About Mia Francesca
The first restaurant in The Francesca's Restaurant Group, 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.
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 60657
Italian, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Full Mia Francesca's Catering menu is available on our website. Please call the restaurant for more details.
Street parking is available.
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Mia Francesca has several private and semi-private dining spaces to choose from. If you'd like to speak with someone about booking an event please call 773-281-3310 extension 21.
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.
Mia Francesca Ratings and Reviews
I just recently went to Mia Francesca on Clark St. for a birthday dinner with 8 total people. I called ahead, made a reservation and brought up that it was a bday and the staff was awesome! Very friendly and helpful and the food was fantastic. They even brought out a few desserts for us all to share and discounted the tab! Would definitely recommend & plan on going back.
We hadn't been here in a while. Had a post-matinee dinner. Service was outstanding, food was reasonable and delicious. Table of four had a couple of pastas, the roasted 1/2 chicken, and a pizza. Everything was outstanding. We don't get to Wrigleyville too often, but definitely recommend for a great meal at a great price.
It was New Years Eve and the place was packed. They ran out of the roasted chicken which is what we have every time we come here. 25+ Years !!! Big diappointment. The noise level was off the charts but it was Nye so It was fun. Waiter was Surprisingly attentive and fast considering the crowd. Ordered only appetizers and left but still had a good time.
This was a great choice for New Years Eve. The place had a fabulous vibe to it that night, frigid as it was outside. Warm and cozy, with an on-time reservation. Even though the place was abuzz with holiday crowds, the service was spot on. They just know how to do it! We had not been to this original Mia's in a very long time, but visit other locations, and again found great ambiance, service, and food.
I love going to Mia Francesca! The staff are genuinely happy people who always make an effort to say hi and make my hubby and I feel special. We bring our kids with us and go there for date night too. The food is always fresh and they have the best lava cake!
Our server is a professional. She made us feel relaxed while we "tasted" the wine. She had great suggestions on what we should try. Overall, the food is delicious, the ambiance is just right, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
I love this place and would recommend it to anyone.
After our annual trek to the Loop for Christkindle Market and shopping at Macy's and Michigan Ave., we had an early dinner at Mia Francesca, one of our favorite Chicago restaurants. The service was outstanding, as was all of the food we ordered.
Even though we had more than enough to eat, we split a "Sloppy Sundae" for dessert! YUM!!
Mia Francesca never fails to accommodate requests for special seating, or modifications for dishes due to dietary restrictions. My favorite spot for a date night with my hubby and a great place for us to bring our kids too. Special eggplant salad and pork chops were too die for. Thank you Mia Francesca!!
Really good food. Attentive service. Waiter was there but never hovering. Only down side was that tables are jammed together and room was really loud. Seemed like a lot of locals. Really great to allow modification of ingredients. Located close to Briar Theater.
Mia Francesca's is a favorite of mine, my husband's, and son's. They are great to accommodate special requests in the meal as well as for seating. The holiday gift certificate deal is excellent and we would recommend doing that! Buy $100 in gift certificates and get a @25 bonus card to use in January, February & March.
Food and service were superb and reasonably priced. Noise level made conversation very difficult especially for older ears. Would not eat in again but would do take out. The solution would be easy and not all that expensive -- sound absorbing materials on the ceiling and walls. We will check out other Francesca locations to see if any convenient ones provide quieter surroundings.
Last minute res got us a table for three at 8:00 on a Sat night. Place was packed and we were squished into a center room table, but that adds to the fun of this place that’s been around since the 90’s. Cosmos- !!! Food very good. Linguine was perfect as was the sauce, but the meataballs were almost gamey. Took the leftovers home-better the next day. Lively. Fun. A neighborhood staple
Lively atmosphere. Eclectic crowd and amazing delectable pastas. They serve large portions. We had butternut squash tortalacci dont know how to spell! But best ever! Bus people a bit too efficient as they cleared wine that still had some in it. Also kept interrupting great conversation. Thus the 4 star! Still highly recommend as you wont be disappointed in the experience!
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