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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Sun 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Mon - Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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!!!
Food with amazing atmosphere was good only thing I wish they had some more pasta options
Excellent food . Authentic but innovative cuisine. Not your typical Italian restaurant. Great dining and service at reasonable price.
Great food and great service!
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!
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!
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.
Always a great place to dine with great staff and service.
Delicious food with very nice service. Will definitely come back !
The restaurant week menu was great. More food then we could eat.
Great service and delicious food!
Our server Angie, offers impeccable service each and every visit. The food was delicious and just outstanding. Francesca Amici never disappoints. A family favorite!
This is such a staple and always the best. Great vibes and people. Unreal food!
Food was great, just took a long time for the food to come out
Tried and true place for a date
We had Angie as our server this evening and dinner and service were outstanding!
Everything was great. Very enjoyable and satisfying experience.
The food and dessert was super delicious!
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.
We had a very nice Valentine dinner, good food, good service, reasonable prices.
Valentine’s Day date was a success. No wait time with reservation, great service and great date. Thank you
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!
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.
Food was great; sat by the bar area and the door wasn't closing when people came it so was a tad chilly.
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.
Best restaurant on earth. Best bartenders and servers.
We are always treated extremely special. Loved our server Angie!
The meals are always great. The waitstaff are always superb!
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.
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!
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.
Everything went great
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.
Chicken was raw & our service was horrible!
Good food always
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.
Great time. Andy is the best server and bartender
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.
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...