Francesca's is always fabulous
Francesca's is always fabulous when it comes to food, but I was disappointed in the slow service. We were there at 5p on a Wednesday and the restaurant was practically empty. Our service was low, inconsistent, and full of mistakes.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was the first time I
This was the first time I had dinner at Francesca's. The food was wonderful. The appetizer with motzarella and tomatoes on toast was awesome. I ordered rigatoni with cream sauce that was out of this world. My dinner companions ordered the pork chops and motzerella chicken and pasta. The food was beautiful!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic Food but Cramped Seating
This restaurant is excellent and the food is fantastic. My only complaints are that the tables are too close together so it's a little cramped and our service was very slow. It might just be the server we had, but he would take at least 30 minutes between each visit to our table. He would disappear for large amounts of time so we could not even wave him down, but we would see the other servers being very attentive to their tables. These other servers would often come by to check on us and help us when they saw we looked frustrated.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been there many times
I have been there many times and have enjoyed it every time. However, on a side note, I have used open table many times but don't have any reward points in my account. How come?
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have eaten here for lunch and dinner. Both experiences were very good.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food very good but very pricey. Took advantage of the Monday $10 off bottle of wine. We were celebrating a birthday. Very nice that the waitress brought a dessert. It was appreciated.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a great first date here and it was awesome
I ask about Osso Bucco and was told only Easter and Christima ...boo hoo boo hoo
Osso Bucco is my alltime favorite Italian food...Used to live in Italy and just love it.
Francesca's is really good food and I reccommend it to everyone.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food...friendly staff
Had a great dinner...staff is lively and friendly and very helpful in making menu selections!!Can't wait to go back....
7/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Don't miss LIVE MUSIC on Thursdays!
Had a GREAT time on Thursday..Went to hear Tommy Muellner play the piano and we were also treated to a cameo appearance by Marc Pomp. (he sang at our wedding 20 yrs ago)..the place was jammed. great energy. We had had great service (Steven) and great food. Can't wait to go back to hear Joey Duna in a couple weeks.It's really great having a plac to listen to live music...oh....and don't forget the $5 martinis.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Francesca's does it again!
We had a wonderful meal at Francesca's. I had the lobster pasta special and hubby had fish special. Service was superb.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice Family Dinner Location
My family of 4 enjoyed a pleasant mid-week dinner. Very nice server and very good overall food experience. Downtown Lagrange is a vibrant spot with several good restaurants. It gets pretty quiet by about 9pm but most places are family friendly and Francesca's is definitely worthy of a visit.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
jazz night another great band!
Met a few friends to hear a band that was performing for the 1st time.A trio of old timers that could really jam!!The lobster pasta dish was amazing...and only $20......:).....even though the Bears were playing.the bar was packed!We did move to the bar after dinner for drinks and listened to great music while watching the Bears win!What a great Thursday night.Don't even miss moving here from the city...you get the same feel without having to fight traffic!!!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great good and great service! In Lagrange there are many wonderful dining choices, however, Francesca's is at the top of the list.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the Food, but...
Everything was great, the food the service except the music was so loud we could not hear what was being said across the table.
Maybe it was where we sat, which was a great table, just too loud. Everything else was wonderful!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met a friend for lunch....had the new corn salad..delicious...my friend had a pizza that was brought out on the pizza board (Nice touch).Enjoyed a glass of Prossecco and a bloody mary .We took advantage of the great weather and sat at a sidewalk table with my friends dog.To our surprise the manager brought out a special water bowl and dog treats for my friends dog! How can you not love a place that loves our furry friends?
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always trust Francesca's to
Always trust Francesca's to do a great job with the food. The appetizers of carpaccio and fried calamari that we ordered were delicious. Only thing that marred it was too much vinegar on the arugula salad with the calamari. My pasta entree and my husband's fish entree were cooked to perfection. After all that, we couldn't even squeeze in a coffee and certainly not dessert.
10/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Birthday at Francescas
Went in at 8:15 on Tuesday night for my stepdaughters birthday!The butternut squash soup was a delicious start to our great dinner.The dinner and service were spot on!We enjoyed wine and received $10 off our bottle.To our surprise we were treated to a delicious dessert plate with a candle..the funny thing is ..we didnt even tell anyone that we had a birthday!!Now that's SPECIAL!!Thank you for making it a great night...
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place,great food,great
Great place,great food,great service.we went on a Thursday night and they had musicians that made the night romantic.b
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the mussels and whitefish - really outstanding.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, live music!
On a weeknight, the crowd was lively and mixed, and the food was delicious. We had salads, entrees, a glass of wine for $60 before tax/tip. The whitefish was perfectly cooked, and the quattro stagione pizza was unique and large! I would return for another! Our server was friendly and helpful. Clarence Goodman provided enjoyable musical stylings and comfortable patter with diners.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Lunch Special
Went in for lunch and enjoyed the 3 course lunch special.ALOT of food for $15.......was glad they had Thanksgiving decorations up and NOT Christmas.There is a time and place for everything!Can
t wait to go back.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
While we were seated over
While we were seated over a half an hour after our reservation in a loud area, the manager was quick to make things right; we had attentive service from both our waitress and the manager and they went out of their way to make sure we had an excellent dinning experience. Additionally, they brought us complementary appetizers along with a free dessert for each couple at the table. They even went as far as making a pesto sauce for me, even though it was not on the menu. I would recommend this restaurant along with any of its sister establishments to anyone. Great job!!!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty and delicious!
A pleasant experience from the moment we stepped in the door.
The staff were professional and friendly. We were well taken care of, dishes removed quickly, water freshened frequently and very attentive. Our food was excellent, fresh and flavorful. What a wonderful way to end our trip to the zoo.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful tome here the service I received was so fantastic. I recommend this place for an overall great dining and drinking
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
kids free night
Usually wouldn't enjoy dinner with a restaurant full of kids...BUT.....the night was so much fun. Families were being entertained by a magician & he was AMAZING!He came over to our table (even though we didn't have children with us) & we were stunned.Service was great...staff actually looked like they were having a great time. Beet & pear salad very refreshing on a HOT night ..dinner was great... red velvet cheesecake was enough for all 3 of us.Usually go to the location in Orland , my friends go to Elmhurst.I showed up by mistake as they waited in Orland , the manager was so inviting that when she called to find out my friends were waiting in Orland,I was glad they decided to come here instead.This will now be our meeting place!!!!!!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM