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Francesca's Bryn Mawr

1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660-4631
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Ranked #753 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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85% Recommend
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English first
Round Rock, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 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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Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Visiting friends in the Andersonville neighborhood for the weekend, we ended up eating here twice (once for dinner and once for brunch). The food was great both times, and the service was very friendly and prompt.

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Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

It's a little confusing to order from this Italian Menu but the staff were kind enough to explain what it is. You have two options to either dine in the restaurant with a beautiful ambience and wine bottles or you could check on the outside by the street which is neatly fenced with flowers and enjoy the cool of the... More

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Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My wife and I have probably eaten here over 50 times, as we live within walking distance. The bruschetta makes it to our table every time--a delicious example of 'doing the basics well'. The bread is always fresh, seasoned and toasted perfectly, with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella. Francesca's makes little changes to the menu periodically, which is exactly what keeps... More

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Berwyn, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

For a friend's birthday party, I made a reservation over the phone a week in advance for a specific booth in the bar area for five people and then confirmed precisely the same reservation the afternoon of the planned dinner, five hours beforehand. After driving for an hour in rush-hour traffic, I was greeted by a woman at their front... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is one of my favorite restaurants! I've enjoyed intimate dinners with my husband, we've also brought friends and relatives to Francesca's. The ambiance is neighborhood, art noveau setting. There is no noise factor. Food is excellent and being allergic to wheat, Francesca's is one of the first restaurants to serve gluten free pasta! From starters to main courses to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

A friend mentioned this place and we like Italian food and it is just a few blocks from our apartment. What a find. The fried calamari was fabulous; calamari tempura with marinara sauce on the side. Just excellent. My husband had a seafood pasta with fresh clams, scallops and shrimp. Very large serving (not actually our preference -- we would... More

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Toronto Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I've eaten at Francesca's three times when staying at Magnolia Studios about three blocks away. The food is great, but it is the service that will bring you back. Friendly and helpful is the tone here.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is one of the better Francesca's restaurants and it is mostly because of the staff and ambiance. They all have good food, (the fresh fish dishes are my favorite), but the staff there and the overall atmosphere, jsut makes it a great experience whether you are on a date or with a party of friends. Always enjoyable.

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