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Francesca's Vicinato

4.5
848 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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 area 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 three concepts across 33 locations and four states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 23 Francesca’s Restaurants, five Davanti Enoteca, and five Glazed and Infused locations.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Monday & Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday : 4:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(708) 671-1600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mario Lopez
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Catering
Pick-up to full service catering options available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
131st St.
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Parking details
Ample parking with complimentary valet on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Public transit
Pace bus stops at La Grange Road and 131st
Metra station Palos Park 127th street and Orland Park 143rd street
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Special events & promotions
3 rooms to choose from 20-250 guests for private dinning.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Francesca's Vicinato is the perfect place to host your private function. We have rooms that can accommodate groups 15-125 for a semi-private or private event or up to 225 in the entire restaurant.

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What 848 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants. We've never had a bad experience. Food / service / atmosphere
always fabulous!!

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SLKRMK (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Nice table location and good service

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vipJames (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

A wonderful meal. The veal was outstanding and the branzino was very good. Profiteroles were delicious and the bombolini were very tasty. Service spot on. A delightful evening

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Took server/bus staff a while to attend to us, had to ask hostess to send someone over - also had to ask 3x for water to be brought to table. Not much ambiance to speak of, and crowded - wait staff probably bumped my chair well over a dozen times with No apology. That being said, they prepared a salmon dish with wilted spinach that wasn't on current menu which was quite good, and my friends rigatoni with sausage was also really good. If the wait staff and logistics of the space could improve, we'd go more frequently, however the Frankfort location is the better option.

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CourtneyB (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I was severely disappointed. I came for Valentine’s Day with a reservation at 7:30. I had to wait 15 minutes to be seated which I was fine with because they were packed and I understand, but after we were seated at 7:45 a waiter didn’t come to our table until 8:30. I think that was rediculous. I had my 80 year old grandmother with me who doesn’t like to eat really late and night which is why my reservation was scheduled at 7:30 and we didn’t get served our main dish until after 9pm....not because the food took long, but because our server came To the table to ask what we wanted to drink at 8:30. On top of that it was an absolute icebox in there...we ate with our winter jackets on and it wasn’t the Valentine’s Day experience we were hoping for. It was extremely loud with people in the dining area getting beligerantly drunk and obnoxious and there was like weird 80s dance music playing. Not what I was expecting since I came last year and had such a nice evening. I don’t know what happened but I made a mistake choosing This restaurant on Valentine’s Day. It wasn’t worth my money

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ChuckieFlo (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a very busy night, but we were promptly seated. The food was remarkable. The tastiest mussels appetizer ever, warm fresh bread with olive oil. The fillet medallions melted in my mouth. My wife's salmon was also outstanding. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Good food as always, sketchy service but it was a holiday and they were slammed.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent as always. The profiteroles are superb!

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WesleyC (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great place and terrific food and unbelievable service.

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Nottoofinicky (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent food and a really wonderful experience. We enjoyed the birthday event. The service was attentive and helpful. Our party had fish, bruschetta, ceaser salad, pasta. All were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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JoanneP (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was delicious and the server was very attentive.

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vipScottFalcone (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Normally a good meal and not much has changed. Chicken Limone was a bit dry this time, but nothing awful and they were very good about addressing it. Would continue to return.

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vipcait (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Still my fav- best food and service in the southwest suburbs

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vipFrancis7 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful, the management stepped up on a very busy night
Excellent food
Very personable
Great food presentation

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Very slow paced enjoyable dinner with great atmosphere.

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maya8501 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Waiter was absolutely awesome. Food was GREAT. Parents really enjoyed their anniversary.

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Ralph (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

I personally am not a fan of the food but my wife loves it. The place is nice service is good it’s close to home but I like the food better at other Italian restaurants

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was cold when presented to the table. Ordered twin petite filets. Only took one bite. Informed waiter and when they brought me a new plate of warm food they only gave me half of my order with 1 filet and a very small dollop of potatoes. Asked the waiter where my other “twin petite filet” was and he said he would have the kitchen make one and bring it out. By this time everyone was done eating. Not a good experience! Felt short changed on my meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Saturday night dinner with hubby. Great food, great service. Love this restaurant. Definitely make a reservation!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Good food, unfortunately it was slow to get out of the kitchen, unusual for them.

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slabo (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Service and food were excellent. Would dine here again.

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food4thought (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Met with friends for a delightful evening. The food was delicious, it always is. The service was amazing. The server was attentive but not overbearing.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

It was our anniversary tonight on New Years Eve. They were packed and running behind. They couldn't find our reservation, until I pointed it out. We waited for about 15 minutes to be seated. Couldn't even get a drink at the bar. Service was slow, food was slow, we were crammed together next to other tables so that you couldn't have a private conversation. They were definitely over booked. We've had lots of great dinners here before. We've also come on our Anniversary before, and it was never this crazy. We would go somewhere else, but it's a sentimental favorite because they catered our wedding on New Year's Eve, so we like to go back on our anniversary.

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vipGelderland (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I have been to this restaurant more than a dozen times but I would never go there again on New Years Eve. They over crowded the restaurant and we were actually sitting at a folding table. The waiter was inattentive and he never even came by to ask if we needed another drink or how we liked our meal. I understand it was a busy night, but that should all be taken into consideration by management when they planned for the evening. Other wait staff , at nearby tables, weren’t having the same problems so it was definitely the waiter. Where the waiter slacked off, the busboy was terrific. When the food arrived some of it was hot and other items cool. I just think the restaurant tried to cram in too many people that night which is unfortunate since they usually do a great job.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We love this place good food and service!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year eve

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

What a wonderful meal for NYE!

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Clair (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was a short wait on a busy New Year's Eve and was delivered piping hot. Excellent rigatoni and sausage and rice risotto.
The only draw back was the restaurant was filled with an older crowd and the music was geared towards the younger crowd who shopped in a clothing shop. It would of been so nice if they would if had more relaxing dinner music to make this dinner experience better. Most of the servers working there are young and it seems they had the music on for them instead of the paying customers of this cute restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Great Italian restaurant with excellent imaginative menu. The service is always excellent too. Wine comes in two size glasses as well as bottle. Fun specials during the week.

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