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.

#morethanpasta

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

#MoreThanPasta

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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For Italian Fare in the Triangle, the Secret Is in the Sauce

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

MF WineIMG_7352_HDRDecisions about where to eat Italian food often begin with the authentic taste of the sauce. Conversations around why a pizza is so good are always start with the sauce and the fresh toppings. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, our sauce is what makes our pizza, pasta, and all our authentic Italian dishes truly special. We make everything from scratch every day; our sauce, our pasta, and all of our dishes are all made in-house with the freshest local ingredients from North Carolina farms and gardens.

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we offer the amazing tastes of Northern Italy, and we are conveniently located in North Hills, the heart Raleigh and the Triangle. Executive Chef Zachary VanGaasbeek chooses fresh ingredients from the Midtown Farmers Market, local farmers and suppliers, for all of our delicious dishes. Mia Francesca Trattoria is a proud participant in the NC Agriculture Department’s “Got to Be NC” program, celebrating fresh local North Carolina ingredients while bringing the hills of Tuscany to North Hills.

The perfect sauce always should be complemented by the perfect drink. And that is even a better statement when the beverages are on special! Make the start of the work week both fun and special with our Monday Wine Special. All of our wines are 50% off every single Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Start your Monday afternoon and evening with a tasty slice of the best pizza in Raleigh, made from scratch with fresh tomatoes and basil, and paired with a glass of Italian red wine from Tuscany. In Raleigh and across the Triangle, there is no better moment.

Celebrate each and every Thursday with a mouth-watering pasta dish, and pair the experience with a refreshing cocktail. Join us for our Thursday Drink Special, when cocktails are 50% off from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. We offer signature cocktails and top shelf libations that complement the tastes of our pizza, pasta, and the rest of our all-encompassing dinner menu:

  • Italian Sunset: On our Saturday and Sunday brunch menu, this delicious concoction is made with vodka, Limoncello, Aperol, and finished with fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Little Italy: For summer, nothing beats the combination of rich blended whiskey, Amaretto, cherry and orange juices for our humble Italian presentation of the perfect Manhattan
  • Pear Tree Martini: One of our most popular martinis is made with Absolut Pear, St. Germain, and lemon lime juice.

At Mia Francesca in North Hills, our “secret sauce” is fresh, homemade, and truly genuine and original. Our Tuscany Italian menu selections take our guests to the hills of Northern Italy through the fresh ingredients from North Carolina. And our wine and drink specials perfectly complement our house made sauce and pasta. For lunch, dinner, or that special occasion, the decision is easy. Mia Francesca Trattoria is the perfect place a great Italian meal!

Join us soon for all the fun and the flavor. At Mia Francesca, we are looking forward to meet you! Remember, we are #MoreThanPasta!

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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.#MoreThanPasta

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

Photo:  Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

 

 

It’s a Triangle Summer! Cater the Next Event with Authentic Italian Cuisine!

Monday, July 20th, 2015

summer eventsSummer is a great time for people gatherings and special seasonal events. When family and friends need to gather and eat, and it is too hot to cook, let Mia Francesca Trattoria do the cooking and all the work. We are indeed, more than pasta; whether planning a family reunion, summer party, or a corporate event, let Mia Francesca handle the cuisine and the preparation so everyone can enjoy a fun time and an authentic Italian meal. We also set up, serve, and then, if needed, we take everything down so your guests can focus on just pure enjoyment.

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we cater to businesses, churches, and large groups in Raleigh, Midtown Raleigh, and North Raleigh, as well as the surrounding areas like Wake Forest with full service catering menu that will please everyone! We offer a complete meal of salad, pasta, entrée, and dessert in sizes designed to fit every occasion and every budget.

