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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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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Hands Down The Best Calamari!!!

I am a big fan of all the Francesca's, from the one in Wrigley which started it all Mia Francesca to the one in Elmhurst and Arlington Heights. Always great! They have the best Calamari you would ever have.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cindy V
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am a big fan of all the Francesca's, from the one in Wrigley which started it all Mia Francesca to the one in Elmhurst and Arlington Heights. Always great! They have the best Calamari you would ever have.

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Thank Cindy V
Arlington Heights, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My husband and I have gone here for years. Great food and service. Always consistent. Hope they continue to have success.

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Thank Pattyred
Naples, Florida
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280 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

When an energetic family of 14 descends on a restaurant they challenge the limits. The Italian food could not be better. Full of flavor, spicy when needed and generous servings, the menu offers a great variety. BUT. The service was exceptional. The celebration would not have been as fabulous without the services of Habib. His warm smile, engaging personality and... More 

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Thank Chaucer39
Arlington Heights, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I recently took my family (14 people) out to dinner at Francesca's. The service was very gracious and attentive to our needs. The drinks and food were awesome. With this many people we tested a good portion of the menu, and all dishes were terrific. The menu is on the smaller side, but they have a good variety and make... More 

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Thank Ed R
Arroyo Grande, California
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Anytime I am close this is the place to go! Let's start with dessert! OMG pistachio gelato filled cream puffs with semi-sweet chocolate sauce. I could eat three orders! AMAZING! All pasta is house made and amazing. The ravioli is amazing and the wine list is yummy! Hard to choose! Love Love Love this restaurant and am hoping to be... More 

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Thank puptravelw
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We went here with a large party and we were given a great table, not one that was too small or way in the back. The wait staff were so helpful and attentive and although the restaurant was crowded we were never rushed. Our waiter made entree and wine recommendations and food was delicious and the portions were huge. The... More 

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Thank Dreamingone
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Fancescas is a neighborhood gem and perfect for date nights, ladies gatherings, business lunch or private parties. The most memorable time I have had there was to witness an impromptu engagement party - they are flexible, professionals with fantastic food offerings. Be sure to ask your wait staff for current and latest and greatest offerings.

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Thank dfelt01
Chicago, IL
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Been here twice in one month and love the food here. If you are vegetarian there are options not shown on the menu. Will be going back!

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Thank heartnsoul
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service. I highly recommend the tilapia and the carpaccio. The pizzas are also good. Low carb and delicious.

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Thank LorraineSN
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We found this restaurant on Open Table. What a great find. We happened to go on a Wednesday night when they run their dinner special. I believe it was $30 per person for a salad, an entree and a dessert. There were no restrictions. Your choice of any items from their menu. They also have a very nice wine list.... More 

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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?