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About Francesca's on 95th

Francesca’s on 95th opened its doors to guests in April of 2009 and joins The Francesca's Restaurant Group as the 18th addition to the family. This south-suburban Chicago outpost offers guests “simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices”; a winning recipe for Francesca’s since 1992. Their menu features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. An eclectic wine list and one-of-a-kind martini’s make the perfect accompaniment to an outstanding dining experience.

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.

6248 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
95th and Ridgeland

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(708) 598-7007

Website:
http://www.miafrancesca.com/locations/profile/francescas-on-95th-oak-lawn

Catering:
We have a full catering menu available. Call the restaurant for more details.

Executive Chef:
Fausto Hernandez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Francesca's philosophy of good, simple cooking, served in a casually sophisticated dining atmosphere is one that we proudly carry over to our Special Events. Our private and semi-private dining rooms are ideal for business functions or social occasion.

Francesca's on 95th Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (21)
Good for Birthdays (17)
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Casual (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Business Meals (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Seasonal (6)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fun (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We 730 pm reservations and waited about 10-15 minutes for a table so we had a Peroni on tap which tasted like a Stella. Nonetheless it tasted very good. Once seated we waited too long for each course. I believe the waitress had too many tables. At the end she came with complimentary “real” strawberry shots with dessert menus but never came back to ask if we wanted dessert. Then it took too long to get the bill because she seemed to disappear. Food was good but not great. My wife was suppose to get linguini oilioto with her chicken and had too ask for it. Just not a good experience.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day was a bit of a cattle drive at Francesca’s. Way too many single tables crammed into the dining area. Movement was limited. Noise level was up. Wait staff struggled with the extra tables and the configuration. Hardly the quiet romantic atmosphere we were hoping for. Food was good but the somewhat lackluster service hampered the overall experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner at Francesca’s. I had sea bass in creamy saffron sauce, my husband had veal medallions with spinach.. He thought it was superb, very tender veal and the best spinach he ever had. Service was excellent! Nice ambiance, but very noisy, sometimes hard to hear each other. We’ll definitely go back for another excellent meal!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed Valentine's day at Francesca's. The food was very good. The waitress was okay. We had to ask for the Valentine's menu. She wasn't very helpful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

A consistently great place to eat. Great entrees, reasonably priced wine, attentive service.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Feel that the portions could be a bit bigger. Most of the party left hungry, especially the guys, and wished there was a little more.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service was excellent and worth the money. The only downside was how loud it was in the restaurant. I didn't even have much conversation with my mom because it was so loud and she is hard of hearing to begin with. Apparently there was a funeral luncheon going on at the same time. I don't know if there is a separate dining space for private functions or not, so maybe this was not something Francesca's staff could control. There is nothing in the restaurant to absorb the sound, but rather high ceilings and exposed duct work which just amplifies sound. I would absolutely go again; however, I would call ahead to make sure there wasn't an event going on when I was looking to go.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

amazing dinner, great ambiance, amazing for families. great childrens' menu, great waitstaff, great drinks, perfect place to celebrate birthdays or a casual dinner. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

As always, great food and great service. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have been a few times and always leave with the same response. The menu is boring and the food is ok. We had the calamari and it was better than average. I had the linguine special with Maine lobster. It was ok. My husband had the filet and he was not wowed. The service was great though.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is my second time dining at this establishment and haven't had a bad experience. The menu has some very healthy options and great desserts.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service,good food

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

My husband and I go to Francesca's at 95th St. at least once a month . We just love going there. Everything is always so good and I don't think there's another restaurant that knows how to make fish like francesca's always so tasty and never fishy, yum sooo good.😃

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Love Francesca's but the past two times I have been there, it just hasn't lived up to my expectations.
This time, the waiter was rarely around, we were never given specials, never given a choice of soup or salad, two brownish, ice cold salads just arrived at our table.
$14 for a very small portion of calamari. Seemed much more commercial than unique.
I love Francesca's, so Ill give them another try, but they have changed. I did notice it is now referred to as FRG, so I wonder if there has been a change in ownership.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great food and great service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The only issue we had was that our entire section would get cold whenever someone would come through the revolving door. I felt sorry for the table right next to the door as they were elderly and had to be twice as cold as we were.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Justin was a great waiter. Manager checked on us several times. Complimentary lemon cello was a nice touch. Really good food. Consistent quality.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Always great food. Love going the week of the seven fishes. Excellent specials

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Outstanding food and great service from every member of the staff we encountered. It was Christmas, we were there on a late reservation but they treated us like it was 5pm. I would definitely come back and recommend to others. Again food was amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a Christmas family get together--we experienced car problems, getting the gifts in the car issues and traffic nightmares. We were horribly late, but Francesca's staff TOTALLY took care of us, despite the changes! I can't thank you guys enough! And the dinner was absolutely DELISH--veal with polenta! Perfect Christmas!!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always great food and service. We went after Christmas Eve service for dinner and they had a seasonal menu plus regular dinner menu. The ambiance is perfect and wait staff attentive❤🌲

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Needed a place half way between my house and relative in Indiana. I’d been to Francesca’s in elmhurst and thought this would be good. Restaurant had a few Christmas lunches going on but the place wasn’t crowded. The food was good but the service was a little slow. Not sure what happened to our waiter when we were ready to pay so had to leave cash versus credit card.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food and service is consistently fantastic.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food and beverages were delightful. Our server was amazing. The only downside is that I was with older people (my grandma's) and it was quite loud so it made conversation challenging.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Server was great, attentive and personable. Busser needs more training. He took food plates without asking if we were done and did not replace the used knife from appetizer with a clean knife for dinner course. Little thing matter otherwise we have never had a bad experience at this Francsecsa. Thank you for your excellent options on the Southside. Not many choices left.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As mentioned in previous reviews, I wish the word "Outstanding" could be replaced with "Excellent" and then I would mark it. There is rarely anything in this world that I would name as outstanding but would view as excellent. Outstanding is too much of a superlative to feel comfortable for a rating. We did have an excellent time, the food was excellent, as well as the wait service. All were above very good; all were excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Wir haben uns eine Salatvorspeise und eine Portion Pasta geteilt und die Portion hat absolut gereicht. Beides war ausgezeichnet

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Our family of four was there for a 40th Birthday, it was Monday after Thanksgiving so it was pretty empty, thats why I can figure out why they would put another party of 5 guys right next to us. It went from this is perfect to "sorry what you say ". The food was great, our server Justin was great, they gave us a desert with a candle for our Birthday person.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Late afternoon Thanksgiving meal. Classic entree, 5 thick slices, roasted turkey, nicely seasoned. Savory sage and celery dressing. Steamed green beans, french cut with almonds.
Cranberry relish with tiny, whole berries, tart and not too sweet. Rough mashed potatoes, lightly seasoned with a hint of garlic. Accompanied by a 2015 Sicilian light red (Sedara Nero d'Avola) which paired well with the roasted turkey and dressing. Handmade, couple-sized pumpkin pie topped it off. A very satisfying, traditional style, thanksgiving dinner of ample proportions.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I had the Salmon on Thanksgiving day and it was superb! The portions are ample and the service was good. I was very pleased with everything.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was amazing! Food and service are always top notch. We have gone there several times and it is consistently great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Special day with daughter.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Fantastic service. Martinis were huge and cold. We had the shrimp and broccoli and came specifically for it. Excellent. Thanks for a great evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent food along with excellent service made for a winning combination

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Outstanding experience with a great menu and moderate wine list. It was a special occasion and the manager made it extra special with a real touch of class. Couldn't have been happier with the entire experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our lunch table for seven was ready for us when we arrived. The service was attentive and the food delicious. We ordered the calimari appetizer and several entrees that ran the gamut of the menu, including the halibut, burger and lunchtime pizza. The portions were just right, if not large, but one of my parents found their Chicken alla Limon lacking in flavor.

I wish we had been able to enjoy the desserts, but we had birthday cake waiting for us at home. I would certainly go back again, but I wish I could have seen risotto on the lunchtime menu

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious pizza

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service was good and the Bolognese Fettuccini was tasty if a touch pricey.

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