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For 2
Date
Fri, 4/20
Time
10:00 PM
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Franchesco's

4.6
755 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 4:30pm-9:00pm Friday & Saturday 4:30pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(815) 229-0800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
McFarland Rd
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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
What 755 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was wonderful!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I both had the Ribeye steak. I would say that Franchesco’s has the best steak in Rockford, hands down.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Alcoholic drink choices were ok. Over all was a great time.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

great service, on top of everything. didn’t check in too much. very notable food. live, calming jazz music. great ambiance

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This was a birthday celebration for two of us turning 65. Nice roomy table for 8 in great location not far from piano. Delicious food and wine and we enjoyed complimentary bananas foster prepared tableside. None of us had been there before, but will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My wife and I were in town for a matinee event at the BMO Harris Center and chose Franchesco's for dinner after the show. It's easy to find and has plenty of parking. We were early for our reservation and gladly sat at the bar to relax. Winna served us and could not have been more friendly and helpful. Our booth in the main dining room was soon ready and our server Kyle took over with menu suggestions, a great attitude and hustle. Meatball appetizer, fresh mozzarella appetizer, house salad, sea bass and the rib eye steak were all excellent. Dessert is a treat. Owner Michelle is on top of things, caring and friendly too. We look forward to our next visit to Rockford so we can dine again at Franchesco's!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The place was great and the food was great. I will return again. The waitress was great, very helpful, good place to relax and enjoy good people and food, and good music.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Overall this was a very positive experience although a little on the expensive side when you add wine and desert to the dinner. Our waiter was young, and seemed to display a little lack of confidence, but still did everything a good waiter should. My only disappointment was the "house salad" which was small and lacked appeal and imagination.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent Birthday Dinner with my Son.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Classy, elegant yet casual. Food was delicious, service outstanding.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

One of the finest restaurants in the area. Spectacular!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Since it was an Easter Brunch, it doesn't give a good review of the restaurant. I know it's usually fantastic. Food was good but way too crowded and noisy.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

PLEASE READ TO END CAREFULLY:

Because this was Easter Brunch with family and they were running late with our reservation, we got to sit in the Wine Room!!! It was divine. Our reservation was for 1:30 and by the time we were ultimately seated and able to attend the buffet, we were not exactly hurried but my adult grandson wanted to go back for more but they had started to shut down. One odd circumstance occurred:

When I was standing by the eggs benedict then reached up to apply the Hollandise sauce, I felt as if I had spilled some on my blouse. Upon feeling the area, it did not feel wet. During the meal, I replaced my napkin on my lap and upon looking down, the flame from reaching up for the Hollandise sauce melted a huge hole in my blouse in that area that I thought felt wet. I did show it to the waiter when we finished the meal but was lucky that my skin wasn't burned, blouse melted to the skin, or was burned more. Please keep the Hollandise sauce at a lower level for safety sake. Thank you. Alice Heath

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Vito's is excellent! Food and ambience are great. The chef (Vito?) is an exceptional chef and obviously loves food, people and his restaurant. Normally the restaurant is not open on Sunday's but they had an Easter brunch. I lived in Scottsdale, AZ for over thirty years and recently moved back to Roscoe. While in Arizona my husband and I went to many good, but very expensive brunches. Vito's was better than 90% of those expensive buffets.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great anniversary dinner. Quiet ambiance, nice atmosphere, great food.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food as always from Franchesco's -- I've never left here disappointed in my meal, and I love the atmosphere. However, using OpenTable to make a reservation is useless. Both times I've made reservations now, I've still had to wait at least 35-40 minutes for a table when arriving on time. Even with a reservation, it seems you're just put on the waiting list at the hostess stand when you arrive. So, why even bother?

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Food was exquisite as always paired with delicious wine!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Franchesco! We are never disappointed!! The food is always delicious & we love the atmosphere of the restaurant!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Dinner was great! All of our food was delicious. We sure will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Food was excellent my wife had the salmon and I had the seafood rezoto. I'm thinking whatever you choose, you can't go wrong. Excellent place.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The steaks at Franchesco's are always fantastic, and this latest visit was no exception. This, along with the wonderful atmosphere, makes this our go to restaurant for special occasions.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Usually have excellent food. One of us had a very fatty piece of prime rib. Same asked to have Brussels Sprouts instead of asparagus. Not only were they boring likely just boiled with salt and pepper, but was charged an extra $4 for something unappealing. Her salad did not have croutons as did the rest of the table. Service was excellent, but must have been confused about our orders.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Fantastic food amazing cocktails, and even better service! Request Lana she is the most amazing server the restaurant has!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had an incredibly enjoyable dinner there last Saturday night. We were seated close to the three piece band and felt that the music perfectly complimented the evening. We tried the meatball appetizer which was delicious. The cod was my entree choice and I loved the richness of the mushroom risotto that accompanied it. And because we couldn't decide on a dessert, we each chose one and enjoyed sharing. All and all, a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Went on a date with my girlfriend and we had a great time and the experience brought us closer together. we will come back some time in the future.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

OMG! I hate to use such language but the dinner was PHENOMINAL along with the service, the atmosphere and the experience overall. I felt like I took my fiancé to another country for the time I was there! Literally THEE BEST EXPERIENCE DINING OUT I HAVE EVER HAD IN MY LIFE :) !

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I was expecting great food but honestly i was very disappointed and not impressed at all. The food was not that great lacked a lot of flavor. For what we paid i was expecting a lot more. The service and atmosphere was great that is why i gave it 2 stars. But food and price is a 0.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

From the moment we arrived at the restaurant, we were greeted and taken care of. My wife and I arrived about 49 minutes early and the hostess was still able to seat us. Our server was outstanding - always there to help and move things along, but never in the way. The food was timed perfectly - we received our entrees right as the appetizer was removed from the table. I would highly recommend the mozzarella - extraordinary. The almond cake is probably the best dessert in the area. As we left the restaurant, we were stopped by multiple staff saying “thanks for coming,” or “have a nice night.” That kind of service is way above average and we will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Simply amazing. I loved everything about this place.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentines and our server Courtney was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Not a great night for service. My soup came without a spoon. It took over five minutes to get someone to bring me one. At the end of the meal, the check was returned without my credit card. It took about 8-10 minutes to get it back.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 10, 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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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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