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.View Private Dining Details
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Sunday, May 13, 2018
Excellent restaurant! We were not so hungrey and we ate caeser salad, pasta, desset and coffee. They were so good. Close to the blue man theater.
Good/Fine experience. Good-great service, but everyone's pasta was overcooked and looked like it had sat a while before serving (noodles stuck together, film on sauce). Tasted fine, but nothing special. Just as satisfying as staying home unfortunately. I've dined here a few times and it's always a good standard italian restaurant and has never wildly impressed me. If the pasta wasn't overcooked then I'd come back!
We love the food & dine there often however it is just so crowded. I feel like we are in the middle of multiple people’s conversations because the tables are so close.
Overall great great great.
Would have preferred downstairs seating.
Nice for Saturday brunch! Order the Mimosa carafe. Great value.
The food is absolutely unbeatable in the fresh pasta is the best in the country. Always consistent, always professional, and always accommodating. It’s a great place to have fun with close friends… Not the perfect location for date night or romantic evening as it’s very crowded and loud… But, as myself and others agree… It’s an ambience of eating there as well. The papadelle noodles with the short rib was the best I’ve ever had.
Incredibly loud room. Could hardly hear my date. She had the same issue. Asked for 2 8 oz glasses of wine. Waiter suggested to get a bottle if we might have more. I said no. But he kept pushing the bottle to get the check up.
Very uncomfortable to keep saying no in front of a date. Salmon was great. But I’m never going back. No sound absorbing material in walls or ceiling. Guess the owners want to make it seem busy.
The food was great and we had great service. At least 3 different waiters came to our table and were very attentive.
Terrific place, excellent service and delicious food and beverage. Absolutely fabulous. One of my favorite places in Lakeview.
Love it, amazing food and service. Thanks for a great evening.
I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. I loved the pasta with red sauce.
We go here for family dinner, it’s the best!
The food was great. The bruschetta was amazing!
Always a great spot!
We all thought the food was bad. My sea bass was overcooked
Always solid. We have never left disappointed. Great service and well made drinks. Great specials everyday as well.
Mia Francesca's is a favorite of my family. We had purchased gift cards with $25 bonus cards back in December and this was one of the times we used the $100 gift card plus the bonus card. It provides a good value. My son and I shared the caesar salad and each had the traditional ravioli and both of us enjoyed them. He and I also shared the profiteroles, one of our favorites there. My husband had the Conchiglie alla Carrettiera and loved it.
We went here for a quiet birthday dinner for two. We were seated upstairs, which is fine. However, most of the 2-tops are very close to each other and unfortunately, we had two people next to us who had no concept of "inside voices" and we had to listen to their conversation most of the evening. But, our waiter was great, very attentive and pleasant. Our food was very good. My only desire is I wish there were a couple more pasta items that were prepared without cream. I am lactose intolerant so the choices are a bit limited.
Food and service were exceptional and look forward to dining with Mia Francesca, again. It was a bit noisy early on with good reason, Loyola made it to the final 4 and the game was on.
Great service, excellent food, best neighborhood spot for top-notch, authentic Italian.
Delicious and fresh!
Great pasta and wine for a friends gathering. A little too noisy and "comfy/tight" to be romantic.
I used to live in the neighborhood and come here all the time. Was my first time back after 10 years. Got the lobster pasta special priced at $25. There was barely any lobster or sauce. I eat out a couple a nights a week-this was the worst meal I’ve ever had in terms of value for money. This dish was a joke.
Great! Loved the portion size and the flavor!!
It was extremely noisy. Hard for wait staff to get through tables. Bar patrons kept knocking your chair. Also the noise from the kitchen clanging dishes was out of control.
Could not relax and enjoy my meal. I would not return to this Francesca’s.
I'm a big fan of the Francesca restaurants, but this was not a good experience. It was a beautiful Sunday we went out for brunch. All the other restaurants in the area had waits to be seated, Francesca's was empty, only 1 other table was occupied. The eggs benedict were way over cooked, almost hard boiled. They replaced them without a fuss. The fancy $11 martini was off tasting, undrinkable, but the waiter never noticed that and didn;t ask if there was a problem as to why it hadn't been drunk by the time we left. Overall, very disappointing for 1 of my favorite restaurant groups. I wouldn't go back to this location.
Went on Saturday for a family dinner. Sat a the bar waiting for everyone to arrive and was not hurried to sit down. Food was excellent as always. Only disappointment is they would not make Chicken Marsala due to being so busy. Next time...
While at Hamilton a local couple recommended Mia Francesca for the following night. We were visiting from Alabama and wanted something more "local" and off the tourist path and this was perfect. The staff is very friendly and accommodating from the moment you enter the restaurant. Great drink menu with some fun specialty drinks. We have a lot of Italians in the family so good authentic food is always abundant. Mia Francesca can keep up with the fam!!
Our meal was tasty and our cocktails were nice. But the best part was the customer service. One of our party had a food allergy, and the manager came over and had verified all the ingredients in each course of the meal and made sure to check with her before the plate was prepared. It was really encouraging that they took it so seriously, and it made our friend feel valued.
Delicious food and beverage, great ambiance, excellent service.
Celebrating my Bday with family and seeing the blue man group!
Our server was super friendly and knowledgeable of the menu and his nice recommendations.. he made sure we got to the show on time!
We eat at our Francescas in Saint Charles so I was so glad how consistent you are with the menu!!
I highly recommend your establishment when in Chicago!!
Cheers to amazing customer service! The Fran crew are superstars!!!!!!
We will be back!! And thank you for my bday dessert!!!
We have dinner at Mia Francesca's every couple of months, and generally have been very happy with the food and service. They vary the menu periodically and we've always found something good and sometimes new to order. However, the ambiance, if you are even remotely interested in having a conversation at the table, is terrible. Very noisy around the 6pm hour, which is when we typically like to eat. This time we finished around 7:30 on a Sunday night and noticed that it was a bit quieter then. Also, this Sunday night around 6 brought in younger children (less than 2 yrs) who screamed a lot! When we commented to the receptionist about the noise, she said "yea, people either hate it or love it". Enough said.
Along with four family and friends, I had a very enjoyable experience at Mia Francesca. We celebrated the 25th anniversary of the opening of the restaurant, at the original restaurant on Clark St in Chicago. Very friendly and helpful wait staff added to the very positive experience. The food was excellent. Because of the anniversary celebration, the prices on the entrees were more than reasonable (equivalent to the prices of 25 years ago), the speed of the service was very good, and the atmosphere was lively. This is my second time at Mia's on Clark, and there will be more. My friends said that was one of the best meals they ever had enjoyed.
We went for an early dinner with our 12 yr old son. They sat us in the coach house so it was nice and quiet. The food was reliable as always at Mia's. Our server was attentive but not overbearing.
Loud space, tight space, but perfect Italian vibe! Good it great. Servers are so nice!
Don’t go if you are looking for a quiet, private vibe.
Good food and good service. Was a bit disappointed with the portion size on the veal, but besides that had a pleasant experience.
We have been dining at Mia Francesca’s since 1993 - the early days! Went for a valentine’s Dinner and while it was easy to get and change our reservation, the atmosphere was just so so. We were seated upstairs (never even knew they had this option) and it just wasn’t the same ambiance as downstairs. The lighting and decor was just average. It felt like an afterthought. Service was excellent. My husband loved his meal, mine wasn’t my favorite I’ve had there but was solid. I was a bit disappointed unfortunately- but mostly in the atmosphere.
Delicious food, excellent service.
Amazing cheese ravioli and beef carpaccio
One of our all times favorites. We had our wedding reception upstairs. Love the food and the service! Always great!