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Francesca's On Taylor

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Tue, 2/19
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Calamari Fritti
crispy fried calamari served with marinara
Bruschette alla Romana
garlic toast with tomatoes, basil, and fresh mozzarella
Carpaccio Tre-Colore
thinly-sliced raw sirloin with capers, tomatoes, mushrooms, basil, olive oil, and parmigiano with radicchio, endive, and arugula
homemade italian vegetable soup
Soup of the Day
ask your server for today's special
Insalata di Rucola
arugula, fresh tomatoes, lemon, olive oil, and shaved parmesan
Caesar Salad
classic caesar salad with roasted peppers, garlic croutons, and shaved parmesan
Insalata alla Francesca
romaine, endive, and radicchio with blue cheese, fresh vegetables, lemon, and balsamic
$11.95. Choose a soup or side salad & a half-portion entrée below
Rigatoni alle Verdure
Ciabatta alla Caprese
Rigatoni al Pomodoro
Panino con Polpette
arugula, cherry tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, provolone, and shaved parmesan
Quattro Stagioni
prosciutto, artichokes, mushrooms, olives, and egg
Insalata Cesare con Pollo
classic caesar salad with grilled chicken breast, roasted peppers, garlic croutons, and parmigiano
Insalata Italiana
mixed greens with genoa salami, coppa, mortadella, provolone, roasted peppers, artichokes, cucumbers, and a zesty red wine vinaigrette
Insalata Mista con Funghi
mixed greens with portobello and cremini mushrooms, goat cheese, balsamic, and olive oil
Nsalata Tre-Colore con Gamberi
arugula, radicchio, and belgian endive tossed with sautéed jumbo shrimp, shaved parmesan, tomatoes, and balsamic
served with french fries or side salad
Vegetali Grigliati
grilled zucchini, yellow squash, peppers, and portobello mushrooms with tomatoes, basil, garlic, and creamy goat cheese on ciabatta
grilled chicken breast with portobello mushrooms, provolone cheese, tomatoes, and lemon mayonnaise on tomato focaccia
fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil on toasted ciabatta
homemade meatballs, rustic tomato sauce, roasted onions, and sweet provolone on a french baguette
Davanti Burger
char prime burger, roasted tomatoes, crispy mozzarella, arugula, bacon jam, and roasted garlic aioli on a brioche bun
Rigatoni alla Siciliana
sautéed with a spicy tomato sauce, garlic, parsley, roasted eggplant, and parmigiano
Conchiglie alla Carrettiera
shell shaped pasta sautéed with ham, peas, and wild mushrooms in a tomato cream sauce
Cavatelli e Pesto con Pollo
dumpling style pasta sautéed with grilled chicken breast, fresh tomatoes, garlic, pine nuts, and a basil-pesto sauce
Tortiglioni con Ragù di Costolette Brasate
large tube pasta sautéed with braised short rib ragù, porcini mushrooms, and san marzano tomatoes, topped with whipped ricotta and herbs
Pollo alla Parmigiana
breaded chicken breast with tomato-basil sauce, fresh mozzarella, parmesan, and a side of linguine pomodoro
Tilapia ai Funghi
roasted tilapia with wild mushrooms, spinach, tomatoes, and herbs
Pollo M'Briaco
sautéed chicken breast with wild mushrooms and a light brandy sauce, topped with prosciutto
$16. No substitutions. Some regular menu items excluded from the offer
Bruschette alla Romana and Soup of the Day
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Thank Diana V
Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Thank jilr_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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
Reviewed May 5, 2018

My two sons had a rare special alone dinner and the atmosphere and food were outstanding. The Tuesday crowd appeared larger than normal as our waitress was clearly slammed, but another did show up to help, but we were in conversation mode, so no problem....More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Will6468
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We had a really great diner at this restaurant. The pasta were perfectly cooked and as tasty as it can be. Exactly like in Italy! The service was also friendly so really a good place to go.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank thomasfP6420NS
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