Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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Bring the Whole Bunch to Our Delicious Brunch in Midtown Raleigh

Monday, January 12th, 2015

MFT Bruschetta alla RomanaThe Holiday Season is over; yet, the family wants to continue to do things together and have some fun. We have a great suggestion. How about weekend brunch in Midtown Raleigh? If getting together means finding the best place to enjoy brunch in the Triangle, go no further than Mia Francesca Trattoria. Located in the North Hills complex in Midtown at North Hills, our authentic Tuscan influenced restaurant is open for a delectable Northern Italian brunch both weekend days, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Add some pizzazz to your weekends by taking the whole bunch to our tasty brunch.

Start the Mia Francesca experience with fresh and succulent fruit juices (orange, cranberry, tomato, pineapple, or grapefruit).

For adults, we offer the following libations served after Noon on Sunday:

  • Mimosa (a combination of champagne and orange juice)
  • Bellini (mixture of prosecco and peach puree)
  • Italian Sunset (Vodka, limoncello, Aperol, and finished with orange juice)

Mia Francesca specializes in a variety of scrumptious appetizers and savory salads for brunch as well. Try our delicious Spinaci aglio e olio (sautéed baby spinach, garlic, olive oil and lemon) and our crisp Bruschette all Romana (garlic toast, marinated tomatoes, mozzarella, and olive oil). Enjoy our “gotta try” Asparagi Insalata (asparagus, blue cheese, and tomato) and our very popular Caesar Salad (hearts of romaine, garlic, croutons, shaved Parmigiano, and roasted bell peppers).

The Mia Francesca brunch experience features our palate-pleasing pizza, pasta, and Panini, including:

  • Salsiccia Pizza (fennel sausage, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and mozzarella)
  • Spaghetti Bolognese (beef, veal, pork, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano)
  • Pollo Parmesan Panini (breaded chicken breast, tomato basil sauce, shredded mozzarella inside toasted ciabatta with a side of French Fries)

Mia Francesca Trattoria offers tremendously tasty breakfast items during our brunch as well. Our Frittata Saltimbocca features baked frittata style eggs, prosciutto, sage, vine ripe tomatoes, fontina, basil hollandaise, and fresh arugula. Our House Buttermilk Pancakes piles it on with honey ricotta, mixed berries, maple syrup, and chestnut honey. Our guests love coming at brunch time for our variety of amazing choices. Bring the whole bunch to our mouthwatering brunch! The families that eat together enjoy the good times each and every weekend at Mia Francesca.

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Mia Francesca Trattoria, in association with the Francesca Restaurant Group, announces its “Take Me to Tuscany Getaway”. Stop into Mia Francesca in North Hills to register. No purchase is necessary. Enter NOW through February 28th. Please check out these details. Triple your chance to win during Valentine’s Day week! The winner will be announced on March 2.

Stop in to win! Tuscan Vacation

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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, 1642055

 

 

 

 

Midtown Raleigh’s Favorite Stop for Those Who Like to Holiday Shop

Monday, December 8th, 2014

dreamstime 45346364For all of the Christmas shoppers who find appetizing deals across Raleigh and North Hills love a break from the lines and parking to enjoy a break to for their favorite appetizers and holiday drinks at Mia Francesca Trattoria. All of Santa’s helpers busy getting gifts for loved ones can relax and unwind at our authentic Tuscan Italian restaurant in the heart of Midtown Raleigh. Impromptu parties of two or more break out in celebration with our mouthwatering classic appetizers that everyone loves to sample before heading back out into our North Carolina winter weather.

At Mia Francesca, our general manager and staff offer a versatile wine list that includes favorites such as our red Italian wines like Amadeo Chianti and Portocamaro Barbera D’Alba, or white Italian wines like Dantello Pinot Grigio and Baroncini Pinot Grigio. These wonderful and special wines pair well with any of our tasty starters. We love to see our guests with a glass as they sit around sampling our warm and cold varieties.

