Francesca's Bellezza
Francesca's Bellezza

Francesca's Bellezza

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com/static.asp?path=3115,3264
  • Phone: 7085793500x
  • 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, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Juan Obando
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, 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, Wine Bar
  • 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 100 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 888-937-9009x154
  • Entertainment: Live music on Thursday nights 6:30 to 9:30
  • Special Events: Monday- Kids eat free limit 1 child per adult entree
    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
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.

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 three concepts across 33 locations and four states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 23 Francesca’s Restaurants, five Davanti Enoteca, and five Glazed and Infused locations.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Francesca's Bellezza reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)special occasion (17)romantic (14)good for groups (14)fit for foodies (14)notable wine list (9)kid-friendly (9)great for lunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (4)late-night find (2)Show More
  • As always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    As always, dining at a Francesca restaurant was a culinary delight. I have never been disappointed with one of the Francesca restaurants. There was one point of service that will reinforce my habit of not ordering the meal at the same time of putting in our drink order. Our entrée was place before us in record time followed by our wine and martini. The wait staff was apologetic and a dessert was offered as further apology. This incident will not deter me from dining there again, only never to break my tradition of savoring my cocktail first and then ordering my dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First date
    Miler
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I was very pleased with both the food and the service. Service was attentive, pleasant. With our meal order we split an entree and appetizer and it was a great combination. Very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • johnVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Had a great meal it was pasta day so we tried all of them great special;))
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Deanna
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food is outstanding. I have never had anything that I didn't say wasn't outstanding. They are very accommodating for groups. We were there with a book group and although the band was very good in the bar, they gave us the private room and we could close the door and discuss. The spaghetti with clams and mussels was truly outstanding. Two people raved about the short ribs dish. There were also raves for the butternut squash pasta and the pizza. Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dora
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We have eaten here many times and each time was enjoyable. What we liked is the music wasn't overwhelming. Nobody likes blaring music which many restaurants make the mistake of. People come to talk over dinner, not compete with music.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Was at Francesca's on Saturday at about 7:00----really loud, more than energetic----crying babies, loud teenagers (it did happen to be Homecoming night). Usually, I find the food to be very good at this Francesca's; Saturday's experience did not live up to my expectations. Spaghetti Carbonara was sticky, not creamy. Two of our wine choices were not available; the bar had run out. Although the hostess was aware that this was a birthday celebration (written on Opentable special request), no special accommodations were made when we ordered desserts. At another table, dessert was served with a candle; at our table, dessert was served without forks or spoons! I will return because it is in the neighborhood but this dinner was not my favorite.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • off night
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I are regulary (1-2x per month). This is one of our favorite restaurants. Last Saturday was an off night - I think they were overwhelmed by 2 different Homecomings - and service was poor. I'll look forward to better next time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT FOOD!
    ChicagoBest
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was great, the portions were perfect, the guys cleaning and serving water were awesome but the actual waitress was lame and boring. She hardly stepped up to see us, nor was she helpful with the menu. We had a nice size of people with us, could of been a better experience. I like to cone back with hopes that service improves a bit!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    thequietlife
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've been going to the Francesca chain of restaurants for some time now, and I have never had a bad meal. The restaurants don't feel at all like part of a chain, and the food is always perfectly done. I love that they rotate their menu, too. I'm sure I will continue to visit Francesca's restaurants for years to come.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Bobby
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    the grouper was outstanding. The service was great. Olivia the bartender is always attentive the manager is very friendly. we love going there for a good evening of great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience.
    SteveK69
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had arrived early for our reservation and were able to be seated within a few minutes. The service was excellent. Our appetizers and dinners came out perfectly. The waiter made some nice suggestions about the daily specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happydiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I had an enjoyable time celebrating our wedding anniversary. Tracy, (our server) was very nice and helped with out choices. the food was very good and we have shared that with our friends and family. We used to live in Oak Park, so we knew of you location in Forest Park, when I went to the internet to see the menu I found out about your other location, and since we had moved to Westchester, you La Grande location was the best choice. Please correct my name to James, not Jsmes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    Bobby
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always a great place to dine. The manager is very friendly and so is the bar girl Olivia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    rnlmcs1VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Always enjoy Francesca's. Great food and pasta is always great for sharing
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Wilt
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We've had a good experience here in the past but this evening the children were screaming, the service was sub-par and the rissoto was served cold. A little more attention to our group's table would have been appropriate. The manager should be more aware of how the room is operating.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great food, friendly service and very comfortable seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but could be great
