Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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The Best Gluten-Free Experience in the Triangle

Monday, January 19th, 2015

gluten free check dt 33081887Mia Francesca Trattoria, known for our delicious authentic Italian cuisine, attracts guests from across North Carolina and the Triangle who are looking for an incredible dining experience in Midtown Raleigh. We also have a growing array of visitors who love our great-tasting and our ever growing gluten-free menu choices. This important menu appeals to all of those individuals with certain dietary restrictions and for those choosing gluten-free as a lifestyle. Both can enjoy all the flavor and all the taste!

Start your dining experience off with some delightful gluten-free appetizers. Our captivating Carpaccio features thinly sliced sirloin with capers, tomatoes, lemon, olive oil, arugula, endive, radicchio, and Parmigiano. Another gluten-free appetizer is our Prosciutto con Rucola that includes Prosciutto di Parma, smoked mozzarella, marcona almonds, arugula, lemon, olive oil, and saba.

Triangle guests love all of our gluten-free salads including our Caprese (vine ripe tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and olive oil) as well as our Dinner Insalata (hearts of romaine, carrots, cucumbers, tomato, and lemon balsamic).

In the mood for authentic fresh Italian pasta that is unbelievable? Our gluten-free pasta entrees include palate-pleasing Penne Del Mare (sea scallops, gulf shrimp, mussels, calamari, spicy marinara, and olive oil over linguini pasta) and our perfect Penne alla Bolognese that features savory meatballs (a combination of beef, veal, and pork), along with fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Other Mia Francesca gluten-free meal options include our popular Pollo Piccata, pan-seared farm fresh chicken breasts, garlic, white wine, capers, and lemon with sautéed baby spinach. Try our popular and savory Salmon Asparagi con Granchi that features fresh grilled salmon, Blue Crab, wild mushrooms, asparagus, and sun dried tomatoes with white wine, garlic, lemon, and balsamic.

Complete your gluten-free Italian dining experience at Mia Francesca Trattoria with one of our two gluten-free desserts. Our Crème Alla Vaniglia is our vanilla crème brulee served with fresh seasonal berries. Our Frutta in Vaso offers seasonal fruit topped with whipped cream and yummy raspberry sauce. Whether you dine gluten-free or not, our professional chefs prepare the best lunches, the most divine dinners, and the most decadent desserts ever!

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Important Announcement for all North Hills Mia Francesca Diners:

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.

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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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6 Penne Pasta Dishes that are Perfetto!

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Penne“Perfetto” means perfection in Italian, and nothing is truer for our patrons after they visit Mia Francesca Trattoria. Our authentic Tuscany Italian pasta gets always gets rave reviews from all of our guests. No fine Italian restaurant is ever complete without having an extensive pasta menu. And we offer many different kinds of delicious authentic Italian pasta, including the delicious penne dishes we serve here in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh.

Penne, given its practical design, is versatile pasta with a center and ridges that allow it to hold sauce;   Mia Francesca has several “perfetto” pasta dishes made with this wonderfully shaped penne pasta.

Here are six dishes from our gluten-free menu and all are tender and scrumptious!

  • Penne e Capesante: sea scallops, roasted baby artichokes, asparagus, white wine, spicy marinara on penne pasta
  • Penne alla Bolognese: beef, veal, pork, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano over penne pasta
  • Penne Aglio Olio: penne pasta sautéed with extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, diced tomatoes, and sautéed spinach
  • Penne al Pomodoro: penne pasta sautéed in a spicy cherry tomato sauce with garlic, olive oil, and fresh herbs
  • Penne alle Verdure: penne pasta sautéed with wild mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, broccoli, escarole, garlic, olive oil, and pine nuts
  • Penne Amatriciana: Guanciale, Spanish onions, tomato basil sauce, olive oil, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano on penne pasta

Mia Francesca Trattoria simply has the best pasta in Raleigh!  We always serve it with the freshest farm to table ingredients.  All of our produce comes from fresh local farmer’s markets.  We are proud to continue to be an integral part of the got to be NC Agriculture program.  This program supports our community and our local Raleigh economy, and guarantees that we serve the best quality produce each and every day. Taste for yourself how wonderful our pasta dishes and our other authentic dishes are on our expansive Northern Italian menu! Remember we are just 20 minutes from anywhere in the Triangle; located just off the Raleigh Beltline (Exit 8A Six Forks Road). North Hills, the outdoor shopping area is the place to go for shopping, movie watching, pampering, and more!

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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, 36347775

 

Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills Offers the Classic Italian Meatball Video

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

meatball1Comfort foods mean something to all of us. We often think of traditional macaroni & cheese and the standard juicy cheeseburger; but the number one comfort food in America is and always has been the classic Italian meatball! It is all in the ingredients.

Everything from the movies, T.V. commercials, kid’s books, gangster nicknames, and even IKEA is associated with this famous and time-tested delicacy. Most often paired with pasta and fresh, homemade tomato sauce; it is a weekly staple in many Triangle households. In historic and picturesque Italy, it is often center stage as the main dish of the masses and the rich elite, featured on village dining tables from Tuscany to Sicily.

There are plenty of reasons for meatball popularity. Family dinner aside, there even is a simple, romantic allure to a quiet dinner for two that features a bottle of Chianti, rich homemade pasta, and those irregular rolled golf ball sized gems we all know and love.

Do you want to know how to make the best classic Italian meatball? Let Mia Francesca Trattoria’s Executive Chef, Zach Van Gaasbeek, show you in a brand new video that features the magic of meatball preparation. The Chef says it is about bringing back the roots of Italy, combining that bold rustic flavor with simple and authentic cuisine. We have to believe!

Guests at Mia Francesca can savor these delicious and delectable meatballs in the entree Spaghetti alla Bolognese, authentic Italian pasta with beef, veal, pork, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano.  And from our gluten-free menu, try our Penne alla Bolognese, and enjoy that experience as well.

Chef Zach takes the viewer of “meatball perfection” step- by- step through the creation experience.

  • preparing the vegetables
  • adding white wine
  • the techniques for cooling the vegetables
  • adding the key ingredients for the unique flavor
  • the meat mixture preparation
  • baking to perfection
  • the final touches

Meatballs simply bring people together to laugh, break bread, and share stories. Try Mia Francesca’s meatballs by themselves without pasta, and add just enough Parmigiano- Reggianao to send the flavor over the top. Of course, a glass of Italian Red Wine pairs with it extremely well.

Now that we have everyone in Raleigh hungry, stop in for our delicious version of this Italian- American classic, and order the finest in comfort foods at the restaurant of choice here in North Hill’s Midtown.

Meet Mia Francesca’s signature meatball masterpiece the next time you visit. Make your reservations to taste Chef Zach’s meatballs today!

From Goodfellas to Lady and the Tramp, the best in Italian meatballs become the stars of the show! Reality aside, eating is so much better than watching. Bon Appetit!

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Or follow this link and make sure you catch the video and then come in and enjoy the real thing!

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Please check out another video demonstration by 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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