Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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“More than Pasta” Means the Best Italian Dining in North Hills

Monday, October 19th, 2015

CapreseGreat Italian cooking can often mean a wide variety of pasta dishes. What if the taste for Italian food is for more than pasta? In Midtown Raleigh, Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills offers a full and ever expanding menu of farm to table and “direct from the coast” fresh, each and every day. Our homemade dishes will satisfy everyone’s appetite for an authentic Italian meal and we feature seafood, pizza, salad, and a number of other favorite foods, from steak to fish. We also offer a gluten-free menu for our guests who love Italian dishes but need a little different array of ingredients.

Stop by Mia Francesca for lunch or dinner to enjoy our rustic atmosphere, our friendly service, and a complete menu that includes so much more than pasta:

  • Salads: Add chicken, shrimp, scallops, steak, salmon, or calamari to any of our salads to make a hearty, healthy meal. Our salads feature local farm fresh ingredients like tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, string beans, and greens. Try an enticing Caprese, Asparagi Insalata, or the house favorite, Insalata ala Francesca.
  • Seafood: Fresh from the farm and the coast, our seafood dishes feature delicious fish selections, combined with the perfect pairing of vegetables, in delectable dishes prepared just for our special guests. Seafood lovers will have to experience our Sea Scallop Risotto, Snapper Bagna Calda, Salmon Fresca, or the local North Carolina Flounder in Lamina.
  • Pizza: Mia Francesca Trattoria has the best pizza in Raleigh! Top that lunch or dinner pizza with prosciutto, Applewood bacon, arugula, broccoli, goat cheese, artichokes, or mushrooms to make it that much more special. Our mouth-watering pizzas include Quattro Stagioni, Napoletana, and Salsiccia pizza. Choose from an extensive list of additional fresh ingredients to customize that pizza to make it a perfect meal.

Reservations are encouraged and easy to make, for dinner on Friday and Saturday, and for large private dining groups! Our expansive dining area has room for everyone. Join us today for an authentic Italian dish that is more than pasta!

Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Raleigh, adjacent to the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel, in the midst of the expansive North Hills shopping mall, between 440 East and Six Forks Road.

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Mark your holiday calendars for November 26th and Thanksgiving Day! Celebrate lunch and dinner right here at Mia Francesca as we present our Annual Thanksgiving Menu! 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; everything from salads to stuffing to turkey to pumpkin pie is on the holiday table! Call and make your reservation! We are #morethanpasta!

Mia Francesca Trattoria North Hills Hours:

Monday through Friday: Lunch 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

Monday through Thursday: Dinner 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: Dinner 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Sunday: Dinner 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Brunch 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple, rustic, and authentic with real Northern Italian cuisine.

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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!

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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 Vibrant Farmers’ Market and Great Italian Food Go Well Together

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Market Pizza midtownfarmersmarketAt Mia Francesca Trattoria, we take pride in using only the freshest of ingredients from local farms for every single one of our Italian culinary presentations. It is with this spirit of community is mind that we encourage you to visit the thriving Midtown Farmers’ Market right here at North Hills every single weekend. This lively neighborhood market is open from now until November 1 (8 am to noon) at the Commons at North Hills. And we would love a visit to our authentic Northern Italian restaurant to enjoy the farm to table fresh food while visiting the market.

It is important to note that the market is open only to growers; the vendors at the Midtown Farmers’ Market must sell products and produce that they themselves have produced. This means that the vendors have great knowledge of what they have grown.

Our farm rich menu at Mia Francesca’s includes:

  • Asparagi Insalata—one of our superb Italian salads with asparagus, blue cheese, and tomato
  • Vegetable Panino—comes with grilled squash, fresh Portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, wild arugula, lemon ricotta, and ciabatta
  • Spinaci aglio e olio—fresh sautéed baby spinach, garlic, olive oil, and lemon
  • Spring Pizza—with fresh garlic, peas, asparagus, local pea shoots, mozzarella, and espellette

The Farmer’s Market provides our local and regional community with a wide array of interesting product:

  • With plentiful access to healthful food options including fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, handmade canned goods free of preservatives
  • An opportunity to buy local, family-farmed foods from almost fifty vendors selling farm-fresh produce, meats, seafood, cheese, baked goods, and other specialty foods and crafts
  • Natural farm fresh foods grown to sustain our land and our health
  • Educational opportunities to learn about sustainable farming methods, the importance of family farmland and growing practices

It is not unusual to see Chef Zack and other kitchen staff walking through the market looking for lunch and dinner ingredients. Come visit Mia Francesca and be assured the freshest is always at your service.

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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: Midtown Farmer’s Market

 

 

 

 

 

The Triangle’s Ultimate Italian Seafood Experience

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Mia-Francesca-Raleigh-Pan-Seared-ScallopsPeople who dine at Mia Francesca Trattoria agree that we serve only the best authentic Northern Italian cuisine in the Triangle. That is why so many people enjoy coming back to our restaurant again and again. We are located a short distance from everywhere in the Triangle at North Hills Midtown Raleigh; the area is filled with terrific shopping, specialty shoppes, boutiques, fitness centers, and movie theaters. While many North Carolinians think pizza and pasta when they think Italian food, some might be surprised to know that we are famous for our fresh seafood as well.

In Italy, the domestic diet relies heavily on the richness of the Mediterranean Sea, which surrounds the entire peninsula. From the consumption of small fish along the shore to commercially organized fisheries in the larger markets of Milan and Rome, fish is one of the most important aspects of the Italian heritage. With this history in mind, Mia Francesca offers a superb variety of luscious seafood dishes.

Our specialties include succulent Shrimp e Piselli Risotto, which features fresh gulf shrimp with flavorful asparagus, lemon, garlic, basil, pea shoots, on a bed of Arborio rice. Our Sea Scallop Fagioli is offered with delicious pan seared sea scallops, white beans, fresh artichokes, baby spinach, balsamic, and saba. Our Striped Bass con Farro delights Triangle taste buds with pan seared striped bass, ancient grain faro, radiccio, spring onions, citrus, grilled lemon vinaigrette, and salsa verde.

In addition to our fresh shrimp, sea scallops, and bass, our Lobster Cappellacci brings to the table fresh Maine lobster filled with fresh pasta, spring peas, baby spinach, tarragon, and a rich lobster cream sauce. Finally, our incredible Salmon con Farro comes with flavorful grilled salmon, ancient grain faro, radiccio, spring onions, citrus, grilled lemon vinaigrette, and salsa verde.

Be ready to save room for one of our Italian heritage desserts! We welcome first time guests to North Hills and just know the experience will make Mia Francesca a regular experience in the future.

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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: Mia Francesca Trattoria North Hills Raleigh