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Permanently Closed - Francesca's Bellezza

4.2
703 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

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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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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.0
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Consistently great service and food in a wonderful atmosphere

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and service were very good!

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent service and top quality food at reasonable prices

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Thanks for the birthday dessert. It was delicious!

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

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!!!!!

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

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1.0Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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?

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2017

LOVE National Pasta Day. The prices are wonderful.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

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!!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on October 2, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Great menu and wine list. They played Mo-town music which was wrong for an Italian setting.

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

Wednesday 1/2 prices bottles...was a great surprise! Everything was excellent as usually.

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on September 5, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Great server

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

Great happy hour specials and kid friendly! Our server Alfredo was great!

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5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Consistently good; great place to have a quiet meal

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Francesca's in LaGrange has extremely friendly and helpful service,good Italian comfort food, and a nice ambiance.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was very good and the service (Sergio) was excellent. An overall good experience.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

We all had an amazing time celebrating my dads and sister's birthday. Yasmin our server was great! Definitely would come here again!

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