Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

Triangle Restaurant Week in Raleigh: Taste Northern Italian All Week Long

January 25th, 2015

Triangle Restaurant Week Facebook logoMia Francesca Trattoria insideStarting today, Monday January 26th, right here in North Hills and running through Sunday February 1, visit Mia Francesca Trattoria during Triangle Restaurant Week to experience a special Northern Italian three-course meal at a very special price.

Triangle Restaurant Week is a great way for guests from across the Triangle to indulge in our wonderfully delicious authentic Italian cuisine. With lunch ($15) and dinner ($30) per person, our popular Tuscany Italian gourmet restaurant offers quite a value. (This does not include beverages, tax, or gratuity.) Again, this one-week celebration of culinary excellence starts tomorrow January 26 and lasts until February 1.

At Mia Francesca in Raleigh, we take great pride in having a true farm-to-table experience, serving only the freshest of ingredients. If you have never visited our Tuscany-influenced Trattoria, this is the perfect week. For the first course, diners can begin with a crisp Caesar salad or our Zuppa Minestrone soup featuring fresh winter vegetables or, at dinnertime; our Bruschette alla Romano with garlic toast, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and olive oil. All three are favorites here in Midtown Raleigh at North Hills.

While mingling with fellow guests at white linen tables, our second course will arrive in all of its tasty glory. Our professional kitchen staff, led by Executive and Iron Chef Zack VanGaasbeek, prepares everything with perfection in mind.

Mia Francesca offers five mouth-watering main course options for Triangle Restaurant Week (TRW):

  • Spaghetti Bolognese: beef, pork, and veal meatballs along with fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Panino alla Parmigiano: breaded chicken breast topped with tomato basil sauce and mozzarella served on ciabatta (lunch)
  • Insalata di Cavolfior: roasted cauliflower, arugula, endive, radiccio, golden raisins, and pear-walnut vinaigrette (lunch)
  • Pollo alla Romano: roasted chicken breast with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon, olive oil and roasted potatoes (dinner)
  • Salmon Caponata : grilled salmon, eggplant, winter squash, currants, capers, fennel, olive oil (dinner)

Finally, finish your culinary experience with a divine dessert. Mia Francesca offers the Italian classic Tiramisu with ladyfingers soaked in espresso and rum with mascarpone cheese and cocoa. Alternatively, at dinner, guests can have our vanilla-mascarpone Cheesecake with graham cracker crumble topped with raspberry sauce and vanilla anglaise. A sweet ending to a pleasurable dining experience!

Come in and enjoy the best that Mia Francesca offers during Triangle Restaurant Week. This is the week to enjoy, so let the fun begin all the way through Super Bowl XLIX!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria, in association with the Francesca Restaurant Group, announces its “Take Me to Tuscany Getaway”. Stop into Mia Francesca in North Hills to register. No purchase is necessary. Enter NOW through February 28th. Please check out these details. Triple your chance to win during Valentine’s Day week! The winner will be announced on March 2.

Stop in to win!

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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

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Mia Francesca Trattoria

 

 

 

 

The Best Gluten-Free Experience in the Triangle

January 19th, 2015

gluten free check dt 33081887Mia Francesca Trattoria, known for our delicious authentic Italian cuisine, attracts guests from across North Carolina and the Triangle who are looking for an incredible dining experience in Midtown Raleigh. We also have a growing array of visitors who love our great-tasting and our ever growing gluten-free menu choices. This important menu appeals to all of those individuals with certain dietary restrictions and for those choosing gluten-free as a lifestyle. Both can enjoy all the flavor and all the taste!

Start your dining experience off with some delightful gluten-free appetizers. Our captivating Carpaccio features thinly sliced sirloin with capers, tomatoes, lemon, olive oil, arugula, endive, radicchio, and Parmigiano. Another gluten-free appetizer is our Prosciutto con Rucola that includes Prosciutto di Parma, smoked mozzarella, marcona almonds, arugula, lemon, olive oil, and saba.

