Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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The Best Brunch Spot in Raleigh Every Weekend

Monday, June 1st, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

 

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Enjoy the Warmth of the New Season with Dining in Midtown Raleigh

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

North-Raleigh-Italian-RestaurantAh, Tuscany in the springtime; we all can envision how beautiful Italy is in April. There is nothing like it. Yet, all of us know that the Triangle is one of the prettiest places in North Carolina to live and to dine.

It is time to celebrate the new season and warm weather at Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh. Join us outside on our expansive patio and delight in dining al fresco, under the afternoon sun, the moon, the stars, and our magnificent trellis at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Winter is officially over. It’s time to soak up the fresh air and the great taste of our traditional selection of house made Italian dishes.

Just imagine the ambiance of Northern Italy that surrounds our guests as they dine in the warm evening air or lunch among the song birds and bright sunshine. The enticing aroma of our popular Northern Italian dishes, such as Penne Pesto Genovese, Spaghetti alla Bolognese, and Salsiccia Pizza, all made from fresh, local farm and coastal ingredients, puts everyone in the great mood of Italy.

Accompany a business lunch or relaxing dinner with Vino Rosso or Vino Blanco, by the glass or the bottle, personally selected from our extensive wine list. Wine always tastes better when it is enjoyed on our outdoor patio. On Mondays, the enjoyment is even better at Mia Francesca Trattoria by tasting our favorite wines at 50% off.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located in the expansive open air shopping complex of North Hills, in the heart of Midtown Raleigh. Head to our part of the Capital City anytime and visit our vast array of themed shops and retail stores. Enjoy a visit to our restaurant, before or after shopping, and enjoy our refreshing gelati or sorbetti. One of the most popular choices for both large and small groups is to share a delicious homemade dessert platter with friends and family. Platters are sized just right for any group, from an intimate party of two or a group of ten.

Spring in the Triangle means mild temperatures and good food. Dining outdoors – al fresco – at Mia Francesca Trattoria is a great way to bring that bit of Tuscany home to the Triangle. Come out and join us each and every day.

Bold fresh flavors harvested from the local Farmer’s Market to the coast of North Carolina combine with our simple, rustic and authentic menu to bring something extra special to all of our guests. Spring is one of the best times of the year to enjoy the wonderful foods of the Tuscany Region of Italy right here in Midtown Raleigh. Fine Italian appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts combined with a glass of wine or a cold Peroni are the perfect way to celebrate the new warmth of the new season. Make Mia Francesca Trattoria a part of your spring dining plans. We define freshness for the Triangle. Step through the doors and into our Northern Italian culinary experience. Our guests are as important as the food we serve. Make a reservation, find a spot at the bar, or simple stop in. We have a smile and a good time planned for everyone.

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Enjoy our Mother’s Day Buffet on Sunday May 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and our regular menu from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m  

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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!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Dining al fresco, Mia Francesco Trattoria

 

 

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Join Us and Celebrate Easter in the Triangle with our Brunch and Buffet

Monday, March 16th, 2015

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-happy-easter-eggs-tulips-tag-wooden-background-image38512845Spring has sprung in Raleigh, and with the warmth of the new season, Mia Francesca Trattoria welcomes warmer weather and everyone’s upcoming favorite bunny holiday. Here in the Capital City of Raleigh, our rustic Northern Italian restaurant is hosting its annual Brunch Buffet on Easter Sunday. Located in Midtown Raleigh, Mia Francesca is near the 440 Beltline and Six Forks nestled among elegant shops and boutiques in the heart of North Hills.

Our culinary team and our professional staff are pleased to announce that our delicious Easter Lunch and Brunch Menu will be offered from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 5th. As always, we  offer farm fresh North Carolina grown items on our Easter menu that delights everyone who enjoys.  

Start your Easter Buffet with an array of our fresh made from scratch salads. Enjoy our locally popular Caesar Salad or our crisp Mixed Green Salad featuring our Meyer lemon vinaigrette. Our Caprese Salad contains vine ripe tomatoes, fresh farmhouse mozzarella, garden-fresh basil, and Italian olive oil.

Our delicious Smoked Salmon Display features our delicious Smoked Salmon, the smoothest of sieved eggs, capers, red onions, cream cheese, and house baked mini bagels. Everyone loves our Italian “Deviled Eggs” prepared just right with fresh basil, castelvetrano olives and paprika. Our Executive Chef Zack knows no one can eat just one!

