Great Food!Fantastic place before a Cubs game if you don't want to do the Wrigley bar scene.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Italian RestaurantI highly recommend Mia Francesca on Clark Street! Great food, excellent service and entertaining location. I had the seafood linguinine and my wife had the nightly special, both were excellent and huge portions. Enjoy.......a can't miss.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Food!The food was amazing, I when their with some friends for my birthday and everyone loved their food. The only thing was that I made a reservation for 7:30, we arrived on time and our table wasn't ready yet, we waited for another 15 minutes before we were seated.
The restaurant on clark has 2 floors, the lower level was very loud, the 2nd level were we were sat, was very nice to have a conversation. The service was great, the plates are large portions. My friend and I split a pasta plate and we still had left overs.
I would differently come back to this place again!!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial orders not an issueThe waiter was very friendly and accommodating with special requests. We had a vegan in our group so the waiter pretty much let her make up her own dish. Actually most of us requested slight changes to the menu items after the waiter insisted we make any requests we wanted. The food was great when it came and extremely large portions, but the pasta was so delicious I had to force myself to stop eating. My one complaint was that the service seemed to drop off after our entrees were cleared. We received dessert menus and made decisions on items, but it took so long for the waiter to come back to take our dessert order that we just decided to forget it and get the check instead. Maybe we'll try dessert next time, as I do plan on coming back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMuch better than my last visitMuch better than my last visit -- the pizza had a great crust this time -- not frozen. Service was superb. Salmon was excellent -- I usually order it and it is always great. Also had the special salad. My brother had the special pasta -- ravioli with mozzarella.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMour experience was great dueour experience was great due to the wonderful wiaitress we had.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMCarriage HouseIf you want to sit somewhere away from the noise, carriage house is perfect. Brunch was delicious5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Brunch!tI have never been to Brunch. In all these years... It's was nothing less than phenomenal, very slow service but it was Mothers Day. We all,loved outr food and they are Great with kids!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Not very group friendlyEvery time we've been to Mia Francesca's, we've been delighted with the food!
However, we usually just go as a couple and have always had a good time. This time we took of a small group (5 people) and the experience was not as pleasant. I would recommend this as a place for a date but not for groups.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodThe food was fantastic. Everything was fantastic! I strongly recommend the bruschetta with avocado. The room was a little packed and pretty loud, but not so much so that you couldn't have a decent conversation.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our mealWe were in from out of town and got a recommendation on Mia Francesca from a local. We were seated promptly a few minutes before our reservation time. The place was alive and very crowded which made it a bit warm but that was part of the atmosphere. The food was a bit different than the southern Italian fare I'm used to but it was excellent.
The only problem were the huge portions. That is not normally a complaint I have! We split a salad and it was delicous. Our entrees could easily have served two. I just wish I could have taken the leftovers as the linguini dish I had was very tasty.
We chose this restaurant since it was close to theater we were going to (Briar Street/Blue Man Group). All in all it was a great evening.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat gluten free menu selectionI picked this place since one of our party is gluten free. After some research, Mia Francesca had an extensive gluten free menu compared to other restaurants. My friend loved the calamari dish. Was very pleased they could accommodate her.
As for me, the Amatriciana was delicious. The pasta was al dente (as it should be) and just the way I liked it...like in Rome.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the most wonderfulWe had the most wonderful brunch. The menu is perfect with just the right amount of breakfast and lunch items. Make sure to share!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific dinner spot. VeryTerrific dinner spot. Very nice menu selection. Valet parking was a plus! Our service was outstanding. Five stars!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed the food, but it'sEnjoyed the food, but it's always annoying when the server only recommends menu items with the highest profit margin for the restaurant. Still a pretty good menu and we might go back sometime.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI cannot go to Mia Francesca'sI cannot go to Mia Francesca's without eating the carpaccio! It is always outstanding. Had a guest in from out of town and he raved about the place. It always impresses. Pasta was delicious and service was great. Thank you.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThere were five of us celebratingThere were five of us celebrating a birthday. Everyone was very happy with their choice of food and the chef made requested changes to a dish with no problem. Mia Francesca is one of my favorite restaurants except for the high level of noise.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good. TheThe food was very good. The service was great
Celebrated birthdays and a great time.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSeated right away, menu andSeated right away, menu and specials explained. Very good food , good ambiance and excellent service. It is noisy so it's hard to have a nice quiet conversation.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Italian food! TheAwesome Italian food! The pasta was excellent! Only gripe was that it was overly crowded and the tables felt like they were on top of each other. However, I understand why it is so popular.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Will make youGreat food! Will make you anything (even if it's not on the menu).4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Mia Francesca chain definesThe Mia Francesca chain defines service and high standards and this Lakeview location is no exception. The food was amazing, our table was cozy and romantic, and the service was so incredibly attentive, but never invasive.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe prices were affordable.The prices were affordable. The food was amazing. The staff were on their games. I would definitely return to Mia Francesca's for another meal.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Reliable and DeliciousAnother great meal at Mia Francesca. It was nice to be greated by Chris at the door - the hosts and management are always so friendly. The peapod salad is a usual favorite, but I opted for the special salad of the day which included heart of palm and avocado and was not disappointed. The pasta with extra vegetables was too good and too large a portion for me to finish. If we weren't heading to theater right after dinner I would have requested a doggie bag. And, the orange mule cocktail was gigantic and very refreshing too. This place just never disappoints.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTHe food and atmosphere wasTHe food and atmosphere was fantastic! The customer service was impeccable.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place!Great place with fresh food which changes every few weeks. Fantastic clams and linguine. Highly recommend this place.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant itself is aThe restaurant itself is a little tight. The food is fantastic and the staff it's a extremely helpful and fast. Because of its confining quarters, it does get a little loud, but not deafening. Overall, the food is delicious.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place. Have eaten thereGreat place. Have eaten there on multiple occasions when visiting family in Chicago and it never disappoints3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time and ourWe had a great time and our server, Tony, was such a delightful gentleman. Great quality and generous portions without the ridiculous wait! All the support staff were really on point as well!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and a wonderfulAmazing food and a wonderful dining experience! We can't wait to go back! It far exceeded our expectations!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved my time. I went forLoved my time. I went for an impromptu date, got the best seat in the house, and had wonderful food.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAte at Mia Francesa largelyAte at Mia Francesa largely due to Open Table reviews, and was not disappointed. My family enjoyed all of the salads, dishes and desert. I would definitely return if in the area.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM