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 5 concepts across 25 locations in 3 states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 18 Francesca’s Restaurants, 4 Davanti Enoteca's, Disotto, Fat Rosie’s and Hillgrove Tap.
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Excellent though my sister was given the wrong salad. It took a little bit to get that fixed. Otherwise very nice experience!
Great food, expert & accommodating service, energetic ambiance - and if you get the right waitperson, they have no issue with making dietary substitutions.
I’m a regular at this location. Server was rude tonight from the very beginning.
Sat down 10 minutes to 6 pm. Asked to order drink off the Happy Hour menu which ends at 6 pm. Server said she would get me the menu. In the meantime asked the host if I could move one booth over due to a large party that just sat down next to me. I wanted a more quite location.
When I asked the server for the drink she said Happy Hour is over. She said I missed it due to the time I took moving booths! They were next to each other! Unbelievable!
I ended up getting the drink.
The bread they brought over was burnt and hard as a rock.
Usually this is a good restaurant, I’m not sure what happened tonight.
Menu items with salmon are superb. Carlos took care of us. He was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We’ve been Dining at this location for over 20 years.
We had one of the best servers we’ve ever had anywhere. Carlos was fantastic with recommendations and accommodating issues with the meal I ordered. He made it a great experience
love the food-love the restaurant. we like that the menu is changed very often.
Our table was ready, specials were given. Our food was delicious, but I was disappointed I did not get a free birthday dessert.
The food is delicious. It is very noisy. The only complaint was our main course took over 20-25 minutes to be delivered.
If making a reservation, ask for a booth. They are on the sides and a. It less noisy.
Tonight was a small disappointment. The Fried Calamari was very good. The Burrata with cherry tomatoes was excellent. The Chicken Parmigiana with pasta was for myself just ok. For my spouse a big disappointment. I’ve been looking forward to this, but it is now off my list. The service was very good.
Loved seasonal special pasta with Scallops and Asparagus. No corkage fee on Mondays.
The Chicken Parmigiana with a side of pasta in a wonderful cherry tomatoes sauce is outstanding. We both had this entree. Perfectly delicious. Service by Carlos and Greg is always good.
After a long day at work if you want to just relax for an early happy hour it is a great place to go in addition to their normal restaurant menu. The service is fantastic. drinks and excellent appetizers at a great price.
Great food and service. We had the Chicken Parmigiana and the Pasta dish with scallops and shrimp. Delicious
A local favorite with great food, service and specials. Waitstaff is attentive, helpful with menu choices and descriptions of food preparation. A valuable asset to downtown Northbrook.
Great food and even better service from Eric. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there. Food is fresh and flavorful.
Waiters were knowledgeable, respectful, friendly and professional.
I would never go back to this so called Italian restaurant. What Italian restaurant does not serve minestrone soup or not have veal on its menu? The "great recommendation" from the waiter- a filet needed to be sent back because it was half-cooked, and the taste even after cooking it fully was mediocre at best. It was a tremendous disappointment!!
Always great food and service. brought a birthday cake which they keep hidden as a surprise until dessert time.
The restaurant was very crowded....and there seemed to be insufficient staff to help serve all the patrons. Our server was adequate...missed a lot of requests...came back time and again to clarify what should have been simple instructions. Also, very unhappy that you were out of Walleye at 6 pm on a Sunday?
Overall, ok, but not something to rush back for....too many other choices where service is much better.
Tonight Francesca’s was outstanding. The service and the food. We got our favorite booth by the kitchen. Denise was our server and she was a joy. She did not miss a beat. Her suggestions were great. We started with the Burrata with cherry tomatoes and snap peas, French green beans and other wonderful ingredients. Delicious. I had the Chicken Alla Salvia with a side of linguini and my husband had the Alaskan Halibut over fresh vegetables. Perfection. For desert the Peach Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream. Another great suggestion from Denise. Tonight was a perfect dining experience.
It was my Birthday. We took our family and spouses. Food was delish. Server was on top of his game. Lovely time.
This was our 3rd business dinner there. My food was not hot when served, it took too long to get a bottle of wine ( 15 min. from when we ordered it at the table ) and the service was just not as good as usual on this visit. One of our orders was totally wrong and had to be fixed which took another 15 minutes. Probably give it another shot but will try something else next time. I like the location and atmosphere. But the staff this time seemed a bit aloof.
haven't addressed prior dining experience concerns
We had a lively dinner. Especially like the no corkage fee on Mondays! We like to bring wine from our collection and enjoy it with you wonderful food!
We don’t go out to often, but it was lasagna night at Francesca’s. We invited a friend and the three of us had a excellent meal. We both had the lasagna with a side of Italian sausages with peppers. Very delicious. Our friend had the Chicken Alla Silva with a side of pasta. Delicious.
Thank you to the Kitchen. Great food with good service.
Excellent food plus friendly service that was attentive to our needs and requests.
Great food and location!
The food is always excellent. Service is great. Noise is a high level.
Great food and service. Started with a Dell Estate pizza with beefsteak tomatoes. Very good appetizer.
Then the Chicken Alla Silvia with pasta in a wonderful gravy. Finally, my favorite dessert...Profiteroles. Excellent dining experience. Always great conversation with Ed and friends.
They make the best lemon drop martini around! I had one of the specials that night and it was great - unusual presentation but very cool!
Francescas never disappoints. Good food, good service at a great price. Very kid friendly as well.
Restaurant had very good food, but was way to noisy to be able to converse with friends,
We were seated promptly and the service was outstanding.
Great restaurant !!
They were short Service, so the service was very slow, but they were very courteous and explained why.
We were seated but waited over 10 minutes before a man brought us bread, we waited another 5 minutes and asked a passing waiter for service. He said it wasn't his table but he would get someone. When she arrived she said she had just arrived at work. She did apologize but the service was still not great. We felt that her regular customers around us got better service. Food was not great for the price.
Food was very good, service was less so and the noise level was annoying.
Went to dinner with 2 other couples who we hadn’t seen in ages. Our meals were very good and the service was excellent. We all had a hard time hearing each other over the loud din.
We enjoyed Francesca’s so much on Tuesday we came back tonight. Two days later to enjoy the Chicken breasts with fresh mozzarella, linguini with sage and fresh tomatoes with a wonderful gravy. The gravy was so delicious I took the bread and wiped my plate. So very good. Jamie’s service was excellent. She did everything with a smile.