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Francesca's Famiglia

4.5
915 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.
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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What 915 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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Yummy (Chicago)
4.0
Dined a day ago

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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PatE (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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Rachael 
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Very good service and food. I wish they had had more pasta options, maybe a create your own pasta dish.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Meal was great. The only issue is they ran out of bread before we got there.

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StanL (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

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Anne (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Always a great experience. Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
1.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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CollegeKid (Chicago)
3.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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vipKRAH (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 16, 2017

Great dinner with my Son and family very helpful in meeting their vegan requirements

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Hough Street
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(847) 277-1027
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Catering
Full service catering options are available. Please contact our restaurant for more details.
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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.
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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.

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