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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

We are having a buffet with traditional Thanksgiving and Italian offerings
$46 for adults and $18 for children 12 and under (excludes tax and 18% gratuity)

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! Mention this ad when making a reservation and get a 5% discount on your entire check on Christmas Eve!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

We will be open from 11am-4pm on CHRISTMAS DAY! Come on in and enjoy our delicious food!

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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Romantic (17)
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Authentic (16)
Casual (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Cozy (9)
Great for Lunch (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Healthy (5)
Fun (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
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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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The food was delicious. A pleasant place to dine. I will definitely recommend the restaurant to my friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food and an extensive brunch menu. Good place to get together with friends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We were so thrilled to find Francesca's during a business trip to Raleigh. I frequented Francesca's in the Chicago area and this one did not disappoint. We both ordered the linguine with shrimp, scallops, and clams. My husband orders pasta with seafood at every Italian restaurant and he swears this was the best he's had outside the Amalfi Coast. I agree. Seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection over al dente linguine with a slightly spicy cherry tomato sauce. I usually try to only eat half my portion but honestly it was so good I could not stop!

Service was great and 50% off bottles of wine on Wednesdays! You can't go wrong here. If you are staying at the Renaissance North Hills, it is adjacent to the hotel.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Super service,waitress friendly, knowledgeable . Would recommend as brunch place

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Delicious meal. Waiter was very pleasant and accommodating. My daughter is allergic to gluten and he was very helpful in helping select her meal. They had many options for her to choose from, as well. We all enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere was great, but not so loud you couldn't hear your tablemates.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great Beer, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We are big fans of the Francesca's restaurants in the Chicago area and so were excited to try this outpost in Raleigh. The food was every bit as good as the food that we love at Francesca's in Chicago. The only disappointment was that the restaurant did not have the wine that we ordered (a bit of a surprise given that Francesca's prints a new menu monthly and the wines are on the back of the menu -- one would think they would update the list at the start of each month to include only wines that they actually have on hand.). I consider that a minor point, we all loved the food.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Loved the atmosphere, food, and service. Solid all around. Highly recommend coming here for Sunday brunch! Bottomless mimosas, a decent outdoor eating space, and delicious food made for a great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our food sat on the counter for quite some time before it was brought to the table, so 2 of us had lukewarm ravioli and the meatballs in the spaghetti were cold and not heated all the way through. The chicken in the chicken alfredo was over cooked and dry. Very disappointing and we all left 2/3 of our meals uneaten... waiter didn't even notice/ask, he was too busy moving the cushions for the patio dining area outside.

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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 29, 2017

This was our first visit. The three of us each had a different dish, and everyone loved their food. It was really delicious. I had the Pollo Picatta, which was recommended by our server as his favorite, and it was amazing! The other two in my party had the Linguine all’ Arlecchino & the Rigatoni Bolognese. They each said that they loved their food. We also spilt a Bruschette con Ricotta e Pomodorini. The portions were generous. Our waiter was great. The staff was friendly. We will definitely go to again when in Raleigh.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We went for a family reunion and dine outside, the food was excellent and the service also ok.
I will recomend this restaurant to all my friends and family to have a dlicious dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food at Mia Franchesca is absolutely scrumptious. I come specifically for the spaghetti and meatballs along with sausage and peppers. I also enjoy their mussels in marinara sauce. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the raleigh area.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Donny is always our favorite server. He is excellent. However, three out of four pasta entrees came covered with cheese and no mention of cheese was on the menu. Not everyone wants cheese in or on their pasta. We had no extra time to send it back. Service though was incredible. Love sitting in the bar area. We will be back.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great food & great service! The evening was one of the best ever. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Great friendly service and the food was delish! The recommendations of the staff of what to order were very helpful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We have been to Mia Francesca 3 or 4 times prior for dinner and have been pleased each time. We went in for a late lunch/brunch around 2pm on a recent Sunday. Partner and I split two entrees and both were fabulous! Arancini Benedict and Vanilla Bean Blueberry compote French toast. Both were delicious and reasonably priced. This one is a winner for brunch!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had great service from the bartender and the waitress- Emily Rose.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

A great experience!

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Always enjoy my dinner at your restaurant, whenever I visit Mia Francesca !

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Seasonal, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My boyfriend and I went to Mia Francesca for date night and had an amazing experience. Our waiter was phenomenal! He was energetic, knowledgeable about food/drink options, and was quick on his feet providing fresh refills. Our food was amazing and the atmosphere was soothing! Already cant wait for my next visit.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic
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