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Francesca's On Taylor
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Ranked #629 of 9,838 Restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: University Village / Little Italy
Cross street: Loomis
Transit: Blue Line Harrison/Racine stop
Description: 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 on Taylor takes reservations. "No, it does more; it honors reservations. Twice I made reservations, twice I walked into a packed dining room, and twice I was seated within 10 minutes," notes respected Chicago Tribune food critic Phil Vettel who claims this to be his favorite Francesca restaurant.
Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

Great Italian food, traditional, slow cooked, delicious.

Located in the heart of little Italy, try the rissoto as appetizer,

Pastas are to die for.

Desserts are just delicious.

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Thank mrsregino
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Sat at the table for 10 minutes before a server came over, apologized took our drink order 10 minutes later someone else came over with drinks and asked if we needed more time with the menu, really? 20 minutes was ample! The food arrived about 15 minutes later, my friend ordered a salad with seafood, dressing on side; it looked great and she shared that it was delish. I ordered the mussels, they were plentiful though barely warm....they were quick to bring and process the check. I will not be hushing back.

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Love this place for the Fresh Italian. Not run like a chain but is.... Consistent quality here, Where I go when I think of Italian on Taylor. Opentable reservations, 2 times ago went for Lunch, and there were 2 alderman there. If not busy, ask for the table right up front in the glass... Loomis and Taylor I think. Parking tight depending on the time.

Thank Bill L
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We were blown away by the service and food quality at this italian eatery tucked away behind the Hancock tower. The spinach ravioli was very fresh and tasty, calamari was crisp and flavorful but my favorite was the homemade chocolate ice cream.

Thank kjsiex
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Outstanding service and smiling staff. Great menu, entertainment and reasonably priced. Would definitely return!

Thank travelertostmartin
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