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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (46)
Special Occasion (44)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Romantic (26)
Great for Lunch (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Business Meals (21)
Authentic (20)
Cozy (19)
Casual (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Fun (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
People Watching (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Seasonal (5)
Healthy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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Spicy (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Best resteraunt in Naperville

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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Cozy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 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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 (Chicago)·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!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·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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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·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.

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 13, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 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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 (Chicago)·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 6, 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 4, 2018

Excellent meal at affordable price. National Spaghetti Day

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 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 December 31, 2017

Overall great experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 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 25, 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 25, 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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 (Chicago)·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 24, 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 24, 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 21, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 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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