Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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Midtown Raleigh’s Delicious Northern Italian Cuisine is “To Simply Dine For”

Monday, January 5th, 2015

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photography-assortment-fresh-vegetables-image18358907Our management and staff believe that Mia Francesca Trattoria is arguably the best Tuscan-Italian restaurant in the Triangle. It is easy to get to from anywhere; just take the North Hills exit (8 B) off the 440 Beltline at Six Forks. We are located inside the vast entertainment complex along with luxury boutiques, large department stores, and movie theater screens. In fact, the famous Midtown landmark, the Marriott Renaissance, is right next store. There is so much to explore here in Midtown, and centrally located, Mia Francesca is convenient for anyone to come here and enjoy our ever changing menu.

Not only are we near the best places that the Capital City offers, we enjoy meeting everyone who dines with us. Our guests always receive a warm and friendly greeting as they begin the dining experience and enjoy our top-notch customer service.

Mia Francesca offers all of this in a rustic atmosphere within a spacious and comfortable dining area:

  • Our gracious host /hostess always seats guests with a smile
  • Our knowledgeable wait staff is attentive to the needs of every diner
  • Our professional culinary-trained chefs prepare each tasty item with farm to table finesse

Mia Francesca is known for its ample and varied array of unique appetizers. We recommend that our guests begin with one in mind. For example, Our Winter Risotto is Arborio Rice, local winter squash, Swiss chard, lemon, garlic, and basil. Our Prosciutto con Rucola features fresh Prosciutto di Parma, smoked mozzarella, marcona almonds, arugula, lemon, olive oil, and Saba.

After a wonderful appetizer, try one of our delicious dinner meals. Consider our Salmon Aspragi con Granchi which comes with fresh grilled salmon, blue crab, wild mushrooms, asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, white wine, garlic, lemon, and balsamic. And our Costoletta di Maiale features an ample cider glazed pork chop, sweet potato puree, Brussel sprouts, pancetta, caramelized onions, and apple gastrique.

Finally, complete your Mia Francesca dining experience with one of our heavenly desserts. Many of our visitors love our Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with pumpkin spice-cream cheese filling, graham cracker crust, candied pumpkin seeds, and vanilla anglaise. For the majority of our guests who often have difficulty deciding which dessert to choose from, we recommend the Dessert Platter, Executive Chef Zachary VanGaasbeek’s assorted selections designed for sharing with up to ten people. Along with dessert, sip one of our soothing Illy brand coffees such as Cappuccino, Espresso, Caramel Macchiato, and Mocha-cino.

Here in Raleigh and across the Triangle, Mia Francesca Trattoria continues to serve the most savory authentic Italian cuisine around that is “to simply dine for”.

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Remember to get an “any occasion” gift card for all your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors! Birthdays, anniversaries, work bonuses, and general surprises are great occasions to get a Mia Francesca gift card.

A Francesca’s Restaurants gift card is always an excellent gift idea for the hard to please. 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 coast to coast. Our gift cards never expire!

Your order will be processed with a phone call here in North Hills, and mailed out via US Post Office to Anywhere, 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 surprise gift, or buy one for yourself today as you leave our Trattoria!

(Francesca’s Restaurants is not responsible if gift cards are lost or stolen, and they are not redeemable for cash.)

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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, 18358907

 

Twas the Night Before Christmas and All through the Triangle!

Monday, December 15th, 2014

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-santa-against-moon-snowfall-image21609831The festive Midtown area of North Hills, in our capital city of Raleigh, is the perfect place to enjoy holiday shopping. To accommodate all the people making those last-minute purchases on Wednesday December 24th, we will be open until 10 p.m. that night. For many of us here in the Triangle, Christmas Eve is a time for quiet reflection and joyous gatherings for great food and atmosphere. Mia Francesca Trattoria is there for you Christmas Eve as Santa prepares to takes his annual global sleigh ride to fill children’s stockings and deliver Christmas gifts under all the trees in North Carolina and beyond. Our authentic Tuscan- Italian cuisine makes us the merriest place in the Triangle to dine and celebrate the holidays.

