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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
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Good for a Date (21)
Comfort Food (21)
Authentic (20)
Casual (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Romantic (16)
Business Meals (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Fun (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great pasta! Service impeccable and price was very reasonable. Great local place!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

This was our first visit here and we loved it! We had a reservation but when we got there, the restaurant was very crowded and a bit loud so we opted for a table in the bar area, which was perfect. Our dinner was great, the salmon melted in your mouth and the lasagna was delicious. Also highly recommend the pecan pie, homemade and perfect for sharing. We will definitely be back again.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Consistently great food and service! A go to place in downtown AH.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

This place was packed so make sure to make a reservation. We went another couple and had a great time. We could easily hear each other even though the tables were filled. The service, food, and wine were all really good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Francesca's is one of our local favorites because the staff is so attentive and food is always excellent. We always have a great meal and feel like a welcome guest.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I have had lunch and dinner here before. Had lunch on 1/10 and was disappointed in the food only.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great place for excellent food, great and friendly service and ambiance.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Went for $10 spaghetti day and also ordered dessert special. Wonderful food, service, and value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic
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service4
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My BF and I made a reservation for 8:00 pm on NYE. We arrived at 7:30 and was told that although we were early, they are seating folks at exact time slots. We found the bar which was pretty small and there weren’t enough seats and tables full of customers were sort of pushed up right against it. It was fine though, we ordered a bunch of drinks since it was NYE. We were seated around 8:15 or so. The server was great. We ordered rigatoni to start and some filet medallions as our second. Portions were huge and very tasty. Overall, good service, good food, but very crowded. There aren’t many good restaurants in the burbs so people tend to flock here.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food. Energetic and fun for NY Eve.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Unlike many restaurants, I am happy to say that Francesca's does not overbook for NYE. We had a 7:00 reservation and were at our table by 7:15. We got in and out in a reasonable amount of time. Well done!

Good food and good service as usual.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great restaurant, a bit pricey that the entrees do not start you with a soup or salad, but delicious none the less.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

For a Francesca’s restaurant, the food was mediocre. Sauce on pizza was not good, and some food came out cold or with little to no flavor. Was not busy on a Saturday at 7PM while other restaurants in area where booked.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is always fantastic tasting. This time the fillet medallions were all over cooked. Asked for medium and medium rare and 3 out of 4 were totally cooked through. Since we were hungry we did not complain or send them back. Still very tasty but we were a bit disappointed. We will be back. They try very hard.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great experience

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Nicely done

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

I placed a last minute reservation for Christmas. We arrived early but it was no problem. We were seated right away. My son would have liked lasagna but that was not on the Christmas menus. He did enjoy the linguine. We will be eating there again.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our meal was excellent! The food at Tavola is always superb. The wait staff is pleasant and professional. Whether we order appetizers or salads or entrees, we know that the portions will be generous and outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Always have a great experience at Mia’s. Everything was great as usual. Except for the valet, who was rude. I know they are not employees of Mia’s but it was not a good end to a great dinner.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Overall experience is a 5*
Wait staff and food excellent.
Only negative was parking congestion but valet parking solved that problem.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My experience started off bad. We had a reservation and we were early. We were told to wait in the bar. No one ever got us, so 40 minutes later we checked to find that they forgot they sent us to the bar. They did apologize.

We got a table which we were then boxed in by a large group. Seemed like they were more important as they got a lot of attention.

The food was decent, but not spectacular.

Overall the experience was ok. I was disappointed after the reviews I had read.

If you are looking for traditional Italian like an upscale Maggiano's, this is not the place for you.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Very good meal and excellent wait staff!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great place to get together with friends. Great service and we had time to visit and weren't rushed. Had a great time; good wine list. Fun time!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Waiter was fabulous as usual.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Super efficient service. We were there on Sunday few minutes before 6 pm and done with credit card payment by 6:45 pm. We had soup, appetizer and one entree split for two!

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Family lunch

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

went here for Thanksgiving. ordered from both the Thanksgiving specials menu and regular menu. Great; would recommend for holidays

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Very impressed with food, atmosphere and wait staff.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have never had a bad meal at Francesca's. It is a go to place when we are looking for great food and service. However, this time we had a 7:00pm reservation and didn't get our table until 40 minutes later. I will say that the manager on that night ( I am so sorry that I didn't get his name) did his very best to accommodate us. It is due to his attention that we will continue to go to and recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The staff was outstanding, especially our waitress Jennifer

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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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