Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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Savor the Excellence of Italian Wines in the Triangle

Monday, July 21st, 2014

foodiesfeed.com_2014-DSC_0012Wine aficionados love our authentic Italian wine selection at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Our restaurant is focused on being the best Italian restaurant in the Triangle. The Northern Italian fare experienced is a favorite of everyone who visits our convenient location in the heart of Raleigh’s Midtown in North Hills. With respect to our appealing wines, we emphasize the top two wine classifications in Italian wine labeling: DOCG and DOC. We only serve the finest wines available and combine it with our locally and fresh grown gourmet cuisine.

Let’s discuss the two distinctive acronyms involving wine quality and labeling:

DOCG is really the abbreviation for “Demonimazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita” which translates from Italian as the highest quality first-class wines available. These superb wines must pass several taste tests before bottling. There are twenty DOCG wine regions in Italy:

  • Northeast—Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige, and Friuli-Venezia
  • North and Northwest—Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, Liguria, and Aosta Valley
  • Central—Tuscany, Lazio, Umbria, Marche, Abruzzo, and Molise
  • South—Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, Calabria, and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia

DOC is “Demonimazione di Origine Controllata” which translates to wines that are made grown based on the highest specific quality regulations. The Italian wine designations help to preserve the finest traditions unique to their respective regions. There are more than three-hundred DOC’s in Italy. As we all know, the country is famous for its beautiful and bountiful vineyards.

For trivia buffs, in Italy the name of each wine typically comes from the vineyard where it is harvested, but never the grape. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, our selective wine list is 100% pleasure and served with distinction. After your meal or appetizer in our bar, be sure to enjoy our heavenly desserts. We help make every guest have the warmest memories with each dining experience.

Do you have a large group? Our private dining areas accommodate for special events such as birthdays, wedding rehearsals, anniversaries, and bar/bat mitzvahs. For elegant fine dining in a rustic atmosphere, Mia Francesca Trattoria is the restaurant of choice in the Triangle. We welcome everyone to make a reservation and prepare to enjoy every moment!

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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

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills Offers the Classic Italian Meatball Video

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

meatball1Comfort foods mean something to all of us. We often think of traditional macaroni & cheese and the standard juicy cheeseburger; but the number one comfort food in America is and always has been the classic Italian meatball! It is all in the ingredients.

Everything from the movies, T.V. commercials, kid’s books, gangster nicknames, and even IKEA is associated with this famous and time-tested delicacy. Most often paired with pasta and fresh, homemade tomato sauce; it is a weekly staple in many Triangle households. In historic and picturesque Italy, it is often center stage as the main dish of the masses and the rich elite, featured on village dining tables from Tuscany to Sicily.

There are plenty of reasons for meatball popularity. Family dinner aside, there even is a simple, romantic allure to a quiet dinner for two that features a bottle of Chianti, rich homemade pasta, and those irregular rolled golf ball sized gems we all know and love.

Do you want to know how to make the best classic Italian meatball? Let Mia Francesca Trattoria’s Executive Chef, Zach Van Gaasbeek, show you in a brand new video that features the magic of meatball preparation. The Chef says it is about bringing back the roots of Italy, combining that bold rustic flavor with simple and authentic cuisine. We have to believe!

Guests at Mia Francesca can savor these delicious and delectable meatballs in the entree Spaghetti alla Bolognese, authentic Italian pasta with beef, veal, pork, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano.  And from our gluten-free menu, try our Penne alla Bolognese, and enjoy that experience as well.

Chef Zach takes the viewer of “meatball perfection” step- by- step through the creation experience.

  • preparing the vegetables
  • adding white wine
  • the techniques for cooling the vegetables
  • adding the key ingredients for the unique flavor
  • the meat mixture preparation
  • baking to perfection
  • the final touches

Meatballs simply bring people together to laugh, break bread, and share stories. Try Mia Francesca’s meatballs by themselves without pasta, and add just enough Parmigiano- Reggianao to send the flavor over the top. Of course, a glass of Italian Red Wine pairs with it extremely well.

