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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
10:30 PM
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Francesca's By The River

4.5
1580 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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 1580 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Food is always great, but service was a little slow tonight.

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vipRonBrandt (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

This place is fantastic. The food is outstanding and the service is top notch. I was never wanting for anything. Definitely one of my favorites

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SandeepB 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

It was our 10th wedding anniversary. We were very impressed by the service, food quality and location. This is truly a neighborhood gem and we will be frequent visitors. To reiterate, the service and food were awesome. Great job!!!

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vipluvNitelife (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Always delicious entrees and Happy Hour menu. A regular dining destination.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food, attentive and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Coming from the West Dundee location (boo boo) we were surprised by the size of this location. Everything was great!

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RMMM (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Seated quickly for our reservation, service was great and the food very tasty. Nice that they offered 1992 pricing as a special for their anniversary.

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Alien2451 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were excellent as usual. Their dinners specials are always on point, with many options available. A regular customer we will remain.

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mart (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

One of the best restaurants in St Charles. Always the freshest ingredients delicious meals

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Very accommodating waitstaff and bartender. Excellent food and ambiance.

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