Mia Francesca Trattoria

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$30 and under
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Italian
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.

About the Francesca’s Restaurant Group: Founded in 1992 by Restaurateur Scott Harris, Francesca’s Restaurant Group has grown from a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Chicago’s North Clark Street to a restaurant group of 5 concepts across 25 locations in 3 states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 18 Francesca’s Restaurants, 4 Davanti Enoteca's, Disotto, Fat Rosie’s and Hillgrove Tap.
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Raleigh
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch is a great value, especially with $2 mimosas.

SZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was wonderful! All of our food was delicious, Alex was an amazing server and they make the best espresso martini I’ve ever had!

RT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I get together at Mia Francesca’s frequently. The food is great; the wait staff is always very attentive and able to help out with questions when we want to try something new on the menu. The ambiance of the restaurant is great as well.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waiter!

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TE
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a large family party with kids and they accommodated us very well. Food was very good and timely. Service was excellent. We will return soon!

SA
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, food and service. Above and beyond all expectations..will return here over and over. Give it a try you will not be disappointed!!! Exceptional place to eat!!!

OT
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the flatbreads

n
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Went on Thanksgiving and they didn't offer any items off the menu; only an open-air "family style" buffet with little Italian food. What was there wasn't up to par with Mia Francesca's standards. It was also incredibly over-priced for what was offered ($40-some/person). Mia - you can do better.

L
Western NC
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Excellent service on Thanksgiving Day!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buffet on Thanksgiving Day!

B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Plenty of food selections and a nice variety of cured hams. But the actual Thanksgiving foods came up short. Turkey too dry, mashed potatoes too bland, stuffing was decent. This was our second time having Thanksgiving dinner at Mia Francesca, and we enjoyed our time there, but for $50 per head, I think we can do better.

v
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding , price was high.
Bloody Mary, great price and prefect.
Overall a great thanksgiving event.
I’ve been here a few times for Sunday brunch and I hope to return .

R
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our second year for Thanksgiving. Our family of five find Mia Francesca a good value for the Holiday, with the buffet style and family-friendly atmosphere. The mac very creamy this year. The stuffing was our least favorite this year; the texture was too loose and I prefer no sausage. We all had plenty of choices and enjoyed the visit. We used to go to the Carolina Inn for Thanksgiving (also a buffet) but Mia Francesca is about half the price. Much better than Maggiano's table service-style Thanksgiving, which is slow. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the rustic vibe and the friendly staff. Would definitely recommend

m
Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another great dinner with friends at Mia F. Great food and wonderful service. To me the entrees are always better than I imagine they will be. That’s a big compliment.

SS
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Veterans Day celebration. Great service! Delicious food! Great ambiance and value.

CL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautifully decadent atmosphere, with divine service and pleasant waiter! The food portions are consumable in one sitting and beautifully displayed and equally as delicious. It was my mother's birthday, and they provided her with a complimentary desert and candle! They created a wholesome experience to want to come back to! If on a weekend night, I would recommend a reservation, they can get pretty packed. I created a reservation 3hours in advance and still had to wait a little bit to be seated- which is reasonable considering nobody can control when patrons leave.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service deserves better.

M
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating job promotion

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food good

KD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mia franchesca for brunch, lunch or dinner! The best omelet for brunch in Sunday with Parma prosciutto, asparagus and parmesan cheese and topped it off with a mimosa!!

S
Fayetteville
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good

AW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a ton of fun! This was a group of 6 us that casually gets together someplace new for dinner every month, to play catch-up or just get out of our houses. Loved that our server was playful with us, not overbearing, and helped make the night fantastic.

Food was amazing. Our server made great recommendations. We ordered a ton of apps and a variety of entrees, and every plate was fantastic.

There were a couple other large parties there at the same time and we never felt like a burden, nor did we get overlooked for the other groups. Plates and service were timely and consistent. Also, it never got too loud in the restaurant, considering the amount of people that were present. That was really nice!!!

MB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service. And very pleased to see Justin and Landmark wines on the wine list!

