Mia Francesca Trattoria

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

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Looking for a Charming Valentine’s Day Dinner in Raleigh? We have a Beautiful Idea!

Monday, February 9th, 2015

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-heart-valentine-s-day-image22597695The second month of the New Year is always the month of love in the Triangle, and everyone is invited for a romantic dinner for two. Saturday February 14th is coming up fast and it will soon be Valentine’s Day! It is finally on a Saturday night, which makes it extra special. Remember the finest foods of love are always Italian!

Mia Francesca Trattoria, everyone’s Valentine’s Day headquarters, is the Tuscany Italian Trattoria located in North Hills in Midtown Raleigh. This is the time we offer our much-loved Valentine’s Day Menu for every sweetheart to enjoy! Our rustic dining experience makes for love at first bite every time. Guests truly adore our Executive Chef’s heartfelt devotion to our classic Northern Italian cuisine. This is the time of year to fall in love, or fall in love over and over again and our kitchen staff prepares the finest foods of love Italian Style and we do it with pure enjoyment. The experience makes the day at Mia Francesca.

Whether on a first date this love struck holiday, or an annual dinner out with that very special someone, know we tantalize the taste buds to heart’s desire. With the help of the epicurean delights of Northern Italy, Cupid is aiming his bow and arrow in the name of both relationship and love. In honor of Saint Valentine, we offer sexy courses for two and the most decadent of desserts anyone could imagine. After all, edible gifts of love create the best memories.

On February 14th, Mia Francesca offers four luscious courses, fine wines, and wonderful drinks for couple’s to choose from in celebration of love. Woo your darling with a lovely first course; Risotto ai Funghi, our Italian rice with wild mushrooms, herbs, garlic and mozzarella, or our Pizza Salcisse with sausage, tomatoes, and mozzarella.

While sharing smiles and fondness for fine food; enjoy Mia Francesca’s second course, Insalata alla Francesca (romaine, radicchio, endive, seasonal vegetables, balsamic, and blue cheese), or Insalata Caprese (tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and olive oil).

Cherish this time of mutual adoration for one another as couples savor one of Mia Francesca Trattoria’s third course selections:

  • Our Rigatoni alla Boscaiola presents rigatoni pasta sautéed with tomato veal sauce, wild mushrooms, garlic, and herbs.
  • Our Pollo alla Romano is our tender and juicy roasted chicken breast with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon, olive oil, and roasted potatoes.
  • Our Salmon ai Funghi is pan-roasted and cooked with wild mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and garlic.

Become even more smitten with love while tasting our fourth course “sweets for the sweets” finale. We offer two decadent Italian desserts, our endearing Tiramisu and our passionate Profiteroles. All anyone has to do is supply the intangibles tableside to create perfection: a big box of imported chocolates, a “love you forever”card with a handwritten love poem inside, or a bountiful bouquet of Italian red roses. They all will make the romantic experience even better! Celebrate Love Italian Style this Valentine’s Day at Mia Francesca Trattoria and make precious memories that will last a lifetime.

On Valentine’s Day, there is always magic in the air. An intimate dinner for two can lead to an enjoyable weekend, where work and friendships can turn into courtships and marriage proposals to wedding engagements.

Call us today and make your holiday extra special. Remember that fine food and wine bring warmth and happiness to every occasion; why not create the mood with a Valentine’s Day to remember. After all, the foods of Italy are the food of love! Join us this Saturday! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Or as we say in Italian, Buon San Valentino! Here is our full menu to fall in love with as we head to the big day!

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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, right now! The winner will be announced on March 2.

Stop in to win!

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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

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Our Sweets and Valentine’s Month Make Delicious Partners Together

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

word sweetThere is no better time than February, the month of romance and Valentine’s Day, to celebrate with fresh homemade desserts. Many folks in the Triangle always order the sweet courses when they enjoy an afternoon or evening out, so we are calling out to all dessert lovers to enjoy the finest sweets at Mia Francesca Trattoria!

Our popular Tuscany Italian restaurant offers a wide and delicious array of desserts for every taste. We are conveniently located in Midtown Raleigh’s North Hills, just twenty minutes away from everything in the Triangle, and we would love a visit. Our ever changing farm to table restaurant menu, with fresh selections from the sea as well, offers guests a fun and relaxing dining experience. Our delicious desserts just make it even better.

