Mia Francesca

Restaurants, Italian Lake View
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Photograph: Max Herman Mia Francesca

Clearly the business minds behind this Italian concept have figured out a formula for success: approachable, Northern Italian cooking for the masses, with suburban outposts seemingly opening weekly. At this location, loyalists from the neighborhood dig in to huge oval platters of cool, caper-studded carpaccio; pastas tossed with lemony cream and asparagus; capable fish and chicken sautés; and what’s surprisingly the best garlic spinach in town. Couples and families happily wait at the bar drinking tumblers of cheap wine, somehow oblivious to the chaos of the always-packed room and the obligatory wait even for those with a reservation.


Venue name: Mia Francesca
Address: 3311 N Clark St
Cross street: between Aldine Ave and Buckingham Pl
Opening hours: Lunch (Sat, Sun), dinner
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont. Bus: 22, 77, 152
Price: Average main course: $18
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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I love the hand written menus that change on a regular basis. Service is always accommodating and amazing. Nice option in an otherwise very casual neighborhood!

Wow! Consistently excellent food ... always! And the back area beyond the courtyard is the best place to dine.


This food here is quite good and the portions are great sizes. We mostly just picked a place close to where my friend had moved and it ended up being delicious. If you're in the area, it's worth checking out. Request to sit in the patio if you can!