Mia Francesca

4.8
2459 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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vipAllisonB
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mia has been one of my favorites for years. I’ve always loved their patio, and it’s been upgraded with an attractive wooden wall since I was there last. They’re doing a great job with the COVID safety protocols while still making the dining experience feel as “normal” and enjoyable as possible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on back patio w/heaters. Food and service are always consistently good!

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Melanie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to this restaurant all the time and this may have been my favorite experience. The tables were super spaced out, our waiter was awesome, and we couldn’t stop talking about how good the pasta was the entire time we were eating. Cannot wait to eat here again!

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DebbieL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service we love the people that work there so we keep coming back

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vipcooljazz69
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really missed Francesca’s when the one on Taylor Street closed. Went to this one, the original, on Clark Street just to have the food again while we could eat outside. The inside bustle and loudness is gone with the table separation required. And the patio was overly dark because of a lighting problem. But the food was just as tasty as ever. No one does carpaccio like Francesca’s. And our service was top notch, friendly, and respectful of the health restrictions. We still miss Taylor Street, the wonderful people there, and jazz Thursdays. But it’s nice to still have a Francesca’s open.

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vipBLT65
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Very disappointed. I’ve had better food, better service, and better value here. Mia might be losing it.

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BrettK
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal, and the service was great. The lighting was a little too bright. Th noise level was totally fine. We really had a good time and will be back. Soon.

Mia Francesca
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you for the review, Brett! We have had the lighting adjusted in the room that you dined in, so the brightness will not be a problem the next time you visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipCeciliaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the start, our dining experience was excellent. Our interaction with the hostess was great- seating 7 of us (one couple and a family of 5 including 3 kids) with the COVID restrictions in place was tricky, but they accommodated us perfectly and without a hitch. Ellyn was our waitress and she was absolutely charming, attentive, and did everything she could to go above and beyond. The recommended burrata appetizer was fantastic and my wife couldn't stop raving about the steak carpaccio but the way the staff responded - providing a free tiramisu dessert, a round of limoncello for the adults, and even removed an item from the bill was incredible! We look forward to our next dining experience at Mia Francesca!

Mia Francesca
Responded on October 23, 2020

Thank you for the great review Cecilia! I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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AmandaL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad meal here. The food is always good and reasonably priced, the atmosphere is comfortable and causal, the service is friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francisco was the best! Had an amazing time

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vipMichaelC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, a great deal on an exceptional bottle of wine (Kistler) and exceptional service. Hard to pull that off in our current COVID environment. Well done, and thank you!

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vipLincolnParkFrequentDiner
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food, and happy hour is exceptional. Patio tables a little too close together. Not so much a social distancing concern, as too many conversations all next to each other. Wait staff was very attentive at the start, but by the end of the meal it was difficult to get the check. However, a very pleasant place with good staff and delicious appies.

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Cnair613
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great ambiance and delicious food.

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vipclm75321
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The pasta was amazing and I have never tasted mine stone soup that was as good as the special soup that night. Enjoyed eating in the coach house with a fire of the back yard and fresh air coming in.

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Cindy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Mia for the great food, ambience and service. ❤️

Mia Francesca
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks for the great review Cindy! See you soon!

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vipVisitor
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We arrived late on a sunday evening (last seating) and received excellent service while seated in their outdoor courtyard. The ambiance was terrific and the food was great. The calamari was a good starter, followed by a delicious lobster pasta special and Rigatoni alle Verdure with added shrimp. Finishing off with a glass of homemade limoncello capped off a delicious evening. Will definitely be returning

Mia Francesca
Responded on September 21, 2020

So glad you enjoyed our patio oasis! Thanks for the great review and we look forward to seeing you again!

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vipJulieO
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and quaint outdoor seating!

Mia Francesca
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks for the great review Julie!

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vipGraceK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my parents anniversary here. They let us sit by each other at separate tables (per the 6 per party city rule.). Great food and they surprised us with a champagne toast and cake to celebrate!

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Jojo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour, Mon-Thu, 3pm-5pm is the best! Select items from the menu at great value, and same delicious flavors. Amazing drinks for $6!

Mia Francesca
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for the great review Jojo! We'll see you next time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious

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vipHilaryF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a lovely brunch with a friend. I was put at ease immediately with their COVID precautions (hand sanitizer upon entering, taking my temperature, all staff wearing masks and tables socially distant). The service was impeccable and their food delicious (as always). I was incredibly impressed with how they have adapted to our new dining landscape and thrived.

Mia Francesca
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for the great review Hilary! I'm so glad to hear that you feel safe dining with us :)

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LamarDi
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Good for and drinks. Definitely worth the price. Will be back.

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vipJR34134
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service at Mia Francesca is always terrific and extremely reliable. Our go-to place in Chicago.

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viphansl
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food never disappoints. The beef carpaccio is outstanding. They are doing a great job with social distancing.

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Hedge
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, service and ambiance. Appreciated the generous birthday dessert.

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vipsmjs
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and Italian cuisine was truly outstanding!

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Reese
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, Service was Amazing. Everything all around was top notch. We will be back!

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Cindy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food, atmosphere and service. One of our favorite places in downtown Chicago. . . For over 25 years. And in a Covid environment, the quality has NOT suffered like many other restaurants. PS: We felt safe (with enforced mask and social distancing) and everything was consistently being sanitized.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a terrific dinner experience. Delicious food, friendly service - highly recommended!

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vipKurtsworld
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for many years. Always a great meal with exceptional service!

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vipJoseph
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waiter, Altobelli, was very good and attentive. Food very good. Will come back

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EricO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service & food was excellent. Looking forward to going back.

Mia Francesca
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thank you for the review, Eric!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, felt safe as they are tollowing social distancing and sanitizing procedures

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LorieM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always

Mia Francesca
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thank you for the review, Lorie!

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Risotto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I know we are in the midst of a Pandemic, and I genuinely must state how grateful I am to be able to dine anywhere, so thank you to all the folks that are working in these challenging times.

That being said, if you are going to be open, do not serve food like that. We had the Risotto with Mushrooms and I can state that by far it was one of the worst things I have ever eaten in a restaurant. It was so bad we stopped our meal and decided to smoke and drink wine for the rest of the evening.

The Tiramisu was very good, the wine was average, the court yard is nice, the service was solid.

I will never dine here again.

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vipsfdr
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tables were far apart, cleaned properly, waiters and busboys masked, food very good. Could not have asked for more.

Mia Francesca
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thank you for the review! We are so glad to hear that you feel safe dining with us! :)

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vipMarJo
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

Mia Francesca
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thank you for the great review!

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BarryL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went because of their gluten free menu. I didn’t know they had outdoor seating. Bonus!

Mia Francesca
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thank you for the review, Barry! We love our patio oasis too!

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vipLSM1
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here. Always great food and service!

Mia Francesca
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thank you for the review! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience!

Mia Francesca
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thank you for the great review! :)

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Mia Francesca is rated 4.8 stars by 2459 OpenTable diners.

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