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Francesca's Fiore

4.6
382 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Comfort Food
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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.
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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
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
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Phone number
(708) 771-3063
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gaston Escobedo
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Catering
Catering options available upon request.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Four blocks west of Harlem
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Parking details
Ample street parking available.

We also provide valet parking on Friday and Saturday.
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Special events & promotions
Thursday night live jazz 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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

Private Dining

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

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What 382 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Eric (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Good food and good service!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Sad to see the location in LaGrange close but happy this is an option. Food was exactly as we expected and will be back!

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vipBillN (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

A favorite place to frequent and one of the most consistent, flavorful restaurants I know! Every time is a great time - can’t wait to go back. The staff and managers are especially welcoming!

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DeeAych (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Love this place!!! It’s been our favorite for many years. The service is always excellent, as is the food!

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vipVeryEnjoyable (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 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.

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vipVeryEnjoyable (Chicago)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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!

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ChicagoIndy (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 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!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  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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vipVeryEnjoyable (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent food and experience! Good service and beautiful room.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2017

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

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ChitownKing (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 9, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 31, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2017

Attentive wait staff. Good good. Reasonably pricef

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vipdining50s (Chicago)
5.0  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.

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Jane (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

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

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vipJass (Chicago)
5.0  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.

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vipcheezynonk (Chicago)
5.0  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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vipVeryEnjoyable (Chicago)
5.0  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.

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vipJass (Chicago)
5.0  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!

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bubbles20 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Always fantastic food!

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vipBillN (Chicago)
5.0  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!

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ap23dine (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

We are regulars and really appreciate their fine Italian cuisine, wine list and good service.

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