Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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In the Triangle, Italian Food and Fine Wine Make All the Difference

Monday, February 16th, 2015

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-still-life-red-wine-barrels-image13184429Something magical happens when the perfect combination of flavors in wine highlight, enhance, and harmonize with the flavors of fine Italian food. Like a passionate couple in love, the pairing of the right wine and the right meal can bring both flavor and excitement to an evening out. Mia Francesca Trattoria, our Northern Italian restaurant located in Midtown Raleigh North Hills, suggests an array of wine pairings with many items found on our menu; from our savory chicken to our seasoned grilled fish and palate-pleasing pasta dishes.

Our Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse Chardonnay from Burgundy, France perfectly complements the following Mia Francesca Trattoria chicken entrees:

  • Pollo salsa Bianca: grilled chicken breast, garlic, white wine, Alfredo cream sauce, Parmigiano, and linguini pasta
  • Pollo Arrosto alla Romano: roasted chicken, white wine, garlic, chili flakes, rosemary herb roasted potatoes
  • Pollo Piccata: pan seared chicken breast, garlic, white wine, capers, lemon, linguini aglio e Olio

Mia Francesca features two Pinot Grigio Italian bottled wines from Veneto. Our Le Macine and Ca’ Stella pair splendidly with our two delectable grilled fish entrees:

  • NC Trout: grilled North Carolina trout, cauliflower puree, tri-color cauliflower, golden raisins, baby spinach, and aged balsamic
  • Salmon Caponata: grilled salmon with farm fresh winter vegetables, eggplant, capers, fennel, olive oil, balsamic, and tomato

Both our St. Francis Old Vine Zinfandel from Sonoma, California and our Castella Sinnino Chianti Riserva pair well with the following pasta dishes:

  • Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs in a tasty tomato basil sauce
  • Penne Pastore: fennel sausage, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and tomato basil sauce over our penne pasta
  • Pollo al Parmesan features breaded chicken breasts, tomato basil sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, and Linguini agli e olio

Remember, pairing and weight go hand-in-hand; lighter wines with lighter fare, robust wines with robust fare, and so on. It is important to look for a wine with flavor and aroma characteristics that invoke the traditions and taste of our Tuscany Italian entrées. Mia Francesca has an expansive fine wine list to consider and our Tuscany Italian fare partners very nicely with our selections. Try our Meat and Cheese Board with our Executive Chef’s selections of artisan cheese and charcuterie (fine meats), olives, fruit jam, and ciabatta crostini.

Pairing wine with fine food is an art. And it is very important to remember that life is always better with great taste and company.

Mangiamo! Let’s eat, drink and be merry!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria, in association with the Francesca Restaurant Group, is having its “Take Me to Tuscany Getaway” contest happening right now!

Stop into Mia Francesca in North Hills to register. No purchase is necessary. Enter NOW through February 28th. Please check out these details. The winner will be announced on March 2.

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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 #13184429

 

The Best Chicken Dishes in the Triangle

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Soak in the warm and sunny weather as you walk around North Hills in Midtown Raleigh. Along with the shopping boutiques, spa salons, and movie theaters, you will find Mia Francesca Trattoria. Our professional and award winning kitchen serves only the best Northern Italian fare found inChickem parm mft 6-2-14 the Triangle. While Italian restaurants are often most famous for pizza and pasta dishes, chicken is a wonderfully important main ingredient in delicious Italian cuisine.

Mia Francesca serves several scrumptious chicken entrees that our guests just love and enjoy. Our chicken comes fresh from Mar-Jac Farms, which has produced fresh “farm to table” chicken since 1954. These chickens have historically been grown to be both tasty and nutritious. This poultry is high in protein and a good source of several B vitamins. You will love the freshness and the high quality.

Our Pollo Arrosto alla Romano dinner features roasted chicken with white wine, garlic, chili flakes, and rosemary herb roasted potatoes. Our Pollo Diavola offering is tender chicken breasts with kalamata, capers, spicy Pomodoro sauce, and sautéed baby spinach. Our Pollo e Pancetta features fresh chicken breast in a pancetta mushroom Marsala sauce with roasted potatoes on the side.

Since chicken and pasta complement one another in delicious ways, be sure to try our Pollo salsa Bianca which combines luscious chicken breast, white wine, Alfredo cream sauce, and Parmigiano served over linguini or try our heavenly Pollo Piccata which blends delicious chicken breast, fresh garlic, white wine, capers, lemon, and linguini aglio e Olio.

Finally, one of our most popular dishes on the menu here in the Triangle is what many people love to call Chicken Parm! The Polo al Parmesan plate almost overflows with a wonderful combination of breaded chicken breast, tomato basil sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan laid over our authentic Linguini aglio e olio. Simply, Chicken Parmesan at its finest!

Now that we have you so hungry for classic Italian chicken entrees, we know a visit is planned; Mia Francesca is conveniently located in the Triangle, off the 440 Raleigh Beltline at Six Forks Road (Exit 8A and 8B), just minutes from everywhere in the Triangle. Come visit us any night of the week and try one of our incredible chicken dishes. Make reservations to dine with us today! The Chicken Parm is waiting!

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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