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La Sorella di Francesca

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18 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-5309 (Washington)
630-961-2706
Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Crowed, noisy, slow, but oh so delicious

La Sorella is what I imagine a working class restaurant in Italy to be like. They are in a narrow space on two floors, with the maximum number of tables jammed in. There is a strong accent on wines, and a relaxed (slow) pace to service. If you are expecting a quiet romantic dinner you will be very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Mike F
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Naperville, IL
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Naperville, IL
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

La Sorella is what I imagine a working class restaurant in Italy to be like. They are in a narrow space on two floors, with the maximum number of tables jammed in. There is a strong accent on wines, and a relaxed (slow) pace to service. If you are expecting a quiet romantic dinner you will be very unhappy. If... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Loved to go here on a regular basis. However the last two times we have visited have we not had a great dining experience. The menu options have changed and pasta offered did not appeal to our table of 6. The pasta ended up being just "ok" and the chicken lemon and also seafood dish was over salted and loaded... More 

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were here with another couple just prior to New Years Eve. Walked in and found a packed house just prior to our reservation time, turns out we were seated within 5 mins (Nicely done). Once seated, it took about 5 mins to get greeted (not a big deal) though server wanted drink order right away. I'm simple, though the... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We really wanted to love this restaurant. But, it was overcrowded despite a reservation, service was exceptionally slow and the food over-salted...

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I go to La Sorella on a regular basis for special events, such as her birthday or our 30th wedding anniversary. Always great food, great ambiance, great wine, excellent service,. We recommend La Sorella to those with a taste for really good Italian cuisine.

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Warsaw, IN
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We have been going to “la Sorella” for wonderful Italian food for nearly twenty years; they have never disappointed us. This time, we were in Naperville on a quick trip with 2 other couples and we were looking for a place that was both informal and “somewhat gourmet”. They filled the bill. For appetizers, my wife and I shared fried... More 

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Athens
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visited the restaurant with friends. Since most of us come from a Mediterranean country, we expected Mediterranean cuisine from an Italian restaurant. As it proved, we all had high hopes, as the result didn't live up to our expectations. Despite the impressive names & description of the dishes, the actual food served was not good. Apart from one in our... More 

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Bern
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a typical american-italian cuisine restaurant. Unfortunately, nothing in common with the real italian cooking. Mussels were dipped in a overwhelming tomato sauce (?), penne pasta with shrimps and zucchini, as well (totally forbidden in the analogous "italian" dish). The waiter even asked if I wanted to have meat balls or chicken-breast on my spaghetti with tomatoes and mozzarella... More 

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Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Food was good, but we were looking for some good pasta and there were not a lot of options on the menu. No spaghetti or fettucini or lasagna.

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Athens
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Visited the restaurant with friends. Since most of us come from a Mediterranean country, we expected Mediterranean cuisine from an Italian restaurant. As it proved, we all had high hopes, as the result didn't live up to our expectations. Despite the impressive names & description of the dishes, the actual food served was not good. Apart from one in our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-5309
    (Washington)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Naperville
  • Phone Number: 630-961-2706

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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