Francesca's Amici

4.8
1368 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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4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipgaryp
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and the service was as well. I have always loved Francesca's Amici and now that they are open again, I will be frequenting this gem.

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vipJohnZ
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very nice service, well prepared, well served food. Enjoyable experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Francesca's! Never a disappointment. Dennis is excellent. Always spot on with his recommendations. Lanna is also super friendly and also great with recommendations. Love it there!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Easy to get a reservation; the employees were all very kind and helpful. Very attentive to our needs. Seemed as if trying too hard to create ambiance as the lights were turned down too dim we couldn’t see our food. No candles on table so .. really dark. Then music turned up way loud similar to a bar. We had to ask to have the lights turned up and the music turned down so we could carry on conversation. This has always been a favorite restaurant of ours. I hope they go back to what they have always done. Make great food! Yummm.

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VeroniqueC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a winner with children. Very nice staff and food is consistently good.

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VeronicaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pauly our waiter was great! Made great meal suggestions and was very attentive to our table of four! Food was amazing and the wine (50% off bottle menu) was great! We go at least once month or every 5-6 weeks. Never disappointed!!

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CaryD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Francesca's to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. We had a wonderful dinner. We started with the bruschetta and calamari and also had some delicious fish dishes. Everything tasted top notch just like in Italy and all the servers were attentive and funny, What a great experience.

Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfection....service, food, drinks, ambiance...100!

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KimM
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just needed a little Francesca’s for dinner, love their bread, never disappointed with what I ordered, and service is always excellent and professional

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MonaK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was impeccable. The pasta with scallops was delicious!

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vipChrisD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had the prime rib roast and it was over cooked. Disappointed. I have historically loved the restaurant and the quality was always consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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PedroD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is friendly, good good, good Service, good price,

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TomP
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

food was blah. The wait staff was great helped us celebrate a birthday.

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LauraM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enrique was an excellent waiter and the food and drinks were great.

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful atmosphere and good food,

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Gretchen
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants! Love that they consistently change the menu to keep things new and exciting, always amazing foods.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Francesca's! Dennis is the best waiter especially if you have a special request. Always gets the orders right. Seafood is so fresh and food always has good flavors.

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vipJennifer
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food & service. Music a bit loud but they were happy to turn it down for us. Thank you!

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vipAngelaS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

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BarbaraP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The so called rice balls we ordered were very disappointing. They were deep fried mozzarella balls that tasted like the oil they were cooked in needed to be replaced.

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vipMaryHart
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fabulous service. Great birthday celebration

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HeatherT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The food was just not that good. The atmosphere and the service were wonderful... go here if you really aren’t that hungry but want a nice place to chat and have wine with friends.

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LoriL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They consistently have good food. Roasted chicken is excellent.

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Gman312
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Long time customer. Had another great dinner with top notch table service on Tuesday evening. Really loved the mussels appetizer. Not sure why, but the young man at the front desk that evening was basically a condescending little snit.

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vipjcf3
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food and ecxellent service. Wide variety of menu choices.

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MaureenM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Food is always good in the service is great. The staff is always friendly. Drinks are always cold as well :-)

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jeffs
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deeeeeelicisous! As always. Reliable value. Never disappointed. Will keep coming back.

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Astay
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We were seated and served quickly and offered wine and appetizers. Everything was going excellently and then we didn’t see our server for 40 minutes. Folks around us were seated, served and had left in the time it took us to get our entrees. Food was excellent.

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KennethB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always excellent food and service. My wife and I always enjoy

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KevinA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent we enjoyed ourselves and will be back

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vipBlue
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A welcome return to in person dining at one of our very favorite neighborhood spots. Delicious food, outstanding service!

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whydoweneednickname
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautiful restaurant, great friendly service, never disappoints. The smaller dining room is way too loud. Hard to hear the other people at your own table.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little noisy but great food

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vipJMgetitright
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for dinner. Went during restaurant week and they had great choices. Felt like they were respecting Covid protocol

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Gman312
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat Dinner: Arrived @ 7:00 to find a very busy and high energy front desk that quickly moved us to our table. Dennis was our server, we really enjoyed his red and white wine recommendations, and his table service from start to finish was top notch. We loved the soup, calamari, and fresh pasta dishes. The dining room tables were nicely spaced out, and everyone (staff and patrons) was adhering to COVID precautions - which was greatly appreciated. We will be back soon!

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vipAndy
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always enjoy our time at this restaurant. We had a safe seating arrangement. Andy is a terrific bartender and always makes our time fun. Food was very good. Highly recommend!

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GregoryG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great service! Love this restaurant!

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SteveC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A reliable favorite. The food is always well prepared and freshly made from high quality ingredients. Modest size menu covers a good variety of proteins and pastas. They will gladly cook off he menu if they have the ingredients.

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Francesca's Amici does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Francesca's Amici is rated 4.8 stars by 1368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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