Francesca's Vicinato

4.7
918 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
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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Sun 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Mon - Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM

What 918 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Francesca’s never disappoints. The food, wine, and service are always excellent. The salmon is the best in town.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

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?

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The Francesca's Vicinato never disappoints, always a great menu and the staff is phenomenal.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The food is always good! Very consistent and very good service. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Dinner was delicious!
Our server Holly was fantastic! She was one of the best servers we have had at Francesca’s! Hats off to Holly!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Service & Food was remarkable!!! This was my daughter birthday & the Manager & Staff did a awesome job!!! Food was stellar!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Dan was fabulous.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

I made a reservation for six and the manager, Mike? Was so nice and put us in the side room which was roomier. The good and the service was beyond reproach as usual

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

As always, Francesca’s delivers great food, great service, and great value.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Delicious gnocchi, cabernet and cappuccino for a casual date night. Although this was our first visit to this location, we have eaten at several of the "Mia Francesca family" restaurants and each one has been consistently superb. The service was excellent !

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We went to Francesca’s for Father’s Day. The food was excellent and we received a wonderful surprise. Dads ate free! We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Awesome food. Nice atmosphere. Busy and fun. People enjoying people. Great service. Gluten free menu too.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The date was Father's Day and also our grandchildren's birthday (twins). The dads eat free was an excellent treat for them and a sweet dessert for the birthday. Always accommodating. Our favorite restaurant!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Our waiter allowed us to deviate from the menu by allowing a different preparation of a fish dish or veal. How accommodating.

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2.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Linguine and clams were terrible. No flavor and very dry.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great food and service as usual!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The whitefish (Halibut), was excellent! The stuffed peppers with prosciutto and cheese was very good also.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Love this place. Always consist food and great service!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

2nd time in one week. We frequent your location once or twice per month. Never have been disappointed. Dan, our regular, waiter treats us well. He deserves a raise as he makes us feel like family. Also,....love his new shoes. Jack Craven

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Amazing food and great service. Would recommend this restruant for anyone who wants great Italaian food.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

My wife is an outstanding cook and very particular in our restaurant choices and even when there are so many fine restaurants on the south side, we always go back to Francesca’s The selections are wonderful, the staff is very helpful and really is good value and quality for your money.

We will miss Juan.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Our service was exceptional our server was remarkable he had a great attitude very helpful and catered to all our needs promptly & courteously. Will definitely come back in the near future.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

I've noticed the last six months or so that the music playing has been awful. When I was there this past Sunday it was Frank Sinatra- wonderful, relaxing and romantic. The other days I feel as if I'm in a bar(loud and obnoxious). It didn't use to be like that (customer for the last 12 years), so disappointing on most nights, but lovely on Sunday. Hoping the old music comes back. On an everyday basis in my car by the way, I listen to all types of music, but for dinner I want to relax!!! Lastly, servers such as Lauren, Tacho and Dan to name a few... AMAZING every visit!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great service by Lauren. It’s our local go-to

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

I’ve been to 3 locations for Francesca’s and I think this is my favorite! The ambiance and decor strike just the right balance. What impressed me the most is the willingness to accommodate for off-menu selections. For example, I’m pregnant and currently unable to tolerate red sauce. The waitress allowed me to customize my own dish, which was delicious! She presented all options to me and let me choose. A little bit into our meal the manager came around to check in, and I made sure to tell him how appreciative I was. I also feel it’s a characteristic of a high-quality establishment that the manager comes around to personally check on each table. We will definitely be dining there again!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Went to Francesca's for a girls night out to celebrate one of our b'days. The food was fantastic. I had the white fish with shrimp that was out of this world. The other three girls had salmond, and two of them had the veal piccata. Everybody raved about their food. They brought the birthday girl a "dirty sundae" for dessert which was really good!!!! Definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Its not a quiet intimate seating if your looking for that but it is really nice and the service, our server and the food was really great. Will definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The food and service were wonderful. Our server really went the extra mile to make my friend feel special on her birthday. Much appreciated.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great staff. Food is always good!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day dinner was great. Crowded but was seated immediately and food came very quickly. Enjoyable dinner. .

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went on Mothers Day and it was, of course mobbed. Even so, with reservation we got seated promptly and the service was surprisingly good, and we all enjoyed the quality of our dinners.
We will probably go back to see how it is on a quieter night.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had reservations because it was Mother’s Day. We were seated as soon as we arrived. Our server kept the food and drinks coming at a nice pace. Everyone enjoyed their food. My husband started with the wedge salad, and it was enough for 2 people. Overall it was a very good meal.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great time during a Mother’s day brunch!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

This is always my go to place for lunch or dinner. The food is always delicious! The service is always exceptional! .We are weekly customers for our takeout dinner on the weekend!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Food and service were good as always. Would recommend the special Tuesday offering.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Never disappointed when we go there. Food great, service great!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Always good, but tonight the food and service was excellent. Consistently good dining experience.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Lovely. Good food, attentive service.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

As always excellent service, outstanding food and the best French and Lemondrop Martinis EVER!

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