    Mirielle
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This Francesca has a lot going for it in terms of location, service and ambiance. What could be improved is food quality. I had the Farfalle with the vodka sauce, salmon and asparagus, priced at 14.99. What I got was a big bowl of farfalle decorated with lovely green herbs and bits of red pepper, but disappointingly small portions of the salmon and asparagus. For the price I suggest much more of the "main attractions"--surely doubling the salmon and even tripling the asparagus would not be cost prohibitive and would make the dish more substantial. As an aside, three of us had this dish and three of us gave it a "ho hum" in terms of thrill value.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the Trip
    smota
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The asparagus/bleu cheese/tomato salad was wonderful! A nice balance of flavors and textures, the dish was visually appealing and a great way to start the meal. My pasta, however, was merely adequate. I ordered ravioli tartufati with great anticipation. The sauce, while rich and velvety, had no garlic flavor. The pasta dough was thinner than your average ravioli and because it was slightly overcooked, melded into the sauce and the filling resulting in little flavor and a disappointing mouth feel. I would, however, give Francesca's another try. The staff was friendly and attentive, the beer list included some lesser-known breweries, and the prices were less than I expected.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic date night
    Couple
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great for a date night! Our waitress was friendly and personable and gave good recommendations. There was live music as well. We will be going back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 406 reviews are from the Francesca's Bellezza reviews archive.
  • Service just okay
    SuburbanWife
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Wait staff wasn't very responsive. For example, we asked for more bread when the entrées were brought out and it never came. Also was not offered seconds on our drinks. Food was good though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • comfortable and cozy
    ladyjane
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We met with a group of relatives including a one year old and we had a very enjoyable evening for dinner. The service was wonderful, very attentive and the quiet atmosphere allowed us to converse and share conversation without straining which is too common these days. We had a pleasant evening!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for dinner meetings on Thursday
    Uninformed
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We scheduled an important dinner meeting only to find ourselves unable to hear one another
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marginal
    chanemcoco
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I have thought this for a while. The food used to be excellent and a treat, when the company was smaller. But not mass production has it just marginal. I have experienced this at many of their locations. I keep going back because I think it should or would be better but it is not. I have a gift card to use and once that is done, I will move on to another spot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I always enjoy the different Francesca 's and this was the first time to the Lagrange location. Very nice, similar to the others and we were able to take our time and the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    GMaBVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Dined recently for lunch with good friends. Service was terrific. Chicken marsala is not on the menu, but a great little secret is that Francesca's will do their best to accommodate requests. Friend who ordered it was thrilled with it. We had the Wed. luncheon special, which includes soup or salad, entree, a little bruschetta, and dessert. Salad was a bit ordinary, but the rest of the food was really nice. Would highly recommend the Francesca restaurants for small and large groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Mothers Day Brunch!
    RitaB
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My mom. And sister enjoyed. The brunch buffet. They were able to try offerings they may. Not have ordered otherwise
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service
    J9freed
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We went for a pre-mother's day dinner and had a good time. The food and wine were excellent, but I cannot say the same for our waiter. We had to ask the bus-boy to find our waiter three times (since he never came to check on us). The few times he did come to the table he was rude and/or forgot our drinks. Again, great food and atmosphere, but the service was a huge disappointment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No better choice
    1101VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We come here fairly often and are never ever disappointed in the service or the food. I have been to other Francesca restaurants, but this one is the best. La Grange has quite a few restaurants from which to choose and for those seeking Italian, there is no better choice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great favorite
    RowHas
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Have been here before and will be back again. We always have great service and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian Treasure
    cwardpm
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great Meals! Everyone I was with really enjoyed their dinner selection. Wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Had a drink at the bar and found the bartender really very helpful with the menu and wine list.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service
    Tarheelborn1VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We enjoyed dinner at Francesca's Saturday night. The Salmon with Calamari was very good as was the Minestrone soup. Lava cake dessert was excellent but a very small portion for the price.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mizzwizzVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Return visit after a five year absence was a great experience. Ambience and food offerings have improved. Will be returning in months rather than years. Try the Chicken/Pasta combos - always winners.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and atmosphere decline
    David
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Food!
    Maggie
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Susan
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizers better than Entrees
    DanaVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get together
    Mikie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Had a fun evening with good friends and an excellent meal in a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great nite out with the girls
    LadyDiner
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • had the chicken parm for lunch...an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    had the chicken parm for lunch...and enjoyed a bottle of wine for a $10 discount! Great lunch!! Fast service
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent value, great food
    Eatgood
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.