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Mia Francesca, Chicago, IL

Mia Francesca

4.6
4.6
2456 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Mia Francesca features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio. It was one of the first restaurants in Chicago to encourage the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, simple, rustic cooking, friendly service, and fair prices.

Waiting for a table at the beautiful antique bar is part of the charm of Mia Francesca. The plush upstairs dining room and lounge can be reserved for private events, as can the more intimate coach house tucked away behind the restaurant. In the summer, al fresco dining is also available on a charming cobblestone terrace.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 281-3310
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Full Mia Francesca's Catering menu is available on our website. Please call the restaurant for more details.
  • Private party facilities
    Our private rooms are ideal for corporate or social functions, can accommodate up to 75 guests, or for smaller groups of 15. Our extensive wine list is available for private functions and we encourage you to allow our event handlers to help you make selections to compliment your menu and budget.
  • Private party contact
    Katherine Woods: (773) 281-3310 ext. 2
  • Neighborhood
    Lakeview / East Lakeview
  • Cross street
    School Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available.
  • Public transit
    CTA Red Line Belmont station 2 blocks west - #22 Clark Street bus in front of restaurant - #8 Halsted, #36 Broadway and #77 Belmont bus lines are within walking distance.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Funfetti Cake

    Multiple dates available
    Celebrate your special occasion with Francesca’s with our NEW funfetti cake. you can enjoy a full-size cake for the table for $40. All you need to do is add this experience to your reservation to let our staff know and enjoy a slice of deliciousness! PLEASE NOTE: A $40 PAYMENT WILL BE DUE AT THE TIME OF YOUR RESERVATION. ALL CAKES MUST BE ORDERED 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.

What 2,456 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

2,456 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meal. Service was ok. New server, no bread, slight confusion with cocktail order. Overall nice experience. Really good food.

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  2. JulieF

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a great experience at Mia Francescas, food and staff are great!

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  3. rw2538

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service with good food. We will be back. We have coming here for over 30 years.
    Mia FrancescaResponded 4 days ago
    Hey rw2538, We're thrilled to hear that you've been dining with us for over 30 years! That's a testament to our dedication to providing excellent service and delicious food. We're glad that you enjoyed your meal and we can't wait to welcome you back. Thank you for your continued support over the years. Best, The Management Team

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Out door patio was amazing. Great apps to start, followed by a perfectly portioned dish, and a tasty dessert.

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  5. JohnY

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Attentive service, delicious food! Our waiter made some excellent recommendations. Glad to have gotten a table in the back corner where we could have a conversation without being drowned out by others in the lively, packed room. Thank you for the reservation.
    Mia FrancescaResponded on May 11, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, JohnY! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and service at Mia Francesca. It's great to know that our attentive service and delicious recommendations met your expectations. We also appreciate your suggestion about improving the value aspect. We're always striving to provide the best experience for our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

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  6. TexRater

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The veal medallions were pretty tender, the barouchette romano was tasty, and really appreciated the comp tiramisu for my bday was delicious. Much thx. And Alfonso was a wonderful server who was very attentive and friendly.
    Mia FrancescaResponded 4 days ago
    We appreciate your positive feedback about your experience. Thank you for helping us spread the word about our restaurants! Your experience is important to us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Paisley Perley Restaurant Manager

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at Mia Francesca. Great food, great service and pleasant atmosphere, too.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is always solid. On Cubs game days/ nights the service can struggle. Also fairly noisy - think they need some sound absorption on the ceiling or something.

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  9. JoeL

    Cleveland

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been ther periodically over the years. And even with some changes menu and ambiance and Mia Francesca continues to deliver.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Indoor dining is a little cramped. But overall had a great experience. Food and drinks were great. Service was great. Will definitely be back. Make sure to make a reservation.
    Mia FrancescaResponded on May 2, 2024
    Hi, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us at Mia Francesca. It's great to know that you enjoyed our food, drinks, and service. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable visit. Thank you again for choosing us!

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  11. AMG2

    Chicago

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best! All positive! Incredible restaurant! Absolutely stellar service, amazing food, great cocktails, impressive wine list. A must to visit! Thank you!

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  12. JillC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Constintine the manager was fantastic as was our server Timmy. The food was delicious and even works for a gluten free vegan!

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  13. Marykaybott

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food. Veal dish was wonderful.
    Mia FrancescaResponded on April 22, 2024
    Hey Marykaybott, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Mia Francesca! It's wonderful to know that our service and food met your expectations. We're also glad you loved the veal dish. Your feedback is invaluable and we're grateful for your high ratings. We hope to welcome you back soon for another delightful meal. Best regards, Paisley Perley

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff attentive and food perfect on taste, freshness, and presentation This is so much better than typical Italian fare Manager/Host checked in to make sure all was well and fixed a minor issue and brought after dinner limoncello

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food tasted delicious though small portions. Excellent service. Glad we sat upstairs, because it was too loud downstairs to have a conversation. Our server was friendly and did not rush us.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Server didn’t know the fish special of the day but she was very delightful - great energy and well the service was good there on

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, I just could’ve ate 3 helpings so it was expensive for amount of food you got.

