Francesca's Campagna
Francesca's Campagna

Francesca's Campagna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.miafrancesca.com/static.asp?path=3115,3245
  • Phone: 8478447099x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday: 4:00 - 10:00
    Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Damaso Espino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We will deliver catered options for $25 delivery fee. Please call restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Facilities: One room in the back for private parties of 38 and under is available. The restaurant can also rent out our whole restaurant for larger parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Andrea Alvarez (888) 937-9009x158

Getting there

  • Cross Street: RT 31 and RT 72
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and a parking is available behind the restaurant.
A word from Francesca's Campagna
Francesca’s Campagna opened in February 2000 and is the 7th restaurant in The Francesca's Restaurant Group bringing downtown West Dundee 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.

About The Francesca’s Restaurant Group: Founded in 1992 by Restaurateur Scott Harris, Francesca’s Restaurant Group has grown from a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Chicago’s North Clark Street to a restaurant group of three concepts across 33 locations and four states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 23 Francesca’s Restaurants, five Davanti Enoteca, and five Glazed and Infused locations.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Francesca's Campagna reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)special occasion (26)romantic (18)fit for foodies (16)notable wine list (14)great for lunch (8)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Fresh Italian Options
    bobbyV
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Very special little place with great daily menus with varied selections. If you don't see something that looks appealing - ask for something else. They will do their best to accommodate your preference. Good wine choices and friendly, attentive service. This is must for any business trip to the area for me.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Our Favorites!
    JulesK
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The Italian food is plentiful and fresh, changes seasonally and plenty of options for both carnivores and vegans. The staff is attentive and everyone gets welcomed by the manager at some point during their visit. Even when it's crowded we never feel rushed. Save room for dessert, the pistachio gelato-served on its own or in a flaky pasty is one of my all time favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little spot!
    Adam
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Dined on a Sunday early evening.. Service was fantastic from our waitress and also the front of house manager was very helpful and hands on! Recommend the risotto as an app. Filet & salmon were cooked perfectly, with excellent flavors. We will return again when en route to Chicago!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • underwelmed
    Gibster
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This is the forth time that we have eaten at this Francesca's and each time we hope for the quality to improve, but it hasn't. We eat at the Francesca's in St Charles and the food is very good and consistent there, however all four of our meals were okay, but not worth the money. Our waiter forgot to get the bread, messed up the drink order, didn't offer cheese for the oil and overall was poor at attending to us.. Had it not been for the water boy/dish remover, we may not have seen the waiter. Any future meals at Francesca's will be in St Charles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem in Dundee
    vj314
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Francesca's is a staple - reliable delicious food and a wonderful staff and atmosphere. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Menu
    Bobhg
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Always some reliable favorites AND something new. I took a chance on the roasted tilapia. It was fantastic. I am still thinking about it and trying to figure out how to make it myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Jeff
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I thought food was very good, but the $ was a little high.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious, our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The food was delicious, our server was very friendly and we had a very nice time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We ate here to celebrate Valentine's Day. The food was great and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food, & service.
    Yummy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We have dined here prior to this visit. Even though we sat at a table near the bar, the noise was not very loud. You can actually hold a conversation without straining to hear the other person. The entire staff, from the hostess, the waitress, the buss-boys, and even the manager, were very friendly. Very good sized portions, and the food was delicious. I would have no problem recommending this place to have a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We felt like the food prices
    Cyndarl
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We felt like the food prices were expensive for what you received. In one entree the spaghetti was not cooked through. We just ate the shrimp and skipped the noodles. A salad should come with the entree for the price that you pay. We will not be returning since there are restaurants just as good that give you more for your money. The service was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfy and good
    asdf1234VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    This is a great place in a homey location. There was a movie called Road To Perdition with Tom Hanks that was filmed on that block. Food was great, service was professional and the price was right. Very quiet in there loved that. White linen table cloths loved that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy dinner experience
    MandEdundee
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Loved this place. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. We will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • had a great time
    daisy
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We had a great time. We were celebrating our daughter's recent promotion. They had martini specials that tasted wonderful and service was quick and friendly. I checked out the menu ahead of time and found they have a wonderful gluten-free menu. Several items to choose from that were similar to the standard menu so I didn't feel out-of-place. The food was awesome!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Francesca W Dundee
    Snuggs28
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Wonderful Italian Food. Fantastic Drinks. Great Servers very personable without being over bearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After checking in, we were
    Mich7240
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    After checking in, we were taken to the "rock star" table, the front window table. Our server, Dan, was very pleasant and met our requests in a timely manner. I ordered the Dundee martini, and he was kind enough to inform me that they were out of one of the liqueurs and had to substitute. I appreciated him ensuring that it met my taste - it was perfect! It was a quiet Sunday evening in the restaurant which added to a nice atmosphere. The only reason I marked down the service was that the entree was slow coming out of the kitchen but, it was a delicious! As with other Francesaca's I frequent, it was another great dining experience - this time at Campagna. Thank you!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really like Francesca's;
    TomH
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We really like Francesca's; this is the second time we have eaten there and it did not disappoint. The ambience is great and the food is quite tasty. A nice menu overall.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So glad to find this cozy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    So glad to find this cozy spot. Food and wine were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is our fifth Christmas
    Robert
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    This is our fifth Christmas Eve dining with Francesca's and each time it has been outstanding. It has become a tradition with our family. Keep up the good work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening at Francesca's
    Tamara
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We were celebrating a big event. Table of four! Fantastic waiter, amazing food, drinks- we had Wine and an after dinner Martini- were excellent. Our table was beautiful. - we were thrilled with the whole experience and will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - excellent service