The Mia Francesca seasonal desserts, all homemade recipes that promote great times and and sharing, include these sweet and truly Italian treats:

  • Apple Crostata with local Granny Smith apples in a flaky pastry crust, served warm with salted caramel gelato and vanilla crème anglaise.
  • Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake comes with Pumpkin Spice cream cheese filling, graham cracker crust, candied pumpkin seeds, and vanilla anglaise.
  • Our Profiteroles are delicate cream puffs toasted and filled with pistachio gelato and drizzled with chocolate sauce on top.
  • Our local Raleigh favorite, Tiramisu (Italian for “pick me up”) features espresso and kahlua soaked ladyfingers with lightly sweetened mascarpone cream and cocoa powder.
  • Our Torta Bacio with chocolate-hazelnut moose, cocoa nibs, and chocolate crunch as well as our Affogato, which is toasted almond gelato, Espresso, and chocolate chip vanilla biscotti.

For the special “more sweets please” crowd, and all those guests in the Triangle who simply cannot decide on just one sweet selection; we offer our delectable Dessert Platters, with assorted Executive Chef selections designed for sharing for up to ten friends and family.

As our guests celebrate with our delicious Italian desserts, Mia Francesca Trattoria offers soothing Italian Illy brand coffee. Our full-flavored coffee choices simply warm the hearts and set the mood for parties of two or more. Our classic coffees include cappuccino, espresso, caramel macchiato, mocha-cino, Americana, and Café Latte. All our coffee is also available in decaffeinated form as well. Enjoy stimulating conversations while enjoying warm beverages that are both simple and unique. Our divine desserts and fresh coffee make a sweet partnering to our mouthwatering meals.

With Saturday February 14th right around the corner, Mia Francesca Trattoria is the right restaurant for beginning or rekindling romance. Make reservations early for Valentine’s Day to take your sweetheart out for a night to remember! Call us at 919 278 1525.

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Mia Francesca Trattoria located in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh, in association with the Francesca Restaurant Group, announces its “Take Me to Tuscany Getaway”.

Stop into Mia Francesca NOW to register. No purchase is necessary. Enter 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.

Tuscany Vacation Giveaway

Stop in and win!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

 

 

Mia Francesca in North Hills Announces the 2015 “Take Me to Tuscany” Getaway

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Tuscany, tiramisustudioFrancesca’s Restaurant Group and Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh, announce a huge thank you giveaway for all of our guests, with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get away with “Take Me to Tuscany”; a five day trip to the rich and beautiful Italian countryside featuring wine estate stays and vineyard visits to the restaurant group’s Italian partners for Francesca’s Restaurants and Davanti Enoteca.

Mia Francesca guests can enter this contest from now until Saturday, February 28 at the close of business at Mia Francesca in North Hills. If you visit our Midtown Raleigh location on Monday February 9 through Friday, February 13, (the week of Valentine’s Day); each entry will be submitted three times. The same bonus entry will also be applied to Francesca’s Restaurants February wine dinner attendees (select locations).

The winner of the “Take Me to Tuscany” trip will be announced on Tuesday, March 2 and the trip will take p20150109.FrancescasPosterlace on Monday, April 13 to Friday, April 17*.

Francesca’s Restaurant Group founder and Chef Scott Harris offers a great reason for the giveaway: “Much of our team has traveled to Italy over the years to find inspiration for our restaurants,” says Harris. “From our chefs to our wine ambassadors and managers, experiencing Italy firsthand changes you. Our team’s passion comes from those travels, and we wanted to say thank you to our loyal guests with a chance to experience the same.”

The winner and a guest will experience the following extensive itinerary for true Italian experience:

  • Flight from Chicago O’Hare International airport to Florence
  • Three nights stay in the Italian castle of Castello Vicchiomaggio in the Chianti Classico zone (includes a wine tasting and tour as well as one complimentary dinner)
  • Two nights stay at Fattoria Le Bocce in Chianti Classico zone (includes a wine tasting and tour)
  • Wine tasting, tour and lunch or dinner at Selvapiana in the Chianti Rufina zone
  • Lunch or dinner, tour and tasting at Carpineto in Montepulciano
  • Tour and tasting at Tenuta Caparzo in Montalcin
  • Tour and tasting at Casanova di Neri in Montalcino
  • $500 spending cash

All who enter must be 21 years or older to participate. One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected at random by Scott Harris at the close of the contest. Room accommodations will be one room, double occupancy. Additional expenses coordinated and paid for by the winner may include (but are not limited) to: all transportation for the above itinerary; meals outside of itinerary; additional travel; purchases made on trip in excess of $500 spending cash; etc.

