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

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4.5

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4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (25)
Casual (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Great for Lunch (18)
Romantic (18)
Authentic (14)
Cozy (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Business Meals (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Fun (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Steve, our server, was outstanding. He was entertaining and provided great recommendations. The grouper I had was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was amazing!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food and service! I will definitely return to dine here soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love this place. Never had a bad meal yet. Been going there for years now.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Most consistent restaurant in Naperville over the twenty years I’ve live in town. Always great food and service.
Far and away the best Italian food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The service was amazing. Our waitress recommended a number of different menu items. The food was spectacular. I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was great, the ambiance was warm and comfortable, and our waitress was very kind and perfectly attentive

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Awesome service.
Creative food presentations especially the appetizers and salads.
Desserts a bit boring.
$5 martinis a hit!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent wine selection
Excellent service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My wife and I think they have slipped based on previous meals we have had at the restaurant. We plan to take a rest from attending in the future then try again. It was our anniversary and wanted it to be a special night.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Two of us stopped in for a Sunday lunch. We split a salad to start, with their wonderful champagne vinaigrette dressing. We each had chicken entrees - mine with lemon over spinach and his with tomato based sauce and he ordered a side of roasted potatoes. Everything was great - we satisfied our appetite and will return soon!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

You just can't go wrong with any Francesca's location, really. Each location is familiar yet different, and great food is prepared very well. I think I could close my eyes, point to the menu at random, and I would love whatever the server brings me. This is authentic Italian food with creative items on the menu, but they're not creative for the sake of different. Trust me on this.

As good as the food was the last time I was there, the service was better. Our server understood my friend and I were settled in for a nice long visit. She gave us space, but we didn't have to look for her when we were ready to order - she kept an eye on us! The whole staff was friendly and attentive, and made our evening enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I've been here time and time again. This place always has good food, good service and a great ambiance. This is a favorite place for me and my husband and friend gatherings. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was excellent. But staff could use more training. Server never combined trips to save time (would only bring drinks, then return to take appetizer, then return to take dinner order, etc.). Bus Boy took all silverware after appetizer was served. Main dish was served, then they tried to remove plates immediately while we were waiting for silverware. While dessert was served, they brought us someone else's meal.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Love the menu and how it changes. It's a very loud place, however. Always find yourself shouting to be heard, which gets old fast.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food here is consistently very good, but I was disappointed this time...I ordered Tortellaci con Funghi (filled pasta with mushrooms in a burgundy cream sauce)and it was so salty I could hardly eat it. I also started with a house salad (no longer on the menu but they made me one) and it was mostly the bottom ends of the romaine lettuce leaves.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Didn't care for the table in the corner of the upper room

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had an excellent waiter. George. The place is small but the food great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints. Food is always delicious. And there is plenty of it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We have eaten here many times. This is our go to place in downtown Naperville. Always great food and service. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Unfortunately the food was not as good as in the past and it was way too noisy.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Our first visit. I thought the atmosphere was ok. They put us and the next foursome right in front of the window next to each other even though the place was empty. Would have liked a little more privacy but that's business. They had "oldies" playing rather loud throughout the restaurant.

Our server was attentive and was always there when we needed. Food was delicious. My wife had salmon and shrimp and I had a burger which was surprisingly good. The pricing was average to above average.

Overall it was ok. There are a lot of restaurants in Naperville and although pretty good, they may need to step up their game to stay competitive.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food and service were outstanding! I had veal medallions and my wife had salmon with shrimp scampi. Only negative was that the noise level within the restaurant was very loud. Difficult to converse with my wife. Our meal cost over $50 per person which seemed high, but the meal and service were outstanding!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Food and service were great. Noise was low, but it can get a bit loud at times on busy nights. Upstairs is quiet. Feel/atmosphere is very nice.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our meal was excellent. Highly recommend the pecan pie dessert!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Although the seating is rather tight, the food was delicious. Everything from appetizers to dessert was amazing. Definitely would recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Visiting family member, from Baltimore, had heard about this place from a co-worker so we made reservations so they could try it. We had been here before and they did not disappoint. The service was excellent, we had a food allergy, and he was very helpful answering our questions. Everything was a delicious. Pacing of the meal was perfect so no portion of our meal was rushed. No complaints.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

They over booked their reservations and we were going to be sat upstairs in separate small room, we said we wanted the main dining room area and it took over an hour for our table. Open Table said they had plenty of reservations.... we used to do our Christmas party there maybe have to find a new place this year.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Always a good experience @ LaFrancesca.. a little bit tight - but great food and great service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Waiter was condasending

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service was spot on and they were very attentive and helpful. The food was amazing! The Burrata was so yummy and our dishes were too! Best spicy rigatoni we've had at an Italian restaurant!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food wasn't the best I have had from there. Very disappointed in the "pea" soup which was more of a thick chunky potato soup with barely a pea flavor and the meat was barely visible. Told the server and she just said sorry. We didn't finish a bowl with 4 people eating it. No manager sent over or taken off of the bill. The bruschetta with goat cheese was also a joke. It wasn't whipped and put on the bread but rather sprinkled over the top of the "special" one with arugula which all rolled off the minute you picked it up to eat it. 4 small pieces for $12. :(
Other than that the dinner was good and Birgitte at the front was very friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 31, 2017

As usual, a great meal! I had the salmon which is always a win in my book, cooked to perfection with veggies fresh and delicious. We were looking for white sangria which they didn't have on the menu, and as usual, they were so accommodating and fixed some up for us- delicious. Thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

La Sorella is one of our favorite local restaurants—great food and great atmosphere. Lizabeth's impeccable service is one of the reasons we love this place. She's a true pro and makes us feel special every time we come in.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food was good , me and then family went for me and my dad birthday lunch. It was very good and the service was great. Even gave us free birthday dessert. Definitely a must go.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Awesome food, awesome service

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

A must try restaurant when you visit downtown Naperville. Great atmosphere on a Friday evening, lively yet you are able to have a conversation without struggling to hear others in your party. Food selection and presentation are great. The taste was outstanding. The waiter was humorous and very attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent service and recommendations I want to thank Maria she was our waitress great recommendation about wine.food.dishes
We will come back, *

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Met 3 other couples for Lunch on a Friday and they had a nice table for 8 setup for us. We all got the Lunch special for $16 that included Soup / Bruschetta, full size entree, and desert. The meal and service were fantastic.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

I have lived in the Naperville area for years, and have been waiting to try LaSorella forever. Took the opportunity with the need for a business meal and it truly delivered! From the Service, ambiance to the food, Everything was on Point! I will definitely be going back soon for a family meal to share the outstanding cuisine with my husband!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Business Meals
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