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Francesca's Tavola

208 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1929
+1 847-394-3950
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (14 reviews)
“carpaccio” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
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208 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1929
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going here for years but last night may have been the last time. I'm thinking that maybe it is under new ownership or something? The service was just adequate, nothing special. We had to ask three people until we finally got butter. Pasta...More

Thank Robynk817
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter chose this restaurant because of food and service. We love the calamari, so perfectly crispy, marinara was delicious. Pizza was great! I had lemon chicken, boy was that yummy!! Others had daily special and good old spaghetti, all tasted good. Price point is...More

Thank yoaggie
Reviewed 25 April 2017

WE LOVE THIS RESTAURANT! So much so, that we went back with another couple several weeks after we first tried it. We normally go to the Francesca's in Lake Forest, but I think this one is even better. Aaron, the Manager, greeted us with a...More

Thank northsub
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We thought we were sneaking in for an "early" dinner at 6 on a Saturday night and the place was hoppin' ! No wait though. Delicious appetizer with buratta cheese and prosciutto, Roasted Chicken dinner and roasted Cod dinner. All very good.

Thank dmsalazar22
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Forget the spaghetti or ravioli with meat or marinara sauce type menus. Francesca's menu is a stand out. Unusual offerings which change often, sometimes daily. The food is superb, very fresh and the presentation makes the food look very appealing. They are also very good...More

Thank TreedDesPlaines
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had a very nice Valentines Day dinner at Francesca's this past Tuesday. We made reservations through Open Table and arrived a little early. Our table was ready a little early and we were seated nicely. Our server did a nice job of taking care...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our visit on Valentine's day was a lesson in extreme disappointment rescued by some marvelous redemption. Since it was also our 30th anniversary, my wife had called long ahead to see if they would be serving their version of Osso Buco, a dish her Grandmother...More

Thank Joecompute
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Was with large group so had a prix fix menu. House salad is not something to spend money on. Heavy dressing, boring. Just lettuce, 3 pieces of cucumber, some carrots and 2 pieces of tomato. Sautéed tilapia with mushrooms and peppers and onions good but...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

Enjoyed good food and were allowed to visit without being rushed. Also, one of the few places in downtown Arlington Hts. with it's own parking lot if you get there early enough to find a spot before needing valet service.

Thank seniorgal43
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Friendly Italian restaurant in the heart of the old town in Arlington Heights in the NW suburbs of Chicago. Last minute dinner with 4 work colleagues - the restaurant was surprisingly full for a Monday evening, but the maitre'd found us a nice quiet table...More

Thank Mark C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi-do you have a thick or wide pasta noodle- not sure what name it would be? Need with tomato sauce?
10 August 2016|
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Response from Judy S | Reviewed this property |
Are you thinking of fettuccini ? Yes they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005-1929
    (1/2 Block south of Northwest Highway)
  • Public Transportation: Just a five minute walk from the Arlington Heights Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Arlington Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 847-394-3950
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