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Francesca's Amici

4.5
894 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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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 multiple locations and three states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 21 Francesca’s Restaurants, 4 Davanti Enoteca, and 1 Fat Rosie's
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(630) 279-7970
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Humberto Martinez
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Catering
Please contact our Event Sales Manager for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
York Road & 2nd Street
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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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Special events & promotions
Please contact our Event Sales Manager for more information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Show Mom some Amore! Book your mother's day reservations with us today. Regular menu and specialty dishes will be offered.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 894 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful staff....from management to our super polite waiter. Will be back!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I like this location above all other Francescas around town. Great food at more than fair pricing. Our waiter was great, interactive and fun. Reservation was at 7 PM, got seated about 7:25. It was a bust Saturday night. Calamari perfect, salad fresh and cold. Meals were properly done and served with pride.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The bar did get a little loud but everything was great other than that.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was good however the food was not. All I had was the bisque and salad and couldn’t eat either one.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Brunch was overpriced at $38 for the bland selection. Just don’t do holiday’s here, the reputations damage outweighs the revenue of staying open.

The restaurant’s normal operations are rather good.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Had a fabulous Easter brunch. Was so impressed with the variety and the quality of the buffet items, many of my childhood Italian favorites and items not offered in other run-of-the-mill buffets. Very enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always has great food that hasn't disappointed . Have been a repeat customer for years and have not had a bad meal.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were one of the first customers in the morning for Easter Brunch. They were still getting the Buffett ready

Disappointed there were no donuts or sweet breads

I thought the price was a little high.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Had a greater waiter who knew how veal should be cooked and ensured it was ....... medium rare

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Love Francesca’s.!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Fantastic service by both our water and busser! Pasta was done perfectly and cream sauce was not too much but just perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Glad they have vegan options. Love the side of spinach. They open late till 10pm on Fri and Sat.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great night! The manager was so awesome and took our kids to the kitchen to show them desserts! Our waiter and service was awesome and we had the best family night! Food was amazing!!!! Love this place!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Good solid Italian food. Menu is updated regularly so always good choices. Waitress provided incorrect info on salad but it was good anyway. Consistently very good food.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Ravioli night. Food was outstanding. The service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The service & the food are always excellent! We come here at least twice a month, never disappointed:)

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great service but not bothered.
Great food served quickly and hot.

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Food is really good. Staff is not at highest level. Acceptable but nothing special. Prices are way too high. $17 for a glass of house wine and $12 for a shot of booze. We all got pastas and still spent too much for a quick family of four dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great management that is the reflected in the servers.
The wine list has great values in it
The food I really believe is better than the other Francescas . We have eaten at over half a dozen of the franchises starting with Lincoln Park over 12 yrs ago
Great Vibe!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Francesca's Food and service are consistently great. This is my go-to restaurant when arranging dinners with coworkers or business partners. There is something on their menu for everyone.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very good!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Liked being able to make a dinner reservation within one hour of arriving. Food was very fresh and tasted like home cooking.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My fiance and I went here on a whim with another couple after having both tried it before and thinking it was just alright. To our surprise everything was fantastic. We both ordered a shrimp pasta dish and the risotto. The service was good, the food was great, and so were the cappuccinos. We did not find it too loud but it does get very crowded on Friday and Saturday nights.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We went for a dinner date on a Friday night. We had a reservation and had to wait a few minutes before we were seated, which worked fine so we could get a glass of wine at the bar. Our sever and the rest of the staff was excellent. We shared a couple of dishes, none of which I would necessarily get again (I can't even remember what we had), but I would come back and try other dishes.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The most disappointing thing is the menu is so boring. The good news is they will prepare items not on the menu if possible . The other night every pasta came with tomato sauce of some kind. I find it too salty The bread is delicious. The restaurant week 3 course dinner was a great value.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Never a bad meal, the fish preparations are my favorite. Entire staff always very friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We really enjoyed our dinner on Tuesday, great pork chop and pasta dinners. Nice of the kitchen to allow up to split our dinner salad. Terrific wines by the glass, and service was perfect. I think Dennis was our server, but the bus help was great also!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I always get seafood dish, it was superb. I prefer the original dining room, the north room is loud.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We love Francesca's - it's a gem in the Western Suburbs. We have been there many times and have never had a bad meal or bad service. Super friendly staff. Try it - you'll love it, too!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Wife’s birthday.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Fun place to come anytime. Wish the bar stayed open a little later on Friday and Saturday
night... 10:30-11:00. Its nice to stay at the restaurant to have an after dinner drink.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great menu & service

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The chef created a special version of entree for me due to my extremely low sodium diet. Entree was delicious. Nice to know I have someplace nice to dine and still stick to my restrictions. Waiter was attentive.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The menu is hand written it changes every day.. food is outstanding with Big portions!!! We come here all the time.. definitely a neighborhood GEM!!!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We went to Francesca's to celebrate a birthday dinner. The service and food was good. The room we were in was very loud and it was difficult to have conversations.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Our children got us a gift certificate for this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. What a great place. Delicious food,great service and cozy ambience. It turned out to be a special evening

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

I made a reservation for 6 three days in advance. We were given the best table in the main dining area. This was at least my 6th visit to Francesca's Amici over recent years and the food quality has never disappointed. In my view, this restaurant gives very good value

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent food and servers as usual. Love, love the barramundi fish!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food in a very comfortable upscale environment.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Friday night dinner with a table at the window..great for people watching. Food is always delicious, good portion sizes, great variety. Menu changes daily. A great neighborhood restaurant.

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