Mia Francesca’s genuine Italian pizza is a favorite of our guests and not surprisinglymany of them are from this side of the North Pole! We offer delicious choices like:

  • Our Pera Pizza with local pears, caramelized red onions, gorgonzola, arugula, garlic, and mozzarella
  • Our Diavola Pizza with Italian tomato sauce and smoked mozzarella topped with anchovies, castelvetrano olives, capers, and chilies
  • Our Salsiccia Pizza with juicy fennel sausage, fresh sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and mozzarella

Locals and visitors alike rave about our famous Northern Italian pasta. We offer an array of mouthwatering selections that include:

  • Our Fettuccine con Zucca features fresh Fettuccine pasta, butternut squash, prosciutto di parma, wild mushrooms, Swiss chard, and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Our Penne Arrabiata e Pancetta offers cured pork belly, cannellini beans, garlic, chili flakes, spicy Pomodoro, and parmesan over fresh penne pasta
  • Our Pollo salsa Bianca features grilled chicken breast, garlic, white wine, Alfredo cream sauce, and Parmigiano over fresh linguini pasta

December is the perfect time of year to indulge with one of Mia Francesca’s delicious desserts. This chilly winter season try our Apple Crostata with fresh local Granny Smith apples in a flaky pastry crust, served warm with salted caramel gelato and vanilla crème anglaise. We are also open New Year’s Eve and as we nearing 2015. It is time to savor our Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with pumpkin spice cream cheese filling, graham cracker crust, and candied pumpkin seeds with vanilla anglaise.

Ho-ho-ho with more shopping to go; stop by and say hello! Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!

Here is our special menu for Christmas Eve in conjunction with our regular menu! Enjoy!

 

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

A Mia 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 are 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!

 

The Best Place for the Perfect Holiday Party in the Triangle

Monday, November 24th, 2014

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-thanksgiving-background-image21984753Mia Francesca Trattoria is the place for the holidays. We are known in Raleigh and the Triangle for our classic Tuscan-Italian cuisine always prepared fresh by our professional kitchen staff. Led by our Executive Chef Zach, we serve farm to table every day.  This time of year, we host holiday parties of every size and we are always about warm gatherings, friendly conversations, and phenomenal food in an elegant restaurant atmosphere.

Make this Christmas season memorable with a party in one of our private dining areas.  Whether it’s a family holiday party, a fun office get together, or a gregarious gathering among friends, we have all of our guests covered.  We want to make holiday events sparkle every season of the year.

Join Mia Francesca Trattoria for good times that are always experienced with a memorable meal. Because our delicious Italian cuisine and pleasantly festive setting are so appealing, hosting every kind of holiday party is yet another reason why people dine with us.

At Mia Francesca in North Hills, our event planners will do all the work.  We offer a complementary consultation to discuss what the needs are when using our private dining areas.  We will work one-on-one with each host or event planner to personalize each occasion. And we can accommodate any budget.  Guests know that when they dine with us, we will remember every detail so everyone can savor our local, farm-fresh cuisine and celebrate the holidays in grand style.

Party planning is simple with Mia Francesca; we have the perfect environment for every occasion from our Thanksgiving Day Buffet to Hanukkah.  We feature a vast selection of top shelf wines and champagne.  We are the perfect place to share the holiday good cheer.  Our dedicated wait staff is always here for you. With a variety of food choices, we have something for everyone who arrives for the fun. In addition to an assortment of appetizers and entrees, we offer plenty of delectable dessert options.  Contact us and we will make all the arrangements for the most special of holiday parties for everyone.

On the topic of holidays, be sure to join us on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th, anytime from 11 am to 7 pm for our delicious Thanksgiving Day Buffet. 

Thanksgiving Day Buffet Menu

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Autumn Salad

Mixed greens, local apples, pears, candied walnuts, goat cheese, apple cider vinaigrette

Caesar Salad

Hearts of romaine, garlic croutons, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano

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Antipasti Display

Imported Cheeses, charcuterie, marinated artichoke hearts, seasonal jams, spiced pecans, herbed crostini roasted bell peppers

Fresh Fruit Display

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Pasta con Mozzarella

Penne pasta, tomato basil sauce, parmesan, fresh mozzarella

Pasta con Pollo

Grilled chicken, penne pasta, pine nuts, basil cream sauce

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Mixed seasonal vegetables

Traditional Stuffing

Corn bread, brioche, bacon lardons, leeks, poultry jus

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed local Sweet Potatoes

Deviled Eggs

Collard Greens

Green Bean Casserole

Green beans, wild mushrooms, cream sauce, frazzled onions

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberries, citrus, simple syrup

Rolls and Butter

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Salmon con Porri

Pan seared Atlantic salmon, leeks, wild mushrooms, and chopped tomatoes

Honey Baked Ham

Country Ham, maple, brown sugar, honey, Dijon

Braised turkey Leg

Slow simmered turkey leg meat, turkey jus, sage

Roasted turkey breast, lemon, rosemary, thyme, garlic

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Desserts

Pecan Pie Bars

Pumpkin Pie

Apple Pie

Tiramisu

Assorted Cannoli’s

Petit Fours

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Assorted Cookies

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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, 21984753

NC Apples Create a Locally Grown Farm Fresh Menu in Midtown Raleigh

Monday, October 13th, 2014

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photos-apple-harvest-image21611353October is National Apple Month across the U.S.A. and autumn is always a fun time for cider mills, N.C. apple picking, apple tours, corn mazes and hayrides down the orchard farm trails. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we offer a variety of delectable dishes that include our North Carolina apple or feature its apple flavors. Whether dining with us for brunch, lunch, dinner, or even Halloween weekend; we are the finest Northern Italian restaurant in the Triangle. Mia Francesca is centrally located at North Hills in Midtown Raleigh alongside the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills by Marriott and we are near boutiques, movie theaters, quaint shops and an array of local retail environments to walk to and enjoy.

