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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
  • "Once again, our waiter, Zack, outdid himself in providing friendly, courteous, and efficient service. When the kitchen screwed up on the order, he took care of it immediately and apologized."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Our waiter, Kenny did a great job. Food was good and hot. It's a great place that we can walk to."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "I always enjoy going to Francesca's! The price is reasonable, the food delicious, and the service great!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We have dined here many times, we always know the food is fresh and the menu is varied. I like that they will accommodate a change in a certain dish to make it more pleasing and I like that they offer a half order of pasta, since it is vast. Will go back any time. And the service is outstanding."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Disappointing is an understatement! Drinks off their own drink menu took 20 mins and two were poured incorrectly. Menu was not consistent with their Italian theme. Entrees came out cold and 2 of the 4 were not edible. For a Saturday night we were originally surprised by all the empty tables....we found out why by the end of the night!! We will not be going back! One bright spot was their support staff servers. They were running all over the place making up for mistakes by the wait staff."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Lunch menu too limited. Sunday menu excellent. Gluten free menu and roll outstanding. Prices are just right. Wait staff friendly and are able to answer all food related questions. Good parking."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Wait staff were attentive. Atmosphere was good. Beverages were a bit high priced. Two beverages each cost as much as the meal."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We have gone to this restaurant since we first discovered it on Clark street! We would drive there all the time until they opened a Francesca franchise by us in Arlington heights. We are so happy to have it so close to home!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "If one wants excellent food with great service, this is the place. Everyone enjoyed their entrees and our waiter, Peter, was superb."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • " I've driven by so many times glad I finally went in. Great experience good food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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