Francesca's Vicinato

4.8
1462 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
*UPON ARRIVAL, PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR VECHILE AND CALL THE RESTAURANT, AS OUR HOST STAND AND WAITING AREA ARE CLOSED. PLEASE WEAR A MASK TO BE SEATED.
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.

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, Davanti Enoteca, Disotto, Fat Rosie’s, Hillgrove Tap.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipJulie
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You know how, every once in a while, you get that perfect dinner experience? Yeah, well, Francesca's Vicinato made that happen for us Sunday afternoon. Now that we're vaccinated and able to enjoy dining out again, we spent our weekend doing just that. And we had a great time at all the places we visited. But it was Francesca's Vicinato that truly made it special. There wasn't a "one thing" that did it, it was the culmination of everything. The restaurant was taking covid protocols seriously and I like that. They even took our temperature upon arrival. Our server, Rachel, was absolutely awesome. She seemed as happy to be at work there as we were to be dining there and her enthusiasm was infectious. We enjoyed carpaccio as an appetizer and then I had scallops while my husband had salmon. The sauce in my dish was so amazing I wanted to lick the plate. No worries, I didn't, but it was a close call ;)
Everything was absolutely delightful and although we've always had good meals at this restaurant, this time the food, the ambiance, and the service combined to provide a truly stellar experience. Highly recommended.

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vipKathyD
Pittsburgh
33 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner!

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MiaDVC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food!

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ShaG
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went because of the gluten free menu. The menu choices were plenty.

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Debbie
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! The food was fresh. Our waiter was very efficient and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress and staff were amazing. Food was very tasteful

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME FIND!!! My husband and I were looking for a local Italian restaurant and we found Francesca’s while searching the “open Table “ app. We looked at the menu, the location and the comments and were immediately convinced that we should select this establishment for our dinner date. Let me tell you, this eatery did not disappoint. Parking was close by, the hostess and the wait staff were very cordial, and the restaurant manager, Beth, was simply delightful. She made sure that our table seating, wine, and food selections met our expectations...and they did! Hubby ordered the seafood pasta special and I had the mahi-mahi special! Yum-Yum. Our mail arrived quickly and was piping hot when it was placed on the table! The chef made certain that both these dishes looked delectable, and again, these two dishes did not disappoint! We both highly recommend Francesca‘s Vicinato for your dining experience…and, Beth, the restaurant manager, will make sure you enjoy your dining experience at her establishment! We will again at Francesca’s Vicinato in the near future. Bon Appetit!

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FlorenceR
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love going to Francesca's but have not been there this past year because of Covid. I went back for dinner Tuesday and it was wonderful, the food was the best and our server Dan who has been our server other times is great. He is very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable about all the food. Can't wait until you open all the time

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vipcait
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy my favorite restaurant is back! Although I did do carry out and tent dining it just wasn't the same experience. Lauren was our server and did a great job. The food was delicious as usual. I don't know how Dan recognized us, masks and all, after a year-he must have super powers.

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steveu
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great wine, quality food. Good social distancing. Temp checks of staff and guests. Felt safe dining there, even in the midst of COVID.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining-in during the pandemic. The restaurant did a wonderful job at social distancing. This made us feel very comfortable with our decision to venture out again.

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vipRenaS
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Alternate menu items available on request. Dan is a great server, and it wasn’t easy because we were a table of 8. He was very attentive.

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vipPawra
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food is always excellent. This time, though, the mussels with tomato sauce had very little sauce. We asked for additional sauce and it was rectified immediately.

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BarryB818
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always outstanding food and service. Good to see it busy again. They could use a few more servers. Miguel was super but overloaded.

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vipCheers
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Very long service time while seated at a high top table in the bar. And when did the trend of calling all female customers, "Mamas" start?

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! A really enjoyable experience!

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JackieM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious the service was awesome.!

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CraigC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

dining experience was great. waiter seemed to rush us a little. food was excellent.

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LisaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, the service was excellent! We will be back.

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MARVEL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SERVICE AND FOOD WERE, AS THEY ALWAYS ARE, REALLY VERY, VERY GOOD. WE ARE NEVER DISAPPOINTED WHEN WE DINE AT FRANCESCA'S VICINATO.

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vipShannonB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can we talk about the FOOD! Wow! 4 of us ordered four different dishes and they were all EXCELLENT!
The lasagna was especially delicious- with the homemade marinara on it. I totally recommend! Our server was wonderful. Very accommodating. This place never disappoints! We are happy to bring our business here, and support them!

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vipDamlakegirl
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff! Cocktails great too

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WhiskeyAng
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I have been to Francesca's. The food was excellent, the service was excellent. I had several Scilian Manhattans they were outstanding as were the mussels we had for an appetizer and the entrees. Don't hesitate to book a table at Francesca's on 135th. You won't be disappointed.

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vipElaina
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food! However, people at the table next to us were extremely loud. Not the restaurants fault but we could barely have a conversation. Not sure if it’s just how sound travels within the restaurant but it was annoying.

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JillE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious food, and fantastic service. We enjoyed sitting safely outside, the ambience/decor in the tent is (as expected) a bit lacking, but it was warm! Outside of that, we really enjoyed our dining experience and will be back soon!

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MaraO
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice Place, delicious food, waitress was very nice!

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JoeT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As is normally the case, the food and service was excellent. It was our first time back since the Covid lockdown, and we remembered just how much we missed Francesca's.

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CarlB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Enough room between tables and our temp was taken when we entered the restaurant. Very impressed with the whole operation.

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vipJohnnycat66
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sat in the tent outside on a recent warm evening this past Monday. Patrick the GM took extra care of us by setting up multiple heat lamps for my mom and I. He was excite about some new additions to the menu and went through them thoroughly with us. The server was great and attentive (like always there) and the Chilean Sea Bass was absolutely delicious. It melted in your mouth. Of course we will be back!

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vipFineDine
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a well-prepared meal, with a varied menu from week to week. Fresh ingredients complement the flavors created by the chef. Service is friendly and attentive and not overbearing. Our favorite restaurant for a relaxing meal after a hectic day!

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vipJuls49
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Lauren is an amazing server. Lauren is always kind and willing to do whatever it takes to ensure good service. The kitchen however lately is hit or miss. Some focus should be placed on that by restaurant management.

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michaels
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan is the greatest! Never fails to deliver exceptional service!
Juan too!!

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MilkensMama
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waiter. Great food.

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BarbaraP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dine-in experience in nearly a year. It met our high expectations in every way. The tables were appropriately spaced, we were seated immediately, our server was available as soon as we were seated - he even asked if he could bring a glass of my favorite chardonnay. The food was excellent - salmon and chicken francese - at throwback prices even. How nice that our first experience out was such a good one. We'll be back soon!

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GinaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was outstanding. Highly recommend

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vipJANETP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Food and service were both excellent. They acknowledged our anniversary celebration with a free dessert. We can’t wait to go back!

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MarianneL
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Our server was very nice, but we had to flag her down when we needed anything because she never checked on us. I ordered a glass of wine that never came. Overall, a lively evening and delicious meal.

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CME5
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Service was poor. Social distancing between tables was horrible, maybe three feet, but not even close to six feet.

FAQs

Francesca's Vicinato does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Francesca's Vicinato also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 671-1600.

Francesca's Vicinato is rated 4.8 stars by 1462 OpenTable diners.

Francesca's Vicinato does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://frg.securetree.com/Gift-Cards/eGift-Card/.

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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