About Francesca's Passaggio

Francesca’s Passaggio is the 14th addition to The Francesca's Restaurant Group. Francesca’s Passaggio features the traditional Francesca’s concept of zesty, earthy cuisine from Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Francesca’s Passaggio encourages the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices.

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.

3124 South Route 59
Naperville, IL 60564
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
IL-59 and 95th street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 946-0600

Website:
http://www.miafrancesca.com/locations/profile/francescas-passaggio-south-naperville

Catering:
Francesca’s Passaggio offers a full catering menu for your next party. Available for pick up or delivery. Delivery charges apply.

Executive Chef:
Luis Acosta

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For Private Parties or Special Events please contact Michelle Pote (888)937-9009 x-155

Private Dining

The Private Dining Room is ideal for corporate or social functions and can accommodate up to 45 guests. The Private Dining Room has lofty ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and French doors leading to the main dining room and patio area. Our Main Dining Room can accommodate up to 120 guests seated.

Francesca's Passaggio Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.4

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4.2

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Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Authentic (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Casual (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Cozy (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fun (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Business Meals (6)
Live Music (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
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Organic (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Francesca's Passaggio is a local place for us so we eat there pretty often. Bonus this Wednesday was half price wine so we got something we probably would not order normally. There food is always spot on. Never had a marginal meal. Very dependable and good service.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome as usual

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always great food and service!!! Thanks so much!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and fabulous service! Will definitely go back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We’ve been a number of times and the food is always very good. Nice, comfortable dining, just a bit noisy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I love all the Francesca's restaurants and their sister restaurant Davanti Enoteca. At this Francesca's, the dining area is large with tables covered in white linen tablecloths. There's also a large bar area off to the right when you walk in. Our server Isaac and his helper, I believe Joey, were wonderful staff members. We received outstanding service with a smile with these friendly young gentleman. As usual, I started with the asparagus salad which is crisp cold asparagus along with chopped tomatoes and crumbled blue cheese dressed with olive oil. The salad is always fresh and full of flavor as the blue cheese is high-quality, the tomatoes very ripe and the asparagus bright green and crisp. For my entrée I had one of the fish entrées. I believe it was grouper cooked with artichoke, roasted tomatoes and capers in a brown butter sauce. The fish was so moist and flaky and I really enjoyed the simplicity of the dish with the artichokes, tomatoes and capers. It wasn't a heavy dish at all and full of flavor. I ended the meal with a cappuccino that Isaac made himself, perfect foam and very hot. This restaurant is tucked away in the corner of a strip mall where a lot of store fronts are vacant. I'm so happy to see that the restaurant was full of patrons and still well received in the community. I would highly recommend dining at Francesca's.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food good choices

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

As expected the food was exceptional... and Eric provided service beyond expectations..... well done.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was delicious, the service was delightful and the wine choice was perfect. Pete, the manager, and Servando, our server, were great folks who made our evening enjoyable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Love it always!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic dinner. Great server. Great wine. We were there to celebrate 2 birthdays. Nine of us had a wonderful time. Can't wait to be back again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was the usual high quality Italian that Francesca's is known for. We had pasta and dessert, it was all delivered timely and tasty. My only complaint is that I made a reservation and asked for a booth. We were seated in the far corner of the restaurant next to the exit door. I guess I feel it makes no difference what you ask for on a reservation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food, great drinks. We get together regularly here for girls night out.
Book club gatherings. We had a quite a wait for our meals. The manger did come over to apologize for the delay. Would have been nice if he offered a complimentary dessert 🍮.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have moved away, but when we visit, I couldn't be happier with their food and wine. It is truly a special place and we miss it very much!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Top notch!

Amazing food and service.

You will not be disappointed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Pasta dishes were very good, but the burger was less than satisfying.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Outstanding. Eat at Francesca"s 3-4 times per month.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Came for the Davanti burger it's off the menu very disappointed

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Always order a bruschetta appetizer.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

South Naperville location is my favorite because we consistently have great service & fresh food. Still feels like a neighborhood restaurant all staff including host, bartenders, servers (even water staff), &cleaners

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date, Vegan, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Awesome! Food is always hot and fresh, great diverse menus. Always friendly attentive service

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We always enjoy dinner her. Staff is very friendly and the food is always good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Dinner was delicious. We had Alex as our server. He was wonderful. The salmon was delicious but needed to be more cooked. Appatizers were yummy. The brucehetta and calamari always are good.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Not many people know this but all of the Francesca's restaurants will prepare any entree they serve whether it is on the menu or not. Good to know! Food was excellent as usual!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Never a bad meal. Very consistent.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Chef does a awesome job every time we come to the restaurant. We have had different items from the menu and always the same quality! Excellent choice!!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Fantastic!!! We truly enjoyed the service, delicious food and value!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Always good

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

It pains me to write this as we have been going to this restaurant for years. The service was always friendly and you could count on the food being of high quality and consistent. A great place for a family dinner. From the moment we were seated we felt our server had a disinterested attitude and we spent a good deal of time looking for him. The restaurant did not seem overly busy so I don't think I can attribute that to the poor service. Our dinners were mediocre at best, not at all what we had come to expect. I hope they were just having a bad night for some reason but, unfortunately, we will not be returning.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food is good, fresh. Relaxing atmosphere.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Very nice. Staff was great

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Great food and convenient location.
Always looking for a "quiet" place to have conversation that everyone can hear.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our group has eaten at this location many times and we have not been disappointed. However the noise level is VERY energetic. I wish they would put carpet down or noise reduction tiles on the ceiling. Previously the music was always too loud and Saturday the entertainment was playing in the bar area. Normally they would play outside on the patio but the weather wasn't cooperating. Again, the band was too loud and it made it difficult for conversation. Oh well.

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

This location is a favorite of mine, but the band in the bar, while talented, was extremely loud.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We sat on the patio with friends. A beautiful evening that was ruined by a band that chose to blast us out of our seats. Went home with ears ringing and hoarse voice from screaming to my dinner companions...yes I said something to our server and the manager, but the music blared on. Recognize you have a small patio and do not allow speakers!! Shame on your for allowing your entertainment to spoil the evening.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

All is good...except music is often too loud in the dining room.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

It always has been an amazing experience at Francesca but I cant say it this time. The food was very good but we were disappointed with the service this time. Reached at 8:45 & I understand the restaurant closes soon but didn't expect the people working there to start mopping the floor while we are eating. That's not how you treat your guest. We felt like we were being rushed & weren't even offered dessert menu. In the end got our food packed.
When we booked our table the available time slot showed up. If they start cleaning at 9:00 then they should stop taking reservation after 8:00 pm.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 15, 2017

This place used to be wonderful. Have dined several times a year since its opening. Last few visits have been disappointing. issues with staffing and kitchen. Slow to seat even with reservation and empty dining room, short on waitstaff - bar staff pulled out to wait on patio tables. Timing off - dishes not delivered together. Food quality still very good. Patio is lovely and lush.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Good food and service. Enjoyed the outdoor music except they need to turn the volume down for people to better enjoy it. Please pass this on to them. Very talented but too loud.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Always dependable for good food and service. Menu varies and includes great choices.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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