Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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Pairing Pasta and Wine the Italian Way

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

winebottlesIt is all about the perfect pairing. Pasta, family and friends, vino rosso and vino blanco – the perfect combinations are found at Mia Francesca Trattoria, in the heart of the Triangle in Midtown Raleigh. Whether celebrating a special occasion with family or business partners, or enjoying a romantic evening for two; our expert staff can help select just the right wine for that perfect pairing for lunch or dinner.

Mia Francesca offers a wide selection of wines from Italy and from around the world, as well as an extensive menu of delicious antipasti, pizza, and pasta dishes. The secret to pairing a great wine with great food is in the sauce itself. Choose from hearty red sauces such as spicy marinara or tomato basil sauce and milder white sauces such as our homemade creamy Alfredo. Mix in just the right amount of fresh vegetables from the local farms of North Carolina and add a variety of pastas, including penne, linguini, and fettucine, and we have the perfect combination for lunch or dinner.

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we complement the fresh, authentic Italian tastes of the perfect pasta dish prepared by Executive Chef Zach, with just the right wine for a delicious meal not soon forgotten.

Bring out the exciting tastes of fresh vegetables with our vino blanco:

  • Italian Pinot Grigio – Le Macine Veneto or Ca’ Stella Veneto
  • Sauvignon Blanc from France – Bellevue Touraine or Dom & Janine Crochet
  • Italian whites – Baroncini Vernaccia  or Bastianich Friuliana

Enjoy those basil red sauces? Pair the dish with our Italian rosso:

  • Castello Sinnino Chianti Riserva
  • Tre Stella Lange Rosso
  • Novaia Valpolicella

Zesty sauces go well with any of our hearty reds:

  • Malbecs from Argentina
  • California Cabernet
  • Francis Old Vine Zinfandel 

Prefer a creamy Alfredo sauce? Complement the flavors with a crisp bottle Chardonnay:

  • Trione
  • Silver Coteau Plamer
  • Indomita Grand Reserva Casa Blanca
  • Chamisal
  • Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse

Enjoy the perfect pairing of pasta and wine at Mia Francesca Trattoria for dinner or lunch, conveniently located minutes from anywhere in the Triangle, in the heart of North Hills. Simply Take exit 8 A at Six Forks and go north less than a half mile. We are located next to the luxurious Marriott Renaissance Hotel.

Don’t forget our Monday Wine Special, when all wines – vino rosso and vino blanco, by the glass and the bottle – are 50% off, from 11:30am to 11:00pm. Make Mondays your day to wine!

 

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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

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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The Perfect Date is Italian for Two in Midtown Raleigh

Monday, June 8th, 2015

romantic dinnerIt’s Triangle Restaurant Week in Raleigh and the romance of Northern Italy can now be found here in the heart of Triangle of North Carolina. Mia Francesca Trattoria offers the ambiance of the Tuscan hills in Midtown Raleigh’s beautiful North Hills complex. Are you celebrating a wedding anniversary or a special birthday? Are you looking for the perfect spot for a romantic date night? We offer just the place for an intimate evening of wine, homemade pasta and sauce, and amazing desserts. A great date is just a phone call away.

There is nothing more romantic than the famous hills of Tuscany, unless of course it’s the rustic atmosphere of Mia Francesca Trattoria. Nestled within North Raleigh, adjacent to the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Midtown, we are pleased to serve the best of Italy with elegant ambiance. Whether dining outside under the stars in our beautiful patio trellis, or enjoying the evening inside our expansive dining room, our guests are taken away to the classic romance and the classic tastes of a Northern Italian village away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday routine.

Romantic date nights are not just for the weekends. We offer 50% off all of wines every Monday. Cap off your romantic night with a special wine. Our extensive collection of vino rosso, reds, and vino Blanco, whites, by the bottle or the glass is simply excellent.

The expansive Mia Francesca wine list includes:

  • Popular Malbecs from Argentina and Chile
  • Classic Italian reds, including chianti and Tignanello Tuscany
  • Bubbling champagne from France and Italy
  • Whites from Italy, France, Chile, Argentina, and around the globe

Everything we do at Mia Francesca Trattoria is prepared with our special couples in mind, and our Iron Chef Zach selects only the freshest foods from our local growers and farms to make unique homemade pasta and sauces that bring the aroma of Northern Italy to Midtown on each and every plate.

And what better way to complete a romantic date night dinner than with one of our enticing desserts and delicious cups of Illy Coffee?

Choose a mouth-watering treat from our dessert selection:

  • Tiramisu – Espresso and kahlua soaked lady fingers with lightly sweetened mascarpone cream & cocoa powder
  • Torta Bacio – Chocolate-hazelnut mousse with cocoa nibs  & chocolate crunch
  • Seasonal Crème Brulee
  • Refreshing sorbetti and gelati

And from our Italian coffees:

  • Cappuccino
  • Espresso
  • Espresso Macchiato
  • Caramel Macchiato
  • Mocha-cino

A special couple needs a great time and a uniquely romantic restaurant right here in Raleigh. For a special night out, enjoy the joys of companionship and the special love it takes as you break bread together here in Midtown at Mia Francesca Trattoria;   where every meal and every romantic dinner are ones to remember.

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Enjoy Triangle Restaurant Week through June14th right here at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

 

Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine.

Join us for Father’s Day on Sunday June 21st!

Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

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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 Italian Family Style Dining in Midtown Raleigh

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

pasta dishNow that Memorial Day has signaled the unofficial beginning of the Triangle Summer, gather the family together and bring them all to Mia Francesca Trattoria for lunch, dinner or for that very special occasion everyone is planning. It’s time to serve everyone in true Tuscany style with the Italian traditions of Tavoli di Amici; family sized portions including our “made from scratch” pastas with enough fresh breads and generously portioned entrees to share around the table. Mangia! Mangia! (Eat! Eat!)

Big, hearty meals, shared with family and friends, are a Raleigh tradition here at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Executive Chef Zach offers a fantastic selection of foods spanning multiple courses, in a dining experience that takes our guests back to their best memories of family-focused delicious meals. Let everyone choose from our family-style dinner menu which offers numerous options for appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, and entrees. Of course, all of our family meals are served with freshly baked Italian breads. And make sure to save room for dessert! Every family-style dinner menu includes two dessert selections.

Our local dessert favorites are sure to trigger the sweet tooth:

  • Tiramisu: One of our most popular desserts featuring ladyfingers soaked in espresso with mascarpone cheese & cocoa
  • Torte di Formaggio: Our wonderful vanilla cheesecake is served with fresh berries & crème anglaise
  • Profiteroles al Gelato: Enjoy cream puffs filled with vanilla gelato & topped with chocolate sauce

Can’t decide? Dolci Assortiti includes all of our traditional sweet favorites, plus seasonal house specialties served with biscotti & gelato. Bring it up table side and dig in!

Make any family gathering extra special by reserving a private dining space for a larger get-together, a party, or summer celebration. The great weather is here and with it comes weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, Father’s Day, and so many other reasons to have a good time!  Mia Francesca offers private dining rooms to accompany groups of all sizes across the Triangle. Our private downstairs dining room is suitable for up to 65 guests. Upstairs, we offer the Tuscan Wine Cellar Mezzanine that can also accommodate up to 65 guests. The choice is yours!

This is the season to bring family and friends, smile and laugh, share dishes around the table, and enjoy authentic Italian cooking in the Northern Italian tradition. Mia Francesca is  conveniently located in the heart of North Hills Midtown Raleigh, a unique open air shopping experience for all ages. Our Tuscany Italian restaurant is located minutes from anywhere in the Triangle; we bring the flavors of Italy to all our guests. Savor the food, enjoy the company, and then take a stroll around the complex to visit our neighboring shops, stores, galleries.