Now that we have everyone in Raleigh hungry, stop in for our delicious version of this Italian- American classic, and order the finest in comfort foods at the restaurant of choice here in North Hill’s Midtown.

Meet Mia Francesca’s signature meatball masterpiece the next time you visit. Make your reservations to taste Chef Zach’s meatballs today!

From Goodfellas to Lady and the Tramp, the best in Italian meatballs become the stars of the show! Reality aside, eating is so much better than watching. Bon Appetit!

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Or follow this link and make sure you catch the video and then come in and enjoy the real thing!

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Please check out another video demonstration by 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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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Raleigh’s North Hills Landmark

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

urban cdnEveryone in the Triangle has to experience the freshest and most flavorful Northern Italian cuisine any restaurant can offer. Mia Francesca Trattoria, a North Hills landmark, is in the middle of shopping, movie screens, and fitness gyms; easy to find, adjacent to the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills, we are the largest restaurant in the area. Living and visiting in Raleigh’s Midtown has never tasted so good.

Enjoy the culinary delights of our truly authentic Tuscany Italian, and appreciate our award winning kitchen staff and attentive professional service. Our expert chefs serve only local ingredients with our famous farm to table quality that is offered seven days a week. Our menus change with the seasons and holidays to enrich your experience and our commitment to superb private dining never wavers.  If you want to discuss our private dining options, call to schedule a free consultation with our Events Manager.

We offer private dining for an array of important events:

  • Anniversary dinner celebrations
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
  • Birthday parties
  • Business meetings
  • Class reunions
  • Family gatherings
  • Private parties
  • Special events
  • Weddings and rehearsal dinners

Mia Francesca, known for its outstanding hospitality, attention to every detail, and happy guests makes sure every experience is a memorable one. We cater to off-site private parties, within the Raleigh area, coming right to your office or event location.  Whether you experience the rustic flare of our restaurant or let us come to your location, you will always taste the best and freshest Italian meal.

General Manager Justin Harkey and the management team oversee every table and every seat. When you taste our delicious appetizers and our authentic pizza or pasta, you will delight your palate.  We also offer a high quality selection of fine wines as well as several divine desserts and Illy brand Italian coffee. Our dedication to excellence in cooking fresh authentic Italian cuisine means your savory meal will always be “to dine for”!

The best moments become memories at Mia Francesca Trattoria.

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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

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Annual North Hills Christmas Tree Lighting!

Monday, November 18th, 2013

The Holiday Season in North Raleigh is in full swing at Mia Francesca Trattoria.  Conveniently located at North Hills in heart of Mid-Town Raleigh next to the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, we are pleased to support and announce that the North Hills Annual Tree Lighting Celebration is coming up on Saturday November 23.  While you are here for the celebration, enjoy lunch and dinner with us, or simply stop for delicious appetizers and a glass of wine before or after the lighting.

North Hills Tree Lighting Celebration:  Schedule of Events 

Snow My Yard Sledding Slope
Christmas Crafts – Ornaments & Thumbprint Animals
Bounce House
Trackless Train Rides
Frosty, Rudolph, & the Merry Elves

4-8 P.M. Vendor Village including Southern Sugar Bakery, North Carolina Candle Company, Oscar Williams Cotton Candy, Weston Farms, SPCA of Wake Co., Iced Cupcakes, The Nutty Holidays, and more!
4-6 P.M. The Legacy Tribute Band – Motown Revue Performs on Stage
6:15-8:30 P.M. Visit Santa, Enjoy Rides & Activities

Support the Raleigh Rescue Mission on Saturday as well during the WKIX 102.0 FM radiothon.  While you are shopping in the North Hills Christmas Tree Lighting 2013lovely North Hills boutiques, stop by and make a donation that can change the lives of the homeless in our community. 

Remember that Thanksgiving Day (Thursday November 28) we have a bountiful Buffet!  Invite your family, friends, and employees to celebrate in style at Mia Francesca Trattoria.  We serve the freshest of ingredients—from farm to table.  Make your reservations to dine at Mia’s today!

