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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.

3311 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Brunch:
Saturday: 11:30am-3pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
School Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 281-3310

Website:
http://www.miafrancesca.com/locations/profile/mia-francesca-lakeview

Catering:
Full Mia Francesca's Catering menu is available on our website. Please call the restaurant for more details.

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.

Executive Chef:
Jesse Guerra

Additional:
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.

Private Dining

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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Special Occasion (23)
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Authentic (20)
Casual (20)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fun (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Romantic (10)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Business Meals (7)
People Watching (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Stopped here for dinner before Blue Man Group show. Wonderful ambiance, great service and delicious food. And the best part - very reasonable. Strong recommendation!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was great. Some table service was slow, and it was late only a couple of tables with diners. Example: entrees arrived and starter plates hadn't been cleared.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The restraunt was busy and a little louder when we arrived and they offered us a seat in the coach house. Service was quick and the food was delicious. This is my favorite Italian restaurant would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food is always delicious here and the service is friendly and not intrusive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Our server did such a great job helping us pick a wine! The food was excellent. Will be back again.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was only warm when it reached the table.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food, great environment. But unfortunately can't say the same about my server. Lucky she had a great support staff to back her up.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was a very cold day in Chicago. We were seated by the door and was quite chilly when other guests entered. Otherwise a wonderful meal. Great food and service!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious food & friendly staff!! They gave us the cutest baby bib (as we are expecting). Thanks Mia Francesca!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The service was very good, the menu had a nice variety and the food was good but it was just too loud. Not a good place for conversation.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Unpleasant experience. Cook and waiters were screaming at each other. Food was cold. Very disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Reservations were able to be made on line. We were early and allowed to be seated before all arrived.
Food was excellent. Service was attentive and timely w/o being bothersome or pushy.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Mia Francesca's never disappoints! Always a great meal and atmosphere for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was okay. Food was tasty and prepared well and served hot. Service was neglectful. Tables are too close to each other and it’s loud

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The service at Mia Francesca was amazing! Belli was our server and was able to share all the seasonal ingredients on the menu. He helped explain all the choices and make recommendations. The manager was amazing, she was kind and checked in on our meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of my favorites. Always consistent and have been going since 1996.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Enrique was a fabulous waiter. We enjoyed our time there and will come back regularly. My wife is from Italy and we enjoyed the authentic menu and atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was very very loud. The tables are close together so don't go with anyone who has hearing issues. The food was fair, nothing amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

All around excellent! A bit of a cramped space, but workable with everything else so good....food, service, etc.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Another great experience at my favorite neighborhood spot!

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was good but the place is too noisy. Also, a couple nearby us just moved to another table because they couldn’t move. It was very crowded.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A great restaurant but way too many tables very tight very crampeddifgicultvyo have a conversation

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Mia Francesca is perfect for all occasions! It’s like going to the Cheers bar. Everyone knows your name and they do everything possible to make it a memorable evening!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Fun, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Cozy, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Annual Birthday dinner!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Mia Francesca is where we go to eat before a Cubs game! We love the room and the food is always good. As a bonus they have valet parking!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Outstanding place for dinner and drinks. Service is excellent and food is 5 stars and very reasonably priced. Manager David is friendly and eager to make your experience wonderful. Ralph

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Absolutely fantastic meal!! One of our best dining experiences ever!!!

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