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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Made reservations and still waited 15 minutes. Seated at small table where wife and I kept kicking each other under table. Servers were good, even though after dinner I had coffee and asked for a refill and she forgot. I ordered half chicken that was rubbery and not completely cooked and flavor not the same as how I last remembered but ok.
Chicken was raw & our service was horrible!
Good food always
Great time. Andy is the best server and bartender
My husband & I go to Francescas often. The food is so good. The carpaccio is the best we’ve ever had. Muscles are great too. Spicy sauce but not overpowering. Wine is also a great value. I usually have one of there pastas which is always good but last night I tried there salmon with tomatoes over spinach. Wonderful. We always ask for Dennis as he does such a great job. Always explains the specials etc.. We always feel so at home there. Not too noisy with some really nice background music. There desserts are great as well but we are usually too full to have any. Lol. PS. They have a really good Happy Hour Monday to Friday.
Super tasty and convenient, great lunch specials. It seemed that the owners or managers were in and they stopped by the table to see how the experience was going. Appreciate the personal service and attention...
It was cold every time the door opened. The waiter was not present very often. He never asked us how the food was after he served it. The food was excellent and the portion size was good.
Love the food at Francesca's. They are always adding something new. Dennis is amazing. Very attentive.
Andy was a great server
Food was good
This restaurant knows how to cultivate a quiet, civilized atmosphere in its whit-tablecloth seats. The food was delicious, featuring tasty pasta with scallops for me and a superbly roasted half-chicken for my wife. The regular bruschetta with goat cheese was delicious, too.
Food is always exceptional and service really done well!
It was nice
Always a pleasure, service was exceptional again !!
Great food and happy hour prices!
Every meal we have had there has been delicious! Also, tried the Happy Hour and was very pleased with the options and portion sizes.
Had a small private room for a group of ten.
Great evening. Despite a busy holiday night serve was excellent, we were seated on time and the food was excellent. there was a fight over the leftovers the next day!
Food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. A wonderful evening on New Years Eve which can very often be very hectic and crowded at restaurants. Our meal was very relaxed in a festive atmosphere.
New Year’s Eve. Great time.
Ok. Restaurant was very busy due to New Years. Waited to be seated even with a timed reservation. Was there to celebrate a birthday. No one mentioned anything.
Met with some friends for lunch and had a great time! The service was outstanding and the food was very good. Would definitely recommend this place and I'll definitely be going back!
This is one of our favorite restaurants. Unfortunately, this experience wasn't up to par on what was a special night for my family. Specifically, we used OpenTable to secure a 6:30pm reservation. When we arrived (on time), the tables were all filled and we were asked to sit in a separate (spare) room (alone, with very bright lights on). We decided to wait instead and were seated by 7pm. The staff did their best to make up for the experience, including complimentary lemoncello. Drinks were good and half price bottles of wine was a great promotion. Food was good as always. The bartender/waiter was terrific. We'll go back, hopefully this is a one-time issue.
I think the service is always outstanding and the menu changes often enough to keep it interesting. Yet, I almost always order chicken Limone which they will make even if it’s not on the menu.
We love Francesca’s. They always treat us well and know our preferences. Great atmosphere and delicious food!
We always have delicious food at this location in Elmhurst and it is one of our go-to spots for a great meal. Food comes out quickly.
Nice quaint Italian restaurant in downtown Elmhurst great people great serve,and also great food lts little pricey. But the happy makes up for it on specials. Can go wrong enjoy the decor,have fun its close to home if live in Elmhurst +10 rated. Parking is never a problem
I’ve been to Francesca several times seem to get the same server who is always fabulous, extremely professional and attentive!
Food was not very good for price and portions very small. Very Disappointed.
Delicious dinner and Francesa's was very,very busy, being Christmas. I think if they had 1 more waiter that night, dinner would have been served faster.
I'm not trying to be critical and we really enjoyed eating here and will be back.
Christmas dinner was our first visit and the service was excellent! Bread with olive oil and Parmesan cheese was good. Bruschetta was excellent. Pasta dishes were good. We had bolognese and ravioli.
The food and service were excellent!
Our server seemed to make a lot of wasted trips to the table (i.e. bringing one or two things instead of all at once). We weren’t sure if this was because she forgot things or if the kitchen just wasn’t preparing things in a timely manner. In fact, my son’s meal didn’t finally arrive until we were all nearly finished eating. We all ordered different things (we were a party of 8), and everyone was a little disappointed in their entree. Definitely left feeling less than wowed. Don’t think we would go again.
Waitress seemed overwhelmed... confused the drink orders. Asked for Parmesan cheese for our meal 3x ... never brought it to the table.
Overall disappointing...not up to the normal dining experience we are used to .
The pork ‘tenderloin’ dish was not a tenderloin cut. Wish we knew before ordering.
Lovely restaurant - excellent food - friendly service. They have an extensive gluten free menu with variety.
Food and service were fabulous as always.
Great food and friendly service!
We love this place and frequent it often. However, the service was off last night. I had to ask a couple of times for a drink refill, the people who served our food got all the orders wrong and our waiter never asked how our food was. I’m sure they are just busy with the holidays fast approaching.
We eat at Francesca's frequently and we always enjoy it. The menu changes often and the ingredients are always fresh and tasty