Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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Antipasti: Finding the Best Starter Appetizers in the Triangle

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Fresh from the farms of North Carolina and the depths of the Atlantic OceanApps, the house-made appetizers at Mia Francesca Trattoria take our guests on a culinary trip to Northern Italy right in the heart of Midtown Raleigh. From tender calamari to mussels with just the right amount of spicy marinara or garlic white wine sauce, our ample- portioned appetizers are perfect as antipasti or as a wonderful meal in themselves.

Nothing beats a great glass of wine and scrumptious bites of tasty bruschetta. Our traditional Tuscany- influence bruschetta features locally grown, marinated tomatoes and mozzarella on crisp garlic toast. For something a little different, we also offer bruschetta with mashed peas, lemon ricotta, pea shoots, and crispy prosciutto. Our Prosciutto con Asparagi tops that prosciutto with grilled asparagus, baby artichokes, and arugula, a tasty treat of green vegetables enhanced with just the right amount of lemon and olive oil.

Remember, the Mia Francesca drink specials make our antipasti selections even more appetizing. Every Monday afternoon and evening we offer 50% off all wines from 11:30am to 11:00pm. By the glass or by the bottle, choose a classic chianti from the Tuscany region of Northern Italy or an adventurous Argentinian malbec to complement our mouthwatering Warm Calabrian Olives. And on Thursdays, our featured special is 50% off select cocktails from 5:00pm to 11:00pm.

For our guests who want to dine on the lighter side, Mia Francesca Trattoria provides a full menu of insalate. Our fresh and crisp salads feature ingredients locally grown from the local Farmer’s Market. Try our Fagiolini Insalata with tomatoes, crisp string beans, and onions. As the weather warms, we recommend Insalata ala Francesca, with hearts of romaine, endive, radicchio, blue cheese, and in-season summer vegetables, enjoyed in the open air of our expansive al fresco patio.

Let Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh take everyone on an epicurean adventure to the tastes of Northern Italy, Tuscany, and Florence; while savoring the visit to our rustic and authentic restaurant in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh. Located close to everywhere in the Triangle at exit 8 and the Beltline (440), we invite all to stop in for a drink and an appetizer. Stay for dinner and check out our dessert menu as well.

Come join us for our Mother’s Day Brunch Raleigh, NC.

We will be featuring North Carolina farm fresh items on our Mother’s Day brunch menu. Our brunch will begin at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00pm.  

Outside seating will be offered on our patio, weather permitting. Please let us know if your party would be interested in dining al fresco and we will honor every request we can.

We are taking reservations in advance. Simply call the number below. Or book a table with OpenTable.

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Make plans today for Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 10!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

 

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Enjoy the Warmth of the New Season with Dining in Midtown Raleigh

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

North-Raleigh-Italian-RestaurantAh, Tuscany in the springtime; we all can envision how beautiful Italy is in April. There is nothing like it. Yet, all of us know that the Triangle is one of the prettiest places in North Carolina to live and to dine.

It is time to celebrate the new season and warm weather at Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh. Join us outside on our expansive patio and delight in dining al fresco, under the afternoon sun, the moon, the stars, and our magnificent trellis at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Winter is officially over. It’s time to soak up the fresh air and the great taste of our traditional selection of house made Italian dishes.

Just imagine the ambiance of Northern Italy that surrounds our guests as they dine in the warm evening air or lunch among the song birds and bright sunshine. The enticing aroma of our popular Northern Italian dishes, such as Penne Pesto Genovese, Spaghetti alla Bolognese, and Salsiccia Pizza, all made from fresh, local farm and coastal ingredients, puts everyone in the great mood of Italy.

Accompany a business lunch or relaxing dinner with Vino Rosso or Vino Blanco, by the glass or the bottle, personally selected from our extensive wine list. Wine always tastes better when it is enjoyed on our outdoor patio. On Mondays, the enjoyment is even better at Mia Francesca Trattoria by tasting our favorite wines at 50% off.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located in the expansive open air shopping complex of North Hills, in the heart of Midtown Raleigh. Head to our part of the Capital City anytime and visit our vast array of themed shops and retail stores. Enjoy a visit to our restaurant, before or after shopping, and enjoy our refreshing gelati or sorbetti. One of the most popular choices for both large and small groups is to share a delicious homemade dessert platter with friends and family. Platters are sized just right for any group, from an intimate party of two or a group of ten.

