Nice small restaurant. We
Nice small restaurant. We were seated very quickly on a Saturday night. Food was delicious and our waitress was great!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This Francesca's has better
This Francesca's has better ambiance than the one in St. Charles but - fortunately - the menu is the same (love the food). The "Ravioli Madness" entrees we had were good, but we've had better dinners at Francesca's.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was perfect. We were
Service was perfect. We were allowed to have a liesurely meal while never being ignored. The wine by the glass list is somewhat small but our server was very knowledgeable about each selection.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good place for Easter Brunch!
Very nice and friendly staff. Hard to comment on ambience because it was Easter Brunch so it was crowded and busy. Good brunch food at a reasonable price. The four if us agreed we would come back for lunch or dinner. Margaret
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Italian Food, Wine
Very good food, reasonable prices and great atmosphere. A+
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a favorite. Love
This is a favorite. Love the food and it's ever changing menu.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was fantastic. The only disappointing part was the family that was letting their kids run around the table next to ours.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always consistently good!
Francesca's is our go to restaurant for great food and atmosphere. This was a lunch with my six year old and they have a nice little kids menu for a great price. We love Francesca's Amici!
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for dates
Left the boys with a sitter and chose to try out this gem as it is in the neighborhood. It's a lot bigger than it looks on the outside, but well insulated so it is still quiet enough for a romantic evening. Saw a few families with kids and it looked like they were enjoying themselves. There was also a group in another area celebrating a wedding shower. Great place no matter the occasion and the food is wonderful!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Oasis in the Burbs
It's tough to find truly good food in the burbs, but Francesca's brings the city to us suburbanites. For starters we had the bruschetta, which I thought was excellent, and a Francesca's salad which was HUGE but just okay otherwise. For dinner I had the halibut, which was phenomenal. It was slightly crispy outside and moist and tender inside. It was served with peppers and some kind of light, slightly sweet (balsamic?) glaze. I gave the food a four instead of five, though, because I'd like to see more creativity and variation in the menu. Seems about 90% the same every time we come in and most of the dishes are pretty simple. Also, the salad was just ok. That said, it's still one of the best in the burbs and will for sure be back soon.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the authentic taste the wine vignet del sol Pinot Grigio is delightful. I highly recommend it reasonably priced.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious entrees all around
There were 4 in our party. We all had a different entree which was delicious. From pork loin, gnocchi, baked chicken and tilapia dishes were all prepared to perfection.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at this Francesca's--but
First time at this Francesca's--but just as good as the others.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great ... food,
Everything was great ... food, service, ambience!! Will definitely be back. One of the nicer Francesca's restaurants in the chain.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great accommodation to menu items
I loved that the restaurant was very accommodating to menu items. When my date and I wanted to try something a little different to what was listed on the menu, the cooks were very open to doing so (ie: different sauces, mixing sauces, etc).
Desserts were phenomenal!!
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best calamari outside Italy
Awesome food and service. Kevin at the bar is a gem. Very pleasant and made us feel like we were back in Amalfi coast.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood eats
We went during the week and got seated right away. Wait staff was very knowledgable and friendly. The menu was only a page but had a good variety. I had the mahi mahi and it was more than enough to satisfy. Prices were reasonable. We will be going back!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious authentic Italian food
Great food! Menu is light on options but the food and service at the Elmhurst location is amazing. Huge portions so bring a big appetite!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The noise level was particularly high but I am not sure if the restaurant is always that loud. There was a large group seated next to us and one of the diners was ridiculously loud. The food and service was excellent.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Elmhurst gem
Delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere. Service was excellent and attentive.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Continues to provide delicious Italian based seafood and pasta. It's my "go to" place for dinner in the area. The tilapia is sensational, as is the Francesca's salad. (Would come just for the salad!). Good cocktails as well.
8/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food and Service
We love this Francesca's. We never feel rushed and noise level is moderate most the time. The food is always outstanding!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing! The waiter was the
Amazing! The waiter was the best! Had a spot right where we asked. A wonderful night.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food as always with francesca restaurants, very nice and courteous service, nice decor, we had a great time.....
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have a great meal here but this time sat in the bar area. Unfortunately it was very loud and had some very energetic guests. Dining room next time for a little more quiet.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made reservations thru
We made reservations thru Open Table, and our table was perfect. The food at Francesca's is always wonderful. All 4 of us had a hard tie choosing our Entrée because each one was enticing. The Bruscetta with the Italian cheese was wonderful - the arugula topping made this dish not only an appetizer, but a pre-dinner salad. It was just enough. I also noticed that not one person in our group took food home - so perfect portions, or just hungry for a fantastic meal. We chose the Chianti that was not too pricey "pasablo" it was perfect - very drinkable.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is fantastic. Seafood
Food is fantastic. Seafood is great. Pasta dishes are large. Salmon is always great. Chicken Saltimbalca was fantastic.
Everything was great. Dinner was topped of with a fantastic Pumpkin Cheese Cake and Banna Fudge Gelato.
Everything was perfect.
Service was fabtastic.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with a girlfriend. Got there before her, had a drink at the bar. Could have spent the rest of the night sitting there. Was very inviting. Then she arrived. We were seated. Were offered a booth or table. Went with the booth. Service was excellent! And food and atmosphere were wonderful!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Wine Pairing
Food and wine were fantastic. Would love to
See some of the items on the menu as regulars.
Wines were all perfect with each course. Nick
Did an excellent job selecting the right wine
To complement Chef's fantastic dishes.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm and receptive staff and surroundings. Top notch service (attentive, informative, friendly )
Wonderful meal from appetizers to entrees to desserts.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took 4 friends to Francesca's Amici on this trip and everyone raved. The fried calamari were good, a little chewy though. One of my guests is a "meat professional" and he had the veal medallions. He claimed it was the best he had ever had. Another had the lamb chops and was very impressed. The gnochi were very good and they were not gummy. They had a flavorful pink sauce. Dessert was served promptly and all left full and happy.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, wonderful
Excellent service, wonderful authentically prepared food, in a lively atmosphere of cordiality and hospitality. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an Italian experience in the area of northwestern suburbs of Chicago.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Francesca's Amici is one of
Francesca's Amici is one of my favorites. The menu is interesting, changes seasonally, and the food is consistently delicious and moderately priced. Whether I'm dining with my husband, children, or a friend or two, I am never disappointed in the meal nor the attentive service.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM