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7128 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-6826
+1 815-229-0800
16:00 - 22:30
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Oerlinghausen, Germany
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truthfully I have to say, I don't typically go to Italian restaurants. I feel like "if you've been to one, you've been all", but this restaurant was different! The food was excellent and so was the staff. I was here for a business and I would definitely go back.

Thank 81Gangde
Rolling Meadows
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at 6:00 PM when restaurant was practically empty. By the time we left at 9:00 PM the entire large room was filled. Very diverse menu for pasta dishes, but great prime rib on Fri and Sat. It's usually difficult to get very rare, but they were able to do it. Service was professional and very attentive even after room... More 

Thank rudy3718
Northern Illinois
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175 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We often come here for business. The food is consistently good and the service is as well. Their dishes are a bit creative but not over the top. We also love their carry out pizza!

Thank bclarke292
Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way home from Chicago. Nice atmosphere and pleasant waitstaff. We had a pasta dish and a steak, both were good.

Thank Kristi K
Loves Park, Illinois
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We just finished a wonderful dinner at Francesco's. This was my first time eating there. The atmosphere was extremely romantic. There was a single red rose in a vase on each table. The lights were dim. The music was Sinatra, at just the right volume. We were welcomed when we first came in. There were gentleman going to each table... More 

Thank Bradbury777
Bensalamone, Owner at Franchesco's, responded to this review

Your generous compliments are most appreciated. We always strive to be the very best and the rewards are always the kind words from people like you. More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Attended my son's wedding, wedding reception dinner and dance hosted by the bride's parents. I have to say it was excellent. Everything was planned out and executed to perfection. Food was great and the entire venue was perfect. I would highly recommend this for any or all of your wedding venue!

Thank Mark C
Bensalamone, Owner at Franchesco's, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review Mark. It's a special day for the parents as well as the bride and groom. Your kind words are appreciated and hope to see you again soon. More 

Belvidere, Illinois
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

When I'm looking for a meal, not just dinner, this is place is high on my list to consider. Consistently friendly staff, really good food, and ambience that is upscale without the sky high prices. I enjoy both the dining room and a high top in the bar, different but both a nice experience.

Thank SkipperBill2
Bensalamone, Owner at Franchesco's, responded to this review

Thank you Bill, your review is much appreciated. Our model was always based on the Big City" experience at Rockford prices. You nailed it.... More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I was on a very busy, physically demanding business trip. The last night, I had a little extra time so I asked around and was told that Franchesco's was the best restaurant, in my area. I wanted a steak but a regular at the bar told me that I should get Italian food..that it was delicious. SO I told the... More 

1 Thank GaryC03051
Bensalamone, Owner at Franchesco's, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful compliments, if you are ever back in the area please be sure to ask for me. It would be a pleasure to meet you. (maybe we can discuss the recipe for the Boursin Filet w/ our sun dried tomato sauce) More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Spent a wonderful Saturday evening at Franchesco's. Starting in Benny's Lounge...then to an event in Frank's Room...then back to Benny's Lounge. Great service and staff in a unique and attractive setting. The "Special Salad" is to die for if you love Antipasto Salad. Generous cocktails and reasonable prices all around. A locally-owned operation led by Benny, his octogenarian father and... More 

Thank David M
Bensalamone, Owner at Franchesco's, responded to this review

Your kind words and friendship are only surpassed by your generosity. It was great to see you last weekend, brought back great memories. It was a great party made possible by a gracious host and wonderful guests. Hope to see you back again soon. More 

Belvidere, Illinois
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Went for the New Years Eve party. There was no communication about anything. There was supposed to be a champagne toast at midnight. I never found out where. It took the better part of an hour to get through the food line. Never saw any chicken satay or pasta that was on the menu. Two food lines as opposed to... More 

Thank Laurel F
Bensalamone, Owner at Franchesco's, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience, that was truly not our intention. We really appreciate your feedback and hope you do give us the chance to make it right. I would also like to take this opportunity to comment on your points... We did have a rather large attendance on NYE and did our absolute best to accommodate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Pizza, Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7128 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107-6826
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-229-0800
Franchesco's has a brand new location to serve you. Come and check out our spectacular dining room, night club, and banquet facilities.
All of our menu items are made to order, with only fresh ingredients. From prime steaks and succulent veal to fresh seafood delivered daily , and over 20 different pasta options, we feature one of the largest menus in the Midwest.
Our homemade dough and sauce is made fresh daily, for our award winning pizza. We deliver and have carry out or drive-up window service available.
From dining to cocktails, our staff is qualified to accommodate your every need.
Schedule your next event at Franchesco's. We have several options available for special events, parties, weddings, and meetings. Come visit us for the ultimate dining experience. Call today for your table or banquet reservations

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