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About Francesca's Amici

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.

174 North York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

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

Cross Street:
York Road & 2nd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 279-7970

Website:
http://www.miafrancesca.com/locations/profile/francescas-amici-elmhurst

Catering:
Please contact our Event Sales Manager for more information.

Parking Details:
Street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Francesca's Amici is three blocks away from the Elmhurst Metra Train stop.

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

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.

Francesca's Amici Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Authentic (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Casual (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Fun (7)
Business Meals (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great place for celebrating a special occasion. The staff was very accommodating, the atmosphere was cozy, and we felt comfortable lingering at the table visiting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was as good as usual, but our server was the best ever!

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food4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The room was very loud. I left the restaurant with a sore throat from practically yelling to be heard.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

It wasn’t. Horrible experience but the service was extremely slow for a Sunday night. It was busy when we arrived but absolutely dead by the time we were half way done so it didn’t make sense that it took forever to get our meal and finally check.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our table was in the path of the front door-very drafty and cold. Otherwise, wonderful visit.

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food5
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The family and I have been eating here for years, it's a great place for the whole family or to take the wife on a date. The staff is great and always a pleasure.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

never had a bad meal here; the wait staff is always courteous and responsive. Brought a party of ten for Turkey Day, and was not disappointed; could order off menu plus additional menu for the day

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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Eat here often. Always ready to accommodate special requests and deliver excellent quality and service.

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food5
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

This was my first time here. The food was ok, but nothing to write home about. The service was horrible and it was 1:30 on a Monday, there was hardly anyone else there. And the value for what I got was not so great. Especially considering the great lunch specials that other restaurants have. I will not be going here again.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service was very slow. Took awhile to get a server so we could order a drink. Also slow later in getting dessert and check.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was very good. Service was excellent. We told our waiter that we were going to a 7pm showing at the theater which he took into consideration when serving us.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Service was excellent and the ambiance is cozy, but some of the menu items could have been much better if they were simplified and enhanced with quality ingredients.

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food3
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

A consistent sure thing! Always have great meals here. Wonderful helpful service wonderful food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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food5
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

great staff and food, will be back soon. PS nice wine selection.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were accommodated quickly and service was done well.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation
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food4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Nice atmosphere, fresh food, excellent service. Great for business lunch.

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food4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

As always, Tom the manager does a great job!!!
Friendly staff. Took note of food allergies and
I had no problem with food Contamination.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great special beside the regular menu items our waiter Mike was fabulous and very attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Delicious Italian food! Every detail was wonderful. The calamari was breaded very lightly and cooked to perfection. And the red sauce to dip in was amazing! The salmon scampi was truly spectacular. The wine list also wonderful and well priced.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This restaurant is phenomenal, every time I go, whether to meet friends or with my spouse. The food is fantastic. The service is great. Tom, the manager, is very professional, personable and friendly. This restaurant is the best in all ways. They aim to please and hit the mark, every time.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Outstanding food and great service. Very loud so not the best for a quiet meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our dining experience overall was great-really good, fresh food. Service was attentive & fast. Ask for half sizes of the wedge salad or share it. Disappointed: specifically told them we were coming to celebrate a wedding anniversary & b-day. They did not acknowledge either one at all! And it was not because they were busy; we were seated at 7:30pm and the tables were clearing out. That being said, the food was still excellent!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great food. Easy to talk. And the service was excellent. Will come back again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great place for a birthday lunch for employee. Able to chat and food size was perfect. Great server.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The food was excellent as usual. I had the veal medallions and my wife had the salmon and shrimp

They were both superb.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic
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food5
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 6, 2017

This place is totally awesome
Can't get much better than this .
The food the staff the managers the bartender they're amazing

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Staff was friendly and welcoming. The kitchen willingly made modifications to a dish based on diner's preferences. Liked the wine list. Would visit again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Dennis our waitperson was fabulous hope to have him next time too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Waitress and bus boy were excellent and the food fantastic. Easy parking. Can't wait to go back.

Very loud. Wonder if a consultant could provide acoustical recommendations?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Love this place

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food. Great service. Friendly wait-staff. The manager is wonderful. They aim to please and they get it right.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great food. intimate dining area. like 1/2 price wine bottle specials.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I was super impressed that my notes to sit at a high table by the bar were read and we had a table reserved. They also noted that it was a celebration and we received a complimentary dessert. Great friendly service!

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Nice for family's or a date night. 2nd time there and the food is delish. Very good wine menu too. Service is very good and pricing is better than average.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 3, 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for years & it has been one of my all time favorites. This was my first visit back in about 4 years & I was so EXTREMELY disappointed. The restaurant in general looks run down & dirty (especially the bathrooms). The waiter seemed put off to be serving us & when asked a question about preparation, etc. of one dish, he pointed & referred us back to the menu. Also, the music that was playing was very odd & not conducive to the environment. The man helping to clear dishes was very good & nice. All & all, it was a complete let down.

We will stick to going to Francesca's Fiore's in the future.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Every time we come into town (from California) we make sure to have at least one meal here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Great lasagna day today. Love when you do these special pasta day deals, because it's not just regular pasta. Loved the three different choices for lasagna today. It was more like gourmet lasagna. Great service as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We love this location. This time though we sat in the bar area & it is definitely louder & staffed differently then the tables. So we will be returning, just won't sit in bar area ever again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

My wife and I went to dinner last minute. Decided on Francesca's and were really happy we went. The waitress was upbeat, funny and took great care of us. The food was spectacular as well. Go for it.

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