Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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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

 

 

Five Reasons Why Families Love Thanksgiving Day Buffets in the Triangle

Monday, November 10th, 2014

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-thanksgiving-invitation-autumn-conceptual-illustration-creative-image36792295Thanksgiving Day is the only time of the year when we actually focus on all of our blessings. It is important to everyone in Raleigh and the surrounding towns to be focused on family togetherness and our many good fortunes. One of the best ways for Triangle friends and families to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday together is to let our Executive Chef Zack Van GaasBeek and his professional and experienced kitchen staff at Mia Francesca Trattoria, prepares our annual, bountiful and delicious Thanksgiving Day Buffet. While known around Raleigh for our phenomenal authentic Northern Italian cuisine, we also offer a huge variety of traditional favorites on this most special of American holidays.

According to the National Restaurant Association, 14 million people are expected to dine out this year on Thanksgiving. Join the crowd and make dining with us the new Thanksgiving tradition.

Executive Chef Zack offers five important reasons for enjoying the Mia Francesca Trattoria Thanksgiving Day Buffet:

  • We do all the work so families can enjoy warm conversations and an outstanding epicurean experience.
  • We eliminate any stress over menu planning and have our buffet ready when our guests show up.
  • No one will ever complain about our farm to table dining experience. Even the fussiest of holiday eaters will enjoy our palate-pleasing food.
  • We offer plenty of seating space for large groups of people; the kids always enjoy eating at the adult table.
  • Our attentive wait staff is available to assist everyone, whether guests are coming for lunch or dinner (open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) on Thanksgiving Day.

From our “made from scratch” salads, homemade dressings, imported cheeses, and fresh fruit to our fresh garden seasonal vegetables, green bean casserole and traditional stuffing, we have all of the traditional dishes. Fresh mashed potatoes, local sweet potatoes, honey-baked ham, braised turkey leg and roasted turkey breast, we have all the fixings that will make Grandma and Grandpa happy.   Our voluminous dessert selections include pecan pie bars, pumpkin pie, and apple pie as well as Italian tiramisu and assorted Cannolis!

Skipping the annual Thanksgiving stress and fuss with everyone in the house, can now be the new tradition of hopping in the car and heading to Thanksgiving headquarters, Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh’s North Hills. There is no need for anyone to experience anything but fun and good times on America’s favorite holiday. Plus, there is no cleaning up afterwards. Make new and exciting friend and family memories when dining at Mia Francesca Trattoria on Thanksgiving Day. We have something delicious for everyone in the Triangle. Set your GPS for Mia Francesca on Thanksgiving, 4100 Main at North Hills Street next to the beautiful Renaissance Hotel. Simply take 440 to exit 8B at Six Forks and the Beltline from anywhere in Wake County. We are only 20 minutes from everywhere and we want to give you, your friends and family a grand time.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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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, 44959192

 

 

 

No Need to be 100% Irish to Love Mia Francesca in Midtown Raleigh

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Capture corned beefEvery one of us loves having a little “luck of the Irish” following us around, especially when March 17 is right around the corner. As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day across Raleigh and the Triangle, Mia Francesca’s Executive Chef Zach VanGaasbeek shows us in a “from Francesca’s Table”  video how to make the most traditional of St. Paddy’s meals, Corned Beef and Cabbage.  While Mia Francesca Trattoria has a fine reputation for classic Tuscan Italian cuisine, we know there is no need to be 100% Irish to celebrate and enjoy a fine holiday-themed dinner.

Chef Zach rewrites the old-style recipe of deliciously tender corned beef combining a flavorful Irish lager like Harp or Murphy with water, fresh vegetables, peppercorn, spices, potatoes and garden-fresh cabbage for a completely traditional spin on the most popular of Irish meals. The recipe is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face this upcoming holiday. Chef Zach suggests, for full enjoyment, pairing this definitive meal with an Irish IPA. We suggest a bottle of O’Hara’s or Porterhouse to complete the experience. As we have proven with this fabulous spin on the Irish classic, Mia Francesca Trattoria has a fine reputation for classic Tuscan Italian cuisine, yet we have a little leprechaun in us as well.

Be sure to wear green across the Triangle on Monday to celebrate the honor of Saint Patrick, and of course carry one of those famous and very lucky four-leaf shamrocks. As an Italian restaurant, we agree with the Irish that authentic European cuisine simply tastes the best! Stop by and enjoy a “pint” or two at our comfortable bar before settling in for dinner.

Finally, we recognize the importance of honoring St. Patrick, the most famous saint of Ireland, and celebrating the Irish and Irish-American heritage every March 17. The old Irish Blessing, “May your home always be too small to hold all of your friends” rings true as we head to one of the Triangle’s most popular holidays, so make your reservations early since our restaurant simply cannot accommodate that many happy and fun-loving Irish all at once.

Our Monday Wine Special (50% off all wines) from 11:30 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. on St. Patty’s Day will make everyone at the table green with envy.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone!

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Stop by Monday March 17th and enjoy the good times!

Make your reservations early for our popular Easter Brunch and Lunch Menu from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 20th, 2014.

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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