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

Francesca's on 95th

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com/static.asp?path=3115,3265
  • Phone: 7085987007x
  • 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, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Fausto Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have a full catering menu available. Call the restaurant for more details.

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 Restaurant Group 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.

About The Francesca’s Restaurant Group: Founded in 1992 by Restaurateur Scott Harris, Francesca’s Restaurant Group has grown from a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Chicago’s North Clark Street to a restaurant group of three concepts across 33 locations and four states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 23 Francesca’s Restaurants, five Davanti Enoteca, and five Glazed and Infused locations.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Francesca's on 95th reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)special occasion (20)good for groups (18)great for lunch (16)fit for foodies (16)romantic (11)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (4)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great service
    Dknows
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Great service and food . It was a great date night spot. Everything was clean. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    DamlakegirlVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I dine here often and as usual it did not disappoint! Very knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delicious
    KZ2014VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This is such a great place! Always changing the menu with seasonal items. Food is fresh and simply delicious. I do like that they don't only have grilled chicken for kids, not just chicken nuggets. That's a nice and easy change! Great place, love coming here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprise for oak lawn
    golfmom
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I never think of Oak Lawn as having any great places to eat. We took a client here for a dinner. The food was absolutely delicious, the service was outstanding. I was so afraid of being embarassed. On the contrary, I plan on taking my husband back there.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent Food
    Bookie
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great place to have a nice meal, good menu options, food warm, service attentive. Portions large, had left overs for another meal, parking convenient.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mmmmmm Good!
    ohsogood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Love to come here for a high quality meal with a very relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff! Never a disappointment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner
    JimP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was fabulous, the service was excellent and the wine was great. See you soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second Time the Charm
    BigLoLo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Enjoyed the service and the food is always good. My group (14) had a private area set aside unlike the previous time. My opinion of the restaurant has always been good, but this time it was way over the top good. We had a wonderful time, which makes it easier to return, return and return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a relaxed conversation
    booklover
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We wanted to meet someone who was in from out of town to have a quiet conversation. It was perfect for what we wanted. The food was very good, the service was attentive but not overly so, and there was no pressure for us to leave. There were two private parties going on, but we didn't even know they were there. I would recommend Francesca's for a tasty and relaxed dinner or lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Find
    Foodieful
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I love this place. The staff is always friendly and the food is always fantastic!!! I had my Birthday party here as well and it was a wonderful experience. They work with you to make your event extra special. I have never had a bad meal here yet. Everything is so fresh and flavorful. I can't say enough about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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!
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    • 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!
    KZ2014VIP
    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
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    • 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
    Sue59VIP
    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
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    • 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 446 reviews are from the Francesca's on 95th reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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