Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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What Makes Northern Italian Cuisine So Popular in the Triangle?

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-coliseum-italian-flag-image7768095The aromas, the ambiance, and the bold, fresh flavors of excellent Italian fare bring people together for the great food and the good times. Here in the Triangle, the perfect place is always nearby, just minutes from everywhere. It’s time to step into Northern Italy and the welcoming doors of Mia Francesca.

Mia Francesca Trattoria’s Tuscany Italian cuisine represents every traditional family value found in the Mother Country of Italy. It is an historic fact that Italian cooking over the centuries has reflected the true spirit of Italian life and culture; the food is both unique and very special. At Mia Francesca, we focus on recipes that remind us of the famous Tuscany Region of Italy; from the small villages in the foothills where our farm to table menu gets its inspiration, to the Italian people themselves; who have helped us create the culinary masterpieces offered by our professional chefs each and every day.

Our Italian food is unpretentious, yet delicious with many or our presentations having only four to eight ingredients. Italian cooking can taste delightful without being complicated or over done with spices and sauces. Our menu has an epicurean elegance based on simplicity, vibrant subtleties, and variety. Our expansive menu always features new dishes as well, often on a daily basis.

In general, Italy is a diverse country boasting an equally diverse cuisine. Italian food is noted for its regional diversity, abundance of taste, and it is probably the most popular in the world, with a multitude of influences abroad. Here in the Triangle at Mia Francesca, Italian cuisine can be enjoyed by everyone, not just people of Italian heritage. Simplistic variety makes the difference.

Our talented kitchen staff, led by our Executive Chef Zach prepares everything with the focus on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. Italian cooking at Mia Francesca places the highest priority on the use of fresh, seasonal produce which distinguishes the true cuisine of Italy.

Here are just five of our most popular Italian dishes at Mia Francesca Trattoria:

  • Bruschetta alla Romana: garlic toast, marinated tomatoes, mozzarella, and olive oil
  • Caesar Salad: hearts of Romaine, garlic, croutons, shaved Parmigiano, and roasted bell peppers
  • Naplotena Pizza: arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, provolone, and shaved parmesan
  • Spaghetti alla Bolognese: beef, veal, and pork meatballs, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Tiramisu: espresso and Kahlua soaked lady fingers with lightly sweetened marscapone cream and cocoa powder

Our Northern Italian cuisine includes some of the most wonderful meals in the Triangle. While Italian cooking may have long been considered mainstream here in the United States, not all local restaurants serve true Italian cuisine. Mia Francesca Trattoria is proud to stay true to our Italian roots. It is what we are each and every day. A great value and a great experience make our rustic Northern Italian restaurant a great place to enjoy time and again.

We always focus on our roots. What was perfected in Italy is brought to the Triangle for each and every guest! Take the moment and walk through our front doors into Northern Italy.

Join us for our Easter Brunch and Buffet on Easter Sunday, April 5th! Call us today for your reservations.


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

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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Look for Classic Italian Favorites & the Iron Chef Challenge!

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Apps MFT Meat and Cheese BoardFor the people who love food, live in the Triangle and surrounding regions, and are feeling nostalgic for the classic Italian cuisine we have all seen on television and in Hollywood movies; they should look no further than Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh. We serve our meals and appetizers as “come hungry” portions delivered tableside by smiling faces with our unique Northern Italian Tuscany twist! The only thing missing is Mom, and she is welcome as well!

Our classic, tried and true Italian starters include our well received Calamari Fritti; fried calamari served with a spicy marinara sauce. Everyone has to try our Bruschetta alla Romana, which features marinated tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and olive oil melted over crisp homemade garlic toast. Our Meat and Cheese Board is another wonderful favorite we have all seen at the dinner table in an array of old movies, and our Executive Chef Zack selects just the right artisan cheese and charcuterie along with the plump olives, fruit jam, and ciabatta crostini.

For those in the mood for a farm fresh salad, everyone enjoys our definitive Caesar Salad with its fresh hearts of romaine lettuce, garlic, croutons, shaved Parmigiano, and roasted bell peppers. After appetizers and salad, get ready for one of our classically pleasing dinner entrees.

Our authentic Italian pizza looks and tastes so much better that the ones on T.V. We offer a half dozen types of pizzas, including our Napoletana with arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, provolone, and shaved Parmesan.

We also offer our guests the option of choosing their own pizza toppings, which include these fresh vegetables:

  • Olives
  • Mushrooms
  • Artichoke
  • Spinach
  • Onion
  • Broccoli
  • Roasted Peppers
  • Eggplant

Our meats and cheeses make the pizza pie classically delicious:

  • Sausage
  • Meatballs
  • Anchovy
  • Goat cheese
  • Gorgonzola
  • Mozzarella
  • Swiss
  • Fontina


At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we are all about perfecting the classics. In addition to our Italian pizza, another classic Italian dish is probably the most recognizable of all! Our Spaghetti and Meatballs in a delicious tomato basil sauce is one to remember.

Our Pollo al Parmesan has breaded chicken breasts, tomato basil sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, and Linguini agil e olio. And the newest gluten-free classic Italian choice is our Penne Aglio Olio with Quinoa gluten-free penne sautéed with extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, diced tomatoes, and sautéed spinach.

In the heart of the Triangle at North Hills, we are your rustic Italian restaurant of choice. Our classic Italian cuisine is divine. We should make a movie!

**Iron Chef 14

Join us for the 2nd annual Iron Chef Challenge at the Midtown Farmers’ Market this Saturday! Last year was a huge success and reigning champ, Chef Zachary VanGaasbeek of Mia Francesca, is back again!

Chefs from the following restaurants will compete live Saturday, September 27th from 9-11:30 am on the Commons at North Hills!


Chef Zack is back!


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