Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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Make Weekend Brunch at North Hills a Holiday Shopping Highlight

Monday, December 7th, 2015

snowman with presentHappy Holidays every one! At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we are excited about the upcoming holiday season. Located in North Hills, your holiday shopping headquarters in Midtown Raleigh; our culinary team and staff love watching smiling shoppers going store to store, finding the perfect gifts for friends and family. And when they visit us for great Northern Italian Tuscany style, we end their shopping spree with great food and a welcome experience.

We invite everyone to stop in from weekend shopping for an incredibly enticing and filling brunch at Mia Francesca Trattoria. We serve the widest selection of traditional American and Italian favorites on the best brunch menu in Raleigh, from 10:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. every Saturday and every Sunday too. Our guests can start their shopping day off right, recharge after a busy morning, or take a break between visiting all of our North Hills stores and shops.

Mia Francesca Trattoria has just the right menu  to complement a busy day of holiday hustle and bustle:

  • Brunch Bevande: There are refreshing drink selections, including Mimosas, Bellinis, and our special Italian Sunset prepared with vodka and Limoncello.
  • Homemade Tuscany Pizza: There is no better way than spending a Saturday shopping in North Hills and then dining on the best pizza in town at Mia Francesca Trattoria.
  • Traditional and surprisingly delicious brunch favorites: We offer prime steak and eggs, fluffy pancakes, and amazing French Toast; our traditional menu options have something for everyone on a busy holiday shopping morning.
  • Pasta: There is nothing like a great Italian brunch scrumptious pasta dishes, like Penne Arrabiata and Spaghetti Bolognese
  • More than pasta: Our weekend and every day of the week, Mia Francesca Trattoria offers delicious, mouth-watering dishes like Pollo Parmesan Panini and Salmon Asparagi.

When the weather outside is frightful, we offer only the delightful with the warmth and comfort of our rustic indoor dining area and inviting bar. We welcome all to enjoy our homemade dishes, made with fresh ingredients from local area farms and our coast. Feel the joy of the season and the exquisite taste of our special Saturday brunch menu selections as you prepare for a delightful Christmas and holiday season!

Mia Francesca Trattoria invites you to stop in for lunch or dinner throughout the week, but especially to delight in our very special Saturday brunch, the perfect treat for the busy holiday shopper!

Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located in the heart of North Hills, adjacent to the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel just off 440 in Midtown Raleigh.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is more than pasta!

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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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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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The Perfect Date is Italian for Two in Midtown Raleigh

Monday, June 8th, 2015

romantic dinnerIt’s Triangle Restaurant Week in Raleigh and the romance of Northern Italy can now be found here in the heart of Triangle of North Carolina. Mia Francesca Trattoria offers the ambiance of the Tuscan hills in Midtown Raleigh’s beautiful North Hills complex. Are you celebrating a wedding anniversary or a special birthday? Are you looking for the perfect spot for a romantic date night? We offer just the place for an intimate evening of wine, homemade pasta and sauce, and amazing desserts. A great date is just a phone call away.

There is nothing more romantic than the famous hills of Tuscany, unless of course it’s the rustic atmosphere of Mia Francesca Trattoria. Nestled within North Raleigh, adjacent to the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Midtown, we are pleased to serve the best of Italy with elegant ambiance. Whether dining outside under the stars in our beautiful patio trellis, or enjoying the evening inside our expansive dining room, our guests are taken away to the classic romance and the classic tastes of a Northern Italian village away from the hustle and bustle of the everyday routine.

Romantic date nights are not just for the weekends. We offer 50% off all of wines every Monday. Cap off your romantic night with a special wine. Our extensive collection of vino rosso, reds, and vino Blanco, whites, by the bottle or the glass is simply excellent.

The expansive Mia Francesca wine list includes:

  • Popular Malbecs from Argentina and Chile
  • Classic Italian reds, including chianti and Tignanello Tuscany
  • Bubbling champagne from France and Italy
  • Whites from Italy, France, Chile, Argentina, and around the globe

Everything we do at Mia Francesca Trattoria is prepared with our special couples in mind, and our Iron Chef Zach selects only the freshest foods from our local growers and farms to make unique homemade pasta and sauces that bring the aroma of Northern Italy to Midtown on each and every plate.

And what better way to complete a romantic date night dinner than with one of our enticing desserts and delicious cups of Illy Coffee?

Choose a mouth-watering treat from our dessert selection:

  • Tiramisu – Espresso and kahlua soaked lady fingers with lightly sweetened mascarpone cream & cocoa powder
  • Torta Bacio – Chocolate-hazelnut mousse with cocoa nibs  & chocolate crunch
  • Seasonal Crème Brulee
  • Refreshing sorbetti and gelati

And from our Italian coffees:

  • Cappuccino
  • Espresso
  • Espresso Macchiato
  • Caramel Macchiato
  • Mocha-cino

A special couple needs a great time and a uniquely romantic restaurant right here in Raleigh. For a special night out, enjoy the joys of companionship and the special love it takes as you break bread together here in Midtown at Mia Francesca Trattoria;   where every meal and every romantic dinner are ones to remember.

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Enjoy Triangle Restaurant Week through June14th right here at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

 

Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine.

Join us for Father’s Day on Sunday June 21st!

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 Best Brunch Spot in Raleigh Every Weekend

Monday, June 1st, 2015

al fresco diningStart the weekend right in the Triangle and bring the family to Mia Francesca Trattoria for flavorful delights and enjoy the best brunch spot in Raleigh! Our weekend brunch is indeed the highlight of a Triangle weekend. Gather friends and loved ones to celebrate a graduation, toast Dad on Father’s Day, or just enjoy a leisurely weekend feast. Plan that special Saturday or Sunday and take a break from errands, shopping, and work. Our Northern Italian influenced brunch menu is available only on the weekend, each day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where there is good food, there always good times as well. And all of our menu items are made from fresh, local ingredients. In addition to antipasti, salad, and pizza, our brunch menu features colazione selections, just for breakfast lovers. Start with a breakfast mimosa, fresh orange juice and champagne, or a refreshing bellini, made with prosecco and peach puree, for only $3 a glass.

Mia Francesca brings Italian Soul to every delicious serving and our wonderful Colazione features include:

  • Arancini Benedict – traditional brunch with an Italian flare, including crispy risotto, basil hollandaise, and prosciutto di parma
  • Eggs Amatriciana Al Forno – a taste treat of baked eggs, pancetta, Spanish onions, tomato basil sauce, grilled ciabatta bread, and shaved pecorino tartufo
  • Create your own Brunch Omelet – eggs Italian style, choosing from prosciutto di parma, sausage, asparagus, tomato, peppers, mushrooms, onions, olives, baby spinach, fontina, mozzarella, or parmesan. The brunch omelet is served with fresh house fried potatoes.

Our voluminous array of brunch side dishes blend feast, eats, and family; each complement every menu selection:

  • Ciabatta Toast
  • Bacon
  • Italian Sausage
  • Two eggs any style
  • Fresh fruit
  • House fried potatoes
  • Cheesy polenta
  • Prosciutto di Parma
  • Pancakes

We take brunch very seriously at Mia Francesca and nothing makes great food taste better than enjoying it al fresco. As the weather warms and the sun shines brighter, our trellis-covered patio offers the best in Raleigh for open air dining. With plenty of seating, our guests enjoy fresh air and fresh dishes on the weekends and every day of the week. We strongly recommend making a reservation for brunch and for dining al fresco. Both are very popular in the Triangle!

We serve the best brunch in Raleigh for all the right reasons! At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we take pride in serving only the freshest ingredients brought in every day from local farmers markets, the piedmont and the coast. Our award winning Executive Chef oversees everything we make and serve. Our delectable entrees, pasta dishes, and sauces are all made in house, from scratch, just the way we love it.

Tucked inside the expansive North Hills complex, Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located in Midtown Raleigh, close to every town in the Triangle. Join us for brunch and put a little Italian Soul into your weekend eating plans!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. 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

 

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

Enjoy Italian Family Style Dining in Midtown Raleigh

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

pasta dishNow that Memorial Day has signaled the unofficial beginning of the Triangle Summer, gather the family together and bring them all to Mia Francesca Trattoria for lunch, dinner or for that very special occasion everyone is planning. It’s time to serve everyone in true Tuscany style with the Italian traditions of Tavoli di Amici; family sized portions including our “made from scratch” pastas with enough fresh breads and generously portioned entrees to share around the table. Mangia! Mangia! (Eat! Eat!)

Big, hearty meals, shared with family and friends, are a Raleigh tradition here at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Executive Chef Zach offers a fantastic selection of foods spanning multiple courses, in a dining experience that takes our guests back to their best memories of family-focused delicious meals. Let everyone choose from our family-style dinner menu which offers numerous options for appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, and entrees. Of course, all of our family meals are served with freshly baked Italian breads. And make sure to save room for dessert! Every family-style dinner menu includes two dessert selections.

Our local dessert favorites are sure to trigger the sweet tooth:

  • Tiramisu: One of our most popular desserts featuring ladyfingers soaked in espresso with mascarpone cheese & cocoa
  • Torte di Formaggio: Our wonderful vanilla cheesecake is served with fresh berries & crème anglaise
  • Profiteroles al Gelato: Enjoy cream puffs filled with vanilla gelato & topped with chocolate sauce

Can’t decide? Dolci Assortiti includes all of our traditional sweet favorites, plus seasonal house specialties served with biscotti & gelato. Bring it up table side and dig in!

Make any family gathering extra special by reserving a private dining space for a larger get-together, a party, or summer celebration. The great weather is here and with it comes weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, Father’s Day, and so many other reasons to have a good time!  Mia Francesca offers private dining rooms to accompany groups of all sizes across the Triangle. Our private downstairs dining room is suitable for up to 65 guests. Upstairs, we offer the Tuscan Wine Cellar Mezzanine that can also accommodate up to 65 guests. The choice is yours!

This is the season to bring family and friends, smile and laugh, share dishes around the table, and enjoy authentic Italian cooking in the Northern Italian tradition. Mia Francesca is  conveniently located in the heart of North Hills Midtown Raleigh, a unique open air shopping experience for all ages. Our Tuscany Italian restaurant is located minutes from anywhere in the Triangle; we bring the flavors of Italy to all our guests. Savor the food, enjoy the company, and then take a stroll around the complex to visit our neighboring shops, stores, galleries.

Mangia! Eat! Eat hearty with family and friends at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. 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

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

 

 

Spring is Here! Celebrate Special Occasions with Italian Cuisine in Midtown Raleigh!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

springThe beautiful months of May and June across the Triangle are filled with a wide variety of warm weather celebrations and special occasions; there are probably too many events out there to count. Spring offers the best chance to enjoy a wide variety of special occasions and family events both indoors and outdoors:

  • Mother’s Day
  • First Communion
  • Prom
  • Graduation
  • Bar and Bat Mitzvah
  • Baptism
  • Wedding
  • Reunion
  • Engagement Party
  • Birthday Party
  • Father’s Day

At Mia Francesca, we try our very best to be the local headquarters for all the fun family events across Raleigh. Bringing friends and family together and allowing us to prepare the food and set the ambiance are something we are famous for in Midtown Raleigh. Our relaxed atmosphere is perfect to cherish the precious moments that will always be remembered. In fact, Sunday is Mother’s Day and we are ready for all the Moms with our fantastic brunch. Our award winning kitchen creates every buffet and every meal with pure freshness, local ingredients, and the simplicity of a menu filled with house “made from scratch” goodness.

