Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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3 Reasons Kids Love Mia Francesca Trattoria

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Best Pizza in Raleigh, NCLunch and dinner are big events in Italian households. The entire family will often gather together at the table to enjoy a great meal, long discussions, with the company of adults and children alike. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we invite our guests to bring their entire family to enjoy traditional afternoon or evening fare in in the heart of North Hills Midtown Raleigh. We offer something for everyone in the family, including the kids!

Italian family dinners are always about more than the delicious food. Meals are an important experience of togetherness and sharing. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we offer rustic and enjoyable ambiance, fresh from scratch menu selections, and authentic northern Italian dishes that carry our guests back to the family traditions of the Tuscan hills. Gather around the table, choose from an expansive dinner menu that includes much more than pasta, and enjoy a relaxed time out with the family.

We love kids at Mia Francesca Trattoria, and we have a special menu just for them. Children can choose from the most popular selections they like best:

  • Pasta: Choose butter, cream sauce, or tomato sauce to top our mouthwatering made-from-scratch pasta dish served in a child-sized portion.
  • Pizza: Mia Francesca Trattoria has the best pizza in Raleigh. Choose from cheese, cheese and mushroom, or cheese and sausage to make it extra special.
  • Chicken: Kids love chicken. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, they can enjoy it with fries or broccoli!

All of the children’s menu items are served with a soft drink, milk, or juice; and for an extra special treat, a scoop of gelato!

Gather the grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, and all the kids, and join us for a wonderful taste of Tuscany Italian food that will be a treasured experience for the entire family to remember. Make a reservation and we will have the table ready for all your large family gatherings!

Don’t forget, Easter Sunday is on March 27, and we have some exciting menu items planned for all of our Easter guests. Make plans for the family’s Easter dinner now!

Homemade Italian dishes, authentic Italian setting, and the tradition of a true family dinner – the perfect combination for our special guests at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Join us in the heart of North Hills, just off 440 and Six Forks Road, in Midtown Raleigh.

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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

 

3 Ways to Plan a Distinctive Event Italian Style in Raleigh

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Catering MiaAs we head into the warmer weather seasons across the Triangle, we all are beginning to plan our annual array of spring get-togethers. Soon everyone will be heading to reunions, parties, and quarterly business meetings. Families come together for Easter and wonderful weekend parties. Spring is the time of year to connect with college friends and neighbors, or celebrate a special anniversary. And there is no greater fun than a surprise party. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we offer our casually sophisticated venue, our authentic Tuscany Italian menu selections, and our stellar service that make any special event that much more special when celebrated with us in North Hills and Midtown Raleigh.

Mia Francesca is proud to feature two beautifully appointed, rustic, private dining rooms, each suitable for up to 60 guests:

  • Downstairs (handicap accessable): Our fully private room is perfect for presentations, inportant business meetings, or any situation where full privacy is desired.  
  • Upstairs (accessable only by stairs): The semi-private space resembles a Tuscan Wine Cellar, complete with a vaulted brick ceiling, and a large balcony that overlooks the main dining room below.  The space is perfect for family gatherings, rehearsal dinners, birthday celebrations, or any other group that wants to feel a part of the action of a busy restaurant, while still having a space all to themselves.  Whichever your preference, we have a large variety of food and beverage packages to fully accommodate any budget.  Screens and projectors are also available for any presentation need. 

Our on-site Mia Francesca Events Manager assists our private dining guests with menu selections, decorating options, and all of the logistics that might be necessary to ensure that each event is successful and enjoyable. Mia Francesca Trattoria prepares authentic, house-made meals for all of our special guests and our events menu is no exception.

We are pleased to offer three wonderful selections for private dining:

  • Family Style Private Dining: Following the Italian tradition of family meals, our Tavoli di Amici (Table of Friends) selections for large groups are served family-style. Choose from the family lunch menu, dinner menu, or children’s menu.
  • Plated Private Dining: A more formal option to Tavoli di Amici, and more suited to business meetings and other more structured gatherings, the plated private menu allows each guest to choose their own salad, entrée, and dessert. Select from the lunch menu or dinner menu.
  • Cocktail and Appetizer Reception: Our private dining areas are the perfect spot for an informal party with appetizers and drinks.

