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La Sorella di Francesca

4.5
1616 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Birthdays
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(630) 961-2706
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Margaro Ochoa
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Catering
Catering options are available on premise or off premise. Please call the restaurant for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington
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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.
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Public transit
Five minute walk from the Downtown Naperville Train Station.
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 1616 People Are Saying
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BusinessDiner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great!excellent service. Great food recommendations. Great setting for a business meal.

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ChristopherL 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Been a favorite for 12 years and always a great experience. Have tried a variety of menu items but -- do the specials.

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Bonnie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

It’s always a pleasure to eat at La Sorella. The food is excellent and the place is perfect for a romantic dinner.

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CourtneyQ 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Love it! 3rd visit and we will be back! Great service. Delicious food. Cozy ambiance for a date.

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vipDisgruntled (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

Tables to close together no room to move or room for tables to be served. Food good though

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

I LOVE all the Francesca restaurants! You always serve your food piping hot which I love!

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bizlunch (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I took my wife and 2 teen daughters to here for Valentines Day. the waiter was a little over whelmed but very accommodating on some special orders we threw at him. This is our "go to" Italian restaurant in town and have been going here for over 10 years. it is good but it just seems like it can be better. i am not sure if it is somewhat average because it is a Chicago Chain restaurant? or because the management is off? I cant place what is off? the food runners need more training. they stood at one side of the table and handed our food out like we were coming through the drive through and we had to pass the dishes around ourselves. I will go back again but i just wish this place was overall better.

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DrewW (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This resteraunt is always really great. Recommend it to many. This visit I did get the wrong meal but didn’t say anything, ate it and it was still good. Probably should have let them know but it was very busy and didn’t want to wait. Will still go back.

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Troftee (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

One of our favorite places to go for dinner in downtown Naperville, They were very gracious with finding us a table by the window upstairs. Seating is close together throughout the restaurant and sitting by the windows provides a nice atmosphere since tables are so close. Great place. Food always good.

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

Excellent service as always. Never knew they had an upstairs dining room. Very nice. Food was outstanding as always. Our go to Italian spot.

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

Best resteraunt in Naperville

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AnnieC (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our second visit to La Sorella in the past 3 wks; so good the first time we just had to come back. We were celebrating Valentine's Day. Busy night but the service and meal were still fantastic. I had the chicken d'silvia....absolutely superb. Please be sure to add sausage and peppers as a side, you won't be disappointed. Finished our meal with the chocolate lava cake, not a fan being paired with mint gelato switched it to vanilla and it is to die for! Thank you for making our Valentine's Day extra special. 😍❤

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TonyG (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My wife and I celebrated Valentine’s Day here. We knew it would be crowded, but tables were extremely close together. We felt cramped and in the way. What really killled our experience was the waiter, however. He didn’t even introduce himself - rudely grabbed a menu off our table to help another guest. It took 45 mins to place our order (server refused to let us order dinner with our appetizers) and we didn’t eat until after an hour and 15 of waiting. The food was delicious, however, overpriced (8 or 9 raviolis for 18 bucks) and small portions. Another weird note: a kid snuck in and was selling candy bars for his b-ball team table-to-table. Will definitely not return.

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

It was Valentines Day and I think they tried to squeeze too many tables in as it was VERY cramped. It felt like we had 4 other people at our table and the waiter had to reach over us to get to the corner table.
We've been at La Sorella before and it was much better than this.

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LeticiaC (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing food! I wish i would tried this place sooner. One of my top 10 places in Illinois to eat!

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Bellyton10barnumsby (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Friendly staff, good service and always delicious selections at affordable prices!

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StevenJ (Nashville)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Was just OK. Calamari was excellent. Entrees were OK. Lacked the flavor comparable to the price. Service was great. Worst part of the evening was the end. Ordered coffee. Came out cold. Like, cold, cold. We sent it back and it came back about 5 degrees warmer. Disappointing end to an otherwise nice experience. If anything, an Italian restaurant ought to be able to get its coffee right.

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JMHal (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

As always, great food and adult beverages. Very noisy on first floor area made conversation difficult. Waitress was somewhat disorganized.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We live this restaurant. It’s cozy on the main floor and has a lovely private room for special occasions upstairs. Fresh, delicious and lunch specials that can’t be beat!

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sheryl (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

louis was a great server. he was very attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. love the food and the ambiance. The evening my husband and I dined there, I noticed there were more than a few groups with small kids so the noise level was louder than normal.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The restaurant was packed and smelled awesome. We ordered an appetizer, 2 mains and 2 desserts. The food was phenomenal. The fillet medallions melted in my mouth and my husband ordered seafood pasta and all the shellfish was cooked perfectly. The desserts were awesome too. Everything tasted like it came out of my Italian grandma's kitchen!

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vipOktoberfest (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Frequent customers. Highly suggest making a reservation. Saturday 6:45pm reservations. Arrived early, restaurant was busy, seated promptly. Request to sit on the 1st floor. Front staff extremely nice. Great food and value. Outstanding attentive service from our waiter Luis. Most enjoyable dining experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was excellent but it was just really loud and difficult to have a nice conversation. We were seated upstairs which I thought might be quieter but it definitely was not.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

HAD A GREAT TIME WITH GOOD FOOD AND WINE.
MEAL WAS PACED VERY NICELY BY OUR WAITER.

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JimH (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants for good reasons. Great food, wonderful menu, and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Back for another meal. Much more bustling than past visits and service had to overcome a bad credit card reader. Luckily, we had cash. Food was great and the cocktails/wine list very good. Particularly enjoy desert at this restaurant - the Pecan pie is awesome.

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JustRight (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

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Danleg98 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Perfect evening. Great service. Amazing food.

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alan (Chicago)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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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