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Francesca's on Chestnut

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200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2356 (Michigan Ave)
We are accessible via the Chicago red line stop as well as the 151, 145, 146 and 147 Chestnut & Michigan CTA bus stop.
312-482-8800
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Relaxing, Great Food , Good Value!

In February a group of ten went to Francesca's on a Sunday night for dinner. The atmosphere is fine and comfortable. The service, food and wine was very good and at a reasonable price point. The "Skate" was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed by a few at our table that had never had the opportunity to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Thomas T
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

In February a group of ten went to Francesca's on a Sunday night for dinner. The atmosphere is fine and comfortable. The service, food and wine was very good and at a reasonable price point. The "Skate" was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed by a few at our table that had never had the opportunity to have it. The service was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you're not traveling solo, this is a great place to get a very good deal. Food is amazing and served in large portions. You can easily split a dish among 2-3 people. Also- they have great GF options and actually know how to cook pasta. Would highly recommend their Italian sausage pasta as well as their calamari appetizer.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a very good meal, great service, and a lovely ambience at this restaurant. Very nice. I would definitely recommend, and will return if I'm in Chicago.

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Baraboo
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Thanks to our hotel staffs recommendation, we chose to have dinner at Francesca's last night and we were so glad we did. I love salmon and my roasted salmon with wild mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, and a leek cream sauce was one of the best dishes I have ever had. My better half thoroughly enjoyed her roasted Mahi Mahi with calamari,... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My wife and I chose this restaurant off the list of recommended restaurants provided by our nearby hotel. We chose well! The service was attentive and personal. The drinks were interesting and tasty. The menu had a blend of standards with plenty of more unusual offerings to entice. My wife and I enjoyed an excellent meal, and it did not... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had dinner at Francesca's the week-end before Christmas. We had reservations and were seated true to our designated time. The food and service were excellent. Our only complaint was the noise level! It was very hard to hear anyone other than the person sitting next to you. The restaurant was very busy, as I would hope it would be,... More 

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Granger, IN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Found this cozy place looking on Yelp for an Italian restaurant near The Drake where we were staying. A quick 5 minute walk just a few blocks away. Had rezzies and arrived a little early and they tried to cram us into one of those little 2 tops that are literally 6 inches away on either side of another 2... More 

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Dixon, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We arrived at this restaurant at 3:15 and our food arrived at 4:30. With only two tables ahead Of us, we were curious as to what had happened. Lo and behold, the chef had lost our order according to the waiter. Our recompense, tiramisu. Because we had paid with gift cards--too bad. Think twice before you frequent this restaurant!

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IL
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103 reviews 103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We understood that the waiting list for reservations was several months, but our hotel concierge got us right in for Saturday night reservations during a busy holiday weekend. The service was very helpful, food came quickly and was very good. the house salad was especially a great treat! I had the chef's pasta special of spinach fettucini with a ball... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Prompt friendly service for carryout. Delicious spinach ravioli. Portion size a little small for the price. Fudge lava cake with pistachio gelato was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2356
    (Michigan Ave)
  • Public Transportation: We are accessible via the Chicago red line stop as well as the 151, 145, 146 and 147 Chestnut & Michigan CTA bus stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-482-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Francesca's on Chestnut staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?