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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started the meal with a make your own Bloody Mary. So many choices of meats, veggies, and thick cut bacon. And a huge variety of spices, one of the best Bloody Mary bars I have had. Lunch was fantastic. The salad was great but the...standout was the Pollo Milanese with a perfect blend of flavor. The chicken was moose with a great crust. During our meal Chef Peter stopped by the table to assure all was perfect. You could sense the enthusiasm in his voice as he spoke of the meals. This was the icing on the cake as I love to cook as well. We will be back!!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the old Francesca’s and were hoping the remodeled and rebranded Mio Mido would be comparable. Sadly the noise level was over the top, prices were high ($34 for a salmon dish and the same for the octopus). Salmon was over cooked and octopus...was over seasoned to the point of distraction. Neither of us finished our entrees. Cocktails and wine were fine. Staff was nice. Won’t go back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Newly remodeled Franchesca's brand Mio Modo is very loud and very overpriced. $35 for a simple chicken dish and $14 for a two meatball appetizer. Very limited menu. We will never go back. Try Gia Mia very near by. Great food reasonably priced.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 January 2022

We've been dining here for over 20 years and love the food, atmosphere, drinks, and service. Very consistent and enjoyable.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 26 January 2022 via mobile

My wife and I went to Francesca’s for a late lunch on Christmas Day. All n’ all it was pretty good. Our reservation was at 3 pm and they opened at exactly that time. As we got there a bit early we did have to...kill some time walking around. So we got our table right away. Service was great as was most of what we ordered, the Pinot Noir that our server recommended and the mussels for example. Overall a nice evening meal.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 11 July 2021

Restaurant weekend dinner service was very good, but the food not as much. My adult son was excited about ordering the Wagyu steak ($35) and was disappointed saying, "I've had better Wagyu from Walmart." He is not one to complain, but said it did not...taste like Wagyu. My husband also tasted it and said it didn't have much flavor and was undercooked. Pizza had very little flavor. Salad dressing was too tart. My husband got a seafood dish that he said was just okay. In summary, I'd say that all of the food was too bland. Might be a good place just to sit at bar for just appetizers and drinks, but not for a dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 9 June 2021 via mobile

My friend and I sat at the bar. The bartenders (MaryBeth and I believe, Michelle) were professional and friendly. We had calamari….omg Amazing! I had a salmon Caesar and also tasted my friends pasta carbonara. Both were very good. They checked back often and were...very responsive to any requests. I’m not local but will definitely return!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

One of my favorite fall dishes at Francesca’s is their lentils dish. Served with spinach and goat cheese, it is simply divine when accompanied by salmon. Their chefs creativity in the Fall season is so comforting. Many excellent pasta dishes available!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 18 July 2020 via mobile

Had an excellent experience dining at Francesca’s by the River last night. We felt our safety was there upmost concern as the tables were distance, everyone wore masks to and from their tables, and the wait staff wore masks and gloves. The food was excellent...as always and as we were celebrating a birthday, anniversary, return between the six of us we had a marvelous complimentary dessert!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

What a great place to celebrate a birthday. Wednesday night is half price wine night with a couple of exclusions. The entrees were fabulous, a great salad and desert made it a remarkable birthday. Thank you Francesca’s.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 5 March 2020

Never a bad experience when we go here. The service and the food are always great. The waitress was very accomodating when I asked for a small modification to a menu item and didn't even charge me any extra

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 24 February 2020

we ordered the food delivered but i don't think that was the problem here. the food arrived promptly and was hot, and the order was correct. i only tried the dish i ordered which was the pasta con mozzerella....which had barely any mozzerella on it....there was a tomato-basil cream sauce on it only the description failed to mention the cream--if it had, i would have ordered something else. meanwhile, the two people who ordered the spinach ravioli said that it was tasty but a rather small portion. the pasta con pollo was the thing that got the most approval from the diner; the pasta with veggies (i forget the italian name) less so. nothing was actively bad, just sort of okay and it felt overpriced. can't tell you about the in restaurant experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant a couple of times now. Each time we come away saying it was a "good" dinner. The food is solid, but not spectacular. The portions are generous, so we usually have leftovers to reheat for a lunch. Service is...always very friendly, but not always particularly well informed. On our last visit, we asked our server for a wine recommendation. She said that she wasn't familiar with very many of the wines, but pointed to one that "other people order a lot." All in all, a good restaurant. Lots of choices on the menu. And friendly service. But not our "go to" place for great Italian.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 14 January 2020 via mobile

As a frequent patron of Mia Francesca on Clark and Francesca’s on Bryn Mawr, surprised at the mediocre quality of the food served and the disinterested staff at this restaurant. A recommended carpaccio was attractively presented, but poor in taste; two fish entries were edible,...but barely tasty. Granted it was a busy Thursday night, but food and service were far below expected Francesca quality. Went to Mia Francesca on Clark on 1/12/20, and found food spectacular (sautéed calamari in white wine sauce to die for), and service impeccable and SO personal. . like a family was serving dinner. Francesca’s in St. Charles needs a “do-over.”More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 1 January 2020

Four of us had the special Thanksgiving buffet this year (2019). The ambiance was warm and the service good. There were lots of choices, but some were disappointing. Especially for stuffing lovers. The stuffing did not resemble stuffing at all, more of a watery soup-like...dish. Not at all tasty, and no seconds on that (as we usually have). The stuffing (dressing) should have been the easiest to provide, and was listed as "traditional" although we have never tasted anything like it. The desserts were only ok...no pumpkin pie. Having spent over $300 on this special meal, we would not do be tempted to do it again next year.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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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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