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Francesca's Famiglia

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100 E Station St, Barrington, IL 60010-4324 (Hough Street)
+1 847-277-1027
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My sister and I visited our hometown of Barrington, IL and had lunch at Francesca's (very familiar with their Naperville and St. Charles locations). We had awesome salmon with lentils. I can always count on a great meal there. Liked the atmosphere and nice service, too.

Thank JanReviews
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My wife,sister,and brother in law went here for dinner on our 40th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. The food was very good, and very reasonably priced. Our waiter, Martine, was great.

Thank beezbay
Deltaville, Virginia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Had been busy entertaining all week-end & we just needed a night off - this was the perfect place to enjoy a nice, quiet & delicious dinner with the family. Nice atmosphere for couples too. Great service & welcoming manager.

Thank Melissa M
Fort Myers, Florida
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184 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We dine here on occasion, usually as a group with friends & family. Always a limited menu but in a way that's good because each time we go there's always something new and/or seasonal to try. Recipes vary for me, some are so so and others have been fantastic. I tried the Penne di Sardi last night. It was just... More 

Thank Dan C
Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We went to lunch to celebrate my friend's birthday and had a wonderful relaxing lunch in this nice Italian restaurant. My friend eats gluten-free and she was thrilled with the lengthy gluten-free menu and she even had a hard time deciding what to order. A nice change for her. My friend ordered the Pasta Asparagi and she loved it. They... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Frank playing in the background, white linen table cloths, and candles. This place has all the ambiance of a true Italian restaurant. There's a good selection of appetizers and the price is not bad. Outdoor patio seating too.

Thank laurals
Lake in the Hills, IL
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Have eaten her many times but am just getting to writing a review. Everything is always great, all the pasta and fish dishes are wonderful. both the salmon and tilapia in a light lemon cream sauce is excellent! The half chicken in an herb type sauce is wonderful. Gelato and tiramisu also great. Only negative is they tend to have... More 

Thank kek
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I visited this place in July of 2015. My wife and I ate at the outdoor patio area around 11:30 on a Saturday. The server was able to suggest a few dishes and we had an appetizer, enter and dessert. The highlight of the meal was the bruschetta and salmon dish. Both were fabulous. I highly recommend this place for... More 

Thank Matt C
Taylorville, Illinois
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had large salads and appetizers. everything was great and the service was spot on. we were like mid afternoon soon it wasn't the most conveinient for them but they treated us like kings

Thank Al D
Naples, Florida
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384 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Alfresco dining yes. Romantic no. Service and staff was attentive plus helpful. Disappointed in the lack of variety in a lighter fare menu. The entrees were prepared and presented perfectly. Like to try lunch sometime.

Thank Chaucer39

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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$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 100 E Station St, Barrington, IL 60010-4324
    (Hough Street)
  • Public Transportation: Conveniently located within walking distance from the Metra train stop. Enjoy a quick bite or coctail or a leisurely meal while you wait for train or friends on the train.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 847-277-1027

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