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About La Sorella di Francesca

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, good, rustic 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 three concepts across 33 locations and four states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 23 Francesca’s Restaurants, five Davanti Enoteca, and five Glazed and Infused locations.

18 W. Jefferson
Naperville, IL 60540
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Washington

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 961-2706

Website:
http://www.miafrancesca.com/locations/profile/la-sorella-di-francesca-naperville

Catering:
Catering options are available on premise or off premise. Please call the restaurant for more details.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available. Recommended to park one block north on Van Buren in the 5 level parking garage. There is also a 3 level garage located on the opposite side of Washington off of Jefferson Ave.

Public Transit:
Five minute walk from the Downtown Naperville Train Station.

Executive Chef:
Margaro Ochoa

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have private rooms that hold parites as small as 8 to as many as 100 people.
For more information on special events please contact our events coordinator Nancy Gerenstein at 888-937-9009 x152

Private Dining

La Sorella's philosophy of simple, rustic cooking - served in a casual sophisticated dining atmosphere - is one that we proudly carry over to event planning. We have everything you need to make your party a success.

La Sorella di Francesca Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Special Occasion (43)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
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Good for Birthdays (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Casual (23)
Romantic (23)
Business Meals (21)
Authentic (20)
Cozy (20)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Fun (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
People Watching (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Seasonal (5)
Healthy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

The service was great. Our server came to the table right away. My cocktail, a cosmo, was excellent. Although no one in our party of four is vegetarian, all of us ordered meatless entrees. We enjoyed our food. My husband and I are looking forward to going back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Perfect evening. Great service. Amazing food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The greeter (male) was extremely rude to my wife when we arrived, we asked for a table by the window and his demeanor and rude response was not appreciated the rest of the staff were very friendly and helped ful

This man deserves to be trained in basic customer service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wanted to take our son who’s eleven and loves Italian food to a nice place

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service slow before it got busy even for a glass of wine at the bar.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food and great service. We had the salmon and it was excellent!

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Overall the service was very good, just more casual than expected.
The weekday lunch special is a prix fix menu with soup or bruschetta, any entree from the menu & dessert of tiramisu or a gelato filled profiteroles. Amazing deal for $16 which is less than most of the entrees are on there own.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a very enjoyable dinner. The tricolor bruschetta was delicious. I had the 1/2 chicken in garlic and lemon with potato wedges - it was so moist and delicious. We would definitely go back again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I love this restaurant! The waitress we had was great, however, we were extremely rushed out of there, which was sad because we were celebrating a birthday! We sat down, were served, and received our check all under an hour.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent meal at affordable price. National Spaghetti Day

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in the area! The food is delicious. The service has always been excellent. The setting is cozy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall great experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The experience was fine, but we noted that the occasion was a birthday celebration when we made the reservation on Open Table and no one wished my wife a happy birthday at the restaurant. (So this may be more of a review of Open Table than La Sorella do Francesca.)

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great service ..... great food ..... food was served warm and was very good

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I go here often and am never disappointed except when they run out of your favorite dishes.
This visit was for Christmas dinner and was below their normal standard of service and food preparation, but still enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food and service were excellent. We went on Christmas Day and were so glad such a great restaurant was open. While not cheap, we feel it offered good value, especially since we didn't have to slave in the kitchen for our Christmas dinner!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Xmas Eve 7pm reservations. Seated promptly, restaurant was crowded unfortunately we were seated upstairs. Large open space, Extremely Noisy & Loud!! Air temp upstairs was very Cold. Can hear everyone's conversation around us and clanging of plates/silverware being bused. We are Repeat customers. Food was disappointing. Ordered pasta w/lobster special (lacked seafood) Expensive for portion size. Calamari fritti appetizer was chewy. Excellent “outstanding” service from our waiter Steve (Enjoyable personality).

