1576 North Milwaukee Avenue • Chicago, IL. 60622 • 773-770-0184 • 773-770-0188 (fax)

Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday - Friday: 11:00 am -11:00 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brunch Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Francesca’s Forno is a unique urban Italian Trattoria from iconic Chicago restaurateur and chef, Scott Harris. A departure from the traditional Francesca’s restaurant, Forno is a rustically warm and airy gathering place, located at the hub of Chicago’s artistic Wicker Park neighborhood. It is perfectly in tune with the creative vibe of the community. The newly revamped interior, décor and menu prompted Time Out Chicago to nominate it for Restaurant Comeback of the Year 2012.

At Forno, the energetic buzz of people having a great time is addictive; the conversation is lively and the food is zesty. The earthy décor, warm lighting, rustic wooden floors and choice of seating—wood slab tables, bar seating and communal tables—as well as the expansive wall of wine, invite guests to sit back and enjoy a carefree experience. The bar, located in the front of the restaurant, is a welcoming place to enjoy specialty cocktails, craft beers or a delicious selection from the expansive wine collection. In warm weather months, a full wall of sliding windows opens up, bringing the fresh air and hubbub of Wicker Park into this urban mecca. The six-point corner location is one of Chicago’s best sites for people watching.

The reasonably priced food is authentically Northern Italian: Rome, Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, all freshly made from scratch, with seasonal ingredients. Francesca’s Forno’s menu is filled with many great dishes that are perfect for sharing. From lighter salads and appetizers to comforting Panini, pasta dishes and pizzas, there is something for every taste and appetite. Entrées, featuring top grade fish, meats and poultry are expertly prepared. Weekend brunch is the place to see and be seen while sipping a handcrafted cocktail or special-recipe Mimosa. As with all Francesca’s restaurants, the staff is engaging, knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile.

Check out our daily specials:

  • Sunday - Sangria Sunday's
  • Monday - $15 Craft beer buckets
  • Tuesday - 1/2 OFF Bottles of Wine
  • Wednesday - Bourbon & Bacon
  • Thursday - Live music 8-10pm, $3 select drafts & $3 sliders

Location: Link to Google Map
Cuisine: Northern Italian specializing in the cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio.
Wine List: Predominately Italian selections, with Domestic and Italian half bottles.
Bar: Full bar
Payment: Visa, MC, Amex, Discover
Parking: Metered parking is available on surrounding streets.
Price Range: $10 - $20 per person
Dress Code: Casual.
Carry Out: Available daily. Please place order in person or call to have today's menu faxed to you.
Catering: Catering is available
Transportation: Accessible by Car, Bus and Train. Visit the Location section for details.
Nearby attractions: Chopin Theater, The Double Door, Debonair Social Club

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