Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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Triangle Restaurant Week in Raleigh: Taste Northern Italian All Week Long

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Triangle Restaurant Week Facebook logoMia Francesca Trattoria insideStarting today, Monday January 26th, right here in North Hills and running through Sunday February 1, visit Mia Francesca Trattoria during Triangle Restaurant Week to experience a special Northern Italian three-course meal at a very special price.

Triangle Restaurant Week is a great way for guests from across the Triangle to indulge in our wonderfully delicious authentic Italian cuisine. With lunch ($15) and dinner ($30) per person, our popular Tuscany Italian gourmet restaurant offers quite a value. (This does not include beverages, tax, or gratuity.) Again, this one-week celebration of culinary excellence starts tomorrow January 26 and lasts until February 1.

At Mia Francesca in Raleigh, we take great pride in having a true farm-to-table experience, serving only the freshest of ingredients. If you have never visited our Tuscany-influenced Trattoria, this is the perfect week. For the first course, diners can begin with a crisp Caesar salad or our Zuppa Minestrone soup featuring fresh winter vegetables or, at dinnertime; our Bruschette alla Romano with garlic toast, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and olive oil. All three are favorites here in Midtown Raleigh at North Hills.

While mingling with fellow guests at white linen tables, our second course will arrive in all of its tasty glory. Our professional kitchen staff, led by Executive and Iron Chef Zack VanGaasbeek, prepares everything with perfection in mind.

Mia Francesca offers five mouth-watering main course options for Triangle Restaurant Week (TRW):

  • Spaghetti Bolognese: beef, pork, and veal meatballs along with fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Panino alla Parmigiano: breaded chicken breast topped with tomato basil sauce and mozzarella served on ciabatta (lunch)
  • Insalata di Cavolfior: roasted cauliflower, arugula, endive, radiccio, golden raisins, and pear-walnut vinaigrette (lunch)
  • Pollo alla Romano: roasted chicken breast with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon, olive oil and roasted potatoes (dinner)
  • Salmon Caponata : grilled salmon, eggplant, winter squash, currants, capers, fennel, olive oil (dinner)

Finally, finish your culinary experience with a divine dessert. Mia Francesca offers the Italian classic Tiramisu with ladyfingers soaked in espresso and rum with mascarpone cheese and cocoa. Alternatively, at dinner, guests can have our vanilla-mascarpone Cheesecake with graham cracker crumble topped with raspberry sauce and vanilla anglaise. A sweet ending to a pleasurable dining experience!

Come in and enjoy the best that Mia Francesca offers during Triangle Restaurant Week. This is the week to enjoy, so let the fun begin all the way through Super Bowl XLIX!

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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! The winner will be announced on March 2.

Stop in to win!

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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 Trattoria

 

 

 

 

Finding the Best Desserts in the Triangle is Simply Divine

Monday, October 6th, 2014

MFT Cannolis 10-14 1Did you know that October is National Dessert Month?  At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we serve a variety of Italian desserts all year long!  When enjoying our menu of delicious desserts, our guests adore their fresh homemade taste.  Located at North Hills in Midtown Raleigh, Mia Francesca, a Tuscany Italian restaurant is adjacent  to shopping and many things to do here in the Capital City.

The following are four of our incredibly delectable desserts:

  • Affogato is our Illy Espresso, drowned in vanilla gelato and arrives tableside with Amaretti Biscotti (almond-flavored twice-baked oblong crunchy biscuits).
  • Apple Crostata (an Italian baked tart) comes with local farm fresh Granny Smith apples in a flaky pastry crust, served with warm vanilla gelato, caramel, and vanilla crème anglaise.
  • Duo of Cannolis (from the singular “canolo”) features a pistachio ricotta filling, chocolate chips, and pistachio orange brittle with a peanut butter mousse filling candied peanuts and raspberry agrodolce (sweet and sour sauce).
  • Gelati (Italian ice cream) comes in the following flavors: white chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla, pistachio, and Bacio (chocolate and hazelnut).

More of our divine desserts from our tasty kitchen:

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake comes with a cinnamon almond crust, pumpkin spiced latte filling, amaretto crème anglaise, caramel, praline streusel, and whipped cream.
  • Salted Caramel Budino (Italian word for pudding or custard) features chocolate cookie crumbles, vanilla Bavarian cream, salted caramel, candied peanuts, and whipped cream.
  • Sorbetti (frozen dessert) choices include raspberry, lemon, and mango.
  • Tiramisu (Italian for “pick me up”) lives up to its name! Enjoy espresso and kahlua soaked ladyfingers with lightly sweetened mascarpone cream and cocoa powder.
  • Torta Bacio (Italian tortilla) comes filled with chocolate-hazelnut mousse with cocoa nibs and chocolate crunch.

Our Dessert Platters feature assorted Chef Zack selections created for sharing with up to ten people.  Make dessert your 4th meal of the day and savor a sweet ending to the business grind. Mia Francesca captures every heart and taste bud with our unique cravings. It is what delicious legends are made of each and every day.

Finally, everyone loves our soothing Illy brand coffees that include: Cappuccino, Espresso, Caramel Macchiato, Mocha-cino, and Café Latte. Any time is a great time for coffee!  Join us today!

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Congratulations from all of us at Mia Francesca Trattoria go out to our Executive Chef Zack VanGaasBeek who won the People’s Choice Award at the 2nd Midtown Farmer’s Market Iron Chef Challenge Competition! Now he really is in a league of his own! 

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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 Trattoria