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Franchesco's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.franchescos.com/
  • Email: info@franchescos.com
  • Phone: (815) 229-0800
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am Open Easter Sunday from 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available
A word from Franchesco's
Franchesco's has a brand new location to serve you. Come and check out our spectacular dining room, night club, and banquet facilities.
All of our menu items are made to order, with only fresh ingredients. From prime steaks and succulent veal to fresh seafood delivered daily , and over 20 different pasta options, we feature one of the largest menus in the Midwest.
Our homemade dough and sauce is made fresh daily, for our award winning pizza. We deliver and have carry out or drive-up window service available.
From dining to cocktails, our staff is qualified to accommodate your every need.
Schedule your next event at Franchesco's. We have several options available for special events, parties, weddings, and meetings. Come visit us for the ultimate dining experience. Call today for your table or banquet reservations
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Diner Reviews
  • "Another pleasing experience dining out...we like the new menu structure...pay as you go!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Franchesco's is a great place to go for a memorable meal. We were shown to our booth right at our reservation time and our waitress was there almost immediately to take our drink order. We ordered the coconut shrimp appetizer and it came with 8 medium shrimp that were delicious. While we were enjoying them the owner came over to welcome us. A few minutes later he brought us another appetizer?? He said the first had the wrong shrimp, they should have been jumbo. We couldn't eat another appitizer but he said that's fine take it home and enjoy it tomorrow. That was above and beyond but that's the kind of establishment Franchesco's is. We always enjoy our meals there."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We highly recommend this place for a special night out. The price are higher than your typical restaurant, but worth it for the experience."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Francesco's. The food and service were both excellent. We plan to return for future special occasions."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner. The ambience is great, the service great. Wait staff was pleasant"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Good restaurant for a 1st date. Romantic atmosphere with low light, piano and trumpet player. Good food. However, the screaming child at the next table (which the parents found amusing and acceptable) was extremely annoying and ruined the pleasant ambience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had an early dinner on Friday night. We started with a glass of champagne and I had my heart set on Linguini with White Clam Sauce. Our waiter Mark suggested a new dish not yet on the menu called Lingiune A Vongole Diavolo - similar to the dish I was contemplating but kicked up about 10 notches. It had little neck clams but also lemon, butter and enought hot peppers to wake up the taste buds. It was the best pasta dish I had ever eaten. I used the bread to soak uup early last drop of sauce. First time no doggy bag to bring home. I highly recommend this restaurant and this dish. Thank you Franchesco's!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The restaurant is beautiful, the food was delicious, and the service was great."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Excellent all around. Always consistent. A great restaurant."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Franchesco's has a lovely, authentic Italian ambience. I loved the live piano and decor of the restaurant. My wife and I were lucky enough to have a gift certificate for the restaurant as the food is pricy. We ended up eating for a reasonable amount with the certificate, but we both thought that we might not go to the restaurant if we had to pay for the meal outright - we can find a comparable quality elsewhere for less. That said, it was a delightful evening, and I think as long as the consumer is aware of the cost of this establishment, it is a delightful place to go."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have been to Francesco's for many different occasions, group dinners and functions, wedding receptions, in the lounge for functions and to hear live music, and in the bar hanging out with friends. Each occasion has been met with friendly staff and good good. Definitely a Rockford gem."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This is our second year having dinner on Valentine's Day. The food was delicious. My wife had a filet and I had the sea bass. Just magnificent! Our waiter Bill was very attentive. There was a rose on the table and red hearts sprinkled around. The room was filled with vases of red roses. It was just a wonderful evening. When we left the waiting area was jammed. That should give you a hint."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our first time dining at Franchesco's we came in as walk-in. We were very impressed with the elegant appearance both outdoors and indoors.The atmosphere, service received overall exceeded our expectations. Our second dining experience proved to be consistent of that.The quality of the food, display and portion plays a Great factor for a restaurant at this caliber . For that reason We will be return customers. We have dined many high-end caliber restaurants. Francesco's raises the bar when it comes to fine dining."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Everytime I go here the service is impecable and the food amazing! The pianist was very gracious in playing happy birthday to my friend. Taylo's service was beyond incredible. I would highly recomend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Very good selection for fish fry. Great Caesar salad. Superb Bookbinder soup. Selections always close to the top. AND the piano and horn music. Cannot get better than that, really."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Appetizers, entrées, and deserts were all very tasty. Service was at the right level."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Server did not tell us there would be extra charges on some of the items so needless to say we were shocked when we got the bill. We had a group of 8 and tip was included we felt that was inappropriate for the service we got."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Table of four in the dining room where they have live piano and trumpet playing. Dinner was amazing. Service was good. Beer took way to long to get, but server comped it. Serving sizes were huge. Could have been 1/2 the size, but you definitely feel like you get your money's worth. Will go again, for sure!!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in Rockford. The food is just delicious. It is so romantic."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "We have had our Christmas dinner here (in the 24th) for the last 3 years. We look forward to this date all year. Great food and service. Wouldn't change a thing."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We had bananas foster made at our table for dessert!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Food was typical Italian no better than a number of local restaurants but more expensive. Entrance was poorly organized no one there to welcome guests no central location guests not sure where to go. Service was mediocre not as good as a number of lower cost restaurants."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Dinner reservations are difficult at the holidays. We didn't get into the main dining room but the alternate room was fine. It was a bit loud with the holiday parties but the waitress was excellent considering the crowded seating. The food was excellent and the service attentive."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This was the first time we have been to Franchesco's. We went for our anniversary and really enjoyed our evening!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "My comfort level is to ask for the high back chairs. you melt in them and there are only a few tables with them. On Friday and Saturday there is a piano man and an accompanist in the round just delightful. There are many areas to this place, The have a dinner theater room, private dining rooms, part rooms. Elegant is an appropriate adjective. The servers are top notch, food iis flavorful, all else is great."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Perfect venue, ambience, dinner & wine for first night reuniting family for Thanksgiving. Wonderful waitstaff. Delicious food. Broad menu. Lucious deserts."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "This was my first visit to Franchescos. The food was good, cannot say great as I have had better, and the service was good. I didn't care too much for the seating, we were in a booth which made conversation difficult. And with the size of the booth, it is very difficult to share an appetizer. I do recoomend this place for special occasions, such as proms or wedding rehersal dinners, but not an every day place to eat."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Very good food and service. Price is acceptable. Ambiance is very good."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • ".I ordered a rib eye and it was the worse one I have ever eaten. Tuff and no flavor not cooked right I ordered medium well and got rare I eat a lot of ribeyes and this was not one. Assparagus was also tuff and could not even cut with sharp knife over cooked. I was told this is how things are cooked here Also no one cared that I was unhappy with my meal. The rest the party the meal was fine. You have a nice place but you need to care more when someone is unhappy with meal. I would think twice next time when I want a steak of going here."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We loved it so much! Had a nice Anniversary dinner and a nice glass of wine! It was great!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Four of us had dinner here last week, and surprisingly not one of us had a single complaint about our meals! Everything from the baked french onion soup to the main course (lasagna, fettucine alfredo, shrimp with linguine, and steak) was delicious! The portions are quite large, so I had to take some home, and unfortunately was too stuffed to try dessert. Will leave room for it next time though!"
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "The entire experience was amazing. The food was great and the staff were very friendly. Love the Banana Fosters table side for the birthday treat! Great place we would go back for sure!!!!"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Great atmosphere, wonderful food , drinks and service , you can't go wrong here"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Not worth time or money. We waited for our table in the bar where Bill waited on us. He was not helpful did not take the time to listen to us. We asked for a wine list he brought us back an empty wine glass. He spent more time chating up some lady at the bar. When my boyfriend asked him a question he was very short and did not seem like he wanted to take the time to talk to us. When we got seated at out table we waited more then 20 minutes to even get greeted by our waiter. Our food took a really long time to come out and was not impressive. Waiter asked if we had been there before when we answered yes he seemed shocked and even said something like he would have never thought that. We normally eat at Big Al's, JMK, Pearl, or Jóse."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "The Experience was out standing. The Service was over and above.. The Food was great. Music was very nice and enjoyable . Would recommend this place Made you feel welcome, and felt like a VIP. I give it a AAA plus over All."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Husband and I came for my birthday from out of town. We were impressed with this place from the moment when we walked in. The only complaint I have is we had to wait fifteen minutes even though we had a reservation and I would get Aggrevated seeing people get seated before us but we had a great table and the service was oustanding and the food was simply amazing!! It more than made up for it"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Service was great, however the item I selected said it included salad, vegetable, potatoe and bread basket, the waiter informed me I dont get a vegetable or potatoe, just a plate of seafood for $28. I asked for a vegetable, they didnt charge but gave me 3 asparagus spears. I was starving still, and ate 6 pieces of bread and Im gluten intolerant so spent the next day in bed. I would like to see them get gluten free bread baskets if they must put it on the table. We had to wait 20 min after our reservation time and they said they were clearing tables. The room we were brought to only had one other table filled with many tables left."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Franchesco's continues to be a superb restaurant with quality food and expert staff. The ambiance is relaxing and the prices are very reasonable."
    Dined on 10/11/2013