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, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
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
I suspected we were in trouble when we p ...
I suspected we were in trouble when we pulled up and discovered the restaurant is in a hotel. I was right. If you like Macaroni Grill, Carrabbas or Olive Garden for Italian and are looking for an upgrade, this is not it. You'll find lower quality at higher price so stick to your favorite chain. If you like high end Italian faire costing $100 per person, this is definitely not your place. If you must go, stick to pastas. They're harder to screw up, you'll be happier and save a lot. Last time I ever try a Raleigh Italian restaurant other than my go-to favorite.
This is a Chicago chain trying to branch out but they force a Chicago menu and style on other areas. Very 1990's thinking - trying to maintain McDonalds-like continuity across the country. The result? The chefs and managers have no freedom to adjust to local tastes, use locally caught fish and fresh local choices like so many restaurants do these days. It's basically a fancy cafeteria.
Mia Francesca was ok but not great. It' ...
Mia Francesca was ok but not great. It's very convenient if you are staying at the Renaissance but there are some much better choices within walking distance. The menu is pretty diverse so there is lots to choose from but my linguine with white wine sauce was mostly oil. The pancetta was very chewy and overly salty. My companion had ravioli that was good. The service was good but a little confusing as 3 different people thought we were their table before we got the right team. In a pinch I would try it again but the hotel restaurant is actually much better!
Bottomless Mimosas for $12 is an awesome ...
Bottomless Mimosas for $12 is an awesome deal. We went for a girls brunch had a few mimosas then went to watch a movie. I always get the salmon when I go for brunch and it's always very good. The waiter took care of us as well. Never waited for a new mimosa and when we decided to close out and sit and talk, he still kept checking into make sure we didn't want anything else and refilling our water. Perfect brunch spot in north hills.
We came in for dinner before a show on F ...
We came in for dinner before a show on Friday evening, and the food was amazing! I had a pasta dish that normally comes with shrimp, but they allowed me to sub chicken, and it was awesome. The sauteed asparagus was wonderful as well. My friend had an entree salad that was so large, she couldn't finish it all. We did end up splitting the chef's choice dessert platter, which was a wise choice! Cheesecake, profiteroles and tiramisu are an excellent way to end a meal (along with a coffee liquor drink). Service was friendly and efficient, although it was a bit harder to get our servers attention as the restaurant got busier, which is to be expected. I will be back!!!!
We were three couples for your Father's ...
We were three couples for your Father's Day special. We came after an afternoon at the theatre (NC State Thompson). We asked for a round table and you saved one for us. (Makes it easier for six people to talk vs. a rectangle table.) Waiter was very good; food was served hot (except for one that was cold on the inside). Fortunately, there were no crying babies near us despite our 5:30 p.m. reservation - this early time is always chancy for the young marrieds w/ young children.
All told, we were all pleased and will return. (This wasn't the first visit for any of us.)
was very disappointed on Father's Day. T ...
was very disappointed on Father's Day. Took a long time to get our food, never having the waitress stop by to assure us that we have not been forgotten, even though the place was near empty. When food finally arrived (after my inquiry) my food was cold so I asked that it be heated up. By the time I got it back, my family had finished eating.
Food very good. Menu prices were incorr ...
Food very good. Menu prices were incorrect on the ticket, ticket price was higher. This has been the same way for over a year now, need corporate to correct it. Server was nice, but took 35 minutes to get requested bread yet many others were getting their bread. Our food took 45 minutes while others around us who arrived after us where being served. I love their Blueberry French Toast and my husband really likes the Shrimp and Grits. Bacon that was served at a $1.00 a slice was burnt in some places and raw in others, this was disappointing. The restaurant is clean. The 2 person bench seating and chair seating area is quite crowded and if you are the one sitting in the chair, you are constantly being hit from behind when servers are trying to maneuver through the dining room.
We came out to Mia Francesca for a ladie ...
We came out to Mia Francesca for a ladies night and had a wonderful time. Our waiter was very fun and was an excellent addition to our ladies night . Everything tasted delicious, especially the dessert and drinks!
Expensive for what you get.
The Ceasar Salad have very little dressing on it, so we asked for more. We tasted the dressing , it was actually tasteless. I had homemade cheese ravioli with pomadora sauce. There was hardly any sauce. The ravioli was good sans the sauce. My friends had sautéed scallops with linguini. One thought it was just okay and the other did not like the dish at all.
For the price , none of meals were worth the price we paid.
Had a very good meal with a big and vari ...
Had a very good meal with a big and varied group with different tastes. The menu offered a good range of choices, even for kids. Everyone was happy with their meals. The service was also very good, they were very attentive to our needs, even providing complimentary drinks with a few accidentally spilled during the meal. We would definitely go back.
Great as always. Our server was not, di ...
Great as always. Our server was not, did not know the menu but most importantly, was far from attentive. Outside of that, the servers were fine and were able to place our drink orders, check on food quality, etc. in the absence of wait staff.
I had heard amazing reviews of this plac ...
I had heard amazing reviews of this place however our experience was less than stellar. We went for an after graduation celebration brunch for my friend and I. There was 6 of us and we all ordered breakfast meals....We waited over an hour for our food and was disappointed by what arrived the eggs where cold...the bacon fatty although they did give large portions...we had waited so long for our breakfast by the time it arrived we had lost our appetites and all requested boxes to go so our food wouldnt be a waste....we mentioned our issues with service time to our waiter who would then blame it on the kitchen .....in none of that time did a manger come and even apologize....it was our graduation day clearly we were literally still in our cap and gown .....I was very disappointed that it didn't live up to the hype.
Dissapointed with visit
This was our 3rd visit to MFT and it will be our last. My husband and I were so disappointed. We went for Mother's Day and there were hardly any specials. I asked for a mojito and they were out of mint. My husband's salad had the wrong dressing added. My ravioli were actually tortellini and the cheese on the inside tasted so sour to me that I could not take more than one bite. My husband's lasagna was so salty and was lukewarm, not hot. We were served no bread ahead of time and we waited longer for our check than the entire time we dined. A big letdown and I cannot recommend this restaurant.
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