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Franchesco's, Rockford, IL

Franchesco's

4.8
4.8
1147 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 13 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 1,147 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great live music!
  2. SJ

    ShneeckaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    SrBr

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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!!
  8. 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.
  9. 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!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, great environment. Never disappoints.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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.
  18. F

    Foodiekraken

    Puerto Vallarta

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 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.
  19. KD

    KirbyD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always receive great service & food every time we go Benny & Kim are wonderful.
  20. YE

    YumEfood

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and ambiance… as always!
  21. JC

    JatavionC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere energetic workers...and a wonderful time👌🏿
  22. MA

    MelindaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon with pistachio crust, carrot mousse, and spinach and apples are exquisite. Bravo, Franchesco's!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benny and his team always do such an amazing job. The food is always exceptional and the customer service too notch
  24. LL

    LindaL

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Loved having the two piece music during our meal again. The lamb lollipops were delicious. The chicken Madeira and veal Marsala were also very tasty. The only negative was that the service was somewhat slow…
  25. RG

    RohiniG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were celebrating our son’s graduation. First the server dropped lamb lollipop sauce on my daughter’s feet. It was an accident so that’s okay. Then we ordered to a veggie pasta pizza without meatballs and we made it very clear to server. However, it still came with meatballs and we could not eat. My children has pistachio salmon and cod. It was really good. My mushroom pasta was just okay and we got no pizza🤣🤣
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and atmosphere.
  27. c

    carol

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service good and atmosphere! Love the outside area!
  28. GB

    GoodtimeBP

    Denver

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with the Chiarelli family. Superb meal and wine selection. Can’t wait to hear Vince play here. That would of made it perfect
  29. JW

    JimW

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Our food and service was great. The noise level was TERRIBLE. Even our server could not even hear what we ordered and needed to be repeated several times. We were all disappointed because ce could not carry on a conversation.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food . Very similar to italian food and very good service and ambient
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Worst Mothers’ Day buffet (unfortunately) I have ever experienced. The food was not turned - left to get hard. The selection was okay but the chaffing dishes were not managed or attended to. The waitstaff was primarily concerned with sitting down in the booth opposite of the buffet line, on their phones with absolutely little regard to the overall quality of the food being offered. $200.00 for two adults and two children. I would not recommend this nor will we be dinning here for Mothers Day again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Horrible Mother's Day experience. Poor service and cold buffet food. To start, only one hostess up front on a busy day. We are seated, get our own food and no silverware set. Have to track down someone in the next room to get setups. The buffet has more desserts like rice crispy (really?) than real food. The pizza was cold along with the noodle dishes. All for $150 for 3 people. Never again.
  33. C

    Chitownfoodies

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We were there for Mother’s Day and it was a buffet which we didn’t know about. We thought it was a regular menu. The setting is very pretty and our service was good. The buffet food was really disappointing . Everything was cold that was supposed to be hot, except the omelette and the fettuccine Alfredo station. Both of those were tasty. The food seemed processed and not homemade, but that could be because it was sitting around. We have had better luck there with the regular menu and enjoy going to this restaurant.
  34. SB

    StevenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Spent about 2hrs here and really enjoyed the dinner. Great lighting, great service, great food. The gentleman playing the piano was a bonus.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    food was okay, basic. server was young and you can tell was very un experienced. she rushed us the whole time, even though there was plenty of open tables. we ordered our appetizer, it wasn’t at out table yet when she was rushing us to order our main dishes. ambiance was not the best, sooo bright in there. steak was blah
  36. C

    Carlos

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and ambient was great. We’ll be returning again without a doubt.
  37. JB

    JeramyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian in Rockford Illinois! Great atmosphere, love piano and guitarist! Great service , Great date restaurant!!! 5 star always !
  38. R

    Roxanne

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went for the fish and ended up with pasta. I'm more of a baked fish person and it was a bit expensive on the menu. The pasta was as good as you'll get most places. the service was very good!
  39. KP

    KPDP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have closed the main dining room during the week now and cut their menu down. But the food was as great as ever as was the service. Made for a great anniversary dinner that we had looked forward to for weeks!
  40. F

    Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    I made reservations for francesco's but we were taken to the restaurant next to it because they were going to close early, the hostesses lacked customer service they were more interested on gossiping before they turned their attention to us.

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Franchesco's is rated 4.8 stars by 1147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 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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