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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (22 reviews)
“pollo” (4 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
200 S 2nd St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2815
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Good, tasty food with nice sized portions, great wait staff with helpful recommendations. Try the pasta and their wine list is fabulous! Come as you are and relax with a great meal!

Thank Candy S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Came here with a party of 7 for dinner. We had great seats by the window. Our waitress was very good in all aspects of service. The food was outstanding and everyone really enjoyed their meals. The prices were mid-range but it's inline with an...More

Thank Skylark89
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We went here on Friday night for dinner. The asparagus salad was perfect. Very attentive staff. Excellent pasta and good wine pairing. Highly recommend.

Thank Reimer666
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The food was very good. The portions were perfect. I had the pasta with shrimp and scallops and husband had the rigatoni with a white meat sauce. Both were very good and the Caesar salad was excellent. The oil for dipping bread had way too...More

Thank FransDavis
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 15, made reservations, of course, on a Tuesday evening. The service was impeccable, the ambiance was old world and the food was fabulous! My only criticism was the fried potatoes served with several of the entrees, the presentation lacked color...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Good place to go for interesting Italian eats. Food and wine are great and will impress your date. Place is a bit pricey. Recommend leaving the kids at home with a frozen pizza..

Thank 620carlk
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I went for dinner with my teenage children. Their pasta is fresh and delicious but could use a little more sauce. The bread is delicious and they serve some of the best butter I've ever tasted. Definitely recommend.

Thank Rudypup
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Friday night, the place was packed. We sat at a table in front of the bar; it was so loud I couldn't stand it. I went to the hostess stand and told her we were leaving because of the noise... she said she could seat...More

Thank KernBaker
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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 5 June 2017

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
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13 October 2015|
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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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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