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Francesca's On Taylor

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Wed, 4/24
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner
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CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
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Menu

ANTIPASTI‏
11
calamari fritti
12
mussels, spicy tomato sauce
8
bruschette alla romana
9
brushette asparagi e finocchietto
garlic toast‏ with grilled asparagus, roasted onions, fennel & goat cheese
12
risotto alla milanese con zucchine e gamberetti
italian rice with shrimp, saffron, zucchini & fresh tomatoes
12
carpaccio con carciofi
thinly sliced raw sirloin with roasted artichoke hearts, capers, tomatoes, mushrooms, lemon, olive oil & shaved grana padana
INSALATE
6
string bean, tomato, onion
7
pea pod, tomato, cucumber
8
tomato, onion, blue cheese
8
asparagus, blue cheese, tomato
7
dinner salad
7
caesar salad
8
insalata caprese
tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, olive oil
8
insalata alla francesca
romaine, endive,‏ radicchio, blue cheese, fresh vegetables
11
prosciutto e funghi
imported prosciutto di parma, warm wild mushrooms, extra virgin olive oil & shaved grana padana
11
parmigiana de melanzane
baked eggplant with tomato-basil sauce, fresh mozzarella & parmesan cheese
PIZZE‏
11
quattro stagioni
prosciutto, artichokes, mushrooms, olives, egg
10
napoletana
arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, provolone, shaved parmesan
10
quattro formaggi
mozzarella, mascarpone, blue, swiss
10
extra ingredient +1
create your own (any two)
11
pizza con rucola
with arugula, lemon, olive oil, roasted plum tomatoes & mozzarella
PANINI
12
focaccia con pollo
Grilled chicken breast with portobello mushrooms, provolone cheese, tomatoes & lemon mayonnaise on tomato focaccia bread served with French fries or mixed green salad
12
davanti burger
Char prime burger, roasted tomatoes, crispy white cheddar, arugula, bacon jam & roasted garlic aioli, served on a brioche bun with mixed green salad or French fries
11
ciabatta vegetali grigliati
Grilled zucchini, yellow squash, peppers, portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil, & creamy goat cheese on ciabatta bread. served garlic with French fries or mixed green salad
PIATTI PRINCIPALI‏
15
insalata cesare on gamberi
classic caesar salad with grilled shrimp, roasted peppers, garlic croutons, & parmigiano
12
insalata con calamari
fresh spinach tossed with fried calamari, red & yellow peppers, & a spicy cayenne pepper dressing
13
insalata pollo e caprino
Mixed greens with grilled chicken breast, tomatoes, French green beans & balsamic vinaigrette with crumbled goat cheese
PASTE E SECONDI
11
rigatoni con broccoli
sauteed with broccoli, fresh tomatoes, garlic, lemon, olive oil & shaved parmigiano
12
rigatoni dei sardi
Sauteed in a tomato sauce with Italian sausage, wild mushrooms, onions, herbs & parmigiano
13
saltimbocca dei pollo
sauteed chicken breast with prosciutto, white wine & sage, served with a side of linguine
14
pesce con fagioli
sauteed tilapia with baby green beans, pine nuts & sun dried tomato pesto
CONTORNI‏
4
pasta con pomodoro
4
pasta aglio e olio
5
sausage & peppers
6
sauteed shrimp
6
sliced prosciutto
4
roasted potatoes
5
sauteed asparagus
4
sauteed mixed vegetables
5
sauteed spinach
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

This is the third of the Francesca family of restaurants we’ve tried in the Chicago area and our group found it to be overall consistent with the others with some misses along with the hits. One thing we like is they have no problem letting...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank globetraipser
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

So good the 1st time! We had to come a 2nd time...Jose was our Waiter for today. I forgot what I ordered the 1st time... so, I described it and Jose was able to figure it out for me and got it done for me!...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MexVero
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Made a reservation through Open Table. Metered parking or Valet available. We had delicious Veal and great wine. Service was outstanding.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

My family and I were looking for a place to have a good, solid, quality place to lunch after spending several hours visiting a family member at Rush. I recalled that I hadn’t eaten at Francesca‘s on Rush in quite some time and suggested it,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank jilr_13
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

I was recommended to go to Francescas for date night. The food was delicious & the service was great! I ordered Rigatoni con Salsiccia e Lenticchie, my husband ordered the Salmone con Vongole. We will be definitely going back! I highly recommend it

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank MexVero
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We went prior to a concert at the United Center. Very convenient Uber ride from there. I loved my fettuccini with mushrooms. Very neighbohoodish with what looked like a lot of locals. Definitely would recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lynneb376
Reviewed September 10, 2018

We had dinner at Francesca's on Saturday evening, the food and service were terrific. We started with Calamari, which my son, a big fan of Calamari, said was the best ever--and no one disagreed. I had Polo Roma, he and our friend each had fettucine...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank wratwood
Reviewed August 29, 2018

I haven't had their Pollo ala Roasto. I suggested my date have the tilapia as you can get it done any way you would like (they have 4-5 different preparation), and after all the year's I have eaten I have had their ravioli may 3...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank EKorson
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The restaurant is nicely done with windows facing the streets on two sides. NIce feel. The food was cooked perfectly and presented by a delightful waiter, Dillon. The Beef Carpaccio was done differently than I'm used to with a lot of tomato spread on it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank E3879VMjohnc
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Yummy food, just like the little Italian restaurants when growing up. Say what?! Yes, fresh food, yummy tomatoes, not green. Calamari with marinara- used the bread to sop up the leftover. Never thought of asparagus and blue cheese - heavenly. Enough pasta to have a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SFBzoo
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