Francesca's

2 recent 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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1145 Church St
Northbrook, IL 60062

Most Recent Reviews


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Review


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
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


The food is very good and I’ve never had any problems eating here.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious gluten free pasta and sausage dish with goat cheese. They have a "gluten friendly" menu. Server was clear about communicating allergy to the chef, even with a large party.

Updated 5 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
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Pasta ala Siciliana
Burrata w prosciutto and asparagus
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Updated 11 years ago read full review

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

Overall Rating

Review


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

Overall Rating

Review


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

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


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
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We eat here often and have never gotten glutened here. Even had my wife's 40th birthday catered and hosted here. All gluten free. Highly recommend.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended

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