Triangle guests love all of our gluten-free salads including our Caprese (vine ripe tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and olive oil) as well as our Dinner Insalata (hearts of romaine, carrots, cucumbers, tomato, and lemon balsamic).

In the mood for authentic fresh Italian pasta that is unbelievable? Our gluten-free pasta entrees include palate-pleasing Penne Del Mare (sea scallops, gulf shrimp, mussels, calamari, spicy marinara, and olive oil over linguini pasta) and our perfect Penne alla Bolognese that features savory meatballs (a combination of beef, veal, and pork), along with fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Other Mia Francesca gluten-free meal options include our popular Pollo Piccata, pan-seared farm fresh chicken breasts, garlic, white wine, capers, and lemon with sautéed baby spinach. Try our popular and savory Salmon Asparagi con Granchi that features fresh grilled salmon, Blue Crab, wild mushrooms, asparagus, and sun dried tomatoes with white wine, garlic, lemon, and balsamic.

Complete your gluten-free Italian dining experience at Mia Francesca Trattoria with one of our two gluten-free desserts. Our Crème Alla Vaniglia is our vanilla crème brulee served with fresh seasonal berries. Our Frutta in Vaso offers seasonal fruit topped with whipped cream and yummy raspberry sauce. Whether you dine gluten-free or not, our professional chefs prepare the best lunches, the most divine dinners, and the most decadent desserts ever!

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Important Announcement for all North Hills Mia Francesca Diners:

Mia Francesca Trattoria, in association with the Francesca Restaurant Group, announces its “Take Me to Tuscany Getaway”. Stop into Mia Francesca in North Hills to register. No purchase is necessary. Enter NOW through February 28th. Please check out these details. Triple your chance to win during Valentine’s Day week! The winner will be announced on March 2.

Stop in to Mia Francesca in Midtown Raleigh and register to WIN! 20150109.FrancescasPoster

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

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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Bring the Whole Bunch to Our Delicious Brunch in Midtown Raleigh

January 12th, 2015

MFT Bruschetta alla RomanaThe Holiday Season is over; yet, the family wants to continue to do things together and have some fun. We have a great suggestion. How about weekend brunch in Midtown Raleigh? If getting together means finding the best place to enjoy brunch in the Triangle, go no further than Mia Francesca Trattoria. Located in the North Hills complex in Midtown at North Hills, our authentic Tuscan influenced restaurant is open for a delectable Northern Italian brunch both weekend days, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Add some pizzazz to your weekends by taking the whole bunch to our tasty brunch.

Start the Mia Francesca experience with fresh and succulent fruit juices (orange, cranberry, tomato, pineapple, or grapefruit).

For adults, we offer the following libations served after Noon on Sunday:

  • Mimosa (a combination of champagne and orange juice)
  • Bellini (mixture of prosecco and peach puree)
  • Italian Sunset (Vodka, limoncello, Aperol, and finished with orange juice)

Mia Francesca specializes in a variety of scrumptious appetizers and savory salads for brunch as well. Try our delicious Spinaci aglio e olio (sautéed baby spinach, garlic, olive oil and lemon) and our crisp Bruschette all Romana (garlic toast, marinated tomatoes, mozzarella, and olive oil). Enjoy our “gotta try” Asparagi Insalata (asparagus, blue cheese, and tomato) and our very popular Caesar Salad (hearts of romaine, garlic, croutons, shaved Parmigiano, and roasted bell peppers).

The Mia Francesca brunch experience features our palate-pleasing pizza, pasta, and Panini, including:

  • Salsiccia Pizza (fennel sausage, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and mozzarella)
  • Spaghetti Bolognese (beef, veal, pork, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano)
  • Pollo Parmesan Panini (breaded chicken breast, tomato basil sauce, shredded mozzarella inside toasted ciabatta with a side of French Fries)

Mia Francesca Trattoria offers tremendously tasty breakfast items during our brunch as well. Our Frittata Saltimbocca features baked frittata style eggs, prosciutto, sage, vine ripe tomatoes, fontina, basil hollandaise, and fresh arugula. Our House Buttermilk Pancakes piles it on with honey ricotta, mixed berries, maple syrup, and chestnut honey. Our guests love coming at brunch time for our variety of amazing choices. Bring the whole bunch to our mouthwatering brunch! The families that eat together enjoy the good times each and every weekend at Mia Francesca.

