Francesca's Bryn Mawr
What can I sayI have been to this Mia Francesca's many times and as alwyas the food is deliciouscious, the service is great6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was one of theOur waiter was one of the best I have had in a long time6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery accommodatingFrancesca's often offers a Tilapia con asparagus. It wasn't on this week's menu, but the server asked the kitchen....and they made it for us. Really appreciate this....and is the reason we eat here often.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat AffordablEdgewater RestaurantThis location Francesca's is one of my favorite restaurants in the group. The food is consistently good, with tasty daily italian specials. If you are not into pasta, there are a number of alternatives that are sure to delight the palate. The service staff is knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. The restaurant has a nice choice of wines and even wines by the glass. Francesca's on Bryn Mawr has a good atmosphere, and it is not too noisy allowing you to actually hear the others at your table.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSPECIAL TREATMY WIFE AND I VIEW GOING TO FRANCESCA'S AS A SPECIAL TREAT WHEN WE WANT TO PAMPER OURSELVES. IT IS NOT A MATTER OF COST.......BUT OF QUALITY. THE SERVERS AND BUS CREW MAKE US FEEL SPECIAL. THEY HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR AND KNOWLEDGE .........AND THE FOOD IS OUTSTANDING WITH UNUSUAL FLAVORING THAT WE CANNOT SEEM TO DUPLICATE AT HOME. GREAT ALL WAY AROUND.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is great, excellentThe food is great, excellent for special occasion. It is a little expensive but it equates with the quality of the food . We didn't know what to order but the waitress help us with recommendations and I can tell they were excellent choices. Excellent service as well.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA Good FindMy friends & I always eat dinner here when we have tickets for a nearby theater. The bar serves very good cocktails, and the food is excellent, the menu interesting, the portions very generous--fried calamari is delicately battered, salads are made with fresh, local greens, and this time I had a creamy penne dish (Norcina) with delicious sausage, which tasted homemade. The place has a friendly neighborhood vibe, but it's also upscale enough for a special occasion or a date. No pretentiousness, just good, friendly service.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat opening actFrancesca's on bryn mawr is great before going to redtwist and city lit theatres; offering nice "dining partner" discounts. Thanks for supporting the Chicago arts scene!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Great ServiceWaiter was friendly, helpful, and attentive. I went with his recommendations for wine, pasta, salad, and dessert, all of which was delicious. Will definitely go back many times.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways goodWe always like the food at all their places we've tried but this location can be easier to get into & they have a back room that's a bit quieter. We were 8 & could all converse. Never had a bad dish.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBarry GoodmanFrancesca's never let's you down. Great Food and Great Service4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love this place! It's oneWe love this place! It's one of our "regular" spots!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a Great TimeGreat Calamari, and always love the warm, freshly baked bread. Martini's are awesome, great fish dishes as well at very reasonable prices. Very fun and friendly staff, some of the nicest waiters and waitresses ever. Always a joy and never disappointed. The roasted chicken is always a good go-to dish as well, and don't pass up the tomato, blue cheese, aspargus salad.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an outstanding waiterWe had an outstanding waiter who was friendly, attentive w/o being oppressive, knowledgeable and very accommodating to the range of preferences and limitations of our group. Salmon and minestrone were yummy.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMmy favorite spot in edgewaterI love francesca's on bryn mawr. one of my favorite restaurants in the city. all of the staff is so friendly and makes a true connection with you. i also love how often they change their menu. ive never had the same thing twice. francescas is one of my favorite things about living in edgewater.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBrought nine people for aBrought nine people for a birthday dinner celebration. Requested a table in the back room for more privacy and less noise. That request was met, the service was attentive, friendly, but not overbearing. Food was delicious, as usual. Very conducive to conversation, we had a great experience.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice place! Menu specialsVery nice place! Menu specials were very good and simple, classic Italian dishes. The booth seating by the window was cozy and romantic.good date place.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was really good.The food was really good. The gnocchi and bruscetta, in particular, were delicious. Our waiter was very helpful and attentetive without bothering us. We will definitely be back!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good food andConsistently good food and drink! We had a great time and fantastic meal!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is consistently goodThe food is consistently good here and I am a regular. Sometimes I am annoyed at the almost total absence of meat entree options on their menu, but their regular options change regularly, service, food quality and ambience are always reliable and at the upper end of the spectrum. They have occasionally made a mistake and they always do the right thing in correcting it, which I appreciate.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur only regret is that weOur only regret is that we don't live closer and can't come by more often3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough we were expectingAlthough we were expecting a traditional brunch buffet, we found the brunch menu to be very unique and the food was awesome!! We highly recommend Francesca's.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently delicious.Anchoring the Bryn Mawr Historic district for what now seems like forever (but really, it's only been since the Nineties) Francesca's Bryn Mawr continues to offer well executed Northern Italian food at a good value.
Do not miss the calamari fritti as an appetizer. I've said it before: they're the best in town. Pastas are huge and eminently shareable, especially if you plan on ordering one of the rather large entrees as well. On this visit, I ordered a ravioli special and my partner chose Tilapia Saltimbocca; we then shared back and forth.
The wine list is mostly Italian, and not inexpensive. Fortunately, all of the wines sold by the glass are also offered by the bottle, which comprises the affordable part of the list.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Francesca's forWe went to Francesca's for their Easter Brunch. We brought along our 4 month old son, and we weren't sure how it would go. The staff was so accomodating with a booth that would fit our car seat and space for our stroller as well. They were so welcoming and inviting, we really had such a great experience. And the bread pudding was amazing too!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMVery accommodating. FoodVery accommodating. Food was excellent as usual. And it is conveniently located Kiddy Corner from City Lit, our place for plays.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLike always the food and serviceLike always the food and service where fantastic. Will continue to return.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the specialsLoved the ambiance of Francesca's Bryn Mawr. The dress code was casual. We sat in the back of the restaurant which was cozy and inviting. The area to the front of the restaurant was louder and more bustling. We were seeing a play across the street so our server was very attentive to our needs. Food was served in an efficient, timely manner. We ordered from the specials menu and the ravioli special and the fish special were exceptional. We have dined at Francesca's in Barrington several times and feel both establishments deserve a 4+ rating.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely meal and conversatiWe had a lovely meal and conversation. It was just the right environment for a first date. Thanks!1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM