Francesca's on 95th
Francesca's on 95th

Francesca's on 95th

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com/
  • Phone: 7085987007
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Scott Harris, Chef de Cuisine: Fausto Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have a full catering menu; with all our dishes made to order!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 95th and Ridgeland
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Francesca's on 95th
Francesca’s on 95th opened its doors to guests in April of 2009 and joins the Francesca’s family of restaurants as the 18th addition to the family. This south-suburban Chicago outpost offers guests “simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices”; a winning recipe for Francesca’s since 1992. Their menu features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. An eclectic wine list and one-of-a-kind martini’s make the perfect accompaniment to an outstanding dining experience.

Drawing its name from the main thoroughfare of Village of Oak Lawn, Francesca’s on 95th features a classically designed bar, lofty ceilings and a bustling trattoria feel. Striking photographs of rural Italian life by Paul Elledge line the walls to create a comfortable, urban setting throughout.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Francesca's on 95th reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)special occasion (31)great for lunch (19)good for groups (17)fit for foodies (12)romantic (10)kid-friendly (9)notable wine list (8)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (5)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Francesca's does not disappoint
    Hometowner
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I like the ever changing menu. There always seems to be something appealing to all tastes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Giovanna
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I frequent Francesca's often. Once again, I was happy with my meal, as was my guest. The Staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. I never feel 'rushed' coming to Francesca's. Always a fun time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Acceptable
    BigLoLo
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Celebrated a birthday for my wife. It was our choice to go there. The food was very good. Did not like that are group was placed so close to the front door. There had to be a better location for our group, because we were there for our reservation. Wait staff seemed a little overwhelmed. However, the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • usatax
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Good Atmosphere, good food, and the staff were very nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing!!
    CstacyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We usually enjoy going to any of the Francesca restaurants, but not this time! We didn't want to go downtown over the weekend during the air show so I thought it would be a great idea to go to the one that is closer to is! What a mistake! The waiter was slow and got lost often even though the restaurant was almost empty! The wine list was different than our favorite Francescas on Taylor! And the food was no where near as good or as fresh! Will never go back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    Bailey
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent food! Large portions and service was great. We had the fried calamari which was awesome. The warm bread and olive oil and cheese could be a meal in itself!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining in SW Chicago suburbs
    jkchatham
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My second time here for dinner. ..my companion and I enjoyed exceptionally fine food...good wine list...best Tiramisu either of us have had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    KZ2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Love the food here, always fresh. Appreciate that they are kid friendly. Great and friendly waitstaff. Very attentive. Love this place! Outside seating is nice
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went back to this favorite to celebrate my wife's birthday. I sent a request for a birthday cake w/ candle thru Open Table. We got their late, but they hand a booth waiting for us. The waiter was prepared! The tuna steak with spinach and shrimp special was awesome. The bruschetta, pasta, and salmon dishes are always done just right. Very solid and very nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • John review
    Rocky
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Took my wife for her birthday. Service was excellent and a complimentary dessert was given to her. Food was excellent and the service was fast. I will recommend this place to anyone having a special occasion as we felt very welcomed and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was okay. It was a different scenery and location for my husband and I.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impressed with Italian
    BecketmonkVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Francesca's does not disappoint. The veal medallions with artichokes in brandy sauce is the signature dish, in my opinion. And, if it is not on the menu, the kitchen still prepares it for you. I am impressed with this Italian on 95th!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    wine way overpriced paid 44 dollars for a 17.00 dollar bottle, pasta was not cooked enough,kinda crunchy and sause was bland
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The food was great, and our server Miguel, was everything you would want a waiter to be.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent value
    Sue59
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Although all members of my party were not on time, the restaurant was very gracious about waiting. Once we ordered our food was served quickly. My entree was delicious & good value for the money.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    BusiaVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The best restaurant in our area. Nice atmosphere and best lemon drop martinis! Food is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late lunch was great
    JandBVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We really enjoyed our late lunch at Francesca's on 95th. Everything was made to order and served well. Looking forward to our return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than before
    RaceGirl01
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I have been to several of the Francesca locations and 95th Street wasn't one of my favorites however after our last visit we were thrilled. We were there for a birthday celebration and we all ordered a pasta dish. Everyone was happy with their meal and the Tuscan wine we ordered was delisious! We will most definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Francesca Experience
    Mypicks
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I am happy we chose Francesca's for our anniversary dinner. The food was excellent. A nice small menu made the choices very easy. The bubble Moscato was wonderful. Our waiter was excellent, attentive but not peaty. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a nice place to dine
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    NoMeat4Me
