Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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5 Reasons to Join Mia Francesca for Easter Brunch and Buffet, Italian Style!

Monday, March 21st, 2016
Raleigh Brunch for Easter

Brunch in North Hills for Easter

Spring has finally arrived, bright and bushy tailed across the Triangle, and with the warm weather and blue skies come all of the joy and excitement of Easter and a visit from our good friend the Easter Bunny! On Sunday, March 27, Mia Francesca Trattoria is planning an incredible menu of selections for our traditional Easter Brunch and Buffet! Our award-winning culinary team will have something for everyone, including those with an Easter sweet tooth!

At Mia Francesca, we take pride in our farm to table fresh ingredients and made-from-scratch dishes. Our Easter Brunch and Buffet will feature all of our guests’ favorites, including authentic Northern Italian dishes, traditional brunch selections, and a wonderful array of desserts.

Our special Easter buffet selections, hours, and prices are just right for a delightful family meal:

  • Buffet Hours: 10:30am-6:00pm
  • Adults: $39.95
  • Children$17.95

Here are five yummy reasons to make Easter Buffet plans with the kids and the entire family; bring them to Mia Francesca Trattoria for a mid-morning brunch, a mid-afternoon dinner, or anytime in between:

  • Brunch favorites: We offer traditional American dishes and unique Italian selections for a mouthwatering brunch treat.
  • Classic Northern Italian dishes: The true favorites our guests have come to love, with a touch of Tuscany in every bite.
  • A dual carving station: A popular choice of cuts carved on request.
  • Fruits, salads, breads: We bring fresh fruits and vegetables to the brunch table from North Carolina farms.
  • An delicious array of desserts: Easter sweet tooth? Need we say more?

Easter Sunday is made even more satisfying with our homemade Italian dishes, a rustic Italian setting, and the tradition of a true family Easter buffet. It is the perfect combination of awesomeness for all of our guests at Mia Francesca Trattoria.

Here in the Triangle, we are conveniently located in the heart of North Hills, just off 440 and Six Forks Road, next to the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel in Midtown Raleigh.

Our Brunch is special every Saturday and Sunday at Mia Francesca Trattoria, but it’s even more exciting on Easter Sunday. Gather the kids and their Easter baskets and join us this Easter, March 27! We have exciting menu items planned for all of our Easter guests. Make plans for the family’s Easter dinner now by calling 919-278-1525 for your reservations!

Mia Francesca is more than pasta here in Raleigh!

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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 #EasterSunday

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, Raleigh

 

 

3 Reasons Kids Love Mia Francesca Trattoria

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Best Pizza in Raleigh, NCLunch and dinner are big events in Italian households. The entire family will often gather together at the table to enjoy a great meal, long discussions, with the company of adults and children alike. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we invite our guests to bring their entire family to enjoy traditional afternoon or evening fare in in the heart of North Hills Midtown Raleigh. We offer something for everyone in the family, including the kids!

Italian family dinners are always about more than the delicious food. Meals are an important experience of togetherness and sharing. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we offer rustic and enjoyable ambiance, fresh from scratch menu selections, and authentic northern Italian dishes that carry our guests back to the family traditions of the Tuscan hills. Gather around the table, choose from an expansive dinner menu that includes much more than pasta, and enjoy a relaxed time out with the family.

We love kids at Mia Francesca Trattoria, and we have a special menu just for them. Children can choose from the most popular selections they like best:

  • Pasta: Choose butter, cream sauce, or tomato sauce to top our mouthwatering made-from-scratch pasta dish served in a child-sized portion.
  • Pizza: Mia Francesca Trattoria has the best pizza in Raleigh. Choose from cheese, cheese and mushroom, or cheese and sausage to make it extra special.
  • Chicken: Kids love chicken. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, they can enjoy it with fries or broccoli!

All of the children’s menu items are served with a soft drink, milk, or juice; and for an extra special treat, a scoop of gelato!

Gather the grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, and all the kids, and join us for a wonderful taste of Tuscany Italian food that will be a treasured experience for the entire family to remember. Make a reservation and we will have the table ready for all your large family gatherings!

Don’t forget, Easter Sunday is on March 27, and we have some exciting menu items planned for all of our Easter guests. Make plans for the family’s Easter dinner now!

Homemade Italian dishes, authentic Italian setting, and the tradition of a true family dinner – the perfect combination for our special guests at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Join us in the heart of North Hills, just off 440 and Six Forks Road, in Midtown Raleigh.

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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

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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

 

3 Ways to Plan a Distinctive Event Italian Style in Raleigh

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Catering MiaAs we head into the warmer weather seasons across the Triangle, we all are beginning to plan our annual array of spring get-togethers. Soon everyone will be heading to reunions, parties, and quarterly business meetings. Families come together for Easter and wonderful weekend parties. Spring is the time of year to connect with college friends and neighbors, or celebrate a special anniversary. And there is no greater fun than a surprise party. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we offer our casually sophisticated venue, our authentic Tuscany Italian menu selections, and our stellar service that make any special event that much more special when celebrated with us in North Hills and Midtown Raleigh.

Mia Francesca is proud to feature two beautifully appointed, rustic, private dining rooms, each suitable for up to 60 guests:

  • Downstairs (handicap accessable): Our fully private room is perfect for presentations, inportant business meetings, or any situation where full privacy is desired.  
  • Upstairs (accessable only by stairs): The semi-private space resembles a Tuscan Wine Cellar, complete with a vaulted brick ceiling, and a large balcony that overlooks the main dining room below.  The space is perfect for family gatherings, rehearsal dinners, birthday celebrations, or any other group that wants to feel a part of the action of a busy restaurant, while still having a space all to themselves.  Whichever your preference, we have a large variety of food and beverage packages to fully accommodate any budget.  Screens and projectors are also available for any presentation need. 

Our on-site Mia Francesca Events Manager assists our private dining guests with menu selections, decorating options, and all of the logistics that might be necessary to ensure that each event is successful and enjoyable. Mia Francesca Trattoria prepares authentic, house-made meals for all of our special guests and our events menu is no exception.

We are pleased to offer three wonderful selections for private dining:

  • Family Style Private Dining: Following the Italian tradition of family meals, our Tavoli di Amici (Table of Friends) selections for large groups are served family-style. Choose from the family lunch menu, dinner menu, or children’s menu.
  • Plated Private Dining: A more formal option to Tavoli di Amici, and more suited to business meetings and other more structured gatherings, the plated private menu allows each guest to choose their own salad, entrée, and dessert. Select from the lunch menu or dinner menu.
  • Cocktail and Appetizer Reception: Our private dining areas are the perfect spot for an informal party with appetizers and drinks.

Mia Francesca can cater any event regardless of size. In fact, we cater the entire Triangle. And our team is here to please. Let us bring our Northern Italian approach of simple, rustic, and local ingredients to our table and yours for every catering function that is planned this spring.

For everyone at Mia Francesca Trattoria, catering the needs of Midtown Raleigh and the entire Triangle is a privilege; we offer complete catering menus for weddings, formal dining receptions, award banquets, engagement parties, formals, corporate dinners, business meetings and a wide variety of parties.

Our complete and flexible catering menus feature only the finest made from scratch authentic Italian cuisine. We can offer our full services directly to any offsite location. We do the cooking and you provide the location and the celebration. Whatever you event or party needs are, we can help.

Contact our Events Manager to request a consultation to help plan that next special event. Then, gather friends, family, and business associates for a meal and an event they will soon not forget. Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located in the heart of North Hills, just off 440 and Six Forks Road, in Midtown Raleigh. We are 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.

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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 Mia Francesca Trattoria

Valentine’s Day means Dinner for Two in the Triangle!

