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Francesca's Tavola
Francesca's Tavola
  • Address:
    208 S. Arlington Heights Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    Neighborhood:
    Arlington Heights
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Francesca's Tavola Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com
  • Phone: (847) 394-3950
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Everyday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:0pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Scott Harris - Chef de Cusine: Gabriel Arista
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room(s) available for groups of up to 65 guests
  • Private Party Contact: Julie Ingoglia (847) 394-3950

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1/2 Block south of Northwest Highway
  • Public Transit: Just a five minute walk from the Arlington Heights Metro Station
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet service offered on the week end
A word from Francesca's Tavola
Francesca's Tavola is the 9th restaurant in "The Family of Francesca Restaurants," bringing the downtown Arlington Heights area 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.
The restaurant is located within walking distance of the Central Business District in downtown Arlington Heights. It is conveniently located near the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, which hosts live theater; including Second City, and the new downtown shopping area and movie theaters. Arlington Race Track is only a short drive away.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The entree I had was very good however the dinner salad was so over dressed that it was barely edible."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went to Tavola's with several friends who haven't seen each other in a while. We wanted to be able to talk quietly and have an excellent meal in an intimate setting. Tavola's delivered both. It is always a pleasure to dine there."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant with my family including the baby. The dish is very suitable amount. It is not too much and too small. Everybody enjoyed the lunch very well. My baby always maintains the smile."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Everything here is good, and the service is also very good. This is one spot the whole family can agree on. For dessert, try the peach pie!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was excellent, as always, and the service of Michael, our waiter, was very good."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This was my second visit in 3 months. This time I brought a group of people to dine at this lovely neighborhood restaurant and it didn't disappoint. Our meals were cooked to perfection and delicious. Service was well-timed and accommodating. I hope to dine there again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Notable for reasonable prices on all options. With a some wonderful choices of wine, this place offers a neighbor atmosphere with high standards of varied options. Friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The service was outstanding both by the waiter and the bus boys who constantly refilled our water glasses. The chicken breast with prosciutto was very flavorful as were both the minestrone and beef barley soups. We would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Have been to Francesca's Tavola many times, and it always delivers. Also, on a busy Saturday night we were 15 minutes late for our reservation, and they seated us right away."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Was hosting a client for lunch. The restaurant was very busy, but the service was great and the food excellent. I was surprised at how fast the food came out, considering the activity level."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The only thing I didn't like...is the tables are too close together so I could hear the conversations next to me, which means they could probably hear my conversation."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent food,service and ambiance. I had the halibut and it was prepared perfect."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Had a blast celebrating our 20 year anniversary with our friends. The staff was awesome. They knew we were celebrating our Anniversary and they decorated our table with roses and made us feel special."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent Italian. Delicious Homemade pasta. Very accommodating. Excellent service. Delectable desserts!! We live in Nashville now and always have to stop in when we are in town. We've had dinner there several times to include large groups 50+ for rehearsal dinners, baptisms, etc. Always delicious, always great service above & beyond. Love, love!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Impressed with friendly, attentive service, tasty gluten free options. Would definitely go again. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "While our server was slow an in attentive the food was good. Portions were large allowing for a second meal at home. The hostess stepped in to take our drink orders. The gluten free bread was made to order and they have a set gluten free menu. 7 drinks and 4 meals was 130.00. Felt this was reasonable. Clean and quiet atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The Wednesday night special deal is wonderful. Michael is a very good waiter, too."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I didn't realize that the restaurant was having a buffet for Mother's Day. The food was mediocre and the price too high. I usually have a great meal at Francesca's Tavola which is why my daughter made reservations for dinner. I would not go back for a buffet there. They also tried to put us at the worst table in the restaurant, by the kitchen and the buffet traffic. They did put us at a booth upon my request."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Right off the bat Francesca's ignored my note on the reservation that someone in my party was in a wheel chair. As a result they scrambled at the last minute and stuck us in a very tight corner. Then there was nothing on Francesca's website indicating that Sunday was a brunch and you could not order off the menu. We didn't find out about this until we walked in the door. I thought the price was very high for a small and mediocre buffet. It was mostly breakfast food. The other pasta and chicken dishes were cold. The service that the waiter provided was the only highlight of this whole experience. Francesca's made my "will never return" list of restaurants."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very disappointing. Was hoping for a pleasant visit with friends I had not seen in over a year and was Not even able to visit Across the table. Ordered, ate and departed quickly. I won't be doing this Again shortly. The management needs to better monitor and manage their parties and Large groups."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Having dined at many of the Francesca restaurants, Francesca's Tavola remains our favorite. The food is consistently good and the service is always war, friendly, and efficient. It's the perfect place for couples and families. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My friend and I opted to share a main course of chicken pagliacci (I'm sure I've misspelled that) while each had separate appetizers. All was excellent except the minestrone soup was not hot enough for her taste. We were overjoyed that the restaurant was accommodating and had choices that allowed us to stick to our diets. We would recommend and intend to return. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Good service and atmosphere, average food. Limited menu."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "I use this restaurant at every occasion from business lunch to a fun group dining. I never had any disappointment about their food and desert. It's simply good or rather excellente!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant with my family. Everyone enjoyed the food and drinks, especially the pizza is awesome."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great experience tried it again and it was wonderful!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great food, service, and value. A winning combination."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Francesca's Tavola: Food was very good - had a nice evening with my friends. The noise level was a bit too loud for my liking, but my friends didn't seem to mind."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Wonderful experience! Our waiter Peter was very attentive & knowledgeable of the menu. The salmon was delicious along with the spinach noodles with lamb ragu. The calamari was the best we've ever had. Only negative was the dinner salad that was $5.99 for some romaine, half of a tomato, and carrots - not worth that price! Would definitely return for dinner agein!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It seems to us that the last few visits here, the food has been average. A few years ago, this place was always outstanding. Perhaps it was due to the lateness on this last Saturday night and the previous time that it was another Saturday, earlier in the evening but just before Christmas, when things were very busy."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The fact that they change their menu every 2 week is very appealing to me. Also I like the idea that the chef will any thing you want even if it isn't on the menu."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Very, very, very good food. Very reasonable prices. Service was between average and above average. The atmosphere was perfectly lit. The noise level was low enough to hold a conversation, but just loud enough to enjoy the authentic Italian music playing and maintain an exciting environment."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Abundant Caesar Salad, three of us shared, dressing was tasty and tangy. Best pork chops I have enjoyed out in ages, tender and flavorful. Chicken and pasta dishes were equally enjoyed, enough for tomorrow's lunch."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I went to Francesca's with a lady I wanted to impress but not spend a fortune since it was a first date. The waiter, Michael, was very attentive to our needs and left us alone to chat. Always there when we needed him and was very quick to make everything right. Sundays are awesome here, great service, food, and the dessert was awesome. Fridays and Saturdays do get packed quickly, reservations a must."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "You sometimes wonder about "chain-like" restaurants, and how the food could ever be more than adequate. Francesca's in Arlington Heights surprised me! My pasta dish was fabulous, and being Italian, I am quite demanding. My very fastidious husband was actually raving about his chicken dish. Our guests also loved their food. Amazing! These were dishes that could be compared to those produced by family-owned restaurants in New York! And, since the portions were so huge, I was able to take some of my dish home to enjoy the next day!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food is always good and the menu changes frequently -- encouraging you to come back for another great meal!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "My Wife and I absolutely love Francesca's! The food is excellent and they will always accommodate a certain dish if you are looking for one. The service is outstanding and bartender Christina is friendly and awesome, while server Peter is funny and nice. A BIG recommendation!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Went to dinner for my husband birthday with another couple and the service was ok and the food was only ok. My fish was cold and not very good seemed over cooked."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Great Italian restaurant. Staff friendly, food was excellent. It was very, very cramp and noisy, great place for groups not so great if your looking for a quiet romantic place to dine."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "If you want an northern Italian meal this is the Place. The food is delicious . I would say don't Miss it . Great and authentic"
    Dined on 2/15/2014