Francesca's Amici

4.6
1107 reviews
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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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High school graduation.

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E
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
10 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
19 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
3 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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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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C
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food choices are terrific, wonderful atmosphere. It’s one of our favorite restaurants!

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OT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Francesca's! Dennis is great!

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OT
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice we had reservations food and service top notch. Great place clean and friendly great happy hour😁

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T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meal

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u
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Very average. Lots of tables open yet they stuck us in the back room. Food was bland and didn’t see our server very often. Would not go back.

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ZM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Cute place and service was good, but expected the food to be better. Haven't been to a Francesca's for years, but I remember the food being much better and expected more from a big chain restaurant that's been around. The food was just so-so. Not sure if the thermostat wasn't working but it was way too hot in the restaurant and they couldn't get it to cool off.

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

Service was wonderful. They took care of our family and made it a great dining experience

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LH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints. The short rib pasta dish is outstanding and I love the deals offered by this location. In addition, the wait staff is superb.

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always great but this time my salmon was the best ever!

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CA
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints wonderful meal with great friends

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c
Chicago
285 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the meal at Francesca’s was impeccable. The drinks were excellent. I had a negroni, my husband a manhattan, and our friends had a vodka martini and a scotch.
Appetizers for: we split the carpaccio. Our friends had the bruschetta and the fried calamari. For entrees, two of us had the rigatoni, one had the special ravioli, and my husband had the monkfish. He thought it was overdone, but still delicious. The men opted for ice cream for dessert, and I had my usual profiteroles. This is a restaurant that is reliable and that we frequent because of its consistency.

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r
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Attentive service. Great Food. While somewhat expensive, it still presents good value.

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