When we found out the restaurant is closing in downtown LaGrange, we were astounded....Christmas Eve was standing room only as we left. It has become a LaGrange icon, a neighborhood place to eat, to meet, and have a good time. How sad to discover it is closing. LaGrange can do better than that with all of its 100 places to eat and none holds a candle to Francesca's.....we will miss it. We have always had a wonderful dining experience there.
We ate there on Dec 23 and had another great meal. So sad that they closed their doors on Dec 24
Service was very good and our waiter was cheerful and helpful. However, we waited over 40 minutes for our entrees in a night with normal dining traffic, although there was a big party seated in our side. Other than the very long wait, we were very happy with the restaurant.
Wonderful restaurant. Both food and service were great. Sadly, we learned that they’d be closing after the next day we were there. Glad we got to experience it while we could.
This was our go to local restaurant. Food was consistently good and the staff was outstanding. We will miss our Friday night high top in the bar area. My hope is that the employees were able to be absorbed by other restaurants within the group. Very disappointed in the timing of the closure. The staff deserved better. Francesca’s Bellezza will be greatly missed.
One of the meals was the Pasta Paesana-D with added Mozzarela cheese and then baked. It was extremely salty. I could only eat half of it because the salt was so overpowering. The other meal was the Ravioli Spinach which was good.
We eat at Francesca Bellezza’s on an average of once every other month and had not had a problem previously. Service was excellent as usual.
It was a strange evening and I start with the food which was good, particularly the pasta.
Arrived a little early for a 6:30 reservation. Young lady said they were "setting our table". Waited a while said I would go to the bar to wait as I felt in the way as others came in to be seated. Bartender was watching the football game, and I said I would have a drink. He gave me a bar menu, but never asked if I would like to order and then went to other end of bar and occupied himself as the game was over.
Very strange lag in service as we waited for dessert. Ordered two but one never came while the one with ice cream melted as we waited. Eventually waiter came back and said oh we don't have tiramisu. Ok, now our coffee is gone and we decide to just leave rather than spend the time figuring dessert out. Young lady did take one to go.
We were then given the wrong check. We had split a bill and started signing by the time we realized we were given a much cheaper bill than we should have been. We were thanked for our honesty.
Waiter was lovely, and tried very hard. Manager worked with us on our dessert dissatisfaction, but was very anxious to go over and eat his own dinner. It was 9 o'clock, maybe, so we weren't keeping anyone from closing.
Like to keep this in our repetoire of easy and comfortable places to enjoy decent food, but this service issue was impossible to ever relax with. I believe the waiter was trying.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in La Grange. Went this past Sunday for the brunch with Santa and it was a great experience for our family. Loved the French toast and delicious Bellinis.
Sergio was outstanding. Put up with the 10 of us old folks with a lot of patience and was very accommodating.
I was not very happy or impressed with the restaurant over all, I'll not go back....
The roasted potatoes are an excellent choice not only as a side but , if a non meat eater, for a main meal. I am the non meat person who is usually challenged at "normal" restaurants to find
something to eat. Francesca's has an excellent list of sides and thus becomes my place to go when we want to stay local.
Consistently great service and food in a wonderful atmosphere
Food and service were very good!
Excellent service and top quality food at reasonable prices
Nice vibe to the place, fairly quiet. Don’t get seated by the doors are, gets cold. Menu is above average. Had a great salad special squash very creative and tasty . Entrées were served cold so we sent them back and they came back great. Pasta was a bit overcooked but fish was great. Our waiter was great. Very attentive. I like Francesca’s I’ll be back.
Thanks for the birthday dessert. It was delicious!
One of our favorite restaurants! We consistently get great service, food, and prices are reasonable. They also offer a great gluten free menu. We will continue to come back!
Had another amazing lunch! This place never lets me down! Brought my 11 yr old goddaughter in for her bday lunch!! She had a choice of where to go and of course picked Francescas! They brought her a sloppy sundae with a candle for her bday!! It made her day!! She even invited the manager to her bday party!!!!!
Have dined at Francesca's on multiple occasions, what I really appreciate is the ever-changing menu. Try something new every time and have never been disappointed. Only knock and it's a small one is the wait staff is sometimes difficult to understand. Hostess came by though and really made us feel appreciated as guests.
Made reservations for dinner on Sweetest Day. When we arrived, young badly dressed hostess seated us and then nobody came to take our drink order and we sat for nearly 20 minutes. Left and ate at a place across the street and had awesome friendly service there. Manager did call me, apologized, and asked me to come back, but why would I go back when there are several other restaurants surrounding this place? IDK.....I say pass.
Have been to many Francesca's before. This one was rather disappointing. We made a lunch reservation for 11:30; when we arrived the door was locked and was not opened until nearly 11:40. We never received the list of specials but saw other tables receive it. The waiter was taciturn and borderline unfriendly as was the manager. The food was very good but why go back for the same food you can get at another location with a happier vibe?
Love the local and lovely feel of this Italian restaurant. Staff and servers are always so welcoming! The food is fresh and every dish that I ever ordered has been wonderful.
LOVE National Pasta Day. The prices are wonderful.
Everything was perfect and we were allowed time to sit between appetizers and main meal. Great specials too. Very impressive wine list and the bar area was ample size as well. We’ll be back for sure!!
Love this place we come here frequently. The staff is phenomenal. We always sit in the bar area Abel and Jessica do a great job taking care of my daughter, wife and I.
Love Francesca’s for its consistently good food and service. The Brussels sprout and kale salad is my favorite salad of all time! Their infused olive oil is a 10! I highly recommend!
We dine here frequently and never have been disappointed. The side of roasted potatoes which can be ordered separately is outstanding. We have never been disappointed in the friendly service which is attentive without being intrusive.
Food was excellent but the wait staff was not. Waiter seemed very confused, our party waited for a lengthy amount of time in between the waiters service. Wine list did not have any of the wines we ordered in stock, coffee was cold and sent back. The overall experience of the food was excellent and it was a shame that the rest didn't meet the expectations of our party.
Great menu and wine list. They played Mo-town music which was wrong for an Italian setting.
Wednesday 1/2 prices bottles...was a great surprise! Everything was excellent as usually.
The food was great from the appetizer to the dessert. A very small wait for our orders resulted in even more impeccable service and a comped glass of wine...not necessary but will ensure that we come back soon.
We go here at least three times a month because the food is excellent and the service is always friendly and efficient. The staff goes out of its way to please and they make being here a pleasure. This is why we return so often.
We brought my niece here for her 5th birthday dinner. Sergio, our waiter, was be attentive and friendly and made her feel special. The food is usually good but that night it was fantastic, fresh ingredients in season or something! A great time.
Great happy hour specials and kid friendly! Our server Alfredo was great!
Consistently good; great place to have a quiet meal
Francesca's in LaGrange has extremely friendly and helpful service,good Italian comfort food, and a nice ambiance.
Service was great! Our waiter was friendly, helpful, and charming. He made menu suggestions to enhance our dining experience. The place was packed but all the food arrived in a timely fashion and it was delicious.
The food was very good and the service (Sergio) was excellent. An overall good experience.
We all had an amazing time celebrating my dads and sister's birthday. Yasmin our server was great! Definitely would come here again!