Franchesco's

4.6
1067 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.

If you do not see the reservation available that you'd like feel free to visit our alternative concept Benny's at Franchesco's. Call 815-229-0800 for more information.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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LoriM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem! Outstanding service, delicious food and excellent ambiance added up to a wonderful evening. Just so glad they are surviving this challenging economy- keep them in mind!!

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NickH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I absolutely love this place!! Great food and service.

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Carlos
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was more than happy with the staff, great food and ambient. I just wished the piano room was open since we drove hr away and initially I told friends about it and they were exited about having a piano dinner for the first time. That’s my only complaint other than that like I mentioned the food, service and newly opened room was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Franchesco’s! My husband Ed and I are there at least once a week. The new remodel that they did is wonderful. Beautiful bar and dining areas. This is a family owned restaurant that truly loves their customers. Many of the customers have been customers of Franchesco’s for many years. They are known and called by name which is amazing to me. The food is wonderful. Their chef, Tino, loves what he does and puts out some amazing dishes. Their thin pizza is our absolute favorite in this area. We highly recommend this restaurant! Five stars all the way around!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was excellent and food, as always, was wonderful. The service was very good as well. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and a great environment for a date or special occasion.

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LewisWilliamson
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing. I don’t know why we don’t eat here more often!

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BruceL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great. Inside was closed due to Covid. But they have a nice patio area and the weather was still nice.

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vipPick
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuine fine dining. Great experience. Excellent food. Attentive service. Good ambiance.

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service! So happy they are open during our current Covid crisis. We need to support all of the small business in our own communities. My family loves their Friday night fish fry.

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KarenG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food is always good, but drink prices are high. $10 for a glass of wine limits me to only one .

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very accommodating in ordering “off menu”. Attentive staff and great tasting fare.

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Buttercup
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience1

During this pandemic and all of the warnings and education that has been made available, I was disappointed to see the overcrowding, thus giving an easily transmissible killer virus having a field day of eligible victims. Just as stupid as Trump's reception on the WH lawn.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great meal and time at Francesco’s!

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Have been to Franchesco's before and we look forward to eating there. However, the issue with our last visit had to do with the number of people in the building.

There was a very crowded wedding in the hall adjacent to the bar/dining area. As the night progressed I felt increasingly uncomfortable with the number of people, lack of space, and lack of distancing. People from the wedding hall continuously came into the bar area, and the rest rooms were always crowded.

In summary, I like Franchesco's. However, I am not willing to go back until there is a solution and vaccine to the Covid situation.

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JayRay
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Benny's. Enjoyed my pasta dish and my husband enjoyed his steak dinner.

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LeeofChicago
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a memorable evening it's hard to beat Franchescos. They have delicious food...from mouthwatering steaks to great pizza and flatbreads. Love the new Benny's Bar and Lounge and they have a wonderful patio with heat lamps. We always have a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect!

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KMFers
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Always worth it.

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vipDaveO
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fabulous!!! Great meal, great service... Benny you never dissapoint!!

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Carole
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My main complaint is that the tables were simply too close together and we finished and left for safety's sake
We were celebrating my birthday and definitely hadn't planned to leave so quickly
My husband had a superb fish dish - he kept saying this is great - if you like fish go to this restaurant!
I had lasagna and it was excellent
We never received our bread but the fish dish was so good it made up for it
The food was very good and we shared a marvelous desert
We really like this restaurant but go early when there is enough social distancing
After the virus go for the bananas foster

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lindat
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

menu was limited compared to the menu on their website.was disappointed as far as the selections.

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KathrynW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was ideal for a nice birthday dinner. I took my partner and he enjoyed himself. I would recommend this establishment to anyone going for elegant evening. Employees were respectful and professional. Wide variety of drinks that were phenomenal. overall I'm glad I made the choice.

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CharlotteJ
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience here was incredible. The staff were so polite and classy. Definitely a welcomed change.

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TamiK
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food......beautiful atmosphere on the patio and great music.

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KikiM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio which was busy but beautiful & the guitar player was a great bonus. Food was spectacular as was the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

69 year marriage celebration

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WillG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
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
7 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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Franchesco's is rated 4.6 stars by 1067 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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