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.
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
Metra station Palos Park 127th street and Orland Park 143rd street
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.View Private Dining Details
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Gather your friends and family and join us on Thanksgiving Day! We will serve traditional Thanksgiving dishes alongside our full dinner menu.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
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Sun 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Mon - Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Have been dining here for years however getting very bored with the same menu. Need more specials and variety.
Every time we dine at Francesca Vicinato, we are very pleased. The food is consistently delicious, the atmosphere is fun and pleasant, and the service is outstanding.
Never disappointed when my friends and I dine at Francesca’s! Food is always delicious!
The waiter was inattentive, we waited an hour and a half before he took our order. I had to get up and head to bar myself to purchase additional bottles of wine. It was a large party and the only person who was exceptional was the bus boy.
We appreciate the delicious, fresh fish and top-notch service we always get at Francesca's Vicinato. Be sure to order a martini -- they are all superb. We decided to try a different appetizer -- Prosciutto e Melone -- and we were not disappointed. It was a wonderful combination of sweet (cantaloupe) and savory on our palates. For our entrees, we ordered Linguine alla Genovese and Salmone alla Fresca. The first entree had melt-in-your-mouth, tender sea scallops, shrimp that was cooked perfectly, mixed with steamed potatoes and string beans, and a tomato basil-pine nut pesto that made the al-dente linguine divine. The second entree consisted of 3 pieces of moist, grilled salmon with tomatoes, avocado, red onions, olive oil, basil and lemon over grilled asparagus, which was equally amazing. For dessert, we ordered our usual mugs of Francesca's smooth Italian coffee with the Budino di pane e banane. Loved its crisp, caramelized bananas with the banana chocolate chip bread pudding, topped with banana fudge gelato, caramel and chocolate sauce. We couldn't finish our entrees because there was so much on each plate, so we asked for them to be wrapped-up and we took them home. Francesca's Vicinato is one of our most favorite restaurants for special occasions, because we know we will love whatever we choose on their menu.
Always top notch food and service. Comfortable and congenial surroundings.
Meet friends for dinner. A little noisy small place tight seating but good was great
Food was sub par. Disappointing Service amount of time to waited on and served ...too long. Had 6;30 reservation on Open Table was not seated until 6:50 when there open tables available. The reservation station was unorganized!
Service was outstanding. Food good. Only complaint was the loud 80's music.
The food isn’t as good as some of the other Francesca locations.
The food was delicious!!! Excellent atmosphere. Friendly, attentive service. Wish I had tried this play years ago, but now that we've tried it, will certainly be back!
Great experience for our group of 8
Our server Michelle she was great. She made our evening. She was attentive, friendly, very nice and service was impeccable.
I went there expecting a better selection on the menu.. it was lacking in a Southern Italy type of menu. Didn't care too much for the selection. A little more of vegetable called tomato would be nice.. I'm not too keen wth the Northern Italy food on the menu. Please, please try to be a little less creative in your menu items.
Average food. Expected more "Italian " dishes. 1/3 of the menu devoted to pizza
Excellent food. Took out server 15 minutes to even take our drink order. Another 20 minutes for appetizer order. Wasn’t really busy but they definitely could use a couple more server
Alittle on the pricey side, but food was absolutely delicious. Would definitely go back for special occasion.
Usually very good food but this time was a disappointment. The mussels were not fresh and some stank. The gluten free rigatoni was bland. Otherwise very good gluten free calamari and roast chicken
The service has really gone down! So slow, no one to pick up dirty dishes, or refill water. I’ve been frequenting this location since it’s opening, and this is the worst it’s ever been. Will definitely find a new place. So sad with the decline.
Wonderful service, they make our whole family feel comfortable and special!
Always a great experience and the staff is always amazing. Rachel was our server and she was phenomenal. We have a special needs daughter and Rachel treated her with great respect.
Awesome service and food as always! Great waitress!
The food was delicious as usual. Yacht our waiter was awesome as usual . Francesca’s continues to be very consistent as far as service and quality.
We go here quite a bit. Always a good night, but dinner was mixed on this visit.
Pleasantly surprised. I was last there about seven years ago and did not care for food. That was why I avoided restaurant. Am glad I went this last time as t was a very good experience.
Our server Dan, was phenomenal! He provided just the right amount of attention and provided great conversation. Oh, and the food was great too!
Always enjoy Francesca’s. The beet salad special Fri night was delicious! Food is always good.
Our server was excellent. The food was delicious. I would go back again.
As usual, great food, excellent service. Especially love the salmon with avocado and tomato, the house salad, and desserts (to split, of course)! Tried the watermelon salad with feta, ham and honey - wonderful!
We always have a great meal here. The service is attentive not crowded and rushed. E enjoyed their fish and veal selections
Service was perfect. I am sorry I forgot our servers name. Nice young man. Food was great. No leftovers.
Migal our waiter was way too busy to take care of us. Wish Juan still worked there.
We've been coming here for many years and have always had a great meal.
Great, as always! Our “go to” place to eat locally.
Francesca"s Vicinato is our favorite restaurant. It combines the combination of great food and excellent friendly service.
Our Server was wonderful! Great food,but like other Francesca’s cramped dining space. Man sitting behind me had to stand up from his chair so that I could pull my chair out and stand.
Francesca’s never disappoints. The food, wine, and service are always excellent. The salmon is the best in town.
Okay so no this isn’t a computer because this is a five star rating but I went with my parents and the food was really good. I enjoyed it so much and they did follow every request we had about anything. My mom did have one minor complaint but who doesn’t?