Francesca's Amici

4.6
1119 reviews
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$30 and under
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Francesca’s Amici opened in July 1999 and is the 6th restaurant in the Francesca’s Restaurant Group bringing downtown Elmhurst a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the freshly inspired cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Located in the heart of downtown Elmhurst, the restaurant is centrally located to Downtown Chicago and the Western Suburbs.

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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Sun 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Mon - Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD WAS GREAT. SERVICE WAS GREAT. THIRD TIME FOR DINNER.

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B
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes for sure always delivers on food and service- good choice for any occasion

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S
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

There is a terrible welcoming smell to the restaurant upon entering the space. It smells musty, old, rancid... which is why we don't frequent the restaurant. We only went because of the Father's Day promotion (and the food is always wonderful).

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Francesca’s restaurants are one of our favorites! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and needed to squeeze in an early dinner and it was just perfect!

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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and the service was excellent. But I had one issue and it took the edge off the dinner. I ordered a decaf cappuccino with dessert and it was lukewarm. To me, that means that they had a pitcher of expresso made in advance and simply poured frothed milk on it. That is not cappuccino. And it's not cheap either. I should have sent it back. But if they're cutting this corner, what other corners are they cutting?

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JZ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We required certain accommodations and Francesca’s was outstanding in how they helped us without making us feel uncomfortable. Special shout out to our server Emmy and all the wait staff! Food was delicious as always!

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DS
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was succulent, timely, and proportionate, and we enjoyed the wine selection. Take a troll downtown Elmhurst after the meal. Great place for a date night!

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R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

We have been here several times before. The food and service have always been very good. On this visit our waitress was not to be found. Our food, every course, took an extremely long time to come. Our wine glasses were empty and there was no urgency on her part to open our wine bottle. Very disappointed in the service.

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AO
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Enjoyed - halibut excellent. Waitress did not remember to split check and didn’t ask. server was excellent . drinks were slow.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always know what to expect...a wonderful experience every time.

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T
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently outstanding!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High school graduation.

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E
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Andy was both our server and bartender, great guy, great service!

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KG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Francesca's Amici is the BEST place in Elmhurst to Always get GREAT food and SERVICE.

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KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service as always. Enjoy celebrating birthdays and other occasions here.

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AP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I wanted to like this place. The Francesca’s franchise is usually always good and consistent. We had a reservation on Mother’s Day. It started off poorly when the server dropped off four water glasses - all of which were dirty (greasy finger prints all over Each of them). I alerted him to this fact and they were quickly replaced. However, I am not sure how one table gets four dirty glasses. Bread arrived after about 15 minutes (longer than expected). We ordered calamari for an appetizer which was very good. My wife ordered a pizza which was just ok. My daughter got the vodka pasta special which was very good. However, my gnocchi dish had good flavor but was barely warm when it arrived. Overall I left feeling underwhelmed. Maybe just an off night, but I won’t be returning.

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M
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service
And a thank you for recognizing nurses week

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e
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were so very accommodating for our business team meeting and luncheon. Couldn't have been nicer. So attentive and the food was wonderful, as always. Really went over and above. Thank you!

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C
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good, service was not. We made a reservation, and needed to tell 3 different people that while we waited for a table. Waiter was slow to come to the table, slow to bring our drinks. After taking our dinner order, never returned to see if we wanted another drink or wine when our meal arrived. Completely forgot the minestrone we ordered. Past visits I've felt like they were rushing us through our meal, this visit it was if they forgot we were there.

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LH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we plan an Italian meal at a different venue, we always end up saying, "it's not as good as Francesca's Amici! This restaurant never disappoints us and we absolutely love the Insalata all Francesca paired with the Pappardelle con Ragu di Maiale! Absolutely delicious!!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Pasta under cooked and Roon was way to noisy. If you are going to have a high end restaurant you can’t have families with a bunch of loud kids come in.

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OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Francesca's! Always great food, great service, Dennis is fantastic! Very attentive.

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DA
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had made reservations ahead of time so they had prepared a table for us and our two guests in a corner booth. We were seated immediately and received impeccable service; the food was excellent as usual (we have dined there several times on special occasions). Highly recommend Francesca's to anyone looking for a special night out!

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KD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delish. Had the lunch pre fix $17 well worth it!

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SG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I had the pasta with calamari and the calamari was overcooked. Sauce was pretty bland. Overall too pricey for the meal I had and wine.

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SE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always a good meal and good value at Francesca's Amici.

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JC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here. Everyone is so engaging and remember us. It makes us feel like part of the family!

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C
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious food and great services. I usually have a seafood dish and enjoy the preparations.
Have visited several times and always with good result.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! We always stop here when in town!

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Naples
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent but very loud

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LK
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food taste never fail us to revisit for so many times ...

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CJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always the service and food was excellent. The friendliness of the wait staff and bartender always is fantastic.

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I
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I dined here recently. We have some special dietary needs and the server was especially accommodating. All of the food came out as ordered based on those special needs. Believe me when I tell you that sometimes food is not served as ordered in other restaurants. I appreciate not having to wait for my food to be remade!

Our dinners were delicious! I had the scallop special served over wild mushrooms and asparagus. My husband had the chicken romana. It is his favorite dish. The food was excellent, as always.

The restaurant was busy, but not overly crowded. Our server was excellent and attentive. It was a fabulous dining experience. We will return to dine again soon.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrating a 60th birthday.

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RV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is probably THE best of the Francesca's in the Chicago land area.

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E
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and great service. You really can't ask for anything more!! Love it here.

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E
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend Francesca's. The Service is outstanding!!!

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We’ve been to Francesca’s many times. Recently the service has really fallen off. I don’t know if our server had too many tables or what but we waited and waited. She seemed to disappear

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Y
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We were shocked when the little 8” pizza came out looking and tasting like a mushy, frozen microwave pizza from 7-Then my mussels came in a thick sauce that looked and tasted like they opened a can of tomato paste and poured it on. What happened to this Francesca’s?! It was literally inedible. Sorry to have to say this, but someone should fix the food quick. I don’t think we can return.

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BN
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special setting to celebrate special moments. We enjoyed each and every course . The food is spectacular!

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