Francesca's

10 ratings
$$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Pasta, Pizza
85% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
208 S Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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I’ve eaten here safely several times, but the last time I was severely glutenated. Sick almost instantly (which is rare for me!). They did have different gf bread, not sure if that was the culprit, but something has changed!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great experience. Servers were so thoughtful and careful with our order. They made me feel cared for and not a burden. Thank you, Becky!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 7 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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Delicious gf pasta!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I wish this place was in NJ! Best GF food and bread.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Always great

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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AWESOME! Lived near this location forever, just started going since I've been GF and I love it. The menu is great, they will even bring you GF bread from Deerfield's Bakery. A friend of mine had a wedding shower here. They were more than willing to make an exception to the family style menu and bring me a personal GF dish. The brides family had provided Italian cookies, they came back and asked if I'd like a gluten free dessert. I felt so safe and welcomed here.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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This restaurant has a huge gluten free menu! There are no more salads in your future!! The menu includes appetizers, meals, and desserts! Pasta includes lasagna and all types of delicious linguine! Desserts include a flour less chocolate cake, cupcakes, and a chocolate brownie with mint center! Plus, they give you a warm roll of gluten free bread to eat while everyone else eats there flour roll!!! I highly recommend!!!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Francesca’s had a very large gluten free menu available. They had gluten free pasta and pizza, and other entrees and appetizers as well. The food was delicious and safe for Celiac diners.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Good

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Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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The grilled calamari was good. Also had the gluten free margarita pizza. That was a little disappointing. Bland packaged gluten free crust.

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?

— Below Average

Celiac

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Very nice GF dining experience. Separate Gluten Free menu with appetizers, pasta, salads, entrees (chicken, pork, fish), and pizza. Everything is well prepared. Knowledge staff and the outdoor dining area is pleasant.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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So yummy! I got the gluten free pasta and the gluten free pizza. TO DIE FOR!!! Recommend x1000000. Seriously so good and that’s no BS.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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The service was excellent, the food-delicious! But my husband, a celiac,had a full reaction to the meal. They assured him they had careful preparation, he ordered from a gf menu, but something went wrong. To answer the question that pops in my head, “what did he eat the rest of the day?” He is actually extremely cautious and had eaten only his tried and true packaged food the rest of the day.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options

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