Our delicious seasonal summer appetizers like our Coppa Bruschetta and our Prosciutto e Rucula, can be prepared and served two ways:

  • Half pan: Serves 8-10 people
  • Full pan: Serves 16-20 people

Our Catering Raleigh menu offers the best in farm fresh ingredients and homemade dishes sure to please any crowd on any occasion. Tired of chips and dip? Try something a little different:

  • Funghi alla Sorella: Mushroom caps stuffed with goat cheese & herbs
  • Polpette in Umido: Homemade meatballs braised in tomato sauce & herbs
  • Prosciutto e Carciofi: Artichokes wrapped with prosciutto

What better way to start off a summer meal than with our crisp salad menu, made the Mia Francesca Trattoria way:

  • Insalata alla Francesca: Romaine, endive, radicchio, carrots, cucumber, tomato, string beans, peapods, olive oil, balsamico & blue cheese
  • Insalata Caprese: Sliced tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil & olive oil
  • Insalata di Piselli: Peapods, tomatoes, & cucumbers dressed with lemon & olive oil

Add a selection of pastas, Panini, and entrees that include Pollo al Limone, Pollo Sassi, and Pollo Arrosto alla Romana; all delicious chicken Tuscany influenced dishes that the invited guests will be talking about until next summer’s events. Fresh seafood, vegetables, and of course our homemade tomato basil sauce will make every summer event even more special.

Mia Francesca’s coolest desserts are always a hit in the summer time:

  • Traditional tiramisu: Ladyfinger cookies, espresso, cocoa & mascarpone cream
  • Refreshing Torta di Formaggio: Vanilla cheesecake with raspberry sauce & fresh berries

Mia Francesca Trattoria brings special dishes to special occasions. Our catering consultant works with event planning to create the best menu for a fun and delicious meal that will make the next summer event an occasion to remember.

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#morethanpasta #Raleigh #Italian

Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. 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

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo:  Image courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Family, Friends and Authentic Italian in Midtown Raleigh

Monday, July 13th, 2015

summer saladSummer is a special time for traveling back home to visit family and friends, and it is an even better time for them to visit North Carolina and spend some time here in the capital city. With the mountains and the beach just a couple of short hours away, Raleigh is often center stage for both sites and weather.

When out-of-town guests visit and want to do something special for lunch or dinner, bring them to Mia Francesca Trattoria for a very special dining experience. Friends and family will be entertained and delighted by our expansive menu; the tastes and flavors of Tuscany Italian food are just minutes away from everywhere in the Triangle.

Our trattoria is located in the heart of Midtown Raleigh, in North Hills, a unique multi-use open air center, and Mia Francesca offers all of the traditional Northern Italian favorites and our own specialty menu items. Each dish is made with ingredients fresh from the farm and the sea.

Mia Francesca’s full lunch and dinner menu includes:

  • Antipasti – try some fresh calamari or mussels, or enjoy mouth-watering warm calabrian olives
  • Insalate – choose from a variety of farm fresh ingredients like tomatoes, onions, string beans, and asparagus for the perfect summer salad
  • Pizze – enjoy the best pizza in Raleigh!
  • Paste – choose from fettucine, penne, linguini, or traditional spaghetti paired with sea scallops, shrimp, summer vegetables, and our homemade tomato basil sauce
  • Secondi – add a dish of sea scallop risotto, pollo piccata, bistecca porcini, or maile con pesche for a truly delicious, authentic Italian meal
  • Dolci – save room for dessert, including Italian favorites like tiramisu, crème brulee, and refreshing gelati, perfect for a hot summer day.

People visiting for the first time simply delight in our extensive menu and in the many summer activities right here in Midtown. Every Saturday morning, before stopping in for brunch at Mia Francesca Trattoria, experience the Midtown Farmers’ Market, open from 8:00am to Noon. The local market features farm-fresh produce and local crafts. Take some of the Triangle’s own jelly, salsa, or barbeque sauce, each homemade and canned by local vendors.

On Thursday evenings this summer, enjoy an early dinner at Mia Francesca and grab a spot for the Midtown Beach Music Series from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Beach music and shag dancing are Southern traditions on warm summer nights. What better way to start or end the evening after a delicious Italian meal?

As soon as family and friends unpack, it is time to socialize; so make reservations or just drop in to our restaurant located next to the Marriott Renaissance Hotel, the biggest landmark in Midtown Raleigh and enjoy an afternoon or evening in the perfect atmosphere of the Mia Francesca experience. Our entire staff delights in offering our local guests and out-of-town visitors a great time with the freshest ingredients, the tastiest meals, and the best summer experience to be found in the Triangle.