From our weekend brunch menu, we offer Breakfast Americana: two eggs (any style), applewood smoked bacon, Italian sausage, house-fried potatoes, ciabatta toast, and fresh fruit. Our brunch menu is always available from 10 a.mm until 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

When visiting for lunch while shopping or during your work day, stop in and enjoy our seasonal Autumn Salad with fresh sliced apples, pears, gorgonzola, candied walnuts and mixed greens; everything is flavored with our delicious apple cider vinaigrette. Keeping with the October apple theme during dinner, try our absolutely incredible Costoletta di Maiale, which features a cider glazed pork chop, sweet potato puree, Brussels sprouts, pancetta, and caramelized onions with fresh apple juices.

Now, what dessert does Mia Francesca Trattoria recommend tasting during National Apple Month? None other than our Apple Crostata with locally grown Granny Smith apples buried in a flaky pastry crust that is always served warm with tasty vanilla gelato, caramel, and vanilla crème anglaise.

Remember to find the opportunity to delight in our fine wine selection. In honor of National Apple Month, feel free to select one of our superb red or white wines. Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of our red wines and Chardonnay is the most popular of our white wines.

Lastly, it is soon the time for the holiday season and the holidays are about spending time with loved ones. Let our Iron Chef Zack and his team of kitchen professionals does all the work. When you celebrate Thanksgiving Day with us (from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday November 27th), have a slice of our savory Apple Pie.

Any time is the right time to 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 21611353 jpg

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

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Even Santa Claus Loves the Holiday Gatherings at Mia Francesca Trattoria

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Are you looking for a unique way to reward your hardworking employees and coworkers this holiday season?  Surprise them with an impromptu holiday party at Mia Francesca Trattoria.  Turn your Christmas and New Year’s events into fabulous get-togethers that make the company’s newsletter in January.

Reserve one of Mia Francesca’s unique private dining rooms and enjoy our Tuscany Italian menu filled with appetizers, entrees Holiday Party Venueand desserts. We offer an entertaining and group-friendly atmosphere.  Enjoy our delicious authentic Italian Cuisine among our holiday decorations that even Father Christmas (Babbo Natale) himself approves this Christmas season.

You can find Mia Francesca in the heart of Mid-Town Raleigh in the festive North Hills area.   So put down your ball of tangled Christmas lights and come enjoy our magnificent Italian cuisine. Our rustic food is sure to warm you up during your Christmas gatherings, Hanukkah festivities, and Kwanzaa celebrations.

Whether it is a relaxed business meeting that sets the tone for the warmth of friends and family this season or a holiday party for the entire office, we can accommodate just about any event or budget.  Just sit back, relax, and let us do all the planning for you! From enjoyable wedding rehearsal dinners to entertaining December birthdays to impressive bar and bat mitzvahs, we do it all during the holidays!

Can’t get away from your Triangle area office?  Let Mia Francesca bring the holidays to you. We offer full and flexible catering services and a variety of furnished menu suggestions for any special year-end event you would like us to cater.  With Christmas and the holidays coming up fast, companies and families invite us to cater their unforgettable get-togethers.

This is the time of year when many people sing Christmas carols and holiday jingles.  We say, “‘Tis the season to head to the North (Pole) Hills for that great Italian dining experience.  We bet Santa Claus proclaims: “Ho-Ho-Ho!  Mia Francesca is the way to go!”

Make reservations for you and your family, friends, and business associates. Celebrate this holiday season Italian Style for the best time in Raleigh!

Merry Christmas (Buon Natale) and Season’s Greetings (Buon Feste) from General Manager Justin Harkey and the team at Mia Francesca!   

Everyone in business loves this time of year, and we can put a professional touch on your corporate luncheon or evening team function with a custom holiday event geared to your needs and wants. For a catered event, we bring the kitchen to you with a full and award-winning on-site staff! 
 
Call us today to plan your celebration of the season!  

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Make Mia Francesca in North Hills your Holiday Season gathering place. 

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
Mia Francesca Trattoria PinterestMia Francesca Trattoria TwitterMia Francesca Trattoria Google+Mia Francesca Trattoria LinkedInMia Francesca Trattoria You TubeMia Francesca Trattoria Facebook