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“Try the Tiramisu”

La Sorella di Francesca
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Ranked #6 of 512 Restaurants in Naperville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Washington
Reviewed 18 June 2018

One of my favorite restaurants! Great location and charm in this old building. The food never disappoints and the tiramisu is our favorite dessert. If the downstairs is full, which it often is, they have an entire 2nd story with another bar upstairs. Whether you eat at a table or at the bar, the food and service is great. I've been to other Francesca restaurants in the family, but this one is always my favorite.
And for those that have feedback with parking downtown Naperville, there are 3 parking garages that are free and not that far of a walk. The walk can be quite lovely as well with the art on display, murals on the walls, and often times musicians playing on the sidewalks. Oh and don't forget the Naperville Riverwalk for a walk after dinner.
If you want to park at the door and walk into a restaurant, this downtown location is not for you. If you care to amble around before or after your meal, you can hardly pick a better location.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank Sandy Q
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Would not suggest this restaurant as there were not many choices on the menu. Better places in Naperville

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank vw1030Naperville
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

My husband and I came here for our 1 year anniversary. When we made the reservations online and it asked if we were celebrating anything special so we selected "anniversary". We get there and we love the atmosphere, are not impressed with the service. Our waitress was not bad, but she was not good, and this place is not a cheap date. And we normally would not expect a restaurant to do anything special or out of the ordinary for our anniversary, but as they asked us specifically online, we now were expected something extra. However, the waitress did not do anything or even mention our anniversary, so that was a bit of a let down. The food, however, was crazy good, everything sounded amazing, both my husband and I had a hard time picking, and we both loved what we ordered. We also order an appetizer and dessert to share, and both items were delicious. I would not mind going back again for the food, but I am not running there anytime soon because of the service.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank smkissner
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Naperville is a prosperous town with relatively high commercial rents and a dismal parking situation. If you drive to the restaurant leave extra time to park your car. Perhaps the rents explain why this restaurant charges 'big city' prices for its food. Our meal consisting of two drinks, one appetizer, two mains, one coffee and one dessert cost $125 including tip. On a value/price ratio the restaurant is too expensive. Our food was more interesting than what one gets in a neighborhood 'red sauce' Italian but not as good as what one expects at this price range. As others have mentioned, the noise volume is rather high and could make conversation a bit of a problem if you don't want to raise your voice like everyone else seems to be doing. We would probably give it another try but we will not be rushing back.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I have been going to La Sorella di Francesca for several years and we turly enjoy the selection of wonderful foods on the menu. The service is outstanding and if you do not see what you want on the menu, just ask. Most of the time they will prepare it for you. We love the veal medallions and the pasta with seafood.
The restaurant can be cramped at times but not a major inconvienane. Give it a try.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank 742jamesi
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