- Sun10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Mon11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Tue11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Wed11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Thu11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Fri11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- Sat10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
About Francesca's Forno
- The Family of Francesca’s Restaurants welcomes its 15th trattoria, Francesca’s Forno, to the City of Chicago. Francesca’s Forno joins its sister restaurants, Mia Francesca in Lakeview, Francesca’s on Taylor in Little Italy, Francesca’s Bryn Mawr in Edgewater, and 11 additional suburban counterparts.
The newest member of the family introduces a twist on the traditional Francesca’s approach. Co-Owner, Terry Alexander, describes the new concept as “small plate dining, which encourages sampling and sharing of the zesty and earthy cuisine of Northern Italy”.
Located in the Wicker Park neighborhood, home of Chicago’s edgy artistic community, Francesca’s Forno is surrounded by chic clothing boutiques, hip coffee houses and cafes, modish rock clubs and seedy taverns made infamous by local legend Nelson Algren’s novel, “Man with the Golden Arm”.
The dining room at Francesca’s Forno showcases a wood burning oven, glass encased antipasto bar, tin-paneled ceilings and intricate flooring. The uncluttered wooden table tops and mismatched chairs will seat 70 guests, with an additional 15 seats at the bar. Francesca’s Forno encourages the lively art of dining in an unpretentious atmosphere, with good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices.
Francesca’s Forno is open 7 days a week for dinner and Saturday & Sunday for brunch. Reservations are encouraged and walk-ins are welcomed. Carry-out is available.