Mangia! Eat! Eat hearty with family and friends at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

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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

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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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

 

 

Perfect Days, Chilled Wine & Salads in the Heart of Raleigh

Monday, May 18th, 2015

white wineAre these the days of wine and roses here in the Triangle? Many people believe it is the perfect time of year. What could be better on a nice day than the combination of a cool glass of wine and a crisp fresh salad, Italian style? Bring your business team, the family, a special date, and yours truly to Mia Francesca Trattoria for a refreshing warm weather experience, replicating the pleasures found in the Tuscan Hills of Italy, right here in the heart of Midtown Raleigh.

It is Monday, so why not celebrate everyone’s favorite first work day of the week? Monday! Start every week with one of our delicious wines from Italy, France, Australia, California, and around the world, at 50% (that’s right; half off). Our Monday Wine Special offers all of our wines, in a delicious deal, by the glass or by the bottle, every Monday from 11:30am to 11:00pm. Our wines are hand selected and chosen for our guests from a wide variety of whites and reds.

Mia Francesca offers an extensive list of Italian reds that include:

  • Castello Sinnino Chianti Riserva 
  • Pelissero Langhe Nebbiolo Pasqualin 2011
  • Tignanello Tuscany – 2009
  • Travaglini Gattiniara Nebbiolo – 2007
  • Tre Stella Lange Rosso – 2009

How about celebrating a special occasion right here “Northern Italian Style”, such as a wedding or graduation? Toast the special guest with one of our handpicked chilled bubblies:

  • Veuve Clicquot NV and Moet Imperial NV, from the Champagne region of France
  • Castaldi Franciacorta from Italy
  • Bonvia Moscato NV
  • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut

For a romantic dinner for only just the two of you, or a night out with friends and family, pair that special wine with a crisp salad, the ingredients chosen from our local farmer’s markets hand selected by our Iron Chef Zach every day for our guests.

Our extensive menu of Insalate that can be enjoyed as a simple starter or a nourishing side dish; and it is a tough decision. Accompany an Asparagi Insalata or Insalata ala Francesca with fresh chicken or seafood for a light, healthy meal in itself. Have a glass of Cerviche Sauvignon Blanc 2009 or Yllum Sauvignon Blanc 2011, to bring out the garden fresh taste of the asparagus and crisp summer vegetables.

Rainy days and Mondays will never get anyone down when excellent wines and cool, crisp salads combine for a healthy and relaxing experience. Mondays and beautiful days simply go together when a lunch or dinner out takes place at Mia Francesca Trattoria.  Join us for our wine specials and an extensive menu of appetizers, salads, and fresh, homemade pastas. Whether it’s a special occasion, an evening out, an important business lunch, or just a great start to the week  because it is Monday; we can help make it an experience not soon forgotten. Cool wine and fresh salads from the traditions of Northern Italy, all conveniently located in in the in Midtown Raleigh, the heart of the Triangle. Minutes away from anywhere, make your reservations today, or simply pop in. We do it just the way you like it.

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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

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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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Image courtesy of tiverylucky at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

The Deep Traditions of Northern Italy are Found in the Heart of the Triangle

Monday, May 11th, 2015

ironchef-Zach-Rabbit2-650x346Spring flowers, quick showers, sunshine, and family gatherings mark the heart of spring in the Triangle, especially at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Bringing family and friends together as everything warms up nicely here in Raleigh is the plan. It’s time to enjoy an authentic Tuscany Italian celebration right here in Midtown.

Our professional kitchen staff’s mission is to bring farm fresh vegetables, meats and cheeses from our local farmer’s market and regional producers, and seafood fresh from the Atlantic Ocean, together on our ever changing menu to each and every one of our guests for family gatherings, anniversaries, festivities, and everyday meals. Executive Chef Zach VanGaasbeek, our award winning Iron Chef, selects only the best of the best (see picture); either locally grown in the Triangle region or North Carolina raised and especially prepared for our guest’s occasions, business meetings and dinner enjoyment. Spring and early summer are the perfect times of year to stop in for a cold drink, a glass of fine wine, and a stress reducing appetizer after work.