During the December holidays, our guests will love our simple to elegant appetizers loaded with veggies:

  • Beets Arrosto are roasted beets with arugula, gorgonzola, truffle, sea salt, lemon, olive oil, and toasted walnuts
  • Mais Risotto consists of our Arborio rice, local corn, roasted bell peppers, lemon, garlic, and basil
  • Spinaci aglio e olio features sautéed baby spinach, garlic, olive oil, and lemon
  • Warm Calabrian Olives are an assortment of mixed olives seasoned with garlic, olive oil, calabrian chilies, and citrus

Before the New Year comes, our guests can savor our classic holiday appetizers filled with extraordinary flavor. They are crowd pleasers worthy of festive celebration:

  • Autunno Prosciutto features Prosciutto di Parma, fall fruit, marcona almonds, arugula, lemon, olive oil and saba
  • Carpaccio with thinly sliced sirloin, capers, tomatoes, mushrooms, lemon, olive oil, arugula, endive, radicchio, and Parmigiano
  • Lamb Meatballs stuffed with goat cheese, rosemary, marinara, and arugula
  • Zucca Bruschetta offers butternut squash, robiola cheese, caramelized onions, aged balsamic, and nostrano salami over garlic toast

Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, everyone can shop here in Midtown and stop by Mia Francesca to taste our delicious crowd pleasing refreshments with their favorite friends and family members. Indeed, whether we have a White Christmas or not, it is the most wonderful time of year. We welcome holiday shoppers to sample Mia Francesca Trattoria’s superb Italian cuisine! Get your holiday party started with our classic appetizers and seasonal selections!

Happy Holidays everyone. Stop in and get your shopping off to a great start or an awesome close!

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

A 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 is 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!

 

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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, 45346364

 

 

Our Northern Italian Gluten-Free Menu Is Overflowing with Natural Flavor

Monday, August 25th, 2014

???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????Mia Francesca Trattoria of North Hills in Midtown Raleigh serves fantastic farm and sea fresh food to every single one of our guests. At the same time we know that some of our guests might be sensitive or allergic to gluten. Gluten is the protein found in the grains wheat, rye, barley, and triticale (a hybrid of wheat and rye). We can assure all of our guests that we now offer a completely gluten-free menu for their needs. Our executive chef team prepares an array of gluten-free authentic Tuscany-Italian cuisine that is always full of aroma and wonderful flavor.

For many people in the Triangle who embrace a gluten-free diet, Mia Francesca offers a wide variety of delightful choices for those seeking a true gluten-free meal.

Here is a sampling of the appetizers from our delicious gluten-free menu:

  • Spinaci aglio e olio: sautéed baby spinach, fresh garlic, olive oil, and lemon
  • Carpaccio: thinly sliced sirloin with capers, tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, lemon, olive oil, arugula, endive, radicchio, and Parmigiano

Since most fresh fruits and vegetables are naturally gluten free, we offer a nice variety of farm fresh salads including:

  • Piselli Insalata: pea pods, tomato, cucumber
  • Insalata ala Francesca: hearts of romaine, endive, radicchio, blue cheese, and summer vegetables

All of our gluten-free pasta dishes contain quinoa, a healthy grain that is high in protein, high in fiber, and free of gluten.

Our quinoa gluten-free penne pasta entrees include:

  • Penne alla Bolognese: beef, veal, pork, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce and Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Penne alle Verdure: sautéed with wild mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, broccoli, escarole, garlic, olive oil, and pine nuts

It is important to note that our guests can always finish dinner with the flavor-rich, gluten-free dining experience of our Crème Alle Vaniglia, vanilla crème brulee served with fresh seasonal berries; or try our Frutta in Vaso dessert, seasonal fruit topped with whipped cream and raspberry sauce. Mia Francesca Trattoria makes it easy for our guests to select the right meals from our flavorful gluten-free menu!

Stop by for the Labor Day Weekend or make your reservations today for that special anytime!

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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: http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/t/gluten-free-37735840.jpg

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