Francesca's

4 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Pasta, Pizza
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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100 E Station St
Barrington, IL 60010

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Celiac

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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

Returned with my Nima, the GF margarita flatbread tested positive for gluten. They didn't charge for the flatbread, but did not seem concerned that the GF meal was not GF.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I've never gotten sick eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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

Updated 10 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Gluten Intolerant

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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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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Dinner was below average. What happened? Used to love this place. Plenty of GF options. Good GF safety. Never been sick. But wow, what happened? My wife and I both were thinking we should have just made something (anything) at home and we are not gourmet chefs.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

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Gluten free menu and gluten free bread before the meal.

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

Gluten Intolerant

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We have had great experiences here with the GF pasta, steak salad, lemon chicken. Very accommodating and knowledgeable servers.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

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Have been here so many times for casual dinner or big extended family dinners. They are always accommodating and attentive to gf needs. They have a gluten free menu. It's a full menu with great options, not just a few boring items. We started with the GF SPIEDINI DI GAMBERI - 3 skewers of grilled shrimp, tomatoes, and mushrooms over lightly dressed greens; then GF PASTA ALLA SICILIANA with generous amounts of grilled chicken with rapini, sun-dried tomatoes, burrata, marcona almonds. It was fresh and delish. Finally the GF BURRATA CON PROSCIUTTO E ASPARAGI which was a perfect light salad of proscuitto, shaved asparagus, and marcona almonds in a light dressing.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
Gluten Intolerant

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Love this place! They have a gluten free menu and making something dairy free basically means removing cheese most of the time. I love their Francesca’s salad (lots of great vegetables) and the braised short rib pasta (no cheese). Delish! We just went there and no one had a bad reaction to the food. My husband had the lamb shank and loved it. Great spot for some Italian food.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Reservations recommended

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