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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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Diner Reviews
  • "the food was decent but did not include juices. the prime rib was good the desserts were excellent the rest was average at best and very expensive."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Something for everyone. Good variety and all good. Leave room for the tasty desserts"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Was very disappointed in the new menu which was different than that on website. Was hoping to have a wonderful evening but ended as a disappointment. Food portions were too large, too heavy, and not a great selection!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Our waitress was wonderful. The food was good but for the price, it was not outstanding"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The Easter Brunch at Mia Francesca was delicious and fresh and varied! They had salads, pastas, veggies, desserts and delicious lamb, prime rib, salmon and chicken marsala! We thiroughly enjoyed it !"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Mia and this time we brought our son along. He is 8 and has decided that Mia is his favorite place to eat because it is "awesome!""
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My arancini eggs Benedict was amazing! Served over fried risotto cakes it is a must have! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Maybe a buffet is not its strength, especially on Mothers Day? Highlight was beef --Prime rib was perfect--hint of garlic, crispy skin, varying degrees of doneness .. Yum. Lamb was shredded, tough not single "slice" visible bland taste.salads greens fresh with huge tender asparagus spears; food was average, no real seasoning or distinctive taste. Could have been Olive Garden if eyes closed. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I'm so glad we decided to have brunch here! Our group of 7 had 4 adults and 3 small kids. The servers were very accommodating and the buffet catered to all ages. It was a lovely morning."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We had a table for three for Easter Brunch. We had a reservation for 1:15 and were finally seated at 1:45, after the greeter left her station to personally scout a table for us. I think she began to feel bad about the situation. The place was absolutely packed with people and our server only made it to the table twice, once to take our initial drink order and once after I went to the waiter's station in search of a water pitcher so I could refill our table's water myself. All this would have been forgivable given that it was a very busy holiday brunch, if the food hadn't been so incredibly bland. There weren't many standouts, but the asparagus was perfectly cooked and the currant cake was a nice surprise. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We wanted to try their food, so we went to their Easter brunch service. The food was very good, not fantastic, but certainly worth coming back to try the menu. Great selection, but hot items were not hot. They were busy, but we were early enough to not have to wait in line at the buffet. A number of family groups were there, so it was a bit noisy, but not deafening. Service was attentive. Dessert bar was very nice. Tiramisu shooters were clever. We plan to go back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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