Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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Twas the Night Before Christmas and All through the Triangle!

Monday, December 15th, 2014

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-santa-against-moon-snowfall-image21609831The festive Midtown area of North Hills, in our capital city of Raleigh, is the perfect place to enjoy holiday shopping. To accommodate all the people making those last-minute purchases on Wednesday December 24th, we will be open until 10 p.m. that night. For many of us here in the Triangle, Christmas Eve is a time for quiet reflection and joyous gatherings for great food and atmosphere. Mia Francesca Trattoria is there for you Christmas Eve as Santa prepares to takes his annual global sleigh ride to fill children’s stockings and deliver Christmas gifts under all the trees in North Carolina and beyond. Our authentic Tuscan- Italian cuisine makes us the merriest place in the Triangle to dine and celebrate the holidays.

Mia Francesca’s genuine Italian pizza is a favorite of our guests and not surprisinglymany of them are from this side of the North Pole! We offer delicious choices like:

  • Our Pera Pizza with local pears, caramelized red onions, gorgonzola, arugula, garlic, and mozzarella
  • Our Diavola Pizza with Italian tomato sauce and smoked mozzarella topped with anchovies, castelvetrano olives, capers, and chilies
  • Our Salsiccia Pizza with juicy fennel sausage, fresh sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and mozzarella

Locals and visitors alike rave about our famous Northern Italian pasta. We offer an array of mouthwatering selections that include:

  • Our Fettuccine con Zucca features fresh Fettuccine pasta, butternut squash, prosciutto di parma, wild mushrooms, Swiss chard, and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Our Penne Arrabiata e Pancetta offers cured pork belly, cannellini beans, garlic, chili flakes, spicy Pomodoro, and parmesan over fresh penne pasta
  • Our Pollo salsa Bianca features grilled chicken breast, garlic, white wine, Alfredo cream sauce, and Parmigiano over fresh linguini pasta

December is the perfect time of year to indulge with one of Mia Francesca’s delicious desserts. This chilly winter season try our Apple Crostata with fresh local Granny Smith apples in a flaky pastry crust, served warm with salted caramel gelato and vanilla crème anglaise. We are also open New Year’s Eve and as we nearing 2015. It is time to savor our Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with pumpkin spice cream cheese filling, graham cracker crust, and candied pumpkin seeds with vanilla anglaise.

Ho-ho-ho with more shopping to go; stop by and say hello! Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!

Here is our special menu for Christmas Eve in conjunction with our regular menu! Enjoy!

 

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Remember to get your holiday gift cards for friends, family, coworkers and neighbors! Who doesn’t like Italian gifts at Christmas?

A Mia 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 are 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!

 

Mia Francesca Trattoria: It’s Christmas at North Hills

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

What do you like best about the holiday season here in the Triangle? The answer just has to be all the good times! We can picture Christmas Day, when family and friends gather around the tree enjoying those good times while opening holiday presents. Between now and that wonderful moment in time, come to Mia Francesca Trattoria, where we can give you a wonderful dining experience and you can relax and savor our delicious Italian cuisine. Connecting in Midtown Raleigh for lunch or dinner makes unforgettable Christmas memories as well.

Mia Francesca is located in the heart of Midtown Raleigh in North Hills  alongside some great shops and boutiques, all willing Holiday Parties Raleigh, NCto make your last minute shopping a fun and enjoyable experience. We even offer a special Christmas Eve menu, in addition to our regular menu, for celebrating in this joyous season.

Four special holiday menu selections include our unique Panetone Budino di Pane, an Eggnog-Panetone bread pudding with pecans, dried fruit, cinnamon, and a warm brandy sauce. Another Christmas Eve selection features our Ricotta Gnudi con Tartufo, an abundance of spinach and ricotta dumplings, truffle brown butter sauce, sliced black truffles, and shaved Parmigiano. The other two once- a- year Christmas selections are Gamberi con Romesco which includes grilled prosciutto prawns, wild arugula, oven dried tomatoes, fresh bell peppers, Marcona almonds, lemon and basil oil; and our Branzino con Pastinaca, which is pan-seared sea bass, parsnip puree, baby carrots, asparagus, salsa verde, espelette, and parsnip “hay”.

The close conversations, hearty laughter, delicious food, and Christmas fun at Mia Francesca all make this holiday season the best time of the year.  Our General Manager Justin Harkey and our entire expert staff wish you Season’s Greetings as you celebrate this holiday season. Remember that we offer Mia Francesca gift cards for those you love.   Santa agrees they would make a perfect stocking stuffer!

It is indeed Christmas at North Hills. Bring the kids and their wish lists to the Bruegger’s Café this weekend, Saturday the 21st and the 22nd , from 12- 3 p.m. and get a complimentary photo with Santa Claus. 

Finally, remember that Mia Francesca gift cards  are available for those hard to please friends. They will enjoy the opportunity to visit any time of year!

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Join our Facebook Christmas Eve Dining Event! Please make Mia Francesca in North Hills your Christmas Eve gathering place for both food and drink.

Click here for our Christmas Eve Menu  

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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For Christmas Eve Dinner Mia Francesca Trattoria is Your New Tradition!

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Christmas Eve holds a special place in everyone’s heart. We all remember gathering with family and enjoying the true warmth of theChristmas Eve Dinner Raleigh season. It was tradition. We planned to be there with friends and family every year. We wouldn’t miss it. It was an event.

Although many of us are now in the Triangle, and home is often hundreds of miles away, the memories of those special days are still as bright as the Christmas star.

Now is that time to start that new holiday tradition with the holiday dining experience of Mia Francesca Trattoria. Our restaurant will be open Christmas Eve from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. we want you to visit and enjoy excellence, ambiance, fine food and drink with your family and friends and make new holiday memories to treasure forever. Our delicious authentic Tuscany Italian style cuisine at Mia Francesca is perfect for couples, families and groups to gather and be served culinary delights from wonderful and attentive wait staff.

Restaurant Open Christmas Eve Dinner

In the perfect holiday season location of North Hills in Midtown Raleigh, the Christmas decorations and holiday lighting across the shopping campus bring a unique and spectacular glow to the entire area as you drive through the main mall to our restaurant. The large variety of boutiques and shops will be lit up in full visual display for all to see.

Mia Francesca’s offers a one night only special Christmas Eve dinner menu in addition to our already fabulous authentic Italian menu.

Chef Zach and his team of culinary experts have once again put together a great selection of four new Christmas Eve Specials: Our Gamberi con Romesco features scrumptious grilled prosciutto wrapped prawns (shrimp), wild arugula, fresh oven dried tomatoes, fresh bell peppers; accented with marcona almonds, lemon, and basil oil.  Our Branzino con Pastinaca highlights our fresh Pan Seared Sea Bass with a parsnip puree, fresh baby carrots, fresh asparagus, salsa verde, espelette, and parsnip “hay”. 

While you are dining at Mia Francesca’s on Christmas Eve, imagine Santa Claus traveling around the whole world on this night delivering presents to every good little girl and boy.

Rumors have it that Santa loves our Panetone Budino di Pane, which contains heavenly Eggnog-Panetone bread pudding, pecans, dried fruit, cinnamon, and a warm brandy sauce.  Mrs. Claus allows him to have our desserts just once a year because he needs to fit down all those chimneys!

Of course, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, with his nose so bright, is guiding Santa’s sleigh with all the other reindeer this Christmas Eve night!  It truly is the time for “Ho, ho, ho!”

This is the night that only happens once a year and it is one to enjoy! Dine with us at Mia Francesca this magical Christmas Eve!

**Join our Facebook Christmas Eve Dining Event! Please make Mia Francesca in North Hills your Christmas Eve gathering place for both food and drink.

Click here for our Christmas Eve Menu  

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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Even Santa Claus Loves the Holiday Gatherings at Mia Francesca Trattoria

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Are you looking for a unique way to reward your hardworking employees and coworkers this holiday season?  Surprise them with an impromptu holiday party at Mia Francesca Trattoria.  Turn your Christmas and New Year’s events into fabulous get-togethers that make the company’s newsletter in January.

Reserve one of Mia Francesca’s unique private dining rooms and enjoy our Tuscany Italian menu filled with appetizers, entrees Holiday Party Venueand desserts. We offer an entertaining and group-friendly atmosphere.  Enjoy our delicious authentic Italian Cuisine among our holiday decorations that even Father Christmas (Babbo Natale) himself approves this Christmas season.

You can find Mia Francesca in the heart of Mid-Town Raleigh in the festive North Hills area.   So put down your ball of tangled Christmas lights and come enjoy our magnificent Italian cuisine. Our rustic food is sure to warm you up during your Christmas gatherings, Hanukkah festivities, and Kwanzaa celebrations.

Whether it is a relaxed business meeting that sets the tone for the warmth of friends and family this season or a holiday party for the entire office, we can accommodate just about any event or budget.  Just sit back, relax, and let us do all the planning for you! From enjoyable wedding rehearsal dinners to entertaining December birthdays to impressive bar and bat mitzvahs, we do it all during the holidays!

Can’t get away from your Triangle area office?  Let Mia Francesca bring the holidays to you. We offer full and flexible catering services and a variety of furnished menu suggestions for any special year-end event you would like us to cater.  With Christmas and the holidays coming up fast, companies and families invite us to cater their unforgettable get-togethers.

This is the time of year when many people sing Christmas carols and holiday jingles.  We say, “‘Tis the season to head to the North (Pole) Hills for that great Italian dining experience.  We bet Santa Claus proclaims: “Ho-Ho-Ho!  Mia Francesca is the way to go!”

Make reservations for you and your family, friends, and business associates. Celebrate this holiday season Italian Style for the best time in Raleigh!

Merry Christmas (Buon Natale) and Season’s Greetings (Buon Feste) from General Manager Justin Harkey and the team at Mia Francesca!   

Everyone in business loves this time of year, and we can put a professional touch on your corporate luncheon or evening team function with a custom holiday event geared to your needs and wants. For a catered event, we bring the kitchen to you with a full and award-winning on-site staff! 
 
Call us today to plan your celebration of the season!  

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Make Mia Francesca in North Hills your Holiday Season gathering place. 

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
Phone: (919) 278-1525
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