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Francesca's Bryn Mawr

1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660-4631
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Ranked #873 of 8,419 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $21 - $30
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kenmore
Transit: Just steps from the Red Line's Bryn Mawr Station and from the 147 and 151 bus routes on Sheridan Avenue.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Three of us had lunch here, and all the food was delicious. They have an extensive gluten free menu including gluten free pasta dishes, and I am most appreciative. The lunch special is a great deal, although I can't remember the exact price since I didn't pay! I think it was $13.00 for three courses: soup or salad, main course... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I been here first time at Wednesday evening with my family. We try few different pastas and all of it was really good. But we don't like soups. If you near by this place you should try this! ;)

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Was visiting Chicago for the first time and staying nearby. This place was recommended by our hosts and I'm glad we went there. While the area around is a bit sleepy, this place was still packed at 9pm on a Friday night. Sat at the bar and had dinner. The bar service was slow but the bartender was really friendly... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I love this place ! It's conveniently located right off the bryn mawr redline stop. I haven't had a bad meal here yet ! I love that their menu changes frequently allowing you to try multiple dishes with each visit. Tonight I had the Conchiglie pasta with Spinach ricotta cheese. It was delicious and very filling ! Highly recommend for... More 

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283 restaurant reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I went to Francesca's Bryn Mawr for a large rehearsal dinner, and overall, I thought the food was fine, but nothing overly special. There was a cocktail hour beforehand, with basically no-label wines like "Boom Boom Syrah." What kind of restaurant even stocks such a wine, especially at an Italian restaurant where they pride themselves on Italian wines? When we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I've dined at this and other Francesca restaurants. I'm not exactly certain why -- if its the food or the service or a combination of the two that makes it my favorite of all the Francesca restaurants. The menu is a monthly one, but they usually offer daily specials as well. I generally recommend that because the pasta sizes tend... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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150 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had a large group who ate at this restaurant last night and it was absolutely amazing. I've eaten at a number of the Francesca restaurants and this is, by far, the best one I have been to. I ate the veal scaloppini milanese and it was tender, flavorful and balanced. My wife had their spagetti with vodka tomato sause.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I love Francesca's. The staff are friendly and attentive but not overbearing; my favorite server always is welcoming and hospitable.. The atmosphere is elegant but not stuffy. The oil and herb that they have at the table for the bread is addicting. Monday nights offer one if the best specials around - prix fixe 3 course dinner for $25 with... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Met up for dinner with family. The restaurant has a hand written menu that changes every month. Not a ton of selection 4 of us chose different kinds of pasta and it was good. My mother and brother In law got half a chicken on a plate it looked juicy but without any sides looked boring and my nephew got... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

On Monday nights, you can order any appetizer/salad, almost any main course and any dessert on the menu for $25.00, My main course, a generous piece of fish and grilled asparagus, was $21.99. The food was excellent. There were four of us, each had different selections, and we all loved our food. The carpaccio was a generous portion, the roasted... More 

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Additional Information about Francesca's Bryn Mawr

Address: 1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660-4631
Phone Number: 773-506-9261
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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