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Francesca's Forno

1576 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2008 (Wicker Park / Bucktown)
773-770-0184
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Ranked #955 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
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Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Wicker Park / Bucktown
Cross street: Damen/Milwaukee/North
Transit: Located just steps from the Blue Line at the Damen Avenue Stop
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Vista, California, USA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Went for the Glazed & Infused donuts but decided to go in the adjoining restaurant. Had the Muffuletta sandwich - very good and the Donut Trio also very good as they are donuts after all. Definitely try the Maple bacon Long John.

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good selection of entrees on the menu followed by great food was all one could ask for. Along with 20+ beers to choose from, this dining experience was one of the better ones.

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Brisbane
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96 reviews 96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We loved the food, hated the waiting for it. We had the Calamari and their spicy pizza, which we loved. Whilst we loved the food and the people watching the service was dodgy and was trading on the what and not the here and now. Having said this our first two choices for a Wednesday night meal both had a... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Take the blue line to Milwaukee and you'll find Francesca's Forno nearby. Stroll around a bit to sneak a peak at vintage clothing, high-end candle shops, perfumeries, cutting edge designer shoes and bags, or bicycle shops. Plenty of restaurants to choose from, but this place has a view of the scene. Grab a seat at a high top table and... More

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Louisville
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lunch menu was eclectic and plenty of choices. Service was efficient but somewhat uneven. Excellent bread. Iced tea - tasteless. Good items on the menu were the pasta (w/shrimp) - expertly prepared with great tasting fresh ingredients. Average were the calamari and salads. Well below average - mushroom pizza - poor quality all around.

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Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stopped at their window across from Stan's donuts to grab a donut as the line was long so figured it must be good, and the locals in line said they were better than Stan's. Red Velvet donut we had was the best donut we have ever had. Worth a stop just for a donut, as they are that good.

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virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Why, you ask? Because you simply CANNOT have one if you eat here, by the door, under a speaker, next to the server's station listening to Nirvana and Pearl Jam at crazy loud volume. And I even LIKE 90's music! We should have asked to move right away, but the place was busy on a Saturday night. Yes, Wicker Park... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

After having awful treatment at Piece down the road on North Ave, my friends & I redirected our early dinner group to Francesca's Forno. Straight off the Blue line, I've been eyeing this place out for quite a while. Upon entrance, we had the sweetest host who was incredibly jolly & directed our group to the table next to the... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Found the place by chance and can nothing than recommend it! Very, very good thin crust! Had the Diavolo topping and it was really spicy! Friendly and fast service.

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chicago
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

WE went for our friends 50th birthday and had an amazing dinner! Our waiter Glenn was perfect! Loved it so much we are going back this weekend. Best fish I think I've ever had!

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