Mia Francesca offers several more delectable “starter” brunch selections including:

  • Italian “Deviled” Eggs
  • Fabulous Fresh Fruit
  • Gulf Shrimp Cocktail
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Authentic Italian Sausage
  • Scrumptious Scrambled Eggs
  • Splendid Spring Frittata
  • Vanilla Bean French Toast

Mia Francesca Trattoria presents two tender pasta dishes for our Easter Brunch as well. Our Pasta di Verdure comes with mixed fresh seasonal vegetables, penne pasta, tomato basil sauce, and parmigiano. Our Pasta Pollo Bianca features tender sliced chicken breast, penne pasta, Alfredo cream sauce, basil, and parmigiano.

Our mouth-watering and palate-pleasing Easter Sunday entrees include:

  • Salmon Carciofi: pan seared salmon, artichoke hearts, wild mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, cannellini beans, balsamic, lemon
  • Pollo Marsala: pan seared chicken breasts, wild mushrooms, Marsala wine, chicken jus
  • Lamb Shoulder: slow roasted lamb shoulder with rosemary, garlic, and lamb jus
  • Garlic and Thyme Marinated Prime Rib: sliced to order prime rib, horseradish cream, and natural jus

Enjoy a sweet finish to Easter Brunch with one of our holiday family inspired desserts. We offer every dessert house-made and quick to table! Enjoy seasonal fruit tarts, Tiramisu, assorted Cannoli’s, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Petit Fours, Raspberry Chocolate Mousse, Italian Easter Cake, and Assorted Cookies.

Spend the holiday right here in Midtown Raleigh and join us on Sunday April 5th for our traditional Easter Brunch; enjoy a great buffet that offers savory focus on fresh Tuscany Italian fare. It always brings family and friends together. We have the perfect location and ambiance to spend the morning or afternoon enjoying a relaxing and stress free Easter Brunch; combine that with great camaraderie, food and drink, and it is the Easter to remember.

We are excited to offer an expansive spring holiday menu that pleases everyone from Mom and Dad to the little ones who, under age 5, eat for FREE!

With outside seating, service excellence, and a lovely brunch, call for reservations today to get the time you need to enjoy the finest Easter Brunch in the Triangle with Mia Francesca Trattoria, your brunch and dinner specialist right here in North Raleigh.

Happy Easter everyone!

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Come join us for our Easter Brunch Buffet in Raleigh, NC. We will be offering farm fresh NC grown items on our Easter menu. 

$44.95 For Adults – $39.95 For Seniors 65 & Older – $18 for Children under Twelve 

– Free for Kids Under 5 –

10am to 4pm

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

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Phone: (919) 278-1525

 

Italian Comfort Food in the Capital City and the Triangle

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Mia F brushettaNorthern Italian food is extremely popular here in North Carolina and across the United States. Actually, when we think about it, tasting great Italian food fills all of us with good thoughts. Who doesn’t like bowls of pasta and hearty sauces? Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh, is a true Tuscany  Italian restaurant that focuses on both the mood and food. The best of Italy is right around the corner for many Triangle residents. Raleigh’s 440 Beltline at Six Forks (North Hills) is the world headquarters for Italian comfort food and all the benefits.

Each fresh seasonal menu creation comes to every table expertly served by our professional staff; and our culinary team uses only farm and ocean fresh ingredients to produce all of our “made from scratch” favorites. Executive Chef Zack VanGaasbeek and his entire Mia Francesca team are dedicated to the fine art of Italian cooking and pleasing our guests with the finest preparations available.

Mia Francesca believes in comfort food where an occasional, even weekly indulgence puts a smile on every guest. We always remember that comfort food just tastes good. Recent studies have suggested that the foods we love, both the healthy foods and the comfort cravings, improve our moods, create positive thoughts, and promote a great well-being. Food and mood do not just rhyme. They go together.

