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About 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.
Raleigh, NC 27609
Italian, Wine Bar, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 3pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 3pm - 9pm, Friday & Saturday: 3pm - 10pm Brunch: 10:30am - 3pm (Sunday Only)
Adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Thursday Night Is live music night & $5 house Martinis!
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:
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.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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.
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, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners & more.
Mia Francesca Trattoria Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I went here for Valentine's Day. Part of the reason we picked it was because they did not do a pre-fixed menu for the occasion, and we appreciated that. We were sat in a back room, that looks to normally be reserved for large groups, along with about 25-30 other couples. The chairs looked to be borrowed from the attached hotel. While I understand that V-day is a busy night, it felt like the couples were shoved into that back room like a can of sardines. The lighting in that back room was bright and stark vs the main dining room which was dimmed and candle-lit. Having not dined here before, only seeing photos and walking by, this is the ambiance I pictured for our dinner. The bruschetta was wonderful, the pasta entrees were average if not bland, and the tiramisu was great. Our waiter handed us our check and our card was sitting on the table waiting to be picked up for 15 minutes. Overall, I assume this restaurant would be a better experience on a normal night, but the food was not enough to make me want to come back and try it.
My wife and I went on Valentine's Day, 2018, typically a very busy day for most restaurants. we were promptly seated after a quick drink at the bar, in a great booth. Thomas was our waiter, and he was outstanding, I ordered what he had recommended from the selections I provided and my meal was excellent, as was my wife's. received a message from the restaurant shortly after returning home, thanking us for the visit. A very nice evening, we will visit Mia Francesca again.
Dennis W. Brown
Went for Valentines dinner and everything was so beautifully decorated from the bouquets of red, pink and white balloons to the randomly placed heart balloons to the special pink or red napkins. So romantic and made you feel special. Food is always spectacular and service fabulous. One of the best places in Raleigh to eat!!!
The food was excellent; the service was delightful. This was our first visit and we would definitely go back and recommend this to friends and family. Our server was gracious even though some of our guests were a bit impatient in asking for some additional bread, etc. We were well cared for during our visit. Thanks for the experience.
My friend and I went during the last day of the Triangle Restaurant Week. We figured some Italian food in a rainy day was a good idea.
The food definitely hit the spot! And since it was quiet, it wasn’t loud at all. We even chatted a bit with a table next to us which was pleasant and warm hearted.
Our server was attentive and keep our glasses full. Thank you! (sorry, I forgot his name... I’m horrible with names but he was bartending as well!).
We loved the open, home feel of the dining hall.
Thank you Mia Francesca for a great first impression and first experience!
PS: I absolutely LOVE tiramisu and this one did not disappoint!
We had reservations and were seated immediately. Everyone was professionally friendly and attentive, exactly what I want in a nicer restaurant. The waiter was thorough and accommodating. Food was delivered at a nice pace, we were not rushed through our first course, nor our entrees. The bread was ordinary, and easy to pass on. The menu offered a nice variety, with something for pasta eaters, and gluten free alike. I would definitely recommend.
We went for restaurant week lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. My only problem was there were several empty tables that had dirty dishes around the room. When the dining room is dirty it makes you wonder about the kitchen. The wait staff worked hard but feel like management couldn’t have had a person cleaning tables .
It's been several years since we've eaten here and it seems to have gone downhill. While the ambiance and service was good, the quality of the food was very uninspiring. The olive oil tasted cheap. The grouper was WAY over salted. And the piccata was pretty bland. I'm sad to say we won't be going back any time soon.
We went for NYE dinner before a concert. It was amazing! Our waiter was attentive and quick. I ordered the pasta with asparagus and my husband ordered rigatoni with vegetables. Both were delicious and I ate every bite of mine. The prices were reasonable and the food came quick. I would recommend to anyone.
My husband and I find ourselves in a pickle on ocassion during both Thanksgiving and Christmas most of the time. We are very tired of one of the restaurants at Crabtree and a few of our favorites are not always open these holidays.
We LOVED Mia Francesca Trattoria and will definitely be back.
First of all we dined here on Christmas Day. Started with drinks and calamari before a movie. Bartender was very attentive and helpful. The calamari was excellent. We came back for dinner at 5:30. We were seated promptly maybe a few minutes before. They had a She Crab as a special, 3 of the 5 at our table got that. 2 people shared the Caprese salad. All appetizers were beautifully presented an very tasty. Two of us had the Pan roasted Striped Bass specials with shiitake mushrooms, roasted peppers and asparagus. Absolutely fabulous. The roasted grouper special according to two of our party was outstanding. My husband ordered their seafood linguine which I sampled was very good too, with generous portions of seafood. But what topped the evening was the excellent service we received. His generosity made me ask his connections to Mia Francesca’s. Helmut, our waiter, is also the CFO of the group that owns this restaurant. Helmut, thanks so much for your attentiveness to us and your generosity to us. Such a memorable evening thanks to you.
Wonderful food and terrific service.Our table was close to the open kitchen which is always fun but the 2' of space between the back of my chair and the half wall into the kitchen was a constant raceway for servers and diners during the entire meal.Would ask for any other tables in the restaurant rather than those spots.
Our family has spent many Christmas Eve Dinners at Mia Francesca. This was absolutely horrible!! We will never go there again.
Dirty, Sloppy, Disinterested Server.
Ridiculously slow service.
Wrong items delivered.
No attempt to make amends until the check was delivered.
Just Sad and Awful.
This was my first visit here and I enjoyed it! There were five of us in our party. I had the rigatoni with pesto, which I really liked. My mother in law had the spinach ravioli which looked to die for. My husband and brother in law both ordered the chicken parm. Their only complaint was that it didn’t have enough sauce. Finally, my brother in law’s girlfriend had the bolognese and she really liked it. It was a bit overpriced, however other than that and the lack of sauce on the chicken parm, we enjoyed ourselves.
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