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Francesca's Passaggio
Francesca's Passaggio

Francesca's Passaggio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com
  • Phone: (630) 946-0600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Modern Tuscan
  • Executive Chef: Scott Harris
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Francesca’s Passaggio offers a full catering menu for your next party. Available for pick up or delivery. Delivery charges apply.
  • Private Party Facilities: The private room is ideal for corporate or social functions and can accommodate up to 45 guests for a seated meal, and up to 50 guests for cocktail parties. The private room has lofty ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and French doors leading to the main dining room and patio area.
    Saturday and Sunday afternoons are also available for private events in the main dining room. Francesca's Passaggio's main dining room can accommodate up to 110 guests for seated dining and up to 150 guests for cocktail parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Harrison (630) 352-8963
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment during June-September on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00pm-10:00pm on the Patio
  • Special Events & Promotions: For Private Parties or Special Events please contact Amy Harrison at (630)352-8963

Getting there

  • Cross Street: IL-59 and 95th street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Francesca's Passaggio
Francesca’s Passaggio is the 14th addition to the “Francesca’s Restaurants” family. This location is the second Francesca’s Restaurant to enter the Naperville community, joining its sister store, La Sorella di Francesca, which resides in downtown Naperville. Francesca’s Passaggio features the traditional Francesca’s concept of zesty, earthy cuisine from Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Francesca’s Passaggio encourages the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. Francesca's Passaggio features an outside patio, based upon availability, with a Firepit Table and Bar. Live music on the weekends outside during the summer months.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Highly recommend this restaurant for food and service. Plenty of free parking."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The gluten free pasta made me feel like I was eating real pasta. So fresh with a great taste. The bread came out super warm. Loved my meal!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had a great time with my dad who is in his 70 for fathers day.. which also happened to be the day before my parents 50th anniversary. Very pleasant meal for everyone."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is a pretty good restaurant. I was a little thrown off by the hand written menus. My only complaint is that the table for 2 that we were given was sandwiched between two other tables, along the wall with a long booth-type seat. It was not very romantic, in my opinion. The service was great and our waitress, as well as every employee we encountered, was very nice."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our server told us he was in training, but I never saw anyone train or help him other than the Busser (I worked in the bar/restaurant field as a young person at fine dining restaurants). I ordered their special, which was a salad, an entree, and a dessert for almost $25. It was a great deal! I got the Salmon Pesce del Giorno (Salmon with wild mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and herbs). I also ordered a $10 cocktail (Vodka and pomegranate syrup, lemon Juice= AMAZING) that was actually worth it. The food was excellent. My husband got a chicken and potato dish (IDK the name). For dessert I ordered galetto (Neopolaton) and got some pistachio, which I was told was not gluten-free. My whole point of ordering gluten free. Be more careful!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Not having been to this Francesca's location in a while, I took my in-laws and son here for dinner on a Saturday night, hoping the food would be as good as I remembered it. It was delicious, and exceeded our expectations. The service was attentive and friendly, and they had a kid's menu. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. Especially good were the calamari (appetizer) and the potato soup with bacon. Highly recommended if you're looking for a nice place to enjoy some good Italian and don't want to drive very far."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I ordered one of their specials, a basil linguine with shrimp, scallops, potatoes and string beans. As the meal did not include a salad or soup, I also ordered the caesar salad a la carte to share. For $17.00, I was expecting a dish that would be generous with shrimp, scallops and veggies. Instead, I received a bowl heavy with linguine and very skimpy with the featured components. I counted 3 medium-sized shrimp (tail on and difficult to eat neatly), 3 nickel-sized scallops, the equivalent of 5 skinny string beans cut in half, and perhaps a petite potato diced into small pieces. It was disappointing, and I left feeling I had spent big money for essentially a box of pasta."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The Francesca's local chain is one of our favorites. Usually a great experience. Something was off this visit. Reservations for two were made, yet they tried to seat us in the bar at high tables. We asked about outdoors, and they offered to let us look. There were no less than 3 tables available as we walked...which was news to the maitre'd. Finally seated. The waiter was pleasant, but new and very unfamiliar with the wine list. Offered a taste for bottle service, then of course was unable to fulfill that but nobody came that could discuss the wine. Appetizers and salad came at about the same time....30 min after we ordered. They did an admirable job trying to compensate by offering dessert. Not our typical experience at Francesca's."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We've been several times with our boys, since La Sorella is not appropriate for children. This last time made us realize this place is nothing special. We had a reservation and requested the patio. We were told the patio is first come/first served. However, there was a table for 12 that was 'reserved' and remained empty our entire meal. 3 teenaged hostesses were not experienced enough for a Friday night crowd. We witnessed several disrespectful patrons - one family not even speaking to each other but allowing their children to literally run in circles around their table in the center of the dining room. The food is always just a below our quality of their sister restaurant; not worth going back to."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I went to Francesca's a couple nights ago for my 21st birthday. It's a higher end restaurant so it fit the occasion. The environment was great, typical Italian atmosphere. And as usual, they served pasta dishes. I had a dish that had this delicious roasted chicken and then spaghetti that seemed to be 3 days old and just microwaved. Honestly I would expect better for an Italian restaurant. My mothers meal was also the same, as if the meal had been sitting in the fridge all day. Not fresh at all. I'm very dissappointed in the restaurant. It's Italian, any noodle product should be fresh and delicious, not old, hard and dry. It was a very unpleasant visit for me, especially for my birthday. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Nice restaurant; good food. Not overly crowded for a Saturday night"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food at the Francesco's restaurants is always terrific. The bruschetta is something that I always look forward to as a starter."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our experience was less than expected. We went to the bar before dinner and the bartender acted more like a bar back there were specials on but we were not informed. We had a great table our server told us the specials and gave us some time when we ordered he then informed us the special he told us about was no longer available "to bad you missed it" after that he was a mistery server than a Lady came by and asked how our dinner was . I am not share who she was . A disappointment Richard Misiorowski"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Outstanding food! And Outstanding service from Sheila and Monica they make a great team!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were at Francesca's Passaggio on a Saturday afternoon after our son's graduation. It was perfect! The food, the staff, the drinks, the service…. everything was just wonderful. We eat there about once every three months and knew it would suit us for this occasion. Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Francesca's has made a name for itself in the Chicago area by serving excellent, reliably good Italian food at its numerous locations. I can't say that I've ever had anything that was bad at any of their locations. My waitress this particular evening was a bit slow and seemed to be distracted by talking to one particular table. However, I have not typically had any problems with the staff any other time."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Been here many times and have never had a bad meal. Menu changes intermittently. Great variety of pasta, seafood, chicken and veal. Great appetizers especially the carpaccio and bruschetta."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were seated late for our reservation. Asked for a table away from kitchen we were seated near it anyway. While waiting had a blah cocktail served in a warm glass by an indifferent bartender. Server was pleasant but overwhelmed. Ordered the risotto which is usually delicious and it was inedible. Entrees were just ok. The place was loud, crowded, and it just seemed nobody cared. I have enjoyed Francesca's in the past but if this is the new normal, no thanks. The restaurant is looking tired too. Somebody needs to come in and take a hard look at things on every level."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This is a very good local restaurant. Enjoyed the outside dining. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The mood changed in the middle of service. The man with his son behind us lost control of his temper and yelled profanity at our waitress and scolded her for insulting his son, and something to do with the length of time they waited. I'm not even sure what the issue was. They stormed out as she followed. They continued at the entrance. My chair was pushed and bumped as they argued on the way out. We were very uncomfortable. My to go order came out barely warm and not hot due to all the excitement. Our waitress was very kind, and brought out a birthday treat for my friend beforehand as we waited for my order, but the incident truly made us uncomfortable. We may have waited an xtra 30mins to leave because the staff was so distracted."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great food, friendly staff and worthy of repeats. Only go here for pasta!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Food is always good but service here and their Jefferson st address has been poor last 2 times. Delayed service, excuses and not welcoming. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Food and service are always great! We love to come to this restaurant. I have never been disappointed!