It’s the time of year to enjoy our special event menus in one of our private dining rooms:

  • Family Style Private Dining Room: Tavoli di Amici (Table of Friends) is an Italian tradition, with meals served family style around the table
  • Plated Private Dining Room: Featuring more formal menu options for private dining
  • Private Room Cocktail Receptions: Pairing appetizer selections with our wide selection of wines or a beverage package

Our distinctive menus for special events include fresh, homemade pasta and sauces made from scratch with local ingredients brought in daily from the Farmers Market and the coast. A family-style lunch favorite is the savory Gnocchi con Ricotta, homemade potato dumplings sautéed in a tomato basil sauce with spinach and fresh ricotta. For dinner, try our Pollo alla Romano, a roasted chicken breast with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon, olive oil and roasted potatoes.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located a short drive from everywhere in the Triangle in the North Hills complex. We are in the heart of an expansive open air shopping experience. Just off the 440 Beltline at exit 8 (Six Forks), we are surrounded by the Midtown experience.

Even more convenient is our online booking system for private room reservations. Reserve a private dining room for upcoming graduation celebrations, wedding rehearsals , receptions, and Mother’s Day parties.

Our private dining specialists are ready to discuss all the options and the big day is planned and we offer:

  • No rental fees for our Private Dining rooms.
  • Private Dining Space for up to 260 people.
  • Minimums only on Friday & Saturday Nights – $1,000

For al fresco dining, and who doesn’t like the outside, enjoy the fresh spring weather in our inviting open-air dining space.

Advanced arrangements are highly recommended. We also are taking reservations all week for Mother’s Day Brunch. Our locally famous Mother’s Day Brunch buffet leaves nothing to the imagination and it is only $39.95 for adults, $34 for seniors 65 and older, and $16 for children under twelve. Kids under five are invited to eat for free. All non-alcoholic beverages are included.

Buona Festa Della Mamma! Happy Mother’s Day! Complimenti (Congratulations) to our graduates and newlyweds! Come celebrate spring and all its happy occasions at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. 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

 

Photo: Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

How About the Best Brunch in Raleigh for the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift?

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

mothers-day-Raleigh-NCMom deserves only the very best on Mother’s Day, and there is no better treat than a Mother’s Day Brunch with the all classic tastes of Italy for the entire family to enjoy! Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh presents all the goodness of North Carolina with made from scratch and local farm fresh items all prepared onsite for Mom to enjoy. Bring Mamma, Nonna, Zia, and tutta la famiglia to Mia Francesca Trattoria on Sunday, May 10, for our Mother’s Day Brunch served buffet style in a rustic, family-oriented setting in the heart of North Hills at Six Forks and the Beltline.

Mom and the entire family can enjoy the brunch dining al fresco, with an outside eastern view of the North Hills complex. And everyone can sit in our spacious indoor dining areas as well to enjoy the meal with Mom.

Our Mother’s Day Brunch begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. with a full buffet brunch; featured among the many considerations:

  • Fresh, crisp salads made from local North Carolina ingredients
  • Mixed seasonal vegetables from the local area farmer’s markets
  • Mouthwatering Vanilla Bean French Toast
  • Traditional Florentine Frittata
  • Authentic, homemade pastas paired with seafood and chicken
  • Enticing desserts like tiramisu and torta della nonna

Our complete Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet is only $39.95 for adults, $34 for seniors 65 and older, and $16 for children under twelve. Kids under 5 are always invited to eat for free. All non-alcoholic beverages are included with the meal. Mia Francesca also offers an extensive wine list, featuring wines from Italy, California, France, Australia, and South America, available by the glass or the bottle.

At Mia Francesca Trattoria in Raleigh, we take pride in serving only fresh ingredients. We make all of our pasta and sauces in house, from scratch under the supervision of our Executive Chef Zach VanGaasbeek and his talented kitchen staff. Our Mother’s Day Brunch features many authentic Northern Italian pasta dishes that the entire family will love and remember. For example, our delicious pasta con pollo pairs penne pasta with chicken and cream tomato sauce. Mom will love Pasta di verdure which includes the freshest local seasonal vegetables, penne pasta, lemon herb broth, and fresh parmigiano.

If Mom is a big seafood lover, our brunch salmon is made with local green garlic, wild mushrooms, spring onions, and chopped tomatoes. And, of course, she’ll want to save room for traditional Italian desserts. Mom can try seasonal fruit tart, classic cannoli’s, or a little something different in our white chocolate “martinis.”

Remember, Mom can eat anytime she wants to on her special day; after 4 p.m., we continue with our regular menu so anytime Mother’s Day is a good time for everyone to enjoy.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located in North Hills, in the midst of an expansive open air shopping experience in Midtown Raleigh. Take Mom for a walk past the store fronts and boutiques and then stop in for our amazing, authentic Italian brunch that makes her the special guest.

For al fresco dining, call ahead for the outdoor seating and make the arrangements. We also take reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch so give us a call today.

Buona Festa Della Mamma! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mother’s Day and Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

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

Photo: Image courtesy of Mia Francesca Trattoria

 

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It’s Time for a Midday Break in Midtown Raleigh

Monday, April 20th, 2015

culinary flagTake a break from the weekly “business usual” in Raleigh and stop in for an authentic Northern Italian lunch, right in the heart of Midtown. At Mia Francesca Trattoria, we bring the freshest ingredients in every single day from the local Farmer’s Markets and other North Carolina sources, to prepare a delicious, filling lunch just for business people and shoppers alike!

Start with an antipasti of tender calamari or fresh mussels in spicy marinara sauce. For something a little different for lunch, we offer Piselli Risotto, a refreshing mix of Arborio Rice, peas, spring vegetables, baby spinach, and lemon. If in the mood for a for a crisp salad, we feature a wide range of enticing salads, from our Faglioni Insalata, with locally grown string beans, tomatoes, and onion, to Insalata ala Francesca, a salad brimming with hearts of romaine, endive, radicchio, blue cheese, and summer vegetables.

For the main course, we suggest the best pizza in Raleigh! House-made and skillfully prepared, our pizza for all seasons is featured on our lunch menu. Quattro Stagioni, literally meaning “four seasons,” entices our guests with a flavorful combination of sharp prosciutto, olives, and artichokes. Topped with a soft cooked egg that is then blended around this Northern Italian specialty, our pizza for all seasons cannot be beat anywhere around Raleigh and the Triangle.

We also offer a variety of tasty sandwiches, served on authentic Italian ciabatta. Our Salumi Panino, a mouthwatering combination of taste treats, features prosciutto, salami, provolone cheese, bell peppers, arugula, pepperoncinis, topped with red wine vinaigrette.

For a tasty pasta dish, our lunch Paste e Secondi menu includes an assortment of spaghetti and penne dishes. Surrounded by fennel sausage, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and tomato basil sauce, our Penne Pastore brings the freshness of the North Carolina farm to our lunchtime table.

Take a noon time break from work or from shopping in North Hills Mall, and come to Mia Francesca Trattoria, adjacent to the Renaissance Raleigh North Hills Hotel for an authentic culinary feast!

Dining with a large group of friends or co-workers? Make reservations for a private party room! We make business our business every single afternoon.

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Remember, the big day for Mom, Nana, and Grandma is coming fast. Come join us for our special Mother’s Day Brunch Raleigh, NC.

We will be featuring a multitude of North Carolina farm fresh items on our Mother’s Day Brunch menu. Our brunch will begin at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m.

Outside seating will be offered on our patio, weather permitting. Please let us know if your party would be interested in dining al fresco and we will honor every request we can.

We are taking reservations in advance. Simply call the number below. Or book a table with OpenTable.

See you on Mother’s Day for great food and great times!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Make plans for Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 10!

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

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Antipasti: Finding the Best Starter Appetizers in the Triangle

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Fresh from the farms of North Carolina and the depths of the Atlantic OceanApps, the house-made appetizers at Mia Francesca Trattoria take our guests on a culinary trip to Northern Italy right in the heart of Midtown Raleigh. From tender calamari to mussels with just the right amount of spicy marinara or garlic white wine sauce, our ample- portioned appetizers are perfect as antipasti or as a wonderful meal in themselves.

Nothing beats a great glass of wine and scrumptious bites of tasty bruschetta. Our traditional Tuscany- influence bruschetta features locally grown, marinated tomatoes and mozzarella on crisp garlic toast. For something a little different, we also offer bruschetta with mashed peas, lemon ricotta, pea shoots, and crispy prosciutto. Our Prosciutto con Asparagi tops that prosciutto with grilled asparagus, baby artichokes, and arugula, a tasty treat of green vegetables enhanced with just the right amount of lemon and olive oil.

