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
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 date night spot
I highly recommend it!! Good food, good atmosphere.
Great food will be back again!
Great food will be back again!
Food was relatively bland. I was hoping ...
Food was relatively bland. I was hoping for more flavor. Bottomless mimosas were tasty, but our server wasn't terribly attentive and we kept having to wait in between emptying our glasses and getting another.
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.
Outstanding Brunch Menu
This is the 2nd time we've gone there for brunch. The brunch menu is amazing and the food is great. We will be there frequntly!
The food was not tasty, the waitress did ...
The food was not tasty, the waitress didn't refill timely or get our second drinks timely. We won't be going back.
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.
Below average dining experience
I was surprised to find that this restaurant didn't live up to my personal expectations. Carrabas offers a far tastier selection & better service for the money.
Food was excellent but we were surprised at the lack of many items on the menu restaurant is good but lacking in many ways. There were no shrimp dishes, no Franchause dishes and the Parmesan was sorely lacking in mozzarella
Awesome service by Donnie.
Awesome service by Donnie.
Delicious as always! Great service
We travel from Charlotte to Raleigh often just to visit our favorite Chicgao restaurant. So excited that when we moved to North Carolina that they opened in Raleigh. Wish they would open in Charlotte.
Have dined many times here wîth family and friends but this last time we had awful service. We waited 45 minutes or more for our food. We saw half our orders sitting under heat lamps for 10 minutes. We finally asked them to bring what was done to our table The Sandwiches were just barely warm and the salads were soggy from sitting under heat lamps. The waiter never came back to ask us if we needed anything, if we wanted dessert or apologized for food taking so long. On a good note, the pasta dishes we ordered were delicious. I might add that the restaurant was not at all crowded. In fact, there was only one other group at another table and a booth was occupied.
Good Food - but pricey
The food was excellent, as was the service. But it's a little pricey. I'd save it for a special occasion and just basic night out.
My server was so nice and I loved the gluten free rood!! Soooo goood
Had lunch with friends. Excellent service. Good offering. Food prepared very well and excellent presentation. Salmon and mushrooms excellent.
Went on Easter, only option was a buffet.....not great!
We went for brunch on Easter. It was a ...
We went for brunch on Easter. It was a buffet that day. Plenty of things to choose from and everything was very good. The place was packed, but the service was still very attentive and polite.
This restaurant is amazing. The food was so delicious and fresh I cannot wait to go back. The ravioli are unbelievable. The environment was perfect for two friend a catching up without the kids. Would recommend this place.
Food was very good. Our calamari was ove ...
Food was very good. Our calamari was over cooked the first time but came out the 2nd time perfect.
Great servers very attentive.
Great servers very attentive.
We had a delightful Brunch. This restaurant is great for Brunch but lacks something when it comes to dinner.
Really enjoyed !
We went for dinner - the service was amazing and the food was delicious!
Another very nice visit
Mia Francesca always delivers. For March, I thought their "changing menu" wasn't as nice as in the past. A little expensive, but very nice ambiance.
The food and drinks were delicious. The service was top-notch. Can't wait to go back!!
We are so glad we stopped by Mia Francesca for an early dinner. The food was amazing! Donnie our server was awesome. Very personable and so customer friendly. He made our dinner time so enjoyable. The chicken Parmesan was outstanding. We are from New York State and we sure know good Italian food. We would highly recommend this restaurant.
A complete disaster
The restaurant was nearly empty so no excuse for the horrible service. There were so many delays that we thought the wait staff/ cook had left. I ordered the egg platter with scrambled eggs and when it arrived it was served with an omelet. I pointed this out to the server and he said " well that's the way they do it. My friends steak and eggs was no better. The 2 salads we ordered were passable. The coffee when delivered was cold and tasted like" breakfast coffee ". The servers response was that it was just made.
My friends and I met at the restaurant on Tuesday night. It was very quiet, the wait staff including our server and server assistant were top notch. We did not want for a thing. Very accommodating. Thanks to our waitress and Adam, our server assistant!
Great Ambiance Average Food
This was my first visit to Mia Francesca. I had dined at many other North Hills' restaurants so I was looking forward to it. Unfortunately, Mia was a mixed bag. I loved the ambiance, decorations and the large booths. The service was good but not great. We tried the pork chop which was wonderful. However, the Rigatoni con Mozzarella was disappointing. The rigatoni was not cooked long enough. The bread and oil were also rather bland. Considering the price and the other great restaurants in the area it will be a while before I go back again.
Nothing stood out. Shrimp dish was aver ...
Nothing stood out. Shrimp dish was average, other dishes good, nothing out of ordinary
A group of friends and I came for brunch ...
A group of friends and I came for brunch. We did the bottomless mimosas and brunch. The server was good and the food was delicious.
We've eaten there for dinner, but never for brunch before. They have an extensive brunch menu. The food was plentiful, delicious and of very good value. We will definitely keep this on our brunch short list.
Delicious locally sourced food!
My 16 year old daughter and I decided to try Mia Francesca Trattoria for a change in pace related to Italian eateries. We were not disappointed. Nice atmosphere, attentive wait staff and timely service. I noticed the second floor above with seating for groups and made a recommendation to my colleagues that we should have dinner there in the next couple of months! Thanks for making our daughter - mother dinner date an excellent one!
A little expensive
Dined here for Valentine's Day. Through open table, I did not realize they had a fixed menu at $75/couple (appetizer, entree, dessert). The appetizer and entree were pretty small. While the food was good, I felt it was overpriced for what we received, e.g. a small crabcake, spinach stuffed 1/2 chicken breast with 3 potato wedges, a chocolate dessert. I left still a little hungry.
Valentine's Dinner Dissapointment
I made reservations for a Valentine's dinner and specified the most romantic area of the restaurant. We were seated in the back room and asked to sit closer to the wall as the hostess was going to place us in the center. Five minutes after she sat us down, they put a full family with a screaming baby right behind us with tables for two everywhere in the room. Everyone was so distracted and some visibly angry. Also, the waitress had really no clue as to what the chef was able to do on that night as there was a dedicated menu which we were not aware of at the time reservation was made. My wife is a vegetarian and they could do very little for her other than leave off the meat which you really paid for as it was $75 a couple standard rate. We both ordered wine as well and she filled like a quarter of a glass. It really could not be enjoyed with the food because I would have had to order several glasses. Lastly, we were never asked if we wanted more bread or even water and when you asked her for something she seemed like it was a problem. The waiter on the other tables looked like he was pretty sharp but guess our luck that night. The food wasn't bad but a little left to be desired for the money and when the manager walks into the room to access the area and sees these things, it makes you wander the level of competence for such a presumably nice restaurant. If you are given the right waiter on a good night and maybe sit up on the balcony and have a normal menu, it may be a pretty good night. As for ours, we will go back to the Angus Barn next time.
Brunch not worth it.
I love this place. Just the brunch is not good enough. I hope they improve it.
Valentine's Day was very busy and enough though we had reservation, we had a 25 minute wait that was a little unpleasant. It appeared the staff was limited and we had to wait for a server. The food was the highlight of the experience, it was tasty, served at excellent temperature. We did have to ask for bread, the server had too many table and was not very attentive. I have eaten at Mia's before and was a little surprised plus we had invited another couple to share the experience that we previously had enjoyed.
First time here, menu looked good but some of the items were not as we expected however tasted very good. I think they should bring some bread or something to the table it took quite a while for our dishes to come out and the restaurant was very busy however thought it took longer than usual. Our waitress was very attentive though kept checking on us. Would give this another chance to check it out for dinner as well.
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