I had a very pleasant outdoorI had a very pleasant outdoor dining experience at Francesca's.
The food was great, service prompt and friendly.
The entire staff was attentive to our needs.
I intend to return in the future, and recommend to friends.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!!!We went to Francesca's for my sons high school graduation dinner on a recommendation. We had a party of 11. We were early about an hour so I called and they did accommodate. That was great of them. We were seated and served pretty quick. They had a lot of large parties and we were in no rush. I found the food to be fresh and Abundant. My teenage kids were able to find something to make them happy on the menu as well. Our server was fantastic. He took really good care of us. To me that's 50% percent of the experience.
I would return to this restaurant.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchThe food was delightful, well prepared, and everyone talked about how good it was was. Our server was very attentive, and managed our time there very well. He never made us feel rushed, and the entire staff worked hard to ensure that plates were on and off the table without interrupting any of the conversation and "sharing".5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall goodAlways great food but this time, we had o wait for ou r table for more than 20 minutes. And it was extreme loud and noisy.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat but service was bit below parBeen a long time fan of Francesca's in Barrington. The salads and bread were fresh. The main courses were good. I enjoyed my dates meal of Penne with asparagus over my dish of a spicy seafood spaghetti. The only reason I knocked the service is our waitress wasn't the best. Our salads came out after over more than a 10 minute wait. I assume This is mainly due to her not checking on us since it was just a mistake in the kitchen. It was a Friday night but the tables weren't at capacity. I think she was just not on her A game as a waitress. It happens.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMvodka and pizzamartini's were great and the pizza was yummmm! ps... they have Willa vodka now!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently Good!Eaten here many times. Quality food and good service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMsuper friendly hostess andsuper friendly hostess and owner. waiter was silent but efficient. the place was soo loud it was very difficult to hear one another. I was not at all happy with our table which was constantly bumped on all four sides by waiters and other patrons trying to get in to their booths or tables. food was good - wine was way overpriced. I think we would have spent more $ and time there if our waiter would have been even a little engaging, but he was zero personality.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Italian restaurant withAn Italian restaurant with the ambience white table cloths bring, serving great wines, personable service, and food worth the time and money. This restaurant is one of our favorites. The changing menu allows us to come frequently without becoming bored by our choices. The only flaw is that it gets noisy as the crowds grow. The bar always appears to very lively. Open Table makes booking a table Quick & easy.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, another great nightAs always, another great night at Francesca's Famiglia! I love to be remembered and greeted warmly at the bar even though I'm not a "regular." New menu items are always worth a try - never disappointed.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the online booking.Loved the online booking. Wish doctors offices had that3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMfood and service excellent.food and service excellent. very fresh and made to individual order. we loved it.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and foodWe usually go to the Dundee Francesca's and decided to try another location. We were quite pleased with this location; it's larger, has a bigger bar and the service was very attentive. It was great to be able to maneuver between tables without having to excuse ourselves or bump into people.
My husband had the special of trout w/ roasted tomatoes and spinach. I had the mushroom ravioli. Both were delicious. We do think the drink prices are too high; $9 for house wine is absurd, but I realize that's where they make their money. We'll be back.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is excellent, just likeFood is excellent, just like all other Rrancesca's restaurants. Lots of room in this restaurant, so can enjoy a quiet private evening. Kid friendly menu!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMvery good food and wine selectionvery good food and wine selection at an affordable price!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat pasta, delish dessertsGreat pasta, delish desserts and good service. A little loud for the older guests..3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceWe met late and closed the place, but they never once made us feel like we had to rush. Everyone treated us like they valued our being there, from the host to the waitstaff and everyone in between. Food is wonderful and the dining area has a warm, relaxing atmosphere.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday celebration spot!I took a friend for a birthday celebration --- he loved the food. The ambience, and the special dessert!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good quality food & goodVery good quality food & good service.The veal medallions were wonderfully prepared and decent portions.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM