Francesca's

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 6 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Pizza, Pasta + 6 more
100% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

7407 Madison St, Forest Park, IL 60130 Directions

(708) 771-3063
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    From the carpaccio to the lava cake, this meal was perfection. The service was great and staff very knowledgeable.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    3311 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657

    Waiter, kitchen and hostess took the time to explain what was safe, how they could modify anything else I saw off the gf menu. Super delish !!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    3311 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657

    Staff was great. Explained the menu asked questions. If they couldn’t answer mine they went and checked. Will eat here again. Delicious not too pricey and super safe.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    3124 S State Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564

    Many GF options on the menu. Staff knowledgeable of celiacs. Best GF pizza crust I have had.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    3124 S State Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564

    Dined here twice recently: for dinner in mid-March with my husband on a weeknight and for a family dinner (7 people) on Easter Sunday. Both times the food was delicious and the service was very good. The staff seems very knowledgeable about gluten free options and safe dining for celiacs. There are numerous gluten free food choices.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    174 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126

    My daughter has celiac and has never had any issue with the gluten free pasta. The non gluten free menu for the other members of the family is awesome as well.

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    5 rating
    6 months ago

    18 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    They will adapt most entrees to your specifications as most dishes are made to order.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    1400 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607

    Excellent food, and a wide variety of GF options. They have an entire separate GF menu, with multiple options each for appetizers, salads, pizzas, pasta, chicken, fish, pork, and desserts. The pomodoro pasta and the lava cake were outstanding. The waiter seemed knowledgeable about GF, too. He checked with me whether I was OK having bleu cheese on the salad.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    1039 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

    The food was excellent but I had an awful experience with the service. The bus boy sent bread to my table that wasn’t gf. I sent it back and asked for the gf bread. They came back with another loaf of regular bread and told me it was gf. I ate two pieces before they told me they had made a mistake. They gave me a free gf desert to make up for it. They should have done more. Regardless, I got very very ill. This place it not safe for celiacs.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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 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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611

    absolutely wonderful food. they have a large gluten free menu and the server said the food was prepared in separate area.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    3124 S State Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564

    Food was very delicious n restructuring is gluten free friendly however service was very slow n was horrible! Server kept forgetting about our table n never checked in on us

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    127 W Main St, West Dundee, IL 60118

    Waiters are GF aware, and I had a nice GF pasta dish when here with a group from work. I definitely plan to return. I don't know about celiac friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    174 N York St, Elmhurst, IL 60126

    Been here probably five times. Even ordered the pasta once which they say is cooked separately. I have had zero issues each time and the food is good. Will keep coming back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    12955 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130

    Francesca's is now located in Davanti's next door. They had quite a few great GF selections. I selected the octopus. It was served over potatoes and everything was so fresh and delicious! Excellent service!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    111 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison, WI 53703

    Elegant dining, entirely GF menu, well established practice to prevent cross contamination. Delicious GF toast, chicken, salads and appetizers.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    18 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    Service was outstanding but I got contaminated here twice :-(

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    200 S 2nd St, St Charles, IL 60174

    Nice GF menu includes multiple pasta choices. My GF pasta was excellent. I have Celiac and had no reaction. Recommended.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    3124 S State Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564

    Super accommodating kitchen and knowledgeable staff. They will customize any meal for you.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    1400 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607

    Great service, delicious food. Gluten free 🤗🤗. Pricey but worth it.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    40 Kansas St, Frankfort, IL 60423

    Used to love it here. Then they got me sick 3 times in a row and didn't care.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    6248 W 95th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

    Waiter had to double check if pasta is cooked in separate water (it is), so staff are not super aware. Pasta was not the best I've ever had, but not the worst either. However, dessert was DELICIOUS, I licked the plate clean. I have Celiac and did not get sick, so definitely a good stop if you're craving pasta and in the area. For sure stop for dessert, and order the Torta Lava!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    18 W Jefferson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    Very flexible and accommodating with menu items

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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 rating
    2 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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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    1 rating
    2 years ago

    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 rating
    3 years ago

    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 rating
    3 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    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 rating
    3 years ago

    75 S La Grange Rd, La Grange, IL 60525

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

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    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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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    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 rating
    3 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    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 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    3124 S State Route 59, Naperville, IL 60564

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    111 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison, WI 53703

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    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 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 years ago

    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 [email protected]$%#. So far it seems to be gluten free, but I will never go back

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    1 rating
    4 years ago

    200 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611

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

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    100 E Station St, Barrington, IL 60010

    I've never gotten sick eating here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    3 rating
    4 years ago

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    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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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    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 rating
    4 years ago

    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 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    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 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    1576 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

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

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Italian
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10 pm
Sunday
11:30 am - 9 pm
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