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Asked if egg parmesan was on the menu as we were seated. It was not but the waiter inquired and Chef made a huge portion with pasta on the side. I love this chain. =)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was EXCELLENT!!!
    raymondschw
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    That says it all! The food was Excellent... in every way... taste, look, texture... from the Calamari appetizer (which we asked for grilled instead of fritti) to the Seafood and Pastas (they have Skate!!! and fresh Ravioli) right thru the Dessert (profiteroles)... just wonderful. The service was good... although we had to go looking for our waiter a few times. The atmosphere is comfortable, but not very fancy (which was good)... and a wee bit noisy, but not bad. A wee bit on the expensive side, but, all in all, EXCELLENT!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find!
    Perfect
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    It is located in a strip mall, unexpected find. The good and service was great. I will co.e back real soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restaurant
    Jane
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our food was very good. The service was great. Overall it was an enjoyable experience. I've been there before and I'll go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always enjoyable
    Lindalou
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Everything was great except that the hostess forgot to note that we kept our reservation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    specocca
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We celebrated our daughter’s college graduation at Francesca’s on 95th. The food and drink were excellent. The service was very good. They also offered a gluten free menu. We enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was good, our waiter was excellent and the atmosphere was nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find on the south side
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Not a lot of decent dining spots out this way so it's an oasis
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was surprised
    cookie2much
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I made reservations because I thought it would be crowded. So we arrived early abs was seated right away. I didn't care for the handwritten menu's on paper, but, eh. But the service was gay, the waiter was nice, the busboy was quick and helpful. But The food was amazing! So good! I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reliable
    luv2VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Always a good Italian meal and great martinis. Unfortunately the carpaccio recipe changed, replacing capers meat and parm with greens.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but slow
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took almost 40 minutes for our food to come out. I got a fresh salad, and my boyfriend got pizza. Neither should have taken that long.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, service not as expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Francesca's always has amazing food. This branch of Francesca's lost me with their service on this visit when the whole family had their food, except my young son who was waiting and waiting for his order of butter noodles. This made for a slightly stressful meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly surprised
    YoJo
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Drinks were made to perfection at the bar. I ordered the salmon dish wish was very tastey. And there were no complaints from my party of four. We just expected to be seated sooner, because I made early reservations. And our orders were not taken for another 15 minutes. But it was worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best There Is!!!
    DirtyMartini
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I will go back to Francesca's again & again! It is all about the customer here. The entire staff was excellent. They went out of their way to accommodate our every request. They went above & beyond for us! There were 6 of us girls & we talk kind of loud & laugh a lot. Francesca's is more of a quiet, romantic setting but we never felt like we were out of place. An added bonus: BEST DIRTY MARTINI EVER!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 430 reviews are from the Francesca's on 95th reviews archive.
  • Service was Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food (I had chicken ceasar salad) and I ordered a pizza (veggie) which was great---and the drinks (Rupertini) were yummy!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    kgfoodie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We've been here numerous times; food is always fantastic. It is our go to restaurant where we know we'll get a great meal at a decent price. Service has always been great as well!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Easter brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had a fabulous Easter brunch , very good food .. My children were very pleased with food , as was my husband and myself .. Very good service , great parking !! Kudos to Francesca's , great food on the South side .
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great!
    Steve
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We dined at 5:00 on a Sunday and were seated immediately. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We skipped drinks and appetizers and ordered one entree from the daily Specials and another off of the regular menu. The cheese ravioli with vodka cream sauce, broccoli and chicken was tasty, although pretty skimpy on the amount of diced chicken. The Tilapia was good and a generous portion. Overall it was worth the price. My only complaint about this location is the loud noise from the table conversations and adjacent bar. The high ceilings and wood floor just resonate to the point of making an intimate conversation impossible. If there is a game on the bar TV's, the cheering from the bar patrons makes this a Sports Bar, not fine dining!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband ordered a gin and
    Apelmwood
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    My husband ordered a gin and tonic in a tall glass and it was a couple of bucks more than my vodka and soda. The check said, it was Tangeray gin and he never ordered that. The waiter was very nice but I thought he could have checked with us a little more often considering they were not that busy. Overall, our group of 6 had a nice time and enjoyed our appetizers and lunch.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clarvoiant
    Sireatsalot
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The service is what made the experience so memorable, the server was so friendly and provided just the right amount of attention without being too intrusive. The highlight was when she served the desert with a lit candle for my friend who was celebrating his birthday. We did not tell her that but must of picked it up in our conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    FrancescaFan
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had another good Francesca's experience on Saturday night, with the food and drink once again meeting / exceeding expectations. Thanks to Francesca's for using Open Table, it made our short notice dinner plans work very smoothly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate