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Francesca's Forno

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1576 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2008 (Damen/Milwaukee/North)
Located just steps from the Blue Line at the Damen Avenue Stop
773-770-0184
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Francesca's Forno closing October 11, 2015

Francesca's Forno announced that they will close on Sunday, October 11th. A new restaurant will take over the spot in 2016 managed by the Big Star Group.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
Diane K
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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837 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Francesca's Forno announced that they will close on Sunday, October 11th. A new restaurant will take over the spot in 2016 managed by the Big Star Group.

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Thank Diane K
Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Very good, well-prepared food. I had the trout with various roasted veggies, and my husband had a pasta dish with Prince Edward Island mussels, capers, in an oil sauce. Service was good and friendly. Will return.

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Thank 197marian
Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Recommended by David at Store B Vintage two block south - worth the walk. We had a corner window and people watching was a blast. Prices average for lunch for the area (not inexpensive) but food was fresh and worth it. The sweet pickle slices on my wife's burger she swears were the best she's ever had.

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Thank gilthorp
Chicago, Illinois
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302 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I loved the wine and roasted toasts for my pasta. I like to sit near the bar so a girl was nice and she gave me good room for myself. I love the Damon location, good place after shopping, unfortunately on weekend too packed.

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Thank Desert G
Mexico DF
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We follow the trip advisor reviews so we sat there for pizza. It was a late lunch. We were the only table. The salad was ok, and the pizza good. But nothing extraordinary at all.

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Thank creatinidad
Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Every plate is an explosion of flavors and textures in your mouth. We loved the idea of legalizing the sharing. Every plate is brought to the table as soon as it is released from the kitchen. You are invited to share with the ones at your table. We were 4, ordered salad, 2 pizzas, pasta and one appetizer and we... More 

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Thank Susana3528
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

We were told Logan Square was the place to hang in Chicago. Friday night, we went up and down Milwakee and found this urban opened window with large wooden table restaurant to be our spot for the night. Food was good. We had the scallops and the steak. The steak was a great cut and perfectly cooked but very salty... More 

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Thank BestKreview
Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Stopped on a whim on a Saturday night, while visiting Chicago and decided to explore Damen street stop off Blue line. I was told the wait would be 30 minutes for a table or I could eat at bar, which was fine with me as a solo diner. Looking at the wine list, the only one I recognized was a... More 

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Thank Cyndielee
Chicago, Illinois
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126 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This wonderfully light and spacious restaurant has one of the most creative menus you will ever find. First, it is in a very cool location in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood right on a street corner with big windows and a very comfortable feel inside. The menu is one page, but what a page. Combinations I never could have imagined. I... More 

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Thank Claude P
Barrington, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is one of our favorite places in the city. The food is excellent, non-traditional Italian, the service is always great and the people watching delivers. If you're lucky enough to be seated at the corner window you get to watch the action outside in one of the most exciting parts of Chicago. We usually go here with our adult... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1576 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-2008
    (Damen/Milwaukee/North)
  • Public Transportation: Located just steps from the Blue Line at the Damen Avenue Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: 773-770-0184

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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