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Francesca's on Chestnut

4.5
1591 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Francesca’s on Chestnut is a member of The Francesca's Restaurant Group. Located in 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. The wine list and specialty drinks are equally impressive in this one-of-a-kind location featuring a hidden wine bar, DiSotto Enoteca on lower level.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Satuday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(312) 482-8800
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What 1591 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Food and service was great

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HappyDiner (New England)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I love this restaurant. It can be both romantic and family friendly. This time we were celebrating my husband’s birthday, and everything was, as usual, top notch. We had our wedding here in September, and that was perfect too. The food and service are always excellent. It’s very special to us.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Great service, even better food. I like about 40min away but would drive down every weekend to have the gnocchi!

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vipnhampton6 (Kansas City)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Second time to Francesca's and still it's one of my favorites in Chicago. The food is delicious the service is amazing. I prefer the pastas and the desserts! You cannot go wrong with this restaurant!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

We enjoyed our meal and our waiter, Oscar was excellent. We also enjoyed the Happy Hour in the bar...as this was a REAL Happy Hour. The food was delicious and offered at a fair price. We will definitely return!!!

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Foodfan (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Daddy and daughter date

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Susan (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

I love the Francesca's franchises and the restaurant on Chestnut is now my neighborhood place. Great food, an excellent wine list, and wonderful service.

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vipalans44 (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

For National Spaghetti Day, the spaghetti with meatballs, house salad, Italian bread with olive oil, all paired with Chianti Classico was a real nice experience. Delicious and authentic.

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DanielW (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

This restaurant had nice ambiance, attentive service, and very good food--including some great vegetarian options.

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JZCZ (Cleveland)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was quite good from a diversified menu. Unfortunately we were here early on New Year’s Eve so probably not a fair time to evaluate. Noise was moderate but crowded due to what appeared to be their placing out additional tables.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Wine Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Satuday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Cross street
Michigan Ave
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(312) 482-8800
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Catering
Please contact Katherine Woods for questions about catering.
(773) 281-3310 ext. 21
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Parking details
Valet is offered through The Seneca Boutique Apartments at $16. Metered street parking and parking garages are also available in close proximity.
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Public transit
We are accessible via the Chicago red line stop as well as the 151, 145, 146 and 147 Chestnut & Michigan CTA bus stop.

The closest L stop is State and Chicago.
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Executive chef
Martin Ontiveros
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Katherine Woods for questions about special events.
(773) 281-3310 ext. 21

Private Dining

Francesca’s on Chestnut proudly offers special events in our private dining room for business, family & social event for group of 10 to 60. Our philosophy of simple, rustic cooking served in a casual sophisticated trattoria setting translates flawlessly to group dining.

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