You're gonna like this one: $10 off at any Francesca restaurant. You pay $15 for a $25 voucher. Francesca’s extremely popular Restaurants span 18 Chicagoland locations (four in Chicago, including Lakeview and Wicker Park, plus another 14 in the 'burbs), each with a variation of the name Francesca, and all promising simple, rustic fare, classy ambiance, and great service at affordable prices. The menu displays clearly feminine handwriting that is so neat, you know they've gotta be organized in the kitchen. And they are: It's the only way they could pull off delicious entrees like their Pollo Arrosto - a roasted half chicken with garlic, rosemary, olive oil, lemon and shallots. That's one reason why Chicago magazine made Francesca’s their Critic’s Choice Rookie of the Year, and Yelpers give it a four-out-of-five stars average.
Here’s what a few Yelpers had to say:
- “Wow this place was fantastic!! I went on a Sunday night at 8 and it was totally packed, so I was glad we had made a reservation. I got the 4 cheese ravioli with vodka tomato cream sauce…amazing.” - Allison C., Chicago Il
- “Quite possibly the best Italian food in Chicago. Reasonable prices, friendly staff and tasty original dishes. No chicken parm served with french fries like some other fake Italian restaurants. In fact they don’t even serve chicken parm, they come up with more original dishes that will blow you away.” - Matt O., Chicago Il
- “Bob Brenly was dining there when I arrived, after the ballgame that afternoon. And yes, he brought his full-on porn ’stache and slicked-back mini-mullet with him!” - Michael S., Chicago Il
Italian restaurants are excellent venues for many occasions. Whether you've been married for years and are looking to rekindle some old fire, or are just getting to know your sweetheart, Francesca’s charming atmosphere and creative culinary concoctions will set the stage for a great night. Or, if an over-zealous local chief of police is the only thing between you and complete control of Chicago’s five families, Francesca’s might be the perfect place for a night with him, too. Francesca’s offers an authentic Italian menu, elegant ambiance, and an old-fashioned toilet behind which you can stash a .38 caliber revolver (where it will stay until about halfway through the meal). If you’re not going there to whack a police chief or family member, then try the Gnocchi Alla Bavosa, or Bruschette Bella Napoli by candlelight.
Whatever your reason for seizing today’s Groupon may be, Francesca’s will not disappoint!