Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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Raleigh’s Best Pizza is Fresh and Local!

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Pizza MiaDid you know that most people in the Triangle eat at least one piece of pizza a month, easily making pizza the number one choice for fresh comfort food here in Raleigh and across Central Carolina. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, our classically trained chefs know how to make the best authentic Italian pizzas.  Stop in and visit us in Midtown Raleigh at North Hills, alongside great shopping and multitude of things to do. Our celebrated pizza, made with the freshest of ingredients, pleases even the choosiest of eaters!

All of our guests agree that Mia Francesca makes the best pizza in Raleigh! What everyone loves is the unique variety of our right out of the oven specialties. Our traditional Gorgonzola Dolce Pizza comes to your table with sweet combination of Italian veined blue cheeses from Gorgonzola, garlic, radicchio, rich mozzarella, and fresh cracked black pepper.

Our crispy and aromatic Napoletana Pizza comes with wonderful blend of arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, provolone, and shaved parmesan cheese. Our aptly named Spring Pizza comes with garlic, peas, asparagus, local pea shoots, mozzarella, and espellete. Our Salsiccia Pizza features fennel sausage, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and mozzarella.

Our focus is always on freshest farm to table ingredients, and our skilled staff will assist in the creation of any type of pizza of choice with any or all of the following toppings:

  • Zesty Sausage
  • Full-flavored Olives
  • Fresh Mushrooms
  • Nutritious Spinach
  • Seasoned Meatballs
  • Savory Onions
  • Tender Broccoli
  • Tempting Anchovies
  • Mild Goat cheese
  • Rich Mozzarella
  • Robust Swiss
  • Flavorful Fontina
  • Roasted Peppers
  • Healthy Eggplant
  • Perfect Prosciutto

With three billion pizzas sold annually here in the United States, we understand that everyone in and around Raleigh loves pizza every bit as much as anyone across the country. Over the years, we have mastered the art of creating pizzas that please our guests. The next time you are in the mood for some great local pizza,, think of authentic Italian at Mia Francesca Trattoria.

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It is Holy Week here in North Carolina and it is a wonderful time for friends and family to be together. Remember our Buffet on Easter Sunday! It is meant for everyone, and makes this Easter Sunday the holiday to remember.

It is also the perfect time of year for lamb and no one makes it any better than our own Chef Zack. Enjoy the video as he shares how to make a wonderful Garlic and Rosemary Encrusted Lamb Rack with Mint Gremolade that is both succulent and flavorful; mated to a wonderful Napa Valley Cabernet, it is a special dinner perfect for any occasion.

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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

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Mia Francesca

 

 

 

6 Pasta Health Facts from Mia Francesca in Raleigh

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

a4urbancdnEveryone has favorite pasta. Its flavor is worldwide in popularity across the globe; every person has a love and passion for the delicious flavor of this famous traditional staple. Federico Fellini, the famous Italian film director and gifted scriptwriter once commented, “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”  It is our new adopted mantra!

Mia Francesca Trattoria, in North Hills-Midtown Raleigh, serves the finest authentic Northern Italian pasta in the Triangle. Not only does our homemade pasta taste delightful, it is indeed healthy and packed with nutrition. Yes, healthy! When eaten, pasta surprisingly provides many essential nutrients in the form of vitamins and minerals.

Six health benefits of eating pasta include:

  • Complex carbohydrates supply the fuel necessary for energy
  • Good source of B Vitamins, Iron and Niacin
  • Its fiber promotes important digestive health
  • It is a cholesterol free food source
  • It is a naturally low sodium source
  • It contains Manganese, a mineral that helps metabolize carbohydrates and regulates blood sugar

Mia Francesca offers spaghetti in many ways. Those who dine with us can order it “au naturale” with fresh, selected herbs, tomato basil sauce, and a light dusting of parmesan cheese.  Smart eating has never tasted so good. Our homemade pasta dishes can feature chicken, scallops, shrimp, or salmon for that almost “guilt free” culinary experience.

Real Italian with real flavor makes the difference in out trusted recipes. We can mix our pastas with olive oil and farm to table vegetables to make  a perfect meal for the health conscious guest.

Did you know there are over 600 different pasta shapes produced worldwide?  Since 1154 in Sicily, pasta has been one of our most versatile foods.  Finally, according to Miss Manners (a.k.a. Judith Martin), a fork is the only utensil that may be used to eat spaghetti while anyone is looking.  When you come to Mia Francesca’s we will let you eat your pasta any way you want. Have fun and enjoy the experience. Invite friends and family to dine together. Pasta often tastes the best with company. magic and pasta come together at Mia Francesca!

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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

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Video Recipe: Classic Italian Meatballs by Mia Francesca Trattoria

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

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Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, cook the perfect “Lady and The Tramp” dish for your special someone! Here it is, the first recipe in our video series! Chef Zach shows you how to make the perfect classic Italian Meatballs. At Francesca’s Table our Executive Chef Zachary VanGaasbeek shows you step by step the perfect recipe for Italian Meatballs.

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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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

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