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Francesca's Fortunato

4.5
1174 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
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Show Mom some Amore! We'll be serving a beautiful buffet from 10am - 9pm. $38 adults, $16 kids (12 and under)

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1174 People Are Saying
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service
4.3
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

It was a Saturday night so I understand they were busy, but that’s why we had made reservations. We have two little kids so it difficult to wait with them especially since they don’t have a food waiting area other than just in front of the door, and we’re not taking them to the bar. We arrived promptly and weren’t seated until 20 minutes the past our reservation time. We had to ask for a high chair twice even though we requested one at check in. Someone bumped into our table and spilled our water as soon as we were seated and we needed all new menus, but had to ask for them 3 times and than our waitress came a minute after we got our menus not giving us any time to look at them.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

One of our favorite places, food is always great and the service exceptional as well.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I wasn't overly impressed as everyone raves about this place. Food was good not great
Ambiance was nice...Restaurant served its purpose but there are better Italian restaurants in the area.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Late seating; had to ask for bread; dining room could of had at least 3 fewer tables. Waiter was ok but had too many tables

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great menu and decor makes for city-like dining. However, the service is not as welcoming to a dining experience, rather solely having dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food and Sergio, our server were very good, however, the noise level was a bit high, making it difficult for conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent as always, favorite restaurant by far!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our service was wonderful... The food was perfect - from a superb medium rare steak to the house made pappardelle... Outstanding

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our chicken was way too salty and the caesar salad was a bit too creamy...overall a nice place and good wait staff very friendly but a bit rushed (it was a busy night), will not be our go to spot for Italian dinners.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Monday, mid morning lunch with friend. The Wait staff was attentive, courteous, efficient and friendly. All of the lunch items on the menu sounded delicious but I asked if they would make two of my favorite "comfort" dishes and was accommodated. The chicken was perfectly cooked in both dishes. One of my favorite local places.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food is delicious and the service is great. The only problem with this restaurant is that when it is full of people it is extremely loud. We moved our seat three times because we couldn't hear each other unless we were yelling.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service is always great. The food is always outstanding. The noise level is a little intense, but otherwise this restaurant is perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We love Francescas and this is our go to restaurant in Frankfurt. The wait staff was excellent and food is always delicious! Our one issue was with the young hostess cool when we ask for a different table gave us a bit of an attitude and lead us to another table in a different room put the menus down on the table and walked off when we were still several tables away. I noticed one or two of the other hostesses doing the same which I consider quite rude. We informed the manager so hopefully this improves in the future.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was fantastic, a little noisy as more patrons came in. Food was big quality and quick.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Buffett wasn’t worth the $40/person

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great beffet for Easter with ham and prime rib, spinach ravioli salmon, great desserts. I loved the rare prime rib but needed a steak kife not a butter knife to cut, I am sure they will include dthat next ime. Sals was great was well

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

They didn’t have any menu for Easter but the buffet was very good! Service was a bit slow because they were really busy! Besides the crowded space, it was enjoyable! I can see why they were so busy- the food was great! Stand outs were the cheese and spinach ravioli with cream sauce and powdered sugar cookies with cinnamon!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Brunch selection of fresh food, cold and hot dishes, salads , meats, and desserts.
Very crowded, tables too close
Easter Sunday family/friends happy mood

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was very tasty. Easy to eat too much. The price of the buffet is high. The restaurant was very crowded and loud. My ears were ringing when I left. I will Go Back, But Not For The Buffet.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had heard great things about Francesca’s Fortunato for years. We finally made it for their Easter Brunch, and we’re so glad we did! With a wonderful assortment of brunch items and with Karen as our server, we had a phenomenal dining experience! Plans have already been made to come back soon!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

As usual the food and service were fantastic. I’ve been VERY disappointed lately though, in the ambiance. The music is very loud, to the point of annoyance and it’s not the Sinatra type music they played before. It’s like techno club music that has loud beats to it. It’s incredibly annoying and the main reason why when I’m done with my gift cards I’m not sure how much I’ll be frequenting. This is a shame because Francesca’s was always a favorite of mine. I’ve heard many other diners complain of the same thing.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Bruschetta, carpaccio and lobster fettuccini were WONDERFUL! My friend and I had 7:30 reservations and decided to hang around and have wine and talk....kinda felt like we were being rushed out by the server. :(

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I have been a patron since it opened quite a few years ago.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Loved it- had room at the bar high tops. Curtains were closed in back, they said it was a slow night. Our server was great, we haven’t had her before.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I really usually really enjoy Francesca's. This time it was just average. We ordered the mussel's as our appetizer and they really tasted quite fishy. The lobster bisque was a little thin. It needed to be thicker. The entree was okay, but I would not order it again. The service was just okay. Nothing special. Was not worth the $100 for two guests.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

It was great!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

First time to this Francesca's location. Very good food, service was not fair to adequate. Wasn't overly busy, could be they were understaffed. Overall good experience, I would go back.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Defenetlly GREAT service and EXCELLENT food. Thank you server Sergio for a great service and very kind. Manager very friendly and kind to kids. All Francesca’s Fortunato staff give excelente service.
Thank you .

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent food as always
Haven’t been here lately but will be back soon

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic experience, food was incredible!

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My husband's beef fillets were very good and the wait staff was nice enough but we both felt rushed through our meal. We were disappointed to find it wasn't a more welcoming environment.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We really enjoy eating at Francesca's in Frankfort. It is a little tight and noisy, but the food and service is outstanding. The restaurant is located in a lovely southern suburb that is quaint and friendly. The food quality and taste is consistently good and the servers are outstanding. We have never had a bad meal or experience at this restaurant and look forward to our next visit.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was great, service was great, atmosphere was nice, and the town was very cute. The only drawback was the restaurant was very loud, it was difficult to hear conversation at the table. Definitely not a reason not to go back- I would go back and I would recommend the restaurant to others.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

It was anniversary celebration. It was a bit loud. One of the appetizers was a bit cold. Over all the food was good. They did give us a complimentary dessert which was super yummy!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Celebrated my mom's birthday last weekend there and was very satisfied with both the food and the service. Our waitress was professionally dressed and professional in her personality. Food was excellent and I will be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

When we arrived the restaurant around 3:00 pm clearly it was not busy . Maybe that’s why there was no one to greet us at the door. I always feel that’s an important part of restaurant business, greeting customers at the door. Anyway a server came up and acknowledged my open table reservation only to find out later she cancelled my reservation so I couldn’t get points for using open table. ( The next day open table kindly fixed that for me). I have always loved the food at Francesca’s and this visit did not disappoint. I had a pasta dish with broccoli and my son had a panini. Both were delicious . I was surprised when the waiter gave me the bill without suggesting dessert. There were 3 tables and he wasn’t busy . It just makes sense to offer up the desert menu and try to get a bigger tip as well. I was celebrating my sons job advancement and a celebratory dessert seemed fitting. While waiting for the dessert menu my son suggested we go someone else for cheesecake and that’s what we did. I love Fransescas and will return but at this visit I didn’t get that welcoming feeling .

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Seated a few minutes earlier than reservation time. Good meals and wine.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Service was great. We were allowed to order items not on the menu without any problem. Everything was delicious. Server was very busy but still did a good job.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

VERY noisy. We could not have a conversation at our table during our meal because we could not hear each other.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Awesome meal. Beef fillets done perfectly. Chef made us some scallops that weren’t on the menu. Delicious! Wait staff are friendly and professional.

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