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Francesca's Passaggio
Francesca's Passaggio

Francesca's Passaggio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com
  • Email: passaggiocontact@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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "As with any Francesca's restaurant I have ever eaten at, this one was no exception. Everything is fresh. And if you don't particularly like something in a dish, the chef can change it to suit your palette. The general manager was on top of everything and was very attentive to ensuring our experience was one of high quality."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Price was high. Food was good. Service was very good. But the menu was very limited. The Xerox copied hand written menu took away from the experience for me. The only beef on the menu was fillet. No sausage. No meatballs. No lasagna. They need more choices & a professional menu. The prices were"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went to the Francesca's in Naperville for a Valentine's evening dinner with my wife. We had a 5:45 reservation, and were seated prompty. Waiter came over promptly, and was attentive throughout. We were seated in the corner along the wall, at the beginnning of a row of small tables that I thought were much too close together. (Maybe they were just trying to pack us in for Valentine's day - I don't know.) At any rate, the intimacy factor was definitely missing, as you were right on top of your neighbor. My wife and I both ordered off of the regular menu, and were pleased with our dishes. Really no complaints at all except for the proximity to your neighbor."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was outstanding as usual. Service was very good also. We got stuck at a very small round table that crowded your plate right in front of the service doors. It was pretty claustrophobic. These tables were added due to the Valentines day demand. I was glad we got a table as I reserved about a week and a half ahead of time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I went to Francesca's on Thursday before Valentines and even with my gift card I thought it was overpriced and the menu was very limited. The servers were very good but the chef needs to pick things up or suffer his fate. We won't be back soon because there are way too many other choices."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We were unsatisfied with their food, service, and overall quality."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "very friendly staff Relaxed dinning with excellent food and wine Calamari was warm and fresh and crispy and a perfect starter drinks were good and wine selection was great Birthday treat was brought out for one of our guest and we all enjoyed that and made us want our own dessert Long time customers and will continue our visits"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Having eaten at other locations of Francesca's, we were pleased to find this one close to home and up to the standards we had appreciated previously."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "A group of our friends have a standing reservation one Thursday per month, for the last 5 years! We love the food, the service, and the atmosphere that Francesca's Passagio provides right in our own neighborhood. Our same table is ready for us every month, and we truly appreciate the kind treatment and wonderful service we receive!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "This restaurant is a gem I reserve for a few times a year. The menu is always inventive. My meal was up to expectations. The house wines always seem to be a cut above run-of –the-mill. Service was attentive."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Service was very good besides a few minor items that we had to remind the waiter that we ordered. Food was fresh and very good! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Ask for Sheila to be your server... Friendly, attentive (soft drinks /water and wine were never empty) and overall made our dinner experience the best. Only my second time at Francesca's - but I will definitely go back and ask for Sheila."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Francesca's never disappoints and this meal was no exception. Our server as well as the other people who helped us were all very friendly as usual. If you have kids come early and you will be in and out in no time."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "We love going to Passaggio for dinner. Sheila is our favorite server and does an outstanding job of taking care of her clients. I was disappointed not to have Sheila serve us since I requested her under special notes. It was a special night out and want the best possible experience as guarantied by Sheila. I guess the restaurant doesn't always read the notes."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We as a family always go out for a Christmas or New Year's Dinner. Franchesca's is the place if u want an incredible meal. My husband had a chicken breast with prosuitto ham/cheese & red sauce, I had their awesome bone-in-chicken dish herbs and sauce, my daughter had lobster stuffed ravioli with lobster sauce and shrimp (wow), my son had a huge piece of fresh salmon in a cherry tomato sauce - awesome! All the meals were scrumptious - we even took home and ate the next day as leftovers. Monica, the bus person, is great - everytime I come there she has a smile on her face, very attentive, and so nice - love her! Our waitress was great also - cannot remember name but she was wonderful too! great prices for above average dining! :)"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Francesca's is a great little Italian restaurant - with many of the entrees changing from week to week, the meal selection never gets old. Meals are always innovative and delicious! Have gone for a dinner out with my husband, with friends, or with family - works for all occasions."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Although it is in a strip mall, this Francesca's location doesn't disappoint. Food is great. Bartender needs a little more drink training though. Good overall experience."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The food and service is always exceptional here. I had salmon and they cooked it perfectly; slightly crispy on the outside and done medium rare on the inside. It was covered with a wonderful assortment of vegetables. There were four people in our group and everyone loved their food."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "My wives favorite restaurant. Always get good service, great food at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I wish the dining room was set up differently so there were some quieter places to sit.. However, the manager ensured we got the quietest banquette and the food ..we had the cod which was fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When there is not a party in the back room they always sit us there.... and that is what also keeps us returning!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Great food and outstanding service! Couldn't ask for more."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "This was our first time to this restaurant and everyone enjoyed their food. Delicious . I took home leftovers and enjoyed them the next day as well. Desert was great too. We were a group of 7 seated at a round table and we were able to talk with each other reasonably well. Service was great, very friendly. We will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "we always request Sheila as our server.We are never disappointed at this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Both the salad and my entree were very salty. I had the insalata Francesca and the short ribs with polenta. They were delicious, but could have used a lot less salt. The other problem was we were seated in a secondary room and the table was placed were the double door open to the patio. It was a cold evening so I had to eat with my coat on my shoulders. If they are going to continue to seat people there, they should put up thermal drapes to keep out the cold drafts. The upside was we had a great waitress."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Another great experience! I strongly recomment this restaurant for a nice evening with your significant other or even a family outing."
    Dined on 11/3/2013