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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
11:00 PM
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Francesca's Famiglia

4.6
934 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(847) 277-1027
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Salomon Aguirre
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Catering
Full service catering options are available. Please contact our restaurant for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hough Street
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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.
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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.
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.

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What 934 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kkasi (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

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STFS (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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HOWARD (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Carpaccio portion was small and past dishes were not good

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

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DougM (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This is a wonderful place for a good meal. Worth the half hour drive.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Welcoming and attentive service

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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Jake (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food, friendly and caring service. Love the atmosphere. Always enjoy the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Sara was fabulous food great. There was a kids party that was incredibly loud with children running around. Other than that fabulous.

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LisaR (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was tasty and the service was wonderful. Everyone was very pleased.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Its a great restaurant. The service is exceptional and the food is outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The lemon chicken with capers is my absolute favorite!! It wasn't on the lunch menu but they made it anyway! :)

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Got very loud

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vipaLocal (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Always ha e yummy left overs for the next days lunch !

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vipChicagofood3 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Our dinner was wonderful however the wine pour was very disappointing! They used to be much more generous for the price you're charging.

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curt (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

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!

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Jules2 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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StuO (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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Yummy (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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