**Make Mia Francesca in North Hills a part of your Holiday Season gatherings and your upcoming Thanksgiving Dinners. Show us off to your favorite out-of-town guests and your business associates as they come to the Triangle for Thanksgiving and the warmth of our Central Carolina weather. 

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

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!
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Mia Francesca Trattoria Highlights Culinary Excellence

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

When you come to Mia Francesca Trattoria, you immediately feel at home with the ambiance of a classic Northern Italy eatery. With our hardwood floors, stone pillars, and expansive dining room, Mia Francesca is the largest restaurant located in Midtown Raleigh at North Hills.  With two levels, two private dining areas, and a very popular outdoor patio , our restaurant is simple, rustic, and very authentic.

A new video highlights the ambiance and the philosophy of what Mia Francesca in North Hills is all about here in North Carolina. Justin Harkey, General Manager of the North Hills Mia Francesca Trattoria, an admirer and expert of all things food and wine, explains culinary history, Chef Scott Harris, and the founding of the restaurant on Chicago’s North Clark Street in 1992. Most restaurants across the United States that strive for excellence have a head chef managing the kitchen; here in North Hills, Mia Francesca has a Culinary Institute of America Executive Chef who takes extreme pride in everything we serve.

In the video, Executive Chef Zach VanGaasbeek discusses his philosophy of using bold fresh flavors and buying locally (to support the local economy). Each dish served is distinctive for its freshness and for its roots to authentic Italian traditions.  Our restaurant is truly all about the experience.

Click here to review the new Mia Francesca video.

In a recent online restaurant review, Nina rated us Five Stars and wrote that Mia Francesca is “the best restaurant in Midtown Raleigh.”  She adds, “… friends recommended this restaurant to us. We decided to go there for a special dinner. Our waiter was wonderful, well versed on the menu, and the recommendations were perfect. The menu changes every two to three months so variety is always present. The chefs use a lot of fresh vegetables in the entrees, presenting wonderful combinations. The desserts are “to die for”. We plan to return.”

Our reviews reflect the standards we set for our menu and our staff. We look forward to seeing you, too!

**Make Mia Francesca in North Hills a part of your Holiday Season gatherings and your upcoming Thanksgiving Dinners. Show us off to your favorite out-of-town guests and your business associates as they come to the Triangle for Thanksgiving and our Central Carolina weather.

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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Enjoy Halloween with Scary Good Food at Mia Francesca!

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Celebrate Halloween 2013 in style this year at Mia Francesca Trattoria.  Our authentic Italian restaurant is conveniently located in the Triangle at North Hills in Midtown Raleigh.  Make the most ghostly of holidays a “spooky good time” at Mia Francesca every day as Halloween fast approaches. If you have a great costume, you are more than welcome to wear it while you halloween1enjoy our delicious culinary selections. And that is no trick, just awesome treats!

As we head into the cooler season here in the Triangle, we have recently added several superb dishes that are frighteningly tasty to our menu.  For an appetizer, try our delicious Duck Risotto (duck with butternut squash, Arborio rice, sage, fontina, and Swiss chard).  Try two of our newer pizzas, our festive Fall Pizza (with butternut squash, wild mushrooms, truffle oil, garlic, olive oil, and arugula) and our perfect Pera Pizza (pears, carmelized red onions, gorgonzola dolce, arugula, garlic, and mozzarella).

If you feel like eating something chilling, enjoy our farm fresh Autumn Salad (with sliced apples, pears, gorgonzola dolce, toasted walnuts, and mixed greens with apple cider vinaigrette drizzled on top).   If you think you want our shockingly awesome pasta, try our luscious Linguini con Zucca (with fresh butternut squash, prosciutto di Parma, wild mushrooms, cracked black pepper, basil, herb broth, and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano).

