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Francesca's Vicinato

4.6
876 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
Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Show Mom some Amore! Book your mother's day reservations with us today. Regular menu and specialty dishes will be offered.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 876 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our go to when we want to dinner with friends and want to be able to talk without shouting. Good food, love our waiter Dan...seems like we always get him...he is awesome.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Francesca's Vicinato is consistently great! I got the sea bass this time and I think it may be the best piece of fish I've ever had. Our server wasn't the best but he did a good job! This restaurant is such a great place to have in the neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We visit this restaurant a few times a month. As usual, everything was fantastic. I only decided to write this note because I noticed that Fox News was on the television in the bar area—and that was kind of disappointing. But otherwise, this is one of my favorite places to visit in the neighborhood. Very consistent—and tasty!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great Salmon paired with good service. The waiter made us feel welcomed and comfortable with drink and menu choices.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Servers and staff is always exceptional at this location. Over the top. Unfortunately, prices have gone up, pour levels have gone down, and the new GM is less than friendly. He doesn’t fit in at all and treats people poorly - unfriendly and cold.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food is delicious!!! Always fresh and the chef accommodates most requests. The wine/drinks are a bit pricey for the suburbs. The service is always terrific and friendly!! . I've been going here for the last few years and the food has never disappointed me!!!

I do wish they had better way to keep the overall air temp just a little more consistent (gets chilly inside in the winter)

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A great place for dinner, food and service are always excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great time

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner with both regular menu items and one from the list of specials. Our waiter was personable and knowledgeable of the wine list. Never felt rushed. Perfect evening!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always delicious!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The food was great! I had the ravioli because it was “ravioli day” and it was one of the specials. It was delicious, though I could have eaten a little more. Francesca’s is consistently good so it’s always a good bet. The tables are close together though and the place was packed, making it a little difficult to hear my friends.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great place to meet friends. Delicious food and great staff.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Went to Vicinato to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary - as always, the food was wonderful and our server, Rachel, was terrific! One of our very favorite places!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The place was hopping. We were there on St. Patrick’s Day, and Loyola was on the TV. Service was great, and food was good. We need to go back more often.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Good food , very nice waitress and staff

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and service once again

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Delicious, great service!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great waiter, Juan.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Staff always inviting and amazing ! Lauren has been my waitress for years, she is like family. Michael the manager, newer but doing a great job

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants! As usual dinner choices were excellent! It was hard to pick. All of our entrees were excellent! Servers were attentive, beverage choices were excellent! It was a very pleasant evening!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food was really good and presented nicely. The warm bread with oil was excellent. I would say a little expensive as compared to similar Italian restraunts, but the service was great and we enjoyed ourselves, nice.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent menu, Phenomenal Service and a pleasure to dine at.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Servers are awesome, professional and prompt. Food is great. For dessert, get the multiberry sorbet!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Went the anniversary special roll back
Thank you

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Enjoyed the Tilapia with spinach. Nice wine list also.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We always thoroughly enjoy our experience at this Francesca's location. Juan was our waiter and he is always very pleasant and accommodating. He even asks the chef for my special requests on a regular basis.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

consistently good service and food, would recommend

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Juan as always was the best. He made us feel special- his only table- while running around to make his other tables feel jut as special.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Nice table location and good service

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Excellent as always. The profiteroles are superb!

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Great place and terrific food and unbelievable service.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was delicious and the server was very attentive.

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