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About Francesca's Famiglia

Francesca's Famiglia is proud to be the 16th member of The Francesca's Restaurant Group. Francesca’s Famiglia, nestled in downtown Barrington’s quaint shopping district, features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Francesca's Famiglia encourages the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance. Simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices make Francesca’s an experience to remember!

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.

100 East Station Street
Barrington, IL 60010
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

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

Cross Street:
Hough Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 277-1027

Website:
http://www.miafrancesca.com/locations/profile/francescas-famiglia-barrington

Catering:
Full service catering options are available. Please contact our restaurant for more details.

Parking Details:
Indoor Heated parking garage conveniently located below our restaurant. There are ample street parking options and other public parking lots within 1 block of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Conveniently located within walking distance from the Barrington Metra train stop. Enjoy a quick bite or coctail or a leisurely meal while you wait for train or friends on the train.

Executive Chef:
Salomon Aguirre

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our family style menu, “Tavoli di Amici” (Table of Friends), encourages an interactive dining experience for groups of 15 to 280 guests. Family-style dining offers you and your guests an eclectic selection of flavors spanning three to five courses.

Francesca's Famiglia Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
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Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Business Meals (14)
Casual (13)
Good for Groups (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fun (10)
Authentic (9)
Cozy (8)
Romantic (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Francesca’s never disappoints. The food was great, Joy gave great service. Good time had by all!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Christmas dinner with friends; delicious and great atmosphere!

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food, service was pretty good considering how busy the restaurant was. However, I was not seated at my requested table and the noise level in the room we were in was excessive; a whiny toddler next table didn't help. Not pleasant when spending over $100 on a meal. I may go back but will not accept a table not to my liking for the above reasons.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice ambience, impeccable service and as always, delicious food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Lovely little spot to grab lunch whilst waiting for my doctors appointment. The food was fresh and service was pleasant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great service and excellent food!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went on Thanksgiving.....been here before....food always good! But, you know what was distracting? The music! I have never complained about that before but it was loud, poor choice of music....Italian restaurant....where was the Italian music? Where was Sinatra? His music is always being played! Just had to say something about it!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great Birthday Celebration! They made it special, cream puff dessert with my name on the plate in chocolate. Free lemon drop drink for all as an after dinner drink.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was delicious. The pricing was nowhere near as high as I figured it would be. The ambiance was beautiful. It was a bit louder in there then I thought it would be. But it's a smaller place that was fairly busy. Not the worse. The waiter we had was awesome (Giovanni). Will definitely go back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and friendly service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and service here are usually excellent. This time the food was not the highlight. The staff were very good offering another option. However, it took too long, was not exactly as ordered and the other diners were finished when it was all resolved.
To their credit, they took the entree off the check. Kind of ruined the ambiance at the table.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Menu selections are always tasty, fresh and creative. Sauces are flavorful without being too heavy. Menu items change frequently so it's never boring. A big plus is that the kitchen will substitute pasta noodles that are different from the menu if you request.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We came for a tasting of some dishes we were considering for a private event. All were well prepared and we enjoyed each dish. The staff seemed flustered and we had to ask multiple times for little items such as refills or dishes forgotten... it could have just been the night. The private event in which we selected dishes for couldn’t have gone off better and the food was wonderful. All of our guests raved about the event..

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very loud . Was seated by the window and it was COLD. Sweet potato soup was good but entree, tilapia was not- not much flavor.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have been to Francesca's many times before, however never the one in Barrington. I was disappointed in the pasta. It was sticky and hard, not al dente. The sauce was skimpy and not very flavorful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing place. Love coming here. Food is tasty. Service is outstanding!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful pasta dishes. Reasonably-priced wine. Tonight we dined at Francesca's Familia for National Pasta Day. I enjoyed a shrimp linguine dinner, normally $22, for only $12 as part of their celebratory dinner specials. Great value!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is my favorite Italian Restaurant in Barrington.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This would be a nice, neighborhood restaurant if it weren’t for the noise level. The bad acoustics are compounded by the blaring music.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We love the bar! Great staff and we are always introduces to new wine.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It appeared there was a single server tending to all outdoor tables. The service was slow due to the number of tables and diners assigned to the one server. Time to place food order and then dessert order took too long and negatively impacted the overall dining experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Always the perfect answer for "Where's for dinner?"

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great as always! Service gracious and made birthday dinner special.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday and they did a great job of making it special. The food is consistently good.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Spicy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Service was slow but good was great

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Music is much too loud. Hard to have a conversation. Large portions. Pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

We had exemplary service provided by Joanna and she was dealing with a table of 6 that was so busy catching up she had to come by several times to take our orders.... Everything was great. I recommend for dining no matter the size of your group. The large circular tables are perfect for parties of 6-8, perhaps more, and one can hold a conversation and enjoy the Italian food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

As usual solid quality food. Service good. Location great. Full of locals.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Our first visit to this location. We enjoyed the food and the drinks, but really were surprised with the excellent service we received. The food was great and we will be back soon!

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Enjoyed a nice dinner with friends. Good variety on the menu from moderate to more pricey entrees. I ordered pizza, and it was very good. Server was very nice and helpful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food and service is always good. Reservations are honored in a timely manner. That's why we keep coming back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Lovely evening to dine out on patio area, enjoyed pasta "made to order" and the coconut cake!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Outstanding

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Service is terrible. Took almost an hour to make two pasta dishes. No explanation given as to why.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The service and food was very good! One of the best in barrington!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Our server Sara was wonderful! The restaurant was very busy and the kitchen got backed up and she was under control and very responsive to us. She made the evening pleasurable inspite of the crowd. The evening turned out very nice. I will ask for her to be our server again and again!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was excellent, our waiter was attentive but not overbearing and the outdoor venue was comfortable. I would definitely return and recommend it to friends.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I was very disappointed with Francesca's. The pasta is not homemade. My shrimp and linguine lacked flavor and our waitress was not knowledgeable about the menu.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great spot in downtown barrington for lunch.
Service is amenable and if the kitchen isn't busy often willing to make a dish that isn't on the lunch menu.
They seem much improved food wise from last summer.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Always a favorite when we come to town!

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