If you are looking for eerily fantastic sweetness, we offer two horrifyingly terrific suggestions for you: our Sweet Potato Gnocchi (house made sweet potato dumplings, fall spice, balsamic brown butter, Swiss chard, pecorino romano, and fried sage) and our Apple Crostini (comes with green apples, taleggio, honey, toasted walnuts, and arugula). With our desserts so table fresh this time of year we can call them supernatural, we are pleased to offer them at Halloween!

Any way you carve it, you need to come to Mia Francesca’s for Halloween this year!

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Make Mia Francesca in North Hills a part of your Halloween  gatherings and your upcoming Thanksgiving Dinners. Show us off to your favorite out-of-town guests and your business associates as they come to the Triangle for Halloween, Thanksgiving and the good times of the fall season in Central North Carolina!

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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Enjoy the Traditions of Thanksgiving at Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Restaurant Open For Thanksgiving Raleigh, NC

The traditional Thanksgiving Day here in the Triangle is fast approaching with most families preparing all the food at home from turkey to potatoes to dessert. There are a handful of Raleigh restaurants open for Thanksgiving, but for the first time ever our restaurant will be open for Thanksgiving. So why not make 2013 the year of the new traditions by gathering this holiday at Mia Francesca Trattoria  restaurant for Thanksgiving and our special farm to table spin on this day of joy and gratitude. We offer the freshest Thanksgiving buffet menu that everyone from Grandma to the kids will enjoy and remember for a long time!

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Mia Francesca will be open for Thanksgiving

Our Raleigh Restaurant is open on Thanksgiving this year to help you!

Immediately after the holiday dinner, there is always the even more traditional big cleanup with most everyone, except those already taking a nap on the couch, helping with the arduous chore of getting back to normal. As every person finally settles back in front of the tube to enjoy football, fun, family and friends; everyone is now too tuckered out to focus on conversation and the memories soon forgotten by yet another same old same old holiday celebration.

Now the family will finally have the time to relax and enjoy the wonderful Italian ambiance with everyone present and accounted for right here in Raleigh’s North Hills. Our culinary feast will please even the most die-hard post-Thanksgiving dinner couch potato.

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Mia Francesca Trattoria restaurant has quite the

Thanksgiving Day Menu planned with the huge buffet featured from

11 am to 7 pm on Thursday November 28

2013 Thanksgiving Day Buffet Menu

$39.95 for Adults -$30.95 for Seniors 65 & Older – $16.95 for Children under 12 

-Free for Kids under 5-

All non-alcoholic beverages are included

18% Gratuity & Tax will be applied

We celebrate fresh NC local ingredients and participate in the NC Agriculture Department’s “Got to Be NC” program. If warm weather is in the forecast dine al fresco on our patio.

But don’t take our word for it, take a Google Virtual Tour of our restaurant in Raleigh – Tour Now!

Don’t forget to join us on the Weekends for Brunch Raleigh!

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Since the early days of the Pilgrims, America has celebrated with great tasting food. Although we all know that the very first Pilgrim Thanksgiving took place over a number of days in the Plymouth Colony (in present-day Massachusetts) in 1621, it was not until the middle of the American Civil War in 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared it a national day to be celebrated each final Thursday in November. The U.S. Congress finally made Thanksgiving Day an official national holiday in 1941 just before Pearl Harbor.

Finally, there really is a Turkey, North Carolina.  Interestingly, the Tar Heel State is one of the leading states in turkey production with over 30 million turkeys produced each and every year.

It is a time for family and great food. It is the time for Mia Francesca! Make sure to make your reservations today for our yummy Thanksgiving Day Buffet!

It is after all, “gobble, gobble” time!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Make Mia Francesca in North Hills a part of your autumn gatherings and your upcoming Thanksgiving Dinners. Show us off to your favorite out-of-town guests and your business associates as they come to the Triangle for Thanksgiving and the warmth of our Central Carolina weather.

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

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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Celebrate Pasta Month with Mia Francesca Trattoria!

