Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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The Best Brunch Menu in the Triangle

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Brunch-Salads-Raleigh-NCDuring this lovely late summer season, Mia Francesca Trattoria welcomes our guests to enjoy our bountiful Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our popular brunch menu brings people from all over to enjoy this wonderful experience. We also feature fine farm to table daily selections for lunch and dinner as well.

Our delicious Frittata Saltimbocca is quite a mouthful to say, yet totally worth requesting every time for our Brunch. This Italian dish at Mia Francesca Trattoria is incredibly delightful. Frittata in Italian roughly translates to “egg-cake” and complementing the baked frittata style eggs are farm fresh vine ripe tomatoes, fontina, and arugula. Saltimbocca translates from Italian to English in a fun way as “jumps in the mouth” (meaning your taste buds awaken to its amazing flavors) and it includes our prosciutto and fresh sage. A creamy basil hollandaise covers this delightful meal.

Our quenching brunch drinks include seasonal libations, fresh juices, and milk. With any of our tasty brunch selections, we offer a variety of savory side dishes:

  • Ciabatta Toast
  • Bacon (cooked how you like it)
  • Italian Sausage
  • Two Eggs (Any Style)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • House Fried Potatoes
  • Cheesy Polenta
  • Prosciutto di Parma
  • Fluffy Pancakes

Our Brunch menu extends beyond traditional breakfast to include homemade salads, pizza, pasta, and Panini. Crisp, fresh salads like our wonderful Caesar Salad or our Piselli Insalata which shows off our farm-fresh pea pods, tomatoes, and cucumbers are a great part of brunch. Many of our guests enjoy our authentic Italian Salsiccia Pizza with fennel sausage, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and mozzarella. Savor our classic Spaghetti and Meatballs in an authentic Italian tomato basil sauce; it is a true favorite. Finally, try our delicious Pollo Parmesan Panini with breaded chicken breast, tomato basil sauce, and shredded mozzarella on toasted ciabatta bread along with fries. With so much to choose from, including $ 3 Mimosa/ Bellini and our mouthwatering Calamari, we make the weekend an epicurean delight for everyone who visits and enjoys.

All of our guests agree that Mia Francesca’s is the place to be! Join us here in North Hills soon. We are just off the Raleigh Beltline at exit 8B, Six Forks North (North Hills); 20 minutes from anywhere here in the Triangle. As we get closer to fall, it soon will be the best time of year to see the changing colors across the Triangle and here in Raleigh. Our rustic Tuscan-Italian restaurant is centrally located with shops, boutiques, and a movie theater at the expansive North Hills in Midtown Raleigh.

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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 North Hills Midtown Raleigh

Good Times Always Mushroom Here in the Triangle

Monday, September 8th, 2014

CarpaccioDid you know that the month of September is National Mushroom Month? At Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills, our award winning kitchen, led by the reigning local Iron Chef, Zachary Van Gaasbeek places selected farm fresh mushrooms into several of our delicious gourmet Northern Italian meals.

Many guests start out their Tuscany Italian dining experience with our captivating Carpaccio appetizer, featuring thinly sliced sirloin using capers, tomatoes, mushrooms, lemon, olive oil, arugula, endive, radicchio, and Parmigiano. The name of this Italian dish has quite a history, coming about for the first time in Venice around 1950 during a special exhibition for the famous Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio, who characteristically used red and white tones in his artwork.

Our very popular and palate pleasing Pollo e Pancetta presents pan-seared farm-fresh chicken breasts and roasted potatoes combined with a delicious pancetta mushroom Marsala sauce.

Our savory and unique Salmon Asparagi entrée features fresh grilled salmon, crab, wild mushrooms, asparagus, sundried tomatoes, white wine, garlic, balsamic, and lemon. Our fabulous Fettuccine con Mais offers fresh fettuccine pasta with fresh, local sweet corn, Prosciutto di Parma (dry cured ham), farm fresh mushrooms, cracked black pepper, and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano.

Mushrooms bring such wonderful flavor to a variety of dishes that everyone enjoys. One of our favorites is a Mia Francesca Trattoria classic suggestion that comes with fresh morel mushrooms. These special mushrooms have an intense, nutty, and earthy flavor that is absolutely heavenly when accompanied with our beef entrees. Our full-flavored Filetto con Spugnole is a special blend of grilled beef tenderloin, fresh morel mushrooms, spring onions, potatoes, grilled asparagus, and herb butter.

