Francesca's Tavola

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$30 and under
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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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KarenP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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CharlesR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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JackieK
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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DebbieR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

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jackt
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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daniellea
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my sister who just moved home.

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BarbaraM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We went their for our wedding anniversary. Service was ok and food was subpar

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JoannL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon dish is amazing! Our waiter was so helpful but not intrusive. We'll be back!

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Nick
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so enjoyable. A delightful experience. All aspects of the dinning at this restaurant was such a pleasant experience.

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BethA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Tikki60
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was the same great service and great food dining outside!

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SteveSkoDines
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!

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BrianS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! We would highly recommend to anyone.

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Mombuys
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good social distancing between indoor tables made for a great comfort level.

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susang
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

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.
Great job

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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SbfromPalatine
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food . Great service. This place never disappoints, the whole family enjoyed themselves. Amazing starters, entree’s and desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined outside. Had a wonderful waiter.

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viploveitorhateit
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipKathyPM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and our server Daniel was awesome

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vipDavidB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KathyS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipLISAC
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipGlinda53
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place for Alfresco Dining. Tables were not too close - Food and service were great! Would definitely go again!

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Hasa1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very disappointed in the food.

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viptraveler41
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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vipLovetheviews
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience at Mias. Been going for years and rarely disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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Peridot
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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!

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vipLESLIE
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local gem! Must come back here!

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BarreP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great evening, al fresco. Service was very good. Weather was wonderful

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vipMarieB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!

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vipMarieB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

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DenaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was very nice for outdoor dining through these times. Would go back and food is always consistently good.

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vipBettyc
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining is currently outside due to Covid 19. Beautiful tent, white linens and great service.

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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.

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