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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.
Naperville, IL 60540
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering options are available on premise or off premise. Please call the restaurant for more 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.
Five minute walk from the Downtown Naperville Train Station.
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
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
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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