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Francesca's Passaggio

4.4
1074 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
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  • Casual
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(630) 946-0600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Luis Acosta
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Catering
Francesca’s Passaggio offers a full catering menu for your next party. Available for pick up or delivery. Delivery charges apply.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
IL-59 and 95th street
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Special events & promotions
For Private Parties or Special Events please contact Michelle Pote (888)937-9009 x-155

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

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.

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What 1074 People Are Saying
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

I used to love this restaurant and the last 2 times I’ve been there the food has really changed. I thought maybe the first time was a fluke, but it happened again. There were not many noodles in our entree dishes, which is shocking for an Italian restaurant. It was like a kid’s size meal at other restaurants. Some of the noodles were on the tougher side so not fully cooked, which was another surprise for an Italian restaurant. The amount we paid, I truly expected more. Very disappointing. On the plus side, our service was very good.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was very flavorful, very good, but in my opinion there was not enough options on the menu

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always outstanding and our first choice restaurant. Fish is always outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Nice selection of apps and entrees to choose from...carpaccio and pollo rosto alla romano are among my favorites. Always a very good wine selection too.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We go here every couple of months and have always had a great meal and service. This trip was simply outstanding in food and service! Wayne the server was on top of everything, the team of bussers was extremely competent and friendly as alwyas and the food was over the top in flavor and quality tonite! The al Limone Sauce with the Veal Medallions and then used for the Tilapia was the best lemon butter sauce we have had in a very long time. Compliments to the chef or Sous Chef for the incredible al Limone!!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter Sunday Dinner - the food and service were great but it was noisy, probably due to the holiday. Only complaint was that we were seated in a booth that was drafty due to the front door. Brrr.........

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We really like this restaurant. Food and service is always good. Everyone is welcoming and if you need to alter a menu item they will do it.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I took my sister visiting from Ohio to this restaurant for dinner this past Thursday. Francesca's is a large restaurant with tables and booths and a great bar area. We sat in a booth in the dining room. We were immediately brought ice water and warm crusty Italian bread. Love the oil and cheese to dip the bread in. Our server Suzanne was so nice and patient as we decided what we wanted to eat. She even brought us a gluten-free menu as I was asking about the grilled calamari and it was offered on that menu. My sister and I decided to share the warm kale and brussel sprouts salad on the regular menu with onion, crispy prosciutto and parmesan cheese. I'm not a fan of kale but my sis is, so I decided to give it a try. The kitchen was kind enough to split the salad for us. I have to say this salad was very tasty. Even though I am not gluten-free, I ordered the salmon acqua pazza from the GF menu. This salmon was full of flavor, perfectly cooked and roasted with a spicy cherry tomato sauce with capers, garlic and white wine over sautéed spinach. It was so delicious! I will definitely be back for this dish. I like the restaurant for it's service, good food and spacious dining area. Don't let it's location in a nearly vacant strip mall fool you. It also looks like its closed from the outside because it's so dark. Don't pass it by!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We love eating at Francesca’s but this night the service was way off, our waiter kept disappearing and even the bus boys weren’t on top of things like replenishing water. All that aside the food was good as always and we will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Another great dining experience as always. Great drinks, fair pricing on wine, and two different dinner specials, cod and lobster with pasta, that were both fantastic. The entire staff does a tremendous job.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Waiter forgot dish. Waiter served wrong soup. Waiter messed up bills.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always a keeper a wonderful experience in South NAPERVILLE!!! Always our go to location for great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Delish Italian food. Very impressed with how fresh and tasty everything was. Our server was friendly and assisted in customizing our dishes to our liking

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was really good, especially the veal meatball appetizer. They a nice wine selection by the glass. My friend and I shared a wedge salad and a pasta dish. It was plenty. My only complaint was that the service was barely average. Our waiter was not timely about stopping at our table. We never received plates for our appetizer. We had to request bread. We had to request our check. This is the 2nd experience with this waiter first was at lunch, this was dinner. Both times not up to the quality of this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My wife and I dine here often and have never been disappointed. The food is always wonderful as well as the service

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Our first time there, will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

we have frequented possagio for several yrs now and it is our only Italian restaurant
they have seasonal food which is fresh and year around favorites.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We enjoy Francesca Passagio's so much we make it a point to go on a regular basis! The food is fresh and delicious; the staff is friendly and knowledgeable when it comes to special dietary needs; and the decor is updated modern. We've been going for years, but most recently I found out I had multiple food allergies; however, this has not been an issue at Francesca's as they have a from scratch kitchen and can accommodate most menu items for me. Consequently, this has remained high on our list of Naperville restaurants where it's safe for me to dine and where my options are also full of flavor. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Everything from walking to leaving was exceptional!

