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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.
Barrington, IL 60010
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Full service catering options are available. Please contact our restaurant for more 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.
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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!
We have been to Francesca's Familia many times. On this day we visited as part of their National Lasagna Day promotion with my family and parents (6 in our party). Three of us ordered the lasagna - only $8.00 - can't beat that, so we were happy to order an appetizer, too. The lasagnas and the other pasta meals were delicious. Our server was great. My sister was celebrating a birthday so she brought her a complimentary dessert which she shared with the table. National Lasagna Day was a great idea and I hope they offer it next year.
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