There is a great variety of Tuscany inspired Italian food here at Mia Francesca Trattoria. We offer several menus for our honored guests:

  • Lunch: Savor our marvelous Meat and Cheese Board, crisp Caesar Salad, and popular Italian pizza
  • Dinner: Experience our unique Lamb Meatballs, fresh Dinner Salad, and cheesy Chicken Parmesan
  • Gluten-free : Whether by choice or by necessity and dietary lifestyle, we offer an array delicious choices, guaranteed to wow everyone
  • Kids: We offer our tender pasta, cheese pizza, and chicken with fries
  • Weekend Brunch: Every weekend, we offer an enormous selection for Saturday and Sunday mornings. Check out our freshly-squeezed orange juice, House Buttermilk Pancakes, and Cheesy Polenta
  • Wine List: Our premium list of selective wines from all over the world create a picture of rolling hills and beautiful vineyards; our choices are available by the glass or by the bottle and we offer Monday specials; 50% off all wines every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Dolci: Our classic Italian desserts (like Tiramisu) and other very popular dessert favorites, like Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake just make for sweet comfort. We even offer a Dessert Platter of our chef’s assorted selections for the whole table to enjoy

Additionally, our restaurant options give our guests a lot of choices for the good times:

  • Private Catering: Mia Francesca services the local North Raleigh and Capital City area
  • Private Events: Get togethers, gatherings, parties, formal business meetings and even regal wedding celebrations are welcomed by our staff with open arms
  • Gift Cards: Pick one up for friends and families to enjoy as a surprise or as a gifts to all those who find comfort in great Italian food and atmosphere!

Our comfortable, yet elegant, surroundings have gained a popular following in the Triangle area. Guests appreciate Mia Francesca Trattoria’s fine Italian cuisine. And we appreciate the fact that food and mood indeed go together! From healthy to just plain tastes good, come to Mia Francesca in North Raleigh!

What are you doing on Easter Sunday? We would love to see you.

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Enjoy our Easter Brunch and Lunch on Sunday April 5th and enjoy a great time with family and friends!

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

Monday, 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

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Are you the Italian “Foodie” of the Triangle?

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-italian-food-symbol-image19398577Did you know that a true “foodie” is someone who loves gourmet cuisine, great food, and enjoys a fine appreciation of spirits? Foodies love fine dining and are always seeking new fare and epicurean experiences as both a diversion and a wonderful pastime. If anyone in the Triangle is a true Italian foodie, and has not visited Mia Francesca Trattoria of Mid-town Raleigh at North Hills yet, these passionate food lovers just have to head to North Hills and find out what they have been missing. Italian foodies always make an adventure out of finding the best Italian social drinking and eating experiences.

In fact, let’s define inexactly and just for fun what the Triangle Italian foodie is by definition:

  • Has visited Italy (or has lived there) and knows its wonderful food, history, and culture
  • Has toured vineyards and are fine connoisseurs of wine, beer and spirits
  • Has enjoyed fine Italian restaurants like Mia Francesca Trattoria
  • Has watched the Food Network to learn from Italian chefs like Mario Batali and Giada De Laurentiis
  • Has learned to cook new Italian recipes for its simple pleasure

Mia Francesca Trattoria offers only the finest of Northern Italian dining experiences for all of our guests. We are the best authentic Italian restaurant in the Triangle!

Our classic Tuscan-Italian “foodie” menu includes:

  • Delicious pizza: We have several varieties of Italian pizza to choose from or you can custom order your pizza to come with toppings like: Sausage, Olives, Mushrooms, Artichoke, Spinach, Meatballs, Onion, Broccoli, Gorgonzola, Mozzarella, Swiss, Fontina, and Roasted Peppers
  • Tender pasta: Penne, Fettuccine, Spaghetti, Linguini, and more and served Italian style with Meatballs, Chicken, or Lobster

Be sure to check out our long and selective Wine List for our fine Italian wines, including our Pinot Grigio. This is Italy’s most popular white wine and it hails from the northeast region of Veneto and Friuli. Complete your divine meal with one of our authentic Italian desserts like our Tiramisu (Espresso and kahlua soaked ladyfingers with lightly sweetened mascarpone cream and cocoa powder).

Italian foodies unite at Mia Francesca Trattoria! It is all about the food and the good times!

