Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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Looking for a Charming Valentine’s Day Dinner in Raleigh? We have a Beautiful Idea!

Monday, February 9th, 2015

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-heart-valentine-s-day-image22597695The second month of the New Year is always the month of love in the Triangle, and everyone is invited for a romantic dinner for two. Saturday February 14th is coming up fast and it will soon be Valentine’s Day! It is finally on a Saturday night, which makes it extra special. Remember the finest foods of love are always Italian!

Mia Francesca Trattoria, everyone’s Valentine’s Day headquarters, is the Tuscany Italian Trattoria located in North Hills in Midtown Raleigh. This is the time we offer our much-loved Valentine’s Day Menu for every sweetheart to enjoy! Our rustic dining experience makes for love at first bite every time. Guests truly adore our Executive Chef’s heartfelt devotion to our classic Northern Italian cuisine. This is the time of year to fall in love, or fall in love over and over again and our kitchen staff prepares the finest foods of love Italian Style and we do it with pure enjoyment. The experience makes the day at Mia Francesca.

Whether on a first date this love struck holiday, or an annual dinner out with that very special someone, know we tantalize the taste buds to heart’s desire. With the help of the epicurean delights of Northern Italy, Cupid is aiming his bow and arrow in the name of both relationship and love. In honor of Saint Valentine, we offer sexy courses for two and the most decadent of desserts anyone could imagine. After all, edible gifts of love create the best memories.

On February 14th, Mia Francesca offers four luscious courses, fine wines, and wonderful drinks for couple’s to choose from in celebration of love. Woo your darling with a lovely first course; Risotto ai Funghi, our Italian rice with wild mushrooms, herbs, garlic and mozzarella, or our Pizza Salcisse with sausage, tomatoes, and mozzarella.

While sharing smiles and fondness for fine food; enjoy Mia Francesca’s second course, Insalata alla Francesca (romaine, radicchio, endive, seasonal vegetables, balsamic, and blue cheese), or Insalata Caprese (tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and olive oil).

Cherish this time of mutual adoration for one another as couples savor one of Mia Francesca Trattoria’s third course selections:

  • Our Rigatoni alla Boscaiola presents rigatoni pasta sautéed with tomato veal sauce, wild mushrooms, garlic, and herbs.
  • Our Pollo alla Romano is our tender and juicy roasted chicken breast with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon, olive oil, and roasted potatoes.
  • Our Salmon ai Funghi is pan-roasted and cooked with wild mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and garlic.

Become even more smitten with love while tasting our fourth course “sweets for the sweets” finale. We offer two decadent Italian desserts, our endearing Tiramisu and our passionate Profiteroles. All anyone has to do is supply the intangibles tableside to create perfection: a big box of imported chocolates, a “love you forever”card with a handwritten love poem inside, or a bountiful bouquet of Italian red roses. They all will make the romantic experience even better! Celebrate Love Italian Style this Valentine’s Day at Mia Francesca Trattoria and make precious memories that will last a lifetime.

On Valentine’s Day, there is always magic in the air. An intimate dinner for two can lead to an enjoyable weekend, where work and friendships can turn into courtships and marriage proposals to wedding engagements.

Call us today and make your holiday extra special. Remember that fine food and wine bring warmth and happiness to every occasion; why not create the mood with a Valentine’s Day to remember. After all, the foods of Italy are the food of love! Join us this Saturday! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Or as we say in Italian, Buon San Valentino! Here is our full menu to fall in love with as we head to the big day!

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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, right now! The winner will be announced on March 2.

Stop in to win!

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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: Dreamstime, 22597695

 

Midtown Raleigh’s Favorite Stop for Those Who Like to Holiday Shop

Monday, December 8th, 2014

dreamstime 45346364For all of the Christmas shoppers who find appetizing deals across Raleigh and North Hills love a break from the lines and parking to enjoy a break to for their favorite appetizers and holiday drinks at Mia Francesca Trattoria. All of Santa’s helpers busy getting gifts for loved ones can relax and unwind at our authentic Tuscan Italian restaurant in the heart of Midtown Raleigh. Impromptu parties of two or more break out in celebration with our mouthwatering classic appetizers that everyone loves to sample before heading back out into our North Carolina winter weather.

At Mia Francesca, our general manager and staff offer a versatile wine list that includes favorites such as our red Italian wines like Amadeo Chianti and Portocamaro Barbera D’Alba, or white Italian wines like Dantello Pinot Grigio and Baroncini Pinot Grigio. These wonderful and special wines pair well with any of our tasty starters. We love to see our guests with a glass as they sit around sampling our warm and cold varieties.

During the December holidays, our guests will love our simple to elegant appetizers loaded with veggies:

  • Beets Arrosto are roasted beets with arugula, gorgonzola, truffle, sea salt, lemon, olive oil, and toasted walnuts
  • Mais Risotto consists of our Arborio rice, local corn, roasted bell peppers, lemon, garlic, and basil
  • Spinaci aglio e olio features sautéed baby spinach, garlic, olive oil, and lemon
  • Warm Calabrian Olives are an assortment of mixed olives seasoned with garlic, olive oil, calabrian chilies, and citrus

Before the New Year comes, our guests can savor our classic holiday appetizers filled with extraordinary flavor. They are crowd pleasers worthy of festive celebration:

  • Autunno Prosciutto features Prosciutto di Parma, fall fruit, marcona almonds, arugula, lemon, olive oil and saba
  • Carpaccio with thinly sliced sirloin, capers, tomatoes, mushrooms, lemon, olive oil, arugula, endive, radicchio, and Parmigiano
  • Lamb Meatballs stuffed with goat cheese, rosemary, marinara, and arugula
  • Zucca Bruschetta offers butternut squash, robiola cheese, caramelized onions, aged balsamic, and nostrano salami over garlic toast

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, everyone can shop here in Midtown and stop by Mia Francesca to taste our delicious crowd pleasing refreshments with their favorite friends and family members. Indeed, whether we have a White Christmas or not, it is the most wonderful time of year. We welcome holiday shoppers to sample Mia Francesca Trattoria’s superb Italian cuisine! Get your holiday party started with our classic appetizers and seasonal selections!

Happy Holidays everyone. Stop in and get your shopping off to a great start or an awesome close!

Remember to get your holiday gift cards for friends, family, coworkers and neighbors! Who doesn’t like Italian?

A Francesca’s Restaurants gift card is an excellent gift for any holiday season occasion. Our gift cards offer the convenience of a magnetic swipe card, similar to a debit card, and are redeemable at all of Francesca’s locations. Our gift cards never expire. (Francesca’s Restaurants is not responsible if gift cards are lost or stolen, and they are not redeemable for cash.)

Your order will be processed with a phone call and mailed out via US Post Office anywhere in the U.S.A. If you have any questions about your order, please call (773) 334-8368 or click here to send us an email.

Send one as a Christmas gift, or buy one for yourself today… Ho Ho Ho!

 

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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, 45346364

 

 

Mia Francesca Trattoria: It’s Christmas at North Hills

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

What do you like best about the holiday season here in the Triangle? The answer just has to be all the good times! We can picture Christmas Day, when family and friends gather around the tree enjoying those good times while opening holiday presents. Between now and that wonderful moment in time, come to Mia Francesca Trattoria, where we can give you a wonderful dining experience and you can relax and savor our delicious Italian cuisine. Connecting in Midtown Raleigh for lunch or dinner makes unforgettable Christmas memories as well.

Mia Francesca is located in the heart of Midtown Raleigh in North Hills  alongside some great shops and boutiques, all willing Holiday Parties Raleigh, NCto make your last minute shopping a fun and enjoyable experience. We even offer a special Christmas Eve menu, in addition to our regular menu, for celebrating in this joyous season.

