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Francesca's Vicinato, Palos Park, IL

Francesca's Vicinato

4.7
4.7
1507 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Francesca’s Vicinato is located in vibrant downtown Palos Park. A restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, rustic cooking, friendly service, and fair prices.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (708) 671-1600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Pick-up, delivery and on-site full service catering options available. Contact 708-671-1600 for more information
  • Private party facilities
    Francesca's Vicinato is the perfect place to host your private event! We have rooms that accommodate groups 15-125 for a semi-private or private event or up to 225 with use of the entire restaurant. For inquiries, contact 708-671-1600 or at miafrancesca.com.
  • Private party contact
    Shiri Nissim: (708) 671-1600 ext. 2
  • Neighborhood
    Palos Hills
  • Cross street
    131st St. and La Grange Rd.
  • Parking details
    Ample parking
  • Public transit
    Pace bus stops at La Grange Road and 131st <br />Metra station Palos Park 127th street and Orland Park 143rd street
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Mother's Day Buffet

    $58.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Join us for an unforgettable Mother's Day brunch experience featuring indulgent carving station and an array of mouthwatering options to delight your senses. Indulge in our egg station until 3 pm, offering a delightful array of cooked-to-order egg dishes. Later in the afternoon, savor the flavors of Italy with our action risotto station, serving up aged carnaroli rice served with selected seasonal ingredients. Whether you're craving succulent meats from our carving stations or the comforting allure of freshly made pasta, our Mother's Day brunch promises to be a culinary journey you won't soon forget. Reserve your table now and treat your Mom to a Mother's Day celebration filled with enjoyable & memorable moments. $58 ADULTS | $17 CHILDREN
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Offers

  • HAPPY HOUR 3PM-6PM

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 4:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    Happy Hour

What 1,507 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Best Service

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Neighborhood gem

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Great for fine wines

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Romantic

  • Southwest Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

1,507 Reviews
  1. WinB

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an enjoyable, delicious experience. Service was top notch, the Italian sweet cherry margarita, yum, and the salmon is scrumptious. Thank you!
    Francesca's VicinatoResponded today
    Hey WinB, We're overjoyed to hear that you had an enjoyable experience at Francesca's Vicinato! It's great to hear that our Italian sweet cherry margarita and salmon fresca (my personal favorite) hit the mark for you. Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  2. BrettN

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My first time visiting and I'm glad I did. We were out with friends, and everyone enjoyed the dinner. The wine was great as was my pork chop dinner. I didn't have dessert, but the lemon torte sounded enticing. The service was outstanding. We will be back.
    Francesca's VicinatoResponded 2 days ago
    Hey Brett, We're absolutely delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful experience on your first visit! It's fantastic to know that you and your friends enjoyed the dinner, wine, and service. We'll be eagerly looking forward to your return! Thank you for choosing our restaurant and for taking the time to share your feedback! Sincerely, -Francesca's Vicinato Team

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  3. Gogomanvou

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. This little spot in the southwest suburbs is my go to for last minute dinner plans.
    Francesca's VicinatoResponded today
    Thanks for the feedback, Gogomanvou! We're thrilled to hear that Francesca's Vicinato is your go-to spot for last-minute dinner plans. It's wonderful to know that our food and service met your expectations. We noticed that you rated us lower on value, and we appreciate this suggestion as we always strive to provide the best for our guests. We're always looking for ways to improve and your feedback is invaluable to us. We hope to see you again soon!

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  4. AdrienneF

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We dine at Francesca's often. The food at this lunch was just ok. Quality seems to have gone down.
    Francesca's VicinatoResponded on April 2, 2024
    Dear AdrienneF, Thank you for your feedback and for being a valued patron of Francesca's. We're sorry to hear that your recent lunch experience didn't meet your expectations. Maintaining consistent quality is of utmost importance to us, and we're disappointed to learn that we fell short on this occasion. We take your comments seriously and will be addressing them with our culinary team to ensure that we deliver the exceptional dining experience you've come to expect from us. We appreciate your continued support and hope to have the opportunity to impress you again in the future. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly if there's anything else we can do to enhance your experience. Thank you again for sharing your thoughts. Sincerely, Francesca's Vicinato Team

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  5. AmyD

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here many many times. Updated menu is good. We loved the chicken francese!!

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  6. Linda

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, cocktails, and meals. We will be back!

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  7. DaveF

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met a friend for lunch. A little pricey but great food and great service. Had Salmon Pomadoro and the salmon was cooked perfect

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  8. JohnH

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service got slower and slower as night went on and restaurant got busier. Started out great but wine took a long time to arrive, dessert never came even 3o minutes after finishing coffee. Gave up and had server cancel the order and we left. Very, very disappointing. This is one of our favorite places and this was the worst experience we ever had here. Seems like they took more reservations than the wait staff and kitchen could handle. Hopefully they can get this situation under control.

