Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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6 Pasta Health Facts from Mia Francesca in Raleigh

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

a4urbancdnEveryone has favorite pasta. Its flavor is worldwide in popularity across the globe; every person has a love and passion for the delicious flavor of this famous traditional staple. Federico Fellini, the famous Italian film director and gifted scriptwriter once commented, “Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”  It is our new adopted mantra!

Mia Francesca Trattoria, in North Hills-Midtown Raleigh, serves the finest authentic Northern Italian pasta in the Triangle. Not only does our homemade pasta taste delightful, it is indeed healthy and packed with nutrition. Yes, healthy! When eaten, pasta surprisingly provides many essential nutrients in the form of vitamins and minerals.

Six health benefits of eating pasta include:

  • Complex carbohydrates supply the fuel necessary for energy
  • Good source of B Vitamins, Iron and Niacin
  • Its fiber promotes important digestive health
  • It is a cholesterol free food source
  • It is a naturally low sodium source
  • It contains Manganese, a mineral that helps metabolize carbohydrates and regulates blood sugar

Mia Francesca offers spaghetti in many ways. Those who dine with us can order it “au naturale” with fresh, selected herbs, tomato basil sauce, and a light dusting of parmesan cheese.  Smart eating has never tasted so good. Our homemade pasta dishes can feature chicken, scallops, shrimp, or salmon for that almost “guilt free” culinary experience.

Real Italian with real flavor makes the difference in out trusted recipes. We can mix our pastas with olive oil and farm to table vegetables to make  a perfect meal for the health conscious guest.

Did you know there are over 600 different pasta shapes produced worldwide?  Since 1154 in Sicily, pasta has been one of our most versatile foods.  Finally, according to Miss Manners (a.k.a. Judith Martin), a fork is the only utensil that may be used to eat spaghetti while anyone is looking.  When you come to Mia Francesca’s we will let you eat your pasta any way you want. Have fun and enjoy the experience. Invite friends and family to dine together. Pasta often tastes the best with company. magic and pasta come together at Mia Francesca!

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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

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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

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