Stop in and enjoy a relaxing meal with family and friends. It is all about the good times at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. 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

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

Think Ice Cream Is Good Here in the Triangle? Try It Italian Style!

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Nothing says summer in the Triangle like cool, creamy Mia gelato 1 editedice cream, and nothing says authentic ice cream like real Italian gelato. Now that the summer heat has arrived full steam across the central North Carolina region, it is time to take a break, relax, and enjoy a delicious Tuscany Italian meal followed by an array of cool tasty treats at Mia Francesca Trattoria. We feature the best and most authentic Northern Italian desserts and gelati in Raleigh!

We all know gelato is cool and refreshing, and it is important to note that it takes just the right amount of time to eat; not too fast and not too slow. It truly is the perfect finish to the perfect meal on a hot summer night. Our gelato is made in the simple traditions of Italy, with the freshest local ingredients. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we continue in the Northern Italian classic tradition of making homemade gelato using real milk, cream, and sugar that bring out the flavors that delight our guests.

Mia Francesca offers six wonderfully delicious flavors:

  • Hazelnut
  • White chocolate
  • Dark chocolate
  • Pistachio
  • Vanilla
  • Salted caramel

Gelato is one of the most popular Italian desserts, originating in the mountains of Sicily and made popular in Northern Italy in the early 20th century.

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we include fresh gelato in our other popular dessert selections, including:

  • Profiteroles – Delicate cream puffs toasted filled with pistachio gelato and served with chocolate sauce
  • Affogato – Toasted almond gelato,  Espresso, and chocolate chip vanilla biscotti

If our guests are looking for a lighter, fruitier cold treat? Try one of our refreshing sorbetti. Made with fresh fruit, sorbet is a flavorful water ice. Often called Italian Ice, sorbetti is the perfect end to the perfect hot summer evening.

Mia Francesca offers three delightfully refreshing summer flavors:

  • Mixed berry
  • Lemon
  • Mango

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we offer a full menu of dolci, classic Italian desserts, all made from fresh ingredients for a mouth-watering after dinner treat.

Our dessert selection also includes:

  • Apple Crostata – fresh locally grown granny smith apples in a flaky pastry crust, served warm with salted caramel gelato  and vanilla crème anglaise
  • Traditional Tiramisu – Espresso and kahlua soaked lady fingers with lightly sweetened mascarpone cream & cocoa powder
  • Torta Bacio – Chocolate -hazelnut mousse with cocoa nibs  and chocolate crunch
  • Crème Brulee – a seasonal crème brulee

Bring the family, friends, and business associates to delight in the cool, refreshing tastes of Northern Italy in a frozen dessert. Our gelati and sorbetti are the best in the Triangle, made from the freshest ingredients and prepared just for our special guests on hot summer days. We offer unsurpassed cool tastes in every frozen treat we make in house at Mia Francesca Trattoria.

Come join us for dinner and dessert and enjoy the summer in the city Italian Style! Stop by or make a reservation. We are at Six Forks and I 440 in the heart of North Hills and Midtown Raleigh. Just 20 minutes from anywhere in the Triangle, from Apex to Garner to Wake Forest! 

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. 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

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

 

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The Perfect Date is Italian for Two in Midtown Raleigh

Monday, June 8th, 2015

romantic dinnerIt’s Triangle Restaurant Week in Raleigh and the romance of Northern Italy can now be found here in the heart of Triangle of North Carolina. Mia Francesca Trattoria offers the ambiance of the Tuscan hills in Midtown Raleigh’s beautiful North Hills complex. Are you celebrating a wedding anniversary or a special birthday? Are you looking for the perfect spot for a romantic date night? We offer just the place for an intimate evening of wine, homemade pasta and sauce, and amazing desserts. A great date is just a phone call away.

There is nothing more romantic than the famous hills of Tuscany, unless of course it’s the rustic atmosphere of Mia Francesca Trattoria. Nestled within North Raleigh, adjacent to the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Midtown, we are pleased to serve the best of Italy with elegant ambiance. Whether dining outside under the stars in our beautiful patio trellis, or enjoying the evening inside our expansive dining room, our guests are taken away to the classic romance and the classic tastes of a Northern Italian village away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday routine.

