Mia Francesca Trattoria

Restaurant Raleigh
4100 Main at North Hills St.
Raleigh, NC 27609
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

 

Triangle Restaurant Week at Mia Francesca Trattoria

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

TRW 1-22-13 picEven in the middle of winter here in the Triangle, great food is heating up at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Did you know that Mia Francesca is one of the participating restaurants during the exciting Triangle Restaurant Week (TRW)? We are right in the middle of this wonderful week- long celebration of culinary excellence and epicurean delight. With the weekend fast approaching, it is the perfect time to stop by and enjoy a delicious Northern Italian experience. The final day is Saturday January 25th.

During TRW, local participating eateries (like Mia Francesca) offer special three-course menu options and fixed pricing.  This is a great opportunity for everyone to indulge in the area’s finest cuisine!

During this special week, Mia Francesca Trattoria offers superb authentic Northern Italian cuisine that tastes so good you will insist you are vacationing in Italy.  Our 3-course lunch is only $15 and our 3-course dinner is only $30. Foodies around the Triangle and Wake County will simply be amazed at the ample and savory portions and the wonderful ambiance and service.

We are featuring four appetizing

Triangle Restaurant Week lunch entrees:

*First Course*

Insalata di Caesar
Classic Caesar salad with croutons and parmesan

Insalata della Casa

Mixed greens, red onion, cherry tomatoes, shaved parmesan, herbed red wine vinaigrette

Bruschette alla Romano

Garlic toast with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil

*Second Course*

Risotto al Pomodoro
Italian rice with roasted plum tomatoes, arugula & fontina cheese

Spaghetti Bolognese

Beef, Veal, Pork, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, & Parmigiano Reggiano

Panino alla Parmigiano

Breaded chicken breast topped with a tomato basil sauce, mozzarella & served on ciabatta

Gamberi Insalata

Pan Seared shrimp, mixed greens, chopped tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, lemon

*Third Course*

Tiramisu

Lady fingers soaked in espresso and rum with mascarpone cheese and cocoa

 

For Triangle Restaurant Week dinner menu,

we have four scrumptious entrees to tempt you:

*First Course*
Insalata di Cesare 
Classic Caesar salad with croutons and parmesan

Bruschette alla Romano 
Garlic toast with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil

Caprese

Vine ripe tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, olive oil

Lentils & Spinaci

Warm lentils, baby spinach, and goat cheese

*Second Course*

Veal Cappellacci

Braised Veal and Prosciutto filled pasta, savoy cabbage, chopped tomatoes, pancetta, and fontina cream sauce

Pollo alla Romano 
Roasted chicken breast with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon, olive oil and roasted potatoes

Duck Risotto

Braised Duck, butternut squash, Arborio rice, sage, fontina, Swiss chard

Penne Pastore

Fennel Sausage, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, tomato basil sauce, penne, olive oil

*Third Course*

Tiramisu
House made with Lady fingers soaked in espresso and rum with mascarpone cheese and cocoa

White Chocolate Cheesecake

White chocolate shavings, raspberry agrodolce, crushed pistachios

Stop in and enjoy the finest fare, right here in North Hills, at Mia Francesca Trattoria! This is the week to do it!

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When you put together North Carolina farm-fresh produce and our classically trained expert chefs, dining at Mia Francesca Trattoria is the best authentic Italian experience and tastiest cuisine you will ever enjoy. 

Raise a glass to toast to the excellent deals (and delicious meals) you will receive when you make your reservations at Mia Francesca Trattoria this Triangle Restaurant Week. Make this a dining experience you will always remember!

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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