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 5 concepts across 25 locations in 3 states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 18 Francesca’s Restaurants, 4 Davanti Enoteca's, Disotto, Fat Rosie’s and Hillgrove Tap.
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Very accommodating of our large group and great food! Very reasonable.
Had the best service. Always good but tonight was exceptional. It is always my “go to” and will always be!!
Mia Francesca is one of our longtime favorites. We had a Valentine's reservation and only waited a few minutes. Food is always excellent. Our server dropped the ball a few times (where's my wine?), but the young busboy was outstanding.
Long wait for a reservation, but it was Valentine’s Day so somewhat understandable. Food was great, service was surprisingly good considering the restaurant was over booked.
Too loud and over crowded. Tables to close together.
Everything was great the server was very knowledgeable and helpful food was good only downside is the seating it's a little too congested no privacy to even have a conversation
I had the four cheese filled pasta with vodka sauce. Amazing. Wish it came with more
Great food but the ambience was a bit off. Very noisy and crammed inside of the restaurant but I will return because of the delicious food.
I’ve dined at Mia many times. This time, the food wasn’t great. Our fried calamari tasted fishy (not fresh) and my rigatoni pasta was really mediocre. I brought a date and was a bit embarrassed. Not sure if they have a new chef?
The service and ambience was good.
My husband and I always love going to Francesca’s because of their food and wine selection. I was happy that the host took us upstairs instead of staying in the lower level. It can be very loud and too tight!
Service was good and food was great. Nothing extraordinary but always consistent
The manager was extremely nice and accommodating (forget the gentleman's name - he was working on 2/9 Saturday evening at Clark location).
Celebrating 1yr anniversary and couldn’t have asked for a better experience from food to service to ambiance. Will definitely be returning.
Great Italian food (loved the fried artichoke appetizer) and great service. Will be back. Recommended
Terrific meal with good friends. Arancini, risotto, salads, pasta and desserts were delicious and wonderful. Service was impeccable. We were visiting from St. Louis and hope to return to Mia Francesca again.
Huge portions. Good deal for Restaurant Week, but I don't recommend the chocolate lava cake or the salad. Go for the tiramisu and the soup instead.
The original Francesca's and still knocking it out of the park!
Tom our server was fantastic as was the food!
Consistantly excellent food! Small menu but haven’t EVER chosen anything not very good or delicious. Loud, seats close together, have met many a fellow diner. Despite everything, food is ALWAYS good!
Food was fantastic. The service was just a bit slow getting started but nothing horrible. Definitely recommend this place to anyone.
Thank you so much for making my birthday celebration absolutely wonderful! The bruschetta was the best I've ever had anywhere and how amazing where the dinner choices we had. We ended up giving up our table to sit at the bar and were treated absolutely the best ever. We then went to see the Blue Man Group and after the show decided that we just loved the atmosphere and the way that we were treated that we came back to have a drink before heading home and the conversation as well as special moments with your staff just warmed my heart and made me decide that no matter how far away it is to drive by you it will definitely be worth the wild. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to your staff for making it the most memorable place ever!
We always enjoy Mia Francesca and our most recent dinner there was no exception. The restaurant was very busy when we arrived, but our server quickly filled our initial drink order and let us linger a bit before ordering. The burrata salad special was an outstanding starter. The pasta special, featuring a variety of cheeses, also was outstanding. The calamari appetizer, which we ordered as a main course and typically is very, very good, was a little heavily breaded. When we casually mentioned that to our server after the meal, the restaurant graciously comped us on that item--which was totally unnecessary, as we had eaten it. That is just one example of how attentive Mia Francesca is to its customers. And the Zabligione dessert, which was recently added to the menu, was an excellent finisher to our meal. The service was outstanding, the ambiance energetic and friendly, the evening very enjoyable. Mia Francesca is on our regular rota of Chicago restaurants and will stay there.
My family gathered for brunch to celebrate my birthday. The variety of brunch options was fantastic. The food was delicious, consistant as always, and I felt special. I look forward to my next visit.
Poor service, waiter disappeared for 20 minutes, waived him down several times. Why does it take 35 minutes for your appetizer?
After about 40 minutes we were told the lobster special was no longer available. It was about 8PM, kind of early to run out of something.
Her substitute dish was a poor choice. Don't remember its name put it was pasta with some vegitables, had olives. It was extremely salty. Chef, there are salt shakers on the table we know how to shake them. :)
We were visiting from out of town, a wonderful little neighborhood gem and our kids (age 10 and 7) enjoyed it as well.
Went here for a friend's birthday dinner and it was a great meal!
Packed in like sardines. Squished with others. Loud. Grouchy waiter that night. He wasn't happy to be there. We are from out of town and were looking forward to the evening and a wonderful dining experience. The food was enjoyable but will try somewhere different next time.
I suppose really good food (and it WAS) probably makes up for the fact that we were jammed in like the proverbial sardines. The net effect, however, was to make us feel like this restaurant is just going to SQUEEZE every last dollar out of their customers.
I came here for dinner with a few friends and everything was fantastic! The server was attentive and very helpful in suggesting menu items for us. Food was fantastic and we loved the lively atmosphere. Definitely will return!
Other than getting hit by opposing waiters and bus boys multiple times the food was great. Small space for party of 2
Food was not up to par with Italian restaurant
food was okay, nothing to rave about. wine selection was nice
I wish I had gone here sooner! We live in the neighborhood and pass Mia Francesca so often that I decided to make a NYE reservation. They were even very accommodating when I called to increase the number of people in my party. The food was spectacular and the wine was wonderful. They had a great gluten-free menu for the member of our party who was GF. My fiance and I just got back from Italy a month ago and were craving authentic Italian cuisine - Mia Francesca did not disappoint!
New Years with boyfriend!
Great experience before going to see Blue Man Group. Everything we ordered was very delicious.
Food was good, seating was lacking...kept having my chair and back banged into by waitstaff and bus boys.
This place was awesome! Great food and ambiance!! Our waiter was very attentive.
Great neighborhood pkace. Enrique, our waiter, was outstanding. We will be back again soon!
Great service. Nice ambience. One of the specials was just so so. Everything else was great.
Wonderful food, risotto was delicious. Pizza and pasta very good. Staff very welcoming and attentive.