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Francesca's By The River

4.4
1534 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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A member of Francesca's Restaurant Group, Francesca's by the River features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. The restaurant, located in beautiful downtown St. Charles, encourages the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices.

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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Dinner all day on Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(630) 587-8221
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Blas Losoya
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Catering
Please Call Our Event Coordinator Gabriela Barker at 1 888 937 9009 extension 153.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Illinois
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Parking details
Along with our private parking lot, you can park in the 4 story parking garage right behind out lot.
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Special events & promotions
Please Call Our Event Coordinator Gabriela Barker at 1 888 937 9009 extension 153.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Francesca's by the River's philosophy of good, simple cooking - served in a casual sophisticated dining atmosphere - is one that we proudly carry over to event planning. Our private rooms are ideal for corporate or social functions.

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What 1534 People Are Saying
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4.1
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vipluvNitelife (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 16 hours ago

Wonderful dining on a Wednesday evening. A favorite ... come for "Happy Hour" 3:30 to 6:00 pm....appetizers plus......drink specials also.

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Tracey2112 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Went to Francesca's for lunch and it was fantastic! The food was wonderful and the service was top-notch! Highly recommend!

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Kathy (Chicago)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Reservations were running late and the waiting area is NOT ADEQUATE!!! Parking is not adequate either!!!!1/13/2018

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vipluvNitelife (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Happy Hour Martini's along with small dish specials...delicious. Tonight Insalata Cavoletti Bruxel w/chicken was excellent. Along with a little bit of wine.... perfect. Service at the Bar is "Top Notch".

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vipBarbie (Indiana)
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

LOve that they offer half portions of pasta. However all meals we were served were amazing as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Always enjoy our visit to Francesca's, food is great for the price.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Love Francesca’s! Just wish the one in Dundee hadn’t closed. This drive is a bit far and we probably won’t go as much as we have in the past....

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vipJeanneD (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

I have always loved the Francesca restaurants. Last night's experience was not the best. Though we were seated on time, service was extremely slow. Our server was very pleasant, but it took 15 mins to get our first drink, and the rest of the evening was not much better. Sorry, but I'll take advantage of the other venues in the area from now on.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent love this place been here before will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Good as always with great service
Have enjoyed for many years.
A bit loud but ok

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