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Franchesco's

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7128 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL 61107
+1 815-229-0800
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here on our way home from Chicago. Nice atmosphere and pleasant waitstaff. We had a pasta dish and a steak, both were good.

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Thank Kristi K
Loves Park, Illinois
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just finished a wonderful dinner at Francesco's. This was my first time eating there. The atmosphere was extremely romantic. There was a single red rose in a vase on each table. The lights were dim. The music was Sinatra, at just the right volume. We were welcomed when we first came in. There were gentleman going to each table... More 

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Thank Bradbury777
Bensalamone, Owner at Franchesco's, responded to this review

Your generous compliments are most appreciated. We always strive to be the very best and the rewards are always the kind words from people like you. More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended my son's wedding, wedding reception dinner and dance hosted by the bride's parents. I have to say it was excellent. Everything was planned out and executed to perfection. Food was great and the entire venue was perfect. I would highly recommend this for any or all of your wedding venue!

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Thank Mark C
Bensalamone, Owner at Franchesco's, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review Mark. It's a special day for the parents as well as the bride and groom. Your kind words are appreciated and hope to see you again soon. More 

Belvidere, Illinois
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I'm looking for a meal, not just dinner, this is place is high on my list to consider. Consistently friendly staff, really good food, and ambience that is upscale without the sky high prices. I enjoy both the dining room and a high top in the bar, different but both a nice experience.

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Thank SkipperBill2
Bensalamone, Owner at Franchesco's, responded to this review

Thank you Bill, your review is much appreciated. Our model was always based on the Big City" experience at Rockford prices. You nailed it.... More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a very busy, physically demanding business trip. The last night, I had a little extra time so I asked around and was told that Franchesco's was the best restaurant, in my area. I wanted a steak but a regular at the bar told me that I should get Italian food..that it was delicious. SO I told the... More 

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Thank GaryC03051
Bensalamone, Owner at Franchesco's, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful compliments, if you are ever back in the area please be sure to ask for me. It would be a pleasure to meet you. (maybe we can discuss the recipe for the Boursin Filet w/ our sun dried tomato sauce) More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a wonderful Saturday evening at Franchesco's. Starting in Benny's Lounge...then to an event in Frank's Room...then back to Benny's Lounge. Great service and staff in a unique and attractive setting. The "Special Salad" is to die for if you love Antipasto Salad. Generous cocktails and reasonable prices all around. A locally-owned operation led by Benny, his octogenarian father and... More 

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Thank David M
Bensalamone, Owner at Franchesco's, responded to this review

Your kind words and friendship are only surpassed by your generosity. It was great to see you last weekend, brought back great memories. It was a great party made possible by a gracious host and wonderful guests. Hope to see you back again soon. More 

Belvidere, Illinois
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for the New Years Eve party. There was no communication about anything. There was supposed to be a champagne toast at midnight. I never found out where. It took the better part of an hour to get through the food line. Never saw any chicken satay or pasta that was on the menu. Two food lines as opposed to... More 

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Thank Laurel F
Bensalamone, Owner at Franchesco's, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience, that was truly not our intention. We really appreciate your feedback and hope you do give us the chance to make it right. I would also like to take this opportunity to comment on your points... We did have a rather large attendance on NYE and did our absolute best to accommodate... More 

Belvidere, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Franchesco's is nice for a celebration dinner. Excellent red sauce and great service. They also have great pizza. Fun lounge on weekends with live entertainment, and the patio in the summer is a beautiful place for a drink or dinner on a warm evening.

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Thank Beth B
Bensalamone, Owner at Franchesco's, responded to this review

Thanks Beth, look forward to seeing you back soon Please ask for mr next time you are in. Benny S. More 

Rockford, Illinois
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136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Francesco's is becoming our go-to place for carry out pizza and salad. The pizza and especially the special salad (with plenty of pepperoni, shredded cheese, artichoke hearts, green peppers, and other goodies --along with a REALLY YUMMY Italian dressing) are SO good! ! Oh, and we are big fans of the garlic bread as well. Also, if you're looking to... More 

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Thank Redbirds1
Bensalamone, Owner at Franchesco's, responded to this review

Your input is very highly valued and appreciated. Please accept my apologies if the lasagna was not up to our normal standard. Our lasagna recipe has been part of the family business for 30+ years, and I can assure you this matter will be looked into. I'd love to hear more on this, so I can better address the issue.... More 

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Had such good food and service, I'm not sure what else to say. Had the tuna which was absolutely first rate. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. What a delicious and delightful evening. Thanks, Benny.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
Pizza, Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:30
Saturday
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7128 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL 61107
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-229-0800
Description
Franchesco's has a brand new location to serve you. Come and check out our spectacular dining room, night club, and banquet facilities.
All of our menu items are made to order, with only fresh ingredients. From prime steaks and succulent veal to fresh seafood delivered daily , and over 20 different pasta options, we feature one of the largest menus in the Midwest.
Our homemade dough and sauce is made fresh daily, for our award winning pizza. We deliver and have carry out or drive-up window service available.
From dining to cocktails, our staff is qualified to accommodate your every need.
Schedule your next event at Franchesco's. We have several options available for special events, parties, weddings, and meetings. Come visit us for the ultimate dining experience. Call today for your table or banquet reservations

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