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Francesca's at the Promenade
Francesca's at the Promenade

Francesca's at the Promenade Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com
  • Email: promenadecontact@miafrancesca.com
  • Phone: (630) 739-6300
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Everyday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Scott Harris
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Francesca’s at The Promenade proudly offers customer-focused special events in the “Mayor’s Room”, our private dining room. Our philosophy of simple, rustic cooking served in a casual sophisticated trattoria setting translates flawlessly to group dining. Our private room can offer both an intimate yet lively atmosphere with the ability to accommodate groups as small as 10 and as large as 40. Perfect for social events, company outings and family get-togethers, consider hosting your next event at Francesca’s!

    Our traditional family-style dining called “Tavoli di Amici” (or “Table of Friends”) creates a lively and interactive meal. Group parties have the ability to choose from a wide selection of menu items to be shared for a full taste of Francesca’s cuisine. From signature salads to pasta specials, guests are able to enjoy the tastes of Italy spanning four or five courses. An extensive selection of wines and hourly beverage packages are also available if you choose.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Gjerde (630) 352-8963

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-55
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Francesca's at the Promenade
Francesca’s at The Promenade proudly offers customer-focused special events in the “Mayor’s Room”, our private dining room. Our philosophy of simple, rustic cooking served in a casual sophisticated trattoria setting translates flawlessly to group dining. Our private room can offer both an intimate yet lively atmosphere with the ability to accommodate groups as small as 10 and as large as 30. Perfect for social events, company outings and family get-togethers, consider hosting your next event at Francesca’s!

Our traditional family-style dining called “Tavoli di Amici” (or “Table of Friends”) creates a lively and interactive meal. Group parties have the ability to choose from a wide selection of menu items to be shared for a full taste of Francesca’s cuisine. From signature salads to pasta specials, guests are able to enjoy the tastes of Italy spanning four or five courses. An extensive selection of wines and hourly beverage packages are also available if you choose.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our experience was great. We had a six person group for a birthday dinner. Our waiter was fabulous. He made great recommendations and knew about every item on the menu. Food was wonderful. I would go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Service was fine. Food was ok but nothing unique or memorable. We've eaten here before and while it wasn't bad, they sat us by the kitchen which was loud and really nothing was special enough to make me want to spend the kind of money to return again. Maybe if I was a high schooler on a first date this place would impress me as a step up from Olive Garden, but even there, you get soup or a decent salad with your meal. Overall just unimpressive for the price."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We had a quiet booth where it was easy to have a conversation. We wanted to take a lot of time to talk, and our server let us set the pace of the meal. The food was great, and we took advantage of the $10 off a bottle of wine special on the two bottles we ordered. We had a very nice evening."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "My husband and I have visited many of the different Francesca locations including the Taylor Street restaurant, and this was by far our best experience. You are not cramped, you can carry on a conversation with your tablemates without yelling, the service friendly and helpful, and the food was fabulous."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "SO glad we decided to dine here following a movie at Seven Bridges. Julian, our server was friendly, professional and competent. Sauteed calamari, pizza, pea pod salad, and the linguini were all delicious. Julian was very helpful with wine and food selections."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was our first time at this location and we had a great time! It was much less noisy than some of the other locations and the food and wine was excellent, as usual."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a client in from out of town and one of my co-workers suggested Francesca's. We had a great dinner and a great time. never knew this resturant was located where is was. Normally i have eaten at other resturants in the Prominade mall. Marc"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I attended with my 5th grade daughter for a very special occasion. The mood was set right. We appreciated the dim lighting. Wooden tables and chairs for a more prominent feel. There are also booths for a more comfortable setting. Seating was well spaced. The food was quick. Bread, olive oil and fresh parmesan were delicious. The quantity of food was large! The two dishes for two people could have fed a group of 5. Food tasted great and was hot. Our special evening was all that we looked forward to for a mother/daughter night out for a special dinner. I would recommend this restaurant. My daughter says the food is unlike any other Italian food she ever tasted. The environment was calm with a nice feeling :)"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Very cosy and friendly restaurant with delicious foods. I would recommend pizzas."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our party of 8 was seated promptly at our reservation time. Food was fantastic! The pork chops...some of the best I've ever had. And our server, Debbie was wonderful. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day and our anniversary at Francesca's. It is one of our favorite places because of the relaxing ambience, the courteous and attentive wait staff, and the entrees created with fresh ingredients and creativity. I had the signature half roast chicken with lemon cream sauce. My husband had spaghetti with shrimp and a garlic lemon-sauce. While his entrée was very good, my chicken was more flavorful. The shrimp needed something to make it "pop"; not anything spicy, but perhaps some fresh basil?? We also had a Caesar salad. Being "Seniors", our appetites are not as large as they used to be, so we passed up dessert; in the past we have had the tiramisu which is some of the best we've ever tasted!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Took my family of four with to celebrate my father's birthday. As always, the food was delicious, the service outstanding and the desserts extra decadent. Love this place!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Once again the food was great, the service was outstanding"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Nice place but the sodium leveles will give you kankles. Getting too commercialized. Not like the humble beginnings."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The food was good and the drinks were great. My wife and I had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I recently became gluten allergic and tried Francesca's gluten free menu. It was fabulous! I will definitely go back and try another gluten free dish!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was great but the service was a little off. We asked for another bread and completely forgot about it. We didn't complain, we assumed it was a busy night and it's valentine's day that's why they forgot the bread. However, it's still a good place to dine."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had been here before for dinner but not lunch. They had a three-course menu for lunch with good options and while I really enjoy their tilapia I had a rigatoni pasta with sausage and peas in a tomato cream sauce that was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed everything and loved the small profiteroles. Just enough. Good portion size."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Good dining experience. A little expensive for frequent use. Limited menu"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "I made a reservation but was told I would have to wait 20 minutes for a booth even though I had told them I wanted a booth when I was there the night before. That being said, the food was very good and they had a fair wine list with moderate prices. Their menu is rather limited and I would prefer more veal choices like marsella, picatta or scalopini - they only had the ossobuco. But again, the food was very good - we had the chicken (very tender and excellent sauce), the sammon- very good, and the pasta with shrimp, tasty but not enough lemon sauce. Their bruchetta was a perfect appetizer with a glass of moscatto, and the chiati classico was excellent. I will definitely return!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Surprisingly our experience was incredibly disappointing. We have been at the restaurant in downtown Naperville with very good results. The service was poor at best. I'm not sure if the server was overworked or under trained. The quality of food was unexciting. Four completely different plates, four people with the same feelings. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We have dined here on numerous occasions both lunch and dinner..routinely and have rarely been disappointed. The wait staff is knowledgeable about both food and wine and very attentive without being intrusive. We will continue to frequent this establishment."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Had a group of 8, got the table by the fireplace. Very nice. As good as any of the Francesca restaurants!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The food was very (poor) in flavor and in quality; It is very costly to pay $15 to $18 for any past dish. This was a far cry from being Itailian food?"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This Francesca's has a lovely decor, including a beautiful water treatment and large fireplace. Food is consistently excellent and, if a booth is available, it can be a romantic experience. Our server was outstanding - attentive without being intrusive. We started with an excellent brushetta. I had the special pizza, my husband had the special steak, which he said as very good, and our friend had a huge bowl of padta with vegetables and a light red sauce. Creme brule for dessert ....ahhh! Overall very good night!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Great italian food, very fast service. Fav restaurant!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We met some friends in Bolingbrook location for dinner. They are big fans/repeat customers of your establishment. They used to frequent the Orland Park location, but don't like the food there anymore. This was our first visit to your Bolingbrook location. The service was good, but our server lacked enthusiasm. She was very attentive, but very blah! My wife and I ordered a salad with blue cheese, cranberries, and walnuts. The dressing was unusual, a very thick consistency, but tasted great, however there was not that many nuts/cheese/cranberries, and they were buried on the bottom of the plate. We ordered salmon, and it was cooked just fine, but arrived in a pool of olive oil, which made it very heavy."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I though the portion sizes were too small for the price."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We've been to Francesca's in Downtown Naperville several times and decided to try this location. It was nice to have plenty of parking options available. I love the fact that you are not sitting right on top of other guests and that you have some personal space. On a Friday night we were seated immediately. The service was great and the food was wonderful. I had the tilapia and my spouse had the spicy sausage special. We'll go again."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Went for lunch with a friend. Shrimp and scallop salad $12.99, very small! 2 shrimp and two small scallops. Had a cup of berries for dessert $7.99. We had no alcohol and out bill was $51.00. Thought that was way out of line for the quality and quantity of food I received. There are other places in the area that gives far more for a better price."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "1/17/14 More variety of food choices. Mahi was cooked fantastic. Otherwise sitting by the fireplace on a cold evening was very romantic even in a early evening setting."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We waited 20 minutes past our reservation for a table. Most open table restaurants seat us no later than 10 minutes past the reservation time. At the time the reservation was made, reservations for 4 people was wide open. The waitress was very good, but the support staff was very aloof. Only interested in dropping off our order and then run away from our table. Had to wait a long time for drinks, bread, cheese and olive oil after request. Seemed like the restaurant did not have enough staff to handle the crowd. Reservation 8 pm. We arrived 5 minutes prior to our reservation at 8 pm for 4 adults and we were seated approx. 8:20 p.m. and the rest of the time we were always waiting for something."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Atmosphere and ambiance was much quieter than other are restaurants we have visited recently which was a welcome change. Part of this may have been due to the snowy evening. Menu selections are somewhat limited, but the salad and pasta dishes we chose were excellent with generous portions. The baguette type of bread was very good! I personally had the giant rigatoni in a Bolognese meat sauce which was absolutely delicious! We will definitely go back to Francesca's again."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I would recommend Francesca's, great food and service."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We always have a good experience here. Efficient service and good food."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "...quality, ever changing menu. Food is consistently good and reasonably priced. We have never had a bad experience here."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "My wife and I have dined at Francesca's at the Promenade on numerous occasions with family, friends and as a couple and have not been disappointed. We have made reservations and have never had to wait, the service is great and the food is excellent."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Had a great Christmas dinner with my wife's family. Everyone was very happy with their meals."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "It's hard to find a really great dining experience on Christmas Eve, but Francesca's in Bolingbrook did a superb job! Most important, the menu choices and food were wonderful. Service was excellent thanks to our very attentive waitress. We especially like the ambiance of this Francesca's location. On a very cold night such as it was, this dining-out experience really warmed up our holiday celebration! Five stars go to this Francesca's!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "My husbandn and I went to this restaurant for christmas eve dinner and It was perfect, I love the place and the food."
    Dined on 12/24/2013