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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.

4100 Main At North Hills St
Raleigh, NC 27609
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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)

Cross Street:
Adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 278-1525

Website:
http://www.miafrancesca.com/locations/profile/north-carolina

Entertainment:
Thursday Night Is live music night & $5 house Martinis!

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:

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.

Executive Chef:
Zachary VanGaasbeek

Additional:
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.

Private Dining

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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (21)
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Good for Groups (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Authentic (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Romantic (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Cozy (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Fun (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined 7 days ago

Tom our waiter was super, looked after all areneeds. Nice to have a polished employee.

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great Dining experience. Great food. Enjoyed the salmon & veal.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Veal medallions, chicken parmesan and beef filet with mashed potatoes was all magnificent, delightfully delicious.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lousy service food came out at all different times

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Love the food and Menu. The bar drink cocktails were just par. The food was fab. Only real disappointment was it was our 22nd anniversary and they didn’t go above and beyond to make better. Regardless we and a good time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

With a limited number of restaurants open on Christmas Day - it was fortunate to have such a great option available. Not waiting until next Christmas - I will be back sooner!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our waitress Meg was horrific. We waited over an hour for her to let us know she forgot to submit our order! The only reason we'll come back is for Casey & Donnie!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Special dish for Christmas Fettuccini with lobster noodles undercooked - hard to eat when ends were not cooked.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent Christmas day meal

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great variety of food options, nice atmosphere. Great Sunday brunch also.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

My husband came for the first time recently and we were very pleasantly surprised! His chicken parm was incredible and being from the north he said it’s the best he’s had since moving to NC. My chicken linguini was amazing as well. The Alfredo was thick and creamy and I ate every bite! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Very good venue. Great place to eat. They were quick for a large group. Not too busy for lunch. Would definitely return. Ambiance was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

It was holiday season and 3 rather “joyous” large gatherings. Should have known better than to go at this time of year but I was visiting from San Francisco and leaving the next day

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

We had a special meal here with our family after exchanging our wedding vows. The waitress and waiter were very friendly ! The appertizer's and entree's arrived quickly. All of the food was delicious. The inside was beautiful. I would definetely come here again.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Even thou I made this reservation weeks ago, they were not ready for us. Very large party took most of the room and they quickly tried to put a table together - we were stuck in a corner. Very over-priced on their wine list. Felt rushed thru each course.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Just ok. Did not blow me away.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was excellent. The service was great. Had better Sangria.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service and food. All around an excellent meal for my daughters birthday. Would definitely recommend, and will be back again.

Thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great Kids menu!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good food and atmosphere. Portions are huge. Nice option at North Hills.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Ran out of desserts at buffet. Not planned out well.

Food was good though turkey was excellent.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a wonderful experience, food was excellent, service excellent, atmosphere, perfect!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner buffet was great. The friendly service, variety of food, and tasty after dinner candies made for an outstanding dining experience.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great thanksgiving dinner buffet. Good selection. Great wine. Love the atmosphere.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Organic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Thanksgiving day buffet! Thanks to the staff for a great meal and service this holiday.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I ordered the pasta with asparagus and pine nuts. The kitchen forgot the pine nuts. The waiter brought a cup of pine nuts (without me asking) but they were scorched on one side and raw on the other. I could have made an equally good dish at home.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I️ like Mia Francesca Trattoria! People s great, service is great! Most of all always enjoy what I️ order! Food is always great!

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, People Watching, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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