Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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The Reviews are in from the Raleigh Trip Advisor

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Mia Francesca profiterolesMia Francesca asparagusMia Francesca Trattoria, located at North Hills in Midtown Raleigh, would like to highlight a recent Trip Advisor review from Senior Reviewer Dave K from Raleigh. Dave titled his review, Fresh and high quality ingredients with excellent preparation.” As a participating restaurant in the Got to Be NC agriculture program, Mia Francesca offers the freshest of ingredients. We indeed are a farm fresh to table restaurant that everyone loves and enjoys.

“For starters, don’t overlook the salads. The lentils with goat cheese and the fresh asparagus are excellent.” Dave loves the Lentils and Spinaci, which feature warm lentils with spinach and goat cheese, as well as our Asparagi Insalata with fresh asparagus, blue cheese, and tomato. “For appetizers, the calamari is a very nice portion with tasty sauces.” Dave enjoys our very popular Calamari Fritti, which is lightly fried in a spicy marinara sauce.

“For pasta… the Spaghetti Bolognese might be standard fare for many, however, Mia Francesca kicks it up with pulled pork. It is very smooth and tasty: a winner every time.” Dave knows our North Carolina inspired Spaghetti alla Bolognese is loaded with beef, veal, pork, fresh herbs, and tomato basil sauce topped with Parmigiano Reggiano.

“If you have any room left, the profiteroles are outstanding with pistachio gelato. You won’t find this in many places in Raleigh.” Our Profiteroles are delicate cream puffs toasted and filled with pistachio gelato and topped with a divinely homemade chocolate sauce. This is one of just many decadent choices from our Dessert (Dolci) menu.

“For beverages, if you are a wine drinker, try the…Pinot Grigio.” By the glass, two excellent Pinot Grigio options are Le Macine and Ca’ Stella Veneto. By the bottle, two very popular Pinot Grigio choices this time of year are Dantello and Baroncini Veneto.

Thank you, Dave K, for letting us share your review and recommendation with our blog post audience. It is the holiday season and we bring North Carolina and Tuscany Region in Central Italy together for you each and every day!

Remember it is the holiday season and Mia Francesca Trattoria can host your office party, dinner party or holiday get together. Call us today and make your reservation.

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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

Raleigh Restaurant Review: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g49463-d2385694-r236113670-Mia_Francesca_Trattoria-Raleigh_North_Carolina.html#REVIEWS

Mother’s Day Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Mom DT 30267086Did you know the year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day as an official day of recognition? President Woodrow Wilson signed a holiday measure naming the second Sunday of May a day for “public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country” in 1914.

Moms and America have a great history! Our best memories often contain the thoughts of the wonderful lady who gave birth to us, comforted us when we were sick or sad, and gave us advice as we grew. Mother’s Day is a special time of honor.

It is with this very popular holiday in mind that Mia Francesca Trattoria celebrates this very special event with a marvelous Mother’s Day Brunch.

Bring Mom and the rest of your family to dine with us for a brunch everyone will enjoy and remember. We are located in the North Hills shopping area of Midtown Raleigh. Your family will appreciate our delicious authentic Northern Italian cuisine. And we offer farm to table freshness with every aspect of the meal prepared by our classically trained culinary chefs. Come enjoy unique one-of-a-kind offerings in our friendly and rustic atmosphere.

In Italy, just like in the Triangle, Mom is the heart of everything. Much of life centers around the family dining together. The deepest ties of love and friendship are developed and strengthened while enjoying conversation, laughter and togetherness. Grow closer together celebrating Mother’s Day at Mia Francesca Trattoria. You will love the experience.

Our Mother’s Day Brunch includes these four wonderfully delicious entrées. Our Salmon comes with wild mushrooms, local green garlic, chopped tomatoes, and balsamic. Our savory Chicken Piccata features pan-seared chicken breasts, capers, lemon juice, garlic, and white wine sauce. Our succulent Roasted Pork Loin Pancetta comes with Spanish onions, thyme, garlic, and pork jus. And our tender Prime Rib comes sliced to order with horseradish cream and natural jus.

Make every day a holiday with us. No matter the occasion, we have several private dining areas available for celebrations and events that include:

  • Wedding rehearsal dinners
  • Family reunions
  • Birthday parties
  • Anniversary celebrations
  • Retirement send-offs
  • Bat Mitzvahs
  • Bar Mitzvahs
  • Baptisms
  • First Communions
  • Confirmations
  • Networking events
  • Quarterly Meetings

Our outdoor patio is delightful to use during this time of year. Mom and the whole family will love you when you suggest everyone dine at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

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Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: dreamstime, 30267086

 

6 Penne Pasta Dishes that are Perfetto!

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Penne“Perfetto” means perfection in Italian, and nothing is truer for our patrons after they visit Mia Francesca Trattoria. Our authentic Tuscany Italian pasta gets always gets rave reviews from all of our guests. No fine Italian restaurant is ever complete without having an extensive pasta menu. And we offer many different kinds of delicious authentic Italian pasta, including the delicious penne dishes we serve here in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh.

Penne, given its practical design, is versatile pasta with a center and ridges that allow it to hold sauce;   Mia Francesca has several “perfetto” pasta dishes made with this wonderfully shaped penne pasta.

Here are six dishes from our gluten-free menu and all are tender and scrumptious!

