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Francesca's Tavola

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208 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1929 (1/2 Block south of Northwest Highway)
+1 847-394-3950
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly Italian restaurant in the heart of the old town in Arlington Heights in the NW suburbs of Chicago. Last minute dinner with 4 work colleagues - the restaurant was surprisingly full for a Monday evening, but the maitre'd found us a nice quiet table adjacent to the bar area. Excellent menu with all the traditional Italian specialties that you... More 

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Thank Mark C
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With so many terrific Italian restaurants in the Chicago area I wonder why anyone would choose this place. We started at the bar. Very limited selection of whisky combined with an unfriendly bartender. Not a great start. The service was very lackluster and slow. The menu was uninspired. The food was completely average. There is insufficient parking which you might... More 

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Thank Claude P
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff, chefs and team at Francesca's made for a perfect birthday party. We used the back room, and they were so attentive and helpful! The food was fantastic, and a few special dietary requests were handled with grace and speed. I would highly recommend this restaurant; we'll be back next time we're in town!

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Thank ScrappyTraveler2016
Lexington, Kentucky
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our baby shower here for about 30 people here on a Saturday and couldn't have made a better choice. Our group had the back room which was very private, and while there was another large group in the restaurant the food still came out quickly and quality was great. The service was one of the best parts, we... More 

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Thank Eric M
Delray Beach, Florida
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208 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

On a Sunday, we hosted 30 family members for a set menu luncheon, and everyone was happy. We started with Caesar and mixed green salads, followed by rigatoni and vegetables and roasted salmon with morvegetables. The salmon was moist and the pasta, al dente. How perfect! Profiteroles and biscotti topped it off. We planned the event with Julie, and it... More 

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Scarborough, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and good service. It had good wine list and the food was excellent.

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Thank JohnDMc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great service, great food, great friends. I had the Penne with Italian sausage. Caesar salad to start. Good selection from salads to pasta to chops. Nice wine list, and a full bar.

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Thank CLK56
Illinois
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I say this is a good evening out. The food is good, portions are fine and clearly fresh, friendly and clean. The ONLY criticism I would pass along is the wait staff could be improved.

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Thank Ben E
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We held my daughter's baby shower at Francesca's after reviewing many venues in the northwest suburbs. There were so many pros: Francesca's planner worked with us to set a menu and layout that was just what we wanted. The family-style food items were excellent. We were even able to have a seasonal green salad with raspberries and candied pecans. The... More 

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Thank Sally C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Had Pizza Tricolor. Rigatoni with Vodka Pink Sauce and Spinach Ravioli. All delicious, fresh crusty bread, with Grated cheese and olive oil. I will return n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1929
    (1/2 Block south of Northwest Highway)
  • Public Transportation: Just a five minute walk from the Arlington Heights Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-394-3950

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?