Romantic date nights are not just for the weekends. We offer 50% off all of wines every Monday. Cap off your romantic night with a special wine. Our extensive collection of vino rosso, reds, and vino Blanco, whites, by the bottle or the glass is simply excellent.

The expansive Mia Francesca wine list includes:

  • Popular Malbecs from Argentina and Chile
  • Classic Italian reds, including chianti and Tignanello Tuscany
  • Bubbling champagne from France and Italy
  • Whites from Italy, France, Chile, Argentina, and around the globe

Everything we do at Mia Francesca Trattoria is prepared with our special couples in mind, and our Iron Chef Zach selects only the freshest foods from our local growers and farms to make unique homemade pasta and sauces that bring the aroma of Northern Italy to Midtown on each and every plate.

And what better way to complete a romantic date night dinner than with one of our enticing desserts and delicious cups of Illy Coffee?

Choose a mouth-watering treat from our dessert selection:

  • Tiramisu – Espresso and kahlua soaked lady fingers with lightly sweetened mascarpone cream & cocoa powder
  • Torta Bacio – Chocolate-hazelnut mousse with cocoa nibs  & chocolate crunch
  • Seasonal Crème Brulee
  • Refreshing sorbetti and gelati

And from our Italian coffees:

  • Cappuccino
  • Espresso
  • Espresso Macchiato
  • Caramel Macchiato
  • Mocha-cino

A special couple needs a great time and a uniquely romantic restaurant right here in Raleigh. For a special night out, enjoy the joys of companionship and the special love it takes as you break bread together here in Midtown at Mia Francesca Trattoria;   where every meal and every romantic dinner are ones to remember.

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Enjoy Triangle Restaurant Week through June14th right here at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

 

Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine.

Join us for Father’s Day on Sunday June 21st!

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

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

 

Photo: Image courtesy of marin at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

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Enjoy Italian Family Style Dining in Midtown Raleigh

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

pasta dishNow that Memorial Day has signaled the unofficial beginning of the Triangle Summer, gather the family together and bring them all to Mia Francesca Trattoria for lunch, dinner or for that very special occasion everyone is planning. It’s time to serve everyone in true Tuscany style with the Italian traditions of Tavoli di Amici; family sized portions including our “made from scratch” pastas with enough fresh breads and generously portioned entrees to share around the table. Mangia! Mangia! (Eat! Eat!)

Big, hearty meals, shared with family and friends, are a Raleigh tradition here at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Executive Chef Zach offers a fantastic selection of foods spanning multiple courses, in a dining experience that takes our guests back to their best memories of family-focused delicious meals. Let everyone choose from our family-style dinner menu which offers numerous options for appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, and entrees. Of course, all of our family meals are served with freshly baked Italian breads. And make sure to save room for dessert! Every family-style dinner menu includes two dessert selections.

Our local dessert favorites are sure to trigger the sweet tooth:

  • Tiramisu: One of our most popular desserts featuring ladyfingers soaked in espresso with mascarpone cheese & cocoa
  • Torte di Formaggio: Our wonderful vanilla cheesecake is served with fresh berries & crème anglaise
  • Profiteroles al Gelato: Enjoy cream puffs filled with vanilla gelato & topped with chocolate sauce

Can’t decide? Dolci Assortiti includes all of our traditional sweet favorites, plus seasonal house specialties served with biscotti & gelato. Bring it up table side and dig in!

Make any family gathering extra special by reserving a private dining space for a larger get-together, a party, or summer celebration. The great weather is here and with it comes weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, Father’s Day, and so many other reasons to have a good time!  Mia Francesca offers private dining rooms to accompany groups of all sizes across the Triangle. Our private downstairs dining room is suitable for up to 65 guests. Upstairs, we offer the Tuscan Wine Cellar Mezzanine that can also accommodate up to 65 guests. The choice is yours!

