Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

“More than Pasta” Means the Best Italian Dining in North Hills

October 19th, 2015

CapreseGreat Italian cooking can often mean a wide variety of pasta dishes. What if the taste for Italian food is for more than pasta? In Midtown Raleigh, Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills offers a full and ever expanding menu of farm to table and “direct from the coast” fresh, each and every day. Our homemade dishes will satisfy everyone’s appetite for an authentic Italian meal and we feature seafood, pizza, salad, and a number of other favorite foods, from steak to fish. We also offer a gluten-free menu for our guests who love Italian dishes but need a little different array of ingredients.

Stop by Mia Francesca for lunch or dinner to enjoy our rustic atmosphere, our friendly service, and a complete menu that includes so much more than pasta:

  • Salads: Add chicken, shrimp, scallops, steak, salmon, or calamari to any of our salads to make a hearty, healthy meal. Our salads feature local farm fresh ingredients like tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, string beans, and greens. Try an enticing Caprese, Asparagi Insalata, or the house favorite, Insalata ala Francesca.
  • Seafood: Fresh from the farm and the coast, our seafood dishes feature delicious fish selections, combined with the perfect pairing of vegetables, in delectable dishes prepared just for our special guests. Seafood lovers will have to experience our Sea Scallop Risotto, Snapper Bagna Calda, Salmon Fresca, or the local North Carolina Flounder in Lamina.
  • Pizza: Mia Francesca Trattoria has the best pizza in Raleigh! Top that lunch or dinner pizza with prosciutto, Applewood bacon, arugula, broccoli, goat cheese, artichokes, or mushrooms to make it that much more special. Our mouth-watering pizzas include Quattro Stagioni, Napoletana, and Salsiccia pizza. Choose from an extensive list of additional fresh ingredients to customize that pizza to make it a perfect meal.

Reservations are encouraged and easy to make, for dinner on Friday and Saturday, and for large private dining groups! Our expansive dining area has room for everyone. Join us today for an authentic Italian dish that is more than pasta!

Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Raleigh, adjacent to the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, in the midst of the expansive North Hills shopping mall, between 440 East and Six Forks Road.

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Mark your holiday calendars for November 26th and Thanksgiving Day! Celebrate lunch and dinner right here at Mia Francesca as we present our Annual Thanksgiving Menu! 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; everything from salads to stuffing to turkey to pumpkin pie is on the holiday table! Call and make your reservation! We are #morethanpasta!

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

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 tiramisustudio at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

Upscale Casual Italian Dining is Extra Special in the Triangle

October 5th, 2015

pizzaAt Mia Francesca Trattoria, we make every day extra special for our guests here in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh. Our eatery offers the finest in Tuscany Italian cuisine and the very best in daily specials so everyone can enjoy value each and every day of the week. Why not start every afternoon and evening with a bottle of favorite wine and end the week with an enticing brunch, Italian-style?

Our weekly specials offer the good times that everyone wants and needs:

  • Make Mondays special: Yes, Mondays can be just as enjoyable as a Friday and the weekend with our Monday Wine Special. From open to close of business on Monday, all bottles of wine are 50% off. Choose from a selection of Italian and domestic wines or enjoy one of our international selections. We will help you pair the perfect wine with the perfect meal.
  • Tuesdays are for pizza: Mia Francesca Trattoria has the best pizza in Raleigh! On Tuesdays, the taste treat and value are even better at $10 for any take-out pizza. Each of our pizzas features a tangy tomato base, farm-to-table fresh cheeses and herbs, and the unique ingredients that put our pies in a class by themselves.
  • Wine Wednesdays: Enjoy that favorite select glass of wine for 50% off each Wednesday.
  • Cocktail Thursdays: Prefer a cocktail? Select cocktails are 50% off each Thursday!
  • Weekends are always a treat: Our house-made Lasagna Bolognese, a mouth-watering delight prepared by our own Iron Chef Zach, makes Saturday night even more pleasurable. Only available from 5:00pm until it is gone, this unique dish cannot be missed!
  • Brunch beverages are just right for weekends: Join us for Saturday and Sunday brunch and we will prepare a refreshing Bellini or Mimosa for only $3.00.

At Mia Francesca, we are more than pasta seven days a week! No one else blends value with culinary delight like we do in the Triangle!

Mia Francesca Trattoria is the place to be in North Raleigh and Midtown. We offer a rustic atmosphere, the freshest farm to table ingredients, an ever changing menu, and of course our weekly specials.

We are conveniently located for guests adjacent to the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, for shoppers in the expansive North Hills shopping complex, and for businesses in Midtown Raleigh, between 440 East (Beltline) at Six Forks Road.

Reservations are encouraged for dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Weekend Brunch, and for large private dining groups!

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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 is what we are!

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

 

 

 

Authentic Italian Dining in Midtown Raleigh

September 21st, 2015

al fresco diningThe only place for genuine Northern Italian food is right here in Raleigh, in the heart of the Triangle. Mia Francesca Trattoria takes our guests for a culinary experience reminiscent of the countryside of Tuscany, while they enjoy the simplicity, convenience and ambiance of North Hills. Our professional kitchen staff and our Executive Chef Zach prepare an array of homemade sauces and pastas, fresh farm-to-table ingredients, all in a rustic and pleasant atmosphere that combines for an Italian dining experience not soon forgotten.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is a casual, fine dining, authentic Tuscany Italian restaurant offering:

  • Take out Tuesday: Mia Francesca Trattoria has the best pizza in Raleigh. Find out how mouth-watering it is during our weekly Take out Tuesday special. All pizzas will be available every Tuesday for $10 each, all day, take-out only.
  • Saturday and Sunday Brunch: Brunch isn’t just for Sundays! We offer a full range of breakfast and lunch menu items, from 10:30am to 3:00pm every weekend, even on Saturdays. From traditional American dishes like Steak and Eggs, to Italian breakfast items like Arancini Benedict, we make Saturday and Sundays even more special.
  • Al fresco dining for fall weather: Now that fall is officially here, dining in the fresh air is that much more enjoyable. Our guests may choose to dine al fresco, for an open air experience that adds to the authentic ambience of northern Italian dining.
  • More than pasta: We offer homemade pasta and sauces and so much more. Our extensive lunch menu includes farm fresh salads, freshly made panini, and enticing pizza options, perfect for a business lunch or a break from shopping.

Join us at Mia Francesca Trattoria for weekday lunch, a business or special dinner, or weekend brunch. Our menu options reflect the season and the local farm-fresh ingredients available for Iron Chef Zach to prepare that perfect meal just for our special guests.

We are conveniently located in Raleigh’s Midtown near the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel just off 440 East and Six Forks Road and we offer relaxing outdoor and indoor seating with large rooms available for group and private dining.

Reservations are encouraged for dinner on Friday, Saturday, and Weekend Brunch, and for large private dining groups!

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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

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

https://www.facebook.com/MiaFrancescaTrattoria

http://www.linkedin.com/company/2846903

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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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Looking for Something Different in Raleigh This Weekend? Try Saturday Brunch in North Hills!

September 8th, 2015

IMG_1622Brunch is not just for Sundays anymore! At Mia Trattoria Francesca, we offer an incredible selection of amazing Italian and classic American dishes for brunch on Saturday as well. Now that summer is cooling down and life is settling back into a routine, try something a little different this weekend and join us for our delicious Saturday brunch!

For a great treat to start this weekend culinary enjoyment, we offer drink specials for Saturday brunch as well. Enjoy $3 Bellinis, Prosecco and Peach Puree, and $3 Mimosas, champagne and orange juice, both refreshing drinks to perfectly pair with one of our enticing menu selections.

Come to Mia Trattoria Francesca this Saturday and every Saturday to enjoy farm fresh eggs cooked authentic Italian style with a mix of traditional American blended in. Take in the aroma of Applewood smoked bacon and sizzling Italian sausage. Savor the sweetness of our House Buttermilk Pancakes, made with honey ricotta and mixed berries, and our very special French Toast, topped with warm blueberry-basil compote.

We combine the best of Italian dishes and local, farm to table ingredients to offer our guests unique selections for an unforgettable Saturday brunch:

  • Arancini Benedict: Our Italian twist on traditional Eggs Benedict is made with crispy risotto, soft poached eggs,  basil hollandaise, and prosciutto di parma; and is accompanied by our house fried potatoes.
  • Eggs Amatriciana Al Forno: This unique and delicious combination of baked eggs, pancetta, Spanish onions, tomato basil sauce, grilled ciabatta bread, with shaved pecorino tartufo is simply magnifico.
  • Shrimp & Polenta: A favorite seafood on our Saturday brunch, with North Carolina stone ground grits, spicy sautéed shrimp, red peppers, caramelized onions, and baby spinachis both fresh and flavorful.
  • Frittata Saltimbocca: Simply enjoy the authentic Italian taste of baked frittata style eggs, prosciutto, sage, vine ripe tomatoes, fontina, basil hollandaise, and arugula.
  • Classic Brunch Omelet: We offer the freshest ingredients for our guests to create their own omelet, including Prosciutto di Parma, sausage, asparagus, tomato, peppers, mushrooms, onions, olives, baby spinach, fontina, mozzarella, and parmesan.

Mia Francesca in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh, welcomes guests for brunch both Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We ask, why wait until Sunday? Join us for a special Saturday morning treat, to start the weekend off right. Mia Trattoria Francesca is conveniently located adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Raleigh. Join us today!

Mia Francesca is #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

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

https://www.facebook.com/MiaFrancescaTrattoria

http://www.linkedin.com/company/2846903

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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

 

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

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

https://www.facebook.com/MiaFrancescaTrattoria

http://www.linkedin.com/company/2846903

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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

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

https://www.facebook.com/MiaFrancescaTrattoria

http://www.linkedin.com/company/2846903

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http://pinterest.com/miafrancescanh/

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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

https://www.facebook.com/MiaFrancescaTrattoria

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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

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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

https://www.facebook.com/MiaFrancescaTrattoria

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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