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.
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
This was out first visit to Mia Francesc ...
This was out first visit to Mia Francesca and w were not disappointed. My wife had their signature half chicken dish with potatoes which was moist and very flavorful. I have the prosciutto and lamb stuffed ravioli in a cream sauce. It was fabulous. The meals were very reasonably priced and the portions suitable. WE look forward to trying other dishes the next time we dine there.
We visit here for the first time on Than ...
We visit here for the first time on Thanksgiving Day 2016. The staff and atmosphere were really great. Turkey breast was nicely seasoned and very moist and Salmon was very good too. So much variety of delicious food on the buffet table! Also there was a desert buffet with assortments of pies, cakes, cannoli's & etc... what a treat!! My family and I will be visiting again Thanksgiving Day 2017! Mia Francesca Trattoria rocks!! Thank you
Third time we had been there, this was f ...
Third time we had been there, this was for the Thanksgiving dinner (we had been for traditional dinner the other two times). It doesn't disappoint, the food was great, the service was extremely good and the noise level was pretty good despite being crowded for Thanksgiving. One note, I probably could have done a little more with traditional holiday music than the adult contemporary soundtrack. Other than that, it was great. Will return again.
We had a variety of menu items, all the ...
We had a variety of menu items, all the food was great. I gave four stars on the food as their interpretation of bolognese was a bit lazy, they obviously shortcut the process. Other dishes were quite good, especially the stuffed pasta.
Unless you go early make sure to reserve a table!
The spaghetti Bolognese was half hamburg ...
The spaghetti Bolognese was half hamburger instead of meat, the pasta was brittle, and my spinach was cooked with onion instead of garlic. This has been one of my go to restaurants and I'm very disappointed in the decline in quality. Our server was great - attentive without interrupting.
The menu on OpenTable was out of date. T ...
The menu on OpenTable was out of date. The room is quite large and has the ambiance of a cafeteria. The waitress kept referring to the location as the "corporate stepchild". On the plus side the mussels were good and chicken melenzane (which was off of the menu) was too. The pasta was just average. There are better options for Italian food. I suggest you choose another restaurant.
We left hungry, even though we are slim. ...
We left hungry, even though we are slim. We each had a salad and an entree. One entree was the pasta with shrimp and crabmeat, and the other was salmon. The salads were a bit on the small side. The pasta was sufficient, and very good, but lean on the shrimp and crabmeat. The salmon was on a bed of spinach. I would guess the salmon at 6 oz. That's not much of an entree for $25. It as also a bit overcooked. In general we have had very nice experiences at Mia Francesca's, but this one won't count as one. Unfortunately it occurred on our anniversary dinner. None the less, we will be back as I hope this was an anomaly.
We ordered a pizza with a sunny side up ...
We ordered a pizza with a sunny side up egg. What we got was a pizza with a raw egg. Not fried. Not sunny side up. Raw. The server had to literally ladle in onto the pizza, at which time we sent it back. The manager said that they've been serving it that way for five years. If so, they are lucky they haven't been closed b y the board of health. Avoid this place.
Upscale Italian? When I think upscale It ...
Upscale Italian? When I think upscale Italian, I'm supposing maybe Vivaldi in the background, but not so loud that you can't converse with ease on your wedding anniversary. We were escorted to our outdoor seating, which overlooked a cross-parking lot traffic thruway within spittin' distance. The music--if you want to call it that, was an obnoxiously loud Top-40 disco-hey-let's-dance-and-shake-our-bottoms-with-a-good-buzz-on idotic mayhem. We discussed the situation for all of four seconds and walked out. Food? What food?
The chicken Parmesan was not overly sauc ...
The chicken Parmesan was not overly sauced,which made it so flavorful . The sea bass with the wild mushrooms and tomatoes had such a wonderful flavor. Everything we have had there is over the top except for their salad dressings which are too tart, I do not know if it is their balsamic vinegar which may not be aged enough
This is one of my main go to restaurants ...
This is one of my main go to restaurants. They had the spaghetti Bolognese off menu and I wish they would keep it and the beet salad on the permanent menu. The wine list is good and I've never had a bad meal there. Our waiter was having a really bad night. His service was fine but he had no joy.
Loved their Sunday Brunch menu and the b ...
Loved their Sunday Brunch menu and the bottomless mimosas. the outdoor seating area is nice I just wished my view wasn't of the dumpsters on the other side of the street. Other than that it was a nice experience and would go again.
Came here for restaurant week and really ...
Came here for restaurant week and really enjoyed lunch on the patio with three course meal. Decided to try it for brunch and it was nice, food a bit bland and a bit expensive for brunch. Good service- was seated immediately, ordered and food arrived quickly. We like lunch better than the brunch choices and would return.
The last few times I've been, I just hav ...
The last few times I've been, I just haven't been impressed. Food is under-seasoned. Servers should know the difference between Pomodoro sauce and other tomato-based sauces. I haven't written them off just yet, maybe next time will be better.
This was a great choice for date night! ...
This was a great choice for date night! The staff was friendly, the food was amazing and the portions were large! I loved the scenery and feel of this place, decorations were beautiful! I would recommend his place for any occasion 😊
Strawberry bourbon cocktail was unique a ...
Strawberry bourbon cocktail was unique and wonderful. Dawn our server was the epitome of what one wants. She was there when we needed something, lots of energy and friendly and left us alone when we were talking. She knew the menu and explained that a cold sauce was going on the pasta & encouraged my partner to try it, as it would all work out - WHICH IT DID. I just had a garden salad, as I had a late lunch with family earlier. Overall, the food was excellent, drinks delicious and service outstanding.
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