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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.
Frankfort, IL 60423
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Francesca's Fortunato offers a complete catering menu. Call for 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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