Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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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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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

 

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What Makes a Great Italian Restaurant in the Triangle?

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Flourless Chocolate CakeMia Francesca Trattoria is growing as the Italian restaurant of choice in Raleigh and the Triangle. We do it in simple ways by offering great tradition and the Northern Italian food people love and enjoy. Located in Midtown Raleigh at North Hills, we offer an impeccable wine list, the tastiest pasta, and the richest desserts this side of the Italy countryside.

Mia Francesca’s warm and cozy bar offers the additional comforts of several drink specials during the week. Every Monday, from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm, our fantastic wine selection is 50% off. The work week can be very long at times, and by Thursday, everyone can stop by and discover selected cocktails that are also 50 % off from the after work hours of 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Every Sunday, from noon until the later dinner hour of 9:00 p.m., we offer $3 Bellinis and Mimosas and feature a “Build a Bloody Mary “ Bar.

It is Holy Week, and Mia Francesca Trattoria has a very special Easter Brunch and Buffet for the holiday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an abundance of farm fresh North Carolina grown and produced menu items on our unique Easter Menu.

Among our Easter Brunch variety, we offer a huge array of holiday choices, including:

  • Caprese Salad: vine ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil
  • Smoked Salmon Display: smoked salmon, sieved eggs, capers, red onions, and cream cheese on mini bagels
  • Spring Frittata: baked frittata style eggs, asparagus, baby spinach, goat cheese, and sundried tomatoes
  • Pasta Pollo Bianca: sliced chicken breast, penne pasta, alfredo cream sauce, basil, and parmigiano
  • Lamb Shoulder: slow roasted lamb shoulder, rosemary, garlic, lamb jus
  • Pastiera Naploetana: our secret recipe for incredibly tasty Italian Easter Cake

In addition to our wonderful seafood, fresh meats and cheeses, weekend brunches, and a very special Easter Buffet; we offer our special private dining areas for business networking groups, graduation parties, birthdays, wedding rehearsal dinners, and even family reunion parties. Our rustic, yet elegant trattoria is perfect for a variety of special events. Simply choose the event and we will put everything together for you and your guests.

The most special part about our authentic Italian restaurant is putting smiles on the faces of those who dine in our lovely Capital City restaurant. Here in Midtown North Raleigh, our kitchen is pure Italy with our Executive Chef Zack at the helm of every culinary experience. Our exceptional wait staff does their very best to give our guests a memorable and special dining experience. Courtesy, attentiveness, service, food, professionalism, warmth, fun, and pure pleasure all combine as the ingredients of our Italian restaurant experience.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is a very special restaurant with exceptionally tasty authentic Italian cuisine. From the white table cloths, to the comfort of our bar and abundant seating areas, our secrets of the traditional Italian ambiance are shared with our guests with the results everyone loves.

Our great Italian restaurant experience continues at Mia Francesca every day. From Easter to Christmas to the midweek meal, everyone loves the fresh food of Italy found only in the Triangle of North Carolina.

Join us soon!

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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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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

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In Raleigh and the Triangle, Where Can Friends and Family Eat Thanksgiving Dinner?

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Thanks debspoonsThanksgiving 2014 is fast approaching. Now, where do we eat? Among all the restaurants that dot the local Triangle landscape, Mia Francesca has one of the finest holiday buffet traditions. As all the homegrown Raleigh foodies know, the best restaurants always have the best traditions. A “must-eat” on Thanksgiving Day, we invite our guests to enjoy our famous over-the-top buffet on Thursday November 27. As an authentic Northern Italian restaurant, with American and Tuscany cuisine, we offer the best of holiday fare. Our Executive Chef Zack and our professional kitchen staff at Mia Francesca Trattoria will soon prepare traditional Thanksgiving lunch and dinner with delicious Italian flair right here in the Triangle at North Hills in Midtown Raleigh.

Our traditional Thanksgiving selections include the wonderfully fresh North Carolina farm to table experience:

  • Slow-simmered and juicy Braised Turkey Leg seasoned with sage
  • Perfectly Roasted Turkey Breast with lemon, rosemary, thyme, and garlic
  • Honey Baked Country Ham with maple, brown sugar, honey, and Dijon
  • Traditional Corn Bread Stuffing with brioche, bacon lardons, leeks, and poultry juice
  • Tasty Mashed Potatoes as well as Mashed Local Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Bean Casserole with wild mushrooms, cream sauce, and frazzled onions
  • Cranberry Sauce with farm fresh cranberries, citrus, and simple syrup
  • American Desserts such as Pecan Pie Bars, Pumpkin Pie, and Apple Pie

For our true Thanksgiving Italian experience, we offer an additional stunning selection to choose from including:

  • Our Antipasta Display with imported cheeses, charcuteries, marinated artichoke hearts, seasonal jams, spiced pecans, herbed crostini roasted bell peppers
  • Pasta con Mozzarella with a superb tomato basil sauce, parmesan, and fresh mozzarella
  • Pasta con Pollo featuring grilled chicken over penne pasta, pine nuts, and basil cream sauce
  • Italian Desserts such as Tiramisu, Assorted Cannoli’s, Petit Fours, and Flourless Chocolate Cake

Our Thanksgiving Day Buffet will be a welcome and delicious break from the usual stress and bustle of cooking and cleaning. Thankfully, our Tuscan Italian cuisine at Mia Francesca Trattoria is “to dine for!”

