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Francesca's Bryn Mawr

4.6
1080 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Francesca’s Bryn Mawr became the 8th restaurant added The Francesca's Restaurant Group in 1999. Located in the old Bryn Mawr Apartment Hotel, Francesca's Bryn Mawr brings a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices to the Edgewater neighborhood. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Phone number
(773) 506-9261
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Adrien Nunez
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Catering
We offer small and large catering orders. Please contact restaurant for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kenmore
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Parking details
Valet available at dinner only. Metered parking on streets.
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Public transit
Just steps from the Red Line's Bryn Mawr Station and from the 147 and 151 bus routes on Sheridan Road.
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Special events & promotions
Live Jazz every Tuesday in the bar!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Francesca's Bryn Mawr offers one private party room that can accommodate up to 60 people for a seated event and up to 75 for a cocktail/appetizer reception. Our entire restaurant is available for up to 165 people for a buyout.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Show Mom some Amore! Book your mother's day reservations with us today. Regular menu and specialty dishes will be offered.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1080 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

There were a lot of children and a lot of seniors in attendance at this location. Our server appeared to be “in the weeds” and we did not see her much throughout the night. But they did provide us a complimentary at the end as a consolation.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great service and good food

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Matt the Hungarian waiter was the best ever! Mickey micolash ham cerreta I'll go Lash.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We started with the delicious asparagus salad with lemon and some wonderfully flavorful blue cheese. The wine was reasonable and delightful. We both had the linguini with seafood which was just terrific!
The waitress was helpful and lovely. What a good experience in that modest neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great dining staple.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

WE were celebrating a 13th birthday and the staff fawned over her appropriately. The food, as always, we cooked perfectly, served hot and delicious. The desserts were to die for. Brought the birthday girl a special dessert and she loved it.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Never disappointed. As a former Chicagoan I have to visit at least once for a great meal. The service is always outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We were going to an event at Loyola, had an early dinner. As always, Francesca's was perfect. I had their signature roasted chicken, spouse had rigatoni with sausage, split a salad. Real bonus: 1/2 price wine on Thursdays, any bottle under $75. This is our first time at this location, but have eaten at the others. Love the food.

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1.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I was not happy with my last visit at Mia Francesca. I have eaten there before and had a pleasant experience but my dinner with my fiancé fir Dinner on Monday April 9 was very disappointing.

Had trouble finding my reservation.
Candle on our table was the only one not lit. I asked the waiter so we could see the dessert menu and then it went out.

Service was slow. Had to ask for dessert menus.

Had to ask for bill. Took a long time to get.
When it came it was for 107 dollars instead of 64 which was the cost of the Monday night special. Had to take it up to host. The waiter said that he computer figured it wrong. Took a long time to get to he correct bill back. I told the waiter to take 60 out of my credit card and gave him a 20 to take out the remaking four dollars.

He came back later to ask me if I wanted to take 60 out of a credit card and the remaining out of the 20.00.

I checked a coat and gave checkout to waiter and a tip. It took a while before Ingit my quote. My fiancé left early Ky so he could put more money in the parking meter because he veryrhing was taking a lot by time.

We were very frustrated with our poor service.

I mentioned this to the manager and he said they only had two reservations (even though the waiter had trouble finding it) and wan’t exoecting a large crowd which they ended up having. But he didn’t offer anything.

The waiter we had waited on me when I had lunch with a friend and did a great job.

But his service on Monday was exceedingly poor.

I am not sure I will go back even though I gave eaten there many times.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Start to finish: just excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was great. Very consistent good place.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great place to get a quality meal. Thursday is 1/2 price bottles of wine!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Excellent food and very excellent service. Nice quiet restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always have a good experience at Francsca's Bryn Mawr. Waiter was very tolerant of our little boy.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Francesca's is our local; we often go for happy hour and a nibble during the week. It is delightful to have a place of such quality and friendliness in the neighborhood because it impresses friends when they come to join us for a meal and we can walk home after! The staff is great, and there are so many regulars it is sort of like Cheers. Perhaps more like Cheers meets fine dining. The pastas are yummy, polpette divine, lentils & spinach mouthwatering. A good wine list, nice beer selection, generous cocktails.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We have a cousin's lunch several times a year and we came here for the fist time. We got first class service and even free dessert because one of the dishes was late coming out and also the bread was a bit delayed. This is the kind of service that deserves recognition. We plan to have our next lunch here.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Really great food and service!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We shared three delightful starters (carpaccio, arrugla salad, & calamari), and our entrees (2 chicken dishes, cod, & a seafood pasta) were all up to Francesca's usual high standard. But our server was not at all attentive to our table, which, fortunately, has not been the case on our many previous visits.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great brunch menu and $5.00 mimosas and bloody’s

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Always good and exceptional service.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Consistently good food all the time. Friendly, attentive service, a neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Delicious! Great service.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Went to dinner with another couple. Very nice ambience, quiet enough to hear each other clearly. Solid food.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Lovely dining experience! We were there for my daughters 30th birthday celebration.
Experience, service and food was amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great Sunday Brunch options - great location and perfect for family brunch

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Host, servers, and bus-staff all go out of their way to make their guests feel welcome and pampered! Delicious food, excellent service, cozy atmosphere—what’s not to like?

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3.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Pasta was not "al dente." Bolognese sauce was bland. Server was uninterested.
Linguine Mare e Monte was the better of the dishes served to our table.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent service, accommodating to our special requests and made sure we were taken care of. Excellent meals, familiar but with a subtle twist to make it fresh. Great for a get-together, or a casual date.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent! Love it ! Glad they are in our neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Francesca's is such a consistent and yummy place to dine, quiet enough for great conversation and equally lovely food. Recommend :)

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Loved the ambience have been to several other Francesca's this is my favorite had a great meal and a greatvwaitress!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Beautiful restaurant. Love the ambiance.
Very unique and special place. This place feels like a special celebration is always going on, fun vibe yet warm and cozy at the same time. Perfect atmosphere for a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Another delicious meal. Outstanding calamari. Super service. We'll be back-again and again.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentines dinner. The place was packed but we were seated right on time for our reservation. The server was great.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentines

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day meal. Francesca's is simply the best.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food is okay, drinks were pretty bad, and the service was extremely slow. Their extra “Valentine’s touches” were pretty lame - balloons and overripe chocolate covered strawberries filled with strawberry goo. We won’t be going back.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day seated at our favorite booth and had a delicious meal. Glad we got an early reservation, as it got super crowded . Popular spot, well deserved!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food. Always an absolute treat to eat there.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We did not know they served Brunch and were pleasantly surprised by their delicious menu. We will be back soon!

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