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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Yes for sure always delivers on food and service- good choice for any occasion
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).
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!
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?
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!
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!
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.
Enjoyed - halibut excellent. Waitress did not remember to split check and didn’t ask. server was excellent . drinks were slow.
Always know what to expect...a wonderful experience every time.
High school graduation.
Andy was both our server and bartender, great guy, great service!
Francesca's Amici is the BEST place in Elmhurst to Always get GREAT food and SERVICE.
Great food and great service as always. Enjoy celebrating birthdays and other occasions here.
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.
Great food and service
And a thank you for recognizing nurses week
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!
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.
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!!
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.
Love Francesca's! Always great food, great service, Dennis is fantastic! Very attentive.
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!
Food was delish. Had the lunch pre fix $17 well worth it!
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.
Always a good meal and good value at Francesca's Amici.
We love it here. Everyone is so engaging and remember us. It makes us feel like part of the family!
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.
Always delicious! We always stop here when in town!
Excellent but very loud
The food taste never fail us to revisit for so many times ...
As always the service and food was excellent. The friendliness of the wait staff and bartender always is fantastic.
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.
Celebrating a 60th birthday.
This is probably THE best of the Francesca's in the Chicago land area.
Great food and great service. You really can't ask for anything more!! Love it here.
Highly recommend Francesca's. The Service is outstanding!!!
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
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.
A special setting to celebrate special moments. We enjoyed each and every course . The food is spectacular!
Excellent service, food choices are terrific, wonderful atmosphere. It’s one of our favorite restaurants!