Francesca's (Closed)

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 1 rating

1576 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

(773) 770-0184
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    5 ratingApril 26, 2014

    they've always done an outstanding job making sure my food was sage and delicious

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    5 ratingMarch 29, 2016

    18 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    Very flexible and accommodating with menu items

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    5 ratingMarch 13, 2016

    111 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison, WI 53703

    Amazing flourless chocolate torte, large separate gf menu, and knowledgable staff!

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    5 ratingFebruary 23, 2016

    174 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126

    I'm not celiac (FYI) but the gluten free pasta here has been tasty and I've had no issues after eating it. That said - based on the prior review, I really hope Francesca's isn't boiling the pasta in used wheat water, which entirely defeats the gluten free option.

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    4 ratingFebruary 21, 2016

    200 S 2nd St, St Charles, IL 60174

    very good gf pasta options and no reacations. this location didn't have gf bread like some of the others but food was good and not super expensive.

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    5 ratingFebruary 11, 2016

    127 W Main St, West Dundee, IL 60118

    My husband and I recently moved to the area and found Francesca's and have been very happy every time. They do have a gluten free menu and are very accommodating and helpful. Remember to ask for a GF menu before you are seated so they don't have to run back to the front and get one. The restaurant itself has a very nice atmosphere and the servers have been excellent. They know gluten free - and the food has been excellent every time!

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    5 ratingJanuary 17, 2016

    7407 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130

    A great place! I usually order the pasta and it's very good. They also have a lava cake, which was my favorite dessert before being diagnosed. Finding it here was a dream. And it's so amazing. The staff is very friendly and the place is nice.

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    3 ratingJanuary 10, 2016

    100 E Station St, Barrington, IL 60010

    Ordered the GF cake for dessert specifying GF, brought it with the non GF topping. Waitress blamed it on the new guy in the kitchen, but that is not a good excuse for those that are careful with all ordering and celiac. Disappointing!

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    1 ratingNovember 07, 2015

    75 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL 60525

    Became extremely sick after eating the GF pasta here. Will not eat here again.

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    1 ratingSeptember 18, 2015

    75 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL 60525

    pretty sure my whole party's food was microwaved. Everything was either soupy, cold, or just not actually gluten free. many better Italian places near by.

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2015

    40 Kansas St, Frankfort, IL 60423

    There GF menu is one of the most complete I have seen! Even desserts... And calamari 😍 Which is amazing. I love Francesca's the most because of their calamari!

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    4 ratingJuly 02, 2015

    3124 S State Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564

    Overall, the staff is very accommodating and relatively knowledgeable about gf. Lots of yummy options, and the flourless chocolate cake is TO DIE FOR. They used to have a creme brûlée with gf biscotti, but it's no longer on the menu.

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    4 ratingJuly 01, 2015

    75 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL 60525

    Great GF options with pasta that tastes like my old favorites.

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    5 ratingJune 07, 2015

    18 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    Very good pasta and pizza. The Torta Lava was amazing! We'll be back!

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    4 ratingMay 14, 2015

    1400 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607

    wonderful Italian i usually avoid this type of restaurant as I am not confident kitchen practices will be observed. the server assured me last night when ordering that the pasta was Cooked in fresh water. fettuccine alle verdure was huge in portion size. and no reaction. in town on business or would come here often.

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    5 ratingApril 02, 2015

    1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

    Part of the Francesca's Italian chain of restaurants, the first San Diego location can be found in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center.Italian favorites are enjoyed on the restaurant's glorious patio or inside the trattoriastyle dining area. Mia Francesca's uses the Dilvella brand for gluten-free pasta specialties like the Del Pastore, sautéed with Italian sausage, garlic, white wine, sundried tomatoes and goat cheese.

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    2 ratingMarch 17, 2015

    174 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126

    I got glutened. I have narrowed it down to them cooking the pasta in the same water as wheat (or gluten) noodles. What a shame. The meal was tasty. The service was very good. My suspicions were aroused when I got my meal within 10 minutes of ordering..... and confirmed a couple of hours later in a hotel bathroom. I won't be eating at Francesca's again.

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    5 ratingMarch 14, 2015

    3124 S State Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564

    Great service, great flavor. Loved the flourless lava cake!

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    5 ratingMarch 07, 2015

    111 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison, WI 53703

    They even have gf bread for the table!!! On nom nom...

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    5 ratingMarch 06, 2015

    111 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison, WI 53703

    What a great place. Lots of choices and you get toasted, delicious, bread as as appetizer. Awesome deserts, and yes, the deserts are gluten free. Cannot rate this place high enough. Will definitely come back in my next trip through Madison.

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    5 ratingFebruary 22, 2015

    641 E Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

    I thought my dinner was really good. I got the pasta with cherry tomato sauce that was great and fast. the only dessert they had was the chocolate lava cake topped with mint Gelato with fruit accents to dress the plate. it was the best gf desert I have had yet! my waiter was great too

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    4 ratingJanuary 26, 2015

    208 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

    gf pasta was good and they brought me a gf roll before dinner!

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    1 ratingJanuary 02, 2015

    3124 S State Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564

    The waitress served me the wrong entree, she insisted she was right and I was wrong. she repeatedly called me "honey". She was a condescending b@$%#. So far it seems to be gluten free, but I will never go back

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    5 ratingDecember 19, 2014

    7407 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130

    A REAL gluten free menu and their gluten free crust will leave you guessing if it really is GF! So good and does not represent cardboard in any way. The GF pasta is perfection as well. The manager Mike really takes it seriously and trains his staff to do the same.

