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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)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Brenham, TX
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for a business dinner. The appetizers and meals were excellent. They can do good Italian! Our service was a little slow. The place has a very nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank Richard R
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always an interesting but short regularly changing menu - great for people interested in variety. Perhaps not ideal for anyone looking for a specific dish or for kids though they'll make a basic pizza for them. Great desserts.

Thank LyleK
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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267 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The smells of homemade, high quality Italian greet you at the door! Although we arrived late on a Tuesday evening, this restaurant was full of families, business diners, and personal celebrations. The tilapia was incredible! Fresh and seven with flavorful veggies. Colleagues enjoyed their roscoe and pasta dishes. The veggie sides ere cooked to perfection. But don't miss the lava... More 

Thank creativecrew
La Grange, Illinois
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner reservations, arrived on time and were seated immediately even thoughthe place was packed with others celebrating Father's Day. Two very friendly hostesses met us at the door with one of them escorting us to our table. While it was 90 degrees outside it was comfortably cool inside. Our waiter came ad took our orders for refreshments and... More 

Thank James F
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My husband and I had dinner here on a Sunday evening to celebrate our 24th anniversary. When my husband made reservations, he let them know that it would be our anniversary and asked for a quiet booth. When we arrived the hostess wished us a happy anniversary and brought us to a very nice rounded booth which had a "Happy... More 

1 Thank ChicagoVacation4
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We had a reception there this week and the service, appetizers and wine selection were amazing. The stuffed portobello mushrooms with goat cheese were the hit of the party (even for those who claimed they did not like goat cheese), the appetizer pizza, the asparagus wrapped in proscuitto and the chicken in a roman sauce were pure delicacies. The risotto... More 

Thank Rose P
Middelburg, South Africa
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

The food was really good, i ordered a chicken mario, was really juicy and not overdone. My colleagues complained about too much salt in their sauce but my dish was great. Also tried the recommend beer which was awesome! It took about a hour to order our food :-(

Thank Hbk2001
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I have been going to Francesca's with my wife and friends for 5 years now. This is one of the best places to go in Arlington Heights. The staff is really quick, friendly, and we have seen very little turnover since we have been going there. Our order is pretty simple when we usually go in but we really have... More 

Thank wes l
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Been here at least 6 times and always good with a vibrant yet "not too noisy" atmosphere. Sat in the bar last time there and will do that again. Very quaint and cozy place and feels like true Italian. Best of all the food is great!

Thank Hawthorn1Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Inviting and warm environment with friendly, helpful staff. This is a neighborhood gem that we have visited many times. We have visited for special occasions and for 'ordinary' nights out. It is consistently high quality. Flatbreads - excellent Pasta - Excellent Soup - Excellent You can't go wrong and we will return. Highly recommend to anyone.

Thank FreqFlier2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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

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