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Permanently Closed - Francesca's Campagna

4.3
756 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Francesca’s Campagna opened in February 2000 and is the 7th restaurant in The Francesca's Restaurant Group bringing downtown West Dundee a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

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 - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 4:00 - 10:00
Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 844-7099
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Damaso Espino
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Private party facilities
We have a private dining space that can accommodate parties of 38 and under. The restaurant can also rent out our the entire space for larger parties.
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Private party contact
Andrea Alvarez: (888) 937-9009 ext. 158
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Catering
We will deliver catered options for $25 delivery fee. Please call restaurant for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
RT 31 and RT 72
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Parking details
Street parking and a parking is available behind the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on December 26, 2017

One of our all-time favorite restaurants but was called earlier today by someone affiliated with the restaurant's team and they told me the restaurant has now been permanently closed, so sad!

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1.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Closed with absolutely no forewarning - only a phone call the very day we were supposed to dine. The other Francesca’s in Barrington is just to noisy to have a comfortable dining experience so it looks like we’re out of luck visiting any in the Francesca’s chain....very disappointed.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Very disappointed that this location closed on December 26, 2017 without a warning to their employees. Our favorite restaurant in the area. A loss to our community as well.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

I am so sad that this restaurant has closed. (Especially after purchasing a few hundred dollars worth of gift cards!) Dumping the news on the staff at the end of a shift is just lousy.

The food is amazing, the staff is great too. Dan, I'll miss your skills! I have never had a bad experience here. I wish the staff best wishes in their new adventures. We loved the neighborhood location. We always saw someone we knew when we visited - probably 3 times/month. I realize there are locations in Barrington and St Charles but those are a hike.

i'm very disappointed.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food and service as always. The hospitality is always there. The wait staff is very knowledgeable. Just a very good dining experience.

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2.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Not enough waiters. Took over an hour for order to be taken and meal served.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

The great food is only surpassed by the great service.

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The hostess didn't believe we had a reservation because he couldn't find it. Portion sizes were not very big. Nothing included like a salad on the side. Gnocchi literally came out of a bag, was boiled and has sauce put on top...for $17.00. Ravioli meal has about 7 average sized raviolis with sauce. Also too expensive. Bus boy did more work than the waitress and was very nice.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was excellent. We had a pasta with shrimp, scallops and clams . Portions were large. We also had a lobster bisque, which was excellent. Cute place. Would recommend.

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2017

Place is a bit tight in seating , but the food never disappoints me. Always make a point to stop here when in Chicago. Service was good as the pour on the drinks were poured fairly for a good level restaurant

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4.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Good service, good food. They only had one of the specials left - lasagna...and it was only 7pm. Not sure what that was about but there were plenty of other options. All the food was good. The wine and drinks were great too.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Franchesca's is always busy, very popular restaurant for a good reason. The food is delicious. Menu has great variety.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We’ve eaten here many many times and have never had a bad meal. However, as usual the service is hit or miss. The bar is notoriously slow getting drinks to the table and our server never checked on us once. Great food sub par service. If you’re in a hurry you’re rolling the dice here.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Menu offerings are excellent. Many to choose from and have never been disappointed in any of the great selections. Good location in the neighborhood and highly recommended

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Here to celebrate a romantic birthday date with my husband. ...As always, food was fabulous, and extremely flavorful- and service was very speedy. The staff are super friendly. Walked out with yummy leftovers! Looking forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

I took my wife for an anniversary dinner here and the service, quality of food, and ambiance was all top notch. I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Professional demeanor. Elegantly satisfying food and presentation. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

We especially love that the noise level was very low and we could have great conversation. The food is always delicious and the menu has great choices. The price is a great value for such a nice place.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

This was our second visit to Francesca's Campagna in West Dundee, IL. My husband and I took his sister out to dinner, and none of us was disappointed. The calamari fritti is a delightful appetizer. We split 2 Caesar salads among us. Our entrees were all very good (Linguine Diavola con Pollo, Rigatoni alla Norcina, and Fettuccine alla Bolognese), and the portions are ample, so we each had plenty to take home for the next day. The staff treated my sister-in-law to a tiramisu for her birthday, which was a pleasant surprise. We will certainly return to this restaurant for special occasions, or when we're in the mood for an Italian meal.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food,Great service.Come hungry.

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1.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Calamari had very heavy breading. My chicken was so overcooked I couldn't eat eat it. Our daughter's scallop dish had both hot and cold parts. My husband's pasta was chewy and tasted undercooked. The server took my dish off the check and gave me a desert, but acted like she really didn't understand what the problem was. We won't be back.

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3.0Dined on November 5, 2017

The price definitely exceeded the value for a suburban restaurant.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We always enjoy dining here. The staff knows us and are always welcoming. The food is top notch!!

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Beautiful little restaurant near the river. We split an appetizer and a salad, then had our own entrees. The food was delicious. The narrow building with hardwood floors made the noise level a little higher than we wanted; we had a loud party of four behind us. Still, it was a nice dinner out with my spouse.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Stopped in for a dinner with a friend. The food was great, the service.was good, if possibly a little pricey. Take your wife to maggianos. Take your girlfriend to Francesca's

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

One of my favorite restaursnts in West Dundee. Great ambiance and food. Prefect for a business lunch with client, girls get together or romantic dinner with someone special.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Delicious food, courteous service, friendly wait staff. What else can you ask for with a business lunch?

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2017

This is my go-to spot when I need a good Italian meal every time I come to that area. Good quality pasta with great sauce, incredible gnocchi with mushroom appetizer, decent portions, friendly service. You can’t go wrong

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and ambience. Good service. Food was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Our reservation was at 7:30. We got there at 7:15 and even though it was packed we got seated right away. Service was great, drinks were good, appetizers and entree were very good well worth the $. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic! We are regulars to this establishment. We drive 45 mins to enjoy their fabulous food! The menu changes regularly and it's all fresh, fresh, fresh! We recently took our friends there to experience it. They were thrilled with the place - service, food, everything!
Love the Franchesca's chain, but this one is closest to us and, in our opinion, the best!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was tremendous, service was very attentive, and the atmosphere is perfect for one, two, or four.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Francesca Campagna is a West Dundee gem. The food is always fresh and tasty. The portions are substantial. The desserts are the perfect end to a perfect meal. The menu changes through out the week which means each meal can and will be different. Our favorite item is the carpaccio and we order it every time we visit. The wine list is lengthy while not being overbearing or pretentious. The service is unequaled and very personal. In addition to various pastas, chicken, beef and/or fish will be on the menu. Fresh bread with seasoned olive oil is a great start but make sure to leave room for a salad or soup. They have a full bar so linger over an aperitif with you dessert - you won’t regret it.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Didn't wait at all to get a table. The server was very helpful in suggesting dishes and wine. Did push any food or wine on us. Let us enjoy our food and not rush us out. The food was fantastic. Can't wait to go back to try pther dishes.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Great little restaurant in East Dundee. Service and meal were fabulous!

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Our experience was excellent all the way around, as usual!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Have dined here many times and have always experienced great food and friendly service.

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4.0Dined on October 3, 2017

Come to this place often and it doesn’t let me down. Incredible risotto this time around followed by a spicy pasta with sausage.. delicious . Dessert menu is good but could use some creativity. Wine list not extensive but theres a broad choice.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Our service and and food were outstanding. We were a party of 6 during prime time Saturday night, and the server is one of our favorites! He makes it a lot of fun for our kids, and is terrific with his wine service. He accommodates every special request, and everything always comes out perfectly.

Thanks for making this evening a wonderful night, and we are so happy we can always rely on the staff at Francescas!

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

The food is great. The staff is always cordial and well
Trained. A great neighborhood haunt!

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