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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 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

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 - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Tuesday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Casual (16)
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Special Occasion (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Authentic (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Cozy (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Romantic (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wife’s birthday.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 7 days ago

Great menu & service

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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food in a very comfortable upscale environment.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I love the Francescas chain! But the one in elmhurst is my least favorite of them all. I have eaten at several locatons

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 4, 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 2, 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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 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 2, 2017

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 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 26, 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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 (Chicago)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 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 9, 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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 (Chicago)·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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