Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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The Vibrant Farmers’ Market and Great Italian Food Go Well Together

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Market Pizza midtownfarmersmarketAt Mia Francesca Trattoria, we take pride in using only the freshest of ingredients from local farms for every single one of our Italian culinary presentations. It is with this spirit of community is mind that we encourage you to visit the thriving Midtown Farmers’ Market right here at North Hills every single weekend. This lively neighborhood market is open from now until November 1 (8 am to noon) at the Commons at North Hills. And we would love a visit to our authentic Northern Italian restaurant to enjoy the farm to table fresh food while visiting the market.

It is important to note that the market is open only to growers; the vendors at the Midtown Farmers’ Market must sell products and produce that they themselves have produced. This means that the vendors have great knowledge of what they have grown.

Our farm rich menu at Mia Francesca’s includes:

  • Asparagi Insalata—one of our superb Italian salads with asparagus, blue cheese, and tomato
  • Vegetable Panino—comes with grilled squash, fresh Portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, wild arugula, lemon ricotta, and ciabatta
  • Spinaci aglio e olio—fresh sautéed baby spinach, garlic, olive oil, and lemon
  • Spring Pizza—with fresh garlic, peas, asparagus, local pea shoots, mozzarella, and espellette

The Farmer’s Market provides our local and regional community with a wide array of interesting product:

  • With plentiful access to healthful food options including fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, handmade canned goods free of preservatives
  • An opportunity to buy local, family-farmed foods from almost fifty vendors selling farm-fresh produce, meats, seafood, cheese, baked goods, and other specialty foods and crafts
  • Natural farm fresh foods grown to sustain our land and our health
  • Educational opportunities to learn about sustainable farming methods, the importance of family farmland and growing practices

It is not unusual to see Chef Zack and other kitchen staff walking through the market looking for lunch and dinner ingredients. Come visit Mia Francesca and be assured the freshest is always at your service.

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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: Midtown Farmer’s Market

 

 

 

 

 

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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