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Francesca's by the River

200 S 2nd St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2815
+1 630-587-8221
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“pollo” (3 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
200 S 2nd St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2815
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1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

A very popular restaurant so plan on walking as parking lot will likely be full..Plenty of parking in lots nearby and a parking garage within a block. There are some parking places that are restricted so don't park in one or face towing by mean...More

Thank James F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife surprised me for my birthday by taking me here where we met 9 other friends. Conveniently located in downtown St Charles right off of North Ave (Rt 64/main st). I was pretty excited to see my friends and have dinner since Ive heard...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong with the title I have no problem with spending the money for at a phenomenal meal where the surroundings dictate. Francesca for all the things that really has to offer which is great service great food... however it really doesn't merit...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 14 May 2017

A group of six dined at Francesca's by the River, and everyone enoyed the experience. Our oders ranged from pizza to pasta and roast chicken. No one reported a loser dish. All were very good. Two of us who ordered roast chcken were especially pleased....More

Thank Arthur H
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Everyone in our party of three had a delicious meal. Salmon, branzino and scallops (the best my colleague has ever had) were our main dishes and all of us ere delighted. Service was prompt and courteous. Window table provided an excellent view. We were thrilled...More

Thank BlueacesCanada
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I was told it was a great Italian restaurant but it turned out to be a dud, culinarily speaking. Friendly staff but so-so food

1  Thank performxl
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We met friends here for lunch. The service was perfect - attentive, but not rushed. We all had different things and everyone loved their meal. The deserts were divine. We will be back.

Thank Smokey1517
Reviewed 1 April 2017

There was nothing not to like. Nice quaint feel, good service, great Italian food. I had the Pollo Arrosto Alla Romano, and it was very tasty.

1  Thank Jack P
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I order whitefish fungi every time I go there. If it is not on the menu they make it For me anyway, substituting a similar fish if necessary. It is so delicious. Service is great and nice, sometimes noisy atmosphere.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This is a nice place, very popular in the Fox River Valley/ Saint Charles area. Although prices are a little steep and nearly high-end, you get great food and a very attentive wait-staff in the deal. All of what you see on the menu is...More

Thank Italiangrandpa
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Nearby Attractions
Arcada Theatre
174 reviews
.31 km away
Downtown St. Charles
69 reviews
.30 km away
Pottawatomie Park
25 reviews
1.09 km away
St. Charles Public Library
9 reviews
.66 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What are the menu prices and is everything ala Carte?
13 October 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Sheila V | Reviewed this property |
Depends on lunch or dinner they range from $ 13-24. You can google them or see a full menu on open table. They have several restaurants around the ILlinois area. You can google miafrancesca and full meals include a side... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 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: 200 S 2nd St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2815
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Saint Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 630-587-8221
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