This is the season to bring family and friends, smile and laugh, share dishes around the table, and enjoy authentic Italian cooking in the Northern Italian tradition. Mia Francesca is  conveniently located in the heart of North Hills Midtown Raleigh, a unique open air shopping experience for all ages. Our Tuscany Italian restaurant is located minutes from anywhere in the Triangle; we bring the flavors of Italy to all our guests. Savor the food, enjoy the company, and then take a stroll around the complex to visit our neighboring shops, stores, galleries.

Mangia! Eat! Eat hearty with family and friends at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. 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

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

 

 

Antipasti: Finding the Best Starter Appetizers in the Triangle

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Fresh from the farms of North Carolina and the depths of the Atlantic OceanApps, the house-made appetizers at Mia Francesca Trattoria take our guests on a culinary trip to Northern Italy right in the heart of Midtown Raleigh. From tender calamari to mussels with just the right amount of spicy marinara or garlic white wine sauce, our ample- portioned appetizers are perfect as antipasti or as a wonderful meal in themselves.

Nothing beats a great glass of wine and scrumptious bites of tasty bruschetta. Our traditional Tuscany- influence bruschetta features locally grown, marinated tomatoes and mozzarella on crisp garlic toast. For something a little different, we also offer bruschetta with mashed peas, lemon ricotta, pea shoots, and crispy prosciutto. Our Prosciutto con Asparagi tops that prosciutto with grilled asparagus, baby artichokes, and arugula, a tasty treat of green vegetables enhanced with just the right amount of lemon and olive oil.

Remember, the Mia Francesca drink specials make our antipasti selections even more appetizing. Every Monday afternoon and evening we offer 50% off all wines from 11:30am to 11:00pm. By the glass or by the bottle, choose a classic chianti from the Tuscany region of Northern Italy or an adventurous Argentinian malbec to complement our mouthwatering Warm Calabrian Olives. And on Thursdays, our featured special is 50% off select cocktails from 5:00pm to 11:00pm.

For our guests who want to dine on the lighter side, Mia Francesca Trattoria provides a full menu of insalate. Our fresh and crisp salads feature ingredients locally grown from the local Farmer’s Market. Try our Fagiolini Insalata with tomatoes, crisp string beans, and onions. As the weather warms, we recommend Insalata ala Francesca, with hearts of romaine, endive, radicchio, blue cheese, and in-season summer vegetables, enjoyed in the open air of our expansive al fresco patio.

Let Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh take everyone on an epicurean adventure to the tastes of Northern Italy, Tuscany, and Florence; while savoring the visit to our rustic and authentic restaurant in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh. Located close to everywhere in the Triangle at exit 8 and the Beltline (440), we invite all to stop in for a drink and an appetizer. Stay for dinner and check out our dessert menu as well.

Come join us for our Mother’s Day Brunch Raleigh, NC.

We will be featuring North Carolina farm fresh items on our Mother’s Day brunch menu. Our brunch will begin at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00pm.  

Outside seating will be offered on our patio, weather permitting. Please let us know if your party would be interested in dining al fresco and we will honor every request we can.

We are taking reservations in advance. Simply call the number below. Or book a table with OpenTable.

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Make plans today for Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 10!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

 

Photo: Bruschetta, Mia Francesco Trattoria

 

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Enjoy the Warmth of the New Season with Dining in Midtown Raleigh

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

North-Raleigh-Italian-RestaurantAh, Tuscany in the springtime; we all can envision how beautiful Italy is in April. There is nothing like it. Yet, all of us know that the Triangle is one of the prettiest places in North Carolina to live and to dine.

It is time to celebrate the new season and warm weather at Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh. Join us outside on our expansive patio and delight in dining al fresco, under the afternoon sun, the moon, the stars, and our magnificent trellis at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Winter is officially over. It’s time to soak up the fresh air and the great taste of our traditional selection of house made Italian dishes.

Just imagine the ambiance of Northern Italy that surrounds our guests as they dine in the warm evening air or lunch among the song birds and bright sunshine. The enticing aroma of our popular Northern Italian dishes, such as Penne Pesto Genovese, Spaghetti alla Bolognese, and Salsiccia Pizza, all made from fresh, local farm and coastal ingredients, puts everyone in the great mood of Italy.

