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Wed, 1/17
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Francesca's Fortunato

4.6
1109 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(815) 464-1890
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rafael Aggurie
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Catering
Francesca's Fortunato offers a complete catering menu. Call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Oak
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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.
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.

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What 1109 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

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

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vipwinelover (Chicago)
4.0
Dined 4 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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Ldubois2 (Chicago)
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

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

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vipAmericanFoodie (Chicago)
2.0
Dined 4 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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Katherinev (Chicago)
3.0
Dined 4 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great food as always, wonderful atmosphere with great specials.

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Lori 
5.0
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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dinerdianne (Chicago)
5.0
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.

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Maria (Denver)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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Visual (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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