Mia Francesca can cater any event regardless of size. In fact, we cater the entire Triangle. And our team is here to please. Let us bring our Northern Italian approach of simple, rustic, and local ingredients to our table and yours for every catering function that is planned this spring.

For everyone at Mia Francesca Trattoria, catering the needs of Midtown Raleigh and the entire Triangle is a privilege; we offer complete catering menus for weddings, formal dining receptions, award banquets, engagement parties, formals, corporate dinners, business meetings and a wide variety of parties.

Our complete and flexible catering menus feature only the finest made from scratch authentic Italian cuisine. We can offer our full services directly to any offsite location. We do the cooking and you provide the location and the celebration. Whatever you event or party needs are, we can help.

Contact our Events Manager to request a consultation to help plan that next special event. Then, gather friends, family, and business associates for a meal and an event they will soon not forget. Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located in the heart of North Hills, just off 440 and Six Forks Road, in Midtown Raleigh. We are 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.

#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

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

How to Enjoy Gluten-Free “Italian Style” in the Heart of Raleigh

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Vlado, fdpCrispy farm-fresh vegetables, delicious seafood, and pasta are the highlights of our gluten free menu at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Our award winning kitchen prepares naturally simple and authentic dishes, sautéed and pan roasted, that fit in with a diet that needs to be gluten-free. In addition to our fantastic Penne dishes, we also have an extensive selection of other specialty dishes made with the freshest ingredients, including vegetables, veal, chicken and fish selections. We even offer a variety of options for gluten-free desserts!

What could be more enjoyable than our gluten-free recipes and dishes from our Tuscany- inspired list of entrées that remains deliciously Northern Italian, yet each one is prepared and served in the heart of North Hills and the very popular Midtown Raleigh corridor? Bring the entire family, including those who can enjoy our regular lunch and dinner menus; together, everyone can enjoy the great food and great times at Mia Francesca! We have something for everyone!

Mia Francesca Trattoria’s gluten-free menu includes a mouth-watering list of penne pasta dishes made fresh, served directly to your table:  

  • Penne con Asparagi: This Tuscany delight is sautéed in a parmesan cream sauce with asparagus and pine nuts.
  • Penne Aglio e Olio: Our penne pasta is sautéed with extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, diced tomatoes, and sautéed spinach.
  • Penne al Pomodoro: For something different, we sauté gluten-free pasta in a spicy cherry tomato sauce with garlic, olive oil, and fresh herbs.

Of course, we are much “more than pasta” at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Our gluten-free lunch and dinner menu also includes a wide selection of fresh and delectable dishes; among them:

  • Pollo al Limone: Sautéed chicken breast in a lemon white wine sauce with capers and spinach.
  • Pesce del Giorno: Our fresh fish of the day roasted with wild mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and herbs.
  • Vitello Sassi: Pan roasted veal medallions with baby artichokes, mushrooms and herbs in a brandy sauce.

It is true that authentic Italian meals can be flavorful and gluten-free! Gather friends, family, or business associates, and join us in the heart of Midtown Raleigh for a Northern Italian taste treat that fits into everyone’s resolutions. We are conveniently located in the midst of the expansive North Hills shopping mall, just off 440 and Six Forks Road. Mia Francesca is just 20 minutes from everywhere in the Triangle, from Wake Forest to Apex, and we always bring the best to your table.

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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

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 vlado, FreeDigitalPhotos.net

(Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills has made every effort to accommodate most gluten free diets. However, due to the dynamic nature of daily kitchen operations and supplier provided ingredient information, we cannot guarantee against unknown gluten content and we assume no associated liability)

 

 

 

The Deep Traditions of Northern Italy are Found in the Heart of the Triangle

Monday, May 11th, 2015

ironchef-Zach-Rabbit2-650x346Spring flowers, quick showers, sunshine, and family gatherings mark the heart of spring in the Triangle, especially at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Bringing family and friends together as everything warms up nicely here in Raleigh is the plan. It’s time to enjoy an authentic Tuscany Italian celebration right here in Midtown.

Our professional kitchen staff’s mission is to bring farm fresh vegetables, meats and cheeses from our local farmer’s market and regional producers, and seafood fresh from the Atlantic Ocean, together on our ever changing menu to each and every one of our guests for family gatherings, anniversaries, festivities, and everyday meals. Executive Chef Zach VanGaasbeek, our award winning Iron Chef, selects only the best of the best (see picture); either locally grown in the Triangle region or North Carolina raised and especially prepared for our guest’s occasions, business meetings and dinner enjoyment. Spring and early summer are the perfect times of year to stop in for a cold drink, a glass of fine wine, and a stress reducing appetizer after work.

