Mia Francesca

4.8
2509 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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 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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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mels
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has been special to us for many years. We decided to celebrate out 25th Anniversary there and the staff made the night very special. Our visit started with 2 glasses of complimentary Prosecco. The food and staff was reliably exceptional. Our meal ended with a complimentary candle-topped dessert. Thank you to Mia Francesca for making our evening so special. We can't wait to come back!

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GayleK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The original Mia Francesca on Clark Street has always held a special place in my heart. The service is always great, the food ridiculously delicious, hot, and fresh, and the atmosphere, great. Boisterous and fun.

COVID has been hard on all Chicago restaurants, including this classic, so if you can go dine there, do so! It never disappoints. And if you do go, TIP YOUR SERVER WELL!

bon apetit!

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vipIwus
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding as always. Mia Francesca never disappoints!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mia Francesca never disappoints! It’s just the quintessential city spot to me, charming, delicious and inviting. We were 20 minutes late to our mothers Day dinner (kids amiright?) and they were still so accommodating snd understanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love love love this place!

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FranciscoL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mia Francesca offers great pastas and great chicken romano.

The drinks were delicious. Nice and smooth.

Great place to have a romantic dinner.

Desserts are awesome.

Chef is great.

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Lovetoeat
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I split a great bottle of Italian red wine suggested by our waiter. We started with a salad that was so fresh and topped w yummy bleu cheese.
Next was a scallop appetizer that was perfectly browned & delicious.
Our entree was a seafood pasta that was Devine.
Our server was outstanding ! Very moderately priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. I had the Rigatoni Del Pastore, which was very good. The scallops in the Linguini All’arelccino were better than many coastal seafood restaurants. Our friend eats gluten free and also found many great options on their gluten free menu. E will definitely go back. In want to try so many of their other dishes.

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marinelac
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food very good, the portion size was just the right, the bread is to die for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

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AndrewR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was spotty and back door open which made room drafty and chilly. Service was like pulling teeth but the food was good.

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vipJamesP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice experience. It was our anniversary, and our waiter made it a very special evening with his extra attention. The tiramisu he brought us was the best ever!

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vipFoodyGirl
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdone yourself! Excellent seafood and pizza preparations. Always fresh, delicious. Outstanding

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Redhead48
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try to get to this restaurant whenever we are in town. Love the food and the way it feels like a family.

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vipSarajo
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine were amazing!!

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Feast3
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service is not as good as it used to be
Miss crime brûlée

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food wasn’t great and our waiter wasn’t the best. Prob won’t go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Mia Francesca. The food is outstanding and the wait staff are the nicest I’ve ever encountered. Cheers to Mia Francesca.

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ArmandoP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Highly recommended.

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vipSHAWNY
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very loud!!!!

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vipJR34134
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our neighborhood go to place. Truly consistent, with great food & service. Post-Covid expansion of menu means that all of the culinary selections that have made Mia Francesca a gem are back in order. Highly recommended.

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BorisM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good to come back -- food was Fresh and Tasty (just as I remember) and service was excellent!

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vipMike
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Patio

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KathleenL
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service wonderful environment and exceptional food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I’ve dined here for 20 years. It used to be outstanding. The service and food quality has gotten worse each time I’ve dined recently. Food was cold. Waiter was poor. Hostess was great, as she served our entrees and took our second drink order. Hope they can get back to the food quality and superior service experience of years past. Otherwise, I will never return.

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Dani
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was impeccable.

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MickW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Wrong type of music and too loud
Food outstanding but noise level hurts

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vipMurph
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious! Our waiter was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the menu and the restaurant week specials. We had a great time.

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Agc1
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!

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viplakeview72
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Our server was really nice but one of our appetizers took over 30 minutes to come out and food overall was room temperature at best.

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KIMJ
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was good food, priced well. I would dine here again

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal. Very Covid-19 safe.

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vipSHAWNY
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Order your appetizers first and finish it before placing your main dish. Our appetizer came then our main dishes 5 minutes later. We couldn’t enjoy our appetizers and feel rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and our server Ellen was great

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Chimomof3
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Out celebrating our niece’s birthday and had a nice night. We shared fried calamari and burrata appetizers and I ordered the asparagus and artichoke ravioli for dinner. They were all delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Waitress brought out mango cheesecake on the house in celebration of our niece and that was SO good. Always a staple for our family.

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vipJanW
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 of us had a delightful dinner with marvelous food and wine. Our waitress was lovely.
Everything was great.

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RichardL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my son's wedding. First time. Won't be the last. Mussels, shrimp appetizer and salmon were all so delicious. The staff comped thier scrumptious tiramisu, and sent the newlyweds home with a split of champagne. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipgocubsgo
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Branzino was delicious ; cocktails wonderful and service first rate .... friends lasagne was so good too

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vipJimo2l
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food, service, and atmosphere. Simply one of my favorite restaurants in the city.

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Feast3
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

So glad you brought back creme brûlée!!!

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Mia Francesca does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Mia Francesca is rated 4.8 stars by 2509 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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