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About Francesca's Fiore

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 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.

7407 West Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday-Saturday: 11:30am-3pm; Sunday: 11:30 am-3pm

Dinner:
Monday - Tuesday: 3pm-9pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 3pm-9:30pm
Friday - Thursday: 3pm-10pm
Sunday: 3pm-9pm

Cross Street:
Four blocks west of Harlem

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(708) 771-3063

Website:
http://www.miafrancesca.com/locations/profile/francescas-fiore-forest-park

Catering:
Catering options available upon request.

Parking Details:
Ample street parking available.

We also provide valet parking on Friday and Saturday.

Executive Chef:
Gaston Escobedo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Thursday night live jazz 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Private Dining

Francesca's Fiore has three beautiful private dining rooms available.

Francesca's Fiore Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always consistent yummy food and nice wine. Our favorite waiter was working- his name is Angel.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good food and service, the only complaint is the noise.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Francesca's Fiore! We were getting together with friends - we asked for a quiet table so we could chat and catch up. Francesca's was wonderful with our request.
We had a great table in a room off their main dining area - it was the perfect place to gather with our good friends.
The food was excellent, good wine and comfortable ambiance. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love this place. Consistently good food. Favorite waiter: Angel. He is great. He knows his stuff and he is always good to us. It’s like seeing an old friend whenever we get there.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always great, service was awesome, food was fantastic. Will definitely be back.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

This was my first time at Francesca's Fiore and I am in love with this place! It gives off a cozy romantic atmosphere. We were there celebrating our anniversary on a beautiful day and sat outside on the patio. Our server was amazing and knowledgable about the entire menu and wine list! The food was beautifully done with the perfect balance of flavor in every bite! After our meal, the manager on duty, Alfredo, was a sweetheart and personally brought out a dessert on the house for us! He really made us feel important and connected with us. We would come back just to see and talk to Alfredo again. We will defiantly be back again soon! loved this place!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Francesca's Fiore! Celebrating a birthday with family and the bartender and wait staff all participated in pictures, as well. Great fun, great food, great wine, great ambiance! Will definitely be returning!!!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Always enjoy my time here. Good food, nice and comfortable atmosphere and reasonable prices. Our waitress was wonderful - she went out of her way for us.. really appreciated that. I definitely recommend. The best outside seating area in oak park, forest Park and river forest.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This is our favorite local restaurant and we dine here frequently. The food is just REALLY REALLY fine and you can always count on its quality. There are just so many good things to say about this restaurant. Our waitress (I did not catch her name) was good. Let me mention an outstanding waiter while I'm writing a review. His name is Angel and he is, in our opinion, a cornerstone of this place. People come and go, but he really knows his business and is very good at what he does. We love it when we get to have him as our waiter.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent food and experience! Good service and beautiful room.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great food, good wine, comfortable ambiance. Perfect place to gather with good friends.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The pizza's are really good. I quite enjoyed sitting at the high top. Quite fun.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food is very good. The service is excellent. The staff is extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. I recommend Francesca's for a great dining experience as well as for large catered parties. Enjoy!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Food and service were excellent, beautiful summer night to sit outside.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Attentive wait staff. Good good. Reasonably pricef

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Had my mother and family for lunch on a Sunday, the rigatoni and fettucini pastas were excellent. Same for the chopped salad, penne pasta, lemon chicken, and the salmon.

Desserts were fantastic, had the creme brulee, profiteroles, and lava cake. Everything was excellent.

Service was attentive and kept all the drinks and bread filled.

Definitely would come again and recommend this.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food is delicious. The portions are generous and service was excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Francesca's was especially wonderful. Tried a new salmon dish that was amazing. Great wine! It was a delicious evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 9, 2017

we came in with a group of 8 and everyone's meals were amazing. only 1 to go box because my wife barely eats. great sauces and home made combinations and will return when I'm in the area. the family raved about the salmon, sea bass, and concieglie. Great wine list and value! for an authentic Italian meal, this should be your first stop

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Consistently excellent. We dine here very often. Excellent food. Consistent quality. Nice people. Good wine. Really good food. If you want something that is not on the menu, just ask! We have some favorites that may not always be on the menu, but that is OK. Just ask, and if they have the ingredients, they are very happy to make it. Just a great place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Francesca's was fantastic! Enjoyed everything from starters to coffee. Especially pleased that they didn't have a problem with special requests due to food restrictions - it was a very delicious exception! Will go there again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food and service. I always am pleased with my experience at Francescas!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Always fantastic food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Consistency! That's what we all love in a great restaurant! Every time I go - and yes I'm a regular - I enjoy every bite of food. They really know how to do it. My favorites: Fried calamari, bruschetta, Caesar salad, and the pollo (chicken) Limone. For desert - have the chocolate lava cake with the mint gelato, tiramisu, or the profiteroles with gelato.

You're gonna have a great meal! Jody, Alonzo, and Alan are awesome too! I can't wait to go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Calamari - excellent
Main courses - chicken partially cooked, ravioli good, shrimp ok,
Service - waitress very quiet and absent
Busboys very good

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 (Naples)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Excellently prepared halibut and a lovely wedge salad!

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Teachers appreciation day.
I wish they showed appreciation by discounting the entire meal including drinks for one of the teachers, not just an entree:(

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I have Celiacs so love having my very own gluten free menu. The food is consistently of the highest quality. I also love the desserts.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Today? We all did the price fixe menu. The men had gone tilapia and I the chicken. We all began with the soup, which was a delicious vegetable sausage. Our entrees were more than smoke. I took half if mine home. We all had the profiteroles for dessert. Everything was delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Francesca's always does a great job with seafood. Half price wine bottles on Thursdays is a good value.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Great restaurant!!!! I hadn't been to it in quite a few years. Food is still amazing and the service is awesome. I highly recommend Francesca's for great food, service and drinks.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 5, 2017

First time at this location. Very pleased with entree and service, happy hour martinis were excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Francesca's always comes through with good food and good service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 5, 2017

We came for a late lunch to celebrate my mother in law's birthday. We had a great time and the food was delicious. In addition, we received excellent service. The rest of our family came from out of town and had never been to a Francesca's restaurant. They were also very impressed!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Exceeded my expectations! All dishes ordered were generous, well-prepared and delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

One of the best Francesca experiences!
We had a wonderful meal with super service. This place makes everything on the menu feel like a "special". As well as making you feel special! My husband had a lentil appetizer that was perfectly seasoned. I had the brazino white fish - huge portion and equally delicious. Try the coconut cake for dessert and you will not be disappointed. Actually every plate that went by looked good. Our service was super!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Very accommodating to our group. Good service. Eugene

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Love the happy hour menu - will come again. Great price, yummy food. Not Americanized Italian food. Interested in trying the daily specials.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The food was very good and the service was top notch

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day, maybe they were understaffed but it seemed like my server alone had over 13 tables in one room all on his own. Very slow service.

Tags: Authentic
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