Mia Francesca Trattoria

Restaurant Raleigh
4100 Main at North Hills St.
Raleigh, NC 27609
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

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Dining al fresco, Mia Francesco Trattoria

 

 

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A First Time Visit to Midtown Raleigh Means Great Times

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Calimari editedMia Francesca Trattoria insideIt is March! Spring is coming to the Triangle. Believe it or not the warmer weather will give us the opportunity to create new memories and catch up with family and friends we have not seen over the winter. With warm thoughts, we invite everyone who have never visited Midtown Raleigh to visit Mia Francesca in in North Hills for a leisurely lunch, dinner or weekend brunch.

The Capital City will soon be bustling with outdoor and warm weather activities. In North Hills, where Mia Francesca is located; there is a movie theater, various boutiques and shops, fitness centers, a Farmer’s Market and all come with plenty of parking.

Mia Francesca Trattoria, a Tuscany Italian restaurant, is right next to the luxurious Renaissance Hotel in the heart of the North Hills Mall complex. Our Northern Italian restaurant is a growing favorite among Triangle residents and is a big part of the family of Chicago based Italian eateries known for their hearty fresh farm to table cooking, large portions, and affordable prices. With a casually contemporary setting, and rustic environment, Mia Francesca offers good times and simple great food.

On a first visit, as the twin doors open wide into the restaurant lobby, our guests are greeted with warm smiles by our friendly and upbeat staff. Guests can choose their own seating, with our expansive outdoor area, the large dining room, upstairs on the second floor with an overhanging nook and a great view, or in our comfortable bar area. We offer plenty of choices for relaxation.

After settling in, it’s the perfect time to select a top shelf wine from Mia Francesca’s extensive European and American wine list with offerings from France, Italy and California. We also offer Monday through Friday drink specials as well. Our beer selection includes Italy’s own, Peroni Lager, among many other micro and macro brews.

Our personable and experienced award winning Iron Chef, Zach VanGaasbeek, and his culinary team prepare house made salads with asparagus, blue cheese and fresh tomatoes among other fresh ingredients. Our “from scratch” pizzas with fresh imported and domestic cheeses and herbs, are perfect for an informal gathering of people who want to leave satisfied.

Our eclectic, ever changing, all house made menu includes crowd favorites like our tasty Polo Arrosto alla Roamo (Mar-Jac Farm roasted chicken) and Spaghetti alla Bolognese, as well as the best Calamari fritti this side of San Francesco. Our fresh desserts offer the best of Italy with Tiramisu, our Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake, and Apple Crostata.

After experiencing Tuscany Italian cuisine at its finest, and enjoying the warm and friendly ambiance of Mia Francesca in North Hills, our first time guests always tell friends and family and share the news of the very best of Italy right here in the Triangle. It is an important reason to come back to North Raleigh again and again. And after just one visit, our guests know they have enjoyed Mia Francesca in Midtown Raleigh, the very best of dining experiences.

After a hard day’s work or over a busy weekend, when the Triangle wants the best value and the best food and drink, make it a Northern Italian experience. There is always a good time to enjoy a great meal. The upcoming spring means there is a lot to celebrate with the new season.

Celebrate spring at Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh!

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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

Photos: Mia Francesca Trattoria Raleigh

 

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

Monday, January 5th, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: dreamstime, 18358907

 

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

Monday, December 8th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Dreamstime, 45346364

 

 

The Reviews are in from the Raleigh Trip Advisor

Monday, December 1st, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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

The Best Place for the Perfect Holiday Party in the Triangle

Monday, November 24th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanksgiving Day Buffet Menu

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Autumn Salad

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

Caesar Salad

Hearts of romaine, garlic croutons, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano

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Antipasti Display

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

Fresh Fruit Display

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Pasta con Mozzarella

Penne pasta, tomato basil sauce, parmesan, fresh mozzarella

Pasta con Pollo

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

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Mixed seasonal vegetables

Traditional Stuffing

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

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed local Sweet Potatoes

Deviled Eggs

Collard Greens

Green Bean Casserole

Green beans, wild mushrooms, cream sauce, frazzled onions

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberries, citrus, simple syrup

Rolls and Butter

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Salmon con Porri

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

Honey Baked Ham

Country Ham, maple, brown sugar, honey, Dijon

Braised turkey Leg

Slow simmered turkey leg meat, turkey jus, sage

Roasted turkey breast, lemon, rosemary, thyme, garlic

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Desserts

Pecan Pie Bars

Pumpkin Pie

Apple Pie

Tiramisu

Assorted Cannoli’s

Petit Fours

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Assorted Cookies

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

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Dreamstime, 21984753

The Best Wine and Dine Experience in Raleigh

Monday, August 11th, 2014

MFT wine bottles MFT Wikipedia Vineyards Chianti RegionDid you know that Italy is the top five for the most popular international tourist destinations in the world? That is no surprise to Mia Francesca Trattoria, the North Hills restaurant that features the best Tuscany-Italian cuisine in the Triangle. We are located next to the landmark Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel in Midtown Raleigh. Our culinary focus is a fresh farm and sea to table daily menu that is so authentic that many of our guests are convinced they are dining in foothills of Northern Italy.

In the home country of Italy, Tuscany is one of the most popular regions for tourists, locals, fine wines and delicious food. Tuscany is a large region in the Northwest that features a varied landscape from the beautiful foothills and mountains to the tranquil seaside. It’s travel attractions include historic cities like Florence where the arts, great wines, and spectacular local foods are the cornerstone of what the area is all about, from the medieval hill towns to the beautiful countryside.

The Chianti Classico wine region in Tuscany, a popular Italian vacation destination, lies between the larger cities of Florence and Siena. The Chianti region has picturesque villages, wineries, and gorgeous landscapes.

Mia Francesca Trattoria offers three delightful and unforgettable Chianti red wine selections from our wine list:

  • Castello Sinnino Chianti Riserva
  • Ruffino Chianti Reserva Tan Label (2010)
  • Amadeo Chianti (2010)

Montepulciano is a beautiful walled city in Tuscany, built on a sloping and narrow limestone ridge. Montepulciano has one of the most impressive main squares in Tuscany and has many beautiful Renaissance buildings. The wines produced here are phenomenal. Wine lovers here in Raleigh can enjoy our superb Tenuta del Priore Campotino Montepulciano (2010).

After choosing a fine wine tableside, please select one of our delectable appetizers. For lunch or dinner, we offer the tastiest authentic Italian pizza and most heavenly authentic Italian pasta. Complete your epicurean experience with one of our divine desserts including our Dessert Platter; it is filled with Executive Chef Zach’s selection of the day’s temptations to share with up to ten people. No matter how you slice it, we love pleasing our guests with true Italian fanfare.

As the lazy hazy days of summer slowly draw to a close, enjoy our outdoor eating area and spend some time with us contemplating the day and the season. Treat yourself to the best. Treat yourself to Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills!

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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

 

 

In Midtown Raleigh, After Five Means Mia Francesca!

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

dan beerWhen you want to get away and unwind in a relaxing place, look no further than Mia Francesca Trattoria. Located in North Hills, we offer the best authentic Northern Italian environment in the Triangle. You can find us, along with wonderful places for shopping and entertainment, right in Midtown Raleigh, exit 8 off the I 440 Beltline. We really enjoy when you visit us for lunch and dinner, but have you thought about stopping by after work to relax at the bar or one of our adjacent cozy booths or tables? We invite you to stop and enjoy our savory appetizers as well as eclectic array of cool refreshing drinks like our seasonal libations and ice cold beer.

People love our bar for its casual dining atmosphere. Step into Italy after a long summer day and relax with the aromatic scents of our fine Italian cooking. After five is the perfect opportunity to savor our delicious gourmet food. Try one of our appetizers like Piseelli Bruschetta, flavorful garlic toast with smashed peas, lemon ricotta, pea shoots, and crispy prosciutto. If you are looking for something with some extra pizzazz to it, try our Calamari Fritti, or fried calamari in a spicy marinara sauce. It is very popular with the North Hills networking crowd.

Our hot summer libations include our Strawberry Blonde Sangria featuring strawberry vodka, spiced rum, brandy, Rosa wine, and farm fresh strawberries. Our Passiontini is a delightful beverage with passion fruit vodka, Pama pomegranate liqueur, blueberry juice, and a splash of ginger. Our Back Porch Pounder comes with citrus vodka, triple sec, lavender-honey simple syrup, and a splash of lemon-lime juice. All of our thirst-quenching drinks, including our frosty Peroni Lager, are a welcome relief to the hot sun and often steamy breezes.

After relishing one of our delicious appetizers at the bar, complete your experience with a chilly selection from our dessert menu. Our Gelato flavors include Bacio, White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Pistachio, and Vanilla. Our Sorbet flavors are ravishing raspberry, legendary lemon, and marvelous mango. Whatever you select, remember, “Mia Francesca’s will refresh ya”!

Make your After Five 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

Photo: Dan freedigitalphotos.net

 

 

 

What Are You Doing in Raleigh on New Year’s Eve?

