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Franchesco's, Rockford, IL

Franchesco's

4.3
4.3
1136 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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Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 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 1,136 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. 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🤣🤣

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and atmosphere.

  3. c

    carol

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service good and atmosphere! Love the outside area!

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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 !

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. MH

    MikeH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic cuisine, charming ambiance and wonderful piano makes for an enchanting evening!

  17. J

    Jenny

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience1

    The room was too bright, loud and not what you expect when you go to franchescos for dinner.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday Dinner!

  19. DC

    DianeC

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful meal and great service! When piano player was excellent!

  20. f

    finediner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is amazing! Yes, it is high priced but well worth the money. Service is excellent. Love the piano player.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    We prefer to sit in the main dining room but the new seating area was fine. The booths are cozy and quaint. I like the fake plants. All of the tvs were a little distracting. Food was good, as always!

  22. RD

    RickD

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    We requested a table but was given a booth instead. The booths at Francesco’s are not very conducive for a party of 4 to have a conversation

  23. MD

    MarciaD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Chicken for the salad was very dry ---which is unusual---

  24. d

    drdrangers

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    It is a nice restaurant. When we were seated the table was bad with a wobbly base. This is not what I expect from a high end place. Food was not cooked well done but was good. Nina was very friendly and good from the wait staff.

  25. TB

    TheBooms

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I went to Francesco’s for brunch on Sunday. It was a pleasant surprise. They had a lovely bloody Mary bar with offerings of Mimosa towers and flights. I had the biscuits and gravy and it was delicious! My husband had the steak and eggs with truffle potatoes and he enjoyed his meal as well. We will definitely go back!

  26. MF

    MaryF

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Franchesco's is ALWAYS amazing. The service, food, and atmosphere cannot be beat.

  27. E

    Edward

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The restaurant looks very nice since the last time I visited. The food was ok but very expensive. They seemed to be very understaffed. Overall the experience was ok.

  28. RR

    RomeliaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was awesome thanks for everything. I will come back

  29. DJ

    DominqueJ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely love the restaurant. GREAT AMBIENCE EXCELLENT SERVICE

  30. BD

    BobbyD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service awesome, table ready for reservation time, food awesome, light on veggies (3 asparagus a 1 small carrot) and a little pricey. However it was worth it for a special occasion.

  31. JG

    JasonG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    Sat us down and we edited 15 mins before server came back and asked us what we would like to eat. We said can we get menus 1st. Then we had our 5 year old daughter, and we asked if we could have the salmon plain (she loves salmon) and he said no. We ordered it a d she didn't eat it. Service was slow...won't go back.

  32. J

    Jasonh365

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really beautiful Valentines Dinner. Ambiance was amazing, beautiful live Jazz music. Food and Service top notch!! Real Gem

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service.

  34. M

    Mathias

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    The food was the best part of the experience, and it was only "Fair." The service was off, the menus were dirty and flimsy. Did I hate it? Nah. Would I go back? Probably not.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    With our reservation, we were sat RIGHT away. Service was great. Food was even better.

  36. BT

    BryceT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was perfect, we went on a Friday night and there was a pianist with a base guitarist playing music during our dinner. Great night with my wife

  37. D

    Dineout

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great meal. Great company. Our server Abraham did an excellent job! Franchesco's is most definitely a place you should try.

  38. HS

    HakimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and atmosphere was excellent. I foresee a return visit.

  39. S

    Sassy60

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The seafood risotto was prepared deliciously. The apple walnut salad was amazing. The food at Francesco’s is always well prepared and served hot. The ambiance is relaxing, the wait staff friendly. Wonderful place to have a cocktail and/or a meal.

  40. EG

    ElizabethG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    We had a great meal but our service was less than great. We were there for our anniversary and had booked it that way. The waiter asked if we were here fir anything, we told him what we were out for. He was not attentive to refilling water. Bringing to go containers or paying bill. Food was fantastic.

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Franchesco's is rated 4.3 stars by 1136 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 19 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, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 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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