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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/17
Time
8:00 PM
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Booked 8 times today

Franchesco's

4.6
726 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date (25)
  • Romantic (21)
Beauty, Innovation, and culinary perfection, only begin to describe Franchesco’s Ristorante. A new generation of Salamone’s and a finely tuned management and wait-staff ensemble, promise to deliver on our customers’ demanding expectations. Our continued strive towards excellence, will only ensure our ability to grow our Franchesco’s Ristorante family.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4:30pm-9:00pm Friday & Saturday 4:30pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(815) 229-0800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
McFarland Rd
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Parking details
Valet Parking Available
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 726 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I went for dinner the atmosphere was great our server was very polite. The service was very slow and the food was just ok. I would probably not go back again unless it was for the front bar which was nice.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We both enjoyed our dinner right from the start. The Saracco Moscato was so enjoyable, fruity and sweet, just what I wanted. The bread with Parmesan and garlic that you dip in their Italian garlic oil was so yummy I wanted more, but had to leave room for the main course. The Valentine’s Dinner for Two with Lobster tails, a 12 oz Filet, Asparagus, Carrots, and mashed potatoes was excellent! (I kept the Parmesan Garlic dipping oil to put onto the lobster and all I can say is YUM!) Then to top it off; a Heart shaped Strawberry Cheesecake was served.
We will definitely return...with friends, so they can enjoy also.

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Dates 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Simply amazing. I loved everything about this place.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Went for valentines dinner. Great food and drinks! The room was beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Best steak I’ve ever eaten. The valentines decore was expertly and beautifully done. It was modern and sexy.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great Valentines and our server Courtney was fantastic!

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RussL 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We have been here several times, and every time it amazes me. They are so friendly and make you feel that you are important, like you deserve the best. Our food has always been delicious. We enjoy the beautiful decor and the wonderful music. We would highly recommend Franchesco’s to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Can’t say enough positive things about this place. Local. Authentic. Yummy. Romantic.
This is the good life!

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Donna (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Fine dining restaurant in Rockford IL that does not disappoint. I felt the calamari could have been a bit more crisp instead of chewy and the service could have been a bit on top of their game.

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MikeP 
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We had an amazing meal. And a great time. We will for sure go back again.

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vipTKLZ (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great meal and great service. One of the best places in Rockford to eat.

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Debbie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had our annual Valentine's Day dinner on Saturday night. The food was absolutely delicious. Our server Lara was very friendly and attentive. She made you feel at ease and never rushed your meal. It was a lovely evening.

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TimV 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service was incredible. Enjoyed the evening very much overall. My wife and I were at a two person table and felt a bit cramped next to another couple. We were also three feet from a piano playing making it difficult at times to relax but by no means did it ruin anything. Excellent and possibly best food I have ever had. Worth the money for a once-in-a-while treat.

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Chas (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We were a party of four, for my wife’s birthday. The crowd was light and the pianist had not started yet. Wine selection was very good. Javier was very attentive to our needs. The food was served promptly and everone was very pleased with all aspects, temperature, quality and taste. Definitely on our return to and recommend list.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. It is pricey and the portions have gotten smaller of late. They can cater to Gluten-free preparation that my wife needs, and the flourless chocolate cake is sinfully delicious. The waiter that we had, and also had last month when we were there, was only adequate. However, every other time we have had wait staff that were knowledgeable and engaging.

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