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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

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Special Occasion (17)
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Great for Lunch (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Casual (11)
Romantic (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Business Meals (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Fun (6)
Cozy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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·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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 (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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

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

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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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 (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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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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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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 (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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 (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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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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food3
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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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food4
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The food was excellent as usual. Everything we exceptional. I had the Rigatoni and my wife had the Veal special. Both were superb.

Dennis our server was top notch. Was there if we needed anything and knew when to just stroll by.

One of our favorite places to go to dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had my wife's birthday dinner here, and it was great. The food is delicious, whether ordering from the daily specials or classic items. They have a good selection for children, and they are more than willing to customize the orders to childrens' tastes. Their wine selection is also impressive. Overall this was a great experience - highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Italian food and spirit they way it should be!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Maybe it was the 10th anniversary evening but food seemed a touch bit off. While still tasty, it wasn't it's usual caliber. And despite the special pricing, it still seemed a bit expensive.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 26, 2017

It was 1992 food prices with 2017 wine and desert prices.

It cost me $73.00 for a Monday dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Always outstanding, that's we enjoy going there. Never disappointed plus we can walk there!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The restaurant was having a special of prices back to 1992. The food was good, but the service was spotty and bus boys was cleaning our table before we were done eating. The noise leval made it almost impossible to carry on a conversation. I have dined there in the past and have had better service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Have always loved this restaurant. The staff is friendly and attentive, the food is consistently good and the vibe is nice. Home away from home in Elmhurst!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food and service in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. If you want great Italian, come here!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Eat here often for business lunches. Excellent food and service! Special bolognese was outstanding!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Delicious as always. I had the tilapia special and the taste, texture, sauce, and presentation were excellent. I've had consistently good experiences here.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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