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Francesca's Vicinato

848 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date
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  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

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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Pick-up to full service catering options available.
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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.
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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 21 hours ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

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

SLKRMK (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Nice table location and good service

vipJames (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 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.

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

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.

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.

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

Excellent as always. The profiteroles are superb!

WesleyC (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great place and terrific food and unbelievable service.