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Mia Francesca Trattoria, in association with the Francesca Restaurant Group, announces its “Take Me to Tuscany Getaway”. Stop into Mia Francesca in North Hills to register. No purchase is necessary. Enter NOW through February 28th. Please check out these details. Triple your chance to win during Valentine’s Day week! The winner will be announced on March 2.

Stop in to win! Tuscan Vacation

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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

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Dreamstime, 1642055

 

 

 

 

Mia Francesca in North Hills Announces the 2015 “Take Me to Tuscany” Getaway

January 10th, 2015

Tuscany, tiramisustudioFrancesca’s Restaurant Group and Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh, announce a huge thank you giveaway for all of our guests, with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get away with “Take Me to Tuscany”; a five day trip to the rich and beautiful Italian countryside featuring wine estate stays and vineyard visits to the restaurant group’s Italian partners for Francesca’s Restaurants and Davanti Enoteca.

Mia Francesca guests can enter this contest from now until Saturday, February 28 at the close of business at Mia Francesca in North Hills. If you visit our Midtown Raleigh location on Monday February 9 through Friday, February 13, (the week of Valentine’s Day); each entry will be submitted three times. The same bonus entry will also be applied to Francesca’s Restaurants February wine dinner attendees (select locations).

The winner of the “Take Me to Tuscany” trip will be announced on Tuesday, March 2 and the trip will take p20150109.FrancescasPosterlace on Monday, April 13 to Friday, April 17*.

Francesca’s Restaurant Group founder and Chef Scott Harris offers a great reason for the giveaway: “Much of our team has traveled to Italy over the years to find inspiration for our restaurants,” says Harris. “From our chefs to our wine ambassadors and managers, experiencing Italy firsthand changes you. Our team’s passion comes from those travels, and we wanted to say thank you to our loyal guests with a chance to experience the same.”

The winner and a guest will experience the following extensive itinerary for true Italian experience:

  • Flight from Chicago O’Hare International airport to Florence
  • Three nights stay in the Italian castle of Castello Vicchiomaggio in the Chianti Classico zone (includes a wine tasting and tour as well as one complimentary dinner)
  • Two nights stay at Fattoria Le Bocce in Chianti Classico zone (includes a wine tasting and tour)
  • Wine tasting, tour and lunch or dinner at Selvapiana in the Chianti Rufina zone
  • Lunch or dinner, tour and tasting at Carpineto in Montepulciano
  • Tour and tasting at Tenuta Caparzo in Montalcin
  • Tour and tasting at Casanova di Neri in Montalcino
  • $500 spending cash

All who enter must be 21 years or older to participate. One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected at random by Scott Harris at the close of the contest. Room accommodations will be one room, double occupancy. Additional expenses coordinated and paid for by the winner may include (but are not limited) to: all transportation for the above itinerary; meals outside of itinerary; additional travel; purchases made on trip in excess of $500 spending cash; etc.

* No purchase necessary

About Francesca’s Restaurant Group: Founded in 1992 by Restaurateur Scott Harris, Francesca’s Restaurants Group has grown from a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Chicago’s North Clark Street to a restaurant group of three concepts across 33 locations and four states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 23 Francesca’s Restaurants, five Davanti Enoteca, and five Glazed and Infused locations.

Our unique restaurants offer:

  • Handwritten menus of classic Italian favorites in an ambiance of sophisticated comfort at Francesca’s Restaurants
  • A neighborhood wine bar and restaurant with contemporary takes on rustic Italian cuisine at Davanti Enoteca
  • A classic American, artisan doughnut shop experience at Glazed and Infused.