We love families here in Raleigh too, and our Tavoli di Amici, served around the table family style, is an Italian tradition and part of our growing success here at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Our guests always appreciate a delicious Northern Italian meal in our comfortable rustic atmosphere. It helps to bring out the best of the rest of the day. Our delicious pasta and sauces are very specially made, fresh from scratch and filled with flavor.

Our guests love our delicious homemade pastas seven days a week:

  • Fettuccine paired with peas, prosciutto di parma, wild mushrooms, pea shoots, shaved parmigiano reggiano
  • Linguini in an enticing dish fresh del Mare, from the sea, with Sea Scallops, gulf shrimp, mussels, spicy marinara, and olive oil
  • Penne combined with farm fresh vegetables and goat cheese, or with Gulf shrimp
  • Spaghetti served with traditional meatballs or with beef, veal, and pork in a tomato basil sauce
  • Cappellaci, a dumpling pasta stuffed with fresh lobster, spring peas, and baby spinach

Mia Francesca is centrally located in beautiful North Hills, within the backdrop of Raleigh’s most exciting open air shopping experience. We are found at the northwest corner of Six Forks and the 440 Beltline at 4100 Main at North Hills St. Remember, spring is the season to enjoy the outdoors; stop in, walk around in the sunshine, enjoy the spring air, visit our neighboring shops, and enjoy a great Tuscany Italian lunch or dinner with friends and family.

Being in and around Raleigh is always a lot of fun, and joining us in the heart of Midtown Raleigh to celebrate spring and early summer with all of its happy occasions will be something to enjoy and remember. After a long day of work, or during a warm weekend of relaxation, we want you as a guest. In the deep traditions of Northern Italy, we are proud to say we are 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 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

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Join Us and Celebrate Easter in the Triangle with our Brunch and Buffet

Monday, March 16th, 2015

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-happy-easter-eggs-tulips-tag-wooden-background-image38512845Spring has sprung in Raleigh, and with the warmth of the new season, Mia Francesca Trattoria welcomes warmer weather and everyone’s upcoming favorite bunny holiday. Here in the Capital City of Raleigh, our rustic Northern Italian restaurant is hosting its annual Brunch Buffet on Easter Sunday. Located in Midtown Raleigh, Mia Francesca is near the 440 Beltline and Six Forks nestled among elegant shops and boutiques in the heart of North Hills.

Our culinary team and our professional staff are pleased to announce that our delicious Easter Lunch and Brunch Menu will be offered from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 5th. As always, we  offer farm fresh North Carolina grown items on our Easter menu that delights everyone who enjoys.  

Start your Easter Buffet with an array of our fresh made from scratch salads. Enjoy our locally popular Caesar Salad or our crisp Mixed Green Salad featuring our Meyer lemon vinaigrette. Our Caprese Salad contains vine ripe tomatoes, fresh farmhouse mozzarella, garden-fresh basil, and Italian olive oil.

Our delicious Smoked Salmon Display features our delicious Smoked Salmon, the smoothest of sieved eggs, capers, red onions, cream cheese, and house baked mini bagels. Everyone loves our Italian “Deviled Eggs” prepared just right with fresh basil, castelvetrano olives and paprika. Our Executive Chef Zack knows no one can eat just one!

Mia Francesca offers several more delectable “starter” brunch selections including:

  • Italian “Deviled” Eggs
  • Fabulous Fresh Fruit
  • Gulf Shrimp Cocktail
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Authentic Italian Sausage
  • Scrumptious Scrambled Eggs
  • Splendid Spring Frittata
  • Vanilla Bean French Toast

Mia Francesca Trattoria presents two tender pasta dishes for our Easter Brunch as well. Our Pasta di Verdure comes with mixed fresh seasonal vegetables, penne pasta, tomato basil sauce, and parmigiano. Our Pasta Pollo Bianca features tender sliced chicken breast, penne pasta, Alfredo cream sauce, basil, and parmigiano.

Our mouth-watering and palate-pleasing Easter Sunday entrees include:

  • Salmon Carciofi: pan seared salmon, artichoke hearts, wild mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, cannellini beans, balsamic, lemon
  • Pollo Marsala: pan seared chicken breasts, wild mushrooms, Marsala wine, chicken jus
  • Lamb Shoulder: slow roasted lamb shoulder with rosemary, garlic, and lamb jus
  • Garlic and Thyme Marinated Prime Rib: sliced to order prime rib, horseradish cream, and natural jus

Enjoy a sweet finish to Easter Brunch with one of our holiday family inspired desserts. We offer every dessert house-made and quick to table! Enjoy seasonal fruit tarts, Tiramisu, assorted Cannoli’s, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Petit Fours, Raspberry Chocolate Mousse, Italian Easter Cake, and Assorted Cookies.

Spend the holiday right here in Midtown Raleigh and join us on Sunday April 5th for our traditional Easter Brunch; enjoy a great buffet that offers savory focus on fresh Tuscany Italian fare. It always brings family and friends together. We have the perfect location and ambiance to spend the morning or afternoon enjoying a relaxing and stress free Easter Brunch; combine that with great camaraderie, food and drink, and it is the Easter to remember.

We are excited to offer an expansive spring holiday menu that pleases everyone from Mom and Dad to the little ones who, under age 5, eat for FREE!

With outside seating, service excellence, and a lovely brunch, call for reservations today to get the time you need to enjoy the finest Easter Brunch in the Triangle with Mia Francesca Trattoria, your brunch and dinner specialist right here in North Raleigh.

Happy Easter everyone!

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Come join us for our Easter Brunch Buffet in Raleigh, NC. We will be offering farm fresh NC grown items on our Easter menu. 

$44.95 For Adults – $39.95 For Seniors 65 & Older – $18 for Children under Twelve 

– Free for Kids Under 5 –

10am to 4pm

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

Photo: Dreamstime,  328128

Phone: (919) 278-1525

 

A First Time Visit to Midtown Raleigh Means Great Times

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Calimari editedMia Francesca Trattoria insideIt is March! Spring is coming to the Triangle. Believe it or not the warmer weather will give us the opportunity to create new memories and catch up with family and friends we have not seen over the winter. With warm thoughts, we invite everyone who have never visited Midtown Raleigh to visit Mia Francesca in in North Hills for a leisurely lunch, dinner or weekend brunch.

The Capital City will soon be bustling with outdoor and warm weather activities. In North Hills, where Mia Francesca is located; there is a movie theater, various boutiques and shops, fitness centers, a Farmer’s Market and all come with plenty of parking.

Mia Francesca Trattoria, a Tuscany Italian restaurant, is right next to the luxurious Renaissance Hotel in the heart of the North Hills Mall complex. Our Northern Italian restaurant is a growing favorite among Triangle residents and is a big part of the family of Chicago based Italian eateries known for their hearty fresh farm to table cooking, large portions, and affordable prices. With a casually contemporary setting, and rustic environment, Mia Francesca offers good times and simple great food.

On a first visit, as the twin doors open wide into the restaurant lobby, our guests are greeted with warm smiles by our friendly and upbeat staff. Guests can choose their own seating, with our expansive outdoor area, the large dining room, upstairs on the second floor with an overhanging nook and a great view, or in our comfortable bar area. We offer plenty of choices for relaxation.

After settling in, it’s the perfect time to select a top shelf wine from Mia Francesca’s extensive European and American wine list with offerings from France, Italy and California. We also offer Monday through Friday drink specials as well. Our beer selection includes Italy’s own, Peroni Lager, among many other micro and macro brews.

Our personable and experienced award winning Iron Chef, Zach VanGaasbeek, and his culinary team prepare house made salads with asparagus, blue cheese and fresh tomatoes among other fresh ingredients. Our “from scratch” pizzas with fresh imported and domestic cheeses and herbs, are perfect for an informal gathering of people who want to leave satisfied.

Our eclectic, ever changing, all house made menu includes crowd favorites like our tasty Polo Arrosto alla Roamo (Mar-Jac Farm roasted chicken) and Spaghetti alla Bolognese, as well as the best Calamari fritti this side of San Francesco. Our fresh desserts offer the best of Italy with Tiramisu, our Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake, and Apple Crostata.