With the Thanksgiving turkey the showcase and our delectable seasonal selections, our holiday guests can eat their way through the day in our yearly tradition of the Mia Francesca massive buffet. Thanksgiving is the day we expand the menu and your belts with our famous “spot-on” execution. Sample everything on the menu because getting stuffed means a fun and enjoyable Thanksgiving!

Make reservations today for this amazing holiday farm to table buffet; only at 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\

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Let’s Celebrate California Wine Month in the Triangle

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

PrintWith the relaxing Labor Day weekend behind all of us, it is time to shift gears and find something new to celebrate that will be longer than just three days. We at Mia Francesca have great news for wine lovers in the Triangle. September is the tenth anniversary of California Wine Month. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we are proud of our fabulous U.S.A. home grown wine list, which includes a superb selection of wines from the Golden State of California.

With more than 100 varieties of grapes home grown in California, there are almost 4000 local wineries located as far north as the Oregon border and as far south as San Diego covering more than 700 miles of vineyard country. It is interesting to note that if California was its own country, it would be the fourth largest wine producer in the world.

California grapes have been produced for almost 250 years, combining art, tradition, innovation and wonderful flavor. These sun-soaked vineyards account for nearly ninety percent of the American wine production. California’s sustainable wine growing and wine making practices preserve the lands for future generations and contribute to the highest wine quality available. Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills Midtown Raleigh, offers California wines from Sonoma, the Central Coast, Napa Valley and Santa Barbara.

Here are four wines that we proudly serve from the famous Napa Valley of California’s North Coast:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon Vellum 2009: with tastes of currant, blueberry, pepper, and oak, medium body, nice lingering finish
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Newton 2009: red and black cherry and currant on the nose and palate; good minerality, acidity; medium body, intensity
  • Stags’ Leap Petite Sirah 2009:  fruit, floral and spicy characteristics, backed by refined tannins and balancing acidity, bold yet restrained, velvety
  • Pine Ridge Chenin Viognier 2012: crisp, light, fruity, nice texture, medium palate, clean finish

These full-bodied wines pair very well with our wonderful Bruschetta alla Romana: fresh garlic toast and marinated tomatoes with rich mozzarella and olive oil. Enjoy them with our Heirloom Tomato-Pesto Pizza as well. For a true Tuscany Italian experience, no wine goes better with our locally famous and ever popular Spaghetti and Meatballs experience. Finally, our Filetto con Spugnola is one of our center stage entrées and can be paired very nicely with California Carbernet: this dish features deliciously grilled beef tenderloin, morel mushrooms, spring onions, potatoes, and grilled asparagus with herb butter.

Whether you are in the mood for the finest of wines or one our expertly made libations, every guest will certainly enjoy gourmet and authentic Italian cuisine. Make your reservations for a dining experience to remember fondly with every visit.

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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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Italian Cuisine is Love at First Bite

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Mia FrancescaRomantic Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Italy’s picturesque seaside villages, breathtaking country sides, lakes, and historic cities are full of gorgeous surroundings and views. While Mia Francesca Trattoria is located in Midtown Raleigh at North Hills, our fine Italian cooking and ambiance transports our guests to an authentic Italian experience that shares the heart of Northern Italy. When they take their first taste, it is love at first bite.

Our trained professional chefs, like our Head Chef Zach, teach that it is all about the quality and freshness of the delicious ingredients that are used. One of our visitor’s favorites is Fagiolini Insalata, with farm-to-table fresh string beans, outstanding onions, and tasty tomatoes. It is delicious as well as in true Italian in green, white, and red colors.

A conversation involving Italian food and culture must always include the love of fine wine. We offer three recommended Italian red wines to enjoy along with a fantastic Mia Francesca meal pairing:

  • Villa Girardi Amarone: produced in the northern Veneto region near Venice pairs well with our Filletto con Patate—grilled beef tenderloin, rosemary potatoes, fennel gratin, and garlic herb butter
  • Chiarlo “Totoniano” Barolo Nebbiolo: made in the Lange Hills of the Piedmont, is a perfect accompaniment to our Shrimp e Piselli Risotto which features Arborio rice, gulf shrimp, spring peas, asparagus, lemon, garlic, basil, and pea shoots
  • Castello Sinnino Chianti Riserva: produced in Tuscany, in central Italy near Florence, is one of the most well-known Italian wines in the world; it pairs nicely with our Spaghetti alla Bolognese which masterfully combines beef, veal, pork, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we do the gourmet Italian cooking so our guests can enjoy the experience right beside their special someone. Now that’s amore! After all, what is better than love at first bite?