We love families here in Raleigh too, and our Tavoli di Amici, served around the table family style, is an Italian tradition and part of our growing success here at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Our guests always appreciate a delicious Northern Italian meal in our comfortable rustic atmosphere. It helps to bring out the best of the rest of the day. Our delicious pasta and sauces are very specially made, fresh from scratch and filled with flavor.

Our guests love our delicious homemade pastas seven days a week:

  • Fettuccine paired with peas, prosciutto di parma, wild mushrooms, pea shoots, shaved parmigiano reggiano
  • Linguini in an enticing dish fresh del Mare, from the sea, with Sea Scallops, gulf shrimp, mussels, spicy marinara, and olive oil
  • Penne combined with farm fresh vegetables and goat cheese, or with Gulf shrimp
  • Spaghetti served with traditional meatballs or with beef, veal, and pork in a tomato basil sauce
  • Cappellaci, a dumpling pasta stuffed with fresh lobster, spring peas, and baby spinach

Mia Francesca is centrally located in beautiful North Hills, within the backdrop of Raleigh’s most exciting open air shopping experience. We are found at the northwest corner of Six Forks and the 440 Beltline at 4100 Main at North Hills St. Remember, spring is the season to enjoy the outdoors; stop in, walk around in the sunshine, enjoy the spring air, visit our neighboring shops, and enjoy a great Tuscany Italian lunch or dinner with friends and family.

Being in and around Raleigh is always a lot of fun, and joining us in the heart of Midtown Raleigh to celebrate spring and early summer with all of its happy occasions will be something to enjoy and remember. After a long day of work, or during a warm weekend of relaxation, we want you as a guest. In the deep traditions of Northern Italy, we are proud to say we are Mia Francesca Trattoria!

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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

Check out all of our 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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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

 

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

 

 

 

Spring is Here! Celebrate Special Occasions with Italian Cuisine in Midtown Raleigh!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

springThe beautiful months of May and June across the Triangle are filled with a wide variety of warm weather celebrations and special occasions; there are probably too many events out there to count. Spring offers the best chance to enjoy a wide variety of special occasions and family events both indoors and outdoors:

  • Mother’s Day
  • First Communion
  • Prom
  • Graduation
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvah
  • Baptism
  • Wedding
  • Reunion
  • Engagement Party
  • Birthday Party
  • Father’s Day

At Mia Francesca, we try our very best to be the local headquarters for all the fun family events across Raleigh. Bringing friends and family together and allowing us to prepare the food and set the ambiance are something we are famous for in Midtown Raleigh. Our relaxed atmosphere is perfect to cherish the precious moments that will always be remembered. In fact, Sunday is Mother’s Day and we are ready for all the Moms with our fantastic brunch. Our award winning kitchen creates every buffet and every meal with pure freshness, local ingredients, and the simplicity of a menu filled with house “made from scratch” goodness.

It’s the time of year to enjoy our special event menus in one of our private dining rooms:

  • Family Style Private Dining Room: Tavoli di Amici (Table of Friends) is an Italian tradition, with meals served family style around the table
  • Plated Private Dining Room: Featuring more formal menu options for private dining
  • Private Room Cocktail Receptions: Pairing appetizer selections with our wide selection of wines or a beverage package

Our distinctive menus for special events include fresh, homemade pasta and sauces made from scratch with local ingredients brought in daily from the Farmers Market and the coast. A family-style lunch favorite is the savory Gnocchi con Ricotta, homemade potato dumplings sautéed in a tomato basil sauce with spinach and fresh ricotta. For dinner, try our Pollo alla Romano, a roasted chicken breast with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon, olive oil and roasted potatoes.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located a short drive from everywhere in the Triangle in the North Hills complex. We are in the heart of an expansive open air shopping experience. Just off the 440 Beltline at exit 8 (Six Forks), we are surrounded by the Midtown experience.