Monday, February 8th, 2016

dt 28525143Love is in the air across the Triangle! Now, that amore! This Sunday, February 14, find it all with a quiet, intimate Italian dinner at Mia Francesca Trattoria. What better place for Valentine’s Day than the heart of Midtown Raleigh? The romance and passion of Northern Italy, along with the enticing aroma of house-made Italian cooking, fill the air at Mia Francesca Trattoria. On Valentine’s Day, the allure of the night adds a special touch to a special dinner for two.

Celebrate the day with a new love or an old flame. Enjoy the ambiance of our rustic atmosphere and stellar, personal service. Whether starting a new relationship or celebrating a life-long love, we have the perfect meal in the perfect setting at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Italian is the language of love and our authentic Italian dishes are the food for romantic souls.

Make plans for that romantic evening and make reservations today to bring that special someone to a setting reminiscent of the beautiful Tuscan countryside, all right here in North Hills. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to make new memories and share recollections of times past. A romantic meal at Mia Francesca Trattoria will not be soon forgotten.

Share a wonderful and special bottle of wine, selected from our extensive list of wines from around the globe, including vino rosso straight from Tuscany:

  • Tignalleo 2009
  • La Mozza Morellino di Scansano 2012
  • Ruffino Chianti Classico Reserva 2011

We also offer a variety of quality vino rosso and vino blanco from Argentina, France, and California. Pair a delicious wine with a delicious meal, followed by a decadent dessert like one of these delights from our dolci menu:

  • Traditional tiramisu, featuring espresso and Kahlua soaked lady fingers with lightly sweetened mascarpone cream and cocoa powder.
  • Profiteroles, delicate cream puffs toasted and filled with pistachio gelato and served with chocolate sauce.
  • Seasonal crème brulee, made with a deliciously rich custard.

Valentine’s Day is indeed on a Sunday this year. And we also have the best brunch every Sunday for every sweetheart all year long. For something a little different, treat that special date to our incredible Mia Francesca Sunday Brunch. Equally romantic, featuring traditional American and Italian dishes, our Sunday Brunch is available from 10:30am to 3:00pm. We also offer bottomless Mimosas to accompany brunch, for only $12.

Our beautiful brunch is also on Saturdays as well; how sweet is that?

Delicious Italian dishes, an authentic Italian setting, and the romance of Valentine’s Day make for the perfect romantic combination. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we are more than pasta! Join us in the heart of North Hills, just off 440 and Six Forks Road, in Midtown Raleigh.

 

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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

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo:  dreamstime, 28525143

Triangle Restaurant Week (TRW) is Happening Now in Midtown Raleigh

Monday, January 25th, 2016

TRW LogoEach year in January, Triangle Restaurant Week (TRW) celebrates the winter with culinary excellence that center stages the premier restaurants in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding areas. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we are excited to be an integral part of this very exciting event each and every. From Monday, January 25, through Sunday, January 31, we offer extraordinary menu options that are sure to please all of our guests.

During Triangle Restaurant Week, we prepare extraordinary, authentic Northern Italian cuisine made from scratch, as we do throughout the year, but with exceptional pricing. Mia Francesca Trattoria’s Triangle Restaurant Week menu options feature epicurean delights with a three-course lunch for $15 and a three-course dinner for only $30 per person (not including beverages, tax, or gratuity). These fixed price specials start with soup or salad, and include an entrée and a mouth-watering dessert, all for one great low price.

Check out our unique 2016 Triangle Restaurant Week Lunch and Dinner menu to review items such as our delicious Chicken Prosciutto Sandwich (Swiss cheese, crisp prosciutto, hand torn lettuce, vine ripened tomato, and Dijon mustard) for lunch and our scrumptious and very popular Porcini dusted salmon with grilled zucchini and squash, drizzled balsamic glaze, and citrus burre blanc for dinner!

From first timers to North Hills to our best regulars, Triangle Restaurant Week offers the perfect opportunity to try fresh farm to table vegetables and house-made delights like pasta, prepared in true Tuscany style. Plan a business lunch or family dinner this week, and enjoy the wonderful aromas in our expansive, rustic dining establishment. Mia Francesca takes our guests to the enchanting hills of Northern Italy. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and delectable dishes.

It is the perfect week to set the time aside and enjoy. Reservations for Triangle Restaurant Week are strongly recommended! Quickly and easily reserve a table for an unforgettable lunch or dinner through Open Table. Throughout the year, we recommend reservations for large groups and for weekend dinners, on our website or by calling (919) 278-1525.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is the special place in Raleigh for lunch or dinner; each and every day of the week, and of course brunch on the weekend, both Saturday and Sunday. We offer:

  • Multiple private dining rooms
  • An outdoor patio
  • A lively bar
  • An extensive main dining room with a family-friendly atmosphere
  • Catering for parties and events

We have new food and drink specials for 2016 featuring:

  • Our extensive selection of wines, refreshing cocktails, and tasty Mimosas
  • The best pizza in Raleigh
  • Enticing appetizers
  • House-made Lasagna Bolognese on Saturdays.

We are excited to participate in Triangle Restaurant Week, an annual winter event that celebrates the best restaurants in the Triangle. Mia Francesca Trattoria is located in the heart of the Triangle, Midtown Raleigh, next to the Renaissance Hotel in North Hills. Plan to join us this week for special meals at a special price, and then come back for more throughout the year as we continue to provide the best Italian food in the Triangle. We are 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.

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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 Triangle Restaurant Week

Light, Local Italian Food is Perfect for the Triangle Summer

Wednesday, 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

https://plus.google.com/b/117450561469120903519/117450561469120903519/about

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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

Family, Friends and Authentic Italian in Midtown Raleigh

Monday, July 13th, 2015

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

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

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

Mia Francesca’s full lunch and dinner menu includes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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

https://www.facebook.com/MiaFrancescaTrattoria

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

https://plus.google.com/b/117450561469120903519/117450561469120903519/about

http://pinterest.com/miafrancescanh/

https://twitter.com/MiaFrancescaNH

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

Simply the Best Pizza in Raleigh and the Triangle

Monday, 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

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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

 

 

 

Enjoy Italian Family Style Dining in Midtown Raleigh

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

pasta dishNow that Memorial Day has signaled the unofficial beginning of the Triangle Summer, gather the family together and bring them all to Mia Francesca Trattoria for lunch, dinner or for that very special occasion everyone is planning. It’s time to serve everyone in true Tuscany style with the Italian traditions of Tavoli di Amici; family sized portions including our “made from scratch” pastas with enough fresh breads and generously portioned entrees to share around the table. Mangia! Mangia! (Eat! Eat!)

Big, hearty meals, shared with family and friends, are a Raleigh tradition here at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Executive Chef Zach offers a fantastic selection of foods spanning multiple courses, in a dining experience that takes our guests back to their best memories of family-focused delicious meals. Let everyone choose from our family-style dinner menu which offers numerous options for appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, and entrees. Of course, all of our family meals are served with freshly baked Italian breads. And make sure to save room for dessert! Every family-style dinner menu includes two dessert selections.

Our local dessert favorites are sure to trigger the sweet tooth:

  • Tiramisu: One of our most popular desserts featuring ladyfingers soaked in espresso with mascarpone cheese & cocoa
  • Torte di Formaggio: Our wonderful vanilla cheesecake is served with fresh berries & crème anglaise
  • Profiteroles al Gelato: Enjoy cream puffs filled with vanilla gelato & topped with chocolate sauce

Can’t decide? Dolci Assortiti includes all of our traditional sweet favorites, plus seasonal house specialties served with biscotti & gelato. Bring it up table side and dig in!

Make any family gathering extra special by reserving a private dining space for a larger get-together, a party, or summer celebration. The great weather is here and with it comes weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, Father’s Day, and so many other reasons to have a good time!  Mia Francesca offers private dining rooms to accompany groups of all sizes across the Triangle. Our private downstairs dining room is suitable for up to 65 guests. Upstairs, we offer the Tuscan Wine Cellar Mezzanine that can also accommodate up to 65 guests. The choice is yours!

This is the season to bring family and friends, smile and laugh, share dishes around the table, and enjoy authentic Italian cooking in the Northern Italian tradition. Mia Francesca is  conveniently located in the heart of North Hills Midtown Raleigh, a unique open air shopping experience for all ages. Our Tuscany Italian restaurant is located minutes from anywhere in the Triangle; we bring the flavors of Italy to all our guests. Savor the food, enjoy the company, and then take a stroll around the complex to visit our neighboring shops, stores, galleries.

Mangia! Eat! Eat hearty with family and friends at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

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

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

 

 

Spring is Here! Celebrate Special Occasions with Italian Cuisine in Midtown Raleigh!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

springThe beautiful months of May and June across the Triangle are filled with a wide variety of warm weather celebrations and special occasions; there are probably too many events out there to count. Spring offers the best chance to enjoy a wide variety of special occasions and family events both indoors and outdoors:

  • Mother’s Day
  • First Communion
  • Prom
  • Graduation
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvah
  • Baptism
  • Wedding
  • Reunion
  • Engagement Party
  • Birthday Party
  • Father’s Day

At Mia Francesca, we try our very best to be the local headquarters for all the fun family events across Raleigh. Bringing friends and family together and allowing us to prepare the food and set the ambiance are something we are famous for in Midtown Raleigh. Our relaxed atmosphere is perfect to cherish the precious moments that will always be remembered. In fact, Sunday is Mother’s Day and we are ready for all the Moms with our fantastic brunch. Our award winning kitchen creates every buffet and every meal with pure freshness, local ingredients, and the simplicity of a menu filled with house “made from scratch” goodness.

It’s the time of year to enjoy our special event menus in one of our private dining rooms:

  • Family Style Private Dining Room: Tavoli di Amici (Table of Friends) is an Italian tradition, with meals served family style around the table
  • Plated Private Dining Room: Featuring more formal menu options for private dining
  • Private Room Cocktail Receptions: Pairing appetizer selections with our wide selection of wines or a beverage package

Our distinctive menus for special events include fresh, homemade pasta and sauces made from scratch with local ingredients brought in daily from the Farmers Market and the coast. A family-style lunch favorite is the savory Gnocchi con Ricotta, homemade potato dumplings sautéed in a tomato basil sauce with spinach and fresh ricotta. For dinner, try our Pollo alla Romano, a roasted chicken breast with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon, olive oil and roasted potatoes.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located a short drive from everywhere in the Triangle in the North Hills complex. We are in the heart of an expansive open air shopping experience. Just off the 440 Beltline at exit 8 (Six Forks), we are surrounded by the Midtown experience.

Even more convenient is our online booking system for private room reservations. Reserve a private dining room for upcoming graduation celebrations, wedding rehearsals , receptions, and Mother’s Day parties.

Our private dining specialists are ready to discuss all the options and the big day is planned and we offer:

  • No rental fees for our Private Dining rooms.
  • Private Dining Space for up to 260 people.
  • Minimums only on Friday & Saturday Nights – $1,000

For al fresco dining, and who doesn’t like the outside, enjoy the fresh spring weather in our inviting open-air dining space.

Advanced arrangements are highly recommended. We also are taking reservations all week for Mother’s Day Brunch. Our locally famous Mother’s Day Brunch buffet leaves nothing to the imagination and it is only $39.95 for adults, $34 for seniors 65 and older, and $16 for children under twelve. Kids under five are invited to eat for free. All non-alcoholic beverages are included.

Buona Festa Della Mamma! Happy Mother’s Day! Complimenti (Congratulations) to our graduates and newlyweds! Come celebrate spring and all its happy occasions at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

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

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

 

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