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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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Good for Birthdays (22)
Great for Lunch (19)
Casual (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Business Meals (16)
Good for a Date (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (15)
Authentic (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Romantic (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Healthy (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Fun (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
People Watching (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food3
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food4
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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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food5
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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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food3
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food3
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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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food4
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service5
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Have been visiting the Frankfort location for a number of years, unfortunately, food and service are starting to suffer a bit. Restaurant is trying to be more upscale, but the lack of personalized service is starting to show. Few employees smile, specials aren't reviewed, not all of the food is served at the same time, flavor is lacking in a lot of dishes, need I continue?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Delish! Really great food and service! Glad to have a special night out with this place! Great Restaurant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Outstanding service and food. Lasagna was on their special's menu so I had to get it since they rarely have it

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our food was delicious! And the restraunt was clean. We enjoyed the atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I've been to this restaurant many times over the years and is usually one of my favorites. However, as soon as I walked in the restaurant smelled like bad fish, and was a total turn off. The menu was not as appetizing as normal and the food did not taste as flavorful as normal. Sad to see one of my favorite restaurants miss the mark so badly.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was nice but a little loud. I had a seafood pasta dish which was excellent. My spouse had a difficult time finding a meal to order though as he likes more standard Italian fare. So, my only suggestion would be that they offer a couple of the standard Italian fares on the menu or as specials such as spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, and stuffed shells. When you go to an Italian restaurant you expect to see a couple of these items on the menu but the only one was the lasagna bolognese which was a special - which he ordered and said was excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great food and service. Servers gave us plenty of time to both visit and eat thanks

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I go there often and am never disappointed. Always great service and food. Sometimes with friends, or family or just my husband and myself. Have never had a bad experience or meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

This was a delightful afternoon lunch with old friends , the food was delicious and the service was top notch. Will come again!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Three of us met for lunch. Food was very good, service attentive without being annoying. The noise level was high for a white tablecloth lunch. We think it may have been the first day of school and all the moms were out celebrating. We split the profiterole dessert (3 cream puffs with pistachio gelato) three ways, which was delicious and just the right amount of dessert.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food4
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Used to love it here, the food was great, loved the atmosphere and the service was fine. Now....the service has gone downhill , we are always waiting for something longer than I would say is acceptable and the food has no taste. I haven't enjoyed my meal the last 3-4 times, nor has my husband. Dunno what's changed but I think it's had its last chance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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