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Permanently Closed - Francesca's Bellezza

4.6
703 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. As the 17th addition to the Chicago-based Francesca’s Restaurants group, Francesca’s Bellezza offers guests “simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices”; a winning recipe for Francesca’s since 1992. The menu features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. A carefully chosen collection of wines and several signature martini’s make the perfect accompaniment to an outstanding dining experience.

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Monday-Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(708) 579-3500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Juan Obando
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Private party facilities
Francesca’s Bellezza’s philosophy of simple, rustic cooking - served in a casual sophisticated dining atmosphere - is one that we proudly carry over to event planning. Our dining room and bar area can accommodate up to 100 guests in a semi-private setting and is the perfect spot for social events
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Private party contact
Lauren Walsh: (844) 635-8233
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Catering
We have a catering menu available and can accomodate with needed plateware and silverware.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cossitt
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Parking details
Free parking on surrounding streets and in adjacent Village of La Grange parking structure.

There is valet available on Friday, and Saturday
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Public transit
A Metra BNSF train stop is located just 2 blocks north.
CTA stops located throughout downtown Lagrange
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Entertainment

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Special events & promotions
Monday- Kids eat free limit 1 child per adult entree Frankie Ace the first Monday of every month!
Monday-$10 off Bottles of Wine
Tuesday-$10 off Bottles of Wine
Wednesday-Chefs Choice 3 course meal $24.99
Thursday-$5 Martinis ALL DAY
Saturday-$5 pizzas for lunch 11:30am-4pm
Sunday-$9.99 Pasta & Homemade Meatballs
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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Moose (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

We ate there on Dec 23 and had another great meal. So sad that they closed their doors on Dec 24

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Pbart (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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Uburoibob (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

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.

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SLKRMK (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

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vipBeej (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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EnyelisR (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

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vipBonnieK (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Sergio was outstanding. Put up with the 10 of us old folks with a lot of patience and was very accommodating.

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MacJack (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

I was not very happy or impressed with the restaurant over all, I'll not go back....

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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vipDonnaA (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Consistently great service and food in a wonderful atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and service were very good!

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vipPaulK (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent service and top quality food at reasonable prices

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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