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Francesca's on Chestnut

200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2356 (Near North Side)
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Ranked #289 of 8,288 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Near North Side
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Michigan Ave
Transit: We are accessible via the Chicago red line stop as well as the 151, 145, 146 and 147 Chestnut & Michigan CTA bus stop.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ordered pasta for 50 guests. Process was easy, food was delivered hot and on time. My guests raved about the food. As a party planner it doesn't get better than this. I've also enjoyed family meals at the restaurant. Love the food. Waiters are attentive and knowledgeable. But it can be noisy when crowded so don't plan on having a... More

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Wells, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Lovely atmosphere, it was quite lively on my most recent visit. The food is reasonably priced and nicely portioned. The service is friendly an attentive!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I eat here twice a month, usually after a movie or some other activity. Although just a block off Michigan Avenue, the crowd is mostly locals. Adventurous appetizers and salads, with a good selection of pastas. Main courses consist of a couple fish dishes, roasted chicken, other chicken preparations, and beef, lamb, and/or veal. Portions are more... More

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Willemstad, Curacao
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

After walking around Chicago the whole day we were very hungry and looking for a place to eat. We had heard from a local that if we liked Italian food we had to go to Francesca's on Chesnut. Well, she was right. I had pasta with seafood and my friend ordered gnocchi. Both were very tasty. Also friendly staff. I... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our group of friends enjoyed dinner here Friday so we decided to come back Sunday. We should've tried another place. My friend's dinner was not what she ordered and the waitress acknowledged that what my friend ordered was out two hours ago after she tried to pass off another version of the gnocchi. The waitress apologized and said my friend... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here on Sat. He got she'll pasta with ham, mushrooms and peas in a get cream sauce. And I got penne with grilled eggplant in a red sauce. Both were fabulous! The service was excellent and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. With a bottle of wine, our check was around $60.... More

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Angmering, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

A great Italian restaurant hidden away with a lively atmosphere. We went to Francesca's and had a fantastic evening with our friends. The welcome was warm and the service incredibly prompt and friendly. The food was excellent and I recommend the tilapia which was exquisite, the portions are generous and reasonably priced for a centrally located restaurant. They have an... More

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Delta, BC
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Centrally located but the setting seems rather tired, and the food just ok. Given the number of restaurants in this area, I recommend trying somewhere else.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Francesca's on Chestnut is located behind Water Tower Place, so it's very convenient to the delights of Michigan Avenue shopping but a world away from all the hustle and bustle. I had a late lunch on my own; I was one of only two tables in the restaurant at that time. The service was friendly and attentive, and the food... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We met family here one evening and it was an enjoyable meal. The Italian food selections were delicious. Everyone ordered different things but all were very pleased with their selections. Nice wine and beer selections too.

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Additional Information about Francesca's on Chestnut

Address: 200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2356
Phone Number: 312-482-8800
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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