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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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Merry Christmas! Come enjoy a delicious dinner with your family with us here at Mia Francesca in North Hills!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We will be open from 11am-6pm on CHRISTMAS DAY! Come on in and enjoy our delicious food! We will be offering our regular dinner menu all day as well as some Christmas Day specials!

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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (18)
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Good for Groups (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Casual (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Business Meals (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Cozy (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Everything about our special dinner was superb -- the food was special, the service was wonderfully attentive, the ambiance was perfect. It is a favorite.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Servers are great and super kid friendly. Carpaccio is awesome. Kids cheese pizza was just ok.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Really good pasta and great menu choices for all tastes. It seemed somewhat understaffed, but our server did the best she could.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great for date night with your wife. Its more upscaled than your traditional chain restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Once again great food and service in a comfortable setting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service and suggestions for menu items by waitress was way above standard. Food was surprisingly good.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food is always very good. The bottomless mimosa at brunch is a great deal.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Outstanding atmosphere, outstanding service & outstanding food, what more could you ask for

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The roasted chicken and potatoes in cream sauce was delicious😋

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

They were short staffed so I get it. But we sat for 40 mins before we could order. But the food was super duper good once we got it!!!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was excellent, the waitress, friendly. It was a bit noisy and rather slow service for the amount of people there. Great Italian food, somewhat pricey.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Celebrated my friends 40. It was great. Food was delicious.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Emily Rose was a very kind waitress! Food was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Group reunion

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is a fantastic restaurant with wonderful food and atmosphere. I took my husband here for his birthday...we will definitely be returning!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fabulous! Our salads were absolutely fabulous fresh delicious and versatile. Bolognese was the best ever. Authentic Italian food refreshing to find in the area. Will definitely return.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

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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