Across all these unique concepts, our multi-unit restaurant group maintains its commitment to the original restaurant’s founding philosophy of Italian hospitality, where simple food with quality ingredients and thoughtful service make the dining an experience.

Make sure to visit Mia Francesca in Midtown Raleigh’s North Hills for your chance to enjoy an Italian adventure!

Remember to visit North Hills during Valentine’s Week and TRIPLE the chance to win!

For more information on all locations and concepts, please visit www.miafrancesca.com. **

Get ready for the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day and make your reservations early for good times at Mia Francesca in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh. A new season of fun has just begun!

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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Midtown Raleigh’s Delicious Northern Italian Cuisine is “To Simply Dine For”

January 5th, 2015

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-assortment-fresh-vegetables-image18358907Our management and staff believe that Mia Francesca Trattoria is arguably the best Tuscan-Italian restaurant in the Triangle. It is easy to get to from anywhere; just take the North Hills exit (8 B) off the 440 Beltline at Six Forks. We are located inside the vast entertainment complex along with luxury boutiques, large department stores, and movie theater screens. In fact, the famous Midtown landmark, the Marriott Renaissance, is right next store. There is so much to explore here in Midtown, and centrally located, Mia Francesca is convenient for anyone to come here and enjoy our ever changing menu.

Not only are we near the best places that the Capital City offers, we enjoy meeting everyone who dines with us. Our guests always receive a warm and friendly greeting as they begin the dining experience and enjoy our top-notch customer service.

Mia Francesca offers all of this in a rustic atmosphere within a spacious and comfortable dining area:

  • Our gracious host /hostess always seats guests with a smile
  • Our knowledgeable wait staff is attentive to the needs of every diner
  • Our professional culinary-trained chefs prepare each tasty item with farm to table finesse

Mia Francesca is known for its ample and varied array of unique appetizers. We recommend that our guests begin with one in mind. For example, Our Winter Risotto is Arborio Rice, local winter squash, Swiss chard, lemon, garlic, and basil. Our Prosciutto con Rucola features fresh Prosciutto di Parma, smoked mozzarella, marcona almonds, arugula, lemon, olive oil, and Saba.

After a wonderful appetizer, try one of our delicious dinner meals. Consider our Salmon Aspragi con Granchi which comes with fresh grilled salmon, blue crab, wild mushrooms, asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, white wine, garlic, lemon, and balsamic. And our Costoletta di Maiale features an ample cider glazed pork chop, sweet potato puree, Brussel sprouts, pancetta, caramelized onions, and apple gastrique.

Finally, complete your Mia Francesca dining experience with one of our heavenly desserts. Many of our visitors love our Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with pumpkin spice-cream cheese filling, graham cracker crust, candied pumpkin seeds, and vanilla anglaise. For the majority of our guests who often have difficulty deciding which dessert to choose from, we recommend the Dessert Platter, Executive Chef Zachary VanGaasbeek’s assorted selections designed for sharing with up to ten people. Along with dessert, sip one of our soothing Illy brand coffees such as Cappuccino, Espresso, Caramel Macchiato, and Mocha-cino.

Here in Raleigh and across the Triangle, Mia Francesca Trattoria continues to serve the most savory authentic Italian cuisine around that is “to simply dine for”.

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Remember to get an “any occasion” gift card for all your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors! Birthdays, anniversaries, work bonuses, and general surprises are great occasions to get a Mia Francesca gift card.

A Francesca’s Restaurants gift card is always an excellent gift idea for the hard to please. Our gift cards offer the convenience of a magnetic swipe card, similar to a debit card, and are redeemable at all of Francesca’s locations coast to coast. Our gift cards never expire!

Your order will be processed with a phone call here in North Hills, and mailed out via US Post Office to Anywhere, U.S.A.

If you have any questions about your order, please call (773) 334-8368 or click here to send us an email.

Send one as a surprise gift, or buy one for yourself today as you leave our Trattoria!

(Francesca’s Restaurants is not responsible if gift cards are lost or stolen, and they are not redeemable for cash.)

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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

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: dreamstime, 18358907

 

Celebrate New Years Eve in Midtown Raleigh

December 22nd, 2014

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The Holiday Season is the most wonderful time of the year for family and for friends. Christmas is fast approaching and many of us are looking forward to New Year’s Eve as well and the year-end festivities. It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of 2014, and beginning 2015. With so many plans, reflections, and resolutions to make, December 31 is a day filled with great new feelings, awesome food, fun conversation, and dinner. Mia Francesca offers our delightful, relaxing New Year’s Eve dinner just for two or for the crowd you love to be around to celebrate 2015.

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, our authentic Northern Italian cuisine offers the freshest farm and sea to table experience in the Triangle. Located at North Hills in Midtown Raleigh (exit 8 440 the Beltline), our rustic Italian restaurant allows guests to savor the traditions of the Tuscany region of Italy without having to travel abroad. We invite our holiday guests to enjoy our New Year’s Eve festivities and start the New Year right!

We recommend kicking the afternoon and evening off with one of our delicious appetizers. When New Year’s Eve guests ask for our fresh Prince Edward Island Mussels, they have the option of having them served with garlic and a spicy marinara sauce or with a garlic white wine sauce. Either way, they are a Raleigh favorite!

For the main course this New Year’s Eve night, we have many delicious items on our dinner menu. One local favorite is our Filetto e Polenta Fritto. This dish includes our savory grilled beef tenderloin, sage brown butter polenta cakes (an Italian delicacy), sautéed winter squash, charred onions, and herb butter.

As the countdown on the clock continues to midnight, try our Apple Crostata dessert featuring local farm fresh Granny Smith apples in a flaky pastry crust. We serve this warm with salted caramel gelato and vanilla crème anglaise. Sip our wonderful Illy brand coffee choices including Cappuccino, Espresso, Espresso Macchiato, Caramel Macchiato, and Mocha-cino.

As Father Time’s hourglass runs out of 2014 sand, it is out with the old and in with the new. Make your New Year’s resolution to dine more often at Mia Francesca Trattoria. And say cheers to more treasured memories with loved ones, at the best restaurant in the Triangle. Make your New Year’s reservations today!

Please consider joining us for Christmas Eve as well. Here is an offering of our menu on December 24th.

Need last minute gift ideas?

Remember to get your holiday gift cards for friends, family, coworkers and neighbors! Who doesn’t like Italian?

A Francesca’s Restaurants gift card is an excellent gift for any holiday season occasion. Our gift cards offer the convenience of a magnetic swipe card, similar to a debit card, and are redeemable at all of Francesca’s locations. Our gift cards never expire. (Francesca’s Restaurants is not responsible if gift cards are lost or stolen, and they are not redeemable for cash.)

Your order will be processed with a phone call and mailed out via US Post Office anywhere in the U.S.A. If you have any questions about your order, please call (773) 334-8368 or click here to send us an email.

Send one as a Christmas gift, or buy one for yourself today… Ho Ho Ho!

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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

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Dreamstime, 430530564

Twas the Night Before Christmas and All through the Triangle!

December 15th, 2014

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-santa-against-moon-snowfall-image21609831The festive Midtown area of North Hills, in our capital city of Raleigh, is the perfect place to enjoy holiday shopping. To accommodate all the people making those last-minute purchases on Wednesday December 24th, we will be open until 10 p.m. that night. For many of us here in the Triangle, Christmas Eve is a time for quiet reflection and joyous gatherings for great food and atmosphere. Mia Francesca Trattoria is there for you Christmas Eve as Santa prepares to takes his annual global sleigh ride to fill children’s stockings and deliver Christmas gifts under all the trees in North Carolina and beyond. Our authentic Tuscan- Italian cuisine makes us the merriest place in the Triangle to dine and celebrate the holidays.