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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

 

 

The Vibrant Farmers’ Market and Great Italian Food Go Well Together

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Market Pizza midtownfarmersmarketAt Mia Francesca Trattoria, we take pride in using only the freshest of ingredients from local farms for every single one of our Italian culinary presentations. It is with this spirit of community is mind that we encourage you to visit the thriving Midtown Farmers’ Market right here at North Hills every single weekend. This lively neighborhood market is open from now until November 1 (8 am to noon) at the Commons at North Hills. And we would love a visit to our authentic Northern Italian restaurant to enjoy the farm to table fresh food while visiting the market.

It is important to note that the market is open only to growers; the vendors at the Midtown Farmers’ Market must sell products and produce that they themselves have produced. This means that the vendors have great knowledge of what they have grown.

Our farm rich menu at Mia Francesca’s includes:

  • Asparagi Insalata—one of our superb Italian salads with asparagus, blue cheese, and tomato
  • Vegetable Panino—comes with grilled squash, fresh Portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, wild arugula, lemon ricotta, and ciabatta
  • Spinaci aglio e olio—fresh sautéed baby spinach, garlic, olive oil, and lemon
  • Spring Pizza—with fresh garlic, peas, asparagus, local pea shoots, mozzarella, and espellette

The Farmer’s Market provides our local and regional community with a wide array of interesting product:

  • With plentiful access to healthful food options including fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, handmade canned goods free of preservatives
  • An opportunity to buy local, family-farmed foods from almost fifty vendors selling farm-fresh produce, meats, seafood, cheese, baked goods, and other specialty foods and crafts
  • Natural farm fresh foods grown to sustain our land and our health
  • Educational opportunities to learn about sustainable farming methods, the importance of family farmland and growing practices

It is not unusual to see Chef Zack and other kitchen staff walking through the market looking for lunch and dinner ingredients. Come visit Mia Francesca and be assured the freshest is always at your service.

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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: Midtown Farmer’s Market

 

 

 

 

 

6 Penne Pasta Dishes that are Perfetto!

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Penne“Perfetto” means perfection in Italian, and nothing is truer for our patrons after they visit Mia Francesca Trattoria. Our authentic Tuscany Italian pasta gets always gets rave reviews from all of our guests. No fine Italian restaurant is ever complete without having an extensive pasta menu. And we offer many different kinds of delicious authentic Italian pasta, including the delicious penne dishes we serve here in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh.

Penne, given its practical design, is versatile pasta with a center and ridges that allow it to hold sauce;   Mia Francesca has several “perfetto” pasta dishes made with this wonderfully shaped penne pasta.

Here are six dishes from our gluten-free menu and all are tender and scrumptious!

  • Penne e Capesante: sea scallops, roasted baby artichokes, asparagus, white wine, spicy marinara on penne pasta
  • Penne alla Bolognese: beef, veal, pork, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano over penne pasta
  • Penne Aglio Olio: penne pasta sautéed with extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, diced tomatoes, and sautéed spinach
  • Penne al Pomodoro: penne pasta sautéed in a spicy cherry tomato sauce with garlic, olive oil, and fresh herbs
  • Penne alle Verdure: penne pasta sautéed with wild mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, broccoli, escarole, garlic, olive oil, and pine nuts
  • Penne Amatriciana: Guanciale, Spanish onions, tomato basil sauce, olive oil, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano on penne pasta

Mia Francesca Trattoria simply has the best pasta in Raleigh!  We always serve it with the freshest farm to table ingredients.  All of our produce comes from fresh local farmer’s markets.  We are proud to continue to be an integral part of the got to be NC Agriculture program.  This program supports our community and our local Raleigh economy, and guarantees that we serve the best quality produce each and every day. Taste for yourself how wonderful our pasta dishes and our other authentic dishes are on our expansive Northern Italian menu! Remember we are just 20 minutes from anywhere in the Triangle; located just off the Raleigh Beltline (Exit 8A Six Forks Road). North Hills, the outdoor shopping area is the place to go for shopping, movie watching, pampering, and more!

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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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Raleigh’s Best Pizza is Fresh and Local!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Pizza MiaDid you know that most people in the Triangle eat at least one piece of pizza a month, easily making pizza the number one choice for fresh comfort food here in Raleigh and across Central Carolina. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, our classically trained chefs know how to make the best authentic Italian pizzas.  Stop in and visit us in Midtown Raleigh at North Hills, alongside great shopping and multitude of things to do. Our celebrated pizza, made with the freshest of ingredients, pleases even the choosiest of eaters!

