Franconello Italian Restaurant

4.7
77 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 77 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing however it beat us up at night. The sauce from the meatball, chicken primavera, ravioli and spaghetti (marinara type sauce) gave us so much indigestion! However it did taste amazing. The place is small making you feel oyster tight. (Opt for a booth) The service was good but to bring our drinks was a lag 15-20 minutes for a bottle of barbera and to clean a spill took 15 minutes. We would definitely return but would stay away from the sauce! Take your antacids before visiting! Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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RavenN
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our Mother's Day here. Only complaint was that I didn't get a refill on water.

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Leti
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience for lunch on Sunday. The staff was outstanding as well as the food! It was our first time at Franconello's and we love it! We will definitely be returning. We are so impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waitress needed to be trained

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vipDanover
Chicago
250 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very crowded enjoying themselves. We requested reseating to comply with social distancing. Overall, very good/

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CookieR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend there and their were astounded that every morsel-bite of food from beginning to end; appetizer, main meal to dessert was EXCELLENT. The food is Excellent and I would and my friend will certainly come back. The service was also Excellent. Our server was very friendly and attended to every need, the bus boys were also very pleasant and at our beckon call. This restaurant deserves a 10 from a scale of 1-5, beyond all you can expect. Awesome, excellent Italian food.

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MariellenK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful owners and management. Great service.

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Food
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great! Food was great! All of staff and bartenders were great!

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noreenm
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always the best! best service , food, atmosphere and always best bartender!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother and I went out to this place, probably had the best filet mignon i’ve ever tasted.

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BobC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great surprise on the Southside (I am from the Western Suburbs). The place made me feel like I was eating in Oak Brook. Very nice. Good wine prices too.

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Seven
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it especially the spicy pasta, will come back!

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vipcvon
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service.

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vipMP7699
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are going back now that some Covid restrictions are lifted. It’s still very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service made for a fantastic evening! I love this place they never disappoint!

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vipChicagomyhometown
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, go you will not be disappointed!

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SPCP2
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Rebecca was our server, it was our first time there. Her recommendations were perfect. We will definitely return and it is close to home. Keep up the good work!

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vipfox1979
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Franconello and we’ll definitely be back. The food was outstanding and our server, Rebecca, was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Chicken Parm and a Martini what else do you need!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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KaymiaP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love it here! Thumbs up to the chef as well as the servers.

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IvanC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I had a belated Valentines dinner. I ordered a New York strip and she ordered the chicken Vesuvio. We both enjoyed our meal very much we also tried the fried calamari and their drinks were good. The service was great. However I do feel like the prices for the food items were a bit high we could’ve easily had the same experience in downtown and spend around the same amount of money.

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Sandy
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best authentic Italian restaurant ever! The food is amazing, place is so clean and the service is excellent!

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vipktaylor5774
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful romantic atmosphere. Just me and the hubby. Wonderful wait staff. Would go again. 😀

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vipJeff
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great atmosphere.

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noreenm
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wxcellent! Best service, ambiance and friendly staff!! Marcia the bartender is the best! Makes you feel so welcome and best martinis!! Can"t wait to go again soon!

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in with another couple on a Saturday afternoon at 1pm. No problem with social distancing. Service was excellent, waiter made a great choice for our wine. Appetizers and entrees were delicious. We have been going here for years and will continue to do so!

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Sandy
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a gem within our neighborhood. Screams AUTHENTIC!! The food was so delicious! Everything from appetizers to dessert! The service by far excited our expectations. Came with a friend and plan to bring the hubby for a date and let other friends know of this place. The restaurant was extremely clean and saw they take every precaution necessary to sanitize and make us feel comfortable. We have to support our neighborhood businesses and plan to be a returning cutsomer.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was wonderful! The staff was nice and friendly. Everyone had on masks. It was nice and clean in ALL areas. The food was absolutely amazing!!! The atmosphere was perfect for me. We will be returning. This spot is a gem.

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Ricardo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was delicious great wine selection too
Will be back!

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RayAg
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Quick and friendly service and enough space to move around the dining area during these COVID times. Tried a special but should’ve stuck to my regular, the grilled pork chop.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, huge portions, and good service as always.
It seemed our table was quite close to the table seated next to us and for COVID that was disappointing. Otherwise, excellent as usual with lots of delicious leftovers.

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KathleenO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant, delicious food, tasty adult beverages.

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TasteTesters
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great to be out after 8 months. Good food, customer service, large portions, and good environment.

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vipMP7699
Chicago
120 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on the roof on a very pleasant Sunday afternoon. Everything was very good. Service was great!

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LewisC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best food i have had in a long time.i would recommend this restaurant to anyone with out reservation.simply excellent!

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vipnkeithf
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight!

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Winelover
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spinach ravioli with basil cream sauce and goat cheese was out of this world!!! Service and ambiance great, loved the roof patio. Would suggest offering wines by the glass other than house wines. Really wanted a glass of Conundrum but couldn’t drink a whole bottle.

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Therese
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night!! Would highly recommend food was fabulous!

FAQs

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

Franconello Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 77 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.