Franconello Italian Restaurant

4.6
126 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Visit Franconello's for Italian dining at its finest! We serve all homemade appetizers, entrees, and desserts. We specializes in 2 inch center cut pork chops, Sausage Franconello style, and pastas, including homemade gnocchi. Among the dessert specialties are tiramisu, cannoli dip, carrot cake, and gelato.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 126 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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WilliamS
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic neighborhood fine dining. Excellent service and the food is always on point.

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seowag
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, wonderful.
Very impressed with this restaurant.

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vipSheilaS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Kind of noisy

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vipMelissaF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with delicious food and terrific service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic place to dine in. The service was amazing and the food was magnificent! We will definitely be coming back soon.

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Mickey
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been back here since our 25th wedding anniversary celebration with our family after renewing our vows.
The hostess & manager & waitress were very accommodating & caring about the table reserved for our wheelchair access.
The veal Marsala was thee best I ever had. My friend hadthee same entree & agreed. The men had manicotti & shrimp pasta dish which they enjoyed. The service was excellent.

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vipJeff
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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vipHappy
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Our server was horrible. He serviced the table next to us amazing but didn't provide the same level of service for us. We had to ask several times for silver ware to eat out food on which he came back upset with the silverware.

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JacquelineA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was extraordinary. Service was friendly and efficient. Very pretty restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere. I will definitely return and will definitely order the spaghetti and meatballs again.

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SolClan
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for our daughters Birthday. Food and service were good. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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vipdelishdiva
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We started with the shrimp casa and it was delicious. 6 nice sized shrimp in a garlicky breading. Our entrees- cheese tortellini and salmon Picatta were perfectly & seasoned. The Pinot noir was ok, not sure of the label as wine by the glass was not on the menu. We were disappointed that the rooftop seating was closed on a beautiful night. The atmosphere is okay for groups- the ringing phone & bar tv was distracting. It was an anniversary dinner and we would have preferred a quieter setting and had requested the rooftop when we made the reservation. We will likely return but it wasn’t the special evening we had hoped for.

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JimD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Italian Food.

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Judyq
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

excellant food, outdoor patio lovely but they shut off the music half way thru dinner and had only 2 tables of customers but one waiter which we hardly saw and had to help ourselves with water and food containers.

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vipDanover
Chicago
255 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was OK, Service was below the normal level, Need to beef up the staff

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Regina
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The bow tie pasta in vodka sauce was very good. I ordered a side of meatball and it was gigantor size, so needless to say I had enough food for lunch the next day. My fiancé had the chicken Vesuvio and it had a great flavor. It came with potatoes but he would have preferred if they had also added peas.

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vipGFPanko
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meals at Franconello’s. They even offered gluten free options and our server understood the menu and which items would taste best with the gf changes. Service was wonderful. A little pricey, but food was plentiful and very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good fast friendly service and good food we will be back thank you!

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jinniej
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is really nice I love the fact that we have a rooftop restaurant in the neighborhood but you all need to upgrade like a elevator a intercom so you can let people know they have you blocked in in the parking lot

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MJMF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Juan, was very attentive and gave us the best dining experience. The food was cooked to perfection and was exactly what we wanted for dinner!

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GlennB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food
Incredible service
Incredible atmosphere
INCREDIBLE value
Incredible experience
Incredible
We will be back
We will be regulars
Special thanks to Marsha for her hard work and making us feel like part of the family

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DarrylJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

The food was excellent but our waitress was very unskilled with an attitude, she charged us for a drink that was canceled and after debating on it she brought the check back and double charged us for our meals , after debating the charges again she grabbed her purse and walked out the door (literally), she did not return my credit card or the receipt which no staff could find until over an hour later so I had the bank cancel my card , it was such unprofessionalism by everyone involved including the manager and a big inconvenience. Maybe she was having a bad day but the situation could have been handled and settled by not charging me and apologizing, it’s to bad that one person can ruin a business relationship and your thought of ever coming back to support them especially in light of a pandemic going on and businesses closing and the thought of another shutdown.

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KarenE
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Everything tastes very fresh. This is our third time dining here and we are excited to have an Italian Restaurant in the neighborhood. It would be nice to offer live Jazz during the summer on the rooftop. An elevator would be nice as well.

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vipDanover
Chicago
256 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's a great way too spend an evening...the food and service and rooftop seating is the best....Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Hostess was not friendly or helpful but our server was amazing .

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vipAsiaW
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress and the food was great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners, best eggplant Parmesan ever.
Would recommend Franconello’s to anyone. I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. Got to try the grilled pork chop. The staff couldn't have treated me any better.

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DonaldJ
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service...nothing more needs to be said.

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IsaacM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, have the best time always. Service, food, everything is great

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best italiano restaurata! Perfetto! Amore!

Great restaurant for a date or brunch. Rooftop has amazing view.

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raymondschw
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really, really enjoyed the food! So fresh and tasty.

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KirkV
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and great service from Rebecca.
Will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem in the neighborhood! They have the best calamari app! Delish and the $5 martinis were excellent! Entrees were delish…yummy. Giant portions- you won’t be disappointed.

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vipChicagomyhometown
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening outside on the roof deck, enjoying a delicious italian meal, listening to relaxing classic standards, and being served by the friendliest people. Very enjoyable!

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vipcvon
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere as much as the food. The service is always great and never rush you. The wine list is also very good.

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MargaretM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and service was wonderful our server Samatha was fantastic!The restaurant is very cute with nice music in background

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vipKC70
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Only customers in the restaurant at the time. Seemed odd.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food always

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vipKiko
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

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Belinda
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. Old school ambiance. The food was amazing. I had the salmon. Well cooked. My friend had the chicken Parmesan. Big portions. Really great establishment! Will definitely come again

FAQs

Franconello Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 881-4100.

Franconello Italian Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 126 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.