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.View Private Dining Details
The food was delicious, but I ordered the special specifically for the braised short ribs, and there was not ONE piece of meat in my dish--how does that get left out? They fixed it, but it's a pain, because by then of course everyone else is almost done eating. Also, the waiter's initial response when I pointed it out (politely) was, "I didn't make it." Errr...right, but you're supposed to check the food before you bring it to the table, no? Other than that, the food is always consistently good and nice quality, and I would still recommend.
Both of our entrees were wrong when served. They both were sent back. Correct entrees arrived at different times and when mine arrived I questioned the sauce. The server(I think it was one of the mgrs) became defensive and I deferred anymore conversation.
Very unusual here although it happened a couple of months ago also. I always said I never had a bad meal here and I hope it’s not changing!! I haven’t heard of management change. If it continues to be questionable food and service, I Il be finding someplace else.
food was outstanding. 3 of us had veal medallions that looked like filets. they melted in your mouth. our guest said it was an excellent meal. he was impressed.
This was our first time at the restaurant and we will be back.. Our sever Joy was very nice and the food was delicious.
Always great, never a bad meal bere
One problem, our first course orders never came. Our hot entrees arrived at the table but no soups and salads. There was no sense letting our food get cold or eatting backwards so we told server to cancel. They offered us a round of free lemonjelo but some of us never drink that. Our original order was what we wanted.
This was my first time here. My sister works in The area and always wanted to try it. She took me there for my b-day. It was delicious from the lemon drop martini to the mini size dessert them gave me with a candle in it .
I have a pasta dish with shrimp and sis had the salmon which next time I will get. Mine was amazing but that salmon was the best ever!!!!
Thanks for making
My birthday a very special one!!!
Ps it’s does get noisy but it is very lively not stuffy
We had a group of 4 for dinner. Food was good. The stand out was mushroom risotto and scallop linguine special. Service was good but a bit slow.
The food was really wonderful and so was our waitress.
Reliable local favorite for Italian food. The room is comfortable, the service competent. The minestrone soup is some of the best around; rich and flavorful. Desserts are excellent.
Anthony made our dinning experience fantastic
We had requested his section when we made reservations. When we got to the restaurant his section happened to have a lot of kids. So we went to the bar. We were thrilled when Anthony said he could come to the bar and be our server.
Thanks for a great dinner
Carpaccio portion was small and past dishes were not good
We had a small pre-wedding celebration. The staff could not have been more accommodating. The food and drinks were great and Francesca's gave the happy couple a lovely, special dessert.
We had a wonderful dinner!
This is a wonderful place for a good meal. Worth the half hour drive.
Welcoming and attentive service
We loved it, had a great time with close friends. Valentines night, busy, service was slow but food was excellent. They brought chocolate strawberries around after dinner as a nice treat on the house. We’ll definitely keep going back.
Great food, friendly and caring service. Love the atmosphere. Always enjoy the restaurant.
Sara was fabulous food great. There was a kids party that was incredibly loud with children running around. Other than that fabulous.
The food was tasty and the service was wonderful. Everyone was very pleased.
Its a great restaurant. The service is exceptional and the food is outstanding!
The lemon chicken with capers is my absolute favorite!! It wasn't on the lunch menu but they made it anyway! :)
Got very loud
Always ha e yummy left overs for the next days lunch !
We frequently dine at the Francesca's Famiglia restaurant in Barrington. We are constantly impressed with the quality of the food and the terrific service. We will be back!!
Our dinner was wonderful however the wine pour was very disappointing! They used to be much more generous for the price you're charging.
After our Granddaughter’s swim meet and our Grandson’s soccer game we were all hungry!
The only problem was that some of the promotional websites and signs said the restaurant would not open until 4PM even though we had a reservation on OpenTable for 11:30.
We almost went to another restaurant!
The food was good, but the noise level was very loud and it made it difficult to hear the conversation occurring at our own table. Clearly it was a busy night and the service lacked. Our service was nice and attentive when he was around, but we waited a long time for that service. Don't think we would return.
Our food was very good overall and Renee, our server was excellent. The restaurant was busy and he was attentive without being intrusive. My wife, son and his girlfriend each had a pasta dish and reported that they were all very good. The price on those also were reasonable. I tried the osso buco. While it was tender it was more bland than I have experienced and it was a relatively small shank. It was not as good as some osso buco I have had at other Italian restaurants in other cities. So, while good, I would not rate the osso buco as excellent. We had some carrot cake for dessert and that was very good. We also had a good bottle of Argentinian Malbec.
We enjoyed a few appetizers and soups and found everything to be very good. The waitstaff was a bit overattentive, but I'd rather see that than be left to fend for myself with no service. We got there before the dinner crowd, and it was quiet, but quickly got loud, and a bit hard to hold a conversation, it was very busy, but then again, it was a Saturday night. Wouldn't recommend for a romantic quiet evening out, but the food, atmosphere and service were very very good.
This restaurant never disappoints. The food and atmosphere are great. Had food envy for the spinach ravioli. Love that dinner starts with bread, olive oil and cheese.
Very good service and food. I wish they had had more pasta options, maybe a create your own pasta dish.
Meal was great. The only issue is they ran out of bread before we got there.
Once again Francesca's delivers wonderful food with excellent service for a very reasonable price. We are always happy we choose them for meeting our friends for good times and good meals.
Always a great experience. Great food and great service.
We had reservation for Christmas Eve at 7:00. Arrived at 6:00 checked in and sat at the bar for a drink. After .45 minutes checked but they had no idea when we would be seated. We decided to eat at the bar. We ordered at 6:50 and at 7:35. No food no service. It was out of control there. Way over booked. Very crowded. People were all waiting for at least an hour plus. We decided to leave. Glad we did.
This was a bad night! I made a reservation several weeks out, and notified the restaurant that we would need to be seated right on time, since one member of our party was a pastor, and would only have limited time between Christmas Eve services. We got there, and they had obviously over-booked! There were several parties who had been waiting over an hour. We were seated 45 minutes late... to her credit, our server expedited our order, so we did actually have 30 minutes to eat, and the food was good. The delay added greatly to our stress, however, so it wasn’t as enjoyable as it could have been.
Thank you! Our dinner was excellent, we had the filet with mashed potatoes and spinach. Our waiter was outstanding and very attentive on such a busy holiday night. He was familiar with the foods ans wines to compliment the meal.All staff were great and we had a very nice evening.
Great dinner with my Son and family very helpful in meeting their vegan requirements
Service and food was fantastic! Thanks! We will be back!
The food and service is always very good. Nice menu with many choices.