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Franchesco's, Rockford, IL

Franchesco's

4.7
4.7
1167 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (815) 229-0800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Rockford

  • Cross street

    McFarland Rd

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. Z

    Zeee

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always, Great food, service and ambiance!!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding. Best service we have had in a long time. As good service has gone down and been lacking in almost every restaurant we have been to lately, last night was a welcomed treat. Thank you!
  3. K

    Katy

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was excellent. Our server was very helpful with menu selections. My son's steak was cooked perfectly. The only complaint was the salmon on my salad was a little over-salted and over cooked. Overall, a very nice night out.
  4. DL

    DarlaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful way to celebrate the day with family, totally stress free, no dirty dishes, this is our second year celebrating Thanksgiving this way, plan to make it our tradition
  5. J

    Jared

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We visited for Thanksgiving. The food was very good. The kitchen was backed-up, so it took longer than expected to get our food. That's alright though as the wait staff kept us informed and we had good company.
  6. DD

    DennisD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was ok Disappointed in quality of beef served Had much better in other places in town Would go back for atmosphere but won’t order a ribeye again Overall it was nice just disappointed the steak was not better
  7. JB

    JohnB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good experience, very good food. Good atmosphere for a business meal. I would return.
  8. A

    Anonymous

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious! The service was great as well. We were able to be seated right away when we arrived, the wait staff was very quick with greeting us and bringing items to the table. The piano player was wonderful as always. We definitely enjoy our time spent when we dine here.
  9. SZ

    ScottZ

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed this restaurant. We were in town for a concert and found this place for dinner beforehand. Food, service and ambiance were all excellent. We both had fish dishes and they were great. Highly recommended.
  10. MP

    MarkP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continue to have great experiences at Franchesco's.
  11. N

    N27512

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente and good service, nice place, and very good food.
  12. PM

    PatrickM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Menu is too pricey for what's being served. Was expecting more of a traditional Italian menu. More steak options and better seafood choices.
  13. C

    Casey

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great evening on the patio! Food and drinks were excellent along with the great service from Daisy! Thanks for a great night !
  14. KG

    KarG

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food here is always outstanding!!! If you have never dined here, be aware that dinners don't include a salad or soup starter, and we had to ask for bread after our meals arrived.
  15. B

    Birthday

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to go for a special occasion.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service, food and atmosphere! Nice touch with the piano playing in center of dining room.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Veal Marsala was amazing!!! Exceeded my expectations. Tender and full of flavor. Amazing sauce.
  18. G

    Gari

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. Family friendly. Beautiful atmosphere
  19. AB

    AllieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Ambiance is good. Nice atmosphere. Food was ok, and unfortunately the service was slow. I would go back, though. Food is generally better.
  20. j

    jimm

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Anniversary
  21. AS

    ArtS

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family celebration
  22. TP

    TimP

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Great Service. Owner was very attentive.
  23. V

    Veronika

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great live music!
  24. SJ

    ShneeckaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was nice, from the meal to the server. I would definitely go again and recommend my friends to go as well.
  25. SB

    SrBr

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    We were not impressed by the food at all. First, it took a really long time to get our dinner. Second, I ordered the SeaBass which was just okay, the rice under the SeaBass was hard and not cooked at all, the Caesar salad had absolutely no flavor. The filet mignon was supposed to come with mashed potatoes and only came with a small scoop that you could barely see. The Tiramisu was delicious. Not impressed at all with this restaurant.
  26. EW

    ErikW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was absolutely amazing! By far the best food i have eaten in a very long time. Our reservation got us a table instantly, no wait at all. The waitress was fantastic. She was busy, but very efficient. Seemed to always be there at the right time when we needed something. The wait for food wasn't that bad, around what we expected on a Saturday night. It came out hot and fresh, and so so so good. I can't adequately described how incredible the food was! The literal only thing i disliked about the entire experience was the music. I appreciate the classy vibe of having a live piano but it was so incredibly loud. My wife and I were unable to talk without raising our voices and ended up not talking too much. The table was spacious, which was awesome, but on a step up so we were unable to sit side by side to overcome the piano volume. The dining room wasn't too cramped. Tables were close to one another but spaced enough to offer a comfortable amount of room between us and other tables. Overall, this was a very enjoyable experience. The food was pricey, but stellar and well worth the price imo. The service was top notch, even with how busy it was. Was a great start to wife's birthday night!
  27. MJ

    MichelleJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was quick and friendly. Loved listening to live piano music. Will definitely return and recommend
  28. CK

    ChristopherK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chilean seabass was fantastic. The shrimp Charlie appetizer was great. My girlfriend ate the tails too, I just don't do that. They had live piano, the dude was killing it. My berry drink I ordered was kind of eh.
  29. MR

    MikeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife had the ribeye and I had the Miso Sea Bass, both were excellent!! We would really recommend the Miso Sea Bass! The taste and presentation were outstanding!!
  30. p

    pkgvd

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love Francesco's but was disappointed when our party of 10 was seated at a small round table. We were literally elbow to elbow. Reservation was made in advance, so it wasn't last minute.
  31. PC

    PatrickC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time dining here. Food was absolutely phenomenal and our waiter Scott was very attentive and professional. THE best dining experience since moving to Illinois 3 years ago. Will definitely be back. Thanks again to Scott for making our dining experience a great one!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, great environment. Never disappoints.
  33. SB

    ShawnaB

    South Australia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor patio is so beautiful! I was disappointed you didn’t have a really good quality burger on the menu though.
  34. DM

    DMWehr

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The veal Marsala was tender and full of flavor. The seabass my husband had was soft and fluffy, the miso sauce did wonders. It was amazing , and a delicious a experience.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner on the patio. Delicious food and setting
  36. DR

    DaveRS

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon was excellent! Great service - but a little long to get our bill and receipt.
  37. B

    Bear

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jocelyn our server was outstanding. We were celebrting our 60th anniversary and she was most gracious in congratulating us both early and as we were leaving. Food as usual was top notch to go with the service.
  38. SM

    SoccerMomma

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I had an amazingly delicious dinner. We can't wait to go back!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Franchescos/Benny’s!! Always a phenomenal meal! We struggle with where to eat in town, and always come back to here. It’s always consistent from the waitstaff attention to a really great meal.
  40. F

    Foodiekraken

    Puerto Vallarta

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I like Francesco's. It has a lovely ambiance. The food is good, nice cocktails and a good wine selection. They have live, soft music in the main dining room on weekends. If you like a more casual experience, they have a beautiful outdoor patio and a different dining area off the bar that is more casual. Good place to go, and it is a large restaurant so usually easy to get a reservation.

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Franchesco's is rated 4.7 stars by 1167 OpenTable diners.

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Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Franchesco's

7128 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL 61107

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    McFarland Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Rockford

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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