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful experience for Christmas Eve dinner with my family. Amazing food, warm, comfortable ambiance and great service. Highly recommended!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I had made a dinner reservation several weeks prior. Despite their being empty tables when we arrived downstairs we were seated upstairs with two very loud holiday party groups. One of whom allowed their teenagers to crowd around our table several times. There was appeared to be only one waiter who was also serving as the bartender and the larger groups were ordering time consuming could cocktails. Our waiter was wonderful and did the best he could but had to send the busboy over to take our drink refresh order and we were then over charged by a drink. The food fortunately was wonderful as always.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Consistently Great Italian food. We have never been disappointed in 10 years.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Waitress was not informed of our vegan meal request despite calling ahead as well as mentioning in opentable reservation

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was good. Waiter was not friendly and engaging and I would expect that in this type of restaurant. I felt a bit like he wanted us out of the table because we were enjoying a relaxing meal. Coffee served was cold and when told of it there was no apology and seemed like we were bothering him with our request for a fresh (hot) cup of coffee.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Everything was great, especially the service!! Highly recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The diner recommendations all warned about the high noise level.
They were right: This restaurant is way too noisy for comfort.
Our wait staff, Daisy, was a TOTAL delight, could not ask for
friendlier, more attentive service. Daisy is one of the rare people
who spread joy by their mere presence. The lunch special menu
for $16.00 was outstanding and much enjoyed by myself and guests.
We had the pasta harlecchina for our entree. YUM!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Not all of our food came out at one time, by the time all was out half of our food was cold. The food was nothing special, could have done better at home. Two dishes we returned because of no flavor at all, tasteless and watery. My $26.00 sea bass with vegetables was cold, nothing special and veggies were barely steamed with no flavor. We were a large family celebrating a birthday and have been to other Francesca’s before that were wonderful-so this was a terrible let down! We were looking for a great dinner and willing to spend a little more $$ for this night. Feel like we wasted time and money, would not return!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I am at a Francesca's restaurant once a week, at least. It is sad to say I will never return to this location. They put us at the smallest table, up against another table, right behind the hostess stand. They was NO room to move. I had to YELL in order to be heard. Also, we were rushed in and out. We weren't even there 40 minutes. We weren't even finished with our appetizer and our dinner came. Very unprofessional. This location should take notes from the Bolingbrook location. I will not be back to the Naperville location.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great Lunch time special $16......................Thank you

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

We were a group of eight friends, four from out of town, who enjoyed dinner after a Christmas concert at Wentz Concert Hall. Our server was knowledgeable and professional and, even though one of the dinner specials was already sold out (it was only 5:45!) we had a few other entrees to choose from that were delicious. Always a lively crowd and a lovely atmosphere at La Sorella in Naperville, consistently excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food wasn’t as good as others locations in the chain but decent. This location is way too loud. We really couldn’t enjoy a conversation so left and had dessert elsewhere.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food at Francesca's is usually excellent. The pumpkin pasta wasn't the best; however, we've eaten there several times and will come back again because the food and downstairs atmosphere is very good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Preconceptions dinner. Everything was fantastic. Wait staff was super attentive, food was excellent

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Our meals were very good. They usually have a good special. I had pork chops a la marsala which good but the marsala sauce wasn't as flavorful has I would have wanted. Service from Jose was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have eaten here many times before and the food, drinks and service did not disappoint. However, the reason I used Open Table was to indicate that this particular dining occasion was a BIG DEAL (my wife's birthday) and neither the hostess or server ever acknowledged such. I was very disappointed and will not be back again soon.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Always good food, nice specials for the night and a great wine list. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is my favorite place to eat in Naperville. I’ve been dining here for almost 20 years.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The calamari was extremely fishy smelling had a rubber texture. The upstairs was extremely loud due to the tables being on top of each other. The entrées that we ordered were just ok nothing special we felt as though they were overpriced for the product given to us.
The wait staff was extremely friendly nice and very helpful. Unfortunately I don’t think we will be coming back to this restaurant

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a delicious and enjoyable meal! The flavors of each dish were so robust and exceptional.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food is awsome!! Great environment . I strong recommend this restaurant

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The wait staff and prompt service was incredible. Our waiter was friendly and took care to make sure we were doing well all the time. He was solicitous without being pushy or hovering. Kuddos!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner special menu was very good with roast turkey, Italian Sausage stuffing, cranberries, and mashed potato's. Our daughters opted for the butternut squash ravioli, which they loved. Great meal all around, especially when we could not be with family this year.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic
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