The prices were very reasonable,
The prices were very reasonable, the Raviolis were amazing! A little overkill on the water pouring, as the water lady was pouring it incessantly. She also was spilling it all over on the placemats. Otherwise, a great first experience!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was great and the
Service was great and the food was outstanding!! Only disappointment, I made a reservation in advance and they sat us right in front of the kitchen door. It was loud and very distracting. Other than that, this has always been my favorite restaurant!!!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been going to this
I have been going to this resturant for 3 years now. At least once a mont or 2 times oa month. If they don't have what you wan on the menu they usually can make it. Mime and My Wifes favorate resturant.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always an enjoyable time.
Always an enjoyable time. Like the staff . They are gracious and helpful. Have frequented this restaurant but never used open table. From now on we will use this app!!!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful time, fantastic food, outstanding service! We will definitely be back and recommend to our friends.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were celebrating delivery
We were celebrating delivery of our new car (any excuse for a
night out, right?) Besides the great food (chef accommodated a
special order), our waiter ELVIS was an absolute delight AND
management sent over a celebratory glass of champagne!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
great neighborhood spot
Three of us met for drinks & appetizers on Good Friday. Because of the Holiday, it was not busy at all so we were quickly seated and our server waited on us promptly and was both professional & informative. The wine list had lots to offer for reasonable prices and my cousin & I split a main course, and it was brought out in separate plates with generous portions for each of us. It was a cavatelli dish and it was magnificent. My husband really enjoyed his calamari appetizer. I would recommend this spot for a nice evening dinner or appetizer, and for special occasions - overall nice atmosphere and attentive staff. I have been there many other times, and even when it's busy, the staff is there when you need them.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good meal. Wish there
Very good meal. Wish there had been a more "Easter" type meal or brunch on the menu. Our food was good. Service was great.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
really enjoyed finally getting
really enjoyed finally getting to this location with clients that appreciated the flavor!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Louis was our server and was
Louis was our server and was awesome. He was in tune to all of our needs. We had a gluten free person with us And he found out the gluten free pasta even before he took the order. Great experience.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recently dined on a weeknight with clients and we had a great time. The service was outstanding. Our server, Joann, was very personable without hovering. Water was always refilled and plates removed promptly. The food was delicious, but I'm used to serving sizes being larger at Italian restaurants. The desserts could have been larger, too, but they were very good. There were several families with children dining at the same time and the kids seemed to like their food. Noise level was minimal so it was easy to have a conversation. I would recommend this restaurant.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very nice dinner
We had a very nice dinner out. Service and food was very good.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very comfortable restaurant
Very comfortable restaurant with that great Francesca's menu. We far prefer it to the downtown Naperville location because it is so much more conducive to a leisurely meal with good conversation, i.e., no bench seating next to another couple and a much lower noise level. All of the pluses of Francesca's without any of the minuses (at least to us).
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've driven past Francesca's Passaggio without a thought in the past, but no more. The food was fresh and innovative, the lunch special was competitively priced and really, a steal for the amount of food we received. Forget the chain restaurants and venture over to this neighborhood gem!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Feels like a vacation with grandma who lives in Italy! The food is unbelievable, fresh, vibrant, unique, always changing and reasonably priced. Not on the menu? They'll make it anyway!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
absolutely love the mussels
absolutely love the mussels and your salmon dish. Everytime I go to Francesca's (no matter which one) I get them. Consistent and yummy.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I never do reviews, but this is a great place, and deserves positive feedback. We go here for special occasions, and just recently went for dinner. Outstanding, as usual. If you're looking for a great restaurant wit decent prices and great service, this is the place. Oh, and the food is the best around!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Meeting with Friends
We hadn't seen the people we met for 20 years. The server, Elvis, was very patient with us and presented us with a complimentary drink after dinner to celebrate our reunion. Food was good and plentiful. Good ambiance. Good wine selection.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good. Our
The food was very good. Our group had trouble hearing each other because it was a noisy atmosphere. I wouldn't recommend this for groups for that reason.
Our service was great.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Staff, service and food. One of my favorite restaurants. The staff makes me feel very welcome.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Neighborhood Gem
A very good restaurant near home that we don't have to drive around looking for a parking spot. The wait staff is attentive, the food is always tasty. Outdoor dining in the summer with live music on certain days, usually jazz, very nice touch. Our favorite dish is the POLLO ARROSTO ALLA ROMANO, half of a chicken made with shallots, garlic, rosemary, lemon and olive oil - just wonderful.
The noise level can be a little loud when it is crowded and be sure to avoid Sundays unless your bringing the kids, it's kids eat free day. Unfortunately we did dined there on Sunday, unknowingly. Almost every table had kids and it was a full house.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dining experience at Francesca's Passaggio was very nice. From the moment we walked in the door, the staff was very courteous. Overall, we had a wonderful meal with great food and service.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
We eat here at least once a month. We enjoy the menu changes and always find something new to try.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My sisters and I went here
My sisters and I went here for a birthday celebration on a Wednesday night. The food and drinks were excellent. The wait staff was friendly and attentive despite the fact that the restaurant was very busy. I've been to this restaurant a number of times before and have always enjoyed the experience. My only criticism is that it can get pretty noisy at times. I'm an older person and my hearing isn't as good as it used to be. So occasionally I have difficulty hearing. Sitting in a booth or at the side in the restaurant does help with the noise factor.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoy this place. Nice atmosphere, excellent service and food excellent !!!!! Would recommend this place to anyone.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent neighborhood gem
Tucked away, but definitely worth a visit! Excellent food, great service and delightful ambiance.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my husband's Birthday and We had a very romantic dinner.
Out experience was nice an our server was
Outstanding! He was attentive and informative
About the menu. Although I was disappointed when I saw a piece of paper for our menu, when online there
Was a full menu, so it was a key down to only have a few selections and nobody
Explained that to me prior when making the reservations. And then we got the specials from the night before, which was half price on a bottle of wine, was told that was the night before, they should have honored what they gave to us and not what was on special due to it was the hostess' mistake not ours.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as usual
Love that the menu changes monthly, always find something different to try.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor eating area
We thoroughly enjoy the outdoor seating and delicious food when we come to Francesca's Passaggio. Ordinarily, the service is excellent, but I believe since we were at the high-top tables near the bar outside, we were a bit forgotten. Great experience nonetheless!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were both
Food and service were both excellent. Look forward to going back.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Shelia the waitress
We love Shelia the waitress at this restaurant, if we don't get Shelia when we request her, we will either wait or leave. She is that great, we just love her. She is so caring and friendly and has to be the best...
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service.
It was a beautiful night and weather so we reserved/requested a seat outside on the patio not realizing that they had live entertainment out there. No sooner did we sit down when the band started playing and singing. The music was good but way too loud and too amplified for such a small patio area. We couldn't even hear the server tell us about the specials nor could we converse with each other. We moved our table inside. The rest of the evening, service and food, were spectacular.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ended up eating at the bar. great service and excellent food. Randy the bar tender was great to visit with and provided great suggestions.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable dining experience.
Food was very good, a little pricey. Service was very good. Good gluten free menu had nice variety and meal was tasty. Salads not included in meal price.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Satisfied Regular Customer
We are always satisfied with our visit to Francesca's Passaggio. The food is delicious, atmosphere is great and most importantly the service is exceptional. We always ask for Shelia because she is the nicest server we've ever had. She remembers everything and makes us feel very special. It keeps us coming back! The entire staff is wonderful. We especially enjoy seeing Monica too. We're only there for a short time for dinner and during that time everything is always very professional. This is one of our favorite places for dinner.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never Been Disappointed Here
Other than the table in our booth that was not level (but remedied), our waitress made us feel welcome, and two
new items on the menu were delicious.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service!
Great food and service! In a mall so there is no real ambiance except for the traditional Francesca's expectations for great food and excellent services it is worth the trip!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place has a compact menu, but several good choices. Great place for special occasions.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently great food with
Consistently great food with a menu that occasionally changes and an impeccably, well trained staff.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
As most Francesca's restaurants, the quality and flavor of the food is expected to be excellent, and this dinner was no exception. From delicious, lightly breaded calamari, to the two entrees, the food was spectacular. I requested for my dish to be enhanced with "extra" hot spices, which the chef succeeded in doing. While this location is not as romantic or quiet as some in the franchise, it is a vibrant place which we have enjoyed several times.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was probably the best
This was probably the best meal we have had from this location. Service was great
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit to
This was my first visit to Francesca's Passaggio. While a bit hard to locate, once I found it, it was worth the effort. The decor of the restaurant was very nice. Our server was excellent and the food was also. Nothing but good things to say about the Francesca's restaurant group!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice to have a gluten-free
Nice to have a gluten-free menu available. Good size portions, nice wine list, pleasant atmosphere for friends and family.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italiano in South Naperville
Francesca's delivers a unique dining experience, the constantly evolving menu provides excellent choices. The ambiance on the eek weekend nights was energetic and the wait staff superb. We will come back again.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, drinks and
Excellent food, drinks and service. Delicious Italian entrees!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another great experience!
Another great experience! I strongly recomment this restaurant for a nice evening with your significant other or even a family outing.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
we always request Sheila as
we always request Sheila as our server.We are never disappointed at this restaurant.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian food around
This was our first time to this restaurant and everyone enjoyed their food. Delicious . I took home leftovers and enjoyed them the next day as well. Desert was great too. We were a group of 7 seated at a round table and we were able to talk with each other reasonably well. Service was great, very friendly. We will definitely go back again.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and outstanding
Great food and outstanding service! Couldn't ask for more.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM