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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (36)
Special Occasion (35)
Good for Birthdays (28)
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Good for a Date (27)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Great for Lunch (19)
Cozy (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Authentic (17)
Casual (17)
Business Meals (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Romantic (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fun (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

Great food as always, wonderful atmosphere with great specials.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·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 6, 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 6, 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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·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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·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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·Dined on December 31, 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 31, 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 31, 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 30, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I love Francesca’s. It looked so pretty for Christmas. The service and food was awesome as usual

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We eat here at least a few times a month and have never had a bad meal. For the quality of food and service it cannot be beat!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

For our anniversary dinner we decided to go to Francesca's again because we enjoy their food! We love the risotto with mushrooms as an appetizer and my wife tried a dish that had clams in it (which she had never had before) and she loved it! We also had the "sloppy sundae" for desert and not only did it taste great but the artistic presentation lived up to the naming of the desert. We will most likely go there again next year for our anniversary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We loved the fried calamari appetizer, we have it each time we come here.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Took neighbors for an early evening/late afternoon Christmas dinner. Everyone enjoyed the experience and the service. We had a variety of entrees and all were excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service. Food was very good.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Annual Christmas Eve dinner. Love the ambiance - sat at high-top table in the bar near fireplace. Wonderful evening! Israel did an outstanding job with wine and food suggestions, as well as service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great meal and they had nonissue with us being there 5 hours and having a great time!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very disappointed - we had a family gathering and wanted to talk. I could not hear the people across the table from me. The tables were so crowded together that you could not walk through the place without hitting someone. The pasta was underdone, way underdone. It took forever for the food to come out, and we didn't get the appetizer we ordered. The place seemed to be so unorganized that even though our group arrived early it took 15 minutes for them to decide where to put us, and we had a reservation! They knew we were coming. I've been to other locations of Francesca's, and knew that their food and service was good. I was very disappointed with this location.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food, great service, too loud and tables too close together.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It was very cold inside the restaurant.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The tortellini with winter squash was amazing and the bar staff very attentive. Ate at the bar since we were early for our reservation. Had a great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Frankforts Midnight Madness. Very busy that night so service poor, but food incredible as always

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This place has been around for some time. Just when I thought they were getting stale, the last few times we had dinner, the food was very very good and cocktails were excellent. They have an efficient and attentive staff on the weekends despite being very busy. One exception, some of the staff are almost too efficient, attempting to get your full order before having time to look at the menu and relax with your drink, or clearing the table the instant you take your last bite. We celebrated a quiet birthday last week and I told my server we did not want to be rushed. She was great being attentive without pushing. A couple of times this year we ate mid week and everything was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The zero table spacing was unnerving. The noise level was off the charts.
I hate that they won’t seat you until your WHOLE party arrives ...,making it difficult for seniors.
Good thing the food is so fabulous!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Was nice but very loud in this place. Very difficult to have a conversation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I love the restaurant very much - but where we were seated was a table for 4 and we had 6 people & were very squished in. I felt like my chair and the person behind me were bumping. It was an extra busy night (wish we knew Santa was there) & if we knew that, we'd have gone elsewhere. My meal was good and our service was great, but just don't like being cramped.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The pasta was outstanding.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Lively venue with good food and friendly servers. Atmosphere right for both couples and groups. Quaint location on Frankfort town square.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups
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