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh at North Hills prepares the finest pasta served Tuscany Italian style in the Triangle.  Just recently, our latest blog post discussed the history of pasta in Italy. But did you know that there are many interesting facts and even excellent nutritional benefits on that wonderful plate of gnocchi, spaghetti, linguine, ravioli, orzo and so many more.

All October, it is National Pasta Month!

 Let’s dish out three great “bennies” and some unusual facts about the Triangle’s favorite food.

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  • Pasta is an outstanding source of complex carbohydrates and it provides the optimum type of “fuel” to power your muscles and mind. Pasta digests more slowly and provides a slower release of energy to keep you going throughout your day. Pasta indeed is brain food!
  • Pasta is the ideal partner for other nutritious foods that are essential to a healthy diet such as fiber-filled vegetables and beans, heart healthy fish and oils, antioxidant-rich tomato sauce and protein-packed, poultry and lean meats.
  • Now, nutrition aside, pasta just plain tastes good and that could be the best benefit of all.

Little known facts on pasta:

  • The average person in Italy eats more than 51 pounds of pasta every year. We wonder what the above average person eats during the course of a year?
  • Americans, as a whole, consume 6 billion pounds of pasta each and every year; much of it at Mia Francesca!
  • According to the National Pasta Association (NPA), among the reasons cited for pasta’s popularity are its nutritional value, taste, convenience and economical value. We know the number one reason just has to be taste.
  • For individuals diagnosed with gluten sensitivity, our gluten-free pasta enables them to enjoy many of our pasta dishes guilt- free as a regular part of their diet.
  • According to the American Pasta Report, 40 percent of respondents state spaghetti as their most favorite pasta, followed by lasagna (12%), macaroni and cheese (6%), fettuccine (6%), linguine (3%), elbows (3%), pasta salad (3%), and angel hair (2%). We ask why meatballs did not make the list. We know they are related to spaghetti!

Mia Francesca invites you to come enjoy our delicious authentic Italian pasta any day of the week. .  Make reservations to enjoy our private dining for events such as wedding parties, business meetings, bar and bat mitzvahs as well as birthday or anniversary celebrations.  Enjoy our extensive list of pasta dishes on our catering menu.

Remember at Mia Francesca our pasta is truly “to dine” for any day of the week.

**Make Mia Francesca in North Hills a part of your Autumn gatherings and your upcoming Thanksgiving Dinners. Show us off to your favorite out-of-town guests and your business associates as they come to the Triangle for Thanksgiving and the warmth of our Central Carolina weather.

Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach 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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Italian Red Wine Varietals Presented by Mia Francesca Trattoria

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

All of the major Italian Red Wine varietals are served in our restaurant are unique both in flavor and aroma; the best Italy will ever serve. It is interesting to note that red wines are a classification of wine made from typically dark-colored (black) grape varieties.  The actual color of these wines can range from intense violet, typical of young wines to brick red for mature and brown for mature red wines.

Are you looking for one of the best special occasion restaurants in Raleigh, North Carolina?  Come visit Mia Francesca Trattoria Italian Red Wine Varietalslocated in the heart of Raleigh’s Mid-town at North Hills. Convenient to everywhere in the Triangle, our central location makes us easy to find. We specialize in private rooms for parties, large and small, that include wedding rehearsal dinners, business meetings, bar and bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, and anniversary dinners. Our indoor and outdoor dining areas are perfect for those smaller more intimate celebrations.

Our extensive wine list is always an excellent addition to our menu as you enjoy the best in Northern Italian cuisine and ambiance.