    KG31
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We have the opportunity to dine at Francesca's for lunch and have hosted dinners there as well. Always great food and service A wonderful find for anyone in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, friendly wait
    roamyn
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Delicious food, friendly wait staff - though I do recommend some learn better English, since a couple could barely understand us. It's a great neighborhood upscale late hour or afternoon hour little place. I wouldn't recommend it for intimate dinners, as it's too wide open, and the noise level is more the bar scene. But you can't beat the amount of food, and the quality, for the price.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy Spot on a Cold Winter Night
    Frannie
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Four of us came for dinner following a Christmas Concert on a frigid December night. The warm and cozy atmosphere was just as I remembered it from a visit years ago. Service was a bit slow, considering how early we were eating and how us crowded it was. But we were not in a hurry and were happy to have time to visit. The menu isn't huge, but they do a very nice job on what they offer. At our table, three of us had different chicken dishes and one had shrimp and pasta. Everyone gave their dinner a thumbs up and three of us had leftovers to take home. We like this particularly Francesca's over some of the others because of the smaller, quieter, cozier atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dangerous "martinis".....
    agr89
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Francesca's is a small local Italian restaurant with small size tables, crowded, and busy waiters!!!!!!! Not a place for a romantic dinner......." but the food was awesome!!!!!. So fresh, menus prepared daily....I ordered the caprese salad with dinner and I can smell the aroma of fresh basil before it hit my table....if the delicious tastefull dishes don't get you.....watch out for their dangerous martini's.....I tried the Dundee Special....one martini is not enough....Definitely need reservations...... Cant wait to get back and try their risotto........West Dundee's best hidden secret......
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for a nicer dinner
    ViolaladyVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Food was creatively prepared and well seasoned. Service was good. The only negative was that our server was visibly annoyed when we only ordered entrees with no sides or appetizers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Evening!
    Steeleyes
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Francesca's Campagna never disappoints! From Mike greeting you at the door, to Carlos behind the bar and Kate, David, and Jessica waiting to serve you, this restaurant serves top notch food in a very comfortable environment. Cannot wait to head back again!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just fantastic
    rich
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    From the moment we walsked in and was greeted til we left our group of 8 was treated like royalty! Our server was fantastic! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second helping
    Eugene
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Francesca's Campagna has been a long-time favorite. The last two visits, however, revealed a marked decline in the food. The dining experience is still very good, but the entrees fail to impress. The menu no longer carries an array of beef dishes: it consists - to a large extent - of seafood, pasta, and chicken. That's a real shame, since some of the best beef I've had in the area came from Francesca's. I had the pork chops which were covered with beans (an odd accompianment, to be sure), and were over-salted. One of my dining companions was similarly disappointed. The service was sharp, friendly, and attentive. We can only hope for an update in the menu, and a bit more competence in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great meal! Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We had a great meal! Food was wonderful as usual. The server was extremely friendly and very attentive. He asked about the allergy concern the first time he came to the table, which I like that I didn't have to tell him. I liked that the restaurant actually read the comments with the reservation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    My wife is gluten free, not by choice, but by necessity. The menu offers great GF options, but the waitress treated it too casually.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let me go back
    Special
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    The food was great and the service quietly attentive. Treated like a regular and friend. It was a special occasion and they more than exceeded expectations. The management and wait staff made sure that all was ok and surprised us with some special treats. Felt like I was at a fine dining restaurant in France
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    John
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We have eaten at several of the Francesca restaurants in the past. As expected, this one did not disappoint us.....great service and great food, as we've come to expect from this family of Scott Harris restaurants. They were able to prepare a meal for me which I inquired about which is sometimes on their menu, but wasn't on this particular evening...a true sign of customer service excellence! We highly recommend this restaurant, try it... you'll like it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty, Fresh Italian Fare
    Smo77
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Everything we tasted was delicious. They offer a modest menu and a decent wine list. We were seated right by the server station so the ambiance was not as romantic as we would have liked. Our server or a bus boy/assistant stopped by very often also. Some people enjoy being constantly checked on, but at a finer dining establishment, the customers should be left to enjoy their food. Even though we ordered drinks and an appetizer, we were rushed through our meal. Luckily the food made up for this issues, everything was fresh and prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Menu
    Butch
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Host was personable and a joy to converse with. Great waitress. Food was unique and interesting. Great wines. Menu not what a meat and potatoes person would enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good.
    Teach
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    Quality of food was good. Menu was quite small. Tables were very close together. It was quite loud.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible seating
    Mish
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We had a reservation for 6pm, arrived 5 min. early yet still were seated in a tiny table next to the hostess stand. The phone was ringing in my ears, the 2 hostesses were talking and very loudly and laughing while we were trying to have a quiet dinner. There was a table vacant for at least 30 minutes that we could have had. This is just bad business,. I will never be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner and great service.
    Craig
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Great dinner and great service. Our waitress , Melissa, was very efficient, friendly, and knowledgable. Manager also took the time to chat with us and get our feedback. We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and great food!
    mbazVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Great service and great food! One dish wasn't as flavorful as the others but was still very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've had better
    Luv2goout
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    My wife and I recieved a gift card to ant one of the Francesca's. We have been to the the one in Barrington before and loved it. We tried the one in Dundee this past weekend. I made a reservation online. When we arrived we waited 10 minutes past our reservations. It wasn't a big deal, but it was busy, loud and no room to wait(us and others were smashed together waiting, next time I'd wait outside). The server was above par, but not fantastic. The wine recommenation was below par. The risotto was fantastic, main courses were average. In a nut shell, I'm glad we had a gift card. There are better places to drop $120 on dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable
    Patti
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Specials change often; can always count on good meal; they offer whole wheat pasta, but you have to ask it is not always noted on the menu; generally very good service with friendly staff; bar area can be very congested; temperature control could be improved- 4-top by host station is very cold in winter
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.