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About Francesca's Fortunato

Francesca’s Fortunato was the 13th restaurant to be added to The Francesca's Restaurant Group; Francesca's Fortunato brings to Frankfort and the surrounding area a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

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.

40 Kansas St.
Frankfort, IL 60423
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Oak

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(815) 464-1890

Website:
http://www.miafrancesca.com/locations/profile/francescas-fortunato-frankfort

Catering:
Francesca's Fortunato offers a complete catering menu. Call for details.

Parking Details:
Parking is available on Kansas Street or Oak Street. There is also a large public lot on the corner of Oak Street and Kansas Street.

Executive Chef:
Rafael Aggurie

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Francesca’s Fortunato is the perfect location for all of your special events. Our family style menu, “Tavoli di Amici” (Table of Friends), encourages an interactive dining experience in a sophisticated trattoria setting for groups of 15 to 175 guests.

Francesca's Fortunato Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (28)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for a Date (24)
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Good for Birthdays (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Cozy (16)
Casual (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Authentic (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Business Meals (10)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (6)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, excellent service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s evening. 730 reservation, seated at 745. Food was great and ambience was good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great for our Valentine’s Day Date!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was great and the food was amazing

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Child seated down from us kicked the bench the entire meal. We had our children with us as well but was very disruptive and made enjoying our meal difficult

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Love it! Made a reservation, arrived early to grab a drink at the bar and was called in a timely manner.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I highly recommend Francesca’s. Excellent food, great service. Only negative is that it was kind of loud the night we went.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We visit Francesca’s in Frankfort twice a month. It’s that good!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was very good. I thought the wines were overpriced.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

We won't be back. No soup or salad with the meal, the music was too loud and since when is Frankfort Las Vegas? The price of a glass of wine? Really. 17.00? Too bad, the place was nice enough to look at, but that is all I can say. We had a gift card to use, but we won't be back.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was fantastic!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Booked a work lunch for my bosses birthday and we really had a nice time. They also brought her a cute dessert and didn’t charge us. That always makes my day. Thank you for a good experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First date. I had made the reservation which I had to change because of time constraints but it was super easy. The staff was very helpful and seated me right away and when my date arrived, they escorted him to our table. Mario was our waiter; he was very knowledgeable about the menu and patient with us as we had never been there and need time to look over the menu. Our food was very good and came out in a timely manner. All though we were the last ones in the restaurant, we didn’t ever feel rushed or that we were being kicked out. Our reservation was for 8:45 and the place closes at 10:00- we left at 10:40. It does get noisy in there but it didn’t bother us- I’m from a large Italian family and am used to it. I’d definitely come back here and would recommend it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Service and food was excellent tonight.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious food...always busy so make a reservation

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very crowded and loud, but we have such great service! Enjoyed out dinner very much.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Francesca’s. What a gem in Frankfort! The food was excellent and the specialty drinks are great! My favorite is the SalmonevAcqua Pazzs!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation and were not seated until 30 minutes past our reserved time. So we waited the same amount of time that the walk ins did. Everything was great once we sat down and of course their world class martinis made the wait much better. Sea Bass was absolutely perfect, drinks are always fantastic, service was good despite being packed, and their desserts are always irresistable.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Loud. Crowded. Waiters and staff hustled and friendly but noise level at 6:30 on acSaturday night made conversation difficult.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Eaten at this place for 6+ years, about 2-3 times a year. Strongly considering not returning.

For many years, this restaurant was a place you could have a fine dining Italian meal with a date or family. It was fairly quiet and a good place for a romantic meal.

While it still serves good italian food, the influence of the bar area is ruining this restaurant's ambiance. For this visit, the restaurant was so loud that I couldn't hear my wife sitting across the table from me. Throughout the restaurant, you could hear techno music that was coming from the bar area. The restaurant was very full and there is no place for waiting parties to sit and wait for their table when it's cold out. As result, there were people, waiting for their dinner tables, were literally standing over me and my wife while we were in the seated dining area and trying to eat food.

All of these ambiance elements (very noisy restaurant, loud techno music, people waiting for tables around me) might be okay at an Irish Pub, a Buffalo Wild Wings, or a craft beer restaurant, but they are extremely offputting when I'm trying to have a quiet, romantic Italian dinner night out with my wife.

So all this to say, this restaurant needs to decide whether it wants to be a fine dining italian restaurant or a pub food restaurant. But right now, it has the ambiance of both which makes the eating experience awful for a date night.

Foodwise, this trip was not a good experience. My wife had to return her meal to the kitchen, twice. Once because it was inedible (salty). The second time because there was a pool of water in her pasta bowl for sauce. The server did work to take care of my wife's concerns and I appreciated that.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We’ve been to Francesca’s happily many times before, but unfortunately this was not a good experience. Perhaps the winter cold was driving more customers than usual into the restaurant, but the lack of attentive service, the abrupt removal of dishes even before we had finished, and an incorrect bill made this an unpleasant evening indeed. It may be quite awhile before we venture back, and then probably only for lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food as always, wonderful atmosphere with great specials.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Hard to have a private conversation when you are sitting so closely to the next table.
Good food and good service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

There were seven of us who meet for lunch during the holidays, and we always come to Francesca’s. The
service was great and we all enjoyed our entrees ranging from ravioli to tilapia with asparagus and
sun-dried tomatoes. The desserts were tasty, too. I had the Dolce Francesca which were small fried dough filled with ricotta cheese and dusted with cinnamon, with chocolate sauce for dipping. I would definitely recommend Francesca’s Fortunato.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The place was packed! We were happy to get a seat at the bar. Absolutely no complaints. Wonderful.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food, lively atmosphere. Service was not great but that is unusual for this restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fun, Seasonal, Cozy, Happy Hour, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We really had a great time on National spaghetti night the food is always great the the atmosphere is perfect.we will be back.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Stopped in for the Spaghetti special which was pretty good for the price, the waiter and other staff were very good as always

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent as always

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great service was quick. We were seated at our reservation time. A bit loud but overall excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Felt the portions of our various pasta dishes were about half of what they were previously !!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve dinner was delicious and service was great. Fireplace and holiday decorations created a nice ambiance. Only complaint was the music selection not good and too loud for dinner, but turned down when requested.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service are great every single time! One of my favorite restaurants

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Calamari like rubber
Chicken over cooked
Risotto terrible
Kitchen Staff hanging out sitting around jokeing eating next to us!!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Went there on Saturday one day before New Years Eve, busy as expected. But that didn't prevent us from getting exceptional service from Mario our waiter. Our food is never a disappointment, we left very satisfied. The one thing I will say is that it can be a little loud. We always ask for the back room away from the bar, other than that, this is our go to spot.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service was superb and the food was excellent as always.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great waiter !

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