Francesca's Campagna
Francesca's Campagna

Francesca's Campagna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com/static.asp?path=3115,3245
  • 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, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Damaso Espino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, 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
  • Catering: We will deliver catered options for $25 delivery fee. Please call restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: One room in the back for private parties of 38 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
59 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (38)special occasion (26)fit for foodies (19)romantic (17)notable wine list (15)great for lunch (9)good for groups (8)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great service and excellent food
    PengoVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Italian food is Italian food. BUT, I will make an effort to come back here (actually Italian food is my favorite, but u can get it anywhere) I have been to several Francesca's in the Chicago area, but this is by far my new favorite. The noise level at some is intolerable due to high ceilings etc. Here it was buzzy but pleasant. The young waiter actually seemed to enjoy his work. He patiently explained several dishes and offered suggestions. He was very well trained (or maybe just a rare natural server?) Other staff (manger - bus boy) were present but never hovered. My guest and I were there for way longer than needed because we wanted to sit and chat. We both felt that this was not only "ok', but expected. We will return!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Laughable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A young woman was their contact person she was inept at best. She advised many patrons were staying to long so we would not be seated for 45 minutes while there were 10-15 open seats available. So I went to Emmets across the street and had an excellent experience. I have traveled in about 40 states, my experience was laughable. Bob Caprel 847-884-7022
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Outstanding menu selections, always changing; always great. Appetizers, entrees, desserts = a must-have; memorable food. Always take out of town guests there; always pleased with the experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Great Food!!!!
    Wondertodine
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We celebrated my husbands birthday and it was a wonderful time. The chef always does a really great job with the food. We've never been disappointed, it's a favorite special occasion restaurant for us. The service we had was very good from the waitress to the bus boy and the noise level of the restaurant was very low which was much appreciated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    RGC516
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have always had very good food and a very good experience at Francesca's. The whole team, host/hostess, servers and buss-boys, and chef's do an outstanding job to make Francesca's a great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and good ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was very good and a reasonable price for 2 people with a bottle of wine. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place to Dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We totally enjoyed our visit to this area and to this restaurant. Food and service both excellent and we are only sorry that we don't live anywhere nearby.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GF options
    GFmama
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I usually hate going to Italian restaurants since they don't always have a good gluten free menu. But Francesca's had outstanding GF pasta options, along with a flourless chocolate cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dish
    Eatalian
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Each night the menu changes for the homemade freshness of all the food, delighted in all that we indulged in
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    foodhappy
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We have been going to this location for many years, and are never disapointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice evening
    DanM
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We have eaten at Francesca's Tavola in Arlington Heights quite often, visited Campagna in West Dundee for a change. It was a very good evening. Good service, bread was outstanding, as always. My wife had the gnocchi. She liked it but preferred the same from Tavola a bit more she said. I had the roasted chicken, excellent as always. Our friend had the roast salmon with shrimp. It looked good, she said it was. We split a tiramisu for dessert, another good choice. I had asked for a quiet dining area on the Open Table reservation. We were seated in a corner area of the upper dining level (not a whole separate floor, just a half dozen steps up from the main). It was great. Overall, a very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food perfect, look forward to next.
    mozzarellaman
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Pork chops were perfectly cooked and moist, and the pasta was both perfectly stuffed and cooked and presented with just enough sauce so that the flavor was not overwhelmed. Dessert was also perfect. I appreciate that the restaurant sent out an Email notifying us of the special menu made with honey, and hope to hear about future specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch out with friends
    JulieAnne
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Nice place for a casual lunch while visiting Dundee with friends. Conversation friendly. Friendly and helpful host and waiter. Food was good and moderately priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saige
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food at Francesca's is consistently good. The service was good but it looked like our server was the only server in the restaurant on that particular night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good lunch options
    BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is the first time I have gone to Francesca's for lunch although I am a repetitive dinner guest. I was a "bit" disappointed in the risotto I had. It was okay but not as wonderful as the risotto I had there for dinner a few weeks earlier. The service is always great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 424 reviews are from the Francesca's Campagna reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
  • 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
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    • 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.