Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Francesca's on Chestnut

Francesca's on Chestnut is an adorable Italian restaurant located in Streeterville.  The interior is beautiful and would make a perfect little date spot!  There are several Francesca's restaurants located in Chicago so visit their website to see which one you are closest to. 
200 E Chestnut St
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 482-8800
3 1/2 stars on Yelp
Fresh baked Italian bread and olive oil is served at the table before your meal.
Mussels with spicy tomato sauce.  The sauce was absolutely fantastic!!!  Boyfriend literally ate the entire bread basket in order to soak up every last drop of the sauce. 
Prosciutto, artichoke, mushroom, olive and egg pizza.  The server breaks the egg as the table and spread the egg yolk over the entire pizza.

Extremely rich and flavorful but the pizza was a tad bit salty for me.  Next time I will probably ask for no olives. 
Insalata di Calamari salad. Fresh spinach tossed with fried calamari, red and yellow peppers, and a spicy cayenne pepper dressing.   This dish provided a very large portion of calamari for a salad entree!  
The flavors were tangy and delicious but the salad was a bit overdressed.  I suggest asking your server to have your dressing on the side.
Chocolate mousse tart with a hazelnut crust, sprinkled with sea salt and drizzled with olive oil.
Delizioso!  I definitely remember eating this entire dessert by myself.  Sweet memories.

Happy eating. 


1 comment:

  1. um, bad mistake coming to your blog after day 1 of my detox. i almost licked the screen.