Jordan was a fantastic server!

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Waiter was rushing us. Bus boy even tried to take our plates while we were still eating.
Never got bread on our table.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Trusted restaurant that you can count on to have a great experience of food, service and price.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We love Francesca's. We have dined at this location as well as two of their other locations. Francesca's never disappoints! Excellent quality and service!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Love the Pollo Arostto Alla Romana, it's consistently Wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Nothing more than outstanding!!!! Always a great experience at Francesca's... from the hostess to Isaac our server and his team. We enjoy the food drinks and service.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We love Francesca’s. The entire staff is excellent and food is always delicious.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was good. The variety of choices as food options was fair. Service was decent.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentines dinner was busy should had more staff.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I haven’t been to this restaurant since high school(about 13 years) and things have definitely changed for the better! Food was delicious for both myself and my girlfriend. She’s vegan and the server helped her pick just the right meal. The service was great, price wasn’t too bad for that type of food and it smelled soo good in the whole restaurant! Definitely coming back!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

They were running 1/2hr behind the reservation schedule. Got the table at 8:00. The service was extremely poor. Had to ask items multiple times and still didn’t get it. Was charged for drinks that were ordered but never came. They corrected the bill after we pointed out. Have been to this location multiple times without experiencing such poor service. I will think twice before making a reservation on a busy day like Valentine’s. I guess they did not have trained staff on a busy day.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I normally like this restaurant. I’ve been dining there with friends and family for ten years. But our Valentine’s Day dinner was disappointing. The main issue was that we had to wait 30 minutes for our table despite having a reservation and the hostess wasn’t the least bit apologetic about it. When we were finally seated, it was at the worst table in the house, right next to the door to the kitchen. Items were missing our table, including olive oil and napkin/utensils for one of our party, our bread was not replenished, and our daughter’s beverage wasn’t delivered until we reminded our waiter. Our waiter was trying his best, but he was clearly stretched too thin. My husband enjoyed his steak but my striped bass was bland and fishy in parts. Even my daughter’s plain cheese pizza wasn’t very good. I probably would’ve been more likely to overlook the lackluster food and table service if the hostess’s attitude hadn’t already soured the evening for me. I did not feel like a long time valued customer and I don’t know if I will return.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The Valentines Day menu was great! The staff responded well to the volume and didn’t miss a beat! Great job!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day dinner. They were extremely crowded but the service and food was excellent. Everyone was top notch.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was extremely disappointing, and I would not return. I cannot believe it is a Francesca's restaurant. I have frequented many of such, and all have all been very good. Not this one!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great, and so was the service!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day was not a happy occasion at Francesca's. They crammed in as many tables as possible and the wait staff had no chance of keeping up. It took a half hour after sitting down before we got a glass of wine. Because of the extra tables, they had no idea where to deliver the food. Everyone around us, including us, had the wrong order delivered.

The food was very good as usual. We just will avoid on busy days.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent restaurant and great service. I’ll becoming back to this restaurant

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We have eaten at Francesca's many times, and the food and service have always been very good. However, this time, the service was poor. The waiter took 5 minutes to greet us, and was inattentive during the meal. It took very long between courses. We ordered a cream puff for dessert, waited 20 minutes, and finally left cash on the table and left before our waiter returned or the dessert was delivered.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great. Server was exceedingly slow. We were not in a hurry, but initially we had to find someone to ask for bread, when our meal came our server didn’t check in, see if we needed anything, refill water or ask about additional drinks. We had to flag him down to get dessert menus.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a nice time. The risotto was amazing as always. The entrees were great. We will be back soon

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