Francesca’s on Chestnut


Francesca’s Family of Restaurants has opened its 20th location on Chestnut Street in Chicago’s famous Gold Coast neighborhood. Located in the Seneca Hotel, the restaurant brings Mia Francesca's famous rustic, Italian cuisine to the 150-seat space. “We’re so excited to return to our roots and open another Chicago neighborhood spot,” says Francesca’s Restaurants owner Scott Harris. “We opened our first location on Clark Street in Lakeview over 20 years ago, and it’s very fitting that our 20th location should be in the Gold Coast.” Francesca’s on Chestnut features an intimate trattoria setting with an antique Brunswick bar and a 40-person private dining room, complete with a private fireplace. Chef Horacio Sanchez leads the kitchen, providing Francesca’s classic fare of zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. The wine list and specialty drinks are equally impressive in this one-of-a-kind location. Striking photographs of rural Italian life by Paul Elledge line the walls to create a comfortable, urban setting throughout.


200 E. Chestnut St.
Suite C 100
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

Valet is offered through The Seneca Hotel. Metered street parking and parking garages are also available in close proximity. We are near Drury Lane Theater, Water Tower Place, The Hancock Building, Navy Pier, and the Lakefront path.

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Fax: 312-482-8802

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  • Francesca's Restaurants feature rustic Italian cuisine and friendly service in a casual, relaxed environment.
  • Twenty locations in Chicago means that experience is always at your fingertips.
  • Celebrating more than 20 years of delicious Italian food and warm hospitality, Francesca's is one of those places you'll make a standby - and become part of the family.


Lunch Hours: Monday - Friday: 11:00am-4:00pm Brunch Hours: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm Dinner Hours: Monday - Thursday: 4:00-10:00pm Friday: 4:00-11:00pm Saturday: 3:00-11:00pm Sunday: 3:00-9:00pm

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