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About Franchesco's

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.

7128 Spring Creek Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4:30pm-9:00pm Friday & Saturday 4:30pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
McFarland Rd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(815) 229-0800

Website:
http://www.franchescos.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking Available

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Franchesco's Ratings and Reviews

5
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Romantic (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Live Music (12)
Business Meals (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Casual (7)
Cozy (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Fun (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We both enjoyed our dinner right from the start. The Saracco Moscato was so enjoyable, fruity and sweet, just what I wanted. The bread with Parmesan and garlic that you dip in their Italian garlic oil was so yummy I wanted more, but had to leave room for the main course. The Valentine’s Dinner for Two with Lobster tails, a 12 oz Filet, Asparagus, Carrots, and mashed potatoes was excellent! (I kept the Parmesan Garlic dipping oil to put onto the lobster and all I can say is YUM!) Then to top it off; a Heart shaped Strawberry Cheesecake was served.
We will definitely return...with friends, so they can enjoy also.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I went for dinner the atmosphere was great our server was very polite. The service was very slow and the food was just ok. I would probably not go back again unless it was for the front bar which was nice.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Simply amazing. I loved everything about this place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Went for valentines dinner. Great food and drinks! The room was beautiful!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Best steak I’ve ever eaten. The valentines decore was expertly and beautifully done. It was modern and sexy.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great Valentines and our server Courtney was fantastic!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

We have been here several times, and every time it amazes me. They are so friendly and make you feel that you are important, like you deserve the best. Our food has always been delicious. We enjoy the beautiful decor and the wonderful music. We would highly recommend Franchesco’s to anyone.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Can’t say enough positive things about this place. Local. Authentic. Yummy. Romantic.
This is the good life!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Fine dining restaurant in Rockford IL that does not disappoint. I felt the calamari could have been a bit more crisp instead of chewy and the service could have been a bit on top of their game.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had an amazing meal. And a great time. We will for sure go back again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual, Special Occasion, Live Music, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great meal and great service. One of the best places in Rockford to eat.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had our annual Valentine's Day dinner on Saturday night. The food was absolutely delicious. Our server Lara was very friendly and attentive. She made you feel at ease and never rushed your meal. It was a lovely evening.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service was incredible. Enjoyed the evening very much overall. My wife and I were at a two person table and felt a bit cramped next to another couple. We were also three feet from a piano playing making it difficult at times to relax but by no means did it ruin anything. Excellent and possibly best food I have ever had. Worth the money for a once-in-a-while treat.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We were a party of four, for my wife’s birthday. The crowd was light and the pianist had not started yet. Wine selection was very good. Javier was very attentive to our needs. The food was served promptly and everone was very pleased with all aspects, temperature, quality and taste. Definitely on our return to and recommend list.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. It is pricey and the portions have gotten smaller of late. They can cater to Gluten-free preparation that my wife needs, and the flourless chocolate cake is sinfully delicious. The waiter that we had, and also had last month when we were there, was only adequate. However, every other time we have had wait staff that were knowledgeable and engaging.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Lovely evening, and delicious food!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We came just before 7pm to have dinner before meeting friends there for comedy night, which was very good. We got seated right away for dinner and got water and bread, then waited 20 minutes for a server and we finally grabbed one of the bussers to find us a server. So that sort of set the mood for the night. The Mushroom Risotto was excellent. I also loved the Kim's Cod which was cooked perfect. I do not know if our server was double seated or just forgot about us, but he was also more of just an order taker instead of a salesman. We had no suggestions or asked if we wanted any drinks, we had to tell him we wanted cocktails and never asked us if we wanted refills. We also had to ask for a desert menu. There was just the two of us and everyone at the place from the hostess, busser and server asked us if it was just the 2. just not very good front of the house manors.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great ambiance. The staff was polite and helpful. There was live music that wasn't overpowering, but was just right for the occasion. I went with my girlfriend for our anniversary. And compared to other date spots, this place was relatively affordable. Solid Wine menu, and food choices.
However, I was disappointed when my food arrived. It felt thrown together. I order a Bolognese Pasta and added Italian Sausage. The plate was sloppily overflowing with food. The sauce had little flavor. And the Sausage was just tossed on the side of the plate, still whole. It was a struggle attempting to cut the sausage into bite sized pieces without spilling the pasta all over myself.
Will probably try it again, but I am not excited to go back.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Not sure it should be just under 5 stars but is definitely a solid 4. Food was good. Service was good. Nice place. Would again if in the area.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent dining experience! Yes, it's pricey but everything works together to make it a memorable evening. Service is outstanding. Food is top notch. I had the best lobster bisque! Chicken Marsala was great though a little different than most I've had. If you are a risotto fan, this is your place. The banana foster was delicious and made at the table. Will definitely return and not just for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Live Music
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We always enjoy Franchescos. Food is good and service is as well. Piano music is always enjoyable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food and service wad wonderful. Love the piano in dining room. Unfortunately a band started half hour before piano was done and drowned out piano.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Scenic View
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I was in town from Minneapolis and found this restaurant on Open Table. I'm really glad I did as it was a 10. The bread and oil before the meal was delicious. The appetizers were great, the chopped salad was excellent as was the lobster soup. Our meals were just as good as everything else. Prices were really reasonable. If you're a local and haven't been here you're missing out. If you're in from out of town I can't imagine there is a tastier place in town.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Enjoyed a great meal along with great service. There were 5 of us. One had salmon, one the filet, one a prime rib, one pasta and one shrimp. All were excellent

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great pasta. My wife loved her shrimp.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary. All staff were congenial and treated us kindly with an always there smile. The food and crafted drinks were excellent! We will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Greatly disappointed last evening with my order of Sea Bass. As a loyal diner, I was not aware that the meal had changed. Forbidden rice. Gone. Change to white rice. Portion of bass was embarrassing. Truly. Smaller by almost half. Flavor of meal dramatically changed and weakened. Too bad. Was a favorite.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Good and service was top notch. Had a party of 9, was seated quickly with drinks within minutes. Food was of great quality and all guest where served within minutes of each other.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always a great meal with excellent service. Friday and Saturday evening you can enjoy live piano music while you dine. Great setting

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was good, but poor waitress had too many tables. There was a mistake on our bill, but we worked it out between couples. Friend ordered bowl soup, but received cup of soup and had to send back. Husband ordered shrimp de jonghe which was supposed to come with linguini, but didn't. He didn't bother to have that brought out since waitress was too busy.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Love this place. Food is wonderful, drinks are great, awesome service, very nice place. This is our go to for birthdays, anniversary, ect. Can't say enough good things!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Really enjoy coming here

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Franchesco’s is totally AWESOME!!! I highly recommend visiting them for an entertaining, exquisite dining experience!!!

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Fabulous night with our kids from out of town.
It was there first time at Francescos They really like the restuarant,ambiance,food and the gentlemen playing the piano.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great atmosphere. Live music, great decor, and dimmed mood lighting. Food is above average, not quite the best Italian I’ve had.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The ambiance is very elegant and the food is always excellent. Our server was very attentive without making us feel crowded. They had a wonderful piano and bass players that played very nice background music. lighting and decor are very nice and I recommend this for upscale but reasonably priced dining, if ever you are in Rockford for a nice evening out.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Overall we were pleased. The service and atmosphere were excellent! However, some issues with the meal brought the value down. The bruschetta bread was too crispy, the ribeye was under cooked and too much gristle for the cut of meat. The mashed potatoes were very dry, I'm not a chef, but maybe try some butter or cream before serving. The prime rib was delicious, and the tomatoes and veggies we're perfectly ripened and tasty. We are locals, Polar Grove, and are not wealthy, but don't mind paying up for a great experience. Any issues aside, we had a wonderful date night and have made reservations to come back again. Thank you for your time. Brad

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Celebrated my husband’s 70th birthday. This was our first time here, and we will definitely be back. Our server Devan was excellent, and she cooked up a mean “flaming bananas foster” right at our table, which was delicious. The food was very good and the decor was tastefully elegant. I highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasions!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We love this place for the food, atmosphere and upscale dining experience. The piano and sometimes brass accompaniment makes for an excellent atmosphere. We always pick this place for a friends get-together.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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