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

Francesca's Tavola Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com
  • Email: tavolacontact@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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Everything from the excellent food to the great service by Zack and Juan made Valentine's Day extra special."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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
  • "Talapia was delicious. Sauteed in light wine lemon cream sauce covered with lightly sauteed shredded cabbage and capers. Delightful and light. Excellent salad with tasty light dressing. Special raspberry mousse with crunchy chocolate base for Valentines Day tasty treat to share.."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I ate here for Valentine's Day, and weren't disappointed. Despite the V-Day crowd, food was good, as well as the service. We always enjoy dining at Francesca's, and definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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
  • "My girlfriend and I went there for the first time on Valentine's Day. We will definitely be back. The food was delicious and portions/pricing was just right. Their specials were also pretty neat for the theme as well (for example: heart shaped ravioli)."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was an excellent & romantic dinning occasion, the food was amazing, & the waiter was exceptionally good, the only problem was a very noise group right behind us"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Granted - it was Valentine's Day. Pulling all of your 4-tops and packing in deuces - OK, I get that. But having wait staff literally running around and bumping into you...shoving your entrée in front of you before you finished the salad - come on. It was clear Francesca's only had one objective in mind that night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner experience immensely, our waiter Mario was excellent, he knew the menu perfectly and gave us good suggestions. You only need a little bit of work in the parking accommodations, but it wasn't that bad and was I guess fuller than any other day. Congratulations, job well done, thanks a lot. Amalia and Nino"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We're local to Francesca's and this is not our first anniversary/valentine's day dinner there. The prosciutto appetizer was outstanding, but the main course meals we chose were both plain and bland, flavorless. One meal was the Pollo alla Diavolo, which was supposed to be spicy, but had no spice whatsoever. The other dish was shrimp over pasta, which was a large bowl of pasta with maybe 6 shrimp added, which was also very bland and flavorless. There was also confusion at the valet over retrieving my car, where the attendants could not find my keys, which they had actually left in my vehicle."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "At first our waiter greeted us and offered wine. Took our appetizer order then was gone fo quite some time. We were then served our meal but after our waiter offered us wine and we did not accept, we had to ask one of the bus boys to give us a fountain drink"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was cold, sat by windows and it was cold. Food was good"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food is consistently fantastic, and when they know it's a birthday or anniversary they are always so generous (free dessert!). Try the pizza with the egg!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This restaurant was GREAT! Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant to any one."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The restaurant was not busy but our waiter was really slow. The food was nothing special and mid-way through the meal the staff started moving tables and chairs from a banquet room next to our table to another room making noise and not being courteous to us eating. We will not be back."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "The only thing better than the excellent food was the service of the waiter, Zack."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Francesca's Tavola is one of the best restaurants in the North West suburbs. The food is always great and the service is outstanding. We dine there at least once a week. My personal favorite are their meatballs and the chicken ptarmigan. Always good!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Francesca's is one of our go-to restaurants to take friends and family as it is always dependably good."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "I like this restaurant very much. The food is always good and the service is dependable and friendly."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Our holiday dinner at Francesca's Tavola was outstanding. We enjoyed a variety of chicken, seafood and traditional pasta items. Each was prepared to perfection and paired well with a few wines. Our server was the most attentive and friendly server I have ever had at any restaurant. This is truly a gem in the suburbs!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Everything here is good and my wife and I have never had a bad experience here."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Went there for a new Years Eve dinner with friends and had an excellent experience. The lobster ravioli was delicious. Greta service and ambiance. Don't know why it took me so long to find this gem."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Love this place!! From the minute you walk in the door till your raving over dessert!! Everything and Everyone was Awesome!! The food is so Fantastic!! The Service is excellent!! Thank You!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Always a friendly atmosphere. Staff is very attentive. Mixed reviews at our table on the food. Raves about the salmon. Pasta dishes could have been served hotter. Beef Wellington just OK."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Slow service was understandable on very busy Christmas eve. The wait was made tolerable by the 'wait'staff which kept us informed about the kitchen's progress. The food did not suffer and we were not hurried after its arrival."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "My family and I had a wonderful Christmas Eve everyone was in a fantastic mode because of the holiday and of course the good was excellent"
    Dined on 12/24/2013