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Francesca's By The River

A member of Francesca's Restaurant Group, Francesca's by the River features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. The restaurant, located in beautiful downtown St. Charles, encourages the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices.

About The Francesca’s Restaurant Group: Founded in 1992 by Restaurateur Scott Harris, Francesca’s Restaurant Group has grown from a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Chicago’s North Clark Street to a restaurant group of three concepts across 33 locations and four states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 23 Francesca’s Restaurants, five Davanti Enoteca, and five Glazed and Infused locations.
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517 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(517 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 517 reviews
5 stars
(278)
4 stars
(178)
3 stars
(41)
2 stars
(15)
1 star
(5)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(219)
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  • fit for foodies(193)
  • good for groups(178)
  • romantic(142)
  • great for lunch(107)
Francesca's By The River Reviews List
Review 1 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list
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Review 2 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 3 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Never disappoints.

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Place was packed. I think they are busy in general but it appeared there was a HS dance of some sort, and a wake in the very back. Once the wake cleared, management and staff quickly turned over the tables and got everyone seated. We asked to be seated by the fireplace and were not disappointed.
They make a great whitefish that my wife loves. Drinks are a bit pricey but good."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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Review 4 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 5 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 6 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2004
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Review 7 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent Italian Food....and Service.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We both had the Swordfish .... it was excellent. Francesca's "never " disappoints."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 8 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Enjoyed our meal, although it could have bee warmer."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
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Review 9 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2011
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Review 10 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

alway good

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Great place to enjoy a meal. We had pasta & sea food, all were done just right. Good friendly service. Front dinning room does get loud."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 11 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Solid and Reliable

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Solid and reliable. Upbeat, clean and inviting venue. Great variations in classic Italian fare. Management and wait staff knowledgeable and accommodating. One member of our party required a wheelchair. Staff worked hard to make him feel welcomed and comfortable. Dinner servings are huge. Lots left over for subsequent lunches. We love it"
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 12 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A perfect place to celebrate!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This St Charles gem was a great place to enjoy a great meal with friends! The food was excellent and our waiter not only cute, but very accommodating to one of my fussy guests! The noise level was fine, although it was packed! I wanted a nice trendy place that was not overly stuffy or Fancy and this hit the spot! I'll be back again!"
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice downtown St. Charles spot

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Dinner before a show - good food and service. Nothing extraordinary, but didn't disappoint by any means. Good, not great. Atmosphere and noise level are OK, parking can be a bit tricky on their lot and you may have to use garage across the street. Not a big deal, but worthy of note."
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 14 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
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Review 15 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2010
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Review 16 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2013
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Review 17 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/23/2016
 2009
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Review 18 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 19 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
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Review 20 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Love this restaurant never disappoints Amazing

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2014
Special Features: hot spot
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Review 22 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Meh

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We've dined in several of the Francesca's locations, and I would have to say, this was by far the worst. The food was pretty good, but the menu choices were not as interesting as they once were . When I made reservations, I requested a booth or private table and the host did go out of his way to put us someplace he thought would be quiet. However, the service was terrible. Our server did not seem busy or stressed, just had zero personality or desire to provide anything other than the bare minimum. Twice we were presented with another table's food. Just altogether a "blah" experience that will keep me from returning to this location."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2006
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Review 23 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 24 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Always good

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We always enjoy the atmosphere and food. Service is good also"
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 25 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2008
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Review 26 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food and local feel

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Dined on 1/12/2016
 2005
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Loved it! They have to make the pasta daily for it to taste that great!"
Dined on 1/12/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 27 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

"Cosy" Italian Dining

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"A favorite of ours from the first day they opened. Excellent food, service and drink."
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 28 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2013
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Review 29 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/04/2016
 2013
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Review 30 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2012
Special Features: notable wine list
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Review 31 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2012
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Review 32 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good food but overpriced

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"They should include some pasta or rice with the entrees I had the salmon dish well cooked deliciously seasoned but sitting alone in the plate with a lemon slice. My husband had a steak special that was anything except special one of the worst he's ever had . On an upnote the dessert's were delicious nicely priced and well plated!"
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2014
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Review 34 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2005
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Review 35 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2004
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2004
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Review 36 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2009
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Review 37 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 38 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/02/2016
 2006
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Review 39 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

One of the best...we "Love" dining here.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Daily specials and some weekly variations in their menu make this a wonderful regular dining destination. The fish is fresh and deliciously prepared. Service is always excellent....we have our favorites MaryBeth, Jamie and Michelle, but all of the servers and staff at the front desk are excellent. Melissa and Jamie make the most amazing "French Martini's"."
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 40 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/05/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/05/2016
 2013
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Review 41 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/04/2016
 2007
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Review 42 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/27/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 43 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Very good food!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Francesca's has very good food - just wish the table were not so close together!"
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2012
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 44 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Review 45 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 46 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 48 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Always a good meal

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"A fun Italian restaurant. A place where you always get good food and good service. I love the Calamari. Not over breaded. Not chewy just really good! I always like to order off the special menu."
Dined on 1/04/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic
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Review 49 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

All Francescas Consisentently Great!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"First time at this location and service and food were outstanding. I frequent their group of restaurants around the Chicagoland area and in Madison, Wi as well and they always provide great food, wine service, and atmosphere."
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Review 50 for Francesca's By The River
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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