Franchesco's

4.6
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1040 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

69 year marriage celebration

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WillG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our meal was delicious. Very happy with everything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated outside during pandemic. The food and drinks are very good. They remodeled while closed and it is beautiful. I wondered if the tables were spaced out enough but overall their protections are aligned with expectations. The owner came by and thanked us for coming and was genuinely engaged.

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KristieC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor patio is super cozy. The peach Bellini's were so good. Our server was knowledgeable and attenitive. Two thumbs up.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the meal and service. I do believe the menu is limited due to COVID 19 at this time. We ate outside on the patio.

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Shannen
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menu was limited due to Covid so that was a bummer, but definitely out of the owners control. We were seated close to the doors which wasn't great because a lot of people walked past us. We also noticed two older gentlemen not wearing masks. I believe one was the owner and he walked past our table about 12 times and was within 2 feet of me. The food was good though.

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CjayJ
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing. Undeniably one of the best places in town.

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BethK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating Father’s Day! My Dad and husband were very happy with our dining experience at Franchesco’s!

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MARYB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adjusted well to the pandemic rules for eating outside.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside dinning experience was handled very well. Service was as expected from a quality restaurant like this, outstanding in every way. The Tortilla ala vodka was simply great.

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ArtS
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE enjoyed the being with our friends and the hospitality of Bennie , Kim and family.
Service was outstanding , the barbeque ribs and salmon were prepared to our taste and exceeded our expectation ,we will order again

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks.

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vipRobbieT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Unfortunately due to COVID we had to dine outdoors on this occasion and it’s just not quite the same or even close but the food is still great

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JodyA
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As I said on Francesco's fb page we couldn't of a add ked for anything better. It was such a wonderful evening out on the patio. Hats off to everyone working.

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DBLDD13
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Great food, atmosphere, and service.

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GrantA
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francesco's isn't just an family owned and operated Italian Eatery. They make you feel like family. My wife and I have been enjoying our monthly date night there for over 10 years. We recently celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary there. Franchesco's is truly a treasure of the Rockford area.

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TLK20
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nathan was a great server. Service was fantastic from the moment we walked in. Ambiance was amazing, food was great, overall would highly recommend!

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BRUCEP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food beautiful interior my favorite place in Rockford,outstanding service

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vipDoctorC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was wonderful! As was, and always is, Stephanie in the bar!! Love her!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary!

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DonV
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I have been to Franchesco’s before and love the food. This visit our server was not the best! In addition he was training a new employee. He left us alone longer than other servers. This was not due to training. He left dishes on our table that should have been removed. Just not the best service as compared to other visits in the past

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CarroleB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still my family’s favorite, we have celebrated birthdays there for years. Miss your luncheons, but every one needs time off. Each of us enjoyed our dinner and cocktails. Keep up the good work and your high standards!

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vipdiningfan
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience.

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Donna
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We have eaten at this restaurant before and had a better experience.

This time round was the day after valentines and the restaurant had a special menu set for the event. The food was just ok. No one at our party was very impressed, not even the young children. The service was very slow and the seating was horrible. Not sure if it’s because the reservation was made under opentable that we had to wait so long to be seated, but it was not organized well. The whole experience from start to finish was off.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family has been going to Franchescos for years because it always is fantastic and this Valentine’s Day was no different. My boyfriend and I had an outstanding experience start to finish and the food was excellent as always!

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RichardR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Place was beautiful for Valentine’s Day definitely recommend it. The steaks are great

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francesco's went above and beyond for Valentine's Day. The live music provided the perfect atmosphere for the evening. The food was cooked to perfection, and served by a friendly staff member.

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Hank
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Franchesco's is a wonderful restaurant with great service and the food is always amazing. It our standard go to for birthdays, anniversary celebration, and valentines day.

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SanchezFamily
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff and very accommodating to small children. We will definitely go back!!

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Chris
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Loved the music and musicians.
The rose for my wife was a nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Very dissatisfying experience on valentine's day. My wife and I have come on this day the last 6 years plus had our rehearsal dinner here. Experience started after we where seated waiting almost ten minutes for water or be offered bread. It was only 6PM and the restaurant was maybe half full at the time . Our waitress was constantly M.I.A. and came across very condescending. She was very obviously hiding in the kitchen instead of attending to her tables. My wife and I order the same seafood risotto every year for the last 4 years because it is only served on this day. We where shocked when we where served our food and saw the portion served this year was apparently half of what it has been in the future. Then after asking for water again and getting it 5 minutes later from our waitress, when she gives us our check , she drops it and it bounces on the table and nearly hits my wife in the mouth. Clearly an accident, but her contrite response of " oops" and condescending apology sealed a very negative experience overall. An evening we look forward to every year now has us determined to take our business elsewhere next valentine's night. What a shame.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service; food was delicious; pricier but worth it-good quality food and large portions; complimentary dessert if celebrating special occasion

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Lish
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The only small thing i would comment on is... the restaurant was packed so they opened up a separate room for dinners. Our waitress took forever to get back with things. She apologized several times and explained that they were super busy. Our food came out in a reasonable amount of time and It was hot. Just took forever to get our drinks, knife, dessert, check. Other then that, our experience was awesome! It was the first time for my fiancé and I and I would highly recommend it.

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SueN
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant. The food was wonderful and the restaurant is gorgeous. Their handcrafted drinks are excellent too.

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NettieB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We have been here twice before and had no issues, so we caught them on an off night or they changed policies. Service staff was busy, food was very slow to come out. All u can eat fish fry. 20 minutes for more fish. Also waitress didn’t ask if we wanted a potato, fish arrived with fries. Which we thought was nice, until we realized with the bill (which came with the 2nd helping of fish) that we paid extra for the fries that we never ordered. So it was an ordeal 1 hour 45 mins for the dinner. Just didn’t expect it since when we arrived dining room was not to capacity.

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Happycustomer
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service and good was AMAZING! Everyone has smiling faces. The only person that we noticed that could use a lil boost in happiness was the hostess:/ but maybe she was having a bad night. You will never regret coming to this restaurant! Its like stepping inside your home away from home. If you have never had the filet, do yourself a favor and order it. It melts in your mouth❤️ Thank you franchescos for another unforgettable date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was phenomenal! Our waiter was named Lucas and he provided us with exceptional service. I would come back time and time again - and I plan to!

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JimW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

strongly recommend and would return next time i am in Rockford

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Maxy
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very good. We always enjoy our meals there. The only thing I would say is that the prices are a bit high. It's more of a special occasion type restaurant, not a regular date night type of place.

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SueandAl
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening for dinner. Piano player. Craft cocktails, and delicious dinner special. Always an excellent choice for dinner.

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