Four special holiday menu selections include our unique Panetone Budino di Pane, an Eggnog-Panetone bread pudding with pecans, dried fruit, cinnamon, and a warm brandy sauce. Another Christmas Eve selection features our Ricotta Gnudi con Tartufo, an abundance of spinach and ricotta dumplings, truffle brown butter sauce, sliced black truffles, and shaved Parmigiano. The other two once- a- year Christmas selections are Gamberi con Romesco which includes grilled prosciutto prawns, wild arugula, oven dried tomatoes, fresh bell peppers, Marcona almonds, lemon and basil oil; and our Branzino con Pastinaca, which is pan-seared sea bass, parsnip puree, baby carrots, asparagus, salsa verde, espelette, and parsnip “hay”.

The close conversations, hearty laughter, delicious food, and Christmas fun at Mia Francesca all make this holiday season the best time of the year.  Our General Manager Justin Harkey and our entire expert staff wish you Season’s Greetings as you celebrate this holiday season. Remember that we offer Mia Francesca gift cards for those you love.   Santa agrees they would make a perfect stocking stuffer!

It is indeed Christmas at North Hills. Bring the kids and their wish lists to the Bruegger’s Café this weekend, Saturday the 21st and the 22nd , from 12- 3 p.m. and get a complimentary photo with Santa Claus. 

Finally, remember that Mia Francesca gift cards  are available for those hard to please friends. They will enjoy the opportunity to visit any time of year!

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Join our Facebook Christmas Eve Dining Event! Please make Mia Francesca in North Hills your Christmas Eve gathering place for both food and drink.

Click here for our Christmas Eve Menu  

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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For Christmas Eve Dinner Mia Francesca Trattoria is Your New Tradition!

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Christmas Eve holds a special place in everyone’s heart. We all remember gathering with family and enjoying the true warmth of theChristmas Eve Dinner Raleigh season. It was tradition. We planned to be there with friends and family every year. We wouldn’t miss it. It was an event.

Although many of us are now in the Triangle, and home is often hundreds of miles away, the memories of those special days are still as bright as the Christmas star.

Now is that time to start that new holiday tradition with the holiday dining experience of Mia Francesca Trattoria. Our restaurant will be open Christmas Eve from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. we want you to visit and enjoy excellence, ambiance, fine food and drink with your family and friends and make new holiday memories to treasure forever. Our delicious authentic Tuscany Italian style cuisine at Mia Francesca is perfect for couples, families and groups to gather and be served culinary delights from wonderful and attentive wait staff.

Restaurant Open Christmas Eve Dinner

In the perfect holiday season location of North Hills in Midtown Raleigh, the Christmas decorations and holiday lighting across the shopping campus bring a unique and spectacular glow to the entire area as you drive through the main mall to our restaurant. The large variety of boutiques and shops will be lit up in full visual display for all to see.

Mia Francesca’s offers a one night only special Christmas Eve dinner menu in addition to our already fabulous authentic Italian menu.

Chef Zach and his team of culinary experts have once again put together a great selection of four new Christmas Eve Specials: Our Gamberi con Romesco features scrumptious grilled prosciutto wrapped prawns (shrimp), wild arugula, fresh oven dried tomatoes, fresh bell peppers; accented with marcona almonds, lemon, and basil oil.  Our Branzino con Pastinaca highlights our fresh Pan Seared Sea Bass with a parsnip puree, fresh baby carrots, fresh asparagus, salsa verde, espelette, and parsnip “hay”. 

While you are dining at Mia Francesca’s on Christmas Eve, imagine Santa Claus traveling around the whole world on this night delivering presents to every good little girl and boy.

Rumors have it that Santa loves our Panetone Budino di Pane, which contains heavenly Eggnog-Panetone bread pudding, pecans, dried fruit, cinnamon, and a warm brandy sauce.  Mrs. Claus allows him to have our desserts just once a year because he needs to fit down all those chimneys!

Of course, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, with his nose so bright, is guiding Santa’s sleigh with all the other reindeer this Christmas Eve night!  It truly is the time for “Ho, ho, ho!”

This is the night that only happens once a year and it is one to enjoy! Dine with us at Mia Francesca this magical Christmas Eve!

**Join our Facebook Christmas Eve Dining Event! Please make Mia Francesca in North Hills your Christmas Eve gathering place for both food and drink.

Click here for our Christmas Eve Menu  

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
Phone: (919) 278-1525
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