Francesca's Amici

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

What 1222 People Are Saying
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MH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Andy was a great server
Food was good

JH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

B
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always exceptional and service really done well!

JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was nice

r
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure, service was exceptional again !!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and happy hour prices!

DH
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal we have had there has been delicious! Also, tried the Happy Hour and was very pleased with the options and portion sizes.

JT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a small private room for a group of ten.
Just perfect!

M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

DP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve. Great time.

l
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

BW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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!

A
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

e
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Francesca’s. They always treat us well and know our preferences. Great atmosphere and delicious food!

LO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MJ
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Francesca several times seem to get the same server who is always fabulous, extremely professional and attentive!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was not very good for price and portions very small. Very Disappointed.

MR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

R
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

KC
Milwaukee
24 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent!

EC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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 .

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The pork ‘tenderloin’ dish was not a tenderloin cut. Wish we knew before ordering.

MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant - excellent food - friendly service. They have an extensive gluten free menu with variety.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fabulous as always.

JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

PK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat at Francesca's frequently and we always enjoy it. The menu changes often and the ingredients are always fresh and tasty

OT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner. Service is great, Dennis is very attentive and always makes great recommendations. Love it there

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall all the good points true —
My husband’s pasta with seafood was very generous
BUT two of us ordered pasta with artichoke and mushrooms

VERY little of either — in fact mine had 1 mushroom & 1 piece of artichoke
SHOULD have complained but food taken back/changed not good to do when others are eating —

Edpevially when

SM
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been to Francesca’s (multiple locations) many times. This may have been my favorite meal I have had! I’m usually not a huge fan of the menu because there are only a handful of things I like. However I had the ravioli with garlic cream sauce finished with a white truffle oil. It was very rich but VERY good! Our server was also very quick and attentive. I won’t stay away for so long next time!

AM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! We made a reservation and we seated immediately. Service was fast and polite. If you're looking for a good meal, look no further!

OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Francesca's, Elmhurst! Always great service, great food! Very attentive!

D
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding. As a solo diner, I appreciate that the meal was nicely paced. I was not rushed and there was a nice interval between the first course and entree. The branzino was wonderful and the Caesar salad is one of the best I’ve ever had.

MM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dennis our wonderful waiter was great, as always.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and food outstanding

MR
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine! Everyone enjoyed their food choices. Dessert was huge. All food portions were large.

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