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 5 concepts across 25 locations in 3 states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 18 Francesca’s Restaurants, 4 Davanti Enoteca's, Disotto, Fat Rosie’s and Hillgrove Tap.
I think the food and service has gone down recently...new ownership and chefs perhaps? I will give it another try but was disappointed.
We always have a great meal and experience! The service is efficient and professional, the food is great and it was a lovely birthday treat!
Good as usual but they did forget one of our guests order.
Waited 30 minutes for our table past our reservation time. Had to order right away as we had a 1 year old in tow. Waited more than 75 minutes for our food and we all ordered basic pastas. Eventually had to tell them we needed to take it to go and it still took another 15 minutes to get the food. Pastas were mediocre at best.
Always amazing food! Can’t go wrong with Francesca’s Intimo.
Great assortment & gluten free menu. They will also accommodate special requests.
We always take our grandchildren there. They love the meat balls and spaghetti and the tiramisu!
It waa good.. very crowded tonight!
Very noisy! It was difficult to talk across a small table for two without shouting. They were very busy but our waiter allowed us to enjoy our cocktail before ordering. My whitefish over risotto was excellent, but could have been half the portion. Still one of our favorite places for great food!
Very good wine selection, excellent food and service.
3 meals arrived on time. The pizza was completely wrong and needed to be reordered. The wedge salad, recommended for sharing, was very small. Our special occasion was not even recognized. They did give us 1 slice of tiramisu for our order delay. My salmon was wonderful.
Delicious. Requested a booth when making the reservation but none were available. Noise level a little loud. Service, cocktails and food very good.
I brought my friend to Francesca’s to celebrate her birthday. Our lunches were delicious, the service was very good, and a birthday treat with a candle was presented to her at the end of the meal. It was a lovely way to acknowledge her special day.
It was great
As always, great meal and service!
Absolutely delicious. I wish I’d known about this place sooner.
Always good and the service is great! The specials and the wine list never disappoint. We have been big fans for more than 20 years.
Best food on the North Shore, great service and Lisa is the greatest at the front desk!
Excellent menu and ambiance. Good wine list, albeit small
Food and service were very good. The salmon with capers was excellent, as was the chicken parmigiana. Our guests also were very pleased with their lunch selection. There were not too many other diners even though our reservation was at the peak lunch hour time, so the service was very attentive.
Always such a wonderful experience! Food is superb and the service is always attentive and kind!
Awesome experience. Always enjoy the anniversary pricing specials too.
Bronzini dish was virtually inedible. Other items were fine.
Great gluten free menu. Mary provided wonderful service. Lunchtime combos are delicious & good value.
It just doesn’t get better than this. Great food - yes. But the service and hospitality trumps everything. Wonderful experience.
We always enjoy eating at Francesca's Intimo. In fact, we included it in our itinerary on a visit back to Chicago and did not regret it!
Excellent food. Nice quiet seating. Lovely server
Disappointed with the food. The bruschetta appetizer was delicious and we excited for the next course which took a long time to come out. Three different pasta selections and we all agreed that we’ve had better, sorry to say.
Extremely slow service
Seated quickly. Very crowded. Bar area overflowing into dining area. Diners greeting other diners across the room — none of this of course is controllable by the restaurant. Just trying to describe the loudness. Tried a new dish and was amazed by it!!! Try the bistecca!!! Wine list needs updating. Two bottles we ordered were off by 4 years from the menu and waiter didn’t point it out — we notice when he displayed bottle prior to opening at table. Honestly with the people yelling and bumping into my chair and nearly knocking things off my table with purses, jackets, etc. I was happy to leave.
We’ve been to Francesca’s MANY times but our meals tonight were particularly good! Love the current preparation for the salmon.
Very crowded & noisy on a Thursday evening. Service was OK, considering the crowd.
It was my birthday. Just me and my husband. Server was very nice and helpful and everything was delicious!!
Always a great meal. No complaints.
Great food, great service, we will definitely be going back here.
Incredible food.. Just small short of pasta but tasty and fresh. Wine list also right on variety and price. Will return by sure
The food was amazing. I like how they change the menu every 30 days. Our server was the best.