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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

 

 

Mia Francesca Trattoria Has The Iron Chef Champion Of Midtown Raleigh

Friday, October 4th, 2013
North Hills iron chef  Zach cooking Rabbit

Chef Zach preparing his Rabbit dish. The rabbit was raised and provided by Walk Ahead Farms from Youngsville, NC

If you have ever watched the television show Iron Chef, you know that two chefs battle it out by cooking with the same required ingredient for all three different courses.  Well, The North Hills Farmers Market had it’s own Iron Chef competition in Midtown Raleigh on Saturday September 28.

Mia Francesca Trattoria, one of the five Raleigh area North Hills restaurants, competed.  The required announced ingredients (announced at 9 a.m.) were rabbit and green beans. The rabbit was provided by North Carolina farm – Walk Ahead Farms – who offers fresh eggs, pasture raised meats, seasonal produce, herbs, and cut flower arrangements to the Raleigh area. Using fifty dollars worth of Midtown Farmers Market bucks,” the four chefs purchased their fare; in a timed one hour period, all five chefs prepared two dishes containing the required ingredients.

Mia Francesca Trattoria Executive Chef Zachary VanGaasbeek was reportedly being very “mysterious” in his preparation. He wanted to truly surprise the judges. The competition had an official panel of five culinary adjudicators who (in addition to tasting it for themselves) took into consideration twenty-five very lucky market patrons who each tasted the second dish and gave their opinions. Who said this was easy?    

The Judges:

The Competitors:

Chef Zach used the green beans to prepare a mixed green, fig, grilled eggplant, squash salad with Fig Vinaigrette. For the Rabbit he used local stone ground grits, sauteed swiss chard, tatsoi with hot chilies, and the pan grilled rabbit with a muscadine gastique.

Chef Zach won the competition for the Best Overall Dish. The crowd-pleasing entree was plated Grilled Rabbit over Grits.  Even if you missed this year’s Iron Chef Competition, you can always enjoy fine dining in our authentic Italian restaurant or take advantage of our private catering services.  Make sure you save room for our out-of-this-world desserts!

About Iron Chef Zach VanGaasbeekChef Zach VanGaasbeek

Chef Zach VanGaasbeek first discovered a desire for cooking at the young age of 14 while a dishwasher at a local restaurant in his home town of Kingston, N.Y.  A natural curiosity to understand flavour profiles and the chemistry of food, would soon fuel a desire for a career in culinary arts.

Chef Zach attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality management and associates in culinary arts.

After graduation he spent two years in the gulf coast of Florida working for a locally owned restaurant group Culinary Concepts.

He then moved on to Sonoma county, California, where he worked with private country clubs that focused exclusively on local California wines and “farm to fork” produce.  It was here garnered an affinity and respect for seasonality, terroir, and the use of micro-local ingredients.

Now in Raleigh, at Mia Francesca’s Trattoria in North Hills, an authentic Italian restaurant – part of Francesca’s Restaurant Group – Chef Zach showcases that early love affair of local fresh food with the wonderful rustic foods of Northern Italy & Tuscany.

Drop by for lunch or dinner and enjoy the best that the Iron Chef Champion can offer at Mia Francesca!

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

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

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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The Best Authentic Italian Food in Raleigh is at Mia Francesca Trattoria

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Authentic Italian Restaurant Raleigh

If you are looking for the best authentic Italian food in the Triangle, you can find it in the inviting North Hills shopping complex at Mia Italian Restaurant North RaleighFrancesca Trattoria, conveniently located in the heart of the capital city of Raleigh, NC. This authentic Italian food restaurant is also easily accessible from Apex, Cary, Durham, Knightdale, Garner, Clayton, and other surrounding points in Central Carolina.

As you walk into this Northern Italian style eatery, you will feel like you stepped directly into Tuscany, Italy. We also have private dining rooms that are inviting for formal wedding rehearsal dinners, energetic business gatherings, or intimate family reunions. Have fun celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, and even bar and bat mitzvahs!

Mia Francesca Trattoria in Raleigh has an extensive and selective superior wine list featuring red and white wine, including many of the choice local Italian wines. We feature a variety of tempting appetizers (including the Carpaccio or thinly sliced sirloin with capers, tomatoes, mushrooms, lemon, olive oil, arugula, endive, radicchio, and Parmigiano). We also offer high quality farm fresh salads (such as Insalata ala Francesca with hearts of romaine, endive, radicchio, blue cheese, and summer vegetables).

We make Raleigh’s Best authentic Italian pizzas (like the Napolenta with arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, provolone and shaved parmesan). We also serve authentic Italian pasta (like our Linguini Salsa Freda or hot linguini pasta, olive oil, baby spinach, cold vine ripe tomato sauce with fresh mozzarella and basil). Be sure to try an authentic Italian Panini (like our Pollo Parmesan Panini—a breaded chicken breast covered in tomato basil sauce and shredded mozzarella).

Enjoy all this and more before having a purely blissful dessert such as our rich Tiramisu, an irresistible Gelato, or our enticing Crème Brulee. Savor our desserts along with one of our signature coffees, espressos, and cappuccinos.

Tasting our authentic Italian food will convince anyone the best dining experience comes from romantic Italy. No matter the occasion, memories are made at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

In those moments when pleasing the palate is the top priority, say si grazie to the best of times at Mia Francesca! Book a table and join us for a great time.

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

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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