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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

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
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Good for a Date (15)
Casual (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Romantic (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Cozy (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Scenic View (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Welcoming and attentive service

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·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! :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Got very loud

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·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!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a great experience. Great food and great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Service and food was fantastic! Thanks! We will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The food and service is always very good. Nice menu with many choices.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 1, 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 1, 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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 (Chicago)·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 25, 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 16, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 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 3, 2017

Great food and friendly service!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 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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