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Francesca's Fortunato
Francesca's Fortunato

Francesca's Fortunato Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com/index.asp
  • Email: fortunatocontact@miafrancesca.com
  • Phone: (815) 464-1890
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Scott Harris - Chef de Cuisine: Rafael Aggurie
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Francesca's Fortunato offers a complete catering menu. Call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Francesca’s Fortunato is the perfect location for all of your special events. Our family style menu, “Tavoli di Amici” (Table of Friends), encourages an interactive dining experience in a sophisticated trattoria setting for groups of 15 to 175 guests. Whatever the occasion, Francesca’s Fortunato has a wide variety of choices to fit your individual tastes.
  • Private Party Contact: Lauren Walsh (815) 464-1890

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oak
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on Kansas Street or Oak Street. There is also a large public lot on Oak Street
A word from Francesca's Fortunato
Francesca’s Fortunato is the 13th restaurant in "The Family of Francesca's Restaurants." Francesca's Fortunato brings to Frankfort and the surrounding area a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

The menu changes almost daily, but always offers a tempting selection of appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, fresh fish, veal and chicken preparations. Our extensive wine list includes carefully selected Italian and Californian wines that will complement your meal perfectly.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We took my twin great nieces to celebrate their birthdays. They are 12 years old and they love Francesca's. My wife & I enjoyed a delicious meal from the adult menu and the girls loved the dinner from the children's menu. They also received a drink and gelato with their dinner. My wife & I shared a lemon pie desert which was delicious. The portions are large and we were able to have lunch the next day. We had an early dinner as I know it gets a little noisy later in the evening."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "One of the best features of this restaurant is the ability to create your own personalized dish. They allow you to add or delete any ingredient to make it to your specification. The service is over the top!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "the tables were a bit close together and it was a bit loud and made it difficult to have a conversation. But the great food more than made up for it."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful! However, it was almost too loud to talk at all."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Title says all. If loud ambiance not an issue w you, highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We've been here 4 times in 2 weeks. Love it, love the food!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was very good although the waiter was not very welcoming."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Fantastic food and wine!!! Excellent service - attentive but not clingy!!! We were going to theater and they got us out in plenty of time!!!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The atmosphere here was dark and romantic. Moderate noise level. I had the beef carpacio which was excellent and the veal saltumbucco which was also very good. The veal was falling off the bone tender and the polenta with marscarpone chesse was delicious. The chocolate flourless cake was outstanding. Would definitely recommend this place."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The menu, while appearing to be hand written was just a a copy. I first thought , Great new items to try, but imagine my surprise when this menu was exactly the same as the carry out menu from a visit a year ago. It is shameful that the management of a chain like this is too lazy to have menus printed. The salads we all had were so uninspiring & bland that just 24 hours later no one could recall what was in them. The entrees were cooked properly, but so flavorless none if the four of us ate half of their meal."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Never disappointed by a meal here. Proud to be a frequent diner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time here and I'm very glad I made a reservation! The place was packed! It was hard to wait to be seated because there wasn't much room to stand. The revolving door doesn't help because only one person can leave at a time. There was another regular door on the side but fir some reason they wouldn't let me use that door. Very noisy inside. Not a romantic place but the food was great! We may go back again but try a weeknight instead of the weekend."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We've been to this location a few times and it has always been enjoyable. Service was great! Food is very good and a great value. Look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had 8 of us. We arrived early and were seated immediately since the restaurant was not busy. We were rushed from the time we sat down to order. The waiter was very courteous but wanted our order immediately. Our food was very good but clearly got the impression through the whole dinner they wanted us out in a hour. We were never offered a refill on our coffee and they took the oil bottles off the table and re-filled them. Clearly they were overbooked which we noticed when we left through the crowd waiting and everyone was complaining! We would have been out of the restaurant in less than an hour if we let them rush us. With 8 people I do feel we need at least 1.5-2 hour window. We did not overstay that figure."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Athentic Italian and yummy!!! :) best Italian I have ever had. Everything from the ambience, wine list, food and service was Perfect!!!! Thank you!!!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This restaurant is consistent with great food and service. I tad pricey, but it hits the spot when you are looking for that special night out. Ambience is nice, food is served at the right temperature, and the taste is the closest thing to Italy. Once again, we were very happy with our visit and will continue to come back."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Long wait, 3/4 hour after reservation time. Very crowded waiting area. Hostess did not know who they were calling for tables and people were passed over for their reservations. Desert was not nearly as good as at their st Charles location."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I ordered linguine w/shrimp. My dinner came w two decent size shrimp (happy)and about five very small shrimp(sad). Very disappointed. The food was flavorful and the pasta was al dente the way I like mine. Someone could have warned me that they ran out of the big shrimp. My wife is always hesitant to order dishes w shrimp unless she knows the place. I expected better. No I didn't bring it to the wait staff's attention. My wife's salmon was delicious."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Wonderful food, although a limited menu but everything on it is great. Great service, always friendly in a great part of old Frankfort."