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)

 

 

 

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

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:  Kittikun Atsawintarangkul, courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

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

Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Dessert Menu | Gluten Free Menu | Brunch menu | Weekly Restaurant Specials | Wine List

https://www.facebook.com/MiaFrancescaTrattoria

http://www.linkedin.com/company/2846903

https://plus.google.com/b/117450561469120903519/117450561469120903519/about

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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

https://www.facebook.com/MiaFrancescaTrattoria

http://www.linkedin.com/company/2846903

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http://pinterest.com/miafrancescanh/

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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

https://www.facebook.com/MiaFrancescaTrattoria

http://www.linkedin.com/company/2846903

https://plus.google.com/b/117450561469120903519/117450561469120903519/about

http://pinterest.com/miafrancescanh/

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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

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

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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

 

 

 

Spring is Here! Celebrate Special Occasions with Italian Cuisine in Midtown Raleigh!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

springThe beautiful months of May and June across the Triangle are filled with a wide variety of warm weather celebrations and special occasions; there are probably too many events out there to count. Spring offers the best chance to enjoy a wide variety of special occasions and family events both indoors and outdoors:

  • Mother’s Day
  • First Communion
  • Prom
  • Graduation
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvah
  • Baptism
  • Wedding
  • Reunion
  • Engagement Party
  • Birthday Party
  • Father’s Day

At Mia Francesca, we try our very best to be the local headquarters for all the fun family events across Raleigh. Bringing friends and family together and allowing us to prepare the food and set the ambiance are something we are famous for in Midtown Raleigh. Our relaxed atmosphere is perfect to cherish the precious moments that will always be remembered. In fact, Sunday is Mother’s Day and we are ready for all the Moms with our fantastic brunch. Our award winning kitchen creates every buffet and every meal with pure freshness, local ingredients, and the simplicity of a menu filled with house “made from scratch” goodness.

It’s the time of year to enjoy our special event menus in one of our private dining rooms:

  • Family Style Private Dining Room: Tavoli di Amici (Table of Friends) is an Italian tradition, with meals served family style around the table
  • Plated Private Dining Room: Featuring more formal menu options for private dining
  • Private Room Cocktail Receptions: Pairing appetizer selections with our wide selection of wines or a beverage package

Our distinctive menus for special events include fresh, homemade pasta and sauces made from scratch with local ingredients brought in daily from the Farmers Market and the coast. A family-style lunch favorite is the savory Gnocchi con Ricotta, homemade potato dumplings sautéed in a tomato basil sauce with spinach and fresh ricotta. For dinner, try our Pollo alla Romano, a roasted chicken breast with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon, olive oil and roasted potatoes.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located a short drive from everywhere in the Triangle in the North Hills complex. We are in the heart of an expansive open air shopping experience. Just off the 440 Beltline at exit 8 (Six Forks), we are surrounded by the Midtown experience.

Even more convenient is our online booking system for private room reservations. Reserve a private dining room for upcoming graduation celebrations, wedding rehearsals , receptions, and Mother’s Day parties.

Our private dining specialists are ready to discuss all the options and the big day is planned and we offer:

  • No rental fees for our Private Dining rooms.
  • Private Dining Space for up to 260 people.
  • Minimums only on Friday & Saturday Nights – $1,000

For al fresco dining, and who doesn’t like the outside, enjoy the fresh spring weather in our inviting open-air dining space.

Advanced arrangements are highly recommended. We also are taking reservations all week for Mother’s Day Brunch. Our locally famous Mother’s Day Brunch buffet leaves nothing to the imagination and it is only $39.95 for adults, $34 for seniors 65 and older, and $16 for children under twelve. Kids under five are invited to eat for free. All non-alcoholic beverages are included.

Buona Festa Della Mamma! Happy Mother’s Day! Complimenti (Congratulations) to our graduates and newlyweds! Come celebrate spring and all its happy occasions 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 Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

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!

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: Bruschetta, Mia Francesco Trattoria

 

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