Mia Francesca Trattoria plates rustic Italian dishes in Raleigh’s North Hills.
Located adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel in Raleigh’s North Hills shopping area, Mia Francesca provides a Northern Italian, casual fine dining experience that showcases Chef Zach VanGaasbeek’s appreciation for local, fresh food. Having acquired a foundational culinary understanding as a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Chef Zach honed his affinity and respect for seasonality, terroir, and the use of micro-local ingredients while working in Sonoma county, California. Now in Raleigh, Chef Zach mixes this passion and knowledge delivered upon Mia Francesca’s rustic, Northern Italian canvas. Mia Francesca- Italian Restaurant Raleigh, NC is part of Chicago based Francesca’s Restaurant Group started by Chef Scott Harris in 1992, also with locations in Arizona and California.
Inside Mia Francesca Raleigh, you are greeted by a lengthy yet comfortable bar area. Make your way furthermore into the dining room with high ceilings, brick and wood features that harken to a Northern Italian atmosphere and be sure to spend some time looking at the images of Italy’s countryside to help put you in the proper mindset.