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Permanently Closed - Francesca's al Lago

4.2
701 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Francesca's al Lago is the 21st addition to The Francesca's Restaurant Group. The Capital Square location offers guests “simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices,” which has been the winning recipe at all Francesca’s locations since 1992. Our menu features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. An expansive wine list, local beers and handcrafted martinis are the perfect accompaniment to an outstanding dining experience.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(608) 255-6000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sergio Lopez
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Catering
Francesca"s al Lago has a wide range of catering services available to suite your needs. From full-service to pick-up, Francesca's catering is an easy & reliable way to entertain guests in your home or workplace.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
We have validated parking at the Block 89 parking ramp located on Doty St. between Martin Luther King BLVD & Pinckney St.

Metered street parking available as well.
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Public transit
From Milwaukee & EAST
I-94 West WI-30 West Left onto US-151 S/E (Washington Ave)
Right onto Wilson Right onto MLK Jr Blvd

From Chicago & SOUTH
I-90 West/1-94 West US 12-18 toward Madison John Nolen Dr Exit
Left onto Broom Right onto Wilson Left onto Hamilton
Right onto Doty Left onto MLK Jr Blvd
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LucasT19 (Milwaukee)
1.0  Dined on February 16, 2017

They closed without telling me. It literally closed 6 hours before my reservation and nobody told me it was closed until I got there.

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vipRobbo1 (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

My wife and I have dined there a number of times and have always had good meals. I decided to take my wife there to celebrate Valentines Day and once again we were pleased. Our meals were good, reasonably priced, and our service was good. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

We just heard this restaurant closed, which is a shame for us because we just discovered it. It was a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

Good Food. Had a problem fulfilling or order and went out of their way to make it right.

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WiscoMike (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Food was delicious, especially the fresh hot bread and the chocolate lava tort with mint gelato. Wide variety of Italian menu choices with a handful of other entrees, sufficient wine list both by the glass and bottle, good desert selection and express to wash it down. Beer selection was a little light. We were celebrating a retirement in a small group and didn't spare expenses. If you do a bottle of wine and all 3 courses, it won't be cheap. However, two could have a great meal and drinks for $60-75 and it'd be worth it.

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Aubs (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

Went here for a low-key bachelorette party (only 5 ladies). They were very accommodating and friendly. We loved the central location, and the food was great. Everyone was pleased with their meals.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2017

The service was excellent. A nice place to relax and enjoy the evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

I was thrilled to be able to make the reservation earlier that day. It was a busy night with it being the end of Restaurant Week in Madison. The service was great as was the food.

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Foodlover (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

We chose Francesca's because someone in our group has a gluten/dairy allergy. I called Francesca's and the hostess said they could accommodate no problem, so we decided to try it. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and professional and the food was great. We did have an error and an appetizer was brought out that was not gluten free. Our gluten allergy friend ordered the appetizer and made sure to repeat that he was gluten/dairy free, but the waitress accidentally brought the version with gluten. The mood changed for the worse when our friend double checked and had already eaten the dish with gluten. They were out of the wine we ordered and also a dish our friend ordered. The rest of the experience was overall very nice- a good choice for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2017

We're fairly frequent diners, the food is consistently good. This time, we were in and out inside of 45 minutes, faster paced than we usually prefer.

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Visit1 (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

We were impressed at the service, given that the entire UW band came in at the same time we did and we had to get to the symphony. Great wait staff.

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Foodie84 (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Great menu for a New Year's Eve dinner. There were lots of light options for ma and my husband really enjoyed his steak. Service was great on a very busy night!

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Pants (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

I went for New Year's eve dinner and had a great experience. The food was ready quickly and we received good service. The atmosphere was enchanting. What a bang for your buck!

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

Delicious mean for both of us. Excellent service. Becoming a favorite restaurant.

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DustyMom (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

Went here for dinner on Christmas Eve and the meal was very good, the service was excellent considering the holiday and we were seated and served promptly. Great location near the Capitol and the lakes, good food and cocktails.

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