Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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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

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!

CHALLENGERS:

Chef Zack is back!

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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

 

 

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