Francesca's

3 recent ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Pasta, Pizza
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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200 E Chestnut St
Chicago, IL 60611
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Gluten Intolerant

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Love this place! They have a gluten free menu and making something dairy free basically means removing cheese most of the time. I love their Francesca’s salad (lots of great vegetables) and the braised short rib pasta (no cheese). Delish! We just went there and no one had a bad reaction to the food. My husband had the lamb shank and loved it. Great spot for some Italian food.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Delicious dinner with incredible gluten free menu.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and service. I’m celiac and have dined in restaurant and had carry-out many times with no issues. A neighborhood gem!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Large gf menu. Although all my food was ordered gf, they put a large cookie on my ice cream. I returned it and asked for a replacement. A few hours later I was very sick, I think they just removed the cookie.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Separate fairly large GF menu and the food was amazing! I stayed away from the GF pastas and gluten-substitutes. I opted for the asparagus salad for first course, the salmon with roasted tomatoes and capers over sautéed spinach, and the flourless chocolate lava cake with mint chocolate ice cream and berries. Service was a bit slow and forgetful but I’ll take it for a safe, delicious, high quality meal.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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absolutely wonderful food. they have a large gluten free menu and the server said the food was prepared in separate area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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The pizza was horrible and it was not because it was gluten free

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the gf pasta with ham - best i have had! Very friendly and helpful waiter. They had a limited gf menu but was told they could make most regular menu items gf. Would definitely go back if I lived here!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Gluten free menu had only 4 options.

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Reviews of this Chain

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Have been here so many times for casual dinner or big extended family dinners. They are always accommodating and attentive to gf needs. They have a gluten free menu. It's a full menu with great options, not just a few boring items. We started with the GF SPIEDINI DI GAMBERI - 3 skewers of grilled shrimp, tomatoes, and mushrooms over lightly dressed greens; then GF PASTA ALLA SICILIANA with generous amounts of grilled chicken with rapini, sun-dried tomatoes, burrata, marcona almonds. It was fresh and delish. Finally the GF BURRATA CON PROSCIUTTO E ASPARAGI which was a perfect light salad of proscuitto, shaved asparagus, and marcona almonds in a light dressing.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
Symptomatic Celiac

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We eat here often and have never gotten glutened here. Even had my wife's 40th birthday catered and hosted here. All gluten free. Highly recommend.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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Have eaten here a few times, great GF menu, I have never had any issues, but I would like to see a few dairy free items as I am also lactose intolerant. Thanks

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Review


The food is very good and I’ve never had any problems eating here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable about celiac, said they use a separate space in the kitchen and separate oven , and even brought out a plate of GF appetizers and bread

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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