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About Francesca's Tavola

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 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.

208 S. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

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

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

Cross Street:
Three blocks south of Northwest Highway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 394-3950

Website:
http://www.miafrancesca.com/locations/profile/francescas-tavola-arlington-heights

Catering:
Francesca's Tavola offers large scale and small scale catering options. Please contact our restaurant for more details.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet service offered on the weekends.

Public Transit:
Just a five minute walk from the Arlington Heights Metro Station

Executive Chef:
Gabriel Arista

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Accommodate up to 200 guests for a buyout.

Francesca's Tavola Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (25)
Good for a Date (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
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Neighborhood Gem (22)
Special Occasion (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Groups (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Authentic (13)
Fun (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Business Meals (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Romantic (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Cozy (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The staff was outstanding, especially our waitress Jennifer

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was disappointingly bland.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Wonderful waiter Michael and the fixed-price menu on Wednesday is outstanding

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. Our only complaint was that the drinks were expensive. The food is delicious and they are able to cater to allergies.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Francesca’s has always been one of our favorite restaurants and never disappoints!
I like the selection of dishes and that they change daily, always delicious. Very friendly staff.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Always love Francesca’s. We had Gnocchi with a bolognese sauce. Very yummy. Service is consistently excellent. Highly recommend this great restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was excellent. Good time with friends. Husband a little disappointed in dessert menu choices, not as good as a year or so ago.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have had dinner here over 3 times and always find the service and food pretty good. Its a solid middle of the road place to eat. Veal is always tasty and the salads are the best. Prices could be a little lower, but the potions are decent size, so I figure its a good value

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The waitress was exceptional!!!!
The food was great!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Absolutely beautiful Italian restaurant with great food on the menu. My 10-year-old daughter made her custom pizza, she loved it, my husband loved the seafood and I loved the pasta and vegetables. Fresh hot bread from the oven. I wish the waiter would’ve been a little bit faster and more attentive. The busboy was actually better than the waiter. Still I very much enjoyed the entire night and will surely return!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This place never lets me down! Their salmon dish is the best I have ever had from anywhere in the country.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great restaurant, but disappointed no birthday dessert was brought for the birthday girls even though I noted it on my Open Table reservation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Dependably good food. Comfortable place. Decent service except for the aggressive busing; partially finished food and beverages were whisked away without asking.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had dinner in the bar, and I’m sorry I’m not positive of of waiters name but I’m thinking John. I wish I could remember because he was excellent! Actually the whole staff was amazing!
Dinner was excellent as well from wine, to delicious beet salad, to outstanding pasta for the main coarse. I have not been to this location in quite a while, but will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

it was beyond good, amazing. had only an hour before a meeting in an unfamiliar town....this far exceeded our expectations and everything was perfect. was everyday dining with specialness because our 20 something was joining the rest of us.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Loved our lunch here. Excellent service, delcious food, nice ambiance.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always great for good italian cuisine at a fair price with quick service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The restaurant was busy when we arrived but every effort was made to honor our reservation request promptly. We were treated well, had a great meal and great service. This restaurant remains one our favorites.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Food and service were exceptional. Look forward to returning.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

We are repeat customers for years and we have never had a bad meal or bad service. They know how to run a great restaurant!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The restaurant is very nice. The food is delicious. Everyone was attentive and anxious to please.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The halibut was very good; however, the risotto was disappointing. The crew which delivers the food needs organization and training. The were delivering food without knowing which diner had ordered which dish. And in one case, they delivered one entree from another table to our table.
The waiter was friendly and efficient as were the personnel at the hostess station.
The hard surfaces in the restaurant make the noise level quite loud when the restaurant is full.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 12, 2017

I really like coming to this restaurant. The menu is always changing- which I find a rare quality. The wait staff is very nice and professional. The food is terrific...good selection of beverages. The bar area is big enough to fit people comfortably- whether they eat and see the game on the screen or enjoy conversation!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Always a reliable choice.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was excellent and to my surprise they even had their lasagna, which I love! Our server was excellent and all food was prepared in a timely manner. It was also a great opportunity to help them raise funds for the Houston Hurricane relief. We were glad to participate and help them to reach their goal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a table for eight and they put us at a round table in the back so we could have an enjoyable conversation and hear each other. The food was excellent. My husband went in complaining about the price and left commending the outstanding food. I chose this place because I had not been there in years and went to lunch with a friend a few weeks back and it was just great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great food! Great service. Managers and staff always friendly!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Fun, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Francesca's is the most consistent restaurant in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. They serve excellent Italian cuisine! Menu delightfully changes, and they always serve some of their long standing favorite dishes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We really enjoyed happy hour! The food was spectacular and plentiful! Our service was exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Food was exceptionally good and reasonably priced. Most pasta and chicken entrees under $20. We had a party of six, with two late arrivals. Each time one of our guests arrived, the server was quick to get a drink order, but we waited a LONG time for her to come back and take our dinner order after everyone arrived. Dinner arrived quickly, our server checked on us once, and then we didn't see her again for 30 minutes. She passed out dessert menus without asking if we wanted coffee or anything else, and then disappeared for another 15 minutes. We were planning to order coffee and dessert, but by this point we were just ready to leave. I'll go back for the food and the value -- hoping that the server just had an off night...

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was delicious! We both had the half chicken (on the bone). Tasty! However, Caesar salad did not taste anything like a Caesar salad.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food every time!!!
Excellent service and friendly staff

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food was not as good as my last visit as far as taste. I was there with my wife and daughter and we all agreed the food was just mediocre . Consistency is so important for a restaurant and our last visit did not measure up to previous visits .

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our guests thought some old school Italian dishes would have been nice. My $12 Manhattan was weak. Our waiter was very good. My jumbo shrimp was fresh tho not jumbo. My friend ordered $42 ribeye. Asked for it Medium Well. It was pink inside. He chose not to say anything. Overall I wanted more considering the prices.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

When we need to be sure that the food will be deliciously perfect, we choose Francesca's Tavola!

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

A wonderful special offer meal of lasagna. Had a choice of 3 different lasagnas, a table of 5 and all enjoyed. Kenny was our waiter, 2nd time we have had him and he is so attentive and a pleasant personality. He is a keeper!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We have enjoyed Francesca's for a long time and often. They are very accommodating. The food is excellent. We even went there on Mother's Day for brunch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Everything from ease of making the reservation to ordering with the fine assistsnce of our waiter was great. Food was well prepared, the wine list was well explained and the dessert was wonderful. This restaurant is not to be missed and well worth the return trip.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Franchesca's never disappoints. They change the carpaccio every month and it's always great. Reasonably priced wine list.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

lasagna special for $8 which only happens once a year is well worth it. Very tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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