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Francesca's al Lago - CLOSED

111 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison, WI 53703-3311
+1 608-255-6000
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tilapia” (4 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American
$$ - $$$
111 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison, WI 53703-3311
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The Italian food here was really handled with finesse. I had an optimistic feeling while I perused the menu choices, and the kitchen really delivered on that in exemplary fashion. Our server was cheerful and timely, and the whole experience was beautiful on a gorgeous...More

Thank orange-u-tall
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Had dinner here recently while passing though Madison. We've eaten at the Illinois locations multiple times. Had an equally great experience here! Many gluten free options including GF bread and dessert! The staff were so helpful and friendly.

Thank imlaura2
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Dinner with about 15 colleagues the other week. Great choice of starters and mains. Food was fantastic and great service from the waitress

Thank brymills
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We had appetizers and dinner that was right at the top. Service was tremendous and the food was unique and seasoned perfectly. Great casual dinner.

Thank Allen B
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We recently had a wonderful dinner at Francesca's. I tried to make a reservation through Open Table but they didn't have the time I needed so I called directly. They were able to fit us in at a high table in the bar, which actually...More

Thank Joan N
Reviewed 20 October 2016

A really great Saturday lunch after Farmer's Market. We all tried each other's dishes and the Tilapia and Chicken breast dishes were really tasty. let me be clear, though. the Davanti Burger is just ridiculously, stupid awesome. Not your typical charred, smoky restaurant burger -...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Francesca's is an upscale restaurant near the Capitol and convenient to all of downtown Madison. Had a pre-race pasta meal and all of the options were considered "good" or "very good" among the group. Chicken saltimbocca was a standout as was the ravioli. Dessert (tiramisu)...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were in town for the Ironman race and attended an athlete dinner at Francesca's. Our meal was $35 per person. When my husband, son and I got to the restaurant, the banquet room was filled up, so they seated us at a booth right...More

Thank Quart88
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I were recently restaurant hopping in Downtown Madison. We walked past this restaurant and saw that they had half-price bottles of wine. we decided to try it out had a great antipasto platter and two Great bottles of wine. Wonderful wine list....More

Thank Homeschooling
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Great location, good service and good food. We were there for lunch and we're delighted by the view of the capital building. All in all a very nice place to go with the family.

Thank Zuckie
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Madison, WI 53703-3311
    (Main Street)
  • Public Transportation: From Milwaukee & EAST I-94 West WI-30 West Left onto US-151 S/E (Washington Ave) Right onto Wilson Right onto MLK Jr Blvd From Chicago & SOUTH I-90 West/1-94 West US 12-18 toward Madison John Nolen Dr Exit Left onto Broom Right onto Wilson Left onto Hamilton Right onto Doty Left onto MLK Jr Blvd
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-255-6000
  • E-mail
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