  • Penne e Capesante: sea scallops, roasted baby artichokes, asparagus, white wine, spicy marinara on penne pasta
  • Penne alla Bolognese: beef, veal, pork, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano over penne pasta
  • Penne Aglio Olio: penne pasta sautéed with extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, diced tomatoes, and sautéed spinach
  • Penne al Pomodoro: penne pasta sautéed in a spicy cherry tomato sauce with garlic, olive oil, and fresh herbs
  • Penne alle Verdure: penne pasta sautéed with wild mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, broccoli, escarole, garlic, olive oil, and pine nuts
  • Penne Amatriciana: Guanciale, Spanish onions, tomato basil sauce, olive oil, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano on penne pasta

Mia Francesca Trattoria simply has the best pasta in Raleigh!  We always serve it with the freshest farm to table ingredients.  All of our produce comes from fresh local farmer’s markets.  We are proud to continue to be an integral part of the got to be NC Agriculture program.  This program supports our community and our local Raleigh economy, and guarantees that we serve the best quality produce each and every day. Taste for yourself how wonderful our pasta dishes and our other authentic dishes are on our expansive Northern Italian menu! Remember we are just 20 minutes from anywhere in the Triangle; located just off the Raleigh Beltline (Exit 8A Six Forks Road). North Hills, the outdoor shopping area is the place to go for shopping, movie watching, pampering, and more!

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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, 36347775

 

Raleigh’s Best Pizza is Fresh and Local!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Pizza MiaDid you know that most people in the Triangle eat at least one piece of pizza a month, easily making pizza the number one choice for fresh comfort food here in Raleigh and across Central Carolina. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, our classically trained chefs know how to make the best authentic Italian pizzas.  Stop in and visit us in Midtown Raleigh at North Hills, alongside great shopping and multitude of things to do. Our celebrated pizza, made with the freshest of ingredients, pleases even the choosiest of eaters!

All of our guests agree that Mia Francesca makes the best pizza in Raleigh! What everyone loves is the unique variety of our right out of the oven specialties. Our traditional Gorgonzola Dolce Pizza comes to your table with sweet combination of Italian veined blue cheeses from Gorgonzola, garlic, radicchio, rich mozzarella, and fresh cracked black pepper.

Our crispy and aromatic Napoletana Pizza comes with wonderful blend of arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, provolone, and shaved parmesan cheese. Our aptly named Spring Pizza comes with garlic, peas, asparagus, local pea shoots, mozzarella, and espellete. Our Salsiccia Pizza features fennel sausage, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and mozzarella.

Our focus is always on freshest farm to table ingredients, and our skilled staff will assist in the creation of any type of pizza of choice with any or all of the following toppings:

  • Zesty Sausage
  • Full-flavored Olives
  • Fresh Mushrooms
  • Nutritious Spinach
  • Seasoned Meatballs
  • Savory Onions
  • Tender Broccoli
  • Tempting Anchovies
  • Mild Goat cheese
  • Rich Mozzarella
  • Robust Swiss
  • Flavorful Fontina
  • Roasted Peppers
  • Healthy Eggplant
  • Perfect Prosciutto

With three billion pizzas sold annually here in the United States, we understand that everyone in and around Raleigh loves pizza every bit as much as anyone across the country. Over the years, we have mastered the art of creating pizzas that please our guests. The next time you are in the mood for some great local pizza,, think of authentic Italian at Mia Francesca Trattoria.

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It is Holy Week here in North Carolina and it is a wonderful time for friends and family to be together. Remember our Buffet on Easter Sunday! It is meant for everyone, and makes this Easter Sunday the holiday to remember.

It is also the perfect time of year for lamb and no one makes it any better than our own Chef Zack. Enjoy the video as he shares how to make a wonderful Garlic and Rosemary Encrusted Lamb Rack with Mint Gremolade that is both succulent and flavorful; mated to a wonderful Napa Valley Cabernet, it is a special dinner perfect for any occasion.

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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

 

 

 

Mia Francesca Trattoria: Raleigh’s North Hills Landmark

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

urban cdnEveryone in the Triangle has to experience the freshest and most flavorful Northern Italian cuisine any restaurant can offer. Mia Francesca Trattoria, a North Hills landmark, is in the middle of shopping, movie screens, and fitness gyms; easy to find, adjacent to the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills, we are the largest restaurant in the area. Living and visiting in Raleigh’s Midtown has never tasted so good.

Enjoy the culinary delights of our truly authentic Tuscany Italian, and appreciate our award winning kitchen staff and attentive professional service. Our expert chefs serve only local ingredients with our famous farm to table quality that is offered seven days a week. Our menus change with the seasons and holidays to enrich your experience and our commitment to superb private dining never wavers.  If you want to discuss our private dining options, call to schedule a free consultation with our Events Manager.

We offer private dining for an array of important events:

  • Anniversary dinner celebrations
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
  • Birthday parties
  • Business meetings
  • Class reunions
  • Family gatherings
  • Private parties
  • Special events
  • Weddings and rehearsal dinners

Mia Francesca, known for its outstanding hospitality, attention to every detail, and happy guests makes sure every experience is a memorable one. We cater to off-site private parties, within the Raleigh area, coming right to your office or event location.  Whether you experience the rustic flare of our restaurant or let us come to your location, you will always taste the best and freshest Italian meal.

General Manager Justin Harkey and the management team oversee every table and every seat. When you taste our delicious appetizers and our authentic pizza or pasta, you will delight your palate.  We also offer a high quality selection of fine wines as well as several divine desserts and Illy brand Italian coffee. Our dedication to excellence in cooking fresh authentic Italian cuisine means your savory meal will always be “to dine for”!

The best moments become memories at Mia Francesca Trattoria.

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Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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