Francesca's Vicinato

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$30 and under
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Italian
Francesca’s Vicinato is the 12th addition to the Francesca's Restaurant Group. Open since July 2003, Francesca's Vicinato brings to Palos Park, and the surrounding areas, a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

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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Sun 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Mon - Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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JO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Francesca's! Only sad they no longer serve creme brulee!

TO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dan’s recommendations were once again fantastic. Sea Bass was outstanding. He reminded us of the wine we had last time that we really enjoyed. Great experience

d
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy coming here for dinner, many good memories here

R
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I seriously forgot how delicious their warm salads and pasta are. The desserts...decadent. The service...excellent with classy and knowledgeable wait staff.

LJ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, acknowledged our anniversary and gave us a complimentary dessert which was very nice. Definitely would go back.

C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always quality

c
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tavoli fixe prix meal was superb as always. Scrumptious food and extraordinary wait staff. This is the only restaurant in the southwest suburbs that never disappoints.

DG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time excellent food and Daniel our waiter was the best he’s one of the reasons we return he is so welcoming, gracious and well informed about menu choices

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food and best service as always!

LB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

b
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding food and kind knowledgeable servers small place atmosphere would go again

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great as always!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing as always!! He is friendly and always talks to my elderly mom who is a regular at this Francesca’s. The food was delicious as always! The staff and management of this restaurant are excellent!! Always a pleasure to dine here!!

DH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful as usual. From the wait staff to the ambiance to the delicious food. Never a disappointment.

OT
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Birthday dinner with my family. Goff is very good . I did not give the ambience four stars. Not a very relaxing atmosphere. The restaurant is a little small and tight... felt a little on top of other patrons. Crowd was a bit stuffy . We did not have to wait long for our food but our server was a aloof and not entirely friendly.
Overall good fairly priced Italian food , served in a timely manner. Wish overall ambiance was less stuffy and more comfortable.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and food was delicious

AA
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great! The service, the food was amazingly good. They truly cater to our palate by preparing some dishes according to our favorite way. It was a birthday party for us and it was better than we anticipated. We'll definitely plan on going back soon.

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for a late lunch date. Bread was a bit on the stale side. Pasta was very al dente possibly undercooked. Risotto was good. Will try again for the dinner menu but not for a while.

SD
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tacho is one of the best servers Francesca’s has the good fortune to employ. He is thoughtful, insightful, fun & genuine. Tracey is a great bartender. She is unobtrusive, knows when to approach and talk & when to step back and observe. That’s a true talent. She reads people and situations extremely well. Bravo!

K
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There were 6 adults in our group. We all had the "evening special " of Chilean Sea Bass which was recommended by our waitress. All six of us loved it! It had great unique flavor and was a generous piece of fish . The drinks were full to the top and tasty as well. The desserts were unique and attractive. We truly enjoyed our dining experience. We will return for another tasty meal.

LO
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. We come here when we want to go on a date night locally. We get take out from here on a weekly basis. If you can’t tell we Love this place. Food is always delicious! The entire staff that we have direct contact with are fantastic. See you soon!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food and service!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was delicious- from the warm bread, to the delicious salad to the main course.

M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good from our server Crystal and the girl that brought us bread to the fabulous food. We love Franscecas!

J
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I come here often, I know many of the staff and am never disappointed! The music selections have been my complaint for quite some time. I do not wish to go to an Italian restaurant to sit down and relax as I enjoy my meal and hear pop music. Finally, the other night we were back to the oldies but goodies of Frank Sinatra and the likes! Now don’t get me wrong I love pop music, just not at dinner when I’m trying to relax! !

S
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Very slow service

AF
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was mediocre. Birthday party was forgotten by staff after several reminders. Our desserts came with no candle. They spilled sauce from a chicken dish down my white pants and Never said sorry. Not going here again. Big disappointment.

r
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service from Carlos. Never felt rushed, especially when we told him we wanted to take our time with ordering and eating. He made sure my friend’s meal order was exactly how she requested. Other staff very friendly.

CP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently a favorite place for me. You are greeted like family, the service is extraordinary and the food phenomenal. This is not to be missed. Always an exceptional dining experience at Francesca’s Vicinato. And I co-hosted a luncheon for 30 at this location...the family style served luncheon was amazing and everyone present loved it. I highly recommend this restaurant!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crystal our waitress was so much fun. She made our dinner very enjoyable!!!!

DG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good was excellent. Service was very good. Noise level was a bit high.

MW
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal!

D
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The halibut special with the corn salad was wonderful. Both lasagnas were fantastic.

B
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

The restaurant is very clean and inviting. The staff was excellent. However, are seating was terrible. We were seated near a service station and servers were constantly bumping into our table. The special $10 lasagne was awful. The portion was very small and tasteless.

SD
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Service!!Rich is an amazing manager. Juan was our table attendant and he is so attentive. Lauren was our server and she did a great job! It is our favorite restaurant!

JE
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service! Our waiter Dan was excellent — very knowledgeable about the wine, specials and food overall. All his suggestions were spot on! Even brought us samples of wine before choosing. Food was delicious, too!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience...with great food, service, & company you can't go wrong!

PV
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a wonderful birthday celebration at Francesca’s with my husband. Richard, the host, was friendly and attentive. Tacio, our waiter, was just as attentive and friendly which made our dinner enjoyable. Service was excellent. The halibut was outstanding! Thanks for a wonderful dining experience. Already made another reservation for Lunch with my sister and friend.

KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was outstanding, as usual. Server was attentive without hovering. Manager checked in on us as well. Overall very enjoyable.

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