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "5 people at dinner, 4 entree's came out & the 5th was late. after flagging down waiter, some glass broke by dish & never told us. then didnt offer to discount dish. would've been nice to know what happened"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My husband and I had horrible service. The waiter never gave us his name, did not mention specials, took my drink when there were still a few sips left, took a long time to get meals, while asking if everything was good he left the table while I was mid sentence! When leaving the check he sped past the table and just somewhat slammed it down. We felt like we were in a blooper/ practical joker TV show! Food was good except my fish was a bit under cooked and was to be in a bed of spinach; there were 4 leaves if spinach! I could not believe it, usually this restaurant delivers great service and perfectly cooked and presented food. Highly disappointing."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Great food...outstanding service...LOVE this restaurant...."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I took my 3 nephews to dinner. They're in junior high and high school. We love the regular menu, but it was a little overwhelming for teenage boys. They all placed 'special orders', and the staff was extremely accommodating. Everyone's order was delicious. It's one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always outstanding, even if you make special requests."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We went on a Tuesday evening and the restaurant was crowded but we were always well taken care of by our server and the food was outstanding. Francesca's delivers amazing quality and is consistent which is why it is one of my favorites."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This was our second time at the restaurant and it was as good as the first time we went. The food is delicious and the menu changes frequently so there is always something new to try. Looking forward to going again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food, fabulous people. Spectacular dining experience. It's a regular for us and better than all the others."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food & service is always good here. If you don't see something on the menu that you like they are very accomodating to make the dish you want."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "One if the things I love about Francesca's is the always chaning menu. The food is never boring and you are challenged to try new entrees. The quality is excellent. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Delicious food and great service!! Perfect for our family of 6."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Friendly, attentive staff and great salmon! Desert special did not disappoint.! Overall experience for someone who has not been here before is a thumbs up! Will be back! We were entertaining guests and glad we chose Francesca's."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The food was good (as usual) but the wait staff was a little too pushy for my liking. Going out to dinner is a combination of good food and having the time to enjoy the meal. It felt as though as soon as you took your last bite from a plate, someone was right there to whisk it away. It got to the point where it felt as though we were being rushed along to make room for the next reservation. My wife and I have been going to this particular Francesca's for a number of years and this was the first time we had an encounter like this. I hope it's an isolated incident as we love food."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Two couples met for dinner and even though we had made reservations via Open Table, we had to wait for a table for 1/2 hour. The place is at the end of a strip mall and has low ambiance and in addition is loud. The two men ordered the ossobuco which when arrived was all bone with less than an inch of meat around the bone which was tough with quite a bit of fat. One of the male diners complained to the waitress who then made the manager aware. The manager supposedly checked with the chef but we never heard back from her. At the end, they comped us one desert. The rest of the food was Ok-nothing spectacular.I felt that the situation with the ossobuco was poorly handled by the manager."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "They food is always high quality! It is lovely for an adult group, get reservations for 7:30 if you have an adult only group."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "It is a very nice restaurant and the service was very good. We just don't prefer Italian food so not a very good judge of food quality. If you like Italian food, I would recommend it."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My wife and I had made reservations for the Monday evening when we got hammered with snow (again). Accordingly, the restaurant was almost empty. Regardless, the food completely up to their lofty standards and we both went away happy. The wine list is always a slight upgrade from other Italian restaurant offerings. Unfortunately, the restaurant probably took it on the chin that night due to light patronage. Always a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "My husband and I dined on Saturday, February 15th. I understand it's Valentine's day weekend and expected the restaurant to be busy. However I didn't expect to be sat at a table for one (and there were two of us)! Due to Valentine's day they set up additional VERY small tables to accommodate more demand. (tables were on top of each other) These tables were horrible! You couldn't even fit the standard place setting on the table. It was also very unstable. During that 45 minutes I saw two other couples get seated and then proceed to just leave. We did stay and ate a quick meal - 45 minutes all together - and got out of there b/c it was so uncomfortable. Food was good; waitress was great - Sheila. But, we'll rethink going back again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014