La Sorella di Francesca

4.6
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2266 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
A member of the Francesca's Restaurant Group, La Sorella di Francesca features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. The Sun proclaims, "La Sorella has, without question, The Best Italian Food in the Western Suburbs." Located in Naperville, the restaurant encourages the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, rustic Italian cooking, friendly service and fair prices.

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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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vipOktoberfest
Chicago
403 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thurs 6:30pm seated promptly. Requested outside dining, reservations are suggested limited capacity due to social distancing. Food & service was excellent. Most enjoyable dining experience. Celebrated anniversary

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vipKelleyB
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place! So happy to be back!

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SusanL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

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JeffS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was very good. Service excellent. It was a pleasure to eat indoors again. This is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in the Naperville area.

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203Teach
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

They just do things right. Fantastic service. We weren’t rushed, but everything was paced nicely. Outstanding food nearly every time you go. Jose was a very good waiter- and their busboy staff is constantly working to make bread, dirty plates, water, etc all taken care of in a timely fashion. High quality experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even with these unprecedented times, our meal was fantastic and we had a great time dining al fresco. My mom wanted to go here for her favorite pasta that came back on the menu. Max was our server, and has been before, and he was awesome. Very accommodating and attentive. Will definitely be back for the atmosphere and the great service.

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Mike
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Food was excellent, as usual. Understanding the challenges with COVID restrictions, I was disappointed that our waiter was very inadequate. (we wanted to leave an exceptional tip, but just couldn't do it). He missed some orders and tried to charge us for something we did not order. Not the restaurant's fault, but Naperville should try to limit the amount of traffic on Jefferson (or enforce noise ordinances), especially with dining limited to garden seating only. There were many very loud (pop your eardrums loud) motorcycles that were cruising up and down the street, and that took some of the fun out of going out to a restaurant in several months. With those caveats, I still think this restaurant is excellent, but the dining experience left something to be desired.

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KevinP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience2

We sat out in the Alley last week and though great to be out we had dueling music systems between this restaurant and the one next door. Frank Sinatra in one ear, Eminem in the other.....silence would have been better

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SusanD
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Since the state is still on quarantine its hard to find a place to eat, made a reservation but not really satisfied with the time that is available, called the restaurant and they move my reservation without any problem. The place is easy to find, service and food is good, definitely would go back again.

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KatW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

49th wedding anniversary- had dinner outdoors and felt like we were in an intimate bistro in Italy. The calamari was lightly sautéed-not over done and tender—delicious. We both had filets that were huge and grilled to perfection and as requested with a lovely and not overbearing Marsala sauce. For dessert we were treated to a very special tiramisu...perfection. Our servers were masked and very attentive. Food was served hot which is a must for me. We brought our own very special wine for the occasion, and our server Mags was at the ready to keep our glasses filled. The entire experience was the romantic and delightful experience for which we were hoping.

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DanB
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food service ambiance..... I could write a bookmark

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vipKarenS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening - thank you. We had a very enjoyable evening - delicious food, prompt and friendly service, beautiful ambiance. What’s not to love.

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PattiP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food is very good. I had the half chicken. It was moist and the sauce with it was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

We had to sit upstairs which we didn’t mind but we were placed at a table right by the busing center. It was so loud with dishes being dumped into bins constantly. There is a television on the 2nd floor and they had it on ESPN with airing UFC fights. There was so much blood and violence which really wasn’t conducive to a pleasant dining experience.

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Napervillelocal
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We always have a great meal! It’s just so loud- my husband and I could hardly hear each other. So unfortunately because of that reason it’s never our first choice.

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vipGrandee
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was there with my lovely 7 year old granddaughter. We had a great time. The server (sorry I can't remember his name) was so kind and so respectful of my little one! Great service, thanks for the gluten-free options!

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Mrdubious
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aways a pleasurable experience! I work for a local major hotel chain and recommend this restaurant to our guest!

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MindyH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was outstanding and so was the service. Reasonable prices and you get perfect portions. Would highly recommend

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vipRAYM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service phenomenal waitress and the usual wonderful food.

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BryanJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I don't know what else I can say about this place...Hands Down the best place in Naperville!!!

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Moose
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great food made with fresh ingredients. Old favorites are always made even when off menu! Thank you.

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JohnR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Service was good, but felt like we were being rushed. Cadence between servings was a bit too fast for my liking, making it harder to enjoy a relaxing Saturday night meal. Food, as always, was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was wonderful and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was good

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203Teach
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food and always available to go off the menu. Just always fantastic.

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BryanJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can't say enough about the quality of food & service at this location...OUTSTANDING!!!

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vipJaneB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was excellent, the food there is consistently great.
Louis is our favorite waiter. We ask for him because he is so professional, knowledgeable & has excellent customer service.
La Sorella is very fortunate to have Louis on their team.
He’s the best!

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GregoryK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful night! Great service, Excellent food and a classic atmosphere. I noted on my reservation that it was the 9th anniversary of our first date and Luis, the manager, took notice and greeted us at our table and congratulated us on our many years. He also gave us a champagne toast, limoncello and dessert on the house. Our server Steven is a real pro who did not rush us as we took our time to order and enjoy the evening. I've always found Francesca's to be great food especially for the price, but they took it to the next level on this visit!

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vipJohn
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. Our “go to”.

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vipDiningNerd
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful evening and dinner. Server was attentive and cheerful. The food was fresh and well prepared. Salmon was perfectly cooked and the spicy marinara for the steamed mussels was tasty enough to spend time cleaning the plate up with fresh bread.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Service was rushed and it wasn’t so busy it should have been so stressful for the servers. No specials announced, not a very professional server.

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vipVinceP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We actually got married @ LaSorella’s. Food, ambience and service is always good. And of course it holds a special meaning. We love it.

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FranD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This is a wonderful place for fresh, delicious Italian food. Everyone I've brought here has enjoyed it. There are many trendy restaurants where in the end I feel the food was 'meh'. At Francesca's I always feel like it was a treat. And the tiramisu is the most sublime I've had. Perfectly balanced, worth every calorie.

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AmyR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, service was very good

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BryanJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can't rave enough about extremely high level of service or amazingly delicious food...they amaze me each and every time I dine with them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LaSorella never disappoints! It’s our go-to place for any occasion. Lunch is more quiet

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Alyssa
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was great and I really enjoyed their salmon dish. The calamari was also excellent. I would recommend eating here for a nice night out!

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SouthsiderLynn
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We were upstairs in a small room so it was more quiet. Downstairs was super loud. Only complaint was it was sooooo hot where we were sitting. Food was great!

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RandyL
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and excellent food! Although the space is tight the staff managed it well and we didn't feel we were on top of other customers. Very enjoyable evening!

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JILL
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Starts with Service!! It was impressive from the start, had us with a sincere greeting by the Host, then our Table Service, Jordan.
She was inviting, food knowledgeable and friendly.

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