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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful meal received as a gift.

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
5schades
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Chicago
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202 reviews 202 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Arlington Heights, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Invited 25 of my women relatives to a Holiday celebration. Food was, as always, excellent. Working with Julie was a pleasure. The private room was perfect. Wait staff professional and thoughtful. This was a fine holiday treat. Thanks!

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Chicago, Illinois
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428 reviews 428 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We came to Francesca's for an early dinner, and there were only a few other people there. Our server, Mike, was very good and attentive. We did notice that it seemed like the wine list was far more extensive than the one page menu. We opted for the Risotta Guanciale which was on that menu, and the Pasta Bolognese which... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have been here twice now and each time was wonderful. Very relaxing, impeccable service. Terrific menu offerings which include some that are unique enough to make it a fun experience if you want something more than 'the usual" Italian fare. For example, since it is fall they had a delicious pasta dish stuffed with squash (di zucca( and it... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whenever we visit our former area, we make it a point to have a meal at Francesca's in Arlington Heights. We went light this time, with just the calamari appetizer and a pizza. As usual, both were excellent and memorable. The Tuscan wine with the meal made it perfect. Wish I could eat there regularly.

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Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had previously eaten here 3 times with a large group - either the times were early or we were in a room with only the group. My husband and I came here on a Sunday evening and sat across from each other. The noise level was so loud that conversation was next to impossible. In spite of the fact... More 

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Chicago
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126 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We have not been here in years, but after a good experience at the Barrington location, we thought we would give it another try. We were glad we did. We shared a Caesar Salad, that was big enough for two and the taste was very good. Loved the addition of some peppers to the salad. For entrees my wife had... 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

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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