After experiencing Tuscany Italian cuisine at its finest, and enjoying the warm and friendly ambiance of Mia Francesca in North Hills, our first time guests always tell friends and family and share the news of the very best of Italy right here in the Triangle. It is an important reason to come back to North Raleigh again and again. And after just one visit, our guests know they have enjoyed Mia Francesca in Midtown Raleigh, the very best of dining experiences.

After a hard day’s work or over a busy weekend, when the Triangle wants the best value and the best food and drink, make it a Northern Italian experience. There is always a good time to enjoy a great meal. The upcoming spring means there is a lot to celebrate with the new season.

Celebrate spring at Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh!

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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

Photos: Mia Francesca Trattoria Raleigh

 

Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Buffet is a Holiday Feast

Monday, November 17th, 2014

dreamstime 34275484What could be better than eating Thanksgiving lunch or dinner prepared by expert professional chefs? Mia Francesca Trattoria of Midtown Raleigh in North Hills offers a bountiful kid-friendly Thanksgiving Day feast each year, and there is nothing in the Triangle like it for anyone of any age. We do all the holiday presentation, work and effort, so families and friends can enjoy spending time together. Our Thanksgiving Day Buffet Menu will please everyone, even the pickiest eater.

Everyone loves the Thanksgiving classics and we have as much of the traditional foods that anyone could enjoy! Everyone loves:

  • Delicious Traditional Stuffing with corn bread, brioche, bacon lardons, leeks, and poultry jus
  • Hearty Mashed Potatoes prepared to please the biggest crowd
  • Mashed Local Sweet Potatoes loaded with that homegrown North Carolina taste
  • Tasty Green Bean Casserole combined with wild mushrooms, cream sauce, and frazzled onions
  • Real Cranberry Sauce with fresh cranberries and citrus
  • Honey Baked Country Ham with maple, brown sugar, honey, and Dijon
  • Braised Turkey Leg slowly simmered with turkey jus and sage
  • Delicately Roasted Turkey Breast seasoned with lemon, rosemary, thyme, and garlic

Since we are an authentic Tuscan-Italian restaurant in the Triangle, we have added some Italian favorites to celebrate this American holiday:

  • Our Pasta con Mozzarella features our penne pasta with tomato basil sauce, parmesan, and fresh mozzarella
  • Our Pasta con Pollo includes grilled chicken, penne pasta, and pine nuts with a delectable basil cream sauce
  • Our Salmon con Porri features pan seared Atlantic salmon with leeks, wild mushrooms, and farm fresh chopped tomatoes

Kids of every age will love our unlimited salads, cheeses, jams, fresh fruit, mixed seasonal veggies, deviled eggs, collard greens, and warm rolls. Mia Francesca holiday desserts include pecan pie bars, pumpkin pie, apple pie, tiramisu, assorted cannolis, petit fours, and flourless chocolate cake.

Make Thanksgiving Day reservations for your family and friends and enjoy the rich holiday tradition of our unique eating and dining experience. We know we will see all of our Thanksgiving guests returning from last year’s buffet.

“Where do we eat Thanksgiving dinner this year Mom?” Our guess is Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills!

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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, 34275484

Five Reasons Why Families Love Thanksgiving Day Buffets in the Triangle

Monday, November 10th, 2014

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-thanksgiving-invitation-autumn-conceptual-illustration-creative-image36792295Thanksgiving Day is the only time of the year when we actually focus on all of our blessings. It is important to everyone in Raleigh and the surrounding towns to be focused on family togetherness and our many good fortunes. One of the best ways for Triangle friends and families to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday together is to let our Executive Chef Zack Van GaasBeek and his professional and experienced kitchen staff at Mia Francesca Trattoria, prepares our annual, bountiful and delicious Thanksgiving Day Buffet. While known around Raleigh for our phenomenal authentic Northern Italian cuisine, we also offer a huge variety of traditional favorites on this most special of American holidays.

According to the National Restaurant Association, 14 million people are expected to dine out this year on Thanksgiving. Join the crowd and make dining with us the new Thanksgiving tradition.

Executive Chef Zack offers five important reasons for enjoying the Mia Francesca Trattoria Thanksgiving Day Buffet:

  • We do all the work so families can enjoy warm conversations and an outstanding epicurean experience.
  • We eliminate any stress over menu planning and have our buffet ready when our guests show up.
  • No one will ever complain about our farm to table dining experience. Even the fussiest of holiday eaters will enjoy our palate-pleasing food.
  • We offer plenty of seating space for large groups of people; the kids always enjoy eating at the adult table.
  • Our attentive wait staff is available to assist everyone, whether guests are coming for lunch or dinner (open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) on Thanksgiving Day.

