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Francesca's Bellezza
Francesca's Bellezza

Francesca's Bellezza Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com
  • Email: bellezzacontact@miafrancesca.com
  • Phone: (708) 579-3500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday- Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Scott Harris; Chef de Cuisine, Juan Obando
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have a catering menu available and can accomodate with needed plateware and silverware
  • Private Party Facilities: Francesca’s Bellezza’s philosophy of simple, rustic cooking - served in a casual sophisticated dining atmosphere - is one that we proudly carry over to event planning. Our dining room can accommodate up to 80 guests in a semi-private setting and is the perfect spot for social events and company outings where complete privacy is not required.

    For group events of 14 guests or more, we encourage you to dine in the traditional Italian style of “Tavoli di Amici” or “Table of Friends”. This concept creates a lively and interactive meal, offering an eclectic selection of flavors spanning four to five courses. An extensive selection of wines and hourly beverage packages are available for group events. Our event planners are able to assist you in selecting a menu and beverages to compliment your budget. Group events are available 7 days a week and both lunch and dinner, including Sunday lunches!
  • Private Party Contact: Lauren Walsh (888) 937-9009 x154
  • Entertainment: Live music on Thursday nights 6:30 to 9:30
  • Special Events & Promotions: Monday-Friday 1/2 Price Appetizers in Bar Area
    Monday-$10 off Bottles of Wine
    Tuesday-$10 off Bottles of Wine
    Wednesday-Chefs Choice 3 course meal $24.99
    Thursday-Live Music and $5 Martinis
    Saturday-$5 pizzas for lunch only
    Sunday-$9.99 Spaghetti & Homemade Meatballs

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cossitt
  • Public Transit: A Metra BNSF train stop is located just 2 blocks north.
    CTA stops located throughout downtown Lagrange
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free parking on surrounding streets and in adjacent Village of La Grange parking structure.

    There is valet available at a charge on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
A word from Francesca's Bellezza
Nestled in the quaint downtown shopping district of the Village of La Grange, Francesca's Bellezza opened its doors to guests in March of 2009. As the 17th addition to the Chicago-based Francesca’s Restaurants group, Francesca’s Bellezza offers guests “simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices”; a winning recipe for Francesca’s since 1992. Their menu features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. A carefully chosen collective of wines and several signature martini’s make the perfect accompaniment to an outstanding dining experience.

Italian for beauty, Francesca's Bellezza lives up to its name featuring an intricately designed bar, lofty ceilings and a quaint trattoria feel. Striking photographs of rural Italian life by Paul Elledge line the walls to create a comfortable, urban setting throughout.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Service was extremely poor today. Waitress asked for our drink order two times before anyone was seated, as I sat down and shortly after that. Sat in a corner where we all had to read names left by kids, we hope, in crayon on the bricks around our table. At the end of the evening our waitress was hard to find. Other wait staff and hostess were much better."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Since we dined on Friday and it's Lent, we all had fish or a vegetarian pasta dish. The food is authentic Italian cuisine. Service was good. The place was filled. Noise level was moderate for being full."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Outstanding meal! Every morsel was delicious! Calamari was perfectly prepared, not chewy at all, just right. Salad of pea pods, tomato and cucumber was delightfully fresh and crispy. Loved the prosciutto with mushrooms, tender and not too salty. Halibut was divine, all flavors outstanding. Topped it off with the chocolate lava cake, again just right, not overwhelming or heavy, just perfect! I've seldom been SO impressed by such a meal."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Went here for a girls night. The portions were huge so of course we ordered way too much food, we could have just had appetizers and been full. We had the calamari fritti which was good and the carpaccio tre-colore was melt in your mouth delicious, beautiful presentation and lovely tasty toppings, I'm not even a carpaccio person, although maybe I will be now. The pizza quattro stagioni was ok, crust was kind of mushy in the middle, it was much better after it sat a long time and as a left over heated back up in the oven. The chicken desperata was the best entree we ordered, it was superb, I had the salmon which was ok, a little too heavy for my liking and we had a penne pasta dish can't remember which one but it was not good at all."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Had a fun evening with good friends and an excellent meal in a nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Fit for a nice date, to a night out with the girls, it's just a little bit pricer than your average place but well worth it for the nicer quaint dinning experience from the great food to the tasty cocktails, to the excellent service. Not your run of the mill dinner outing, so well worth it!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "had the chicken parm for lunch...and enjoyed a bottle of wine for a $10 discount! Great lunch!! Fast service"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Great service with friendly staff. Good wine list and good food."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "As always this restaurant offers a great menu selection, the food is always very good. Service is very good and very customer friendly.The restaurant is always clean and orderly."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "....food was very good....I enjoy the "Francesca's" restaurants and have been to five of them at different locations, the LaGrange location is closet and convenient ....it did take quite a while to get our cocktails-15 minutes....the excuse was - we have a new bartender-I ordered a ' brandy old fashion ' and the server brought me a brandy alexander-I sent it back and it took more time before my cocktail was correct ....server and bus staff were there for our needs...."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Beware of this restaurant, unless you are a millionaire and don't mind throwing away money for questionable food, I would not recommend Francesca's. My wife and I went their for Valentines Day and I have to say that I was extremely displeased. if you are a Carnivore and like meat with your meal Francesca's is not the place for you. The only people i would recommend this restaurant to would be skinny vegetarians who are more into presentation than substance."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food is always fresh. The sauces are tasty but light. They don't overwhelm the dish."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Too many other decent Italian places in the area with good service, much better food, and far more fairly priced. Did not get first course for 45 minutes! Then, it was unimpressive..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Francesca's in Chicago has a much better gluten free pizza The crust here was dry and like cardboard. Udi's frozen gluten free pizza is better and a third of the cost"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Wait staff was attentive yet not over bearing. Let us dine at our leisure. We never felt rushed. Food was excellent. Reservations so easy and even easy when we had to change dates."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Generouus food portions made perfectly. Quiet and very nice setting with very good food and drink."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "GREAT lunch..great service...great music....and homey atmosphere!!! The $10 off wine on Mon and Tues is great!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "The fish specials are my favorite here. Always changing and to my liking. We usually dine in the bar as I like the high top tables and the bar activity. This really is my favorite restaurant without having to go downtown. Great service and warm bread...heaven."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Waited 30 minutes for table even though we had reservation. Given wrong check at bar which bartender insisted was correct until other bartender who waited on us came up to correct. Felt really rushed to order, eat and leave. We had just sat down and waitress already asking if we were ready to order. One of the ladies ordered a glass of Asti which was flat when it arrived. She sent it back and got back what appeared to be her same glass but with some Prosecco added to it for bubbles. Completely different taste! Waitress asked for our entree orders at the same time we ordered appetizers. Entrees were delivered the second we had finished our appetizerswhich were very good, entrees were luke warm and tasted just OK. Not up to normal tonight!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great New Years Day Dinner. As with any of the Francesca's, the food is great, the menu has something for everyone and reasonably priced. And don't forget the full bar."