Remember, the Mia Francesca drink specials make our antipasti selections even more appetizing. Every Monday afternoon and evening we offer 50% off all wines from 11:30am to 11:00pm. By the glass or by the bottle, choose a classic chianti from the Tuscany region of Northern Italy or an adventurous Argentinian malbec to complement our mouthwatering Warm Calabrian Olives. And on Thursdays, our featured special is 50% off select cocktails from 5:00pm to 11:00pm.

For our guests who want to dine on the lighter side, Mia Francesca Trattoria provides a full menu of insalate. Our fresh and crisp salads feature ingredients locally grown from the local Farmer’s Market. Try our Fagiolini Insalata with tomatoes, crisp string beans, and onions. As the weather warms, we recommend Insalata ala Francesca, with hearts of romaine, endive, radicchio, blue cheese, and in-season summer vegetables, enjoyed in the open air of our expansive al fresco patio.

Let Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh take everyone on an epicurean adventure to the tastes of Northern Italy, Tuscany, and Florence; while savoring the visit to our rustic and authentic restaurant in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh. Located close to everywhere in the Triangle at exit 8 and the Beltline (440), we invite all to stop in for a drink and an appetizer. Stay for dinner and check out our dessert menu as well.

Come join us for our Mother’s Day Brunch Raleigh, NC.

We will be featuring North Carolina farm fresh items on our Mother’s Day brunch menu. Our brunch will begin at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00pm.  

Outside seating will be offered on our patio, weather permitting. Please let us know if your party would be interested in dining al fresco and we will honor every request we can.

We are taking reservations in advance. Simply call the number below. Or book a table with OpenTable.

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Make plans today for Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 10!

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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

 

Photo: Bruschetta, Mia Francesco Trattoria

 

Italian, restaurant, appetizers, antipasti, insalate, salads, dining, Tuscany, outdoors, spring, Triangle, Raleigh, dinner, lunch, wine, dessert

Enjoy the Warmth of the New Season with Dining in Midtown Raleigh

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

North-Raleigh-Italian-RestaurantAh, Tuscany in the springtime; we all can envision how beautiful Italy is in April. There is nothing like it. Yet, all of us know that the Triangle is one of the prettiest places in North Carolina to live and to dine.

It is time to celebrate the new season and warm weather at Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh. Join us outside on our expansive patio and delight in dining al fresco, under the afternoon sun, the moon, the stars, and our magnificent trellis at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Winter is officially over. It’s time to soak up the fresh air and the great taste of our traditional selection of house made Italian dishes.

Just imagine the ambiance of Northern Italy that surrounds our guests as they dine in the warm evening air or lunch among the song birds and bright sunshine. The enticing aroma of our popular Northern Italian dishes, such as Penne Pesto Genovese, Spaghetti alla Bolognese, and Salsiccia Pizza, all made from fresh, local farm and coastal ingredients, puts everyone in the great mood of Italy.

Accompany a business lunch or relaxing dinner with Vino Rosso or Vino Blanco, by the glass or the bottle, personally selected from our extensive wine list. Wine always tastes better when it is enjoyed on our outdoor patio. On Mondays, the enjoyment is even better at Mia Francesca Trattoria by tasting our favorite wines at 50% off.

Mia Francesca Trattoria is conveniently located in the expansive open air shopping complex of North Hills, in the heart of Midtown Raleigh. Head to our part of the Capital City anytime and visit our vast array of themed shops and retail stores. Enjoy a visit to our restaurant, before or after shopping, and enjoy our refreshing gelati or sorbetti. One of the most popular choices for both large and small groups is to share a delicious homemade dessert platter with friends and family. Platters are sized just right for any group, from an intimate party of two or a group of ten.

Spring in the Triangle means mild temperatures and good food. Dining outdoors – al fresco – at Mia Francesca Trattoria is a great way to bring that bit of Tuscany home to the Triangle. Come out and join us each and every day.

Bold fresh flavors harvested from the local Farmer’s Market to the coast of North Carolina combine with our simple, rustic and authentic menu to bring something extra special to all of our guests. Spring is one of the best times of the year to enjoy the wonderful foods of the Tuscany Region of Italy right here in Midtown Raleigh. Fine Italian appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts combined with a glass of wine or a cold Peroni are the perfect way to celebrate the new warmth of the new season. Make Mia Francesca Trattoria a part of your spring dining plans. We define freshness for the Triangle. Step through the doors and into our Northern Italian culinary experience. Our guests are as important as the food we serve. Make a reservation, find a spot at the bar, or simple stop in. We have a smile and a good time planned for everyone.

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Enjoy our Mother’s Day Buffet on Sunday May 10th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and our regular menu from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m  

Make your reservation here!

Mia Francesca Trattoria: Simple Rustic, and Authentic with real Italian Cuisine. 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

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Dining al fresco, Mia Francesco Trattoria

 

 

Italian, restaurant, al fresco, dining, Tuscany, outdoors, spring, Triangle, Raleigh, dinner, lunch, wine, dessert

What Makes Northern Italian Cuisine So Popular in the Triangle?

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-coliseum-italian-flag-image7768095The aromas, the ambiance, and the bold, fresh flavors of excellent Italian fare bring people together for the great food and the good times. Here in the Triangle, the perfect place is always nearby, just minutes from everywhere. It’s time to step into Northern Italy and the welcoming doors of Mia Francesca.

Mia Francesca Trattoria’s Tuscany Italian cuisine represents every traditional family value found in the Mother Country of Italy. It is an historic fact that Italian cooking over the centuries has reflected the true spirit of Italian life and culture; the food is both unique and very special. At Mia Francesca, we focus on recipes that remind us of the famous Tuscany Region of Italy; from the small villages in the foothills where our farm to table menu gets its inspiration, to the Italian people themselves; who have helped us create the culinary masterpieces offered by our professional chefs each and every day.

Our Italian food is unpretentious, yet delicious with many or our presentations having only four to eight ingredients. Italian cooking can taste delightful without being complicated or over done with spices and sauces. Our menu has an epicurean elegance based on simplicity, vibrant subtleties, and variety. Our expansive menu always features new dishes as well, often on a daily basis.

In general, Italy is a diverse country boasting an equally diverse cuisine. Italian food is noted for its regional diversity, abundance of taste, and it is probably the most popular in the world, with a multitude of influences abroad. Here in the Triangle at Mia Francesca, Italian cuisine can be enjoyed by everyone, not just people of Italian heritage. Simplistic variety makes the difference.

Our talented kitchen staff, led by our Executive Chef Zach prepares everything with the focus on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. Italian cooking at Mia Francesca places the highest priority on the use of fresh, seasonal produce which distinguishes the true cuisine of Italy.

Here are just five of our most popular Italian dishes at Mia Francesca Trattoria:

  • Bruschetta alla Romana: garlic toast, marinated tomatoes, mozzarella, and olive oil
  • Caesar Salad: hearts of Romaine, garlic, croutons, shaved Parmigiano, and roasted bell peppers
  • Naplotena Pizza: arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, provolone, and shaved parmesan
  • Spaghetti alla Bolognese: beef, veal, and pork meatballs, fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Tiramisu: espresso and Kahlua soaked lady fingers with lightly sweetened marscapone cream and cocoa powder

Our Northern Italian cuisine includes some of the most wonderful meals in the Triangle. While Italian cooking may have long been considered mainstream here in the United States, not all local restaurants serve true Italian cuisine. Mia Francesca Trattoria is proud to stay true to our Italian roots. It is what we are each and every day. A great value and a great experience make our rustic Northern Italian restaurant a great place to enjoy time and again.

We always focus on our roots. What was perfected in Italy is brought to the Triangle for each and every guest! Take the moment and walk through our front doors into Northern Italy.

Join us for our Easter Brunch and Buffet on Easter Sunday, April 5th! Call us today for your reservations.

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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

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