Francesca's Bryn Mawr
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 5 concepts across 25 locations in 3 states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 18 Francesca’s Restaurants, 4 Davanti Enoteca's, Disotto, Fat Rosie’s and Hillgrove Tap.
Book your next event with us
crispy fried rhode island calamari served with marinara
The menu has changed since the pandemic, but I think they’re doing the best they can with circumstances as they are.
Francesca’s always has delicious food and great service. And now, during a pandemic, they have proven that they can continue to offer that in addition to making sure guests feel comfortable dining with them by taking every precaution possible. Tables are wiped down between visits, menus are one-time use only. Staff are wearing masks and gloves. Tables are far enough apart. If you have been cautious about where you go during quarantine like I have, rest assured that you will enjoy Francesca’s.
It was great.
Wonderful experience from start to finish - as usual! Attentive, friendly service and excellent food that’s reasonably priced. Best martinis in Edgewater.
We celebrated a birthday! :)
Dinner was great for Father’s Day on the patio. Hope things get better for restaurants soon. Thanks for a nice dinner!
Wonderful, as always. So good to be back there enjoying the patio dining, wonderful service and delicious food.
It was cozy at the outdoor table, even though there was a cool breeze. My companion and I shared an an asparagus appetizer, then he had risotto and I had spaghetti and meatballs. Along with some glasses of Proseco, it was a wonderful meal.
I will be back!
Evening turned blustery and cold - will be glad to hear that outdoor heaters have arrived! My fault for not anticipating change in weather.
Delicious food and friendly wait staff. Go there often.
Wonderful experience and very safe.
Always have excellent service at Francesca’s and the food is fresh, authentic, and of great quality.
The service here is outstanding and the food is consistently good. I had the Napoletano pizza. I would have liked it crisper but it still tasted good. The arugula salad was also very good.
Francesca's has always been consistent with its food, and, the staff is usually pretty attentive. The food is delicious and the menu changes frequently with the exception of the main staples, which are always on the menu.
Always a great time. The food and service are the best. This is my favorite Italian spot in Chicago.
We went there on a Friday night. It was during the Covid 19 period before the decision for Chicago restaurants to close. There was enough social distance between diners. I had a perfect martini before dinner. The bruschetta was one of the best I’ve had. The Salmon with mushrooms and leek cream sauce was very good and the portion was the perfect size. My husband had the roast chicken with zucchini and goat cheese and liked that very much. We had tiramisu for dessert, which I don’t always like, but this one was great. We used to come here fairly often for birthday dinners, etc., but hadn’t been for several years. We will definitely return once the virus restrictions are lifted.
All 3 of our meals were excellent; two of us shared a Caesar salad and they split it for us; yummy profiteroles (our favorite) and excellent tiramisu. We will be back. Thank you, Francesca's.
Great staff and delicious food the neighbors and I always enjoy. A bit loud for an intimate dinner, but the ambient sounds are of people having fun.
We had an excellent experience at Francesca's on Bryn Mawr, as usual. The food and service are reliably good, and the ambience is pleasant.
Food was delicious and service was great.
I had pasta a oglio, sausage and peppers, chocolate chip mint ice cream. Servers were friendly and efficient. Food was good
One of the favorite places in the neighborhood. Friends from the burbs love going here whenever we all go to dinner. Will always come back.
We go to Francesca's Bryn Mawr for every special occasion. Great food, atmosphere, service!
The meals at Francesca's were excellent and the dessert was great.
Food was amazing. Service was good and food came out fast even though the restaurant was super busy. Loved our waiter.
Very busy, but with reservations I was able to get seated pretty quickly. Very good food, very good service, we will be back again.
Francesca’s is consistently a good choice: very good food, a mostly warmly casual atmosphere (a bit loud), and usually steady service. I’m there often. On my last visit, the bar was as behind in making drinks, and the service was a bit less attentive than usual. But still this is a favorite place.
Food was delicious, service was right on and the dining room atmosphere was lovely.
Great food Very good service also
This is by far one of the beat Italian restaurants in Chicago. The seafood options change regularly and are always perfectly cooked. I know there are other Francesca's in other locations in Chicago, but Bryn Mawr has the best atmosphere and the wait staff couldn't be nicer.
We had a great time. The service was spot on both at the bar and our table. Thank you Victor!
This was our second time at the restaurant. Since it was Valentine's day, the place was absolutely packed. We were delighted to find out that the acoustics made it one of the quietest experiences ever.
The carpaccio and Pasta were amazing. The pizza was nothing to write about. The wine of the weekend was as good as another one we had last time we came.
The service was fast and kind. It was a little chilly at by the window, so we asked to move inwards the staff moved us quickly and easily.
Great luck! We got a booth in the bar, our favorite room ! Next time, though, maybe a little farther from restroom (deodorizer somehow wafted.)
We are otherwise never disappointed here—one of our awesome go-to restaurants for great food and service!
Initially seated in an extremely cold area so asked to be reseated. Then seated - better but still next to windows so still a bit chilly. Next time will request a table in the inner restaurant
I had gathered a group of seven, many arriving separately, and Francesca's handled our group beautifully. Even people who didn't sit down until half an hour later than the first to arrive were served and had time to finish before we went to a play across the street.
Excellent, food, service & value. Convenient location for people located in downtown Chicago to meet up with people from Evanston & Skokie because of red line access & Lake Shore drive proximity .
I love this place, but this time the main course was not up to their usual standards
I took my friend there for her birthday celebration and we were in one very loud area. We asked our server to help move us and she gave us a spot very private and very quiet. Of course the food was wonderful as always and we had a wonderful celebration.
We frequent Francesca’s and yet, this most recent experience exceeded our expectations! The service was spot on from the second we walked in the door. Everyone and I mean everyone addressed our needs. They were friendly, kind and beyond courteous. It was delight.
Francesca's Bryn Mawr does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Francesca's Bryn Mawr is rated 4.7 stars by 1471 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.