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Many of us have been so focused on Christmas Day and getting everything ready for friends and family that we have not been not quite focused on what we want to do New Year’s Eve. The counting down has begun for the best time of the year and Mia Francesca is the place to be on New Year’s Eve as we host a fun night of dining and enjoyment in the final hours of a great year. We will be offering a great New Years’s Eve menu of specials in conjunction with our New Years Dinner at Mia Francesca Raleighnormal dinner menu.

Located in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh, we are the perfect romantic spot for couples to delight in the best New Year’s celebration ever. We are serving fine Italian wine, cold Italian beer, irresistible appetizers, authentic pizza and pasta, unforgettable desserts, and so much more.

New Year’s Eve is probably the world’s most celebrated night of the year, each and every year, with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the New Year starts throughout the world. The First Night Raleigh event in Downtown Raleigh with the Raleigh Acorn lowered to ring in 2014, is a “can’t miss” festival nearby. You can eat at Mia Francesca Trattoria and then head down for the performance and activities.

You can also plan a quieter evening sitting in our restaurant with the love of your life or with the best of friends enjoying the finest of authentic Italian cuisine.

Here is a sampling of our desserts:

  • Our Apple Crostata made with farm fresh Granny Smith apples in a flaky pastry crust, served warm with vanilla gelato, caramel, and vanilla crème anglaise. 
  • Our Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake features pumpkin spiced latte filling in a cinnamon almond crust with amaretto crème anglaise, caramel, praline streusel, and whipped cream. 
  • If you both crave chocolate, you can share a Duo of Cannolis with your mate.  Our Cannolis have a pistachio ricotta filling, chocolate chips, pistachio orange brittle and a peanut butter mousse filling candied peanuts, and raspberry agrodolce

Dining at Mia Francesca’s is an experience you will want to have this New Year’s Eve and throughout the New Year!

Happy 2014 from Chef Zach, General Manager Justin Harkey, and all the fine staff members at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

Make reservations now for to dine at Mia Francesca’s this New Year’s Eve.

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Make North Hills your New Year’s Eve gathering place for both food and drink and enjoy the good times.

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: The Best Italian Restaurant in Raleigh

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Want the best Italian food in Raleigh?

The Best Pizza in Raleigh, NC

If you live in the Triangle or in close proximity to Raleigh, look no further than the best Italian restaurant in Raleigh, Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills for the premier in Northern Italian cuisine.  We are conveniently located in Raleigh’s Midtown just off 440 East and Six Forks Road and we offer relaxing outdoor and indoor seating with large rooms available for group and private dining.

Our guests choose Mia Francesca Trattoria for those private group dining experiences that might include celebrations, productive business meetings, birthday gatherings, anniversary dinners, and even elegant wedding receptions and memorable bar and bat mitzvahs.

We can even come to your off-site location with our design-your-own catering package:

  • Tell us  the number of people
  • Choose the menu items
  • Select the level of service required

Make your perfectly catered Raleigh area event the success you need it to be! 

From our scrumptious appetizers, to the farm- to- table fresh salads, to the melt-in-your-mouth meals, to the heavenly desserts; Chef Zack and his staff prepare the finest in authentic Italian cuisine.

Here is a sampling of our Northern Italian menu selections:

Appetizers

  • Bruschette alla Romana: garlic toast covered with marinated tomatoes and mozzarella cheese with olive oil
  • Spinaci aglio e olio: sautéed baby spinach with garlic, olive oil, and lemon

Farm Fresh Salads

  • Asparagi Insalata: fresh asparagus with blue cheese and tomatoes and a juicy lemon wedge
  • Caesar Salad: hearts of romaine, garlic, shaved Parmigiano, and roasted bell peppers

Lunch or Dinner

  • Penne con Pancetta: cured pork belly, Italian sausage, garlic, herbs, and tomato basil sauce
  • Pollo Arrosto alla Romano:  farm fresh roasted half chicken with white wine and chili flakes and accompanied with rosemary herb roasted potatoes

Desserts

  • Torta Bacio: chocolate-hazelnut mousse with cocoa nibs and chocolate crunch
  • Fig and Almond Crostata—chestnut honey, ricotta whipped cream, with a blueberry basil mixture

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we also have a popular and extensive wine selection.  Please stop in for our every Monday Wine Special: 50% off all wines, and our every Thursday Drink Special: 50% off select cocktails. Late summer means good times!

Come in on the weekend and enjoy the best Brunch in the Triangle. Mia Francesca is open for both a Saturday and Sunday Brunch in Raleigh, from 10 am to 3 pm.  Anytime you dine with us, for any occasion and every occasion, you will be glad you did!

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

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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