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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4.3

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4.2

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
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Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Authentic (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Cozy (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Fun (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Romantic (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great, and so was the service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Chicago)·Dined 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fantastic food, wonderful service, very kid friendly.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 6, 2018

I love this restaurant. I live down the street.....but I love the food and the service. It is a upscale restaurant, but it isn't "stuffy"......it's great for dinner as a couple or a business lunch or lunch with friends. GREAT FOOD. GREAT STAFF Joanne took great care of us as our server for our business lunch. The pricing is amazing. You get excellent chef prepared meals and they are generous with their portions. If I went up the street to a "chain" italian restaurant, I would pay more for alot less .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We are big fans of the Francesca's restaurants but had not been to this location in several years and were unsure what to expect. It did not disappoint. Far from it. All four in our party agreed they had never had a bad meal at a Francesca's. The prosciutto app was awesome. I had the salmon dish, with capers, and it was cooked to perfection.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I dislike being rushed when going to a nice dinner where pasta dishes are around $20 each. The food tasted like it been sitting around "waiting" for someone to order and not freshly made. It seemed like we were a table to turn around as fast as they could....and it wasn't even busy.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My husband and I always love to dine at Francesca's Passaggio. The food never fails to delight and the service and ambiance meet and often exceed our expectations. I'm not sure if this is a new policy but, on Sundays, children now eat free. Our Sunday dinner was very negatively impacted by this. We had to sit through our wonderful meal listening to a loud, crying little boy. The service was very poor. I don't know if the restaurant was not fully staffed or if this was because there were large tables with many children. At a minimum, we will not go back on Sundays to dine.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

All I have to say. Francesca's is a gem! Always a great dinner.... and if your are on the inside ask for Isaac as your server.. unlike any other servers he has personality and knows the menu. Can't ask for more

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Have never had a bad meal here and the best bartenders and service around!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The service is so marginal. It has been going downhill for years. They never know who ordered what. They never refilled water or coffee. Just not what it used to be.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was our second visit in the last 6 months. We did not have a good experience on our last visit and unfortunately this visit was the same. The service was lacking again and the food was less than average. We sat at our table for a good 10 minutes before being acknowledged, had to ask for bread after 20 minutes before it was brought out with no oil or Parmesan cheese. Additionally, our appetizer (a cold one) took over 20 minutes and we had to remind the waiter several times to bring it. Our food came shortly after the appetizer and was cold. There was no quality check and for most of the evening the waiter was scarce. If it would have been busy, that would have been understandable, but it wasn't. Lastly, we had to flag down the bus boy for our check. We will not return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food and service as always!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

A surprising delight considering it is a chain. We found the food, service and beverage above par.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always are go to for great food and service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Open table reservation requested a table away from a high traffic area . Seated my wife and I just inside a door way between the main dining area and a smaller room. Most of diners in the room we were in had younger children which made it quite loud. Salads arrived too soon after delivery of appetizer. Then waited longer than expected for entrees after salads had been cleared. Spouse ordered the Tilapia special which very thin, over-cooked and dried out. Manager offered to redo which was declined, so he comped the entree. The filet entree which I had was excellent as was the pecan pie dessert. Food server was excellent.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Came here with an out of town friend for a get together dinner. Our waiter was great and the food was good. Love the spaghetti special - the sauce was a bit heavy so I'll have to order it without the parmesan they add.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, spot on food wise. Another spectacular meal.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Cozy, Casual, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding service & food! Very welcoming & lively environment !

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was delicious and great service.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was deplorable. Server didn’t visit table for 15+ minutes after we arrived and visited table only 4x. Two of the six entrees came out cold. Luckily the food is good. Won’t be back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We love Francesca's! It always cozy and the food consistantly delicious. The food is just wonderful! It is our very favorite place to go for dinner!

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Waitress was not attentive. I had to keep waiving her down for our dining needs. We were really disappointed. It's always a full house and we almost always have great service. Our table was tiny, and loaded with plates. There was no room so it was very uncomfortable. The used plates were not being picked up. Drinks were not refilled. We were asking our food runners for things we needed. When our waitress was at the table, she was great. I just would have appreciated her coming to us, rather than us hunting her down. It ruined the dining experience. Maybe it was just a rough night for her. Not sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very nice meal and ambience. Would recommend to friends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent cuisine. Delightful Desserts.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent as usual.. tasty food and exceptional service...

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Consistently great food, hot and fast.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

While normally very good in terms of service and food, service and food quality were a bit off on this date. For instance, I ordered the mushroom ravioli, but they were out of that and offered to substitute "spinach" ravioli. Another guest in our group requested a particular sauce for Gluten Free pasta and the dish was brought with Alfredo (not the requested sauce). However, I'm convinced these are isolated incidents and the restaurant was very busy.

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