Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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Our Sweets and Valentine’s Month Make Delicious Partners Together

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

word sweetThere is no better time than February, the month of romance and Valentine’s Day, to celebrate with fresh homemade desserts. Many folks in the Triangle always order the sweet courses when they enjoy an afternoon or evening out, so we are calling out to all dessert lovers to enjoy the finest sweets at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

Our popular Tuscany Italian restaurant offers a wide and delicious array of desserts for every taste. We are conveniently located in Midtown Raleigh’s North Hills, just twenty minutes away from everything in the Triangle, and we would love a visit. Our ever changing farm to table restaurant menu, with fresh selections from the sea as well, offers guests a fun and relaxing dining experience. Our delicious desserts just make it even better.

The Mia Francesca seasonal desserts, all homemade recipes that promote great times and and sharing, include these sweet and truly Italian treats:

  • Apple Crostata with local Granny Smith apples in a flaky pastry crust, served warm with salted caramel gelato and vanilla crème anglaise.
  • Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake comes with Pumpkin Spice cream cheese filling, graham cracker crust, candied pumpkin seeds, and vanilla anglaise.
  • Our Profiteroles are delicate cream puffs toasted and filled with pistachio gelato and drizzled with chocolate sauce on top.
  • Our local Raleigh favorite, Tiramisu (Italian for “pick me up”) features espresso and kahlua soaked ladyfingers with lightly sweetened mascarpone cream and cocoa powder.
  • Our Torta Bacio with chocolate-hazelnut moose, cocoa nibs, and chocolate crunch as well as our Affogato, which is toasted almond gelato, Espresso, and chocolate chip vanilla biscotti.

For the special “more sweets please” crowd, and all those guests in the Triangle who simply cannot decide on just one sweet selection; we offer our delectable Dessert Platters, with assorted Executive Chef selections designed for sharing for up to ten friends and family.

As our guests celebrate with our delicious Italian desserts, Mia Francesca Trattoria offers soothing Italian Illy brand coffee. Our full-flavored coffee choices simply warm the hearts and set the mood for parties of two or more. Our classic coffees include cappuccino, espresso, caramel macchiato, mocha-cino, Americana, and Café Latte. All our coffee is also available in decaffeinated form as well. Enjoy stimulating conversations while enjoying warm beverages that are both simple and unique. Our divine desserts and fresh coffee make a sweet partnering to our mouthwatering meals.

With Saturday February 14th right around the corner, Mia Francesca Trattoria is the right restaurant for beginning or rekindling romance. Make reservations early for Valentine’s Day to take your sweetheart out for a night to remember! Call us at 919 278 1525.

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Mia Francesca Trattoria located in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh, in association with the Francesca Restaurant Group, announces its “Take Me to Tuscany Getaway”.

Stop into Mia Francesca NOW to register. No purchase is necessary. Enter 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.

Tuscany Vacation Giveaway

Stop in and win!

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

 

 

Twas the Night Before Christmas and All through the Triangle!

Monday, December 15th, 2014

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-santa-against-moon-snowfall-image21609831The festive Midtown area of North Hills, in our capital city of Raleigh, is the perfect place to enjoy holiday shopping. To accommodate all the people making those last-minute purchases on Wednesday December 24th, we will be open until 10 p.m. that night. For many of us here in the Triangle, Christmas Eve is a time for quiet reflection and joyous gatherings for great food and atmosphere. Mia Francesca Trattoria is there for you Christmas Eve as Santa prepares to takes his annual global sleigh ride to fill children’s stockings and deliver Christmas gifts under all the trees in North Carolina and beyond. Our authentic Tuscan- Italian cuisine makes us the merriest place in the Triangle to dine and celebrate the holidays.

Mia Francesca’s genuine Italian pizza is a favorite of our guests and not surprisinglymany of them are from this side of the North Pole! We offer delicious choices like:

  • Our Pera Pizza with local pears, caramelized red onions, gorgonzola, arugula, garlic, and mozzarella
  • Our Diavola Pizza with Italian tomato sauce and smoked mozzarella topped with anchovies, castelvetrano olives, capers, and chilies
  • Our Salsiccia Pizza with juicy fennel sausage, fresh sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and mozzarella

Locals and visitors alike rave about our famous Northern Italian pasta. We offer an array of mouthwatering selections that include:

  • Our Fettuccine con Zucca features fresh Fettuccine pasta, butternut squash, prosciutto di parma, wild mushrooms, Swiss chard, and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Our Penne Arrabiata e Pancetta offers cured pork belly, cannellini beans, garlic, chili flakes, spicy Pomodoro, and parmesan over fresh penne pasta
  • Our Pollo salsa Bianca features grilled chicken breast, garlic, white wine, Alfredo cream sauce, and Parmigiano over fresh linguini pasta

December is the perfect time of year to indulge with one of Mia Francesca’s delicious desserts. This chilly winter season try our Apple Crostata with fresh local Granny Smith apples in a flaky pastry crust, served warm with salted caramel gelato and vanilla crème anglaise. We are also open New Year’s Eve and as we nearing 2015. It is time to savor our Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with pumpkin spice cream cheese filling, graham cracker crust, and candied pumpkin seeds with vanilla anglaise.

