Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 33 times today

La Sorella di Francesca

4.5
1651 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Mon 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(630) 961-2706
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Margaro Ochoa
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Catering options are available on premise or off premise. Please call the restaurant for more details.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Washington
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Five minute walk from the Downtown Naperville Train Station.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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.

View Private Dining Details
What 1651 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great delicious authentic Italian food in a very historic building.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great place and great food!!!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Nice rustic setting, great service and the food was excellently prepared.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fun atmosphere. Noisy but high ceilings and wooden floors to be expected. We all enjoyed it!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always consistently good. Waiter was a bit “over-attentive” but it was all good.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter dinner. Server and food outstanding!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food and ambiance was great. The service was so-so, the bus staff and staff that delivered the food was good, the server, didn’t seem to come around.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Love the daily specials! Quality food and service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great service, great food.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

La Sorella is our go to for an amazing meal! We love the lentil appetizer, nochi salad, Quattro stagioni pizza, and of course all of the pastas! They have an extensive wine list and great beer selection! I had a graduation party upstairs in their private dining room a few months ago and the whole staff went above and beyond to make my day special. Lizabeth is by far the best server at La Sorella and all the staff is very friendly and knows us by name! We look forward to our dining experience every time we go to La Sorella di Francesca!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The veal was delicious but not as tender as previously served

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food was average. Ordered the pork chop special and they we very dry. Lobsters bisque was not great either. Our friend at dinner was also not impressed.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Saturday 6:30pm reservation, restaurant was busy, friendly staff, seated promptly. Menu continually changes w/daily specials. Great food & service. Our waitress "Jamie" was fantastic, most attentive. Enjoyable dining experience.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was rushed out 5-10 minutes after we ordered. The Fettuccine Bolognese was tasteless with no flavor or seasoning. We were rushed the entire meal.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent meal, value & ambiance! Wonderful having a Francesca restaurant in Naperville!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very congested and noisy. Tables are too close. Cannot stand without bumping into people. Food was just ok.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food wasn't really worth the value, in my opinion. Very loud, not a good date place like I originally thought.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It was great! Would recommend going!

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The service was not good. We were rushed through dinner even though the restaurant was only 20-30% full, we were served bruschetta without any bread, crackers, etc., I didn't get any silverware (my husband had to take some from another table), when I asked for a second glass of wine, I was charged for it, but never served the second glass (had to ask they take it off our bill), and they gave us ice cream for our anniversary, which was a nice gesture, but the ice cream was half melted and when it was served our waiter said "Happy Birthday". When I told him it was our five year Anniversary, he said sorry, that guy told me the wrong thing (and pointed somewhere off in the distance) and scuttled away. I mean, just really really bad. We've been here twice and I'm super disappointed that this was such a special occasion for us and we were treated like an easily forgotten inconvenience. Sorry to say we won't ever be back.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Fabulous Italian restaurant. Probably the best restaurant in Naperville. My wife and I have been twice now and have been very impressed.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Unfortunately the food was not as good as it's been in the past. Was really sad since I talked the place up to my friend, then ended up with a disappointing meal.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Saturday 6:30pm reservation, seated immediately. Food & service OK.

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Glasses were dirty when we sat down at the table. Tablecloth had pasta sauce on it, GROSS!!! When they brought plates for us to share our salad, those dishes were also dirty!! The pasta dishes we ordered had no flavor!! It was a waste of money!! Something is clearly going on at this restaurant, it used to be great, we would frequent it often. Last 2 Times, BAD! Very sad cause the staff is great. Food, not good! We won’t be back. A waste of $200!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The restaurant was SO crowded, that a bus boy dropped a chair on a guest. We couldn’t walk to/from our table without putting our back-ends in someone’s face. Even w/ reservations, we waited over 15 min. & the noise level does not allow for conversation!

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Super crowded , cramped and loud echo barn where the food and drinks you order won't even fit on the table where they seat you. You will be juggling plates, elbowed in the back of the head and bumped by staff and other guests throughout your meal.
Clearly, the decision was made to totally forget about guest comfort in favor of jam packing the place with tiny tables that are just a few inches apart. We had to leave after appetizers because even though we were sitting across from each other at our tiny table, we could not carry on a conversation without shouting. Ambiance and furnishings are horrible and uncomfortable.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Enjoyable but not memorable food. Tables are too cramped and it’s a very noisy and drafty restaurant.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great meals for each of the four of us. Fish and pastas mostly that night. Never disappoints.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Overall very good as usual. Great food good service .

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Lunch at 2pm on weekday. Good time to go. Very few people there.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Our experience was very nice. The food and service were excellent and will return soon.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food and service was good but with having a reservation I thought we should had better seating and not next to kitchen.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The staff were very accommodating to our delay in arriving (due to major traffic delays). Food was great but it was so noisy, I couldn't wait to get out. It seemed so ludicrous to spend all that money to delight one of the senses (taste) while assaulting another (hearing).

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This was at best a neighborhood diner at upscale prices. From the restaurant's description, we expected upscale dining. This is far from it. The atmosphere is closer to a diner. The food is somewhere in between, but definitely not up to the restaurant's hype or worth the prices charged. My sea bass was overcooked. My wife's shrimp special was rubbery. The service was friendly, but only sporadically available.

We won't return.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day; will never eat here again on this holiday. Food and service are always good here. The food was average, the service was expedited, location was over crowded and we were in the place for about 45 mins only and we were finished eating and asked about dessert. I had to slow down the server and ask for some time while we digest our food. Disappointing but just for this night.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
42