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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Nonna's Meatballs, Mozzarella, Marinara
Choice of penne, rigatoni or capellini
Served with Mixed Greens, Balsamic Drizzle
Delicious appetizers and incredibe entrees. We had the halibut puttanesca, chicken giardiniera, chicken fancaise, and everything was delicious. We will return. Our server, Deanna, was outstanding.
Food was amazing! Everything delicious! My only quibble is the seating is a bit close together. But if you don't mind that, a fun and tasty experience.
Francos always provides the best food, drinks, and service!
The food was very good. Our server was busy but saw to our needs. The restaurant was crowded and only one server had a mask on. Portions were large.
Excellent service that was extremely fast, cozy atmosphere, and delicious food at great prices.
Calamari was bitter because it was over cooked. Pan seared Salmon was too salty. The outside table sat near the crossroad and was very noisy
Marisca was a delightful server who was very knowledgeable and friendly. She definitely added to the experience. Now for the food, delicious! We enjoyed the clams, caprese (best mozzarella texture I've ever had) but will get extra basil next time. The spicy pesto pasta had just the right spice and ample prosciutto. My mate finished his chicken marsala, so that speaks volumes. Bread was soft and fresh, just like the parm and oil pairing. Only wish they had a wine night but the per glass list is more than sufficient for a single consumer. This will be my go to taste of Italy. Also patio seating is optimal but I prefer the intimacy of the indoor ambiance.
Hidden gem with great service and a wide selection of Italian dishes including seafood items. Handsome interior. Nice little bar if you want to just get out of the heat and have a cocktail. Highly recommended even if you don’t live in Bridgeport
This is what every old school Italian restaurant strives to be! Such a great environment with excellent service and well prepared dishes!
The food was good but service was slow The doorman insulted the hell of me and my wife. Reservations were made prior too, the place was half empty and the doorman asked if we wanted to eat outside We we’re about to leave but the guy got us seated finally. I failed to mention that it was drizzling outside Probably wouldn’t recommend Waitress was not welcoming neither. But food was good
Good neighborhood Italian restaurant. Service and staff were still getting used to more tables, guests, requests (indoors and outdoors) as things open up, but we're apologetic regarding the slow, sometimes forgetful, service. Food and coziness of the location/inside were worth the evening.
We absolutely loved how hospitable everyone at Franco’s was ( especially Ralph) - we ate outside, had spectacular food and drink, and will definitely be coming back!
Service and food was exceptional
AS Always, Excellent food, Outstanding service, a great place to have dinner.
While it was busy, our server was very attentive and kind. The drinks were delicious, the food was superb, and the environment was quaint and appealing. It was perfect for our trio friend date but would be perfect for a more intimate date or a casual outing. We definitely want to try for the patio next time!
Was very busy but we didn’t even notice. Very attentive and sat outside. Was a beautiful evening and the food as always was amazing
It was a retirement gathering for my husband. The waitress was amazing and food/service outstanding
My mom wanted to go to one of her favorite places for her 90th birthday dinner and Franco’s didn’t disappoint. Everything was on point, the food, the service, the ambiance. The birthday tiramisu was much appreciated. Thank you for making it a very memorable evening!
The food was exceptionally delicious! The server was very attentive. The ambience was calming and pleasant after a challenging day at work.
Outstanding in every way, I will return again and again.
We all enjoyed our meal and will be back. Prices were reasonable and the place is very cute. Pretty standard menu, would’ve liked more vegetarian options but I asked for no prosciutto on something and they had
no problem with that. The cannoli cake was really good! Very pleasant server.
Enjoyed this traditional, no put-on-airs comfortable Italian restaurant
Chicken Giardinara is amazing. Huge portions. Wonderful experience. Lovely service. Just wish our vodka pasta dishes, which were delicious, were served at a hotter temperature. We definitely recommend that you try this neighborhood gem.
Always love Franco’s. They are perceptive of their guests time factors. Some nights we like to eat and go home and other times we like to linger.
Very enjoyable dining experience. Great vibe,food and service.
Franco’s never disappoints! Had a great Mother’s Day day lunch. Service and food were amazing! Love visiting Franco’s!
Had a delicious meal and wonderful service celebrating an Early Mother’s Day Lunch with my Mother. It’s always a great experience whenever we dine in or carry out and we love seeing Frankie (owner) when he makes it a point to stop at the table to check in on us and makes the kids feel special! I highly recommend for anyone who hasn’t been!
Livery quaint plAce with great authentic Italian food and service
This is one of our favorite restaurants!! Never disappointed...whether carryout or dine in.
Food always amazing!!
Especially love veal marsala...risotto daily specials and amazing desserts!
Great food, great service, so nice to be back. Wine list is terrific and moderately priced, food is always good and in extremely generous portions.
Delicious, affordable and authentic Italian cuisine. A classic Chicago restaurant.
Really enjoyed being out again, and enjoyed Francos. We chose it because they are still offering a full menu, unlike many restaurants that only offer limited choices still. Service was good, tables were space enough that we were comfortable. Veal was outstanding, and full bar is always nice.
Not only was the food delicious, but our server was awesome!
Outstanding. Pasta, on point. Service, outstanding. Location, convenient. Overall... a definite date night extravaganza!
Great food always never disappoints, service is great don't pass this restaurant up it's a winner.
Ieeta is awesome! Love the food. The little pipettes with sauce and meatballs was wonderful. Love Franco's
Always a great dining experience. A true neighborhood gem!
I grew up just a few blocks away from Franco’s but this was my first time eating here. Not sure why I waited so long to visit, but so glad I finally did. I had a special, the swordfish with risotto, spinach and tomatoes. It was fantastic! My partner asked for salmon vesuvio and they were able to make it and that was also delicious. The baked clams were perfect. We sat outside on a beautiful night and our experience couldn’t have been better! I can’t wait to go back and try more dishes!
Fabulous food and atmosphere. Best red sauce anywhere! Fresh. Hot bread and wonderful staff. Have been going for 30 years and it never disappoints
From beginning to end the food is amazing & the service impeccable!
You can order delivery directly from Franco's Ristorante using the Order Online button. Franco's Ristorante also offers delivery in partnership with 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 319 OpenTable diners.
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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.