here at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

 

Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine.

Join us for Father’s Day on Sunday June 21st!

Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Dessert Menu | Gluten Free Menu | Brunch menu | Weekly Restaurant Specials | Wine List

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

 

Photo: Image courtesy of marin at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

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The Best Brunch Spot in Raleigh Every Weekend

June 1st, 2015

al fresco diningStart the weekend right in the Triangle and bring the family to Mia Francesca Trattoria for flavorful delights and enjoy the best brunch spot in Raleigh! Our weekend brunch is indeed the highlight of a Triangle weekend. Gather friends and loved ones to celebrate a graduation, toast Dad on Father’s Day, or just enjoy a leisurely weekend feast. Plan that special Saturday or Sunday and take a break from errands, shopping, and work. Our Northern Italian influenced brunch menu is available only on the weekend, each day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where there is good food, there always good times as well. And all of our menu items are made from fresh, local ingredients. In addition to antipasti, salad, and pizza, our brunch menu features colazione selections, just for breakfast lovers. Start with a breakfast mimosa, fresh orange juice and champagne, or a refreshing bellini, made with prosecco and peach puree, for only $3 a glass.

Mia Francesca brings Italian Soul to every delicious serving and our wonderful Colazione features include:

  • Arancini Benedict – traditional brunch with an Italian flare, including crispy risotto, basil hollandaise, and prosciutto di parma
  • Eggs Amatriciana Al Forno – a taste treat of baked eggs, pancetta, Spanish onions, tomato basil sauce, grilled ciabatta bread, and shaved pecorino tartufo
  • Create your own Brunch Omelet – eggs Italian style, choosing from prosciutto di parma, sausage, asparagus, tomato, peppers, mushrooms, onions, olives, baby spinach, fontina, mozzarella, or parmesan. The brunch omelet is served with fresh house fried potatoes.

Our voluminous array of brunch side dishes blend feast, eats, and family; each complement every menu selection:

  • Ciabatta Toast
  • Bacon
  • Italian Sausage
  • Two eggs any style
  • Fresh fruit
  • House fried potatoes
  • Cheesy polenta
  • Prosciutto di Parma
  • Pancakes

We take brunch very seriously at Mia Francesca and nothing makes great food taste better than enjoying it al fresco. As the weather warms and the sun shines brighter, our trellis-covered patio offers the best in Raleigh for open air dining. With plenty of seating, our guests enjoy fresh air and fresh dishes on the weekends and every day of the week. We strongly recommend making a reservation for brunch and for dining al fresco. Both are very popular in the Triangle!

We serve the best brunch in Raleigh for all the right reasons! At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we take pride in serving only the freshest ingredients brought in every day from local farmers markets, the piedmont and the coast. Our award winning Executive Chef oversees everything we make and serve. Our delectable entrees, pasta dishes, and sauces are all made in house, from scratch, just the way we love it.

Tucked inside the expansive North Hills complex, Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located in Midtown Raleigh, close to every town in the Triangle. Join us for brunch and put a little Italian Soul into your weekend eating plans!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Dessert Menu | Gluten Free Menu | Brunch menu | Weekly Restaurant Specials | Wine List

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

 

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria