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Date
Sun, 5/27
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9:00 PM
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Francesca's Vicinato

4.6
892 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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What 892 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great night out for an Anniversary dinner. Our server Juan was very knowledgeable and helpful in navigating the menu. Beet salad was 4 stars, Cod entrée was phenomenal! Wine selections were plentiful and reasonably priced. Dessert offerings were super as well with a basic crème brulee with fresh berries and a vanilla gelato hazelnut sundae closing out our evening. Can't wait to go back to this south suburban gem...

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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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