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  9. mcor

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing and Miguel was great!! Very responsive and attentive.

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  10. Vondale

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OMG the reviews don’t lie great price service was perfect, food was ready in a timely manner and it was amazing. This will be our new regular spot. Highly recommend

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistantly awesome, for the party of 11 attending to celebrate a birthday

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tacho is the best and we appreciated the attention of the manager.

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  13. EllaS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was delicious, we loved the food, the service and the atmosphere. Celebrating our son’s birthday and everything was perfect. Thank your for a wonderful evening.

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  14. MichaelL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places to dine. We brought my 91 year old mother with us, and the wait staff was great helping her get seated. Service and food were excellent as always

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  15. Margaret

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and friendly service. Delicious food with excellent presentation.

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  16. DonnaH

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience. Food impeccable. Service was exquisite! Can’t wait to bring my next party.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Lauren was wonderful. Friendly,helpful ,always had a great smile on her face. We are frequent diners there and will ask for her again!!!!!!!!

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  18. CaroleO

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful! Food was delicious…service was outstanding! Lauren was our waitress and she was excellent in every way, helped us with the specials, gave us the appropriate amount of time, never rushed us and yet was always there when she was needed. Great personality and great service! Lovely evening overall!

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  19. ReneeW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating a birthday! The server was very polite and attentive. Food was very good! Desert was amazing!

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  20. KathleenO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were outstanding. Will definitely be back.

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  21. CHRISTINEK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was outstanding along with the food, which was great.

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  22. LindaP

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I dined at Francesca's last night. The food was fantastic as well as the service. We started with the meatball appetizer and a risotto dish before dinner. My husband ordered the short rib special for Valentine's Day, and I had the Chicken Milanes. Both were delicious!!! Can't wait to go back.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service. Good food. Not to loud. Would go back again.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My server was amazing! Food was pretty good, my side was not the best bang for my buck though.

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  25. Vicki

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience for our anniversary celebration. The food was delicious and affordable.

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  26. Tradition

    Chicago

    319 reviews

    4.0

    319 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice table, very good food and friendly atmosphere. Wish servers (at all restaurants) would kindly pour each glass of wine when a bottle is at the table. Those fine glasses are expensive, and if we are going to tip 20% on that bottle, a little help with the pour so we don't accidently break them would seem reasonable.

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  27. Paul

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, dinner is excellent at this restaurant, specials menu had a terrific lobster pasta dinner try it you'll like it.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Lights were too high. Need some separation between tables. Dividers of some type. More privacy. I don’t need to hear other patrons conversations or them hearing ours.

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  29. Berlap

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and the food was amazing. This was our anniversary, and the server went out of her way to make our dinner extra special. Rios were cooked to perfection. I can’t thank you enough for such a wonderful evening.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at a high top. Our waitress was the bartender. She was great!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It one of our favorite restaurants! Great food and will even make dishes off the menu. Awesome service and drinks. We are regulars there!

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  32. SandraB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, deliciois food & they spoiled us as we just got engaged.

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  33. JimQ

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Francesca Vicinato is the best Italian restaurant in every way. The food is outstanding and the service is exceptional.

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  34. SusanA

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favorite Francesca's to dine at. Food is spectacular. Dee was extremely attentive as well as the rest of the staff.

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  35. Judy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Food, service, ambiance; all were excellent.

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  36. Patrick

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice local restaurant with quality food and excellent service.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for the nice touch of dessert to celebrate a birthday

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  38. DanielRowan

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was very good. We were very happy with everything. Always enjoy Francesca’s.

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  39. TheRealFoody1

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tacho was an excellent waiter and gave us excellent suggestions. Thank you!

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  40. AKB10

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as usual Our server Martina and associate Juan were the Best

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FAQs

Francesca's Vicinato offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 671-1600.

Francesca's Vicinato is rated 4.7 stars by 1507 OpenTable diners.

Francesca's Vicinato does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Francesca's Vicinato

12960 South LaGrange Rd., Palos Park, IL 60464

Additional information

  • Cross street
    131st St. and La Grange Rd.
  • Neighborhood
    Palos Hills
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Ample parking
  • Public transit
    Pace bus stops at La Grange Road and 131st Metra station Palos Park 127th street and Orland Park 143rd street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (708) 671-1600
  • Catering
    Pick-up, delivery and on-site full service catering options available. Contact 708-671-1600 for more information
  • Private party facilities
    Francesca's Vicinato is the perfect place to host your private event! We have rooms that accommodate groups 15-125 for a semi-private or private event or up to 225 with use of the entire restaurant. For inquiries, contact 708-671-1600 or at miafrancesca.com.
  • Private party contact
    Shiri Nissim: (708) 671-1600 ext. 2
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