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Francesca's on Taylor, Chicago

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Cuisine: Bistro Restaurant,Restaurant,Italian Restaurant
Contact: (312) 829-2828
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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. 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.