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    1 ratingAugust 31, 2014

    200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611

    The pizza was horrible and it was not because it was gluten free

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    4 ratingAugust 21, 2014

    100 E Station St, Barrington, IL 60010

    I've never gotten sick eating here.

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2014

    111 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison, WI 53703

    Gluten free menu with almost too many options to choose from. My husband and I both enjoyed fantastic gluten free pasta dishes and flourless chocolate torte. I can't wait to come back to town so I can eat here again.

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    3 ratingJuly 13, 2014

    75 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL 60525

    Only ok over all. They have a separate gf menu, but if you've been to other Francesca's this ones menu is a bit underwhelming. service is slow, and food is just ok. You have to keep reminding staff for gluten free when ordering each item. Probably won't come back, other better options in the area.

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    5 ratingJuly 08, 2014

    200 S 2nd St, St Charles, IL 60174

    Ask for a gluten-free free menu. They are well prepared to cook for and serve guests with Celiac disease. The Caesar salad without croutons is the best I have ever had(before or after diagnosis). They now prepare their GF pasta dishes with fresh GF pasta (not dried). So Delicious. Wonderful service. We eat there often.

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2014

    3124 S State Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564

    Linguine and pizza gf options available :) excellent quiet place with fantastic food

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    4 ratingMay 29, 2014

    12960 S La Grange Rd, Palos Park, IL 60464

    Having a daughter with celiac disease can be difficult when eating out. She does love the gluten free pasta with grilled chicken. Just wish this option was on the kids menu:)

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    5 ratingMay 24, 2014

    641 E Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

    Separate gluten free menu has prices! It's a little expensive there but the food is so worth it. You can even get cake here and it's to die for. They have separate kitchen spaces to avoid cross contamination and the staff is very knowledgeable and extremely helpful and polite.

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    5 ratingApril 16, 2014

    174 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126

    One of my favorite locations with friendly staff, incredible food, and great gf options.

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    4 ratingApril 16, 2014

    641 E Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

    Great gf pizza!

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    1 ratingFebruary 03, 2014

    4100 Main at North Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27609

    Tried to eat here twice and both times never saw a host/hostess or bartender or anyone who offered to seat me. On my third attempt (I often stay at The Renaissance) I was greeted and seated. My server didn't seem terribly interested in taking care of me nor particularly educated about gluten allergies. I ordered a salad to be on the safe side and was just okay. Go to Flights (the other restaurant in the lobby) instead - much better food and served and more knowledgeable staff.

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    2 ratingFebruary 03, 2014

    174 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126

    We've had a lot of trouble with service at this location. I've been here 3 times, and every time there have been issues with the reservations, issues with service time (i.e. sitting for a half hour without even a water order taken) and mixups by the food delivery staff. I'm done with this particular location - the Bolingbrook one and the Naperville one are much, much better.

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    5 ratingFebruary 03, 2014

    641 E Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL 60440

    This location in particular does a really good job outside of the one downtown Chicago. Their service is good, food is good, and the menu encompasses the full spectrum, from appetizers to dessert.

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    4 ratingJanuary 11, 2014

    100 E Station St, Barrington, IL 60010

    Gluten free menu. Good food, excellent service and great atmosphere.

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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2013

    40 Kansas St, Frankfort, IL 60423

    I love it here. We come here every Friday. they have an extensive gluten free menu and it's wonderful.

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    5 ratingSeptember 29, 2013

    1400 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607

    Great GF options. Great food in general.

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    5 ratingAugust 24, 2013

    4100 Main at North Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27609

    A great Italian Gluten free menu

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    1 ratingJuly 24, 2013

    4100 Main at North Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27609

    I ate here 3 or 4 times. The 4th was the clincher. I will never eat there again. I was assured that my meal was safe but I got violently ill afterwards. I called them to tell them what happened. They were apologetic. But would not take responsibility. I think they dusted the salmon with flour.

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    1 ratingJuly 07, 2013

    100 E Station St, Barrington, IL 60010

    Was so excited to see a gluten free menu including pizza...but when I got my pizza is was soggy with stewed tomatoes and no basil ( I had said no oregano) and the waiter never came back for me to complain so I tried to eat it, but was very unhappy. It took another 20 minutes before we got the bill and by that time we just wanted to get out of there!

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    5 ratingJuly 03, 2013

    127 W Main St, West Dundee, IL 60118

    Lot of options. Love the Pollo al Limone!

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    5 ratingJune 09, 2013

    1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

    The GF pizza was great and the service is exceptional. Definitely recommend to anyone needing special care.

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    3 ratingApril 29, 2013

    75 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL 60525

    This place was just ok. They have a separate gluten free menu which makes it easy to order. The food just isn't that great even though it is gluten free.

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    2 ratingMarch 21, 2013

    127 W Main St, West Dundee, IL 60118

    GF pasta super soggy and took forever to cook - even with nobody else in the restaurant.

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2013

    208 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

    I ate here back in December 2012 and didn't take the time to rate it then. The pasta dishes are more authentic Italian dishes, the chef uses a lot of herbs and spices to build flavor rather than using a jar of sauce. The pasta was a bit dry but its hard to get GF pasta just right. The selection is amazing and it's wonderful to get real Italian food that is GF. I recommended to friends and recommend to this community as well.

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    5 ratingJanuary 04, 2013

    1400 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607

    They have a bigger gf menu now. Gf pizza is awesome! Pasta is to die for. I love this place.

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    5 ratingOctober 09, 2012

    208 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

    I'm new in GF foods and I went to this place and I ha a great experience.......

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