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Francesa's on New Year's Eve. The staff was friendly, and we were seated promptly at our reservation time. The server was great, and they were happy to make adjustments to my order to fit my vegan diet. The food was excellent. The only negative was that the tables were spaced too close together. It felt as though we were dining with the couples on either side of us. So, it was difficult to have a private conversation. The Francesca's in Frankfort seems larger and offer more spacing and elbow room. We plan to stick with that location in the future. Oeverall, it was a good experience, and we would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "If you like to try unusual preparations that you won't find at other Italian restaurants, this restaurant will appeal to you. Even if you're palate is more "steak and potatoes", you can still choose and enjoy one of their pizza selections (as I did). The service is their strong suit. Staff are friendly and attentive; service is prompt. Warm food is served warm and is presented well. We happened to visit on a Monday evening, which is "Magic Monday". A magician moves from one table to the next, performing several magic tricks. He had us completely baffled. My family and I have visited this restaurant several times, and have always had a good dining experience. We'll be back."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "went for a late lunch to tide us over til our late night dinner!!The restaurant was so warm..considering it was -3 out.The window table had a great view of the snow and we really felt like we were in a winter wonderland.Abel was our server and he suggested a bottle of wine....$10 off....that really completed the day. My sister-in-law and husband usually go to the location in Bolingbrook,which they like..but now La Grange is their favorite location!They can'y wait to come back on a Thurs night for live jazz."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The waitress was ok she brought drinks, which definitely had alcohol but no fruit taste in them, and the appetizer but was not seen After that until the meal was brought out. My husband asked for a drink menu and one of the other staff brought it out to him set it on the table and then picked it back up and took it away. He didn't have a chance to look at it. Also why was the menu hand written?, sloppy. Then the food was brought out the worst part of the whole thing. My husband's noodles where toughf, my fish tasted like someone took beef gravy and poured it over the top of it. It was not good at all. Finally we got the bill and it was $91.00 so much money for such bad food. I would not recommend this spot."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Never disappointed at this neighborhood spot. you don't have to go downtown to get great food and service."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Our server was great, the food was delicious -- very tasty calamari and the tiramisu was one of the best I've had. My friend and I each ordered the pasta in a cream sauce with asparagus, but we should have split the order. The portions are very generous! Also, the Christmas decorations were understated but very well done. All in all, a very pleasant experience.."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Thank you for a great Christmas Eve dinner! The food was delicious and the service was great"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Food is always very good, but the service on Sat. night was very slow. Drinks kept running out, bread ran out, main course took a very long time to bring after clearing salad plates. The waiter, either inexperienced or overwhelmed, blamed the kitchen (I don’t know what the kitchen has to do with us running out of drinks). This is not the first time we have had a bad service experience, but the food brings us back. Maybe takeout next time?"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "While we were seated over a half an hour after our reservation in a loud area, the manager was quick to make things right; we had attentive service from both our waitress and the manager and they went out of their way to make sure we had an excellent dinning experience. Additionally, they brought us complementary appetizers along with a free dessert for each couple at the table. They even went as far as making a pesto sauce for me, even though it was not on the menu. I would recommend this restaurant along with any of its sister establishments to anyone. Great job!!!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We were surprised how few choices there were on the menu. We would have liked more options; too much chicken."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Went in for lunch and enjoyed the 3 course lunch special.ALOT of food for $15.......was glad they had Thanksgiving decorations up and NOT Christmas.There is a time and place for everything!Can t wait to go back."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "The waiter was in a word, terrible. Our food took a long time to come and he didn't care to really serve us. The table was wobbly. The busboy was much more attentive to us, so much so, we tipped him separately."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Had a great dinner...staff is lively and friendly and very helpful in making menu selections!!Can't wait to go back...."
    Dined on 7/22/2013
  • "On a weeknight, the crowd was lively and mixed, and the food was delicious. We had salads, entrees, a glass of wine for $60 before tax/tip. The whitefish was perfectly cooked, and the quattro stagione pizza was unique and large! I would return for another! Our server was friendly and helpful. Clarence Goodman provided enjoyable musical stylings and comfortable patter with diners."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "I had the mussels and whitefish - really outstanding."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Went in at 8:15 on Tuesday night for my stepdaughters birthday!The butternut squash soup was a delicious start to our great dinner.The dinner and service were spot on!We enjoyed wine and received $10 off our bottle.To our surprise we were treated to a delicious dessert plate with a candle..the funny thing is ..we didnt even tell anyone that we had a birthday!!Now that's SPECIAL!!Thank you for making it a great night..."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "Great place,great food,great service.we went on a Thursday night and they had musicians that made the night romantic.b"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Always trust Francesca's to do a great job with the food. The appetizers of carpaccio and fried calamari that we ordered were delicious. Only thing that marred it was too much vinegar on the arugula salad with the calamari. My pasta entree and my husband's fish entree were cooked to perfection. After all that, we couldn't even squeeze in a coffee and certainly not dessert."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "We had a wonderful meal at Francesca's. I had the lobster pasta special and hubby had fish special. Service was superb."
    Dined on 8/3/2013