Franchesco's

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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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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner, the sea bass was amazing!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brandon was great

RO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A special place to celebrate a special occasion. Food is good. Wonderful piano player during dinner.

N
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I didn't know what to expect since this was my first time in Franchesco's, but it was a gorgeous building with impeccable food and service. Will definitely be coming back!

CP
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, service and Amazing food!

CG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, and we we really enjoyed the music (Tribute) on the patio. Our server was very nice, and overall, we had a thoroughly nice evening.

BG
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Franchesco’s! Have been there several times for special occasions. This time, we were celebrating my Mom’s 91st birthday! The service from Nathan was excellent: I had brought a birthday cake in, and he managed to find room on it for the candles-not an easy job on a decorated bundt cake! The leftover cake was divided up correctly and put in boxes for us. The food is always fantastic there, and the piano player adds just the right touch of ambience. Truly this restaurant is one of Rockford’s best assets. Highly recommend for any special occasion, or just to enjoy an intimate relaxing evening with great food and great service.

JM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. We have never been disappointed with a meal out at Franchesco’s!

JW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a quiet dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Had a party of ten. Drinks took forever as well as food. When food arrived all was overcooked, not what was ordered. Poor waiter was chastised by his manager all night. Paid more than $60 per plate and expected more of this place. Will not return until better managed.

SC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great service. Loved listening to live piano/bass music

G
Minneapolis
64 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality food with fresh wonderful ingredients served professionally. Even live music! Exceptional!

TE
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely the best filet mignon I have ever eaten.

PK
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were more than happy with the evening in celebrating our 23rd anniversary.
The food was off the scale fantastic as was the service. We will definitely be back.
If I had one item it would be that the piano is just a touch loud and can make conversation a bit tough. The young man playing is very good and did play enjoyable music. What a wonderful place.

CI
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food (franks filet Mig In is delicious), great piano music, and great service! The owner (Franchesco) even came by and chatted with us!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was fabulous. Sat on the patio, it was a beautiful night with a good band

BH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, delightful waiter, beautiful venue.

SM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences that I have ever had. Great food, service and value.

JF
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and My Wife Totally enjoyed It We Celebrated our 5 Year anniversary and our Waiter was Fantastic.

BT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Went with friends and we waited over 20 minutes for a waiter to come to our table, in fact we had to go up to the hostess for that to happen.

J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Outside seating area is quite enjoyable. Food cooked perfectly. Great drinks

D
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Menu selections are very poor now as compared to the last time I was in the restaurant. The bar was packed so it looks like that is where they are making money. Restaurant seems to be neglected and a second thought at this point. Prices are steep for the quality and selection. Will not go there again. Much better restaurants in Rockford if you want to spend that much on a meal.

TG
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our waiter Brandon was excellent! The restaurant greeted us promptly and read the notes that it was our Anniversary ♥️

MF
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great as well as the service, the food was delicious even for picky eaters. I would go here again to try a new dish!

PK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food at a price that you would expect from a high end restaurant with entertainment during your dining experience. Had a three piece Jazz Band playing. Very enjoyable. We usually come here for special occasions and this one did not disappoint. Complimentary Bananas Foster on anniversaries and birthdays prepared at your table.

JW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable. I can not say enough about the friendly attitude of all of the staff. The food was outstanding as well. Can strongly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we celebrate all of our special occasions at Francescos, nicest place in Rockford

d
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love going to Franchescos !! The food is fantastic , the service is fabulous, the atmosphere is elegant, and bartenders are friendly. Right when you enter the restaurant you are treated like you are royalty. You don't feel pressured to go to your table right away. You can go to the bar before you eat and have a drink. You never feel rushed and hurried . I feel relaxed and enjoy everything around me when I was there. We had nine people in our party and they all enjoyed Franchescos. We will be back... thank you for everything.

OT
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary and everything was very good and almost everything was perfect. The food was great!! The New York strip came with roasted Brussel Sprouts which were AMAZING! The Cognac sauce was really good and the potato wedges were seasoned perfectly! I had the bourbon smash which was on point, and the coconut shrimp was very tasty (albeit there were only three shrimp for a party of two which is VERY minimal for an appetizer. The only blemish on the night was the bananas foster. I think the server did not allow the brown sugar to caramelize completely before adding the bananas because there were crunchy sugar crystals as we ate it. Overall it was a great dinner, great experience, and we will be coming back for sure!!

VF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We been to the place on a number of occasions for business and personal dinning . This time we took family for a birthday. It was noisy there. The food was poorly prepared . The Chicken Parmesan was so over cooked it was hard as the sole on a shoe. It was clear the larger table was a priority as we waited longer for service , food, and the entire experience was dismal. Since we made the reservation indicating it was a BD the server never asked or offered the celebration but other tables that had birthdays were recognized

GO
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I set reservations for 7:30 pm with tickets to go to the "comedy night" at 9 pm. This didn't go as planned. After an appetizer, we ordered... 1 at our table received their food at 8:15.. as we watched them eat, the other 2 meals didn't arrive until 8:40.

It was extremely odd for them to bring one person food but not the others. Ultimately, after quickly eating and trying to get our bill for the dinner, we were late for comedy night.

So, for this visit I would have to say the service was sub par for an establishment that has been historically above the fold.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat Dinner of life

DR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and romantic setting. Food was absolutely delicious and to top it off the staff is very friendly.

OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience. My husband had the prime rib, however there was no horseradish. I enjoyed the miso seabass, which I highly recommend. We enjoyed the evening. Would have preferred not to have sat at the table we were at, as it was not intimate, and with the noise level it was hard to hear.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, staff and music to entertain while you enjoy dinner..

AK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch was excellent! Will definitely be back and would definitely recommend

BG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit and we will go back. Our waiter made the evening for us. He was friendly, attentive and made good suggestions about what we might like. The background piano music was performed by a talented young man. It was not loud and overpowering so we were able to carry on our conversation in normal voice levels. The atmosphere was warm and inviting as were all the service personnel.

PI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and the restaurant is such a nice place for a special occasion. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, the food, the ambiance and the service. Everything was and always is top notch.

NW
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant dining experience. If Kim is there so much happier. Good and service always the best.
My mother’s birthday and she loved the pianist.
Recommend highly

OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was good. The waiter seemed preoccupied. He tried to take our order more than once and seemed a littled scattered but was very nice.

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