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  18. TamaraB

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional and service was great too! Also loved the new look!!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We dined here on a Saturday evening and the noise level was obnoxious. The food was very bland and overpriced.

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  20. AnnieZ

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter went out of his way to provide great service and dining experience! The food was great - I highly recommend the mussels in red sauce. Will definitely be going back!

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  21. PaulaM

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We used to come here all the time but hadn’t for awhile. Our loss since this is such a great place. Food remains stellar. Service was a bit slow, but it was after a cubs game and they were slammed. Highly recommend and we will be back!!

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  22. JoeG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the most authentic and quality Italian food I have had in the city.

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  23. ericwk

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food. Great service. The house made pasta is the best.

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  24. BarbS

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very good and the food delicious. We had a burrata appetizer which was very good .

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  25. SonilaS

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place, the new menu makes it even better, service is excellent, the atmosphere is fun, and the food is delicious. Would recommend.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Francescas always Consistantly delivers Great food and dining experience. This location was a bit overcrowded .

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  27. StephenS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The renovation is beautiful. And the food is as wonderful as always. It is such a great value.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I went for my birthday and had a great time! Our server was lovely, drinks were great, and the place is overall so so cute and classy!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mia Francesca has redefined the Italian dining experience with its recent remodel, offering a harmonious blend of exquisite cuisine, impeccable service, and inviting ambiance. Our server, Scarlet, was very attentive. Her extensive knowledge of the menu and wine selection elevated the experience. The commitment to customer satisfaction by the manager, Paisley, was truly commendable.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was horrible. New staff was untrained and no one watching them. I had to ask for water 20 minutes after sitting down and it was never refilled again. That was the least of the service issues. Everything took to long. New decor, like a car on the wall seemed out of place. Huge miss for these folks. Too bad I had high hopes!

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  31. TheMrs1

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and classic Francesca’s food. Truly miss the t by Bryan mawr location.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience and exceptional maitre d. Can’t wait to return.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Renovations turned out wonderful. Food and service have definitely been taken up multiple notches. Great experience.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was perfect! Attentive but not annoying! Great experience! Food fabulous and ambiance amazing!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Really loud music…doesn’t fit the vibe of the restaurant. We asked several times for the music to be turned down, was assured it would be. It never was. Menu has only a few of Francesca staples. More expensive than it is worth. Won’t be heading back.

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  36. Pita

    Milwaukee

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really never disappointed at a Francesca’s. Had been a couple years since I’d gone to Mia Franc sca, but everything was great. Service, attentive; food, delicious.

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  37. Ekruss

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the BEST experience at Mia Francesca! My husband had been to this restaurant years ago and highly recommended it to me, BUT I never dreamed we would leave there thinking we had to tell everyone to make sure they stop at Mia Francesca if you are in Chicago! The food, the atmosphere, the WAIT STAFF, the MANAGERS, literally everyone that works at the restaurant was friendly, wanted to make sure we were enjoying our dinner/our evening--talk about going ABOVE and BEYOND! This place doesn't skip a beat. Can not recommend it ENOUGH!!! Would gladly spend my money here again!!

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  38. KFKLME

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I expected better food for the cost. Not to say that the food was bad, but when paying these prices, I expect a level of finesse that was missing from just about everything. In addition, it was unbelievably loud with music blasting at dinner. I'm not sure who finds that conducive to having a nice conversation at dinner, but we will not be returning any time soon.

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  39. MarilynH

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Very loud, unfortunately. Worth a return.

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  40. CJK1

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately, any of the good done in the recent sprucing up of the restaurant is undone by the noise level, which was bad to begin with, and made worse by the inappropriately loud music. Our server Charlotte was terrific!

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FAQs

Mia Francesca is rated 4.6 stars by 2456 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mia Francesca

3311 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60657

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    School Street
  • Neighborhood
    Lakeview / East Lakeview
  • Hours of operation
    Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available.
  • Public transit
    CTA Red Line Belmont station 2 blocks west - #22 Clark Street bus in front of restaurant - #8 Halsted, #36 Broadway and #77 Belmont bus lines are within walking distance.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (773) 281-3310
  • Catering
    Full Mia Francesca's Catering menu is available on our website. Please call the restaurant for more details.
  • Private party facilities
    Our private rooms are ideal for corporate or social functions, can accommodate up to 75 guests, or for smaller groups of 15. Our extensive wine list is available for private functions and we encourage you to allow our event handlers to help you make selections to compliment your menu and budget.
  • Private party contact
    Katherine Woods: (773) 281-3310 ext. 2
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