Even more convenient is our online booking system for private room reservations. Reserve a private dining room for upcoming graduation celebrations, wedding rehearsals , receptions, and Mother’s Day parties.

Our private dining specialists are ready to discuss all the options and the big day is planned and we offer:

  • No rental fees for our Private Dining rooms.
  • Private Dining Space for up to 260 people.
  • Minimums only on Friday & Saturday Nights – $1,000

For al fresco dining, and who doesn’t like the outside, enjoy the fresh spring weather in our inviting open-air dining space.

Advanced arrangements are highly recommended. We also are taking reservations all week for Mother’s Day Brunch. Our locally famous Mother’s Day Brunch buffet leaves nothing to the imagination and it is only $39.95 for adults, $34 for seniors 65 and older, and $16 for children under twelve. Kids under five are invited to eat for free. All non-alcoholic beverages are included.

Buona Festa Della Mamma! Happy Mother’s Day! Complimenti (Congratulations) to our graduates and newlyweds! Come celebrate spring and all its happy occasions at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

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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

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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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

 

Photo: Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

How About the Best Brunch in Raleigh for the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift?

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

mothers-day-Raleigh-NCMom deserves only the very best on Mother’s Day, and there is no better treat than a Mother’s Day Brunch with the all classic tastes of Italy for the entire family to enjoy! Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh presents all the goodness of North Carolina with made from scratch and local farm fresh items all prepared onsite for Mom to enjoy. Bring Mamma, Nonna, Zia, and tutta la famiglia to Mia Francesca Trattoria on Sunday, May 10, for our Mother’s Day Brunch served buffet style in a rustic, family-oriented setting in the heart of North Hills at Six Forks and the Beltline.

Mom and the entire family can enjoy the brunch dining al fresco, with an outside eastern view of the North Hills complex. And everyone can sit in our spacious indoor dining areas as well to enjoy the meal with Mom.

Our Mother’s Day Brunch begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. with a full buffet brunch; featured among the many considerations:

  • Fresh, crisp salads made from local North Carolina ingredients
  • Mixed seasonal vegetables from the local area farmer’s markets
  • Mouthwatering Vanilla Bean French Toast
  • Traditional Florentine Frittata
  • Authentic, homemade pastas paired with seafood and chicken
  • Enticing desserts like tiramisu and torta della nonna

Our complete Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet is only $39.95 for adults, $34 for seniors 65 and older, and $16 for children under twelve. Kids under 5 are always invited to eat for free. All non-alcoholic beverages are included with the meal. Mia Francesca also offers an extensive wine list, featuring wines from Italy, California, France, Australia, and South America, available by the glass or the bottle.

At Mia Francesca Trattoria in Raleigh, we take pride in serving only fresh ingredients. We make all of our pasta and sauces in house, from scratch under the supervision of our Executive Chef Zach VanGaasbeek and his talented kitchen staff. Our Mother’s Day Brunch features many authentic Northern Italian pasta dishes that the entire family will love and remember. For example, our delicious pasta con pollo pairs penne pasta with chicken and cream tomato sauce. Mom will love Pasta di verdure which includes the freshest local seasonal vegetables, penne pasta, lemon herb broth, and fresh parmigiano.

If Mom is a big seafood lover, our brunch salmon is made with local green garlic, wild mushrooms, spring onions, and chopped tomatoes. And, of course, she’ll want to save room for traditional Italian desserts. Mom can try seasonal fruit tart, classic cannoli’s, or a little something different in our white chocolate “martinis.”