Spring in the Triangle means mild temperatures and good food. Dining outdoors – al fresco – at Mia Francesca Trattoria is a great way to bring that bit of Tuscany home to the Triangle. Come out and join us each and every day.

Bold fresh flavors harvested from the local Farmer’s Market to the coast of North Carolina combine with our simple, rustic and authentic menu to bring something extra special to all of our guests. Spring is one of the best times of the year to enjoy the wonderful foods of the Tuscany Region of Italy right here in Midtown Raleigh. Fine Italian appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts combined with a glass of wine or a cold Peroni are the perfect way to celebrate the new warmth of the new season. Make Mia Francesca Trattoria a part of your spring dining plans. We define freshness for the Triangle. Step through the doors and into our Northern Italian culinary experience. Our guests are as important as the food we serve. Make a reservation, find a spot at the bar, or simple stop in. We have a smile and a good time planned for everyone.

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Enjoy our Mother’s Day Buffet on Sunday May 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and our regular menu from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m  

Make your reservation here!

Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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The Best Pizza in the Triangle is Closer than You Think

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Mia F PizzaBalancing the harmony of cheeses and flavor creates traditional pizza that makes the difference. And Mia Francesca Trattoria, the Northern-Italian restaurant located in Raleigh, makes it like it’s been delivered straight from Mother Italy. Our location for Tuscany Italian fare and great pizza is just 20 minutes from most everywhere in the Triangle, in North Hills off 440. Pizza lovers who are always on the lookout for some of the best pizza in the Triangle choose Mia Francesca for traditional pizza pie with generous toppings.

We stay true to our Northern Italian roots in every slice as we assemble the ingredients in our award winning kitchen. Our Executive Chef and his team simply prepare our house made pizza as a truly decadent creation that puts a huge smile on every guest.

Originally cooked in Naples, Italy, today’s Mia Francesca pizza evolved from historic flat bread dishes first baked back in the 1800’s. It is interesting to note that pizza became very popular shortly after World War II, as veterans stationed in Italy returned home to the U.S.A. introducing their hometowns to this new found Italian delight! Now, in 2015, pizza is so popular, that on any given day in the United States, 13 % of the population consumes it.

Mia Francesca pizza has everyone’s seal of approval, and it comes complete with a scrumptious crust, blankets of fresh melted cheese, and house-made dough created in small batches; each pizza is fully loaded with homemade tomato sauce, meats, and vegetables. All meld together to make personal pizza history for each and every table.

Mia Francesca Trattoria offers a variety of high-quality pizzas beloved by every guest:

  • Our Diavola Pizza features eggplant, castelvetrano olives, capers, chilies, tomato sauce, and smoked mozzarella.
  • Our Fungi pizza has wild mushrooms, ricotta cheese, thyme, arugula, and truffle oil.
  • Our Margherita features plum tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella.
  • Our Napoletana has arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, provolone, and shaved Parmesan.
  • Our Quattro Stagioni features prosciutto, artichoke, mushrooms, olive, and egg.
  • Our Salsiccia Pizza comes with juicy fennel sausage, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and fresh mozzarella.

For our guests who simply cannot decide from all the wonderful selections, it is perfectly okay to order a personal creation with any and every fresh ingredient available. Toppings include sausage, olives, mushrooms, artichoke, spinach, meatballs, onion, broccoli, anchovy, goat cheese, gorgonzola, mozzarella, Swiss, Fontina, roasted peppers, and eggplant.

The best pizza in the Triangle is closer than anyone thinks. The choices offered by Mia Francesca continue the tradition only found in Midtown Raleigh. The good times are right here in North Hills.

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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

Celebrate New Years Eve in Midtown Raleigh

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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The Holiday Season is the most wonderful time of the year for family and for friends. Christmas is fast approaching and many of us are looking forward to New Year’s Eve as well and the year-end festivities. It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of 2014, and beginning 2015. With so many plans, reflections, and resolutions to make, December 31 is a day filled with great new feelings, awesome food, fun conversation, and dinner. Mia Francesca offers our delightful, relaxing New Year’s Eve dinner just for two or for the crowd you love to be around to celebrate 2015.

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, our authentic Northern Italian cuisine offers the freshest farm and sea to table experience in the Triangle. Located at North Hills in Midtown Raleigh (exit 8 440 the Beltline), our rustic Italian restaurant allows guests to savor the traditions of the Tuscany region of Italy without having to travel abroad. We invite our holiday guests to enjoy our New Year’s Eve festivities and start the New Year right!

We recommend kicking the afternoon and evening off with one of our delicious appetizers. When New Year’s Eve guests ask for our fresh Prince Edward Island Mussels, they have the option of having them served with garlic and a spicy marinara sauce or with a garlic white wine sauce. Either way, they are a Raleigh favorite!

For the main course this New Year’s Eve night, we have many delicious items on our dinner menu. One local favorite is our Filetto e Polenta Fritto. This dish includes our savory grilled beef tenderloin, sage brown butter polenta cakes (an Italian delicacy), sautéed winter squash, charred onions, and herb butter.

As the countdown on the clock continues to midnight, try our Apple Crostata dessert featuring local farm fresh Granny Smith apples in a flaky pastry crust. We serve this warm with salted caramel gelato and vanilla crème anglaise. Sip our wonderful Illy brand coffee choices including Cappuccino, Espresso, Espresso Macchiato, Caramel Macchiato, and Mocha-cino.

As Father Time’s hourglass runs out of 2014 sand, it is out with the old and in with the new. Make your New Year’s resolution to dine more often at Mia Francesca Trattoria. And say cheers to more treasured memories with loved ones, at the best restaurant in the Triangle. Make your New Year’s reservations today!

Please consider joining us for Christmas Eve as well. Here is an offering of our menu on December 24th.

Need last minute gift ideas?

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

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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Enjoy the Finest Thanksgiving Buffet in Midtown Raleigh’s North Hills

Monday, October 20th, 2014

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-thanksgiving-still-life-image17078238The holidays will be here in the Triangle before we realize it, and it is time to make those reservations for our annual traditional and enjoyable Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Mia Francesca Trattoria! This Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, let Executive Chef Zack and his professional staff do all the food preparation and presentation, so the entire family can enjoy, relax and converse surrounded by fantastic holiday fare and decoration. How about no cooking and no cleaning this holiday? Entertaining has never been any easier for the best family get-together day of the year!

Although most people love turkey at Thanksgiving, we also added a holiday mountain of delectable options in our special buffet, including all the finest for both lunch and dinner:

  • Pasta con Mozzarella: Penne pasta, tomato basil sauce, parmesan, and fresh mozzarella
  • Pasta con Pollo: Grilled chicken, penne pasta, pine nuts, and a smooth basil cream sauce
  • Salmon con Porri: Pan-seared Atlantic salmon, leeks, wild mushrooms, and farm fresh chopped tomatoes
  • Honey Baked Ham: Country ham with maple, brown sugar, honey, and Dijon

Did you know that the number one agricultural industry in North Carolina is poultry production. Last year, North Carolina produced nearly 1.18 billion pounds of turkey! That is a lot of bird and a lot of tradition.

Our unique Thanksgiving Day Buffet offers among so many others:

  • Braised Turkey Leg: slow-simmered turkey leg meat, turkey juice, and sage
  • Roasted Turkey Breast: with lemon, rosemary, thyme, and garlic

North Carolinians are also proud to know that sweet potato is most plentiful in our state. We offer home-made farm to table Mashed Local Sweet Potatoes and traditional holiday Mashed Potatoes.

Taste our other classic Thanksgiving side dishes as well:

  • Traditional Stuffing: with corn bread, brioche, bacon lardons, leeks, and poultry juice
  • Green Bean Casserole: with wild mushrooms, cream sauce, and frazzled onions
  • Cranberry Sauce: farm fresh cranberries, citrus, and simple syrup

Save room for our divine desserts like Pecan Pie Bars, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, and Tiramisu. Show us off to your favorite out-of-town guests as they come to the Triangle for Thanksgiving this year. Make reservations today for our Thanksgiving Day Buffet! It is the day to enjoy all of our made from scratch traditions, and all the Northern Italian classics.

Mia Francesca is located just 20 minutes from everywhere in the heart of Midtown Raleigh at North Hills. Our Tuscany Italian restaurant is open for Thanksgiving Buffet from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Turkey Day 2014.

Happy Thanksgiving North Carolina!

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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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The Ultimate Mother’s Day Brunch in Raleigh

Monday, April 28th, 2014

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-happy-mother-s-day-image4986598Are you looking for the perfect restaurant to take Mom for her very special day on Sunday May 11th?  The family needs to look no further than Mia Francesca Trattoria the best brunch experience in the Triangle. Just take the North Hills exit off Hwy 440 in Midtown and enjoy the finest selection for this traditional holiday.

