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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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

Mia Francesca Trattoria
Phone: (919) 278-1525
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