Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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Light, Local Italian Food is Perfect for the Triangle Summer

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

kittikun atsawintarangkulWhat could be better during a hot summer afternoon or evening than a light, healthy house made dish prepared with fresh, local ingredients? At Mia Francesca in North Hills, our expert kitchen staff presents the light, the healthy, and the authentic in every Italian meal we serve. After all, who says Italian cooking has to be heavy with pasta? At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we are much more than pasta. We feature a full menu of summer fare offering the best of North Carolina fruits and vegetables prepared for each guest who is looking for something cool on a warm Raleigh night. Why not eat outside, al fresco, and enjoy the afternoon breezes or the evening air. We also have an expansive dining area inside that offers both comfort and ambiance.

We recommend starting the afternoon or evening with our fresh summer selection featuring ingredients from local North Carolina farms:

  • Fried Corn: Another exciting dish prepare with local corn, parmigiano, espellette, and truffle oil
  • Caprese: Vine ripe Heirloom Tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and olive oil

Pizza is a great summer food and ours is the best in the Triangle. We offer pizza on the lighter side for a summer night out:

  • Summer Corn Pizza: Featuring local summer corn, Applewood smoked bacon, wild mushrooms, garlic, mozzarella, and espellette
  • Margherita Pizza: Delicious North Carolina Heirloom Tomatoes, basil and mozzarella

Fresh fish brings the fresh taste of coast to our guests’ plates, prepared especially for summer enjoyment:

  • Salmon Fresca: Fresh, grilled salmon prepared with avocado, red onion, tomatoes, lemon, olive oil, asparagus, and reduced balsamic
  • Snapper Bagna Calda: Pan seared snapper, prepared with locally grown summer squash, red onion, Nduja, garlic, sundried tomatoes, lemon, and olive oil

Authentic Italian fare, fresh local ingredients, and a light summer menu – all of this and more await our guests at Mia Francesca Trattoria. We are conveniently located in North Hills, in the heart of Midtown Raleigh. Come visit us soon and discover how amazing an Italian meal can be when it’s more than pasta!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria North Hills Hours:

Monday through Friday: Lunch 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

Monday through Thursday: Dinner 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: Dinner 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Sunday: Dinner 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Brunch 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple, rustic, and authentic with real Northern Italian cuisine.

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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It’s August in the Triangle and the North Carolina Corn is Simply Amazing

Monday, August 4th, 2014

corn keerati fdpOur Northern Italian cuisine at Mia Francesca Trattoria serves fresh locally grown corn in a variety of delectable ways. Executive Chef Zack VanGaasbeek presents a wonderfully unique summer corn pizza as well as a palate pleasing pasta dish featuring the sweetest corn found in the Triangle. We are conveniently located at the North Hills exit 8 just north of the 440 Beltline in the heart of Mid-Town Raleigh. Our classically trained professional kitchen team creatively prepares a wide variety of incredibly delicious appetizers and entrees using farm fresh ingredients like our locally grown corn.

Wine and Italian fare go hand-in-hand with our outstanding corn dishes; Mia Francesca Trattoria offers these fine wine pairing suggestions.

Our oaky Chardonnay wine pairs well with all our corn dishes:

  • Trion 2010, Russian River, CA
  • Chamisal 2011, Central Coast, CA
  • Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse 2011, Burgundy, France

To start any warm and breezy August night out, Mia Francesca Trattoria has three outstanding corn appetizers on our menu. The Mais Risotto features savory Arborio rice, fresh corn, and roasted bell peppers with lemon, garlic, and basil. The Mais Bruschetta offers crunchy garlic toast, sweet corn, fresh goat cheese, roasted bell peppers, crispy Guanciale, and arugula. Our Fried Corn is au natural locally grown corn with Parmigiano, espellette, and truffle oil.

After enjoying our tempting summer seasonals as farm to table appetizers, try our new Summer Corn Pizza with garden fresh summer corn, Applewood smoked bacon, wild mushrooms, garlic, and mozzarella. If you are in the mood for unique pasta, our Fettuccine con Mais features fresh fettuccine, local sweet corn, Prosciutto di Parma, mushrooms, cracked black pepper, and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano. With either summer dish, our guests enjoy the taste experience.

Staying with the theme of sweetness and our scrumptious desserts, we recommend our Torta Bacio, a chocolate hazelnut mousse with cocoa nibs and chocolate crunch. To go with the dessert, try drinking one of our Italian Illy brand coffees including: Cappuccino, Espresso, Espresso Macchiato, Mocha-cino, and Café Latte. At Mia Francesca’s, make marvelous memories dining with the people you love!

 

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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: keerati, freedigitalphotos.net