 We have a Mother’s Day Brunch happening on Sunday May 11th from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Buffet Menu for Mother’s Day Brunch Raleigh

Spinach  Salad

Baby spinach, local strawberries, toasted walnuts, goat cheese, balsamic, olive oil

Caesar Salad

Hearts of romaine, garlic croutons, shaved Parmigiano Regginao

Asparagus and Prosciutto Salad

Fresh asparagus, prosciutto di parma, olive oil, aged balsamic

Caprese Salad

Vine ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil

Fresh Fruit Display

Seasonal fresh fruit

Antipasti Display

Imported Cheeses, charcuterie, artichoke hearts, seasonal jams, spiced pecans, herbed crostinis

Scrambled Eggs

 Farm fresh NC grown!

Vanilla Bean French Toast

Vanilla bean batter soaked bread, warm maple syrup, blueberry basil compote

Florentine Frittata

Baked frittata style eggs, creamed baby spinach, parmesan, ricotta, pecarino

Rosemary and Parmesan roasted red bliss potatoes

Fried diced potatoes, caramelized onions and peppers, parmesan

Applewood Smoked Bacon

Italian Sausage

Classic Bruchette

Garlic Toast, marinated tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil

Italian “Deviled” Eggs

Hard boiled eggs, basil, prosciutto, castelvetrano olives, paprika

Mixed seasonal vegetables

Mother’s Day Brunch in Raleigh Entrees

Pasta con Pollo

Grilled chicken, penne pasta, tomato cream sauce

Pasta di Verdure

Mixed seasonal vegetables, penne pasta,  lemon herb broth, parmigiano

Shrimp and Grits

Baby shrimp, local stone ground grits, balsamic, roasted bell peppers

Florentine Frittata

Baked frittata style eggs, creamed baby spinach, parmesan, ricotta, pecarino

Salmon

Wild Mushrooms, local green garlic, chopped tomatoes, balsamic

Chicken Piccata

Pan Seared chicken breasts, capers, lemon juice, garlic, and white wine sauce

Roasted Pork Loin Pancetta

Pancetta, Spanish onion, thyme, garlic, pork jus

Prime Rib

Sliced to order prime rib, horseradish cream, natural jus

Mother’s Day Brunch in Raleigh Desserts

Seasonal Fruit Tarts

Key Lime Bars

Tiramisu

Miniature Fruit Tarts

Assorted Cannoli’s

Torta della Nonna

Assorted Cookies

Petit Fours

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Our ultimate and bountiful Mother’s Day Brunch menu has something delightful for Mom and the entire clan including four deliciously healthy salads.  Our famous Mother’s Day standard is our delectable Vanilla Bean French Toast featuring vanilla bean batter soaked bread, warm maple syrup, and blueberry basil compote.  Our palate-pleasing Florentine Frittata has baked frittata style eggs, creamed baby spinach, parmesan, ricotta cheese, and pecarino.  Meat lovers will love our hearty Applewood Smoked Bacon and our famous Italian sausage.

Mother’s Day Brunch also includes a presentation of entrees like as our superb Pasta con Pollo that is tender grilled chicken, penne pasta, and a fabulous tomato cream sauce.  We offer Shrimp and Grits— our special North Carolina favorite loaded with succulent baby shrimp, local stone ground grits, balsamic, and roasted bell peppers.

Finish your meal with multitude of amazing desserts including Seasonal Fruit Tarts and Key Lime Bars as well as Italian desserts like Tiramisu and Assorted Cannoli’s.  Mom will feel so honored and she will love you more for it.

Contact us below to make your reservations today. Mom deserves the best of Italy on her day of honor! See you soon.

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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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Dine at Mia Francesca Trattoria in Fabulous North Hills!

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

feelart VDDid you know that North Hills is the one of the best shopping and dining locations in the Triangle? The expansive mixed use development is located in the thriving Midtown section of Raleigh, where there many things to see and do across our shops, boutiques and gathering places.

One of the best pleasures in North Hills is enjoying a fine and memorable dining experience. Nowhere else in the Triangle, can visitors enjoy stepping through polished doors and walking into the Tuscany Region of Northern Italy for everything from delicious wines to unbelievable desserts. Mia Francesca Trattoria is that experience. We are proud to be one of the premier eateries in the area that serves authentic Northern Italian fare in the region.

Today, we offer two great opportunities to stop in and enjoy our wonderful menu!

  • Until Monday, February 10, at 5 p.m., couples can enter the Mia Francesca Trattoria Most Endearing Couple Photo Contest. Just click on the link to register!
  • On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, we offer our special Valentine’s Day Menu created for every sweetheart’s appetite.

February is a great month to stop in and enjoy an appetizer, a comfortable lunch meeting, or a splendid dinner. Our pastas are made from scratch, our expresso is smooth and bold, and the wonderful gelato puts a smile on every face at the table.

Before or after your Mia Francesca dining experience, everything you need is just a short walk in any direction right here in North Hills.

At Mia Francesca, we feature classically trained culinary staff, talented chefs, Carolina’s freshest farm cultivated fruits and vegetables, an excellent wine collection, satisfying Italian dishes, private dining areas, attentive service, a unique commitment to excellence, and a complete dedication to our guests’ enjoyment every moment they are in our presence.

Make your reservations now!  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Romance is in the air and Mia Francesca is the perfect place for this year’s memories.

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Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone across Central North Carolina from your friends at Mia Francesca Trattoria in the HEART of the Triangle!

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

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Triangle Restaurant Week at Mia Francesca Trattoria

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

TRW 1-22-13 picEven in the middle of winter here in the Triangle, great food is heating up at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Did you know that Mia Francesca is one of the participating restaurants during the exciting Triangle Restaurant Week (TRW)? We are right in the middle of this wonderful week- long celebration of culinary excellence and epicurean delight. With the weekend fast approaching, it is the perfect time to stop by and enjoy a delicious Northern Italian experience. The final day is Saturday January 25th.

During TRW, local participating eateries (like Mia Francesca) offer special three-course menu options and fixed pricing.  This is a great opportunity for everyone to indulge in the area’s finest cuisine!

During this special week, Mia Francesca Trattoria offers superb authentic Northern Italian cuisine that tastes so good you will insist you are vacationing in Italy.  Our 3-course lunch is only $15 and our 3-course dinner is only $30. Foodies around the Triangle and Wake County will simply be amazed at the ample and savory portions and the wonderful ambiance and service.

We are featuring four appetizing

Triangle Restaurant Week lunch entrees:

*First Course*

Insalata di Caesar
Classic Caesar salad with croutons and parmesan

Insalata della Casa

Mixed greens, red onion, cherry tomatoes, shaved parmesan, herbed red wine vinaigrette

Bruschette alla Romano

Garlic toast with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil

*Second Course*

Risotto al Pomodoro
Italian rice with roasted plum tomatoes, arugula & fontina cheese

Spaghetti Bolognese

Beef, Veal, Pork, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, & Parmigiano Reggiano

Panino alla Parmigiano

Breaded chicken breast topped with a tomato basil sauce, mozzarella & served on ciabatta

Gamberi Insalata

Pan Seared shrimp, mixed greens, chopped tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, lemon

*Third Course*

Tiramisu

Lady fingers soaked in espresso and rum with mascarpone cheese and cocoa

 

For Triangle Restaurant Week dinner menu,

we have four scrumptious entrees to tempt you:

*First Course*
Insalata di Cesare 
Classic Caesar salad with croutons and parmesan

Bruschette alla Romano 
Garlic toast with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil

Caprese

Vine ripe tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil

Lentils & Spinaci

Warm lentils, baby spinach, and goat cheese

*Second Course*

Veal Cappellacci

Braised Veal and Prosciutto filled pasta, savoy cabbage, chopped tomatoes, pancetta, and fontina cream sauce

Pollo alla Romano 
Roasted chicken breast with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon, olive oil and roasted potatoes

Duck Risotto

Braised Duck, butternut squash, Arborio rice, sage, fontina, Swiss chard

Penne Pastore

Fennel Sausage, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, tomato basil sauce, penne, olive oil

*Third Course*

Tiramisu
House made with Lady fingers soaked in espresso and rum with mascarpone cheese and cocoa

White Chocolate Cheesecake

White chocolate shavings, raspberry agrodolce, crushed pistachios

Stop in and enjoy the finest fare, right here in North Hills, at Mia Francesca Trattoria! This is the week to do it!

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When you put together North Carolina farm-fresh produce and our classically trained expert chefs, dining at Mia Francesca Trattoria is the best authentic Italian experience and tastiest cuisine you will ever enjoy. 

Raise a glass to toast to the excellent deals (and delicious meals) you will receive when you make your reservations at Mia Francesca Trattoria this Triangle Restaurant Week. Make this a dining experience you will always remember!

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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What Are You Doing in Raleigh on New Year’s Eve?

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Many of us have been so focused on Christmas Day and getting everything ready for friends and family that we have not been not quite focused on what we want to do New Year’s Eve. The counting down has begun for the best time of the year and Mia Francesca is the place to be on New Year’s Eve as we host a fun night of dining and enjoyment in the final hours of a great year. We will be offering a great New Years’s Eve menu of specials in conjunction with our New Years Dinner at Mia Francesca Raleighnormal dinner menu.

Located in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh, we are the perfect romantic spot for couples to delight in the best New Year’s celebration ever. We are serving fine Italian wine, cold Italian beer, irresistible appetizers, authentic pizza and pasta, unforgettable desserts, and so much more.

New Year’s Eve is probably the world’s most celebrated night of the year, each and every year, with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the New Year starts throughout the world. The First Night Raleigh event in Downtown Raleigh with the Raleigh Acorn lowered to ring in 2014, is a “can’t miss” festival nearby. You can eat at Mia Francesca Trattoria and then head down for the performance and activities.

You can also plan a quieter evening sitting in our restaurant with the love of your life or with the best of friends enjoying the finest of authentic Italian cuisine.

Here is a sampling of our desserts:

  • Our Apple Crostata made with farm fresh Granny Smith apples in a flaky pastry crust, served warm with vanilla gelato, caramel, and vanilla crème anglaise. 
  • Our Pumpkin Spice Latte Cheesecake features pumpkin spiced latte filling in a cinnamon almond crust with amaretto crème anglaise, caramel, praline streusel, and whipped cream. 
  • If you both crave chocolate, you can share a Duo of Cannolis with your mate.  Our Cannolis have a pistachio ricotta filling, chocolate chips, pistachio orange brittle and a peanut butter mousse filling candied peanuts, and raspberry agrodolce

Dining at Mia Francesca’s is an experience you will want to have this New Year’s Eve and throughout the New Year!

Happy 2014 from Chef Zach, General Manager Justin Harkey, and all the fine staff members at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

Make reservations now for to dine at Mia Francesca’s this New Year’s Eve.

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Make North Hills your New Year’s Eve gathering place for both food and drink and enjoy the good times.

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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Bar Mitzvah – Bat Mitzvah in Raleigh

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Looking For A Raleigh Bar Mitzvah – Bat Mitzvah Venue?

Book Your Private Dining Room in Raleigh, NC

Mia Francesca Trattoria in Raleigh is the perfect place to host your child’s Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah in the Raleigh area. Our two private dining rooms can accommodate Raleigh Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah groups of all sizes, both large and small, and our private party rooms in Raleigh &  menus can be tailored to all of your wants and needs. Our philosophy, here in the Triangle, is good food paired with authentic, local ingredients all served in a casually sophisticated dining atmosphere. It is one that we proudly carry over to Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Plus, we know these are wonderful family occasions full of fun and friends with lots of music, food and laughter—and we sure deliver on that promise! Our Raleigh private dining venue is perfect for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

When choosing your special menu at Mia Francesca we have a number of options to make sure the evening honoring your child’s coming of age in the Jewish faith is a memorable one. Our Tavioli di Amici (Table of Friends) menu is our traditional family-style dining menu option, which creates a lively and interactive experience. Tavioli di Amici offers your guests an eclectic selection of flavors spanning three to four courses, with dishes designed to be shared amongst guests and portions scaled to serve a complete meal over multiple courses. The plated style menu also includes three to four courses, but this option is served plated with your choice of salad, entrée, and dessert. It’s the more formal alternative to the family-style menu.

If a seated private event is not what you had in mind, our Cocktail Reception menu is a great choice for those 21 and over in the party. This option encourages guests to mix and mingle and is paired with a beverage package of your choosing: wine and beer only, which includes our House selections of Italian red and white wines and domestic and imported beers, or the same package with the addition of spirits and mixers. If you would prefer a non-package selection of beverages, we also offer a host bar and limited host bar or a cash bar.

Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah Raleigh Venue

Make Mia Francesca a part of your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah, your weekend memories, your holiday gatherings, and your daily life. Show us off to your favorite out-of-town guests by letting them experience the best in Northern Italian cuisine right here in North Hills, the heart of Raleigh’s Midtown.

For the finest in everyday casual and elegant dining right here in the Triangle, choose Mia Francesca as your first choice!

With summer coming, our patio is a great place to chill and enjoy all of your favorites while watching the activities of all the local businesses and our very tall neighbor, the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills.

 

Visit us here: http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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