Francesca's Campagna
Francesca's Campagna

Francesca's Campagna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com/static.asp?path=3115,3245
  • Phone: 8478447099x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday: 4:00 - 10:00
    Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Damaso Espino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: One room in the back for private parties of 40 and under is available. The restaurant can also rent out our whole restaurant for larger parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Andrea Alvarez (888) 937-9009x158

Getting there

  • Cross Street: RT 31 and RT 72
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and a parking is available behind the restaurant.
A word from Francesca's Campagna
Francesca’s Campagna opened in February 2000 and is the 7th restaurant in The Francesca's Restaurant Group bringing downtown West Dundee a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Francesca's Campagna reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)special occasion (26)romantic (18)fit for foodies (14)notable wine list (13)great for lunch (8)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Perfect Italian!
    DinaLotVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Francesca's Campagna is one of our neighborhood favorites! Wonderful food, home-like, warm atmosphere, and great service make this a perfect dining experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dining Experience
    KG31
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Just the place when looking great Italian food. Reasonably priced menu selections sure to suit all diners. Great wine list and always excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is consistently very good here. Daily specials are a good deal. The calamari appetizer is perfectly lightly breaded to not be over powering. It's our Italian restaurant for special occassions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Always
    BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Love Francesca's for the food, but not crazy about the atmosphere. Had a group of 6 there for a business dinner and requested (and got) a round table in the back room. It was very tight because we were close to another bigger group. Also, the temperature was way too warm back there. Saw someone from the staff turn the thermostat down but it never really became "cool". The food is great but they need more space and more air.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations - Seating
    LLSA
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I booked my reservations through Open Table well in advance for a client dinner at Francesca's in Dundee. Unfortunately, we were seated next to the bathrooms (gross) and the bussing station. I did not want to rate the Noise Level based on the options provided. It was so noisy where we were seated and not in an energetic way. The constant plates being tossed in tubs, waiters and bus boys conversations did not make for a good experience and made conversations difficult. Overall, it was a poor experience through Open Table. I would not recommend Open Table or the restaurant for private, romantic or business lunches or dinners. Since I had to answer question #2, I checked "kid-friendly."
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Don't waste your time or money!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Poor, rude service from our server Kate. She actually told my mother in law "listen honey is this good enough for you". Given banquet style wine glasses, while the locals had crystal wine glasses (even the man in the sweatpants at the bar)... the manager told us we didn't deserve them because they are too expensive to waste on us. If you don't live in the area don't bother. The food was just OK. One toilet in the bathroom and it was clogged and didn't flush. Unfortunate experience, especially since we were there to celebrate my daughters birthday and money was no object!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great menu selections
    Alien2451
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent menu & wine choices. You can't go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner Out
    Tgalos
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was very good but they service was air headed. To start my wife's salad order was wrong and at the end I ordered a cappuccino to go with dessert and by the time they remembered to bring it to the table dessert was over. Despite service woes I would go back as the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very pleasant evening.
    Quietisnice
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We met here with long time friends for a meal and a long chat. The section of the restaurant we requested was closed, but we were given a table where the noise level was a little better than other locations. The wine list is quite good, with a range of prices. The pasta dishes are excellent, and moderately priced. Other dishes (which we didn't order) seemed rather pricey. Our waitress was sensitive to our need to talk and gave us plenty of time to do so. Two of the dishes arrived with the wrong items, but were quickly replaced with the correct ones. As compensation, our salads were comped by the restaurant. All in all, a very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food selection
    carla
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We enjoyed our food, but were next to two very loud mouthed women who got louder by the minute. I guess we should've asked to be moved to another table in the other room. My husband was in for a short weekend visit and unfortunately couldn't even carry on a decent conversation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place to go
    lovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Wonderful food great service... a real find to have a business meeting or a friendly conversation
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Espresso Martini to die for!
    JEN8579VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We dine at Francescas in West Dundee often and the food is always good. The bruchetta alla Romana is AMAZING and we order it at every visit. For new diners, i recommend looking up the menu before making a reservation because the menu changes monthly/often. At this visit i ordered the espresso martini which was fantastic! probably the best i have ever had!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • our dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We visited on a Wednesday evening. We were seated promptly & our table was visited by our server relatively quickly. But from there, the service was less than desirable. Don't know if our server was inexperienced or just too swamped, but she would routinely walk by our table without stopping, even when I raised my hand to get her attention. She even delivered our check to the wrong table. They did seem to be short-staffed for the number of patrons. Food was excellent, & delivered fresh & hot to our table. Would give them another shot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner guest
    Jessie928
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Francesca's was a decent experience. The menu did not offer many options. The dining room is tiny and crowded. I was a bit disappointed because I had heard many fabulous reviews from my neighbors about Francesca's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good!
    weh2fun
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We have dined at Francesca's Campagna many times. We always have great food and great service and this visit was no exception. Carlos was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. My husband ordered the skate and was very, very happy with the meal. I ordered pasta with Italian sausage from the gluten-free menu and Carlos asked me questions to determine the extent of my allergy - very accommodating. We were dining with a friend and lingered over coffee and dessert and did not feel rushed at all. This restaurant is on our short list of favorites and we have celebrated several special occasions here. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Francesca's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed our first trip to Francesca's, the food was great, our staff member was very attentive to our needs. We were only one of the two tables in the restaurant that afternoon, so we really had a quiet wonderful meal. It's probably a little louder when the place is full. We loved it though, and would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing food
