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 5 concepts across 25 locations in 3 states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 18 Francesca’s Restaurants, 4 Davanti Enoteca's, Disotto, Fat Rosie’s and Hillgrove Tap.
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We really enjoyed our evening here. The food was delicious. I especially enjoyed the pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.
What a great dining spot, food was awesome, and so was the service!
Very very bad service.The restaurant was half empty,but personal was busy with the private event.
We were waitin SO LONG for anything,what we asked for.The food was amazing,but nobody refill drinks,big problem to have coffee latte(it is on desert menu)and all atmosfere there was not friendly.It was my second visit-the first one was perfect.I would recomend the place only becouse of food.
Monika, I am terribly sorry for your experience with us. High service standards is something I take very seriously. I would love to talk more about this so we can make this right by you. Also so I can use this as a training tool to help ensure this doesn't happen again! I look forward to speaking with you.
Fabulous food ! Great Service! Love the atmosphere.
Morgan, our server, was solicitous and so patient with my 7-year-old. She was excellent!
Peggy, this is great to hear!! I agree Morgan is a true one-of-a-kind gem and we are lucky to have her as part of our team. Please feel free to request her whenever you come in next!!
Our server, Gino, was very helpful with wine selection and menu items.
Food was outstanding for our group of 5, really enjoyed appetizers and I personally had the short-rib which should move to an every day item on the menu!
Good food, with good prices and good service!
Great lunch combo offerings and lovely wait staff!
Best tasting food in Barrington for certain enjoyable atmosphere too
We normally go to the Arlington heights location (at least twice a month), but met friends at the Barrington location with expectations of a similar dining experience.
I have nothing but rave reviews for the Arlington heights location, but I cannot say the same about the Barrington location. Overcooked fish, poorly prepared sauces, and overall poor management. They are a poor reflection of the Francesca’s brand.
Steph, I'm terribly sorry you had a poor experience at our locations. I will be following up with you to talk more about how we can fix our mistakes and better ourselves!
Asha did a wonderful job. She gave us honest recommendations and checked on us frequently.
We really enjoyed our dining experience at Francesca's. The food was great, and the service was good too.
Attentive and prompt service, food was great.
Our meals add service were great!
Good food and value in a perfect location , relaxed atmosphere
We had a party of 7. All the food we had was excellent, and service seemed to be right there every time we needed something. All staff was friendly. Only problem: they had run out of tiramisu.
This Francesca's location always has excellent food! I was in the mood for beef, but no beef was on the menu. I spoke to the server who talked to the chef, and had an excellent filet mignon with an "al fungi" preparation that I love and have had many times, which was also not on the menu. Every dish is always wonderful!
Great ambiance, nice portions, food good, accommodate gluten free.
I had a sea bass with shrimp in a lobster sauce. It was very good. I had a cocktail followed by a glass of red Italian wine which was very nice. The service was friendly. It was a bit noisy but not to bad, it didn’t distract from the dinner. Sometimes I prefer a lively atmosphere
Always a solid choice. Great food, great service and a beautiful place to sit outside on a nice evening.
We really enjoyed our dinner and the service was outstanding. Our waiter was friendly, attentive and had a good sense of humor. He remembered us from a previous visit, and made us feel very welcomed.
Great place to dine
Loved the exceptional choices in every category, generous portions, worth the trip
Excellent food and really attentive service. Had an obnoxiously loud group right next to us, or score would have been perfect
I have to be cognizant of the noise level in restaurants. My husband wears two hearing aids, and if the music is too loud or if the tables are too close together that you hear the other people talking, that’s not a good experience for my husband. We always look for quieter restaurants or outside seating.
Very nice, will come again
Back of the house always on point. Compliments to the kitchen for yet another great meal. Front of the house...well...is consistently okay.
So disappointed in the Barrington location. The service was poor. we both had different chicken dishes, my companion had the half chicken with potatoes. The chicken was so dry and the potatoes had no taste on top of that they were cold. I had a chicken with pasta that was missable. It was like eating a frozen entree. We both had a cup of corn soup, which tasted like a can of cream corn the was put in a blender and reheated.
stay away from this place.
The food that showed up at the table was not what the description was on the menu. No flavor and cold! Worst Italian food I have ever had in my life! Room was so loud you couldn't even speak to the people you were with. When we complained about the food manager never came over but sent the waiter to tell us we could have a free dessert but did nothing about the entrees! We never took the dessert we just left never to return again.
Francesca’s in Barrington is part of a small chain of Francesca’s. The service is excellent, and the food is quite good. It is higher end Italian and other dishes, and the pizzas, which are reasonably priced, are both unique and delicious. There are other good dishes - the Salmon choices are quite good. Try it - you’ll like it!
Always reliable on all levels Thankful for his hometown business that always makes you feel welcome.
Good service, good food, nice setting. Appreciate that we were able to have a relaxful dinner with our out of town family.
We are long time Francesca’s customers and frequently dine there - at least once every few weeks.
The food and service is always excellent.
Unfortunately, our last three dinners have been interrupted by extremely loud parties. While there are separate rooms at this Barrington restaurant, the parties are frequently seated in the main dining room. The parties get louder as the evening wears on. The behavior is not just loud talking but yelling and singing as well distracting flash photographs.
Management has the prerogative to seat these parties in the private dining rooms. I question why they don’t do this as a routine practice.
Excellent as always! It was Lasagna Day and the portobello lasagna was absolutely delicious! Never dissatisfied here.
We were able to sit outside, it was a beautiful night. We had the Lasagna special and some wine.
Everything was great!
I haven't visited the Barrington location for approx. 2 years and it will be at least that long if not longer before the next visit. It took 3 attempts to get our appetizer correct; out of 2 meals, 1 was good and 1 fish dish was under cooked and raw in the middle (salmon). I also couldn't quite believe the size of the salmon relative to the price which either the fish should have been more generous or the price not so high for the size of the fish. It was not a crowded, busy night so there was really no excuse. On the bright side, the servers were wonderful and did everything they could to solve our food issues. They are to be commended. Sorry for being blunt but I will spend my dining dollars elsewhere.
Always reliable with a diverse menu and wine list. Good service.