Here are six excellent examples of the Mia Francesca Selection:

  • Villa Girardi Amarone: A lusty, full-bodied wine, made with partially-dried Corvina grapes grown in the Veneto region of Italy
  • Portocamaro Barbera D’Alba: A varietal wine produced mainly in the Piedmont region of Italy, an intense berry flavor, so versatile it goes well with a variety of good foods
  • Chiarlo “Totoniano” Barolo Nebbiolo: A dry, full-bodied magisterial wine from Nebbiolo grapes in the Barolo area of the Piedmont of Italy, has complex aromas and flavors
  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Reserva:  A very dry, select medium-bodied, with lovely tart-cherry flavor, mainly from Sangiovese grapes grown in the Chianti area of Tuscany, Italy
  • Novaia Valpolicella: A medium-bodied wine comes mainly from Corvina grapes in the Valpolicella area of the Veneto region of Italy
  • Tenuta del Priore Campotino Montepulciano: A medium-bodied wine with red cherry flavor, made from Sangiovese grapes in Montepulciano, in the Tuscany region of Italy

In our first post in this special Mia Francesca Wine Series, we discussed the brief history of winemaking, which we followed by exploring the unique and different wine regions in Italy.  Next week, we will discuss white wines. We hope you find this series informative and useful.

In addition to our fabulous wine selections, we have the best authentic Italian pizza and the best authentic Italian pasta in the Triangle area!

At Mia Francesca, you will always enjoy the best.

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Check out Mia Francesca’s participation in the Iron Chef Challenge at the Midtown Farmers’ Market on Saturday September 28th from 9-1130 a.m. on the Commons. Our very own Executive Chef Zachary VanGaasbeek, is one of the Culinary All Stars and we need you to come down and cheer him on!

Experience the “Best in the Triangle” Northern Italian cuisine right here in North Hills, the heart of Raleigh’s Midtown.

If you like recipes, you should check out the video demonstration of our Executive 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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Ten Great Reasons to Dine “Italian Style” at Mia Francesca Trattoria Raleigh

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Mia Francesca Trattoria is the restaurant of choice here in the Triangle for authentic Italian style cuisine. Here in Raleigh we really have 10 great reasons why our restaurant guests continue to enjoy their experience time and time again.

  • Convenient location: We are located in the heart of Mid-Town Raleigh at North Hills.  North Hills features plenty of
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    shopping, movie screens, and of course our Northern Italian restaurant!

  • Private rooms: We have private rooms for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, bar and bat mitzvahs, and celebrations of all kinds!  We also host business group meetings.
  • Relaxing dining experience: Mia’s inviting hosts will escort you to your table and our wait staff will attentively serve you’re a filling and delicious authentic Italian meal.
  • Great conversations: Sit back and enjoy your dining experience sharing camaraderie with your companions in our relaxing atmosphere.  You will be able to truly unwind and have fun with friends, family, and business partners.
  • Experienced chef and kitchen staff: Mia’s authentic Italian meals come prepared by Chef Zack our taste sensation expert!
  • Menu choices: Whether you come for brunch or lunch or dinner, our menus feature a wide range of amazing choices that can change and reflect authentic Italian pizza and pasta.
  • Fresh ingredients–Even our dessert menu has the freshest of ingredients:  including fresh blueberries, strawberries, and peaches.  Our Crème Brulee consists of a rich custard base topped with a layer of caramel, fresh fruit, and powdered sugar.
  • Frequent visits: Everyone wants to return to Mia Francesca because of the excellence in food and service.  Another delightful experience awaits you when you come again to Mia Francesca Trattoria!
  • Complete catering services: We can come to you and we offer catering in Raleigh and the surrounding Triangle area.  We can bring our flavorful Italian cuisine to your next event or occasion! And don’t forget our restaurant is celebration headquarters for any size catering party.
  • We top the list of Raleigh restaurants—Mia has received excellent restaurant reviews.  We want you to be the next one to review it!  Treat yourself to this wonderful dining experience!

For Mia Francesca, we believe that any occasion and every occasion here in Raleigh deserves great food, great service and a great time. Join us every day of the week for that level of dining experience that will make you smile every time you visit. We want you back!

**Make Mia Francesca in North Hills a part of your weekend memories, your late summer gatherings, and your business activities. Show us off to your favorite out-of-town guests and your business associates by letting them experience the “Best in the Triangle” Northern Italian cuisine right here in North Hills, the heart of Raleigh’s Midtown.

**If you like recipes, you should check out the video demonstration of our Executive Chef Zach’s making Traditional Italian Biscotti. – Our 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

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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