Had a reservation and they made us wait about 25 minutes to get a table. They made up for it though by bringing us two free appetizers.
They have one of the best salmon dishes I have ever had.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our dinner there.
We enjoyed our dinner there. The bread was nice and hot and all the food was Delicious! We all loved the dishes we ordered!My Mahi Mahi was very flavorful and the chicken dish was a nice, big portion and tasted great. The gelato was the only disappointment, as it didn't seem very creamy like what we are used to having.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been there a few times. It's
Been there a few times. It's best to eat outside in the heated patio as it is very loud inside.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Inside the restaurant can
Inside the restaurant can be noisy, so our group of 6 sat on the patio where we could talk easily. It was comfortable with the outdoor heaters. The music was a bit loud but we were able to ignore it. The food was very good but the arugula salad on top of 1 of the pizzas was too salty. I loved the spicy pasta with eggplant.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Attentive service. Mistake
Attentive service. Mistake made on order in kitchen. Manager was awesome. Handled it will class. Food was excellent.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Calamari and Bruschette
Everything was great, food came out fast, and was very tasty
3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The halibut was the best fish
The halibut was the best fish entre I have every had.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We all enjoyed our entrees.
We all enjoyed our entrees. Everything was prepared well and were good portions. They gave my husband a nice birthday dessert too! We will all be back.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian in San d
The best Italian in the San Diego area with scrumptious dishes and a welcoming atmosphere. The pollo arrays to featuring baked chicken in a garlic butter sauce is a must-have entree.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seated right way (had revservation
Seated right way (had revservation throu open table) and the servers were charming. Our food was pretty good.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great menu, great ambiance,
Great menu, great ambiance, great service. Just a great place!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The mushroom ravioli with
The mushroom ravioli with veal stock was unremarkable but the roasted half-chicken dish was to die for! Still thinking about the delish sauce days later. Can't wait to go back for more. Service is fast, almost utilitarian.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall, the food was very
Overall, the food was very good except for one dish which done Fra Diavalo style. It was too spicy, even for the fan who ordered it. Also, the $25 corkage is out of line compared to other restaurants (most are $15-$20). Two bottles of wine were ordered from the menu so at least one or two bottles of the bottles from customers should have been free.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
had a great time Fernando
had a great time Fernando wad our waiter excellent!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best fish ever! Dorie suggested
Best fish ever! Dorie suggested the talapia with avocados, tomatoes, artichokes and asparagus. It was super! I'm ready to go back for it again!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the food and the service was outstanding! The carpaccio was superb!!! Overall, we had a great experienced and we will certainly go back there again.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not your Mother's Italian, BETTER!
My husband and I very much enjoy eating at Mia Francesca. Their service is exceptional and the food delicate and authentic. These chefs really know Italian flavors and use them to the fullest. The entrees provide a full balance of pasta, seafood and pizza. The sauces are traditional and outside the traditional using mortadella, prosciutto, and fresh herbs. Bravo and Gratzi for giving us upscale dining at reasonable prices!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We Had a Great Lunch
We loved the outside sitting of this place on a sunny day for lunch. We definitely would return to try more dishes. Everyone loved the Sea Bass special. The Tiramisu was amazing. Service was friendly. Prices were affordable.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My girlfriend and I happened to find this place last month before going to Cinepolis. We have been here twice now and the food & service has been fantastic. We highly recommend and will be back again soon.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great per or post Cineopolis meal
The food here was delicious! Everyone in our group loved what they ordered. They were great about accommodating my husband who is unable to eat gluten! Plus it's a few steps away from Cineopolis! Can hardly wait to go back!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner with family and friends
Had a great time here, during dinner with family and friends.. their Salmon alla Fresca was excellent!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh and Tasty
It's a good Italian restaurant that has a constantly changing menu. When eating at an Italian restaurant, fresh ingredients and not getting the impression that it's a pasta factory are key. Mia Francesca achieves these keys wonderfully. Bonus points should be given for a great espresso martini.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are regalars
We go to Mia a couple of times a month. Love it except for the noisy back room. Excellent food at a fair price. Friendly staff. Great Manhattan cocktail. Also really good Chicago beer.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Italian Restaurant in Del Mar
Mia Francesca fits in nicely among the mix of restaurants at its location as an Italian alternative, We have dined here for dinner on at least four occasions before going to the theater and the food and service has always been consistently very good.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. The
The food was excellent. The service was excellent. Had an super night. It was all good until they kicked us out because they were closing *LOL* - it could have been done in a less abrupt fashion as we were completely unaware of the time but it is what it is - No big deal. Will keep my eye on the clock next time :)
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cute ambience, great service!
Really enjoyed dinning at Mia Francesca :-)
Only down fault is the price, felt that it was a little pricey for the menu offered .
Overall, great experience :-)
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We decided to try Mia Francesca for our anniversary dinner. The restaurant was clean and open and airy, with plenty of natural light. The food was great and, apparently, customizable though we stuck with the menu.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Busy Friday Night
Reservation at 7:30pm so it was very busy. Our 4th time dining here. Initially we were placed in the back room which was too noisy for my Father and they were very gracious in moving us (party of 6) to another part of the restaurant. Service was a little slow but our waitress was very positive and helpful. Our boys love the roast chicken here but other meals were just OK. You get the special occasion feeling at this place without the special occasion prices.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and son enjoyed
My husband and son enjoyed Spaghetti Tuesday-- great value! I had the salmon-- very good. Have enjoyed cocktails here several times in the past.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had dinner at Mia Francesca with my husband & baby in tow. We all loved it. I had the most yummy pasta dish that that a little kick with a mix of eggplant & mozzarella cheese over penne -- and my husband had a more "manly" entree that he loved. The service was really inviting. My little 1 year old got a Mia Francesca bib, nice touch. Not something you see in regular restaurants.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service, but noisy
Food and service were top notch. Restaurant was noisy which was compounded by the number of tables that included children. Crying babies do take away from the ambiance.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
For the price I didn't think
For the price I didn't think the food was outstanding. Probably won't go there again :(.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best all around in the area
Some friends dined here early on, and didn't like it. However, it seems to have worked out all of it's new restaurant kinks, and now offers what we think is the best service in Carmel Valley, as well as consistently good if not delicious food. On most nights, this is the best pizza in town (barring slices at Bronx and Regent's), and their salads and appetizers--the warm lentils with goat cheese for example, can be as good as anything at a much higher end restaurant. The patio is quieter than the restaurant on a busy night.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Mia Francesca recently and I was extremely happy that they were able to honor my request for booth seating, especially since it was a busy Saturday evening. We have dined at Mia Francesca a few times and enjoyed the food but have found the ambience somewhat lacking due to the high noise level which can make conversation difficult. Because of this I was apprehensive about dining there for a special occasion, but being seated in the corner booth made for a wonderful evening. We both had excellent pasta dishes. Our server was friendly and efficient. The manager stopped by to wish us a happy anniversary - a nice touch, as was the complimentary dessert. All in all a very pleasant evening.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time. We
This was my second time. We went back and took friends since the food was so good. Excellent service.
The menu had changed and unfortunately there were only a couple things we could eat in the entree section so I was disappointed with the limited selection. I will check current menu on line before I go in again. It was a nice evening and our friends enjoyed the introduction.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new place to dine...
A group of us went after work last Friday. The food was really, really good. The serveice was exceptional. The atomosphere was very nice. We really enjoyed ourselves and made note that this is a place we will have to come to again very soon.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great 50th Birthday
The food was amazing and the wine was great! We sat outside and the weather was perfect. Thank you for the great service.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great spot, it's one of our go to restaurants. Always happy with the food and prices.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time there; wedding
First time there; wedding anniversary. They made it special for us with excellent table location, never rushed, gave us plenty of time for relaxation and talking. Recommended a good white Italian wine. Good location across from Cinepolis movie, but sometimes noisy children running about there.
We had just gotten back from Italy a week before so the food was pretty comparable. They will do customizing of any plate to suit you. We are Vegans so were able to get by with no or little cheese, and of course no meat. Italian food lends itself to Vegans, as we also found in Italy.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian done right
Great italian food prepare made to order. If it's not on the menu just ask and they will a accomdate.
Mia Francesa not only serves great pasta and gnocchi They serve pizzas and fantastic seafood. You can actually have a wonderful italian meal and not feel bloted. The bar has a huge wine selection and great cocktails. Highly recommend for a date night. Friendly service.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a try
Our first time there, 6 of us dined. We brought our own wine and the corkage fee was high--$25 per bottle. Food was good and huge portions. We will try the other restaurants nearby before coming back. Worth a second time.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Chicken is fabulous!
Fun spot with outstanding chicken dinner.... Noise level high indoors...not so bad on the patio.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been there numerous times for both lunch and dinner...don't recall ever having a bad meal. Definitley one of my favourite Italian restaurants! Only thing that puts us off going their regularly is the parking - always a challenge on Thursday through Saturday evening.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Especially loud Friday night....
Especially loud Friday night....
Always pleasant though.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining Experience
From our welcome to the final check service was superb. The specials were wonderful and the seasonal menu had something for everyone in our party. We went in the evening and the ambience was romantic and the prices reasonable for what was served. Recommended!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place.....welcoming, good service, good food. They get busy at night, so get reservations. Enjoyable place.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Split Pizza of the day which had veggies and we added shrimp. Perf thin crust but didnt fall apart.
Also had an app special which had Octopus and Spinach, which was great.
In the fun, happening upper area of Del Mar Highlands, across from the super cool Cinapolis.
Sister restaurant, Davanti, connected on other side. Davanti is also great but does not take res and always a wait, so easier to
do a res at Mia Fran.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our little group had a wonderful dining experience there. The food was outstanding the service was great and the ambience was just perfect. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and I am looking forward to going there again myself very soon.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I really like this restaurant and go there few times a year with friends who live in the area but don't know about these restaurants in that mall. The food was really good but I think they were short of staff . Their cappocino was not too inviting , even with a lot of foam was not filling the cup and kind of cold.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good, staff was excellent
My wife and I went to Mia Francesca because we didn't feel like making dinner - no special event, no real reason. We were very surprised that the food and cocktails were tasty, but most of all that the staff was extremely attentive and friendly. That turned it into a special night for us, even though it was just another Monday.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM