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Mia Francesca Trattoria
Mia Francesca Trattoria

Mia Francesca Trattoria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://miafrancescaraleigh.com
  • Email: justinh@miafrancesca.com
  • Phone: (919) 278-1525
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Zachary VanGaasbeek
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering:
    The Francesca's philosophy of good, simple cooking, served in a casually sophisticated dining atmosphere is one that we proudly carry over to our Special Events. Our private and semi-private dining rooms are ideal for business functions or social occasions and can accommodate groups of 10 to 200, depending on location.

    Contact our dedicated Event Planners for additional information or to inquire about avaliabilty of dates:
  • Entertainment: Thursday Night Is live music night & $5 house Martinis!
  • Special Events & Promotions: At Mia Francesca we boast two beautiful rustic private dining rooms for your special event planning needs. You can host a party at Francesca’s in either our downstairs private dining room - suitable for any private parties up to 60 people; or upstairs Tuscan Wine Cellar Mezzanine - accommodating private dining groups up to 55 guests. We have full audio and visual equipment if your event requires them. Our on site Event Manager will help you along the way from beginning to end to coordinate the perfect event. Our flexible menus and spaces are just what you need to host the perfect private group event. With private group menus featuring our fantastic authentic made from scratch Italian cuisine or more traditional group fare we are here to help you host the best private event possible.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: For parking we offer several options. You may use the parking lot behind the restaurant.
    The underneath entrance is at the Main North Hills' entrance just off of Six Forks Road. You may then take the elevator up to the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel and work over to our location. This is a great option if the weather is inclement.
    You third option is valet in-front of the restaurant at the Renaissance hotel adjacent to us.
A word from Mia Francesca Trattoria
Mia Francesca Trattoria offers the North Hills - Raleigh, NC region a uniquely authentic Italian restaurant with made from scratch, simple, rustic cooking with friendly service, fair prices, & farm to table ingredients.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "The menu here is varied and delicious. Not many choices if you have a person in your party who wants "plain Italian" (fettucine alfredo, etc.), but they are very accommodating, and will make something for such a person. Food is fresh and flavorful. Our service was very slow, but perhaps they were giving us a true. Italian experience."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Went on a Saturday night, so it was busy. It took a long while to get our food. But our server Shaun was great!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Took my son and his girlfriend for dinner. We've eaten here before and, once again, had a wonderful meal. Waiter was attentive but not overly so, which was appreciated. Sat outside which, while open to the mall, is made to feel fairly secluded by trailing plants. Started with the mussels in a white wine sauce-they were excellent, we each ordered a different dish-the lasagne special, chicken piccata, and lobster ravioli-and each was excellent. Finished with creme brulee, also excellent. All in all a very nice dining experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Wonderful place to dine with friends and family. I'll be back for more!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The new items on the menu are fantastic! The food is always delicious .. not too spicy but just enough body and taste. All their desserts are home made right there on site .. excellent!!! Cannot go wrong with any of the dessert items."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a gift certificate that was getting ready to expire, so we made a reservation at 5:30pm online. The reservation was easy to make, and was honored when we arrived. The place is gorgeous. Lot's of exposed brick, big booths and scenic pictures of Italy. The food and service were both great, with lot's of teamwork between employees. As we were leaving, the place was filling up, and prom dates were coming in as well as large groups. We would definitely recommend this place and will be going back for date night."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Seated quickly, service was good. The food was tasty with generous portions. Desert was awesome."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Dinner at Mia Francesca Trattoria was a delightful experience from beginning to end. The wait staff was very attentive without being overly so. The food was delicious and portions were sizable enough that my dinner partner and I shared a main course. My favorite part of this dining experience was that we never felt rushed to complete our meal and leave. My overall experience was so positive that Mia Francesca Trattoria will now go on my list of my top favorite Raleigh restaurants."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The spaghetti and meat balls, cooked spinach, shrimp and risotto, and bread were all very good. The service by Sandra was excellent. Enjoyable dining experience."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our first experience and will return. Waitress was awesome.u"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated her birthday with dinner. The service was nice; our server went out of her way to get a birthday dessert for my wife. The portions of food were surprisingly large. A nice dining experience."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Excellent overall experience, atmosphere, service and food all were excellent. Four Thumbs up!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Food for all was tasty and well prepared with a friendly server and pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/14/2013
  • "Party of 6. Ordered a coke, it never came. Pretty much sums up the night. We waited for everything. I guess they got confused-just call us the 'waiters.' We waited for everything."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We were a bit disappointed. The service was understaffed but our waiter, Justin - while overworked - was a gem. Otherwise not favorably impressed. Sanitation a concern. Side plates were greasy & cutlery dubious. Food was o.k. but not the best Italian food I've had in Raleigh. The noise level was very high so we almost had to shout to carry on a conversation. The welcome & thank you come again greetings were laconic. All in all, it had potential but did not live up to expectations."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "You can never go wrong with this place! ALWAYS PERFECT! Food, service and atmosphere are always outstanding!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was excellent, as was the service. The ambience was also fantastic and could lend itself to a romantic dinner for two or a group social gathering."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We checked out this place for brunch because we will soon have a private party there. Food was good, ambience very nice. However, service was rather poor, which raised some concern. Server was slow to come, kept leaving before we could finish our questions or place our orders. Long wait for meal, with no attention from server; we had to keep flagging down other people passing by to find out what was going on with our order. Would be nice to have had some bread or crackers on table while waiting for order, also refills for water, etc."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food was very good. Place was very loud. While we were eating they started closing up tables and turned off lights as if they were trying to get rid of us. The seats were very uncomfortable leaning against back of booth."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Tonight the food and service were very good. The spaghetti and meatballs, chicken picatta, and cooked spinach were the best they have been."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I thought the food was very good the best chicken I have had in a very long time! Too much sauce on my entree. House wine was better than expected. Service was very good and the booth was comfortable. The reservation process was great and I would go there myself again as well as recommend it to my co- workers."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great food and convenient location in the hotel. Didn't have to travel far for a great meal."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Fabulous dinner....salads so fresh and the Italian Margaritas were awesome!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We dined at Mia Francesca recently, for the first time, having Sunday brunch. The décor was very impressive and felt like we were in Italy. The brunch menu offered a great variety of items from breakfast dishes to lunch dishes. We opted for breakfast dishes and were not disappointed. Service was prompt, attentive and professional. Our waiter made great recommendations. We absolutely plan to return again for brunch but also for dinner in the evening soon as we would love to try their Italian entrees."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "great food and service as always !! I would suggest putting a baby changing station in your restrooms so we don't have to walk through the hotel to use their facilities."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Was disappointed being my 2nd dining experience where the first was very good made this one disappointing there in a timely matter but waited 20-25 minutes to be sat at the door no room at the bar as we were in the other bar flights we made sure we got there on time to wait. Then two men came in one wearing sweatpants and a hoodie after us but was seating way before us and another couple because he said he wanted an empty two top near the door so he was sat. Finally sat at a four top in the main room where service was good enough. Ordered a vegetarian pasta dish where I burnt my mouth eating a piece of eggplant that was so much more heated than the dish, could have been microwaved, just seemed extremely hotter than the dish. Overall average"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have dined at Mia Francesca many times. We normally have outstanding service. Our server was not as knowledgeable as I've grown accustomed to at this venue this particular time, but the food was still delicious and I would recommend it."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food was good, not great. Service was good. If you are looking for an intimate dinner this is not the place."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "First time we want there and we loved the food and the service from our waiter Justin"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I have dined here twice in a week, once with a party of 10 and again with my husband, just the two of us. Both visits, service was an issue (I had to get up and get a pitcher of water to refill our group's glasses, and the waiter brought my husband's and my bill while we were still eating). The food was hit or miss: my salmon was overcooked and dry (ordered medium-rare), but my braised lamb shank was just right. The seafood in the linguini fruitti de mer was cooked perfectly, but the pasta and the sauce were too heavy. The duck risotto was tasty, as were the profiteroles and sorbet for dessert, but the cheesecake was dry. Prices were moderate (our dinner for two was $79 before tip), and they have a very nice chianti for $9 a glass."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Booked a reservation at the last minute looking to try something different. What a fantastic surprise! Lovely/intimate/spacious/beaufiful restaurant. We loved it. The pasta dishes were delicious. We had the duck risotto, penne pastore, bolognese and the carbonara. We also had grouper. All were outstanding! The menu had so many different options, we have to go back and try the pizza! Service was awesome. Easy in/Easy out. Just park in the parking deck and take the elevator to the hotel lobby."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Spinach and Lentils were very good. Pollo Parmesan and Chicken Picata were good. Service was poor tonight. The service was provided by 3 different waiters and no one seemed to be in control. Had to ask twice for 6 different items: Iced tea, straws, artificial sweetners, salt, olive oil, and grated cheese. Service was friendly, but not well executed."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Meal was good but I have had just as good at better prices. Great Caesar salad. I think it is better for a large group than an intimate dinner for two."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is on the ground floor of The Renaissance at North Hills, but once you enter, you forget that it is part of the hotel. The restaurant is decorated as a combination bar - Italian restaurant. We have consistently had wonderful main dishes. The only negative I can say is that the calamari appetizer was terrible. It was extremely tough, chewy, and lacked flavor; however, the main dishes are terrific. The spaghetti and meatballs were fantastic, penne pastore was very flavorful, spaghetti bolognese had lots of meat-could use a little more garlic; overall consistently wonderful food. The staff could be a little more responsive with drinks and bread, but they were still friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Our server recommended a very nice chardonnay by Hidden Crush which I am definitely adding to my own personal wine cellar."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We have been to Mia Francesca on several occasions. The food is always excellent and the service is always very good although I can't say the absolute best. We like the entree choices a lot as well as the dessert choices. Everyone is very friendly and well trained. Overall this restaurant is consistently very good."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Let me begin with the positive: the food was DELICIOUS Now, for the "not so positive" part: We arrived on time, table for 7 was ready. Drink orders taken 15 min after being seated; food order another 15 mins after that. Food did not arrive until 35 mins after order was placed. Spoke with manager, excuse given that there was a large party (16-18 people) in the next room. As a customer, I didn't need to know that. If you know you have a large party coming in, make staff adjustments. Oh, did I mention the restaurant was only 2/3 full when we arrived and was about 1/2 full upon receiving our food? To his credit, he did offer us a gift certificate to be used then or later. FYI, we visited two days later and had a MUCH better experience."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The only thing missing from this italian restaurant's menu are canolis."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Early in the evening, we were able to find a table for 6 at 10pm, and it was the perfect spot for an after movie dinner with friends. The waiter was great, the menu was wonderful, as usual, and the desserts did not disappoint. Overall, a great late night find, where we were not treated like late-night lingerers by the staff. So often when dining late, you get the feeling that they really would like you to hurry it up and leave quickly, Mia Francesca wasn't at all like that."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband and I were having a date night and were excited about trying a new place. We had heard great things about this restaurant and I had eaten here once for a business lunch and enjoyed my meal, the service, and the atmosphere. We were disappointed first by the fact that we were seated in the bar area even though we had made a reservation. At first we didn't mind, but realized after we had ordered that our server was spending way more time behind the bar than attending to us. The food was not very flavorful. It seemed to be lacking seasoning across the board - from the calamari, to the chicken parmesan, and especially the grouper. We will probably not be back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014