Francesca's Amici

4.6
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1265 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Francesca’s Amici opened in July 1999 and is the 6th restaurant in the Francesca’s Restaurant Group bringing downtown Elmhurst a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the freshly inspired cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Located in the heart of downtown Elmhurst, the restaurant is centrally located to Downtown Chicago and the Western Suburbs.

About the Francesca’s Restaurant Group: Founded in 1992 by Restaurateur Scott Harris, Francesca’s Restaurant Group has grown from a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Chicago’s North Clark Street to a restaurant group of 5 concepts across 25 locations in 3 states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 18 Francesca’s Restaurants, 4 Davanti Enoteca's, Disotto, Fat Rosie’s and Hillgrove Tap.

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What 1265 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Have been here many times.. for some reason the food was bland the salad was brown! Not ok when you’re paying $10 for a salad! The chicken dish was just ok. The white fish was good. They weren’t busy maybe short handed???
Not sure but it took quite a while to get our food. It was at most average this night... definitely not ok to give brown lettuce ever!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food with amazing atmosphere was good only thing I wish they had some more pasta options

m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food . Authentic but innovative cuisine. Not your typical Italian restaurant. Great dining and service at reasonable price.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and great service!

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was quiet but we enjoyed the vibe. Very good experience. The food was excellent and the service was great. We will be back! Loved that you offered half price wine bottles. That was an unexpected treat!

h
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Parking was easy and the restaurant was busy. Ellie, our server, was knowledgeable and friendly. She checked on our table of four a sufficient number of times. We will definitely return as the food was delicious. Our table enjoyed the rigatoni, gnocchi, veal and Poole ya, and spaghetti.l which were all perfectly prepared. Portions were generous but not excessive. Save room for desert - the cream puffs filled with pistachio ice cream were superb!

DK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

First time I ever had a bad experience there. They were so behind with our food, the poor waitress was doing her best and took our drinks off the bill.

KG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a great place to dine with great staff and service.

L
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food with very nice service. Will definitely come back !

DG
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The restaurant week menu was great. More food then we could eat.

SQ
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and delicious food!

B
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Angie, offers impeccable service each and every visit. The food was delicious and just outstanding. Francesca Amici never disappoints. A family favorite!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is such a staple and always the best. Great vibes and people. Unreal food!

JM
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was great, just took a long time for the food to come out

p
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Tried and true place for a date

N
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Angie as our server this evening and dinner and service were outstanding!

GV
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. Very enjoyable and satisfying experience.

MP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food and dessert was super delicious!

GM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, decent service. The restaurant did a reasonable job handling Valentines Day crowds, but it was still a good 15 min wait after our reservation to be seated. The main dining room is very charming, but the secondary dining room, is really little more than a generic party/banquet room, so I think I might save this for normal dining and go to a different location, like Naperville, for holidays.

RA
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a very nice Valentine dinner, good food, good service, reasonable prices.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day date was a success. No wait time with reservation, great service and great date. Thank you

SG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

While it was Valentines Day, and I understand that this is a busy time. The service was terrible, which probably to do with the kitchen. We did not see our waitress fro 10 minutes after being seated. She took our drink orders. My wife got hers promptly. It took 15 minutes for me to get a soft drink. The salads finally arrived after a 35 minute wait. (they did remove them from the bill). From the time we ordered our meal to when it finally arrived was about 45 minutes. Two tables that were seated after us had finished their meals by time ours was served. We did not bother to hang around for desert!

LL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Valentines Day dinner. Food was fine...service was awful. On top of that, we received not one but two drink glasses with lipstick on them. The manager’s compensation was discounting our bottle of wine by 50%. We were using a gift card and were hoping we would’ve used it all as we will not go back again.

s
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was great; sat by the bar area and the door wasn't closing when people came it so was a tad chilly.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The service was a little slow because they were very busy with Valentine’s Day, but the server was clearly trying. The food was outstanding. We will definitely be back.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant on earth. Best bartenders and servers.

KK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are always treated extremely special. Loved our server Angie!

r
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meals are always great. The waitstaff are always superb!

KR
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here to celebrate my daughters birthday (even though she’s only 4..... it was an excuse for us to go out). Our server was fantastic. I ordered the filet special... finally a steak that came out perfectly prepared. You can’t go wrong here.

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is just wonderful at Francesca's and it never disappoints. We love to come and celebrate special occasions here and really appreciate the good service and friendliness that we encounter every time we are there. Thank you for a great evening, Francesca's!

KF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to a few Francesca's and always love the food. I appreciated the server here though especially because he was not OVERLY attentive, which I find annoying. He respected our desire to talk and relax. The decor is lovely here too.

CJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything went great

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

30th Birthday

k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Made reservations and still waited 15 minutes. Seated at small table where wife and I kept kicking each other under table. Servers were good, even though after dinner I had coffee and asked for a refill and she forgot. I ordered half chicken that was rubbery and not completely cooked and flavor not the same as how I last remembered but ok.

CB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Chicken was raw & our service was horrible!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food always

N
Dallas
135 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

There was an obnoxious group in the bar area where we dined and it ruined the atmosphere of our meal. Food was ok but the noise level was disappointing.

MH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time. Andy is the best server and bartender

H
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband & I go to Francescas often. The food is so good. The carpaccio is the best we’ve ever had. Muscles are great too. Spicy sauce but not overpowering. Wine is also a great value. I usually have one of there pastas which is always good but last night I tried there salmon with tomatoes over spinach. Wonderful. We always ask for Dennis as he does such a great job. Always explains the specials etc.. We always feel so at home there. Not too noisy with some really nice background music. There desserts are great as well but we are usually too full to have any. Lol. PS. They have a really good Happy Hour Monday to Friday.

MP
Chicago
168 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super tasty and convenient, great lunch specials. It seemed that the owners or managers were in and they stopped by the table to see how the experience was going. Appreciate the personal service and attention...
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