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.
Forest Park, IL 60130
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 11:30am-3pm; Sunday: 11:30 am-3pm
Monday - Tuesday: 3pm-9pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 3pm-9:30pm
Friday - Thursday: 3pm-10pm
Four blocks west of Harlem
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering options available upon request.
Ample street parking available.
We also provide valet parking on Friday and Saturday.
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
Francesca's Fiore has three beautiful private dining rooms available.
Francesca's Fiore Ratings and Reviews
They must have told the bus boy that he was upgraded to server 2 minutes before our reservation. Worst server ever. Never greeted us, didn’t offer drinks or menu advice. We weren’t even sure he was our server until we asked him if we could order. Non-existing management, no one came to check on us and we were a party of 8. The food was excellent and that is the only redeeming quality about this restaurant.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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