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Franchesco's

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7128 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL 61107
+1 815-229-0800
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Machesney Park
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we walked in the door until we completed our desert, this place was true class. Excellent service, excellent food and wonderful atmosphere describe our experience.

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Thank Tom Y
Valparaiso, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Rockford for my birthday recently and happened to stay at a different hotel than normal. Lucky for us our ride to the the Anderson Japanese Gardens took us by an interesting new (for us) restaurant, Francescos, that looked promising so we decided to stop in and check out the menu for possible later dining. Being only 1:00,... More 

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Thank John B
Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first time at Franchesco's and it was a pleasant experience from beginning to end. We arrived early but we were seated immediately. The dining room was beautiful..subtle lighting, lavish atmosphere and perfectly set table. Our server was very pleasant and attentive to our needs. We started our evening with cocktails which were blended to perfection. We were not rushed... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

There were six of us for dinner at Franchesco's. My husband often takes customers here but it was the first time here for me. I would definitely go back again.

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Thank Susan E
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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307 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Franchesco's opened this facility about 10 years ago after re-locating from an out-lot in the Cherryvale Mall. The bar is well stocked and cocktails are great. Food and service are always excellent.

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Thank Michael H
St. Charles IL
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Vast menu & wine list, outstanding service with a lavish, Italian decor. Highly recommend you check this place out, when you need your Italian fix, you'll be back again & again!

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Thank Randy W
Belvidere, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

So-so service, not bad food, took too long to arrive. Very classy building and decorating, situated in a very well landscaped location, but too expensive for the experience

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Atmosphere excellent, entertainment on weekends. Large menu selections. Large bar area. Benny the owner a real gentleman.

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Hudson, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I ordered the grouper with a miso glaze and a sake white sauce. Hands down the best seafood ever! Unlike some restaurants, Franchesco's served real grouper. The lobster bisque was also excellent. All-in-all, a very memorable meal. The service was flawless and the character of the restaurant was a charming era of Bing Crosby and Dean Martin. A definite return... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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414 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I have eaten here once before for lunch and decided to try dinner when in town this time. Great service and great food. The French onion soup was really good and the Chilean Sea Bass was cooked to perfection.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, American, Pizza, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7128 Spring Creek Rd., Rockford, IL 61107
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-229-0800
Description
Franchesco's has a brand new location to serve you. Come and check out our spectacular dining room, night club, and banquet facilities.
All of our menu items are made to order, with only fresh ingredients. From prime steaks and succulent veal to fresh seafood delivered daily , and over 20 different pasta options, we feature one of the largest menus in the Midwest.
Our homemade dough and sauce is made fresh daily, for our award winning pizza. We deliver and have carry out or drive-up window service available.
From dining to cocktails, our staff is qualified to accommodate your every need.
Schedule your next event at Franchesco's. We have several options available for special events, parties, weddings, and meetings. Come visit us for the ultimate dining experience. Call today for your table or banquet reservations

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?