Mia Francesca’s genuine Italian pizza is a favorite of our guests and not surprisinglymany of them are from this side of the North Pole! We offer delicious choices like:

  • Our Pera Pizza with local pears, caramelized red onions, gorgonzola, arugula, garlic, and mozzarella
  • Our Diavola Pizza with Italian tomato sauce and smoked mozzarella topped with anchovies, castelvetrano olives, capers, and chilies
  • Our Salsiccia Pizza with juicy fennel sausage, fresh sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and mozzarella

Locals and visitors alike rave about our famous Northern Italian pasta. We offer an array of mouthwatering selections that include:

  • Our Fettuccine con Zucca features fresh Fettuccine pasta, butternut squash, prosciutto di parma, wild mushrooms, Swiss chard, and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Our Penne Arrabiata e Pancetta offers cured pork belly, cannellini beans, garlic, chili flakes, spicy Pomodoro, and parmesan over fresh penne pasta
  • Our Pollo salsa Bianca features grilled chicken breast, garlic, white wine, Alfredo cream sauce, and Parmigiano over fresh linguini pasta

December is the perfect time of year to indulge with one of Mia Francesca’s delicious desserts. This chilly winter season try our Apple Crostata with fresh local Granny Smith apples in a flaky pastry crust, served warm with salted caramel gelato and vanilla crème anglaise. We are also open New Year’s Eve and as we nearing 2015. It is time to savor our Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with pumpkin spice cream cheese filling, graham cracker crust, and candied pumpkin seeds with vanilla anglaise.

Ho-ho-ho with more shopping to go; stop by and say hello! Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!

Here is our special menu for Christmas Eve in conjunction with our regular menu! Enjoy!

 

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Remember to get your holiday gift cards for friends, family, coworkers and neighbors! Who doesn’t like Italian gifts at Christmas?

A Mia Francesca’s Restaurants gift card is an excellent gift for any holiday season occasion. Our gift cards offer the convenience of a magnetic swipe card, similar to a debit card, and are redeemable at all of Francesca’s locations. Our gift cards never expire.

(Francesca’s Restaurants are not responsible if gift cards are lost or stolen, and they are not redeemable for cash.)

Your order will be processed with a phone call and mailed out via US Post Office anywhere in the U.S.A. If you have any questions about your order, please call (773) 334-8368 or click here to send us an email.

Send one as a Christmas gift, or buy one for yourself today… Ho Ho Ho!

 

Midtown Raleigh’s Favorite Stop for Those Who Like to Holiday Shop

December 8th, 2014

dreamstime 45346364For all of the Christmas shoppers who find appetizing deals across Raleigh and North Hills love a break from the lines and parking to enjoy a break to for their favorite appetizers and holiday drinks at Mia Francesca Trattoria. All of Santa’s helpers busy getting gifts for loved ones can relax and unwind at our authentic Tuscan Italian restaurant in the heart of Midtown Raleigh. Impromptu parties of two or more break out in celebration with our mouthwatering classic appetizers that everyone loves to sample before heading back out into our North Carolina winter weather.

At Mia Francesca, our general manager and staff offer a versatile wine list that includes favorites such as our red Italian wines like Amadeo Chianti and Portocamaro Barbera D’Alba, or white Italian wines like Dantello Pinot Grigio and Baroncini Pinot Grigio. These wonderful and special wines pair well with any of our tasty starters. We love to see our guests with a glass as they sit around sampling our warm and cold varieties.

