Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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The Best Gluten-Free Experience in the Triangle

Monday, January 19th, 2015

gluten free check dt 33081887Mia Francesca Trattoria, known for our delicious authentic Italian cuisine, attracts guests from across North Carolina and the Triangle who are looking for an incredible dining experience in Midtown Raleigh. We also have a growing array of visitors who love our great-tasting and our ever growing gluten-free menu choices. This important menu appeals to all of those individuals with certain dietary restrictions and for those choosing gluten-free as a lifestyle. Both can enjoy all the flavor and all the taste!

Start your dining experience off with some delightful gluten-free appetizers. Our captivating Carpaccio features thinly sliced sirloin with capers, tomatoes, lemon, olive oil, arugula, endive, radicchio, and Parmigiano. Another gluten-free appetizer is our Prosciutto con Rucola that includes Prosciutto di Parma, smoked mozzarella, marcona almonds, arugula, lemon, olive oil, and saba.

Triangle guests love all of our gluten-free salads including our Caprese (vine ripe tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and olive oil) as well as our Dinner Insalata (hearts of romaine, carrots, cucumbers, tomato, and lemon balsamic).

In the mood for authentic fresh Italian pasta that is unbelievable? Our gluten-free pasta entrees include palate-pleasing Penne Del Mare (sea scallops, gulf shrimp, mussels, calamari, spicy marinara, and olive oil over linguini pasta) and our perfect Penne alla Bolognese that features savory meatballs (a combination of beef, veal, and pork), along with fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Other Mia Francesca gluten-free meal options include our popular Pollo Piccata, pan-seared farm fresh chicken breasts, garlic, white wine, capers, and lemon with sautéed baby spinach. Try our popular and savory Salmon Asparagi con Granchi that features fresh grilled salmon, Blue Crab, wild mushrooms, asparagus, and sun dried tomatoes with white wine, garlic, lemon, and balsamic.

Complete your gluten-free Italian dining experience at Mia Francesca Trattoria with one of our two gluten-free desserts. Our Crème Alla Vaniglia is our vanilla crème brulee served with fresh seasonal berries. Our Frutta in Vaso offers seasonal fruit topped with whipped cream and yummy raspberry sauce. Whether you dine gluten-free or not, our professional chefs prepare the best lunches, the most divine dinners, and the most decadent desserts ever!

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Important Announcement for all North Hills Mia Francesca Diners:

Mia Francesca Trattoria, in association with the Francesca Restaurant Group, announces its “Take Me to Tuscany Getaway”. Stop into Mia Francesca in North Hills to register. No purchase is necessary. Enter NOW through February 28th. Please check out these details. Triple your chance to win during Valentine’s Day week! The winner will be announced on March 2.

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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

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Let’s Celebrate California Wine Month in the Triangle

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

PrintWith the relaxing Labor Day weekend behind all of us, it is time to shift gears and find something new to celebrate that will be longer than just three days. We at Mia Francesca have great news for wine lovers in the Triangle. September is the tenth anniversary of California Wine Month. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we are proud of our fabulous U.S.A. home grown wine list, which includes a superb selection of wines from the Golden State of California.

With more than 100 varieties of grapes home grown in California, there are almost 4000 local wineries located as far north as the Oregon border and as far south as San Diego covering more than 700 miles of vineyard country. It is interesting to note that if California was its own country, it would be the fourth largest wine producer in the world.

California grapes have been produced for almost 250 years, combining art, tradition, innovation and wonderful flavor. These sun-soaked vineyards account for nearly ninety percent of the American wine production. California’s sustainable wine growing and wine making practices preserve the lands for future generations and contribute to the highest wine quality available. Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills Midtown Raleigh, offers California wines from Sonoma, the Central Coast, Napa Valley and Santa Barbara.

Here are four wines that we proudly serve from the famous Napa Valley of California’s North Coast:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon Vellum 2009: with tastes of currant, blueberry, pepper, and oak, medium body, nice lingering finish
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Newton 2009: red and black cherry and currant on the nose and palate; good minerality, acidity; medium body, intensity
  • Stags’ Leap Petite Sirah 2009:  fruit, floral and spicy characteristics, backed by refined tannins and balancing acidity, bold yet restrained, velvety
  • Pine Ridge Chenin Viognier 2012: crisp, light, fruity, nice texture, medium palate, clean finish

These full-bodied wines pair very well with our wonderful Bruschetta alla Romana: fresh garlic toast and marinated tomatoes with rich mozzarella and olive oil. Enjoy them with our Heirloom Tomato-Pesto Pizza as well. For a true Tuscany Italian experience, no wine goes better with our locally famous and ever popular Spaghetti and Meatballs experience. Finally, our Filetto con Spugnola is one of our center stage entrées and can be paired very nicely with California Carbernet: this dish features deliciously grilled beef tenderloin, morel mushrooms, spring onions, potatoes, and grilled asparagus with herb butter.

Whether you are in the mood for the finest of wines or one our expertly made libations, every guest will certainly enjoy gourmet and authentic Italian cuisine. Make your reservations for a dining experience to remember fondly with every visit.

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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: http://www.discovercaliforniawines.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/CaliforniaWineMonthLogo2014_1500x1416.jpg

 

The Best Wine and Dine Experience in Raleigh

Monday, August 11th, 2014

MFT wine bottles MFT Wikipedia Vineyards Chianti RegionDid you know that Italy is the top five for the most popular international tourist destinations in the world? That is no surprise to Mia Francesca Trattoria, the North Hills restaurant that features the best Tuscany-Italian cuisine in the Triangle. We are located next to the landmark Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel in Midtown Raleigh. Our culinary focus is a fresh farm and sea to table daily menu that is so authentic that many of our guests are convinced they are dining in foothills of Northern Italy.

In the home country of Italy, Tuscany is one of the most popular regions for tourists, locals, fine wines and delicious food. Tuscany is a large region in the Northwest that features a varied landscape from the beautiful foothills and mountains to the tranquil seaside. It’s travel attractions include historic cities like Florence where the arts, great wines, and spectacular local foods are the cornerstone of what the area is all about, from the medieval hill towns to the beautiful countryside.

The Chianti Classico wine region in Tuscany, a popular Italian vacation destination, lies between the larger cities of Florence and Siena. The Chianti region has picturesque villages, wineries, and gorgeous landscapes.

Mia Francesca Trattoria offers three delightful and unforgettable Chianti red wine selections from our wine list:

  • Castello Sinnino Chianti Riserva
  • Ruffino Chianti Reserva Tan Label (2010)
  • Amadeo Chianti (2010)

Montepulciano is a beautiful walled city in Tuscany, built on a sloping and narrow limestone ridge. Montepulciano has one of the most impressive main squares in Tuscany and has many beautiful Renaissance buildings. The wines produced here are phenomenal. Wine lovers here in Raleigh can enjoy our superb Tenuta del Priore Campotino Montepulciano (2010).

After choosing a fine wine tableside, please select one of our delectable appetizers. For lunch or dinner, we offer the tastiest authentic Italian pizza and most heavenly authentic Italian pasta. Complete your epicurean experience with one of our divine desserts including our Dessert Platter; it is filled with Executive Chef Zach’s selection of the day’s temptations to share with up to ten people. No matter how you slice it, we love pleasing our guests with true Italian fanfare.

As the lazy hazy days of summer slowly draw to a close, enjoy our outdoor eating area and spend some time with us contemplating the day and the season. Treat yourself to the best. Treat yourself to 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

 

 

Triangle Restaurant Week at Mia Francesca Trattoria

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

TRW 1-22-13 picEven in the middle of winter here in the Triangle, great food is heating up at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Did you know that Mia Francesca is one of the participating restaurants during the exciting Triangle Restaurant Week (TRW)? We are right in the middle of this wonderful week- long celebration of culinary excellence and epicurean delight. With the weekend fast approaching, it is the perfect time to stop by and enjoy a delicious Northern Italian experience. The final day is Saturday January 25th.

During TRW, local participating eateries (like Mia Francesca) offer special three-course menu options and fixed pricing.  This is a great opportunity for everyone to indulge in the area’s finest cuisine!

During this special week, Mia Francesca Trattoria offers superb authentic Northern Italian cuisine that tastes so good you will insist you are vacationing in Italy.  Our 3-course lunch is only $15 and our 3-course dinner is only $30. Foodies around the Triangle and Wake County will simply be amazed at the ample and savory portions and the wonderful ambiance and service.

We are featuring four appetizing

Triangle Restaurant Week lunch entrees:

*First Course*

Insalata di Caesar
Classic Caesar salad with croutons and parmesan

Insalata della Casa

Mixed greens, red onion, cherry tomatoes, shaved parmesan, herbed red wine vinaigrette

Bruschette alla Romano

Garlic toast with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil

*Second Course*

Risotto al Pomodoro
Italian rice with roasted plum tomatoes, arugula & fontina cheese

Spaghetti Bolognese

Beef, Veal, Pork, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, & Parmigiano Reggiano

Panino alla Parmigiano

Breaded chicken breast topped with a tomato basil sauce, mozzarella & served on ciabatta

Gamberi Insalata

Pan Seared shrimp, mixed greens, chopped tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, lemon

*Third Course*

Tiramisu

Lady fingers soaked in espresso and rum with mascarpone cheese and cocoa

 

For Triangle Restaurant Week dinner menu,

we have four scrumptious entrees to tempt you:

*First Course*
Insalata di Cesare 
Classic Caesar salad with croutons and parmesan

Bruschette alla Romano 
Garlic toast with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil

Caprese

Vine ripe tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil

Lentils & Spinaci

Warm lentils, baby spinach, and goat cheese

*Second Course*

Veal Cappellacci

Braised Veal and Prosciutto filled pasta, savoy cabbage, chopped tomatoes, pancetta, and fontina cream sauce

Pollo alla Romano 
Roasted chicken breast with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon, olive oil and roasted potatoes

Duck Risotto

Braised Duck, butternut squash, Arborio rice, sage, fontina, Swiss chard

Penne Pastore

Fennel Sausage, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, tomato basil sauce, penne, olive oil

*Third Course*

Tiramisu
House made with Lady fingers soaked in espresso and rum with mascarpone cheese and cocoa

White Chocolate Cheesecake

White chocolate shavings, raspberry agrodolce, crushed pistachios

Stop in and enjoy the finest fare, right here in North Hills, at Mia Francesca Trattoria! This is the week to do it!

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When you put together North Carolina farm-fresh produce and our classically trained expert chefs, dining at Mia Francesca Trattoria is the best authentic Italian experience and tastiest cuisine you will ever enjoy. 

Raise a glass to toast to the excellent deals (and delicious meals) you will receive when you make your reservations at Mia Francesca Trattoria this Triangle Restaurant Week. Make this a dining experience you will always remember!

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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