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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
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

WE LOVE THIS RESTAURANT! So much so, that we went back with another couple several weeks after we first tried it. We normally go to the Francesca's in Lake Forest, but I think this one is even better. Aaron, the Manager, greeted us with a huge smile in a warm and friendly manner. Both times we were seated within minutes... More 

Thank northsub
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we were sneaking in for an "early" dinner at 6 on a Saturday night and the place was hoppin' ! No wait though. Delicious appetizer with buratta cheese and prosciutto, Roasted Chicken dinner and roasted Cod dinner. All very good.

Thank dmsalazar22
Des Plaines
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73 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Forget the spaghetti or ravioli with meat or marinara sauce type menus. Francesca's menu is a stand out. Unusual offerings which change often, sometimes daily. The food is superb, very fresh and the presentation makes the food look very appealing. They are also very good about special orders. Great service. You can't go wrong here. Enjoy!

Thank TreedDesPlaines
Chicago, Illinois
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219 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had a very nice Valentines Day dinner at Francesca's this past Tuesday. We made reservations through Open Table and arrived a little early. Our table was ready a little early and we were seated nicely. Our server did a nice job of taking care of us. He wasn't pushy and rushing us but did keep the meal moving. I... More 

Thank Alan S
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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135 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Our visit on Valentine's day was a lesson in extreme disappointment rescued by some marvelous redemption. Since it was also our 30th anniversary, my wife had called long ahead to see if they would be serving their version of Osso Buco, a dish her Grandmother often made on special occasions. When assured they would be, she made the reservation. When... More 

Thank Joecompute
Salt Lake City, Utah
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Was with large group so had a prix fix menu. House salad is not something to spend money on. Heavy dressing, boring. Just lettuce, 3 pieces of cucumber, some carrots and 2 pieces of tomato. Sautéed tilapia with mushrooms and peppers and onions good but same as at home. Profiteroles with pistachio gelato good, tiramisu was better. Friend had the... More 

Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Enjoyed good food and were allowed to visit without being rushed. Also, one of the few places in downtown Arlington Hts. with it's own parking lot if you get there early enough to find a spot before needing valet service.

Thank seniorgal43
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 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 

Thank Mark C
Chicago, Illinois
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213 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 

Thank Claude P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 November 2016

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!

Thank ScrappyTraveler2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
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?