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Franco's Ristorante

4.8
259 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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Franco's Ristorante is the perfect combination of old world Italian classics and your new favorite pasta dishes. We've been around for over 27 years and have perfected our craft. Some of our most famous dishes include whipped ricotta tuffo, sausage and peppers, eggplant parmigiana and gnocchi.

Our great food and atmosphere helped us earn the honor of being named the Chicago Reader's 2016 "best place for a cheap date" and "best local restaurant."

You will be wowed when you step inside our bright, airy and modern restaurant. You can enjoy a drink at our new marble-topped bar or cozy up to tables with bright red-leather chairs and banquettes in the dining room. In the summer we are happy to offer outdoor seating that allows dogs.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 259 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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4.8
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ecks
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed

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vipDoctorChicago
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Service, fantastic Meatballs along with a Great Sausage and Peppers, Onions dish. The Cannoli Dip was delicious. Quality food that makes it a cut above the rest.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very intimate for a sweetest day dinner

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LOB1955
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent meal in outdoor patio. Server was a delight and cocktails and wine very good.

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vipBekiD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best baked Clams ever!! The atmosphere sublime! Tasty 🍷 My new favorite Italian Bistro! We’ll definitely be back! Thanks for an awesome lunch!

JD
vipJoyD
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

KM
KristenM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, fantastic wine bottle prices!!! A number of options at $22/bottle!

JD
JD47
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience as always.

JD
vipJoyD
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was great

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MayraL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, fresh, authentic Italian restaurant. Usually has a wine special. Intimate spot great for dates or couples.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francos is always great!

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terra
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try it. If you like Italian food, you will LOVE it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting authentic food! Will most definitely return!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration for our son who lives locally!

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DominiqueD
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the service and food. Overall love this place will be back soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was so nice out. Our waiter was beyond attentive despite having many tables. Tre food was amazing as usual. I can never get enough of Francos and driving from Orland Park for some pasta is so worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing we loved our waitress Monica she made us feel comfortable and was a joy to chat with. Food was delicious

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vipDonnaM
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service as always!

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debb
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Food and service is always great. Nice neighborhood feeling.

MB
MelB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had never been to Franco's before and was very pleased. It was very quiet because of Covid19, but the servers were very attentive, food was scrumptious, and they offer some nice wines and digestifs! Fun Italian ambience and old photos too. Very enjoyable!

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vipLivingLargeonTaylorSt
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Franco’s twice. The first time, we had such a good experience that I was eager to go back. The second time was just as good! The food never disappoints and the service is consistently competent and friendly.

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vipRobDargel
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a good experience at Franco's!! The servers are efficient and considerate and the food is always excellent!

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

Great service

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vipDonnaM
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service! One of my favorite places!

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JeanneF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Never a bad meal! You need to try Franco’s

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Rainbow
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Great value. Love it everytime I visit

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PhilipD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good selection of wine, great customer service.

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Faith120
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The place is nice, clean and quite, very quaint. Service was excellent, food was great, nice and hot. I definitely would recommend it.

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vipJoannH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our visit to Francos, and we were very pleased with the excellent food and service. I would highly recommend the grilled calamari.
Enjoyed dining outdoor.

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

love it ! fav spot

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KassieB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful and kind staff! Good food, authentic and yummy. But the staff and ambience really made it the best. My kids loved it too!

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vipLuv2dinet
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always good!!!

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viptiffanys
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a rainy night and it was perfect!!! Had a couple glasses of Whispering Angels, some past and I was set!!!! My favorite Italian place in the city

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vipSamanthaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was super accommodating and helpful when we were seated on that patio, as outdoor seating was the only option in phase 3, and it started raining. We had a party of 6 and they were very patient and attentive to us when we were able to sit back down after the rain. Food was great.

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KimberlyV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always!

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Brendan
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. The specials were delicious and the outdoor seating was lovey.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally having the ability to eat out was wonderful. Add great good and fantastic service and makes for a perfect Saturday. The pork chop is off the chain!!

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vipFireball
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always and simply the best. Great food and superb service. The staff here is amazing.

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vipNolagirl
Dallas
149 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite spots in the city! Ieeta is fabulous! Love everything I have ever eaten here, especially chicken gardiniera

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Franco's Ristorante using the Order Online button. Franco's Ristorante also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Franco's Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 225-9566.

Franco's Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 259 OpenTable diners.

Franco's Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/francos-ristorante/giftcards?utm_source=opentablelist&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=opentablelistcampaign.

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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