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

Francesca's on 95th Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com
  • Email: on95thcontact@miafrancesca.com
  • Phone: (708) 598-7007
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I've eaten here multiple times and I recommend it often. I have used it for a special occasion and just as a neighborhood go to restaurant."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "food was excellent seated right a way with reservation got crowded after being seated felt a little rushed defitnitely eat there again"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Although we enjoyed our experience at your restaurant, the table/booth in the back that I reserved was not available at my reserved time. We waited for alittle while, when a booth opened in the front we were offered it and took it. Our reservation request wasn't avail.without add'l wait time."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food, service, and ambiance were all very good. Noise level was a bit too loud. Look forward to coming back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I met here for dinner for a girls night out. We all enjoyed our dinners and the service was also great. I am never disappointed when I dine at Francesca's. Thank you for being so attentive to detail."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food is delicious. I am a picky eater (don't like certain items) and there were a few things for me. Server was fantastic. Dessert was extraordinary! Abience was iffy because we had the booth closest to the entrance and kept getting drafts from door. Drinks were moderately expensive. 9.50 for a martini/6.50 for a draft beer. Overall, though, a great p place for a romantic date night. Id say 4 of 5 stars for sure!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Nice ambiance simple fare specials most notable. Cooked order property and offerings chef inspired."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The most satisfying thing from my recent visit to Francesca's was the service. The bar area was small and crowded but the Bar Tender was very attentive and made sure the wait for drinks was a short one. He even gave my wife and a round on him once he found out we newly weds. We were promptly seated in the amount of time we were promised and the servers were all very polite and got our food to us promptly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Tables are too close to each other. You could hear the other tables conversation."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went out for valentine's day, and had a wonderful time. The service was great and the food was delicious! We will be coming back again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My first time there menu was small but I found something to eat and was very pleased. Had a few martinis get were delicious"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed everything about our last visit - the food and service were spectacular!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is very pleasant. I am never disappointed!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We love Francesca's on 95th Street!! They will make any pasta you would like!! This is by far the best Francesca's and we have been to six different Francesca's. Great friendly and energetic service!! Give it a try!!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Table was waiting, excellent service. Food excellent, wine reasonable"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had the lentil appetizer and it was good. We had the pasta with vegetables and it was good. We had the Santa Margarita Pino Grigio and it was very good. Overall the dining experience was good. We have had better meals at Francesca's on 95th. We hope the higher quality returns."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We had a couple of folks up from Corporate and wanted a good hearty Italian meal. Francesca's met and exceeded expectations. Our out of towners really enjoyed it as did we."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "I'd never been to this Francesca's and was disappointed to see how small the space was. Not helping matters or the noise level at all was also a holiday gathering of some sort that took up half the restaurant. It was terribly loud and although I had made a reservation, I asked if there was a quieter room and was told there was. After waiting 20 mins for a table in this other space, I was greatly disappointed to find this room just as small and worse yet, separated from the rest of the restaurant only by a partition, which didn't help the noise level much. The meal and drinks were fine and so was the service considering how crowded the place was. Too bad we weren't able to enjoy them much as it was still a very loud and crowded."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Went on New Year's eve, and did enjoy the food and outstanding service. What I did not like was the seating, as we were placed in a back room that lacked all ambience. I would not have minded if I had not made a reservation well in advance. The back room was lack-luster, sterile and brightly lit, and the noise level was too high. As for the food, some dishes were good, others were very good. The linguine with shrimps and scallops was good, but the extra large serving of linguine with three shrimp and three scallops seemed skimpy. There was a two filet migon special, one filet was superior, the other was tough and not as flavorful. Another guest had the veal, and it was outstanding as we all sopped up the gravy with the bread."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I loved the carpaccio, but they seem to have changed the recipe. They buried the delicate meat under huge slices of celery and white asparagas. Don't get me wrong, I like these veggies but not on such a delicate dish. Disappointed."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Cozy room. Energetic atmosphere and tasty twists on Italian mainstays -- plus a nice assortment of steaks and fish -- made for a lovely group outing during the hectic holiday season. Central location for friends on South Side of Chicago and in the Southwest suburbs. Ample and convenient parking. Extensive and interesting wine list. Save room for the homemade gelato."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Food is great.... Can't believe it is a franchise . Small but Outstanding menu . Outstanding food"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Dined with my husband, and my best friend and her family. The restaurant is a bit smaller than I had expected, but still comfortable. I made a reservation but still ended up waiting a few minutes for our table. I ordered from the specials and my meal was exceptional! The portions were huge, which I was not expecting. Made for great lunch leftovers the following day. The two small children in our party were very pleased their meals from the children's menu - pizza and pasta with tomato sauce. I will be coming back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We dine at this restaurant about once a week....sometimes with kids and sometimes without. It is always a good choice and we are never disappointed!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "One thing I really like is equal payment with wine by the glass half bottle and bottle. The food is vary well paired with the wines as nd the place was great"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "For a southside restaurant, this is great! Fresh items daily so check their menu online before going....carpaccio is to die for as well as their wonderful pasta dishes..."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The food was very good overall, but a little on the pricey side for what we got. Would recommend it for a special occasion dinner, if you are celebrating some important event, nice restaurant, close quarters as far as seating goes, but tastefully decorated. I agree with most of what I read on Yelp!, wait staff VERY AWESOME!! They all work well together, and help each other out."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Been to 3 Francescas. Would rate this one 3d for food and value, 2nd for noise and ambiance, service pretty good at all three. Overall, Franfurt, LaGrange, and 95th in that order"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We have been to this restaurant before and thoroughly enjoyed it. That was on a Saturday night though. Apparently, weekday diners do not get the same service or ambiance that weekend diners do. Although the food was good, they were understaffed and the service was really slow. We also asked for a nice, warm table (as it was a cold night.) Unfortunately, they decided to open a door leading out to the back alley to "air out" the place (?) and it was FREEZING. They really didn't want to close the door when we asked them to. It was bizarre and makes me wonder what kind of fumes they were worried about. All in all, I think the place is too high priced for poor service and a less than stellar dining experience."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Great to have Francesca's on the SW side of Chicago. Food is delicious, service is great. I'll be back again and again!"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "A favorite spot for a dinner out with my husband or a family get together. We are there about once a week."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "First time at Francesa's on 95th. Two women, we had a lovely booth in the bar area - the booths are really cool. The service is not only superb and effecient, it is also genuine and mannerly. Not only from our server and hostess, I believe the mananger/owner checked on us a few times and had a kind word. We had an appetizer (generous portion of calamari) therefore we shared a salad and entree...it was not a problem at all, and each portion was plated separately for us too."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I selected this location because it was close to I 294 and availability. I was meeting with a friend I hadn't seen in 10 years. We were able to catch up without being distracted much. We had become engrossed that we forgot we were there to eat. The server was kind to give us time and we did order. Food was flavorful and timely."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "We had a dinner for six peolple. Table was too small and odd shaped for six peolple. I would not recommend this location. Noise level was extremenly high. It was if I were in a cafeteria. Just way too loud. Not a good dinner spot. Paper menu's. Seriously?"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We actually made reservations at the wrong restaurant. We went to the Francesca s on 95th and route 59 in Naperville. Our mistake. They were very understanding at we got a table with minimal delay."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We go to Francesca's on 95th about once every two months. This last visit was ok, but our wild mushroom ravioli had a very off flavor. We mentioned it to our server who immediately spoke to management. We were offered the spinach ravioli and it was fine. Our other entre was fine also. The prices at Francesca's are moderate, but fair for the well prepared food."
    Dined on 9/15/2013