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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
Easter Brunch at Mia Francesca was very disappointing from the time we arrived to paying our check. On arrival the checkin process was less than welcoming. We were four minutes early for our reservations and were told very tersely that we were too early to be seated. The Easter Brunch buffet was in a very crowed cramped area with nothing making it visually appealing. The food itself ran the gamut from inedible, stale cold rolls to very good warm, carved prime rib. The desserts were of mixed quality, some tasted like they came out of a frozen package, while both the chocolate torte and tiramisu were excellent. I asked the waiter about the price for seniors, since on the website it gave a discount for the price. We were told they had stopped that practice and that he could not give us that price. I told him it was advertised on the Raleigh website for the Easter Brunch. He was very professional and said he would inquire, since there was someone from the corporate office there. Unfortunately, the man from their corporate office hadn't taken the time to read their online advertisement because he refused to allow the waiter to charge us the advertised price. Wow, I was shocked at the poor customer service the man from the corporate office displayed. The waiter was embarrassed and apologized. We will not be returning, since this is the way the corporate office of MIA Francesca chooses to treat customers.
We came back for the second time for Easter brunch because we had enjoyed it a lot last year. Sorry to say, but charges for the Easter Brunch seem to have gone up. $150 for two adults and two (under 10) kids is excessive for what they offer. The food was better last year, but only average this year; and the selection more meager. The $42 per person plus $17 each for kids is overpriced. An then what really ticked me off was that they automatically add 18% for tips for a brunch buffet. This is an over-reaching habit that is spreading and we will 100% boycott restaurants that do this, as will most of our friends and family, so we share the places that do this on social media. I want to decide on tip based on the quality of service I receive. Unfortunately I am not coming back here.
As always, Mia Francesca's food was superb, our server (Sarah) was friendly without being overbearing & had a lovely personality, and we were served in a timely manner without feeling rushed. The desserts are always a favorite part of the meal here & they didn't disappoint. I would highly recommend this restaurant for the consistently delicious food!
The brunch service is not up to par with the dinner service. The menu has steak and eggs on it but they don't offer any steak sauce or sauce at all for that matter so not only was the steak bland but also dry from being charred and cooked to well done, although I asked for medium. The waiter did a terrible job at rectifying the situation and only when management step in did anything get resolved about the numerous situations we had with the food and service. Although the area is nice I would recommend choosing from one of the other restaurants in the area.
Date night with my honey was Great at Mia Francesca! We love trying new Italian restaurants and have had our eye on this place for a while. Food was great, service was great. If you want to have lots of conversation the middle of dining area is a little loud but overall a great experience.
Our meals were delicious. I felt the prices were a bit high considering it was lunch and the portions were smaller. When we eat at an Italian Restaurant of this price I would expect the bread to be a better quality and freshly baked, but the bread they served was thinly sliced French bed. The young woman that served us was very pleasant and appropriately dressed. The atmosphere was pleasant.
Penny and I entered your establishment for Fat Tuesday. A hearty dinner before Lent. Our usual Spaghetti with Meatballs was ordered, but at the behest of our extraordinary waitress (Sarah) we ordered the Bolonese instead. What an incredible suggestion! We thoroughly enjoyed our service as well as our food! Let's say you guys put us in the mood for 45 days of sacrifice. See you in 40 days!
This used to be my favorite Italian restaurant. I would order the same dish pretty much every time...the bolognese or the spaghetti and meatballs. When I first ordered these dishes a few years ago, they were always superb and never disappointed. Over the past year or so, these dishes seem to have changed (not for the better) and seem to be completely different each time. One time the bolognese was SO greasy that I could not continue to eat it. This time, the sauce for the spaghetti and meatballs was way too salty. The sauce also was a lot more pink this time around than the red that I remember. It gets 4 stars, though, because the service is always exceptional, it has a great atmosphere and when they get it right in the kitchen, you will have an overall great experience.
The inside is nice. My dinner was good and my dates dinner was just ok. Our service was absolutely horrible. It appeared to be just our waitress. The manager jumped in two times to cover for her. My dates Caesar salad didnt taste anything like a Caesar salad. My drink was allowed to get EMPTY even with me sitting it on the edge of my table. The waitress walked by three times before she asked about it. Our coffee was served only half full and the crème brûlée was served cool like it was pre made and waiting to be served. The dish was cool. For the price, I will not return.
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