JN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was fantastic as well as the food. If we ever visit the area again, we will take time out of our busy schedule to dine here again. Well worth the time and visit.

AS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. It was my first time celebrating our anniversary and it's my favorite place now

D
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Wasn’t busy but we still seemed forgotten...took quite a while to get entrees which were ok but nothing remarkable-had to season with quite a bit of red pepper flake and salt/pepper. Server was friendly but seemed to forget we were there. Not planning to return.

OT
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another lovely dinner here. My husband had the always outstanding half-chicken and I had a pizza. We shared a calamari.

Everything tasted superb. Parking is easy in the garage under the hotel. The wait staff is attentive.

A great,casual spot for lunch or dinner.

KK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh and delicious food! Portions on a few of our dishes could’ve been larger for the price. We wish that what was served at a private group dinner could be ordered from the menu. We were hoping to order the Salmon Funghi.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Management, they go out of their way to accommodate you

G
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food. Tom was an awesome server. We’ll be back!!!

LB
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I gave Mia Francesca three stars but only because I know how good it is normally. This visit was really a one star. They had a serious off night. Apparently, they have a new chef, and he needs to figure out what the heck is going on in the kitchen and stop messing with recipes that people have enjoyed for a long time. Fundamentals, like a vodka sauce on pasta, were bad, and the lentils with spinach and goat cheese appetizer was flavorless and mushy because he changed the type of lentil that goes in it. Unfortunately, the service wasn’t great, either – they underestimated how many people would want to sit out on the patio on a beautiful summer evening, and it showed in how the server took care of us. I will say that the restaurant manager proactively handled it appropriately and took full responsibility, which I appreciated. I hope the visit wasn’t a sign of the restaurant’s downward slide, though – I’ve always enjoyed it.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We love the food and how pretty the patio area is. Unfortunately, we had terrible service. I am not sure if they were short on staff members. They were trying out a new menu and I do feel that contributed to the issues we experienced. We were seated for almost a half hour before orders were taken and we had to ask for bread. Our food did not arrive all at once and one meal was forgotten about and came much later than the rest. We also had to wait a long time to get the check. We were there 2 hours for dinner! The bathroom were also a mess. They had a large school crowd that arrived shortly after we did. This also caused problems - poor planning on their end. We were also taking guests from out of town and experienced this terrible service. We will not be back.

LK
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good but a bit pricey for what you're getting

MB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time in Mia Francesca. I visited Raleigh last year in May 2018 and again this year on a business trip. This time I repeated Mia Francesca as i spend such a great time back in May. I was not disappointed. Good food, good service, great ambiance and the prices are affordable. I highly recommend the Mia Francesca Restaurant in North Hills Raleigh.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

We went as a party of 4 on a Sunday morning at brunch. Our reservation was made for 10:30am as soon as they opened. We were seated near the bar, but took close to 10 minutes for a waitress to come bring us water. It took another 10 minutes for someone else to come take our order. Keep in mind, there was maybe five other parties in the restaurant at the time. Aside from the waitstaff issue, the food was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone.

G
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Photos are misleading—seating meh. Food is good; probably a good place to grab a bite at the bar but the dining room looks like an Olive Garden

r
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVED this restaurant! Both my wife and I had entrees made with homemade pappardelle pasta. The tastes were fresh and vibrant.

The service deserves an extra special call out. Our server was friendly, easy going and prompt. We were celebrating my wife's birthday, and she made our celebration extra special.

This restaurant is now on our Italian restaurant go-to list! We will visit again.

A
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I wanted to love this place so much! It’s so gorgeous but the food was so underwhelming. I got the egg white omelet with arugula. I thought it meant with a side salad but it was like three pieces of leaves on top of the eggs. The egg white omelette was insanely oily and salty. The only good thing was my Bloody Mary. They even messed up my friends pizza and overcooked the egg that goes on top to break and put all over. She asked for no olives either and they messed that up. There were literally two other tables in there besides us so there was no reason for the crap service.

Z
Raleigh
29 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good! Food was good! And the waiter was great!