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 5 concepts across 25 locations in 3 states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 18 Francesca’s Restaurants, 4 Davanti Enoteca's, Disotto, Fat Rosie’s and Hillgrove Tap.
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I have been to Francesca’s (multiple locations) many times. This may have been my favorite meal I have had! I’m usually not a huge fan of the menu because there are only a handful of things I like. However I had the ravioli with garlic cream sauce finished with a white truffle oil. It was very rich but VERY good! Our server was also very quick and attentive. I won’t stay away for so long next time!
Excellent food! We made a reservation and we seated immediately. Service was fast and polite. If you're looking for a good meal, look no further!
Love Francesca's, Elmhurst! Always great service, great food! Very attentive!
Food and service were outstanding. As a solo diner, I appreciate that the meal was nicely paced. I was not rushed and there was a nice interval between the first course and entree. The branzino was wonderful and the Caesar salad is one of the best I’ve ever had.
Dennis our wonderful waiter was great, as always.
The service was wonderful and food outstanding
Great food and wine! Everyone enjoyed their food choices. Dessert was huge. All food portions were large.
Always excellent food and service at this Francesca's location.
Favorite place in Elmhurst.
The food and service never disappoint. Our waiter was attentive and very friendly. We had the vegetable pasta and pasta with vodka sauce (they made it special for my daughter). It's always a winner.
I made reservation 7pm on thru opentable on Thanksgiving. When I got there was 7:05. The manager told me kitchen is closed at 7pm. I just dont understand why they took the reservation if they close at 7pm????? Very unprofessional manager who handled the situation he didnt even apologize for their mistake to take reservation with bad attitude. He just kept saying "I didnt take the reservation so I dont know" so I have to complain to opentable ?
We were pleased that they had a very nice Thanksgiving menu. The traditional turkey dinner was very good as was the pumpkin stuffed pasta.
It was as expedited. Pasta was very generous portion and tasty.
First time here, though we live 2 mins away. Food was amazing, service was exceptional and ambience was inviting!
Our food was very good, our service was very good. But I can't give them 5 stars because the noise level is deafening in the place. I don't know what they can do about it, but you literally couldn't carry on a conversation. There were a surprising amount of kids, which of course didn't help the noise level as they were getting louder than most adults would, just to be heard by their parents. It just isn't a place we'll come back to with friends as there are other places you can enjoy talking to each other.
One of my favorite restaurants in Chicagoland.
Friends moving to Chicago area
Food is good We enjoy going to Francescas as we can always rely great service and food.
Great Friday night meal with the family after a long week. A nice glass of wine and delicious entree selection for my spouse and I, and great and affordable kids meal selection for the kids that includes a scoop of gelato. One of our favorite restaurants in Elmhurst.
Always a good outing. Their Branzini was outstanding. Service is always knowledgeable and friendly.
Great as usual
We were seated in the side room which I do not care for - too bright, not good ambience. Feels a bit like a banquet hall.
We waited at least 15 min for our server to approach the table for the first time after we were seated. This, to me, is not good service.
We will consider other options next time we are dining out.
Food and service were fantastic. My husband requested an item that was not on the menu and the chef made it. That is service.
The noise level was so loud we couldn't have a conversation at our table with the couple we were having dinner with. While the food was good, the service was for the most part indifferent and the noise level was intolerable. We won't be returning anytime soon!
Always a favorite. Great food, great service. The waitstaff is exceptional!
Nice evening. Great food and atmosphere was lively. Good bar scene.
Accomodations and service was excellent. Food very hood. Great menu for lunch. We usually do dinner here. But will definitely consider if we are out earlier. Great place
The entire meal experience was wonderful. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Servings were a nice size and served piping hot. Good wine selection. Very reasonable in terms of price and excellent value.
Great food. Our server Angie was amazing! We will be back!
Great Birthday dinner! Food was excellent and the service was great!
We had a reservation, but we were seated quickly. I’m not a huge fan of bench style seating so I was happy to get a small 2 person table. We both had delicious gluten free pasta dinners off the GF menu. Our waiter was polite and attentive. I would definitely recommend.
Sweetest day. Both of us our very happy!
Simple, good Italian...wouldn’t know its a chain - worth a local Elmhurst try.
Dave was good
Dennis is a terrific waiter. Love the food. Always a great experience.
Francesca's Amici was able to accommodate our party of 6 through Open Table with a same day reservation. We enjoyed a delicious meal with wonderful, friendly service, at a large round table. The appetizers - calamari and an antipasto platter - were enjoyed by all as well as two wonderful shared salads. We all enjoyed our entrees from fish to pasta. The wait staff and busing staff were all cheerful, well-informed, and helpful. This is one of my favorite restaurants.
Just a Friday night out!
Food good service and wait person very nice.
Ask for a Cesar salad said we’ll split it; they did for us brought out 2 plates very nice!!
A reunion of 4 friends getting together during a visit with one that had moved away. Francesca is normally 100% consistent. We don’t normally go to the Elmhurst location - this was my 4th time here. That said, service was inattentive and slow by our waitress. And the last straw was the bus server put his finger in one the girls
Wine glass and didn’t offer to replace the glass. It was weird. This is unusual and not the norm. I’ve been to at
Least 8 of their restaurants & never had a disappointing experience until now.
Good evening! First off thank you for taking the time to let us know where we dropped the ball. Without your feedback we may never know what we did wrong and how we can fix the problem moving forward. With that said I'm terribly sorry that your experience was what is was. I would love to talk more about this and get you back into our doors and show what we are truly all about here at Francesca's Amici. I will be reaching out to you privately to make this right by you!
Every time we go here, I marvel at the quality of the food. This time I had the crab cakes, and they were perfect: great texture and taste, and the arugula salad that accompanied it complemented the flavors well. My husband had a steak special, and he, too, was exceptionally pleased with its taste, presentation, and accompaniments. Kudos to the server who was able to help me with a wine choice as well as my dinner choice.
Great to Hear! Look forward to seeing you again!!
The gentlemen that brought our dishes from the kitchen had his thumb clearly in the bowl of every dish he brought to our table, it was gross.