Francesca's Fiore

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$30 and under
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Italian
Francesca’s Fiore is the 10th restaurant in the Francesca's Restaurant Group, bringing the downtown Forest Park area a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.
The restaurant is located in the heart of the revitalized Madison Street area, just four blocks West of Harlem Avenue.

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.
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a great pick for a last minute meal. The food was very well cooked and the service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our wedding dinner since we had to postpone our larger celebration to 2021 and the staff made our visit extra special. The food was absolutely amazing as always and the dessert tray was so delicious that even though we were full, we couldn’t bear the thought of letting any go to waste. Thank you and we are already looking forward to our next visit.

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PedroD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excelent food, good proce, good service, nicr place, quiet

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vipChefer22
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a go to place for consistency

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vipLisaJ
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Disappointed that they had run out of dish options and the restaurant was not busy. Wasn’t happy with wine selection and was shocked at the quality. Served rancid wine twice and after researching one bottle which was sold for $30 the actual retail price was $4. Hence why it was so bad.

I have never had this experience at Francesca. With Covid I know things are difficult and I strive to support our local eating establishments, but this was very disappointing.

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vipAndy
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at this Francesca's. Did not disappoint. Loved the outdoor seating. Food was terrific. But best of all is the service - always the best!

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vipServiceSuffering
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We love this place. Unfortunately, the service continues to slip or be inconsistent. After we finish dining - the end of the meal, it has become standard this past year or longer to wait and wait and wait for anyone to ask if you wish dessert or the check. We all sit, waiting. And waiting. Dinner is finished, drinks often finished, sometimes table has been cleared, but no wait staff to be found - they are serving other tables or no where to be seen. Also, when one arrives and is first seated, it is not unusual to wait 10 minutes or longer before anyone comes to the table to ask if you would like to order a drink. Now that Covid-19 is here, I do wish the staff would change their manner of service -- I wish: 1) wait staff would be quick to the table to offer drinks after the hostess seats us, 2) a carafe of water would be on the table so we could help ourselves and limit extra visits to the table by the support staff, 3) wait staff would check on the table (while keeping a little space/distance, 4)they would not forget about us once we've finished. Perhaps they are keeping less staff on. But the professionalism of the staff has been going down for the last couple of years. Why? Note: We like this place. We eat at this restaurant more than any other, by far. We love the food and have been coming here since it first opened. Just saddened that the waiters we tend to get are not great. The managers are great, but what about the wait staff?

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ToddW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Happy Hour

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LatanyaW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and location was amazing 👏. It was my birthday 🎂 and my aunt loved everything.

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vipDeniseT
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasure to return to Francesca Fiore, following their
hiatus during the coronavirus outbreak. We were welcomed into a
restaurant that observed all safety standards. Our dinners were
delicious and server was pleasant and courteous. It was like seeing
an old friend again. We look forward to many pleasant visits in the
future.

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Mary
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was only the third time we have eaten in a restaurant since the beginning of the COVID restrictions. This experience was the best it could possibly be, with the exception of the energetic noise level due to some very loud diners seated across from us. It was difficult to talk at times, but we understood. We wanted a quiet conversation; they were having a fun time! All the staff were friendly and helpful. Uriel, our waiter, was exceptional in every way and made our evening all the better.

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Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Haven't been back here for a couple years. I now remember why. The food is decent, but the pricing is outrageous. an 8oz Filet and a plate for of raw tomatoes and a few slices of onion... should be about 20, actual retail price 40! Not worth the money. I would try somewhere else for a better deal on dinner

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Michaela
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively outdoor patio right on the street -- fun and great people-watching even in pandemic times. Excellent food of course, and the service was attentive and appropriately cautious. It felt safe and festive!

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DanielW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I have been coming here for years. Service was fine. Food was mediocre. Ordered the mushroom risotto appetizer - was cold, no flavor and undercooked. Rice a roni would have been better. I will try another Italian restaurant next time...

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vipClaudioB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Anniversary

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vipLeslieA
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice lunch. Friendly staff and we felt very safe.

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PatrickH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and service! My wife enjoyed her pasta dish especially!

