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Franchesco's

4.6
731 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 731 People Are Saying
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4.6  based 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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WilliamH 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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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DarralY 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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GabyD 
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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Dates (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Simply amazing. I loved everything about this place.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Valentines and our server Courtney was fantastic!

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RussL (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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Timothy 
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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Donna (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 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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MikeP (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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vipTKLZ (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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Debbie (Chicago)
5.0  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.

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TimV (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 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.

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Chas (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  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.

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