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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 good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (21 reviews)
“pollo” (4 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
Opens in 22 min
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
200 S 2nd St, Saint Charles, IL 60174-2815
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 June 2017 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 15 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
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.30 km away
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1.09 km away
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.65 km away
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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
USD 30 - USD 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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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