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I had great time. I appreciate the waitress tell me that certain item is out on menu then tell me she made a mistake. She took the extra measure to ask the chef if a sauces was still left or out on menu. Waitress also help us pick out as wine to celebrate our night. Only bad thing was they didn't do what I ask for them to do for me to make the night romantic."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Francesca's Fortunato in Frankfort is an all time favorite. It never disappoints us. It was quite busy and energetic on Valentine's weekend, but they rose to the occasion. The food and service were great even though it was busy. Highly recommend it for a casual dinner or a special event,. Vicky, the hostess, is always friendly and never forgets a face. A warm greeting always makes us feel welcome!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Restaurant is quite small for special occasion evenings. Very crowded with not many places to go while waiting. We didn't have to wait long but once we were seated, we were basically seated rignt on top of he next couple. The restaurant had over accommodated for the evening adding a lot more tables of 2 to fit all of the couples. I wasn't a fan of hearing the others conversations. The food itself was good. However, I orderd the heart-shaped ravioli and it ended up being one large red ravioli for %$18.99. The food is good but a bit overpriced. It didn't even come wth soup/salad. I would not recommend this becomming a regular dinner spot."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We are always pleased when we eat at Francesca's in Frankfort. This time, they went to great lengths on Valentines weekend to help surprise our daughter for her engagement. Wonderful memories were created to compliment the atmosphere and food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We go to Francesca's once a week for Martinis and carrpacio at the bar. Their carrpacio is absolutely the very best. We went for a nice dinner on Valentine's Day and felt rushed; I understand that this day is one of their busiest, however, we did have a reservation. Once we asked for some more time to talk during the courses, they did accommodate us."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It's always a great experience to dine at Francesca's. From the fabulous bartenders, to our favorite waitress Kathy and of course the great food. My husband had the Sea bass and I had the filet. Both were cooked to perfection. Another job well done Francesca's."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Lighting was too dark. Had to use light on phone to read it. Food was rather bland with the exception of the bruschetta. That was incredible. However, you will get more food than you can eat. Attentive staff was friendly and accomodating. A nice place overall but too pricey for the satisfaction."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Ive been to a few Italian restaurants but this place out did the others. .food was EXCELLENT! !! My wife and I will DEFINITELY go back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "A much different and improved experience that our last visit."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food was quite good, and a good value for the price. The service was a little slower than what we would have wanted, but it was 7:00 pm and quite busy, so the waiters were in high demand mode. Our waiter was courteous, and he recommended for us to split a dinner salad, which was good advice. The table where we were seated was beneath a heating/AC duct, which was blowing cool air on me during our entire dinner. Fireplace was good for the ambiance. Nice to have an upscale dining choice in downtown Frankfort, and not have to drive into Chicago in order to have that quality, etc."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Good experience, very crowed, our reservations were honored on time. Food was good but, not exceptional. Our room was very noisy making it hard to have a conversation. Our server was outstanding."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We were seated on time in the side dining room near the fire (as requested) and the servers were very prompt and attentive. Our food was excellent and timed well. The servers were also very thoughtful to our children, offering them their choices in drinks and offering them a scoop of gelato at the end of the meal (as included in the Kid's meal). Excellent dining experience and we will be back soon!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Food was very good. Service was not good. Too many children and too much noise."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Francesca's is a jewel box of a restaurant situated in historic downtown Frankfort, Illinois. With the fireplace aglow on a snowy Saturday afternoon, the atmosphere was charming. The wait staff was personable and helpful with suggestions and the ingredients used in the dishes truly made the meal. The music was a bit loud for my taste, but as the restaurant filled, the clamor from the patrons helped diminish the noise level of the music. There is a lovely room that was in use for a private party. I look forward to a return visit."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Love this place. great food great scene. make a reservation - its always busy. wish they would open on sundays!!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The staff was friendly and helpful with menu questions. Not too pricey. Great food. Definetly would go back."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "this is the Francesca's in our neighborhood so we frequently dine here. We had a reservation and we were 5 minutes late due to our movie getting out a little later than expected When we arrived it was VERY crowded. I noticed an empty table off to the side in a room I usually try to avoid sitting in-just don't like the mood there. We were told our table wasn't ready so we went to the bar and waited for 20 minutes. The hostess then proceeds to sit us at the table that was open when we arrived. What is up with that?The food was good and so was the service. But that initial table thing really turned me off."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Once again, from start to finish; everything was outstanding."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The atmosphere here is up-scale with an innovative menu. The food was excellent and the wine was a great recommendation from our server. However, the service was spotty. They slipped up twice -- once my husband received only one beef medallion when the specials menu clearly said two, and again at the end of the meal when our waitress brought us the wrong bill. They rectified both mistakes cheerfully and with apologies, but you still don’t expect to see slip-ups like that in a high-end place. We’re usually big tippers, but the experience was enough for us to just leave the standard 15%. Francesca’s Fortunato is still worth a visit, but they need to be more conscientious about their customer service."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "The food is always delicious. The menu changes so there are usually some new delights each time you dine. The restuarant itself is so cute and perfect for date night or a special occassion."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Dined on 12/31/2013