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Francesca's Tavola

4.5
1426 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Everyday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 394-3950
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gabriel Arista
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Catering
Francesca's Tavola offers large scale and small scale catering options. Please contact our restaurant for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Three blocks south of Northwest Highway
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Parking details
Complimentary valet service offered on the weekends.
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Public transit
Just a five minute walk from the Arlington Heights Metro Station
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.

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What 1426 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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YamYam (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This is really good restaurant. I like the linguine of this restaurant.

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michaeld (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Sunday afternoon early dinner...superb food, great waitstaff -- always -- never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Food is excellent here! They always have seasonal specials that are good choices.

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JimDi42 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Good food and great service.

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JakeB (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Everything was fantastic food, drinks, service all worth going and checking out!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The restaurant seemed to have overbooked reservations for valentines day. We were crammed into a two top that barely left room to pull the chair out on either side. Both me and my date were sitting with our backs against the parties behind each of us. This did not allow for great conversation since you could hear every table around you. With the restaurant being so busy- there were food runners, bus boys, and servers running around like crazy. This "chaos" took away from the overall ambience of the restaurant. Lastly, we had to wait in the cold/drizzle for valet to get our car. There was a line of people waiting to get their cars to leave.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentines Day dinner with my wonderful wife. One of our favorite Italian restaurants wonderful food and service. Mike was our waiter and had been before. He is Great. LOVE THIS PLACE

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bones (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always love Franchesca's :) Great gem in Arlington Heights

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent Valentine’s Day dinner. Good service and great food! I would definitely go back.

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pacificnw5 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Authentic food with a great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Great bar area. Only negative is the parking. Great for s date night, anniversary, birthday, special occasion. Will definitely be going back.

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Steve (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always great dining but understandably busy and crowded for Valentine's Day. Food and service were still good. Seemed like their were additional tables set up so noise level was high.

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higs4nrg (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day OT was able to get us a table on short notice, so we walked in and were immediately seated. Very knowledgable wait staff were at our side quickly and orders were served in superb sequence. Our food was excellent the atmosphere busy but not too loud a very nice date!

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RespectfulReviewer (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Starting with the good, the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. And the food was always at least average, with a few things really good. On the bad, they were entirely unprepared for Valentine's Day. We waited over an hour for our food, making us late for our after dinner plans, and the parking situation was absolutely awful (the valets were so overwhelmed they couldn't keep up, and they just left my keys in my car and the car unlocked in the parking lot). I respect that it was a busy night, and I'm sure everyone was trying their best, but even our server admitted they weren't prepared for Valentine's Day and they didn't even realize it was happening.

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MarSal (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food, great service. Enjoyed the whole experience!

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vipLaurenD (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I could not be more pleased with my first experience at the Arlington Heights location. We were there for our post-wedding luncheon with a few family members. We called ahead to see if there was a corkage fee for Champagne and although there was, they waived it for our special event! We received complementary apps and one dessert, and our server, Mike, was outstanding! We really felt like one of the family there and they were just an awesome team. Thanks for making our luncheon a great experience!

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