Francesca's on Chestnut

4.7
2266 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Francesca’s on Chestnut is a member of the Francesca's Restaurant Group. Located on the first floor of the Seneca Boutique Apartments, the restaurant brings its famous rustic, Italian cuisine to the 180-seat space. Francesca’s provide a classic fare of zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

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Safety precautions

Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2266 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent with friendly, attentive service. Will definitely go back.

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vipKate
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

When ordering there was a limited menu that was even more so as they did not have mushrooms, peppers, and several other items. The drinks were small and not completely filled. When we received our food it was not hot, but rather mildly like warm.

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vipSueG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

I made a reservation but unfortunate, wr were sested really dark table, even tho there were plenty tables were available. purhaps we were three of us but thete were the party of three vame after us had a table. what is the point to make a reservation. I dont get it. food wad okay and our server was okay.

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vipAmandaC
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Over all was good, the calamari was delicious and service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sergio and all the staff is amazing! The food is always impeccable and COVOD measures and service are top notch!!

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SarahG
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta entrees were delicious and satisfying, the servers were timely and unobtrusive and the ambiance was warm and welcoming.

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vipDiner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good entrees. Caesar salad very limp. Did not seem fresh. Service attentive. Tables well separated.

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vipNickD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I reached out to the corporate before I posted it here and unfortunately after 2 weeks they have not responded. Due to that I will make this public, while I was there last month eating, the manager was walking around with his face mask down around his chin the Entire Time. Not only is this completely ignorant on his part but he also represents the company as a whole. I cant believe this is allowed or was allowed during these times.

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SamB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Francesca's had lovely food and the employees were nice and thoughtful. Would eat here again!

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vipKPJ77
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Went here on the recommendation of our Concierge. The ambiance was fine although a bit sterile. We were immediately sat, but had to wait over 15 minutes to be greeted by our server. Literally worst first impression we’ve had at a restaurant. Overall, the food was solid although my pork chop was fairly bland. My wife & daughter had the spaghetti & meatballs and said it was good. The desserts were average at best. Maybe they just an off-night, but probably wouldn’t go back. There are too many really good Chicago restaurants to settle for “meh”.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Very generous portions. Friendly staff, but would've appreciated speaking with the sommelier about wine vs the server

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday-presented a great dessert

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CherylN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is the best Francesca in the group, and they make you feel welcomed, safe and comfortable, inside and outside. The food is consistently good. We have enjoyed our meals there and commend it to you.

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vipRegan
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants in the Gold Coast. Everything is outstanding but the food is why I go. The pasta is homemade. The vegetables are fresh and the menu changes frequently, another indication they keep it fresh. Since the shutdown, some restaurants have limited their menus or the quality has diminished. Not Francesca's. It has proven over and over to be high-quality, great service, clean, careful and comfortable.

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sandras
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food Wonderful service get a reservation V let parking near if needed

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vipRamondaJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dinner !

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vipBenji
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and I couldn’t say anything more wonderful about our experience.

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vipHungry
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service and really nice outdoor space!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The level of service is always consistently high along with the excellent quality of food. The management team of Hobert, Joe and Elliott, along with Chef Manny and server Francisco make each visit to the restaurant an absolute joy!

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john
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary! Our server brought out tiramisu and limoncello shots for us to toast at the end of the meal.

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vipLindaY
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff! Wonderful meal!

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vipHowardG
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot in the city for outdoor dining on a beautiful day. Excellent food and service. Nice ambiance.

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Hank
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Tables were well spaced for those concerned about dining inside during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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vipBetsy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Happy to support this neighborhood restaurant!

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vipAnnie
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I love Francesca‘s on Chestnut. I have been there several times and brought out of town guests there. The salmon dish is outstanding! The corn salad was enjoyed by all. Pastas speak for themselves. Truly this chef is extraordinarily talented. The staff are generally very prompt and helpful. Outdoor seating is a bonus. This is my go to restaurant in Chicago now

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service is excellent and I appreciate all of the staff for keeping things safe and functional during this pandemic! I also
Appreciate that they allow dogs on the patio/outdoors. Ambiance is still quite elegant even outdoors.

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vipLeentje
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We loved our night out at Francesca’s but did not like the noisy dogs at the table next to us. They were eating from their owners’ table, barking, spreading germs ...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Great meal.

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Mango
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative use of outdoor space. Great neighborhood find. Planning to go back. Food was delish. Had a pizza and some appetizers.

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vipgreat2eatout
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent lunch outside at Francesca’s. Of necessity, not as nice as inside, but the food was outstanding and the service was great. The corn, mushroom and arugula salad was spectacular! Thanks Francesca’s!

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OscarR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for brunch. Food was great and the ambiance nice

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vipKenS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I know we're all hurting because of the pandemic, but cutting the portion size down on a simple plate of pasta with marinara is ridiculous. My "dinner" portion was the equivalent of 8-10 forkfuls. This wouldn't even qualify as a side dish at most restaurants.

Not a high cost item. Been coming here for years. Disappointed.

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vipLenetteO
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed here.

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vipStevenOf
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service! Love this location!

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AdamM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to catch up with a friend and the out door setting were spaced out.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Service is great but food is below par

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vipCarol
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It was such a beautiful night at Francesca’s patio! Great service and we appreciate this neighborhood gem. We felt very safe and welcome!

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CherieS
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice to be back in the city.
We dined alfresco which was lovely.
The only disappointment was no bolognese sauce in the summer. We enjoyed that dish at Christmas time.
Great place always consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was GREAT!!! Food and service fantastic!!!!😊

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vipCanadianlady
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pasta w tomatoe sauce and shrimp was delicious.

FAQs

Francesca's on Chestnut does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Francesca's on Chestnut also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 482-8800.

Francesca's on Chestnut is rated 4.7 stars by 2266 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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