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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Pasta al Pomodoro
Sauted in a cherry tomato sauce with garlic and fresh herbs
ladyfinger cookies, espresso, cocoa & mascarpone cream
Ravioli ai Spinaci
spinach-filled ravioli with a four-cheese sauce, spinach & a touch of tomato sauce
The tent was very pleasant! The menu seemed a bit more abbreviated than usual. I didn’t see a pasta dish that appealed to me, which was a surprise. Overall, we had a nice time and felt very comfortable with their safety protocols.
Francesca's Tavola is one of the best restaurants in the suburbs of Chicago. The food is excellent and the presentation is lovely. The staff is pleasant and hard working. This is one of my favorite restaurants!
Seated immediately and very friendly hosts and waiter. Received water, oil, cheese and warm bread immediately. Wonderful service and the food was excellent! The chef made something special for me that wasn't on the menu! Delicious! Love the outdoor tent and thanks for keeping 2 sides open! Will definitely return!
Really loved the outdoor dining at Francesca’s today. We’ve been many times before but have been cautious going anywhere over the past 6 months. We felt the right level of safety precautions were taken and had a comfortable, enjoyable experience! The food and service, as always, was fantastic. They even had some new menu items!
Service was good
The meal was so so and we felt a little over priced considering this
A little disappointing, but the server was attentive and the dining area was nicely set up
Excellent service and food. This is a nice restaurant in Arlington heights. The calamari was great and a large amount of it. The meatballs were great
Date night with my sister who just moved home.
The food is consistently outstanding and the service was just right. Our servers were friendly, knowledgeable and struck the right chord - attentive without being intrusive. Wonderful experience!
We went their for our wedding anniversary. Service was ok and food was subpar
Salmon dish is amazing! Our waiter was so helpful but not intrusive. We'll be back!
It was so enjoyable. A delightful experience. All aspects of the dinning at this restaurant was such a pleasant experience.
We are regulars at Francesca's Tavola, and as usual, were not disappointed. The staff was attentive, the food delicious, and every possible cleanliness precaution was in place. So grateful to have this wonderful neighborhood restaurant that never lets us down.
It was the same great service and great food dining outside!
Mario is a great waiter and always has good suggestions on the menu. Kudos to the restaurant for the way they are so Covid-19 safe!!!!
The food and service was excellent! We would highly recommend to anyone.
Good social distancing between indoor tables made for a great comfort level.
the service there is always the best! And the food is always wonderful. The ambience of being in the parking lot leaves a little to be desired, but they came out with a heater, so it worked out great!
Great nite . Amazing customer service. Kitchen was a little behind but the server and the manager stop by and apologize.
Great way to recover and keep the table going . Very impressed.
Our waitress tonight was awesome!! She was attentive without smothering and friendly to our 13month old son and got him some milk. I believe her name was Ivayla. She was fantastic!!
Great food . Great service. This place never disappoints, the whole family enjoyed themselves. Amazing starters, entree’s and desserts.
Dined outside. Had a wonderful waiter.
Always the best food, never lets me down! I didn't give 5 stars just due to the fact, I reserved an outside table online for XXpm - when I arrived they kept confusing me (3 separate times/two different people) with another guest who had a reservation - that shared my first name for the same time. Sadly I was told it would be 45 min for outside table as the other dinner with the same name (different last names) who wasn't even there yet had priority. Again I booked and requested an outdoor table when Opendoor asks your preference and offered to show him my confirmation of reservation. Due to the meal I was about to get, I accepted an indoor just to move on and eat. Next time, hopefully they honor the reservations. Outside of that the food was amazing as usual and perfect service.
It was a great experience and our server Daniel was awesome
We've always enjoyed Francesca's Tavola. The food is fantastic and service is top notch. They also have a great gluten free menu. For those of us with Celiac, this is one of my go to restaurants! They also will make anything you ask for as they have the ingredients. The cocktails are spectacular.
This was for my mother's 84th birthday - they made a chicken parm dish which wasn't on the menu and also brought dessert for the 4 of us. The food and service were fantastic.
My daughter and I had a delicious Francesca salad followed by a pasta with a tomato basil with fresh mozzarella. Lovely lunch! Great service too.
Great Place for Alfresco Dining. Tables were not too close - Food and service were great! Would definitely go again!
We were sitting outside which was pleasant. The wait staff was running back and forth serving food really fast. They definitely got their 10,000 steps in. Overall it was a pleasant experience. We found parking right there which was convenient.
Very disappointed in the food.
My food was good but my husband said his was really bad, I told him he should have said something to the wait staff. He prosciutto wrapped around fried Parmesian balls, it looked dry and was dry and tasted bad. We have been coming to Francesca since it opened in Arlington Hts, meals have always been.... not this time. Sorry can’t give you good review this time. We weren’t even ached “how the meal was”, seemed as if everyone was in a hurry.
Always an excellent experience at Mias. Been going for years and rarely disappoints.
We have been going to Francesca’s for many years and this is the first time I’ve ever sent my food back for lack of flavor. They made another dish but then put too much rosemary and it was really inedible but I just let it be. They still charged me for the uneaten dish. Not the best experience I’ve had at Francesca’s.
The food was outstanding but sitting outside under a tent in the parking lot was not ideal. They did their best in light of the Covid restrictions!
Great local gem! Must come back here!
We had a great evening, al fresco. Service was very good. Weather was wonderful
For an odd Wednesday night, we had a great evening. Good food, great service on all levels and the tent provided a cooler evening out than expected. Thanks for being my kitchen when I’m not in the mood to cook!
My first time trying the outdoor tent seating and was impressed with how well things were handled. The tent is large and well spaced with nice lighting and hanging flowers. The tables and chairs are all cleaned between uses. The server was pleasant and took our drink order quickly. The food was of the usual high quality one expects at this restaurant. (With the exception of the house salad which was poorly made - large veggies, limp lettuce and next to no dressing.) Our party was impressed with the hustle on the part of the staff - from the hostess to the cleaners - they were always in motion back and forth from inside. The only issue we had was after we received our dinners, our server never came back to offer us another cocktail or to refill our water glasses even. Otherwise, another good evening at a favorite destination.
All was very nice for outdoor dining through these times. Would go back and food is always consistently good.
Dining is currently outside due to Covid 19. Beautiful tent, white linens and great service.
Francesca's Tavola does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Francesca's Tavola is rated 4.7 stars by 2046 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.