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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Nice food. We didn’t get best table but that was partly our fault. Apps were okay. Entree was really good. Overall good experience.
Server had to many tables. Had to keep reminding him of things we ordered or needed.
Excellent food! Friendly staff! We were in a time crunch and they were most accommodating. Next time we stay for one of their great desserts.
Another wonderful meal at one of our "go to" restaurants in Barrington.
Delicious food and wine. Great service. Noisy but worth it.
Great experience ! Our waitress let us try a couple of different wines before we bought a bottle.
Annnd the shrimp risotto for an appetizer I would highly recommend!
We had a wonderful dinner celebrating our Annivsary. Food, ambience, service were are great!
Family get together celebrate accomplishments and enjoy first Summer Weekend dinner outside
We’ve been going to the Barrington location since it opened at least twice a week. We adored Stash, Dario, and Arron. Over the last year maybe a little longer, the quality of service has decreased enormously. This was our first time back in 11 months.... and like I said we would frequent the restaurant at least twice a week. We will not be back. Hands down the worst service ever. We had a party of 12 and everyone left disappointed. Sad to say your restaurant has changed.... the service was horrible and the portions smaller than ever. Too bad..... it was for years our favorite go-to.... not anymore.
I so appreciate that the chef is willing to make my favorite dish for me even if it is not on the current menu.
The food is very good.
Everything is all a carte so it is very expensive.
Yes I will go back but only special occasions because of the cost.
3 people with drinks meal and dessert $180 with tip.
Always a favorite. Celebrated my teenage daughter's birthday here with a group of 7. Food was excellent and the atmosphere is nice without being too fussy. This was a Monday evening so it wasn't crowded, was quiet and the staff was attentive.
We enjoyed a birthday dinner at Francesca's. Always a nice place for special occasions.
Great location. Liked the detailed descriptions on the menu. Highly recommend.
Excellent food with good service for our anniversary celebration.
Normally very good, on Mother’s Day, we were put out in the party area, but there were chairs piled up at one point and they were moving tables too. The tables they have lined up for say gifts at a party were not covered and it looked rather shabby. Also it was very cold and we had to ask to have the heat turned up. The waitstaff was concentrating on the main rooms and we were not taken well care of and had to track down someone to get more coffee. One of the specials was also out by 7:30 pm, and the food was not up to its usual delicious level. Cost us $175 and felt worth much less. I’m sure on a not holiday it will be back to four plus star rating, but we will stay away on holidays.
Even though it was the end of the day on mothers day, Virginia gave us wonderful service. Francesca's is consistent in the important things. We had a great time.
Dinner was good, not outstanding. Drinks were overpriced. The service was impeccable! It was in a cute & elegant downtown Barrington location. No problem with parking. But overall I think we could have had a similar experience if not better at another local Italian restaurant with a better price point. So overall it was just ok.
Fantastic buffet for Mother’s Day. Service was a little slow.
It was very loud leaving me feel like we wanted to just eat and leave. My husband took me for a Mother’s Day dinner and it just felt rushed. Food was okay but not fantastic.
The food is consistently excellent!! For a change of pace we ordered the Spicey veggie pasta and the fish selection topped with a crab concoction. Outstanding as usual.
The food was delicious, the service was a little slow. There were also kidsconstantly running through the restaurant it seems playing tag, and nobody asked them to stop. That ruined the experience a bit.
Menu is rather limited. It does have an extensive gluten free menu, which was one of the reasons we chose it. Her food was OK but that was less true for others on our party. Overall I would rate the food as overpriced for only so-so food. Our waitress was OK, but my seat was constantly bumped, often quite hard by a waiter for another table who apparently was unfamiliar with terms like "excuse me". We also had a large boozy party behind us that made conversation at our table vary difficult. Overall this was the worst dining out experience we have had in several years.
Good except the noise level was high. Made talking business more difficult.
We have continually gone to Francesca’s for holiday dinners are are never been disappointed. Great food and service.
Virginia our server was impeccable. Her presence was timely without being intrusive. Her personality as engaging and fun
The service here was excellent. The menu had some interesting dishes. I would not say the food menu was extensive, but what was on it was a good selection. The Lobster Risotto appetizer was excellent. The bread warm and tasty. The Italian Collins drink was very good...made with Blaum gin. Would definitely go back.
Food and service were amazing, but way too loud. Can barely hear the person at your table.
Our server Sara was great, the food was delicious; definitely will return
We never felt rushed. The food was delicious and the service wonderful.
Food was good but waitress was very intent on rushing us.
Great pasta with yummy fresh salad. Our waitress was very sweet and attentive
It was a little quiet at Francesca's Famiglia for lunch on Monday, but the Salmon with Lentils was fantastic!
Service and atmosphere was very good. We had an eggplant pasta and a pizza which was very good. We also ordered the new york strip which had potatoes. It was bland, the meat was not up to our expectations. It was a bit pricey for the quality.
Food was excellent!
Will be back, again.
Delicious food. Wonderful staff. Relaxing dinner.
Great food and service. This was our 2nd visit to FF in a year. Our server was attentive and helpful, and didn't interfere in our conversation while she helped us order. She accommodated special food requests. Food was excellent. Didn't even mind the cold and rainy weather outside! Everything inside was outstanding.