Francesca's Amici

4.7
1334 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Francesca's! Food was great. Dennis is back! Best server ever!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and light. Ambiance was perfect.

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vipLMMElmhurst
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always and great meal and attentive, but not intrusive service.

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HeatherD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed it and the food was good. I didn’t care for the music playing at the time. It was more rock and not the Italian or jazz type instrumental that I am used to at a place like that.

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vipKitty
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were reluctant to be eating indoors but Francesca’s did a great job. The tables were well spaced apart and we felt safe. The food was excellent as always. We will definitely return.

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AdamW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter, food and drink were great!

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vip1Johnnyo
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Elmhurst! Great staff, service and meals!

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MariJoH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Love having Francesca's in our town, never disappoints!

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Madik
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Staff friendly, food excellent.

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miker
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tasty food, good portion, quick service in a nice location. Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We’ve eaten here 3 times. Enjoyed the first 2 times. I’m sure it’s hard at this time but everything seemed a little flat. I ordered the crab cakes and my date ordered the prime rib. Good but wanted a wow! Nice bar window seating and atmosphere though. Service was quick but could have been a little more attentive and less cavalier. Will return but hoping for just a little more.

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MohammadA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year Eve

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Topher
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I reserved a table for a birthday celebration. The manager was always in the back, the phone was ringing loudly and incessantly, a servers cell phone was going off at the bar incessantly, a server was whistling in the front loudly; we were at the round booth right in front. My side salad looked like it was made 3 days beforehand and was inedible and disgusting. No linguini or rigatoni noodles in the house? Boo! The alfredo sauce tasted as though someone dumped a cup of salt in it plus a whole onion to boot. Our server came around real fast with the bottles of booze $$ but hardly after that to check on us & there were maybe 3 other couples there dining around us. Our server came back & asked us if we wanted to order dessert when I had already asked for a festive birthday dessert with the name "Michael" in the request. I had to get up & approach the manager because NOW I was getting upset ... I asked him if he looked at the reservation to see what I had requested & his face went blank and then said, "yes of course" I said its for a birthday and he looked at our server who was up there & they both nodded like they knew what was going on ... neither knew what I requested otherwise the server would NOT have asked us if we wanted dessert, brought out the cake & then asked if we wanted anything else besides that. To be fair my steak was cooked perfectly, everyone was wearing their masks & the tables were spaced apart to make us feel extremely safe. The birthday boy left one of his cards on the table in a rush to get out of there. As we got in the car, maybe 4 minutes later, he realized he left the card. He went inside and they said there was no card on the table. BS! Now I had to call and get involved again & spoke to Carlos who said there was no card & if it was on the table it would be in the garbage ... GO GET THE CARD!!! So finally he said someone brought it up and left it at the front desk. WTH is happening there? Not what we have experienced in the past

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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Chaz
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

in my opinion, some of the best italian food in the city metro area. I want them to put the lasagne back on the menu

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Liveforthecity
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were perfect!

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vipLMMElmhurst
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and impeccable service as always - so good to see that this neighborhood gem seems to have survived the lockdowns and closures. Looking forward to our next night out there soon!

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vipCindy
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always fabulous and the service is exceptional. Great for a special occasion or just a nice evening out with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and great service

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vipMaryHart
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great as always. Andy is the best

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vipMaryHart
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Truly a treat and I will be coming back for more. Our waiter was wonderful too.

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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
33 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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vipMichaelP
Chicago
218 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJMgetitright
Chicago
33 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
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal and always a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
33 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
34 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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