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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)
Just a five minute walk from the Arlington Heights Metro Station
847-394-3950
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gluten Free

I am following a gluten free diet and when mentioned to server, a special menu was brought out AND after I ordered, they brought a gluten free roll! Thank you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Angela P
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
Good for:
  • Large groups
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I am following a gluten free diet and when mentioned to server, a special menu was brought out AND after I ordered, they brought a gluten free roll! Thank you!

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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

They were very accommodating for a lunch following a funeral. The food was served family style, it was plentiful and delicious. The warm crusty bread was wonderful. The wait staff paced our meal very well. Not a long wait between courses and not rushed.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

First of all I am going to admit my bias... I had my rehearsal dinner here and they were amazing. Since then I have never had a bad meal. The menu changes often and shows that the chefs are not afraid to keep trying new things. The wait staff is always helpful with wine selections and your drink never reaches... More 

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I always come here for anytime I am craving Italian food. A little noisy but that's how Italian restaurants are supposed to be. Food is great, service a little slow. Make sure to reserve thru open table. You won't have to wait even if you reserve it 30 minutes before getting there.

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Springfield
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Francesca's in Arlington Heights hosted a bereavement luncheon for my family. It was a group of 60. The staff was fantastic. The food was wonderful. We were waited on attentively and thoroughly. I highly recommend Francesca's.

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arlington heights, IL
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This place is always hopping for a reason. The food is great, and so is the service. It's somewhat pricey. The carpaccio is the best I have ever had. Everything we've tried we've loved. For us, it's a special occasion place.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My husband received a gift card to Francesca's Tavola for Christmas. We took two of our children for dinner. It was lovely! The food was fabulous, the service good, a great meal! We will return soon!

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Chicago, Illinois
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181 reviews 181 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

One of my favorites, the chef changes the menu all the time so you don't know what the choices will be to you dine. Always amazing. Try a Monday lunch or dinner, VINO is 1/2 off bottles, now that's a deal. Lots of great appetizers and deserts to choose from. I love that they don't rush you nor do they... More 

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Charlottesville, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited this restaurant on 12/23 with 16 family members. My father arranged this special holiday dinner for our family and had saved all year to be able to treat us all. They had reserved a separate table for us all at 6pm--early in the night before the restaurant became too busy. We had terrible service, terrible food and a... More 

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Naples, Florida
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224 reviews 224 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

An diverse menu offering some tasty Italian dishes, Francesca's meets the standards of good pasta, suitable wines and local prices. The smiling service and staff were thorough, enthusiastic and efficient. The noise level made conversation a little difficult. This remains a great place for any occasion when you want good food reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

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: 847-394-3950

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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