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Francesca's Famiglia

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100 E Station St, Barrington, IL 60010-4324 (Hough Street)
+1 847-277-1027
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joined another couple, with whom we have shared many meals, at their local - a favorite of ours from a prior visit. Pretty room, sparkling service, reasonable prices. The calamari appetizer was tender, served with a slightly spicy tomato sauce. The women shared a pizza, which fed the two of them nicely, gave the men tastes, and still had leftovers.... More 

Thank clarkietraveler
Barrington, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I used to like this place but the last few visits have been less than stellar. The food has become average and the waiter disappeared like Harry Potter. The prices are a bit much for what you are given. It's a step below Olive Garden.

Thank blindteach
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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358 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the better Italian places in Suburban Chicago. It is busy (on the weekend make a reservation). We went in the early evening and barely managed a walk-in table. Service was prompt and friendly. The food is generally Tuscan in inspiration and well done although it didn't have quite the loving glow of a Tuscan family trattoria.... More 

Thank Stephen P
Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My sister and I visited our hometown of Barrington, IL and had lunch at Francesca's (very familiar with their Naperville and St. Charles locations). We had awesome salmon with lentils. I can always count on a great meal there. Liked the atmosphere and nice service, too.

Thank JanReviews
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My wife,sister,and brother in law went here for dinner on our 40th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. The food was very good, and very reasonably priced. Our waiter, Martine, was great.

Thank beezbay
Deltaville, Virginia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Had been busy entertaining all week-end & we just needed a night off - this was the perfect place to enjoy a nice, quiet & delicious dinner with the family. Nice atmosphere for couples too. Great service & welcoming manager.

Thank Melissa M
Fort Myers, Florida
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190 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We dine here on occasion, usually as a group with friends & family. Always a limited menu but in a way that's good because each time we go there's always something new and/or seasonal to try. Recipes vary for me, some are so so and others have been fantastic. I tried the Penne di Sardi last night. It was just... More 

Thank Dan C
Chicago, Illinois
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148 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We went to lunch to celebrate my friend's birthday and had a wonderful relaxing lunch in this nice Italian restaurant. My friend eats gluten-free and she was thrilled with the lengthy gluten-free menu and she even had a hard time deciding what to order. A nice change for her. My friend ordered the Pasta Asparagi and she loved it. They... More 

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Woodstock, Illinois
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Frank playing in the background, white linen table cloths, and candles. This place has all the ambiance of a true Italian restaurant. There's a good selection of appetizers and the price is not bad. Outdoor patio seating too.

Thank laurals
Lake in the Hills, IL
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Have eaten her many times but am just getting to writing a review. Everything is always great, all the pasta and fish dishes are wonderful. both the salmon and tilapia in a light lemon cream sauce is excellent! The half chicken in an herb type sauce is wonderful. Gelato and tiramisu also great. Only negative is they tend to have... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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: 100 E Station St, Barrington, IL 60010-4324
    (Hough Street)
  • Public Transportation: Conveniently located within walking distance from the Metra train stop. Enjoy a quick bite or coctail or a leisurely meal while you wait for train or friends on the train.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Barrington
  • Phone Number: +1 847-277-1027

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?