The restaurant is located within walking distance of the Central Business District in downtown Arlington Heights.
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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We love coming to this place! The people are great and the food is great!
Always enjoy my time here!
love it - great place in arlington heights. food is always wonderful and staff is always friendly.
Wonderful waitress named Chrissy! So nice!
We had a wonderful time. Our server was very attentive and good natured. He helped make the evening out very enjoyable. We will be back.
Wonderful warm and welcoming atmosphere and great Italian food!
We have been to Francesca's many times but for some reason it's been a long time since our last visit. We were so happy to have an experience that was as good as we remembered. They have some interesting and delicious signature cocktails, good wine selection, and fabulous food. We were very happy to be back!
Service staff were excellent, very attentive! Never had to ask for refills of anything! menu is more limited than we would have liked and some items seemed pricey to us, 2 of our meals were excellent but the carbonara was swimming in sauce. 2 of us had it and we shared the same feelings about the dish and we felt it was missing something.
Always a favorite. Service awesome. Go to place
Went for my birthday. Always a great place to go. Service is wonderful ands AP is the food!!
Our first visit and we will go back for sure. Manager was very attentive to the fact that we were going to the Met after dinner. Everyone was very friendly!
The Francesca Tavola is just one of many Francesca restaurants where I have dined. The food and service at every restaurant is consistently exceptional. It is a special place for anything from everyday dining to a celebration. I have attended group lunches and events at the Arlington Heights restaurant and they were all excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.
The experience was so good we had to go back1 The food was prepared perfectly both seafood and pasta's. The flavors were amazing and when we wanted a special dish they had on their menu our previous visit and was not there now, they gladly made it for us!!! Service was attentive but not intrusive. We were not rushed but able to fully enjoy our experience. You need to go here to Francesca's for a true culinary experience.
I also must mention that my wife order a 1/2 order of a special pasta. She mentioned how wonderful it was. When we were paying our bill the waitress gave us another 1/2 order to take with us because she knew my wife enjoyed it so much. Unnecessary, unasked for but the focus was on true customer satisfaction and delight. Go and enjoy!!!
Both hostesses we’re very friendly. Wished us both Happy Anniversary & Happy Birthday. Seated promptly & were served with 2 complimentary glasses of champagne. Our waiter Mario was great. Our food was fantastic & we also had a complimentary desert. Thank you to everyone at Francesca Tavola for a wonderful dining experience.
This place used to be good. They must have downgraded their food service source as the food is now mediocre- previously it was much fresher and less processed
They really need to do a deep cleaning. As the common saying... good from far, far from good
I've eaten here many times and have enjoyed the experience. The food is exceptional. Most recently, the service was poor, and this has happened, from time to time, in the past.
Only negative I have for this establishment is they seem to have a problem with fruit flies. There were several swarming around our table and landing while we ate which was annoying.
Very pleasant personnel; food is ok nothing super spacial.
Good food and nice service in a good atmosphere. We will continue to visit.
Wait staff completely attentive. Great bottle of wine for under $40!
The food was excellent.
Lots of showers going on nearby. It was pretty noisy, but the food and service are excellent.
What a fantastic meal and incredible service!
Everything was delicious but I must mention the Bruschette con Ricotta e Pomodori was great, loved the hint of Tabasco complimented by the roasted peppers in the Caesar Salad, pizza was perfect, avocado salmon delectable and caramel brownie à la mode decadent!
Service was phenomenal - always someone checking in to make sure our drinks were refilled immediately!
I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant dining experience.
Thank you! We will be back soon!
The meal was amazing.
Everything was delicious! Definitely will be back.
Their MOther's Day Brunch did not disappoint! Planning another visit to try the full menu.
Came here on Mother’s Day for brunch and was not impressed. Service was poor - our waiter barely spoke, we had to call him over a few times because he was nowhere to be found. The orange juice tasted weird and when we ordered mimosas I had a bug and fuzzies in mine. Food was mediocre...bland and much of it was over cooked. The carving station had prime rib, lamb and ham - both the prime rib and lamb were as well done as could be and quite dry. Pasta options were yummy though, I will say that. As was this chocolate pudding dessert thing.
Was quite disappointed with the brunch but have been here several times for dinner and have been very happy. So gonna chalk it up to brunch buffet just isn’t their thing.
Fast seating with a reservation on a busy Saturday night. Efficient and friendly service. Only negative was limited parking and need to use valet.
Food was incredibly flavorful and plentiful. Service was prompt and courteous. Definitely would go back and recommend to others.
The food was very good. The busing service was not attentive but the manager noticed and handled it and apologized. Very nice atmosphere
Food was fabulous. Server was attentive and the atmosphere was wonderful. A little loud. But that was kind of the charm. Free valet helped make the parking downtown much less stressful! Would go back again for sure.
Parking is the major issue. They have valets who run around moving cars because the lot is way too small. Had to wait too long for them to move many cars like puzzle pieces to get to mine. No street parking near by. Empty lot for doctor office adjacent they should be renting for overflow. Won't go back because of that
As always, the Francesca dining experience was a treat! Same is true for all the locations -- a first class operation.
Excellent food and service. Half price wine night on Mondays. Also specials are delicious and at a great price-point
My sisters Special Olympics!! :)
1st Place Gold Medalist-Yay!! 👍🥰🙏😇🎉
Waitress was lovely & took special care of us. We left her a great tip!
Delicious food, , generous portions. We each have something different, chicken dish, pasta, fish , salad, And everything was tasty and amazing
Menus always a little different. I always feel like nothing is really jumping out at me , but I’m always impressed once the food comes! Always ends up being delicious