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La Sorella di Francesca

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18 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540-5309 (Washington)
630-961-2706
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    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
Wonderful vibe!

Wonderful vibe! We've been to La Sorella several times and always found the ambiance to be very lively and energetic. While the noise level can be a bit high at times, holding a normal conversation isn't a challenge. On this particular visit, we didn't find the food to be quite as good as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
marty b
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Wheaton, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Wheaton, Illinois
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Wonderful vibe! We've been to La Sorella several times and always found the ambiance to be very lively and energetic. While the noise level can be a bit high at times, holding a normal conversation isn't a challenge. On this particular visit, we didn't find the food to be quite as good as normal but still had an enjoyable time... More 

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Shorewood, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Love the atmosphere. Have always had great food and service!

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Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I first patronized this place almost 20 years ago. Having recently returned from Europe, the food struck me then as very authentic. On this last visit, I was very disappointed by the quality of the pizza. The Quatro Staggioni was not very well-cooked, and the black olives tasted like they came from a can.

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Naperville, IL
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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
37 helpful votes 37 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
110 reviews 110 reviews
72 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Bern
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?