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plaschbro3
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had a pleasant time with the family

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vipAnneJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and right in my neighborhood. I don't eat here often but it was very nice. We sat inside because it was quite warm outside and it made it extra special. The food was delicious and the wine was cold and plentiful.

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KathyH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us had a wonderful dinner at Francesca Fiore's. We truly appreciate how the tables were appropriately distanced, the paper menus and the masked employees. We ate in the room directly adjacent to the outside cafe area; the noise was due solely to the traffic. We will be back! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to evaluate our experience.

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Betzyo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Dinner was delicious especially the appetizer. We chose the fried calamari. My husband and I really enjoyed it. Our dinner was great as well I had the stuffed spinach ravioli and my husband had the chicken with lemon n rosemary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

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RichardB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We gathered for the third time to celebrate a birthday in our group. Our waiters was fantastic. We started with a proper drink at the bar before moto our table in the front atrium/patio room. Everyone enjoyed their meals and had an excellent experience. This place is consistently good and recommended.

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vipDoctorJohn
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service and cuisine! This is my favorite place to entertain for business. Great atmosphere and service. Bravo! Well done!

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vipDeniseT
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy dining at Francesca's Fiore. Our guests were new to the restaurant but they
enjoyed the food, the pleasant atmosphere and great service. Small groups, or large, the staff
puts forth an effort to serve promptly. The food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, perfect for a special night.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I liked it

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vipDoctorJohn
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific lunch meeting. Prompt service and outstanding meal.

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vipSheilaB
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. Tender chicken and the roasted potatoes were perfect. Hot fresh bread is a wonderful start to the meal. Appreciate the very courteous and efficient service.

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frans
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great cozy vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I was disappointed in the food. I had pasta with marinara and mushrooms. The marinara was bitter and that ruined the dish for me. That said, my companions liked their dinners, our waitress was very nice, and the restaurant was warm and cozy.

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SusanB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never been to Francesca's for lunch before and was pleasantly surprised by the selection and value. In addition to a lunch menu that includes salads, soups, pastas, paninis and a burger, there are also two lunch options - 3 course set price and a 1/2 salad, sandwich combo.
Our table enjoyed lightly battered calamari, eggplant parm sandwich, chicken parm entree, the Davanti burger and the mushroom salad. Fries were wonderful - crisp and hot. The mushroom salad was served dressing on the side per my request. It didn't need any dressing at all-the creamy goat cheese melted with the mushroom saute to create a lovely dressing. Service was excellent and friendly. Nice wines by the glass selection. Can't wait to go back.

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viploveart
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and sitting by the fireplace on a cold night was the topping on the cake. Thank you.

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vipRichardB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The staff treated us like VIPs. Everyone was thrilled with all aspects of the meal. Great cocktails to begin the evening followed by the calamari and bruschette fungh. Both were tasty. Entre selections varied, but all were pleased. The evening ended with some wine and desserts. Great place to celebrate a special occasions or have a date night.

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ToddW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Spaghetti special - delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had an ok experience.

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MarthaF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful New Year celebration with my husband and son. All our meals were delish, albeit a bit on the pricey side. Love the fried calamari as an appetizer.

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DEBH
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We like Francesca's very much and have been there many times. I was disappointed--my fault--because I hadn't read the menu carefully and didn't notice that the new preparation for salmon had a thick cream sauce covering it, which I don't like. When the meal came, I mentioned this to the server, who offered to get me something else; I decided to keep it and scrape off the sauce (which, by the way, was completely unnecessary for the dish), but said that I would appreciate a fresh side of spinach without the cream sauce. However, we were surprised to see that we were charged for the side of spinach when it seemed to have been offered to make up for our disappointment in the salmon. While the charge was taken off ("I have to ask the manager"), we felt that the server should have made sure that it hadn't happened to begin with. (We gave the server a good tip nonetheless.)

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vipmangreen
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasant dinner on Xmas day evening. Service was attentive and our group enjoyed both appetizers and entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Christmas Eve dinner. Didn’t feel rushed even though it was really busy. Food is always delicious and consistent.

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Francesca's Fiore offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 771-3063.

Francesca's Fiore is rated 4.7 stars by 530 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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