Franconello's suffered a fire on Sept. 4. Read the Chicago Tribune's report of the incident and stay tuned for reopening details.
This traditional Italian features comfort food fare such as baked clams in garlic sauce and eggplant rolls oozing with ricotta and bathed in marinara sauce. The signature dish is 2-inch-thick pork chops prepared one of three ways: broiled, vesuvio or Italian-style with oregano and peppers. Finish your meal with a sorbet served in a fruit cup, or select from choices like chocolate mousse and tiramisu. Mustard walls, indirect lighting and pictures of Italian streetscapes create an inviting backdrop for the hearty fare, and an exhibition kitchen allows you to watch as your meal is prepared.