Welcome to Franco's Ristorante!

Authentic Italian Cuisine


One of Chicago's Finest Italian Restaurants

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Franco's Ristorante is the perfect combination of traditional Italian classics and your favorite modern pasta dishes. Family owned and operated, we’ve called Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood home since 1989.


Step inside our restaurant, and you’ll immediately feel at home, be treated like family, and understand what keeps our guests coming back again and again. Our authentic food and atmosphere have helped us earn the honor of being named the Chicago Reader's 2016 "Best Local Restaurant” and "Best Place For a Cheap Date", Open Table's 2018 – 2020 Diners' Choice recipient, and 2018 Chicago’s Best Southside.

2018 Chicago's Best of the Southside Award: Franco's Ristorante

Our expertise is highlighted in our menu which focuses on fresh and quality ingredients. Scratch-made offerings include mouthwatering specialties such as whipped ricotta tuffo, traditional sausage and peppers , homemade gnocchi , and a family favorite, chicken giardiniera. Come in and enjoy a meal with us today.  Mangia!


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Monday-Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm


We care about our loyal customers

At Franco's, we want to honor our loyal customers by giving the option to sign up for our loyalty program

Gift Cards

Looking for the perfect gift? Give the gift of Franco's! Available for purchase at the restaurant.  Buy a gift card »