Francesca's Tavola

4.7
2088 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Francesca's Tavola is the 9th restaurant to be added to the Francesca's Restaurant Group, bringing the downtown Arlington Heights area a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.
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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vipEatOutaLot
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Francesca’s is one of our favorites and is consistently good. My wife asks for the Linguine Fagattaro even when it is not on the menu; usually the chef will make it and tonight was no exception. The Cavatelli Bolognese I had was delicious with a meat sauce that was enhanced with carrots and celery but not to the point to where they dominated the flavor.

We had Mario as our server for the second visit in a row. Mario is personable, attentive and accommodating; we would be happy to have him be our server every visit.

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JoanB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistently very good! Nice ambience and service. It’s in the area which is also a big plus!

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Steamiman
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best indoor dinning during Covid where I live. Fast service hot food fresh form their kitchen, non of the carryout crap everywhere else

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DanS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delcious food! Great service! Best tiramisu around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kent was amazing! Really great service, we will for sure be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a nice evening with friends. Our waiter Kenny was excellent! Food was good, 3 of us had the whitefish. It was delicious. Just wished it would have been served with some type of veggie. Everyone enjoyed their food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleased

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Mary
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good, and drinks are generous. The service was wonderful. Francesca's is a favorite of ours.

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crein73
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with Francesca’s, the food is just phenomenal! Went on NYE and service was impeccable. Rene is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my wife’s birthday, the staff and food was exceptional. Our waiter Juan was fantastic, had perfect recommendations for both food and drink. Service was prompt, food was hot and delicious. I would totally recommend eating here for any occasion, and if you go, ask for Juan!

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vipThomasS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding meal in every regard at Francescas Tavola.

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Steamiman
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the continued negative affects of the virus we basically had the whole restaurant to our selves. So service was almost too much, food was very hot and tasty, too.

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vipEvette
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were great. Seating adhered to social distance protocols and with the limited number of tables available for indoor seating the atmosphere was relaxing. The staff was attentive and pleasant. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time going there . Not a lot of people at the time we went which was nice. The waiter was very friendly and attentive . He offered to have some stuff made which wasn’t on the menu. I got Chicken Alfredo which was good. Will definitely come back and try something else.

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vipJJust
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service from David. Safe and enjoyable eating in the outside tent.

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mariem
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since we have not been to any indoor restaurants we were a little hesitant. However, our experience could not have been better. Felt very safe in the outdoor tent. Will hopefully come back, weather permitting. Good luck with keeping it going.

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AngelaP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us enjoyed our experience at Francesca’s! The server was kind enough to place orders for plates that were not on the menu. We had ample time to enjoy our food and conversation from the appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts.

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Melody
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service typically is very good, and the food as well. Had their Cavatelli alle Verdure last week, and it was so tasty. The only down side for me is that I prefer to pay for a dinner (w/meat) for $20 or under, and for an 8oz glass of wine around $9...they are about $6 more on each item.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great.

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BenC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were thankful to be able to dine outdoors, but the tent is rather noisy and it was very busy, but they did keep everyone socially distanced!! The food was wonderful and the service was very good! The wine per glass prices were a bit shocking, but I haven't dined out much during this COVID times and when I asked other people they said liquor prices in the restaurants have gone way up. In general, we love Francesca's and were happy to be able to eat outdoors in the nice weather!

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vipCAKdiner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love Francesca's! And their lemon drop martinis are the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter David was excellent and the food and drinks were all top notch. We enjoyed a lovely evening under the tent and felt like we got Great service.

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vipJessica
Chicago
92 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francesca's Tavolo would be a favorite of ours even if it weren't within walking distance. The food is excellent, the service is personable and, for us, it's within walking distance - we are so lucky! This time I was curious about a couple of the after-dinner liqueurs and our server went and got the bartender who gave us a sample of both. Yes, I know it was a "good business decision" but it was also generous. Arlington Heights is very fortunate to have Francesca's Tavolo.

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vipFoodie
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Did not receive my Open Table points as I was told my party of 3 did not arrive Saturday October 31, which we certainly did. We spent $230 and our Waiter was Dan.y name bus Jim Andersen, please notify Open Table that we were refreshed to dine and earn 100 Points.

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vipEricK
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Francesca's Tavola. Great food, and great service! It was our first time, and can't wait to go back.

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Gloria
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent, the tiramisu it's a must have,

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WindyCityTraveler
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Francesca’s was amazing! We felt completely safe even when dining inside with a party of 4. Our waiter was so friendly and patient with us, and even treated us to a great dessert! The food was delicious and the wine we chose was great! Overall a very nice atmosphere and experience!

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AriannaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Did not feel that the quantity of food was sufficient for the price!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food prices have gone up significantly since Covid. Be prepared to spend $$

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vipAnneT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous and nicely warmed tent allowed fresh air, wine, and friendship to flow. Thanks to Francesca's creative set-up, our group of 4 girlfriends got some much-needed girl-time over a couple bottles of Seghesio and heaps of amazing pasta. Thank you for the perfect service and relative luxury despite the constraints of COVID. We love supporting our local businesses and desperately needed a safe respite from cooking at home!

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Goodfoodfan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Bar is fantastic and so is food and all the staff. Excellent

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Maryanne
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. Outdoor seating was nice.

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Dennis
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Sat outside in large tent. Beautiful day and great food too.

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vipDiner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great outdoor dining area with heat lamps, though they could use a few more lamps for the tables on the perimeter. They had a great gluten free menu. Food was excellent!

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vipKatcam
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francesca’s Tavola has done a great job with accommodating alfresco diners into a beautiful tent on their parking lot. The tables were well separated and the service and food was outstanding. It is the best outdoor experience so far. Well done!

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Luvgoodfood
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Francesca's was fantastic. The outdoor area is very nicely decorated and totally comfortable.

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SuzanR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable time. Social distancing was no problem, service was friendly and never felt rushed. Really liked the swordfish and linguine shrimp. We we're celebrating our anniversary and they comped the sundae we shared. Will definitely return. We did eat inside but they had a great setup outside with large heaters and nice atmosphere

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AngieK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good! This was my first time. Staff was friendly and courteous.

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Sheila
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! I was running late by 20 minutes and still able to keep my reservation. Very accommodating!

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Francesca's Tavola does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Francesca's Tavola is rated 4.7 stars by 2088 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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