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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
An expensive disappointment for thanksgiving meal. I was thrilled that it was a buffet with foods on menu that sounded appetizing. There was a lot to choose from, appealing to the eye, but there was not one item I would have considered for seconds or even left overs. The ambiance was cold and not welcoming past the hostess. I tried not to complain to avoid ruining our family meal but not inclined to return in the future.
We went to Mia Francesca for Thanksgiving dinner for the second time. Word must be getting around, because we had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated (despite having a reservation), and the lines for the buffet tended to be rather long. It would have been more manageable perhaps to have antipasti in one spot, pastas in another spot, and carving stations at another - but there probably isn't room for that. The food, once we got it, was superb in every way.
We were there for Thanksgiving and enjoyed the food very much. Great variety, kept it fresh and hot, service was average, but they were very busy. It was our first time visiting, and we will be back, on a normal service night to check out the regular menu and service. If I have one complaint, it would be the cramped feel of the seating area, there wasn’t enough room between the tables, and when you would get up from your chair, you felt like you were intruding on the table next to you.
We had a reservation for the Thanksgiving buffet and to our delight it was wonderful. Be warned though, you may be seated upstairs from the buffet table, a challenge to navigate busy stairs with a platter of food in one hand. A slight deterrent to second helpings as the return trips were unlimited. Many choices to choose from, and the desserts were very good indeed. It was over $100 for two of us and we did not order cocktails, so again, bewarned, it isnt cheap. Next time we will starve for a week before going. Compliments to the chef.
The music was loud and trance like. The tables were close together and noise echoed with the high vaulted ceilings . I could hear every word of the conversation of the table next to us which was extremely distracting. It made having your own conversation awkward because you knew everyone around you could hear. The food was just okay, pretty bland and needed a lot of salt. For the price point I would say we won't be returning. I do have to mention that the service was the best part of the meal.
Two of us ordered same dinner, one came out fine..other pasta dry no sauce. When brought to waitress attention she said well takes time to make will be awhile. In the meantime all others finished their dinners when sauce finally came out. They did not even care, I just asked for a to go box.
They were awful. When we first arrived with reservations they told us we would have to wait 30 minutes after being seated to order. Approx 10 min later the hostess came out and told us we would have to go somewhere else they were not preparing anymore food.
So, we got to our reservation exactly on time, but there appeared to be some confusion as to whether or not we could seat. The hostess stopped us in the middle of the aisle, left us there saying she'd be right back, and the disappeared to help someone else. We probably could have continued the 10' to the place we all assumed we were being seated (which we ultimately were) but we were unsure about what was happening so we drifted back to the hostess desk. Eventually we were seated.
It took about 20 minutes for our waitperson (Donnie) to come, and he got our beverages and food order. He advised they'd had a staff member walk out that morning so things were moving pretty slow. He kept our drinks full as best he was able, however, and we were an hour into four rounds of endless mimosas when he brought us our appetizers and advised us that there was little to no chance that anymore food was going to come out of the kitchen. "Are you saying we should just leave then?' we asked, and he confirmed that was the case, as apparently even more people had walked out of the kitchen. We finished our drinks, left him a nice tip as he'd comped our drinks and appetizers and left. We never got our brunch entrees.
That all said, I'd be willing to try the place again. Maybe not for brunch though.
Mia Francesca Trattoria is an authentic Italian restaurant. It has a variety of well-prepared and delicious entrees, a courteous and attentive wait staff, inside and outside seating, and reasonable prices. This was our 3rd visit and intend to return in the future.
First time customers. My boyfriend and I came here for a date and we're pleased by the exceptional food and service. I believe our waitress was Kelly Ann. She was personable, fun, energetic, enthusiastic, and professional. 100% would recommend. 100% coming back.
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