During the December holidays, our guests will love our simple to elegant appetizers loaded with veggies:

  • Beets Arrosto are roasted beets with arugula, gorgonzola, truffle, sea salt, lemon, olive oil, and toasted walnuts
  • Mais Risotto consists of our Arborio rice, local corn, roasted bell peppers, lemon, garlic, and basil
  • Spinaci aglio e olio features sautéed baby spinach, garlic, olive oil, and lemon
  • Warm Calabrian Olives are an assortment of mixed olives seasoned with garlic, olive oil, calabrian chilies, and citrus

Before the New Year comes, our guests can savor our classic holiday appetizers filled with extraordinary flavor. They are crowd pleasers worthy of festive celebration:

  • Autunno Prosciutto features Prosciutto di Parma, fall fruit, marcona almonds, arugula, lemon, olive oil and saba
  • Carpaccio with thinly sliced sirloin, capers, tomatoes, mushrooms, lemon, olive oil, arugula, endive, radicchio, and Parmigiano
  • Lamb Meatballs stuffed with goat cheese, rosemary, marinara, and arugula
  • Zucca Bruschetta offers butternut squash, robiola cheese, caramelized onions, aged balsamic, and nostrano salami over garlic toast

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, everyone can shop here in Midtown and stop by Mia Francesca to taste our delicious crowd pleasing refreshments with their favorite friends and family members. Indeed, whether we have a White Christmas or not, it is the most wonderful time of year. We welcome holiday shoppers to sample Mia Francesca Trattoria’s superb Italian cuisine! Get your holiday party started with our classic appetizers and seasonal selections!

Happy Holidays everyone. Stop in and get your shopping off to a great start or an awesome close!

Remember to get your holiday gift cards for friends, family, coworkers and neighbors! Who doesn’t like Italian?

A Francesca’s Restaurants gift card is an excellent gift for any holiday season occasion. Our gift cards offer the convenience of a magnetic swipe card, similar to a debit card, and are redeemable at all of Francesca’s locations. Our gift cards never expire. (Francesca’s Restaurants is not responsible if gift cards are lost or stolen, and they are not redeemable for cash.)

Your order will be processed with a phone call and mailed out via US Post Office anywhere in the U.S.A. If you have any questions about your order, please call (773) 334-8368 or click here to send us an email.

Send one as a Christmas gift, or buy one for yourself today… Ho Ho Ho!

 

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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

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Dreamstime, 45346364

 

 

The Reviews are in from the Raleigh Trip Advisor

December 1st, 2014

Mia Francesca profiterolesMia Francesca asparagusMia Francesca Trattoria, located at North Hills in Midtown Raleigh, would like to highlight a recent Trip Advisor review from Senior Reviewer Dave K from Raleigh. Dave titled his review, Fresh and high quality ingredients with excellent preparation.” As a participating restaurant in the Got to Be NC agriculture program, Mia Francesca offers the freshest of ingredients. We indeed are a farm fresh to table restaurant that everyone loves and enjoys.

“For starters, don’t overlook the salads. The lentils with goat cheese and the fresh asparagus are excellent.” Dave loves the Lentils and Spinaci, which feature warm lentils with spinach and goat cheese, as well as our Asparagi Insalata with fresh asparagus, blue cheese, and tomato. “For appetizers, the calamari is a very nice portion with tasty sauces.” Dave enjoys our very popular Calamari Fritti, which is lightly fried in a spicy marinara sauce.

“For pasta… the Spaghetti Bolognese might be standard fare for many, however, Mia Francesca kicks it up with pulled pork. It is very smooth and tasty: a winner every time.” Dave knows our North Carolina inspired Spaghetti alla Bolognese is loaded with beef, veal, pork, fresh herbs, and tomato basil sauce topped with Parmigiano Reggiano.

“If you have any room left, the profiteroles are outstanding with pistachio gelato. You won’t find this in many places in Raleigh.” Our Profiteroles are delicate cream puffs toasted and filled with pistachio gelato and topped with a divinely homemade chocolate sauce. This is one of just many decadent choices from our Dessert (Dolci) menu.

“For beverages, if you are a wine drinker, try the…Pinot Grigio.” By the glass, two excellent Pinot Grigio options are Le Macine and Ca’ Stella Veneto. By the bottle, two very popular Pinot Grigio choices this time of year are Dantello and Baroncini Veneto.

