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Francesca’s on Taylor - Little Italy

Address: 1400 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: 312-829-2828

Hours of Operation
Monday 11:30AM–9:00PM
Tuesday 11:30AM–9:00PM
Wednesday 11:30AM–9:00PM
Thursday 11:30AM–9:00PM
Friday 3:00PM–10:00PM
Saturday 11:30AM–10:00PM
Sunday 4:00PM–9:00PM
*Brunch Hours:

Saturday - Sunday Brunch: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Happy Hours: Mon - Thu 3:30pm - 6:00pm
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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. The bar area is up a step or two, black-and-white photos decorate the walls, while white cloths and butcher paper cover tables set with bottles of good herbed olive oil.”

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.

Cuisine: Northern Italian specializing in the cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio.
Wine List: Mostly value focused Italian and American selections.
Bar: Full bar
Payment: Visa, MC, Amex, Discover
Parking: Valet parking is available Monday - Friday for lunch and every day for dinner.
Price Range: $10 - $15 per person for lunch. $15 - $30 per person for dinner.
Dress Code: Casual.
Carry Out: Available daily. Please place orders 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: United Center, UIC Pavillion, Lyric Opera, Soldier Field, McCormick Place