Ho-ho-ho with more shopping to go; stop by and say hello! Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!

Here is our special menu for Christmas Eve in conjunction with our regular menu! Enjoy!

 

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

A Mia 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 are 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!

 

NC Apples Create a Locally Grown Farm Fresh Menu in Midtown Raleigh

Monday, October 13th, 2014

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-apple-harvest-image21611353October is National Apple Month across the U.S.A. and autumn is always a fun time for cider mills, N.C. apple picking, apple tours, corn mazes and hayrides down the orchard farm trails. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we offer a variety of delectable dishes that include our North Carolina apple or feature its apple flavors. Whether dining with us for brunch, lunch, dinner, or even Halloween weekend; we are the finest Northern Italian restaurant in the Triangle. Mia Francesca is centrally located at North Hills in Midtown Raleigh alongside the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills by Marriott and we are near boutiques, movie theaters, quaint shops and an array of local retail environments to walk to and enjoy.

From our weekend brunch menu, we offer Breakfast Americana: two eggs (any style), applewood smoked bacon, Italian sausage, house-fried potatoes, ciabatta toast, and fresh fruit. Our brunch menu is always available from 10 a.mm until 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

When visiting for lunch while shopping or during your work day, stop in and enjoy our seasonal Autumn Salad with fresh sliced apples, pears, gorgonzola, candied walnuts and mixed greens; everything is flavored with our delicious apple cider vinaigrette. Keeping with the October apple theme during dinner, try our absolutely incredible Costoletta di Maiale, which features a cider glazed pork chop, sweet potato puree, Brussels sprouts, pancetta, and caramelized onions with fresh apple juices.

Now, what dessert does Mia Francesca Trattoria recommend tasting during National Apple Month? None other than our Apple Crostata with locally grown Granny Smith apples buried in a flaky pastry crust that is always served warm with tasty vanilla gelato, caramel, and vanilla crème anglaise.

Remember to find the opportunity to delight in our fine wine selection. In honor of National Apple Month, feel free to select one of our superb red or white wines. Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of our red wines and Chardonnay is the most popular of our white wines.

Lastly, it is soon the time for the holiday season and the holidays are about spending time with loved ones. Let our Iron Chef Zack and his team of kitchen professionals does all the work. When you celebrate Thanksgiving Day with us (from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday November 27th), have a slice of our savory Apple Pie.

Any time is the right time to dine 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: Dreamstime 21611353 jpg

Finding the Best Desserts in the Triangle is Simply Divine

Monday, October 6th, 2014

MFT Cannolis 10-14 1Did you know that October is National Dessert Month?  At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we serve a variety of Italian desserts all year long!  When enjoying our menu of delicious desserts, our guests adore their fresh homemade taste.  Located at North Hills in Midtown Raleigh, Mia Francesca, a Tuscany Italian restaurant is adjacent  to shopping and many things to do here in the Capital City.

The following are four of our incredibly delectable desserts:

  • Affogato is our Illy Espresso, drowned in vanilla gelato and arrives tableside with Amaretti Biscotti (almond-flavored twice-baked oblong crunchy biscuits).
  • Apple Crostata (an Italian baked tart) comes with local farm fresh Granny Smith apples in a flaky pastry crust, served with warm vanilla gelato, caramel, and vanilla crème anglaise.
  • Duo of Cannolis (from the singular “canolo”) features a pistachio ricotta filling, chocolate chips, and pistachio orange brittle with a peanut butter mousse filling candied peanuts and raspberry agrodolce (sweet and sour sauce).
  • Gelati (Italian ice cream) comes in the following flavors: white chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, pistachio, and Bacio (chocolate and hazelnut).

More of our divine desserts from our tasty kitchen:

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake comes with a cinnamon almond crust, pumpkin spiced latte filling, amaretto crème anglaise, caramel, praline streusel, and whipped cream.
  • Salted Caramel Budino (Italian word for pudding or custard) features chocolate cookie crumbles, vanilla Bavarian cream, salted caramel, candied peanuts, and whipped cream.
  • Sorbetti (frozen dessert) choices include raspberry, lemon, and mango.
  • Tiramisu (Italian for “pick me up”) lives up to its name! Enjoy espresso and kahlua soaked ladyfingers with lightly sweetened mascarpone cream and cocoa powder.
  • Torta Bacio (Italian tortilla) comes filled with chocolate-hazelnut mousse with cocoa nibs and chocolate crunch.

Our Dessert Platters feature assorted Chef Zack selections created for sharing with up to ten people.  Make dessert your 4th meal of the day and savor a sweet ending to the business grind. Mia Francesca captures every heart and taste bud with our unique cravings. It is what delicious legends are made of each and every day.

Finally, everyone loves our soothing Illy brand coffees that include: Cappuccino, Espresso, Caramel Macchiato, Mocha-cino, and Café Latte. Any time is a great time for coffee!  Join us today!

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Congratulations from all of us at Mia Francesca Trattoria go out to our Executive Chef Zack VanGaasBeek who won the People’s Choice Award at the 2nd Midtown Farmer’s Market Iron Chef Challenge Competition! Now he really is in a league of his own! 

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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 Trattoria

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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