From our “made from scratch” salads, homemade dressings, imported cheeses, and fresh fruit to our fresh garden seasonal vegetables, green bean casserole and traditional stuffing, we have all of the traditional dishes. Fresh mashed potatoes, local sweet potatoes, honey-baked ham, braised turkey leg and roasted turkey breast, we have all the fixings that will make Grandma and Grandpa happy.   Our voluminous dessert selections include pecan pie bars, pumpkin pie, and apple pie as well as Italian tiramisu and assorted Cannolis!

Skipping the annual Thanksgiving stress and fuss with everyone in the house, can now be the new tradition of hopping in the car and heading to Thanksgiving headquarters, Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh’s North Hills. There is no need for anyone to experience anything but fun and good times on America’s favorite holiday. Plus, there is no cleaning up afterwards. Make new and exciting friend and family memories when dining at Mia Francesca Trattoria on Thanksgiving Day. We have something delicious for everyone in the Triangle. Set your GPS for Mia Francesca on Thanksgiving, 4100 Main at North Hills Street next to the beautiful Renaissance Hotel. Simply take 440 to exit 8B at Six Forks and the Beltline from anywhere in Wake County. We are only 20 minutes from everywhere and we want to give you, your friends and family a grand time.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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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, 44959192

 

 

 

Finding the Best Desserts in the Triangle is Simply Divine

Monday, October 6th, 2014

MFT Cannolis 10-14 1Did you know that October is National Dessert Month?  At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we serve a variety of Italian desserts all year long!  When enjoying our menu of delicious desserts, our guests adore their fresh homemade taste.  Located at North Hills in Midtown Raleigh, Mia Francesca, a Tuscany Italian restaurant is adjacent  to shopping and many things to do here in the Capital City.

The following are four of our incredibly delectable desserts:

  • Affogato is our Illy Espresso, drowned in vanilla gelato and arrives tableside with Amaretti Biscotti (almond-flavored twice-baked oblong crunchy biscuits).
  • Apple Crostata (an Italian baked tart) comes with local farm fresh Granny Smith apples in a flaky pastry crust, served with warm vanilla gelato, caramel, and vanilla crème anglaise.
  • Duo of Cannolis (from the singular “canolo”) features a pistachio ricotta filling, chocolate chips, and pistachio orange brittle with a peanut butter mousse filling candied peanuts and raspberry agrodolce (sweet and sour sauce).
  • Gelati (Italian ice cream) comes in the following flavors: white chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, pistachio, and Bacio (chocolate and hazelnut).

More of our divine desserts from our tasty kitchen:

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake comes with a cinnamon almond crust, pumpkin spiced latte filling, amaretto crème anglaise, caramel, praline streusel, and whipped cream.
  • Salted Caramel Budino (Italian word for pudding or custard) features chocolate cookie crumbles, vanilla Bavarian cream, salted caramel, candied peanuts, and whipped cream.
  • Sorbetti (frozen dessert) choices include raspberry, lemon, and mango.
  • Tiramisu (Italian for “pick me up”) lives up to its name! Enjoy espresso and kahlua soaked ladyfingers with lightly sweetened mascarpone cream and cocoa powder.
  • Torta Bacio (Italian tortilla) comes filled with chocolate-hazelnut mousse with cocoa nibs and chocolate crunch.

Our Dessert Platters feature assorted Chef Zack selections created for sharing with up to ten people.  Make dessert your 4th meal of the day and savor a sweet ending to the business grind. Mia Francesca captures every heart and taste bud with our unique cravings. It is what delicious legends are made of each and every day.

Finally, everyone loves our soothing Illy brand coffees that include: Cappuccino, Espresso, Caramel Macchiato, Mocha-cino, and Café Latte. Any time is a great time for coffee!  Join us today!

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Congratulations from all of us at Mia Francesca Trattoria go out to our Executive Chef Zack VanGaasBeek who won the People’s Choice Award at the 2nd Midtown Farmer’s Market Iron Chef Challenge Competition! Now he really is in a league of his own! 

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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: Mia Francesca Trattoria