All of our guests agree that Mia Francesca makes the best pizza in Raleigh! What everyone loves is the unique variety of our right out of the oven specialties. Our traditional Gorgonzola Dolce Pizza comes to your table with sweet combination of Italian veined blue cheeses from Gorgonzola, garlic, radicchio, rich mozzarella, and fresh cracked black pepper.

Our crispy and aromatic Napoletana Pizza comes with wonderful blend of arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, provolone, and shaved parmesan cheese. Our aptly named Spring Pizza comes with garlic, peas, asparagus, local pea shoots, mozzarella, and espellete. Our Salsiccia Pizza features fennel sausage, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and mozzarella.

Our focus is always on freshest farm to table ingredients, and our skilled staff will assist in the creation of any type of pizza of choice with any or all of the following toppings:

  • Zesty Sausage
  • Full-flavored Olives
  • Fresh Mushrooms
  • Nutritious Spinach
  • Seasoned Meatballs
  • Savory Onions
  • Tender Broccoli
  • Tempting Anchovies
  • Mild Goat cheese
  • Rich Mozzarella
  • Robust Swiss
  • Flavorful Fontina
  • Roasted Peppers
  • Healthy Eggplant
  • Perfect Prosciutto

With three billion pizzas sold annually here in the United States, we understand that everyone in and around Raleigh loves pizza every bit as much as anyone across the country. Over the years, we have mastered the art of creating pizzas that please our guests. The next time you are in the mood for some great local pizza,, think of authentic Italian at Mia Francesca Trattoria.

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It is Holy Week here in North Carolina and it is a wonderful time for friends and family to be together. Remember our Buffet on Easter Sunday! It is meant for everyone, and makes this Easter Sunday the holiday to remember.

It is also the perfect time of year for lamb and no one makes it any better than our own Chef Zack. Enjoy the video as he shares how to make a wonderful Garlic and Rosemary Encrusted Lamb Rack with Mint Gremolade that is both succulent and flavorful; mated to a wonderful Napa Valley Cabernet, it is a special dinner perfect for any occasion.

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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

 

 

 

Warm Up in January with Mia Francesca’s Sensational Seasonal Drinks

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Heading home on the Beltline after a long day at work, or simply stopping into North Hills for a unique shopping experience, visit Mia Francesca to warm up and relax with our excellent seasonal drink selection. The weather in the Triangle area has never been chillier and it indeed brings to mind the Dean Martin classic, “Baby, it’s Cold Outside.”  We are the perfect place to go when you are looking for a warm and quiet dining atmosphere combined with delicious authentic Italian cuisine.  We are located next to the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel just near JC Penney and the movie theatres.

Our seasonal libations include the wonderfully delicious Passiontini featuring passion fruit vodka, Pama pomegranate liqueur, blueberry juice, and a splash of ginger.  Our Back Porch Pounder consists of citrus vodka, triple sec, with lovely lavender-honey simple syrup combined with a splash of lemon lime juice.  Both drinks pair very well with our Anatra Bruschetta appetizer featuring our locally famous garlic toast, marinated tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and Duck Prosciutto.

Our guests love our Off to the Races; spiced rum, earl grey tea, hibiscus, simple syrup, and lemon lime juice.  Another flavorful option is to savor the oneApps drink that tastes “out of this world”, when you slowly sip our Venus Delight with pear vodka, basil muddled blueberries, hibiscus, simple syrup, lemon lime juice, and spiced ginger.  Our Strawberry Blonde Sangria with strawberry vodka, spiced rum, brandy, Rosa wine, & fresh strawberries is an excellent choice for that January drink at the bar.

If you decide to have dinner and enjoy one of our scrumptious authentic Italian main courses, save room for one of our most delectable desserts.  We have an amazing variety of sweets to choose from, including our Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake with cinnamon almond crust, pumpkin spiced latte filling, amaretto crème anglaise, caramel, praline streusel, and whipped cream.  Add to your winter comfort and warmth by slowly drinking one of our signature Italian coffees including a cappuccino or espresso.

Come to Mia Francesca in North Hills, where the food and drinks are great and the service is first rate.  You are sure to make fond memories with friends and family whenever you dine with us.

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

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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