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Francesca's Bryn Mawr

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1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660-4631 (Kenmore)
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
All hours
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
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Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

FRANCESCA’S – 1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, Edgewater, (773) 506-9261, Love this place. Go for an early dinner/or late lunch. We sat at the bar and really enjoyed the Bar Bites and the drinks. Had the advantage of meeting the owner and mentioned it was the first time here and he said, “the first drink is on him.” How... More 

Thank Alice34203
Caracas, Venezuela
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and big italian dishes, not expensive. Clean and with really nice waiters. Fresh bread and soft drinks refill. Just at distance walk from the lake and beaches

Thank Aevl
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Years (many) ago I dined at this "new" extension of an original Francesca in Lakeview. I vividly remember the seafood marinara which was closer to a fish soup than seafood individually sauteed then incorporated into the tomato sauce. I went back because it was convenient for friends. My friends had salads, which were fine. My pizza was overdone (edges stuck... More 

Thank Tomas D
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Tripsters and Chicago Natives- If you've never been to Francesca's then put your phones and tablets down now and go!! Just go!! Having recently moved to Chicago from OKC I've been asking around (my neighbors mostly) for restaurant recommendations. Francesca's did not disappoint on any level. The service by Corinne was impeccable, the ambiance was flawless and the food... OMG... More 

Thank Hunter S
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145 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We left a nearby restaurant after our main meal as it was too loud and too crowded. My friends had been here before so they suggested we have dessert at Francesca's. Great call. Late on a Saturday evening, certain parts of the restaurant were not at all crowded. The wait staff was super friendly, we got our drinks and dessert... More 

Thank Turtleliving
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Perfect brunch and service. Fabilous cappucino... Good food. Good people. Quiet atmosphere and clean and pretty place

1 Thank Yony E
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Glad a friend recommended Francesca's for brunch. Great atmosphere and service. Smallish menu but good variety and well prepared. Good service, attentive but not obtrusive.

1 Thank Edgar B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We had a delicious meal here. They were very crowded (Saturday night) and the food and drinks took awhile to come however the server was very friendly and apologized. We really had no problem. The food was wonderful! We had Tilapia, Salmon and past and all were very good along with a delicious desert and good drinks.

1 Thank Debbie A
Morgantown, West Virginia
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Tried Francesca's for the first time while visiting family. We didn't need to wait for a table on a Saturday night which was wonderful. Had a nice cozy corner booth and we all enjoyed every single meal. The menu was delightful and had a nice selection of pasta dishes. Save room for dessert! They were scrumptious.

1 Thank Patty S
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Great food ambience service name it This place is terrific. Bar specials Fri 3-6 are unbelievable value. Eric the manager is most helpful.

1 Thank salwgl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60660-4631
  • Public Transportation: Just steps from the Red Line's Bryn Mawr Station and from the 147 and 151 bus routes on Sheridan Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773-506-9261

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?