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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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