La Sorella di Francesca

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A member of the Francesca's Restaurant Group, La Sorella di Francesca features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. The Sun proclaims, "La Sorella has, without question, The Best Italian Food in the Western Suburbs." Located in Naperville, the restaurant encourages the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, rustic Italian cooking, friendly service and fair prices.

About the Francesca’s Restaurant Group: Founded in 1992 by Restaurateur Scott Harris, Francesca’s Restaurant Group has grown from a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Chicago’s North Clark Street to a restaurant group of 5 concepts across 25 locations in 3 states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 18 Francesca’s Restaurants, 4 Davanti Enoteca's, Disotto, Fat Rosie’s and Hillgrove Tap.
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night

HV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food here was great- wide variety of italian classics. Also very good at catering to those with food allergies. As an out of towner, I would have preferred a server who could give at least a couple food recommendations for a vegetarian, but our serve was just kind of like... "well everything is good", which wasn't helpful. But she was kind and attentive.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and service, our host checked in with us many times to make sure everything was okay and the staff came around to fill up our water consistently. We enjoyed our dinner very much and hope to be back soon. I Highly recommend the Napoletana

B
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We came with friends from out of town and hoped to have a relaxing meal and conversation. We felt very rushed through our dinner. Sometimes a little too much attention from all not just our server. There were empty tables around us the entire time so that should not have been an issue.

b
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had no problems with our reservation. We were able to sit close to the window, which is nice to have the view of downtown Naperville. Food was good. The one slight downside was our service. We did not see a lot of our server, and our to go order that we placed was not put in to the cook (we like eating the pizza cold for breakfast the next day). Otherwise, good experience

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We took advantage of "National Pasta Day" to buy a pasta dish for each of us. Quite enjoyable. We split a dessert between us - it was the pumpkin-flavored cheesecake with a maple sauce. The pumpkin and maple flavorings were nicely understated, not overbearingly strong. My wife finished off her evening at the restaurant with an Irish coffee (Bailey's, Jameson's whiskey, sugar, whipped cream), which she regarded as excellent.

LR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Glasses of wine are way too expensive!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Will return again

S
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great

NK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Had a 730pm Birthday reservation waited 30 min to be seated, other people were being seated as the walled up. Hopefully you have patience

CS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Food was terrific. Service was good. Felt rushed, like they wanted us out of there to seat another couple. And noise level was terrible. It will be a very long time before we go there again.

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Waiter brought the wrong dish and left it in the bill but food was really good despite the mix up. Manager took items off when we told her

S
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Very loud. Food was both ends of the spectrum. Barimundi dish and pasta were excellent. Salmon and pork chops both overcooked and dry, despite requesting undercooked. We have been eating here since the day they opened. Tonight was not their best effort.

MK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the service and the food! We came back two nights in a row because we had such a great experience and the second night was just as fabulous!

C
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. The food, service and ambiance is always top notch. The revolving menu always provides new tasting opportunities. This is not your typical Italian restaurant.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Stuck us upstairs with huge parties. 2 servers. Salad came before our drinks which we were sharing. Came with no plates or silverware. Dessert came which we were sharing with no plates or silverware. Server couldn’t handle all of her tables. Disappointing compared to other Francesacas.

BJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

We came her with dear friends for their first visit specifically because of the Gluten Free menu offered. We were horrified that a dessert item marked "GF" (gluten free) was NOT GF. Luckily our server verified with the kitchen that the dessert was not GF after we asked, but wow that's a huge miss. Food was fine, but not better than any other Italian. Service was really slow, can't say we will go back.

RA
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service, perfect for conversation...love that place!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gathering of old friends

K
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for our 6th wedding anniversary, the food and service was fantastic.
I had noted on my reservation that we were dining for our anniversary and they brought 2 glasses of champagne and a dessert for us on the house after we had finished eating. Totally unexpected and very much appreciated. I'm a huge fan of this place even aside from this particular reservation. Highly recommend.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, as always.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Reservation was booked for 10:00 P.M. When we arrived, we were turned away and told that the kitchen had closed...

l
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was ok. Tables too close together. Good service

TC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, responsive and helpful service. an extremely enjoyable evening, Would recommend.

CP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been here in over 10 years. We were pleasantly surprised at the attentive service and the quality of the food. We will definitely been back.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall food was ok , nothing special , was kind of noisy can’t really have private conversations service could be more nicer I felt like we were rushed to leave the restaurant coz we were still eating then the server kept asking if we were done with our dishes when we were still working on it , then kept asking if we want our food to go . Then we were still eating desert then the waitress already put the bill on our table and kept giving us looks like they already want us to leave . We arrived at 8 pm then by 9 pm they were already rushing us . Not a great dining experience when it was supposedly a romantic evening . I don’t deserve to be rushed especially our bill was 104 and the amount and quality of food wasn’t the greatest .

JG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is one of our favorite restaurants - always my wife's choice for her birthday. The food is always excellent, and the staff is friendly without awkwardly trying to be your best friend in the world - although our waitress, Jordan, is coming on vacation with us next year.
This past Saturday, my wife had the scallops special and I had the bow tie pasta filled with chicken and mushrooms. One of the interesting things about the menu is that the dishes are appropriate to the season and locale without making a big production about it. For example, the scallops came in a bed of corn, which I do not believe is a staple of Italian cuisine. And nowhere on the menu was a story about how the corn was hand-raised by Amish farmers on a unicorn farm, which I appreciate. I'm already here and I've already been seated. I don't need to be made to feel morally superior for choosing a restaurant that serves free-range Icelandic chicken.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently great food!! Have been going for two decades plus and have never had a bad meal. Nothing compares to Francesca’s in terms of quality and service.

CN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. This place is slightly more of a bar experience than fine dining however you would never know that based on the food or the service. Top that off with more reasonable prices than normally found in Naperville and you can't beat it. We loved it and will definitely be back

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was ready quickly!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food great place

RB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Debbie was a great server. She really made my friend’s birthday so special.. everything went great!

EB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently good food. I’m glad we got a window table and were away from the noise.

M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliably excellent !

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The menu should inform the patrons that other kinds of sauces are available with pasta. ( most list cream sauces). The menu could be refreshed.

a
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite places. Good food, service and atmosphere.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazingly fun and conscientious. He made out anniversary very special. Food and wine were outstanding too!

F
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our waitress seemed a bit anxious and focused more on the mechanics of serving but not the customer experience. Not rude but I was surprised when she gave us a quick hurried smile with her thank you when she gave us our bill.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant for all occasions. I highly recontenta it.

CP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding and the staff was kind and Extremely helpful. Food was excellent and so accommodating in modifing my unfortunate dietary choices. Would definitely come back!

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