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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
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Casual (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Authentic (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Romantic (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 8 hours ago

Food and service is consistently fantastic.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 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 29, 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 28, 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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·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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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Special day with daughter.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 17, 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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·Dined on November 5, 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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·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The dining room was cold during our visit. Most of our party wore our coats drapped over us because we were seated below a vent. There was a odd smell when I first walked in. It seemed to get better after awhile. Besides these things, the food and service was good overall. Maybe an off night. I've had good visits in the past here.

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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Very pleasant and great service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

As always the food was delicious. Only thing that could have improved was the service. We were seated for over 10 minutes before anyone even came near our table.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Service was interesting and not friendly; maybe there is a shortage of blue cheese olives in Oak Lawn.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Good from start to finish. Everything excellent.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent meal

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was amazing as usual - my old college roommate/best friend was in town from Boston and loves italian, so we knew where to take her. Everyone loved their food & our server was great, couldn't have been better. Will continue to come.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I was very satisfied with my meal. It was my 16 year daughters idea. She went to a birthday celebration there and said how good the food was. She was right! We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was very delicious and Oscar our server was the best!!!!
I can't wait to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very disappointed, kind of odd smell when you walk in, kind of dirty bathroom. Just not the Francesca's I'm used to in Palos, Frankfort and Naperville. I brought a friend who is a Dr. and she contemplated leaving due to smell, I was very embarrassed.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Have been to Francesca s many times and the menu is always different and never a disappointment!! The employees are always friendly!!!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This was my first time here and the food was delicious. I had the Tortellacci ai Tre Funghetti (mushroom ravioli) which was delicious and my friend had the Rigatoni del Pastore (Rigatoni with Italian Sausage). We both had gelato for dinner and didn't realize it is two scoops. We could have probably split one. The gelato was delicious! I will be coming here again, it was a wonderful dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Superb dinner & service. Five of us met for diner. We all enjoyed the warm bread/olive oil, the appetizer (calamari), our meals (scallops, salmon, seafood pasta, chicken & pizza), desserts (profiteroles & tiramisu) and drinks (wine, martinis, mixed drinks). The service was very good & attentive. They have beautiful outdoor seating but it was a little cool by the time we arrived. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Every one's food was great. We shared bruchetta and salad. The pasta dish was very good, the chicken lemon was very very good, and the branzino was very very good. Desserts were wonderful too. Casual, not a lot of ambiance, but a nice place to meet friends.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Good food and good service. Food was flavorful and the waiter was attentive

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2017

I often go to the Francesca's on Bryn Mawr near where I live...which I love...never disappointed!
So when I found out there was one on 95th near my sisters house there was no hesitation where to go for lunch on a Monday to celebrate my sisters Birthday! We had a great time...staff was great too!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

wonderful evening - excellent food and service - thank you

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Our waiter Oscar was great Very helpful w/ suggestions. Provided great service and didn't rush us. Jason the manager checked on us often to see if we needed anything.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Everything was awesome as usual. Consistency is key- food is always fantastic!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Initial issue but resolved. Our order took almost an hour. Our server had an emergency and had to leave, but we were not informed. Another sever came over after awhile and said he was taking over. We asked him to find out the status of our order twice. We were told 5 to 10 minutes both times. Came to find out our order was never placed by our first server. I asked to speak with the manager. The manager did take care of our check due to the extenuating circumstances. Nicely done on his part. If we were informed initially we would have understood. Communication with the customer is important. I would return to this location because of the goodwill extended.

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

was Lasagna night...absolutely unbelievably GREAT Lasagna!!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We went for the $8 Lasagna special. We tried all 3 varieties and they were very good. The service was outstanding. Our water glass was never under a half full. The hostess even checked on us and asked about our meal. We would come back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Tough review to write since we have been eating at this Francesca's since it opened. Friday night was a birthday celebration that started out on a high note and finished on a table full of disappointed folks. Our waiter (who we have had in the past) was very difficult to understand, so when ordering, we asked him to read back our order which he did and the order was incorrect. So we went through the orders again, corrected them and things continued to unravel. I had to remind the waiter to bring out the caprese salad app. Less than 5 minutes after the salad arrived, 2 of the 5 entrees ordered came to the table but only 1 of the entrees was correct. As the other entrees started to show up at the table (one at a time), 3 more were incorrect. We waited a total of 20 minutes for the orders to be corrected and served. In that period of time that we were waiting for our orders, the waiter asked my wife and I if "he could bring us another glass of wine", implying that drinks would be on him and they were not. For the record, the only meal they did get right the first time was the kids chicken strips and fries. While the meal didn't ruin the entire evening, the experience of the meal was extremely disappointing. The manager never did come to our table, so I paid my bill and left.
Sorry Francesca's on 95th, but you lost our business.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Our food was ok. The location on Lagrange in palos park has much better service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Food is always so fresh and delicious! Service is great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food is consistently great and the service is always good!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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