Remember, Mom can eat anytime she wants to on her special day; after 4 p.m., we continue with our regular menu so anytime Mother’s Day is a good time for everyone to enjoy.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located in North Hills, in the midst of an expansive open air shopping experience in Midtown Raleigh. Take Mom for a walk past the store fronts and boutiques and then stop in for our amazing, authentic Italian brunch that makes her the special guest.

For al fresco dining, call ahead for the outdoor seating and make the arrangements. We also take reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch so give us a call today.

Buona Festa Della Mamma! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mother’s Day and 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

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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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

 

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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

 

Photo: Bruschetta, Mia Francesco Trattoria

 

Italian, restaurant, appetizers, antipasti, insalate, salads, dining, Tuscany, outdoors, spring, Triangle, Raleigh, dinner, lunch, wine, dessert

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

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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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Dining al fresco, Mia Francesco Trattoria

 

 

Italian, restaurant, al fresco, dining, Tuscany, outdoors, spring, Triangle, Raleigh, dinner, lunch, wine, dessert

What Makes Northern Italian Cuisine So Popular in the Triangle?

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-coliseum-italian-flag-image7768095The aromas, the ambiance, and the bold, fresh flavors of excellent Italian fare bring people together for the great food and the good times. Here in the Triangle, the perfect place is always nearby, just minutes from everywhere. It’s time to step into Northern Italy and the welcoming doors of Mia Francesca.

Mia Francesca Trattoria’s Tuscany Italian cuisine represents every traditional family value found in the Mother Country of Italy. It is an historic fact that Italian cooking over the centuries has reflected the true spirit of Italian life and culture; the food is both unique and very special. At Mia Francesca, we focus on recipes that remind us of the famous Tuscany Region of Italy; from the small villages in the foothills where our farm to table menu gets its inspiration, to the Italian people themselves; who have helped us create the culinary masterpieces offered by our professional chefs each and every day.

Our Italian food is unpretentious, yet delicious with many or our presentations having only four to eight ingredients. Italian cooking can taste delightful without being complicated or over done with spices and sauces. Our menu has an epicurean elegance based on simplicity, vibrant subtleties, and variety. Our expansive menu always features new dishes as well, often on a daily basis.

In general, Italy is a diverse country boasting an equally diverse cuisine. Italian food is noted for its regional diversity, abundance of taste, and it is probably the most popular in the world, with a multitude of influences abroad. Here in the Triangle at Mia Francesca, Italian cuisine can be enjoyed by everyone, not just people of Italian heritage. Simplistic variety makes the difference.

Our talented kitchen staff, led by our Executive Chef Zach prepares everything with the focus on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. Italian cooking at Mia Francesca places the highest priority on the use of fresh, seasonal produce which distinguishes the true cuisine of Italy.

Here are just five of our most popular Italian dishes at Mia Francesca Trattoria:

  • Bruschetta alla Romana: garlic toast, marinated tomatoes, mozzarella, and olive oil
  • Caesar Salad: hearts of Romaine, garlic, croutons, shaved Parmigiano, and roasted bell peppers
  • Naplotena Pizza: arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, provolone, and shaved parmesan
  • Spaghetti alla Bolognese: beef, veal, and pork meatballs, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Tiramisu: espresso and Kahlua soaked lady fingers with lightly sweetened marscapone cream and cocoa powder

Our Northern Italian cuisine includes some of the most wonderful meals in the Triangle. While Italian cooking may have long been considered mainstream here in the United States, not all local restaurants serve true Italian cuisine. Mia Francesca Trattoria is proud to stay true to our Italian roots. It is what we are each and every day. A great value and a great experience make our rustic Northern Italian restaurant a great place to enjoy time and again.

We always focus on our roots. What was perfected in Italy is brought to the Triangle for each and every guest! Take the moment and walk through our front doors into Northern Italy.

Join us for our Easter Brunch and Buffet on Easter Sunday, April 5th! Call us today for your reservations.

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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,  7768095, freedigitalphotos.net