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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

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Good for Birthdays (20)
Casual (20)
Good for a Date (17)
Business Meals (16)
Cozy (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Authentic (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Romantic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

The pasta was outstanding.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Our server Kaen was excellent during a very busy time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

We had an early reservation, so noise not a problem. However, as the restaurant filled, it got louder and louder. The management appeared to think that turning up the volume of the piped in music was a good response to this situation. I disagree. The building was cold. I shivered through the meal. M y pasta was al dente to the point of being hard. The veggies in the dish were very nice. Our waiter was attentive if not prompt. I don't drink, but my companion had wine she appeared to enjoy. Huge glasses, modest amount of wine. The bar is ver handsome. the bar stools have backs, which is nice. I waited in one of the chairs for my dinner companion to arrive. I love the Francesca's in Orland Park. This is not the same thing.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Birthday dinner with two couples in attendance. Everyone had great dishes, fantastic drinks and the service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Date night with my wife and we choose pasta for tonight meal and glad we picked this place. We started with drinks while we looked over the menu our waitress asked if we had any questions. We got the house and the salad of the day with some strawberries nuts, both were tasty and a nice portion. Our main course came before we were done with our salads so the food server said sorry that both would be sent back kitchen and a fresh order would be made in 15 minuets, they would of been cold by the time we finish our salads. Great service! I ordered the sea food pasta and my wife had the chicken Diablo pasta, both were very flavorful and were fresh and big portions. We were too full and finished off our dinner with a cappuccino and coffee, service was excellent and enjoy the atmosphere. The place is popular and by the time we finish the place was full both bar and tables and people waiting for a table.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very enjoyable experience. Quick service and food was good

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent service and the food was amazing!

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

From the beginning it was sub par from being seated to service and the food. Have not been there in a year and will not go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Out waitress , Cathy is top notch fir customer service and friendly service

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent service, excellent food, atmosphere great, ordered Tilapia, Salmon, Grouper - yum. Wine and cocktails, appetizer was calamari. Stayed and talked, not rushed. Easy parking , lite streets. Thank you

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Have never had a less than stellar meal from here. Food and cocktails are always on point. The only negative is it gets a little noisy some times making conversations a bit challenging.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Do not like their menu and was told I could get spinach instead of potatoes. I thought the spinach would have been cooked. It was raw and just thrown on my plate,

Tags: Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My husband had dinner here Friday night. It was too busy but we ate early because we wanted to catch a movie after. We ordered the fried calimari and it was delicious. Lightly battered and full of fresh flavor. The marinara sauce was good too. I ordered the seafood pasta, it was very good but could have used a little more heat/spice. My husband ordered the grouper and he felt his dish was good but lacked flavor and should have come with a side like pasta or rice. Overall a good experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This has been a favorite spot for my wife and I to enjoy a nice time together. This go aroung the service was disappointing. Slow and forgetful, which was surprising as it was a Saturday night and it was unusually slow. Hope this was an anomaly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The squash filled pasta was very disappointing. Too dry, chewy pasta and lacked flavor. We also ordered chicken limon off the menu served over angle hair pasta which was fantastic. Service was slow.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I’m a frequent visitor to this excellent eatery. Love their salmon and shrimp dishes with accompaniments- and of course salads and pasta are superb.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent. Hostess to waitstaff were great. Food was fantastic. Bottle of wine recommended was perfect.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Too many mushrooms in the menu. Every entree seemed to have them. Usual menu is great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was great as usual except for our seating. We had a party of six and they sat us at a table but should’ve had no more than four. The table was very crowded and congested. It was our anniversary dinner with our family and I was somewhat disappointed to be squeezed into a table for four

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was delicious, atmosphere was lively, server was very accommodating.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a wonderful lunch withgood friends. Our waitress was outstanding...delightful, professional, and concerned with our comfort and satisfaction.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great food and great service. Relaxed dinning experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good food! Cozy atmosphere! Perfect for an occasion or date! Affordable!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

On this visit, the noise levels were higher but to be expected, since it was a Friday night. Great food, good value and wonderful bar service. The risotto we had for a first course was worth the trip alone!
My perennial recommendation for most restaurants is for a little more to be included with the meal. Some potatoes, rice, or pasta don't cost much and make people feel like they've had a good meal. I'd like to see some three course prix fixe specials, too.
We'll be back--great neighborhood place.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Francesca's is such a wonderful restaurant. The service is great and the food is always delicious. I had the salmon with spinach and mushrooms, my sister had the cod sandwich and my niece had ravioli, everything was so good! The restaurant is beautiful and the town is so charming. Love all of the beautiful flowers!

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Disappointed in service on a slow Tuesday night and inconsistent portions - last time I had more pasta then I could finish and this time my portion was like my kids!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I have eaten at Francesca's many times and have en joyed it every time.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food is simply amazing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Frequent this particular Lication about 3 to 4 times per month. Food is always excellent, service this time above average. Fast, attentive and we never lacked for fresh water or drinks.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Always good ... very consistent ... never had a bad experience

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent, excellent, excellent. Drinks at the bar, appetizers on table, bread, oil, cheese. Entrees more drinks. Happy birthday for my son's 29th birthday. Busser, server, runner, all perfect. I can not say in words how much we loved it other than pasta cooked perfectly , chicken, salmon, sausage, shrimp, calamari, gnocci.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Good meal, as always. Ordered a pasta off their ever changing menu to accompany our favorite chicken lemone. (They will happily make it for you, even on nights when it is not on the menu)

Nice pick for special occasions or a date night.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Perfect food and service!

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Not worth the money Waiter was seemingly upset about separate checks. Small food selection

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Felt rushed two of us dine and they mixed up ure plates

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Had great food and great server

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Francesca's in Frankfort is wondeful! First time at this location and can't say enough good things. The food was outstanding! Will definitely be back again & again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

My daughter picked Francesca's for her 12th birthday dinner - and it was best meal and service we have ever had in the 10 years we have been dining at Francesca's. They made my daughter feel extra special - the waitress Heidi was fantastic and even the manager came to our table to wish her a Happy Birthday.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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