Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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Italian Cuisine is Love at First Bite

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Mia FrancescaRomantic Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Italy’s picturesque seaside villages, breathtaking country sides, lakes, and historic cities are full of gorgeous surroundings and views. While Mia Francesca Trattoria is located in Midtown Raleigh at North Hills, our fine Italian cooking and ambiance transports our guests to an authentic Italian experience that shares the heart of Northern Italy. When they take their first taste, it is love at first bite.

Our trained professional chefs, like our Head Chef Zach, teach that it is all about the quality and freshness of the delicious ingredients that are used. One of our visitor’s favorites is Fagiolini Insalata, with farm-to-table fresh string beans, outstanding onions, and tasty tomatoes. It is delicious as well as in true Italian in green, white, and red colors.

A conversation involving Italian food and culture must always include the love of fine wine. We offer three recommended Italian red wines to enjoy along with a fantastic Mia Francesca meal pairing:

  • Villa Girardi Amarone: produced in the northern Veneto region near Venice pairs well with our Filletto con Patate—grilled beef tenderloin, rosemary potatoes, fennel gratin, and garlic herb butter
  • Chiarlo “Totoniano” Barolo Nebbiolo: made in the Lange Hills of the Piedmont, is a perfect accompaniment to our Shrimp e Piselli Risotto which features Arborio rice, gulf shrimp, spring peas, asparagus, lemon, garlic, basil, and pea shoots
  • Castello Sinnino Chianti Riserva: produced in Tuscany, in central Italy near Florence, is one of the most well-known Italian wines in the world; it pairs nicely with our Spaghetti alla Bolognese which masterfully combines beef, veal, pork, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano

At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we do the gourmet Italian cooking so our guests can enjoy the experience right beside their special someone. Now that’s amore! After all, what is better than love at first bite?

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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 Your Valentine at Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

love birds feel artWe hope you did not forget because we have a great opportunity to impress your sweetheart this Friday, Valentine’s Day February 14. Couples all across the Triangle will want to be our special guests at Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills, the very HEART of Raleigh!  When you make your reservations before 4:30 p.m. or after 9:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, you will receive a free bottle of wine or sparkling wine as well as one of our delicious appetizers.

In addition to our ever changing menu offerings, on February 14, we have very sweet Valentine’s Day Specials.   Our Valentine’s menu is simply delicious! One of the two special featured appetizers is our Capesante con Barbabietole that offers superb pan seared Diver scallops, fresh beet puree, candied fennel, citrus, fennel fronds, and lemon oil.  The second appetizer we are featuring on Valentine’s Day is our Torta di Grancio; our jumbo lump crab cakes, cannellini bean-bell pepper succotash, pesto cream, and red pepper agrodolce is a great choice.

Mia Francesca’s two extraordinary Valentine’s entrees are Callapellachi di Aragosta, house made ravioli with Main lobster, fresh herbs, and tarragon cream sauce; and the beyond delicious Bistecca per Due, a grilled 30-ounce T-bone steak for two with garlic herb butter, Parmesan mashed potatoes, and sautéed calabrian-style broccoli rabe.

As the romance blossoms during dinner while tasting one of our premier Italian wines, consider enjoying one of our sinfully rich desserts.  Our featured dessert for this romantic holiday is our Chocolate Covered Strawberry “Molten Cake” which includes our decadently moist chocolate sponge cake, crème de Cocoa, a delicious strawberry mixture, chocolate ganache, and strawberry sweet and sour sauce.

For love and romance, couples across Raleigh will make new memories this Friday at Mia Francesca Trattoria, the Northern Italian eatery that is famous for bringing people together.

Make your recollections with the simple and rustic ambiance of Tuscany, in a place filled with affection and passion this romantic season.

Finally did you know that Thursday February 13 is significant, too?  This is “National Eat Italian Food Day.”  We have the freshest and best Tuscan Italian cuisine in the Triangle. We have a couple of great reasons to make North Hills your destination for great food and fun. Join us soon!

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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

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: feelart, fredigitalphotos.net

 

 

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

Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Dessert Menu | Gluten Free Menu | Brunch menu | Weekly Restaurant Specials | Wine List

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