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Francesca's Campagna
Francesca's Campagna

Francesca's Campagna Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com
  • Phone: (847) 844-7099
  • 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, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Scott Harris - Chef de Cuisine: Damaso Espino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, 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
  • Catering: A catering menu is available. The restaurant needs at least 24 hours notice.
  • 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) 937-9009 x158

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 Family of Francesca Restaurants," 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.

Located in downtown West Dundee, the restaurant is poised to become "the restaurant" to dine at in the Western Suburbs. The design features a rolled-mesh ceiling, warm woods, colorful slate and geometric light fixtures. Striking black and white photographs of rural Italian life by Paul Elledge line the walls to create a comfortable, decidedly urban setting.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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.""
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Excellent menu & wine choices. You can't go wrong here."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Wonderful food great service... a real find to have a business meeting or a friendly conversation"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Like the food & the ambience. Very attentive wait staff and table service. The salmon & the skate dishes were excellent. Steak was tasty but overdone."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great food! Noise level a little loud for our liking and the service was slow."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Francescas has fantastic food! Great service! Relaxing atmosphere!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Dinner was fantastic and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Our server was very attentive and helpful."
    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...."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Very disappointed with the lunch menu and limited choices...geez I couldn't even get lasagna..."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Francesca's is a staple - reliable delicious food and a wonderful staff and atmosphere. Highly recommended!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I thought food was very good, but the $ was a little high."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was delicious, our server was very friendly and we had a very nice time."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We ate here to celebrate Valentine's Day. The food was great and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We have dined here prior to this visit. Even though we sat at a table near the bar, the noise was not very loud. You can actually hold a conversation without straining to hear the other person. The entire staff, from the hostess, the waitress, the buss-boys, and even the manager, were very friendly. Very good sized portions, and the food was delicious. I would have no problem recommending this place to have a nice dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We felt like the food prices were expensive for what you received. In one entree the spaghetti was not cooked through. We just ate the shrimp and skipped the noodles. A salad should come with the entree for the price that you pay. We will not be returning since there are restaurants just as good that give you more for your money. The service was very good."
    Dined on 2/8/2014