Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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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

No Need to be 100% Irish to Love Mia Francesca in Midtown Raleigh

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Capture corned beefEvery one of us loves having a little “luck of the Irish” following us around, especially when March 17 is right around the corner. As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day across Raleigh and the Triangle, Mia Francesca’s Executive Chef Zach VanGaasbeek shows us in a “from Francesca’s Table”  video how to make the most traditional of St. Paddy’s meals, Corned Beef and Cabbage.  While Mia Francesca Trattoria has a fine reputation for classic Tuscan Italian cuisine, we know there is no need to be 100% Irish to celebrate and enjoy a fine holiday-themed dinner.

Chef Zach rewrites the old-style recipe of deliciously tender corned beef combining a flavorful Irish lager like Harp or Murphy with water, fresh vegetables, peppercorn, spices, potatoes and garden-fresh cabbage for a completely traditional spin on the most popular of Irish meals. The recipe is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face this upcoming holiday. Chef Zach suggests, for full enjoyment, pairing this definitive meal with an Irish IPA. We suggest a bottle of O’Hara’s or Porterhouse to complete the experience. As we have proven with this fabulous spin on the Irish classic, Mia Francesca Trattoria has a fine reputation for classic Tuscan Italian cuisine, yet we have a little leprechaun in us as well.

Be sure to wear green across the Triangle on Monday to celebrate the honor of Saint Patrick, and of course carry one of those famous and very lucky four-leaf shamrocks. As an Italian restaurant, we agree with the Irish that authentic European cuisine simply tastes the best! Stop by and enjoy a “pint” or two at our comfortable bar before settling in for dinner.

Finally, we recognize the importance of honoring St. Patrick, the most famous saint of Ireland, and celebrating the Irish and Irish-American heritage every March 17. The old Irish Blessing, “May your home always be too small to hold all of your friends” rings true as we head to one of the Triangle’s most popular holidays, so make your reservations early since our restaurant simply cannot accommodate that many happy and fun-loving Irish all at once.

Our Monday Wine Special (50% off all wines) from 11:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on St. Patty’s Day will make everyone at the table green with envy.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone!

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Stop by Monday March 17th and enjoy the good times!

Make your reservations early for our popular Easter Brunch and Lunch Menu from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 20th, 2014.

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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