Thank you, Dave K, for letting us share your review and recommendation with our blog post audience. It is the holiday season and we bring North Carolina and Tuscany Region in Central Italy together for you each and every day!

Remember it is the holiday season and Mia Francesca Trattoria can host your office party, dinner party or holiday get together. Call us today and make your reservation.

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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

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Raleigh Restaurant Review: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g49463-d2385694-r236113670-Mia_Francesca_Trattoria-Raleigh_North_Carolina.html#REVIEWS

The Best Place for the Perfect Holiday Party in the Triangle

November 24th, 2014

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-thanksgiving-background-image21984753Mia Francesca Trattoria is the place for the holidays. We are known in Raleigh and the Triangle for our classic Tuscan-Italian cuisine always prepared fresh by our professional kitchen staff. Led by our Executive Chef Zach, we serve farm to table every day.  This time of year, we host holiday parties of every size and we are always about warm gatherings, friendly conversations, and phenomenal food in an elegant restaurant atmosphere.

Make this Christmas season memorable with a party in one of our private dining areas.  Whether it’s a family holiday party, a fun office get together, or a gregarious gathering among friends, we have all of our guests covered.  We want to make holiday events sparkle every season of the year.

Join Mia Francesca Trattoria for good times that are always experienced with a memorable meal. Because our delicious Italian cuisine and pleasantly festive setting are so appealing, hosting every kind of holiday party is yet another reason why people dine with us.

At Mia Francesca in North Hills, our event planners will do all the work.  We offer a complementary consultation to discuss what the needs are when using our private dining areas.  We will work one-on-one with each host or event planner to personalize each occasion. And we can accommodate any budget.  Guests know that when they dine with us, we will remember every detail so everyone can savor our local, farm-fresh cuisine and celebrate the holidays in grand style.

Party planning is simple with Mia Francesca; we have the perfect environment for every occasion from our Thanksgiving Day Buffet to Hanukkah.  We feature a vast selection of top shelf wines and champagne.  We are the perfect place to share the holiday good cheer.  Our dedicated wait staff is always here for you. With a variety of food choices, we have something for everyone who arrives for the fun. In addition to an assortment of appetizers and entrees, we offer plenty of delectable dessert options.  Contact us and we will make all the arrangements for the most special of holiday parties for everyone.

On the topic of holidays, be sure to join us on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th, anytime from 11 am to 7 pm for our delicious Thanksgiving Day Buffet. 

Thanksgiving Day Buffet Menu

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Autumn Salad

Mixed greens, local apples, pears, candied walnuts, goat cheese, apple cider vinaigrette

Caesar Salad

Hearts of romaine, garlic croutons, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano

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Antipasti Display

Imported Cheeses, charcuterie, marinated artichoke hearts, seasonal jams, spiced pecans, herbed crostini roasted bell peppers

Fresh Fruit Display

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Pasta con Mozzarella

Penne pasta, tomato basil sauce, parmesan, fresh mozzarella

Pasta con Pollo

Grilled chicken, penne pasta, pine nuts, basil cream sauce

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Mixed seasonal vegetables

Traditional Stuffing

Corn bread, brioche, bacon lardons, leeks, poultry jus

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed local Sweet Potatoes

Deviled Eggs

Collard Greens

Green Bean Casserole

Green beans, wild mushrooms, cream sauce, frazzled onions

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberries, citrus, simple syrup

Rolls and Butter

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Salmon con Porri

Pan seared Atlantic salmon, leeks, wild mushrooms, and chopped tomatoes

Honey Baked Ham

Country Ham, maple, brown sugar, honey, Dijon

Braised turkey Leg

Slow simmered turkey leg meat, turkey jus, sage

Roasted turkey breast, lemon, rosemary, thyme, garlic

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Desserts

Pecan Pie Bars

Pumpkin Pie

Apple Pie

Tiramisu

Assorted Cannoli’s

Petit Fours

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Assorted Cookies

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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

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Dreamstime, 21984753