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Francesca's On Taylor

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Sun, 5/19
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner
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ANTIPASTI
14.75
Calamari Fritti
crispy fried calamari served with marinara
8.75
Bruschette alla Romana
garlic toast with tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella
13.75
Carpaccio Tre-Colore
thinly-sliced raw sirloin with capers, tomatoes, mushrooms, basil, olive oil, and shaved parmigiano with radicchio, endive, and arugula
INSALATE E ZUPPE
4.95
Minestrone
homemade italian vegetable soup
4.95
Soup of the Day
ask your server for today's special
7.25
Insalata di Rucola
arugula, fresh tomatoes, lemon, olive oil, and shaved parmesan
7.75
Caesar Salad
classic caesar salad with roasted peppers, garlic croutons, and shaved parmesan
8.75
Insalata alla Francesca
romaine, endive, and radicchio with blue cheese, fresh vegetables, lemon, and balsamic
SALAD ENHANCEMENTS
4.95
Chicken
5.95
Salmon
5.95
Shrimp
7.95
Filet
LUNCH COMBO
$11.95. Choose a soup or side salad & a half-portion entrée below
Rigatoni alle Verdure
Rigatoni al Pomodoro
Ciabatta alla Caprese con Prosciutto
Panino con Polpette
PIZZA
12.75
Napoletana
arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, provolone, and shaved parmesan
13.75
Quattro Stagioni
prosciutto, artichokes, mushrooms, olives, and egg
PIATTI PRINCIPALI
13.25
Insalata Cesare con Pollo
classic caesar salad with grilled chicken breast, roasted peppers, garlic croutons, and parmigiano
13.95
Insalata Ghiottona
italian chopped salad with romaine, marinated artichokes, black olives, genoa salami, provolone, roasted peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a zesty red wine vinaigrette
12.95
Insalata Mista con Funghi
mixed greens with portobello and cremini mushrooms, goat cheese, balsamic, and olive oil
15.95
Insalata Tre-Colore con Gamberi
arugula, radicchio, and endive with grilled shrimp, tomatoes, lemon, and balsamic
PANINI
served with french fries or side salad
11.95
Vegetali Grigliati
grilled zucchini, yellow squash, peppers, and portobello mushrooms with tomatoes, basil, garlic, and creamy goat cheese on ciabatta
13.95
Pollo
grilled chicken breast with portobello mushrooms, provolone cheese, tomatoes, and lemon mayonnaise on tomato focaccia
12.95
Caprese con Prosciutto
caprese sandwich of fresh tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and prosciutto on ciabatta
12.95
Polpette
homemade meatballs, rustic tomato sauce, roasted onions, and sweet provolone on a french baguette
15.95
Davanti Burger
char prime burger, roasted tomatoes, crispy mozzarella, arugula, bacon jam, and roasted garlic aioli on a brioche bun
PASTE E SECONDI
12.95
Gnocchi alla Valdostana
homemade potato-flour dumplings sautéed with roasted peppers, baby spinach, and garlic in a tomato cream sauce with a drizzle of white truffle oil
13.95
Pappardelle con Ragù di Maiale
spinach pappardelle served with house-made pork ragù, cherry tomato sauce, and whipped ricotta
13.95
Caramelle al Taleggio
candy shaped pasta filled with creamy taleggio cheese and sautéed with parmesan cream sauce
15.95
Linguine All'arlecchino
sautéed with shrimp, sea scallops, manila clams, garlic, and olive oil in a spicy cherry tomato sauce
13.5
Pollo alla Parmigiana
breaded chicken breast with tomato-basil sauce, fresh mozzarella, parmesan, and a side of linguine pomodoro
14.95
Pollo con Spinaci
sautéed chicken breast with spinach, tomatoes, and a light shallot cream sauce
15.95
Salmone con Caponata
roasted salmon with sicilian stewed vegetables and toasted pine nuts
PRIX-FIXE LUNCH MENU
$17. No substitutions. Some regular menu items excluded from the offer
ANTIPASTI
Bruschette alla Romana and Soup of the Day
About
Francesca's on Taylor features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Chicago Magazine notes, "It brings a new kind of abbondanza to an old Italian neighborhood." It is the fourth restaurant opened by Chef Scott Harris, whose philosophy is to encourage the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. Anne Spiselman of Crain's Chicago Business observes: "A rolled-mesh ceiling, warm woods and geometric light fixtures give the room a rather clubby look, brightened during the day by light coming through the windows facing the street. And, Francesca's
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was a pleasant experience with great staff. Food was nice, they serve a very good bread. Pizza and pasta nice. Can come again.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank amoussac
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
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