Because many varieties of mushrooms are cultivated all year round, we continue to place them in an array of new and delicious offerings that please every one of our visitors here in Midtown Raleigh. They are an excellent source of B vitamins and a good source of potassium. Finally, fresh mushrooms are a healthy, low-calorie food eaten cooked, raw, or served as a garnish to decorate a dish and platter. We love the value they bring to our Northern Italian presentations.

With our rustic atmosphere and our great service, Mia Francesca satisfies all of our guests with a true Italian experience. Bring family and friends to North Hills and enjoy the good times together. We are conveniently located, just 20 minutes from anywhere in the Triangle in North Hills, just off 440, adjacent to the landmark Renaissance hotel. If you want the freshest of ingredients, reasonable prices, and a comfortable and unique setting, stop in and visit us here in Midtown Raleigh. Let us take care of you!

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Looking for a great brunch in Raleigh? Come enjoy the best brunch Raleigh has to offer!

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: http://a3.urbancdn.com/w/s/p1/Oi5nSE866i3MUz-180.jpg

 

 

 

 

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

Photo: Dreamsttime, 4986598

 

Brunch Every Weekend in Raleigh Including Easter Sunday!

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Easter Veg Grant CochraneMia Francesca Trattoria has always offered wonderful weekend and holiday brunches in North Hills Midtown Raleigh. We want to share that one of the best times for brunch is fast approaching on Easter Sunday, April 20th!

Our Tucsany Italian eatery creates brunches on a weekly basis, virtually every Saturday and Sunday of the year. We always want friends and family to enjoy great choices in one sitting that offer culinary excellence in a rustic atmosphere right in the heart of North Hills. Mia Francesca is located next to the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel. And as everyone knows, it does not have to be a special occasion to enjoy our family-focused dining experience. In fact, we want you to visit every weekend. You can count on our Northern Italian traditions!

Our unique brunch has recently been featured in the recent Saturday March 29, 2014 eatRaleigh Blog.  The local dining post discusses the fact that the Mia Francesca Brunch is its “favorite meal of the week”. When describing our eclectic array of selections, eatRaleigh writes, “Par for the course with their portion sizes, Mia Francesca’s brunch menu is massive. Not only is there an entire page of entrees to choose from, but the menu also includes a long list of brunch appetizer options.”

One of the weekend brunch favorites, Eggs Amatriciana Al Forno features baked eggs with pancetta, Spanish onions, tomato basil sauce, grilled ciabatta bread, and shaved pecorino tartufo. “The Amatriciana is the type of dish that Mia Francesca hangs their hat on, rustic and homey.  It was all of that plus filling and comforting.” 

Our authentic Arancini Benedict comes with crispy risotto, soft poached eggs, basil hollandaise, prosciutto di parma, and house fried potatoes. eatRaleigh writes, “Plump crispy risotto cakes replace the typical English muffins with creamy risotto in the middle, the hollandaise sauce, and egg yolk, it was Scrooge Mc Duck rich.”  We think so, too.

eatRaleigh finishes its review of our brunch experience with an accurate description of our guests: “For the Sunday morning meal where hipsters and church-goers meet, Mia Francesca serves as another solid option for the Midtown faithful.”

Remember our Easter Brunch and Lunch happens this Easter Sunday, April 20th.

The Easter holiday traditions are all about family, friends and great food, so bring your favorite people and the little ones to join us at our table. Don’t let this special weekend pass without our Easter Brunch Raleigh experience!

Easter Weekend is almost here! It is less than two weeks away!

We are taking reservations now for our Easter brunch Raleigh (April 20th) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 919 278 1525

Mia Francesca Trattoria, 4100 Main at North Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27609 United States

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$39.95 For Adults – $34.95 For Seniors 65 & Older – $18 for Children under Twelve  – Free for Kids Under 5

Don’t forget to put Mom into your favorite calendar. Mother’s Day is May 11th!

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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: Grant Cochrane, FreeDigitalPhotos.net