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About Francesca's on Taylor
The 4th member of The Francesca's Restaurant Group, Francesca's on Taylor features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Chicago Magazine notes, "It brings a new kind of abbondanza to an old Italian neighborhood." The restaurant functions under the philosophy to encourage the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices.
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.
Chicago, IL 60607
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We currently offer live Jazz and $5.00 Martini's every Thursday!! Please call for dates and times.
We offer a range of catering options for both pickup and delivery.
Valet offered during lunch and dinner ($8.00 Lunch, $10.00 Dinner)
Side Streets are zoned for residents. Metered Parking available on Taylor Street
Blue Line Harrison/Racine stop
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Live Jazz every Thursday night.
We can accommodate private parties of up to 130 guests.
Francesca's on Taylor Ratings and Reviews
I dine at this restaurant once or twice a year and this visit did not live up to expectations. The service was very slow even though they were not very busy. The small pizza that I had greatly enjoyed on a previous visit came out luke-warm after a too-long wait instead of being served hot right out of the oven. They did accommodate my guest, who's a simple spaghetti and meatballs guy, with a special off-the-menu order. I splurged on an expensive Tuscan red which proved to be only pretty good but not exceptional. The server was only minimally attentive, but gave good advice when asked. The special lemon sorbetto / biscotti dessert she recommended quite enthusiastically was the highlight of the meal for me. In all though, just an OK experience this time and not quite worth the charge.
We were seated in a bad spot and the restaurant wasn’t full. The waitress was rushed and the service was borderline bad. The servers were better than the waitress and didn’t show preference between tables. The food was mediocre. We’ve been coming to Francesca’s for several years now but this recent experience, including the food, no longer hold the same value.
This is one of my favorite restaurants but something was lacking on New Year’s Eve. The service was slow, food quantity was poor, lack of attention and I spent $350.00. It was not worth it on this particular evening. Definitely will go else where next year. I do still love this place for everyday but not necessarily special occasions or holidays.
Went for our anniversary dinner and were sat by the bar and the waiter was pushy on drinks and appetizers. Seemed to give up on our table after we turned down wine and appetizers. Didn’t take our order for 20 minutes after that. Good food and decent price, but definitely have had better.
The service was not up to par. Our waitress had no clue what she was doing. She was very slow. Didn’t know the menu. The food was luke warm and the menu was too small and full of dishes that had too many ingredients. Simplicity is best with Italian food. I usually like Francesca’s, but this was a very disappointing evening.
I was at Francesca's 2 days in a row this week once for Happy Hour with a group and once for dinner with a friend. The menu is varied enough that I had plenty to choose from. I wouldn't really call it casual but it is definitely a warm and friendly atmosphere.
The restaurant was not only lovely but the food delicious and our waitress was simply fabulous--engaging, funny, but not intrusive! We were there early because I had a flight to catch, but I found the sound level to be very comfortable. And if you had a TV installed anywhere, it didn't appear in my peripheral vision, so kudos to you for expecting your clientele to be engaged with their dining experience! Parking was easy with an affordable valet, but street parking was accessible as well.
Jazz Nite is great fun: $5 martinis and live jazz from a trio!
Jose, Reuben and the rest of the staff cared for us.
The food was good and we enjoyed ourselves.
We were very saddened to find out that both Sergio and Katrina, two of our very favorite servers have left Francesca’s on Taylor.
The food is very good but the service was annoying. Too many people stopping at the table asking if things were OK, looking to take an order, taking things away or bringing them. It’s overkill, and there’s no one person focusing on the table. Instead you get people asking the same thing over and over and also interrupting conversation. Also, in an Italian restaurant, the staff should know how to pronounce the names of the items properly.
This was the first time my husband and I dined at Francesca's on Taylor. The food was excellent - I had the butternut squash tortelacci and it was wonderful. My husband had the gnocchi and loved it. The caesar salad was too heavy with the dressing, my only criticism of the food. Profiteroles at Francesca's is marvelous! The noise level, however, was too much, if you want a conversation with your partner on a busy night.
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