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Francesca's Amici

4.5
850 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 three concepts across 33 locations and four states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 23 Francesca’s Restaurants, five Davanti Enoteca, and five Glazed and Infused locations.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(630) 279-7970
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Cross street: York Road & 2nd Street
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What 850 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryEllenU3 (Chicago)
2.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

As noted, I made a reservation at this restaurant through your service for an annual family get together. I was very surprised when I got there to be told there were no tables, since all their rooms were booked with parties. We were directed that we could sit at the bar. I was told that, although I had a confirmed reservation, they had no control over Open Table noting there were "open tables." I was very disappointed - with your service and the communication with the restaurant. Obviously, one can't trust a confirmed reservation through your service. The restaurant was very accommodating, though, to comp us for some of the meal.

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Gman312 (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Really great food, terffic service staff (Dennis @ Elmhurst location).
Comfortable bar area, great wine options.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Love that they have a GF menu! Food is always great at Francesca's. Definitely coming back.

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DaveC (Chicago)
2.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Went to the Spaghetti Day on Thursday January 4, 2018. Terrible portions for three people. Food was not good at all. We were crammed into a room with large parties talking loudly from one end of the table to the other. We couldn't hear each other. Terrible, we have gone to this restaurant for many things to celebrate. We have attended many of these specials. They are getting worse each time. Husband said we are never will go back. Bad quality of food for the price.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
1.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

We used to be regulars at Francesca's. We always thought the food was great. But our last 3 dining experiences there, the service has been horrible. It has become clear to us that we are always being rushed, so that they can turnover the table. The final insult came on our most recent dinner there, the staff removed my wife's salad plate before she was done. There are many choices in town. We are done with this place.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

Can’t beat the service by the wait staff. Happy hour menu is excellent for value.

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Rios (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

Love this place! Cocktails are great! I’m very picky & they accommodate every time! Food is sooooo good! Why go elsewhere? Every meal I’ve had there is delicious! Employees are friendly! They remember you so you feel special!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve

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Falmito (Indiana)
5.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

Probably the best lobster bisque I've ever had - excellent lobster linguine.

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ChiMe (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 7, 2017

Chino and Robert took great care of me. The home made soup, crab cake and side of pasta made for a perfect lunch. Complimented by a martini, which was the best I’ve ever had. The holiday decorations are lovely and have just the right amout of dazzle.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Cross street
York Road & 2nd Street
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(630) 279-7970
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Catering
Please contact our Event Sales Manager for more information.
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Parking details
Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Francesca's Amici is three blocks away from the Elmhurst Metra Train stop.
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Executive chef
Humberto Martinez
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Please contact our Event Sales Manager for more information.

Private Dining

Francesca’s Amici also offers private and semi-private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 100 guests for seated meals, and 125 guests for cocktail parties.

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