* No purchase necessary

About Francesca’s Restaurant Group: Founded in 1992 by Restaurateur Scott Harris, Francesca’s Restaurants Group has grown from a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Chicago’s North Clark Street to a restaurant group of three concepts across 33 locations and four states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 23 Francesca’s Restaurants, five Davanti Enoteca, and five Glazed and Infused locations.

Our unique restaurants offer:

  • Handwritten menus of classic Italian favorites in an ambiance of sophisticated comfort at Francesca’s Restaurants
  • A neighborhood wine bar and restaurant with contemporary takes on rustic Italian cuisine at Davanti Enoteca
  • A classic American, artisan doughnut shop experience at Glazed and Infused.

Across all these unique concepts, our multi-unit restaurant group maintains its commitment to the original restaurant’s founding philosophy of Italian hospitality, where simple food with quality ingredients and thoughtful service make the dining an experience.

Make sure to visit Mia Francesca in Midtown Raleigh’s North Hills for your chance to enjoy an Italian adventure!

Remember to visit North Hills during Valentine’s Week and TRIPLE the chance to win!

For more information on all locations and concepts, please visit www.miafrancesca.com. **

Get ready for the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day and make your reservations early for good times at Mia Francesca in North Hills, Midtown Raleigh. A new season of fun has just begun!

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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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Dine at Mia Francesca Trattoria in Fabulous North Hills!

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

feelart VDDid you know that North Hills is the one of the best shopping and dining locations in the Triangle? The expansive mixed use development is located in the thriving Midtown section of Raleigh, where there many things to see and do across our shops, boutiques and gathering places.

One of the best pleasures in North Hills is enjoying a fine and memorable dining experience. Nowhere else in the Triangle, can visitors enjoy stepping through polished doors and walking into the Tuscany Region of Northern Italy for everything from delicious wines to unbelievable desserts. Mia Francesca Trattoria is that experience. We are proud to be one of the premier eateries in the area that serves authentic Northern Italian fare in the region.

Today, we offer two great opportunities to stop in and enjoy our wonderful menu!

  • Until Monday, February 10, at 5 p.m., couples can enter the Mia Francesca Trattoria Most Endearing Couple Photo Contest. Just click on the link to register!
  • On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, we offer our special Valentine’s Day Menu created for every sweetheart’s appetite.

February is a great month to stop in and enjoy an appetizer, a comfortable lunch meeting, or a splendid dinner. Our pastas are made from scratch, our expresso is smooth and bold, and the wonderful gelato puts a smile on every face at the table.

Before or after your Mia Francesca dining experience, everything you need is just a short walk in any direction right here in North Hills.

At Mia Francesca, we feature classically trained culinary staff, talented chefs, Carolina’s freshest farm cultivated fruits and vegetables, an excellent wine collection, satisfying Italian dishes, private dining areas, attentive service, a unique commitment to excellence, and a complete dedication to our guests’ enjoyment every moment they are in our presence.

Make your reservations now!  Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Romance is in the air and Mia Francesca is the perfect place for this year’s memories.

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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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Mia Francesca Sponsors Cutest Couple Valentine’s Day Photo Contest

Monday, January 27th, 2014

mia val cutAs we head toward spring in North Carolina, there is the aroma of romance is the air! Everyone in the Triangle knows that the very best day for best friends is Friday February 14th; Valentine’s Day! Did you know that you can RIGHT NOW enter to win the Cutest Couple Contest sponsored by Mia Francesca Trattoria in Midtown Raleigh’s North Hills shopping and entertainment complex?

Like Cupid flying from heart to heart with his ever present bow and arrow, love is the theme for February! Do you have the picture it takes to win the most one of three prizes?

Register by clicking here:

  • Upload your favorite most lovable Couple’s Photo
  • Tell us a little about your Love Story!
  • Couples will be randomly selected
  • Winners will be featured in the News & Observer on Valentine’s Day
  • Check your e-mail on a regular basis to see if you have won
  • Entries will be accepted through 5 p.m. Monday, February 10th

Each couple is eligible to win a $250 gift certificate to Mia Francesca Trattoria at North Hills or one of two $100 Visa gift cards.

On Valentine’s Day (if you make your reservations before 4:30 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. or later), you will receive a free bottle of wine (or sparkling wine) and a free appetizer.  Be sure to make reservations to dine with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day!

Mia Francesca is easily accessible no matter where you live in the Triangle. Our outstanding authentic Italian cuisine served with farm fresh food is famous in this area.

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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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