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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Casual (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Authentic (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Fun (7)
Romantic (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Cozy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service, consistent, delicious food and great ambiance. They are always willing to customize our order - with two picky eaters they are so accommodating. I love that they offer two sizes for wine by the glass. Love this place!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Requested window bar seat @ it was spot on in the window
Bruschetta was a great starting point. Roasted chicken. We mixed & matched pastas & sauces without a problem. That on a Saturday nite & our waiter rolled with us. Go & Enjoy

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

I love this restaurant. I have been several times and it never disappoints. The food is always fresh and very good quality. The service is attentive without being intrusive. This particular evening we were in a room away from the main dining room and the noise volume was considerably lower and quite pleasant.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food3
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Spicy, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·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!

Tags: Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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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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·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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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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·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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 (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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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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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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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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 (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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