Accompany a business lunch or relaxing dinner with Vino Rosso or Vino Blanco, by the glass or the bottle, personally selected from our extensive wine list. Wine always tastes better when it is enjoyed on our outdoor patio. On Mondays, the enjoyment is even better at Mia Francesca Trattoria by tasting our favorite wines at 50% off.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located in the expansive open air shopping complex of North Hills, in the heart of Midtown Raleigh. Head to our part of the Capital City anytime and visit our vast array of themed shops and retail stores. Enjoy a visit to our restaurant, before or after shopping, and enjoy our refreshing gelati or sorbetti. One of the most popular choices for both large and small groups is to share a delicious homemade dessert platter with friends and family. Platters are sized just right for any group, from an intimate party of two or a group of ten.

Spring in the Triangle means mild temperatures and good food. Dining outdoors – al fresco – at Mia Francesca Trattoria is a great way to bring that bit of Tuscany home to the Triangle. Come out and join us each and every day.

Bold fresh flavors harvested from the local Farmer’s Market to the coast of North Carolina combine with our simple, rustic and authentic menu to bring something extra special to all of our guests. Spring is one of the best times of the year to enjoy the wonderful foods of the Tuscany Region of Italy right here in Midtown Raleigh. Fine Italian appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts combined with a glass of wine or a cold Peroni are the perfect way to celebrate the new warmth of the new season. Make Mia Francesca Trattoria a part of your spring dining plans. We define freshness for the Triangle. Step through the doors and into our Northern Italian culinary experience. Our guests are as important as the food we serve. Make a reservation, find a spot at the bar, or simple stop in. We have a smile and a good time planned for everyone.

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Enjoy our Mother’s Day Buffet on Sunday May 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and our regular menu from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m  

Make your reservation here!

Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. 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

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Dining al fresco, Mia Francesco Trattoria

 

 

Italian, restaurant, al fresco, dining, Tuscany, outdoors, spring, Triangle, Raleigh, dinner, lunch, wine, dessert

NC Apples Create a Locally Grown Farm Fresh Menu in Midtown Raleigh

Monday, October 13th, 2014

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-apple-harvest-image21611353October is National Apple Month across the U.S.A. and autumn is always a fun time for cider mills, N.C. apple picking, apple tours, corn mazes and hayrides down the orchard farm trails. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we offer a variety of delectable dishes that include our North Carolina apple or feature its apple flavors. Whether dining with us for brunch, lunch, dinner, or even Halloween weekend; we are the finest Northern Italian restaurant in the Triangle. Mia Francesca is centrally located at North Hills in Midtown Raleigh alongside the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills by Marriott and we are near boutiques, movie theaters, quaint shops and an array of local retail environments to walk to and enjoy.

From our weekend brunch menu, we offer Breakfast Americana: two eggs (any style), applewood smoked bacon, Italian sausage, house-fried potatoes, ciabatta toast, and fresh fruit. Our brunch menu is always available from 10 a.mm until 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

When visiting for lunch while shopping or during your work day, stop in and enjoy our seasonal Autumn Salad with fresh sliced apples, pears, gorgonzola, candied walnuts and mixed greens; everything is flavored with our delicious apple cider vinaigrette. Keeping with the October apple theme during dinner, try our absolutely incredible Costoletta di Maiale, which features a cider glazed pork chop, sweet potato puree, Brussels sprouts, pancetta, and caramelized onions with fresh apple juices.

Now, what dessert does Mia Francesca Trattoria recommend tasting during National Apple Month? None other than our Apple Crostata with locally grown Granny Smith apples buried in a flaky pastry crust that is always served warm with tasty vanilla gelato, caramel, and vanilla crème anglaise.

Remember to find the opportunity to delight in our fine wine selection. In honor of National Apple Month, feel free to select one of our superb red or white wines. Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of our red wines and Chardonnay is the most popular of our white wines.

Lastly, it is soon the time for the holiday season and the holidays are about spending time with loved ones. Let our Iron Chef Zack and his team of kitchen professionals does all the work. When you celebrate Thanksgiving Day with us (from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday November 27th), have a slice of our savory Apple Pie.

Any time is the right time to dine 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: Dreamstime 21611353 jpg