Francesca's Amici

4.6
1312 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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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vipMaryHart
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great service
Great food

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Litak
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice time. Great food. Birthday Treat for the table was a nice surprise

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DariceC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good food and great service. Favorite restaurant in Elmhurst

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BarbaraP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Linguine with shrimp etc was delicious and hot. My pet peeve is food that is not served hot. Good wine list and attentive server.

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PegK
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is becoming our fave casual-night-out place.
Great service and consistently delicious food - every time.
Calamari - fried or seared is wonderful.
Will be back ... a lot

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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vipMichaelP
Chicago
201 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender fantastic as always, 🍋🍸, 🐔 Parmesan delicious.
Great evening...

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vipJMgetitright
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Just a nice place for conversation and ambiance.

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PatriciaS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We sat outside on a Sunday afternoon. Waitress was overwhelmed and service was super slow. Food got cold the minute it came outside. Coffee was even cold. $25 for a bowl of pasta that wasn’t good is too much. $100 wasted for me and my husband.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal and always a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fantastic. Service was great. Dennis is the best! Overhead music did not match the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was wonderful. We felt safe with the distance between guests and all worker wore masks.

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JoJo
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been to Francesca Amici's many times over the years and it's always been very good. This last visit was Great! We noticed and ordered several new menu additions which really highlighted the Chef's culinary skills. Can't wait to go back. Still thinking about the prosciutto appetizer w/ the honey drizzle!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service outside on the street was very slow. Waiter only came by once.

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vipCindy
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was wonderful! The waiter, who was also the bartender, made my husband’s martini to perfection! We clinked glasses and said happy anniversary. We didn’t make a big deal out of it. Our salads & entrees were very tasty. We were going to order dessert, when the waiter brought out the chocolate brownie cake with ice cream with a candle for us! He heard us say happy anniversary- how thoughtful of him! It was a nice gesture. That’s why we love Francesca’s! Good food, excellent service and a welcoming atmosphere. It’s one of our favorite restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Fun neighborhood location

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vipSusanH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, Dennis the server was great as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Francesca's! Always a delicious meal. Great service. Dennis is the best!

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vipPegK
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish.
This place never disappoints.
Seats well spaced and felt safe at our high top in bar area.
Will be back.

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vipgeorgetteR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service are consistently good here.

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AshleyB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great especially the food

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vipoftendiner1
Chicago
136 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent evening dinner with family. We enjoyed appetizers, good wine and delicious entrees, including salmon, octopus, calamari, and pasta dishes.

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PatrickC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, service was great. Loved everything about it

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NormaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Was not pleased with the amount of gnats and flies while we were dining eating indoors. It was super frustrating.

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ChrisO
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Friendly atmosphere.Will be going back again.

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vipScottm
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and excellent food. Always very fresh.

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vipMichaelB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francesca's always provides great, friendly service and wonderful food. We sat inside in the bar but they also had a fan running to keep the air circulating. Everyone was in masks and gloves.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ellie was amazing! Very attentive and knowledgeable about the wine list and all of the menu items. We will definitely be back!

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vipMarkE
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Love this place!

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EricaO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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PeterJ
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

$18 for small lunch portion is too expensive for Elmhurst lunch

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vipHappy
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We’ve been to Francesca’s many time and it is usually really good but went last week and wasn’t that good. The music was loud hip hop which is not good at a nice dining restaurant. More appropriate for a club. The carpaccio was great as always. I had hot pasta with cold tomato sauce and ordered shrimp on the side. 3 medium shrimp for $9. And it came on a separate plate with tons of garlic which I didn’t notice so I poured it all over my pasta. I tasted garlic all night. But what ruined the meal for me & my husband was the loud hip hop music. Couldn’t wait to leave. We will go back to Francesca’s again as it is very good but it was my birthday. I put that on the reservation. No mention of it from the hostess. They didn’t even look at that. Very disappointed. Note to restaurant-please look at the special occasion spot on the reservation. NOISE level-Too loud

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Teach25
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. In light of COVID-19, the social distancing, face mask, the staff made us feel safe and comfortable.

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vipCindy
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was fabulous, staff was very friendly & attentive. A local favorite restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Francesca's. Always great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Francesca’s— it’s my all time favorite restaurant in Elmhurst. This is the only restaurant I have eaten at since COVID, and they are doing an absolutely amazing job.

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Ollie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was perfect and our server was excellent.

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vipgaryp
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Service was a little slow. But what got me was the cost. Lunch for two with an appetizer and 2 glasses of wine, at $100(plus tip). They will not last at these prices, when there are competitive places with just as good of food, at lower prices.

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vipKimmy
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food & service! They certainly know how to take care of their customers, especially during this time of COVID. All staff wears masks and always courteous! We love the al fresco dining, and hope that will continue!

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Francesca's Amici is rated 4.6 stars by 1312 OpenTable diners.

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