    greatseafooddishes
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to celebrate his new job. Our server made excellent dinner and drink suggestions for the both of us. We were so pleased with our food even our next table neighbors copied our entrees.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious food
    Luvpasta
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Francesca's is our favorite spot for special occasions - birthday, anniversary etc. The food is always excellent, the service is friendly and helpful and the atmosphere is very pleasant. We have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for me, good for you.
    SchamaLemonDingdong
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Like the food & the ambience. Very attentive wait staff and table service. The salmon & the skate dishes were excellent. Steak was tasty but overdone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, great value
    PolishRev
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Attentive service, recognized our special occasion. Food full of deep flavors. Good wine pairing. Halibut and crab, sweet and savory mix. Lava cake just the right ending.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Road To Predition
    asdf1234VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    This is where part of the movie was filmed but that doesn't matter. What matters is the comfortable atmosphere with the white linen table cloths, down to earth and friendly wait staff, the great food, how quiet it is, this is what mattered. Repeat for us and will again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 413 reviews are from the Francesca's Campagna reviews archive.
  • JillVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We were looking for a dinner spot where we felt certain the food would be good and found Francesca's Campagna. Like other restaurants in the chain, this spot was pretty similar to the others. Our meals were good, although not great. Our server was friendly and attentive. The room was a bit loud due to tables being fairly close to one and another and people don't realize how much their voices carry. The menu was a bit limited - my boyfriend was in the mood for lasagna but they didn't have it or anything close to it. I tried a pasta dish that was broth based. Not very flavorful, rather bland. Not the best food we've had at Francesca's but we are still fans and would go back again to give them another shot.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food!
    KimJ
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great food! Noise level a little loud for our liking and the service was slow.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Francesca's
    GinoVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Whenever I am in town for business I lays have dinner at Francesca! I love this place. The pollo arrosto with potatoes is amazing. The pizza and pasta is also yummy! I will be back to dine there soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    LininElgin
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Francescas has fantastic food! Great service! Relaxing atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal !
    Patti
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Delicious Tilapia, not breaded, served in a light sauce with spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms was on the Thursday night special menu as one of four entrees. I would definitely order this again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Big Shot got better service
    Spitfire
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The party of four next to us got all of the attention of our waiter while we sat and had to fend for ourselves...we felt like they were first class and we were coach.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Dinner
    Jennifer
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Dinner was fantastic and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Our server was very attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for a First Date, too!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Though I am married this place is special and the food and service is 5 star. A gem of a place for first time dates....
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limited LUNCH MENU
    Archie
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Very disappointed with the lunch menu and limited choices...geez I couldn't even get lasagna...
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Time at Francesca's!
    mealseeker
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I have wanted to eat at this restaurant for some time, and finally got the chance last week. It was stupendous! The food was amazing, and the service was certainly outstanding. We cannot wait to come back and bring our spouses!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Paulababy2000
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I went to Francesca's with 2 others for a celebratory dinner. We had a reservation and were seated immediately upon arrival. We ordered a round of drinks, and an appetizer. The appetizer was asparagus and carmelized onion bruschetta, and was amazingly delicious! Our entrees were brought in a timely fashion and were outstanding as well. We each ordered different items. One ordered salmon, another ordered mussels diavalo, and penne with vodka sauce. Everything was fantastic! Matter of fact, we ate every bite and left empty plates behind. I have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh Italian Options
    bobbyV
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Very special little place with great daily menus with varied selections. If you don't see something that looks appealing - ask for something else. They will do their best to accommodate your preference. Good wine choices and friendly, attentive service. This is must for any business trip to the area for me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Our Favorites!
    JulesK
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The Italian food is plentiful and fresh, changes seasonally and plenty of options for both carnivores and vegans. The staff is attentive and everyone gets welcomed by the manager at some point during their visit. Even when it's crowded we never feel rushed. Save room for dessert, the pistachio gelato-served on its own or in a flaky pasty is one of my all time favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little spot!
    Adam
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Dined on a Sunday early evening.. Service was fantastic from our waitress and also the front of house manager was very helpful and hands on! Recommend the risotto as an app. Filet & salmon were cooked perfectly, with excellent flavors. We will return again when en route to Chicago!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • underwelmed
    Gibster
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This is the forth time that we have eaten at this Francesca's and each time we hope for the quality to improve, but it hasn't. We eat at the Francesca's in St Charles and the food is very good and consistent there, however all four of our meals were okay, but not worth the money. Our waiter forgot to get the bread, messed up the drink order, didn't offer cheese for the oil and overall was poor at attending to us.. Had it not been for the water boy/dish remover, we may not have seen the waiter. Any future meals at Francesca's will be in St Charles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem in Dundee
    vj314
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Francesca's is a staple - reliable delicious food and a wonderful staff and atmosphere. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Menu
    Bobhg
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Always some reliable favorites AND something new. I took a chance on the roasted tilapia. It was fantastic. I am still thinking about it and trying to figure out how to make it myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Jeff
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I thought food was very good, but the $ was a little high.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious, our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The food was delicious, our server was very friendly and we had a very nice time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.