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“Delicious food, nice place to meet friends.”

Franchesco's Ristorante
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Ranked #3 of 395 Restaurants in Rockford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Franchesco's has a brand new location to serve you. Come and check out our spectacular dining room, night club, and banquet facilities. All of our menu items are made to order, with only fresh ingredients. From prime steaks and succulent veal to fresh seafood delivered daily , and over 20 different pasta options, we feature one of the largest menus in the Midwest. Our homemade dough and sauce is made fresh daily, for our award winning pizza. We deliver and have carry out or drive-up window service available. From dining to cocktails, our staff is qualified to accommodate your every need. Schedule your next event at Franchesco's. We have several options available for special events, parties, weddings, and meetings. Come visit us for the ultimate dining experience. Call today for your table or banquet reservations
Reviewed 19 December 2017

This was our first time there. We live in Galena and our friends live in the western suburbs of Chicago so we thought we would try Franchesco's as a halfway place to meet. We weren't disappointed. The ambience was beautiful. On the formal side but there were children there too. For starters, we had the calamari and bruschetta. Both delicious. I'm pretty picky about calamari because it's either over breaded or/and tough but this was neither. It was very tender and ever so lightly breaded. Two of us had the lobster bisque, again, it was delightful. Our entre's were salmon, cod, veal marsala and eggplant parmesan. We allmhad to taste each one and all were delicious. And the portions were large. I'm also afraid to order salmon out because it's usually over done and dry. This was done perfectly and delicious. Our waitress was Taylor, a very attentive young lady. We all felt the prices for what we ordered may be on the higher end but were worth it because of the portion size and flavors. We didn't have dessert because we were so full but maybe next time. I would love to try the bananas foster. As we were leaving a gentleman greeted us, manager or owner, not sure which. Asked if we had the steak. He said we should try it next time. We did notice the steaks were a little pricey but after his comment, maybe worth it. Still not as expensive as in Chicago. We agreed this is the best restaurant in Rockford for a nice evening out, hands down. And we'll be meeting our friends there again.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank tfitz206
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went tonight for our 5th wedding anniversary and it was hands down the best treatment we've ever received. Andres was our server and he was amazing. We started off with a mozzarella appetizer and followed with the lobster bisque. Both were amazing but the star of the evening were our meals. My husband's ordered off menu and they made his veal parmigiana which included 3 LARGE cutlets along with the pasta. I ordered the seafood risotto which was the creamiest risotto I've ever had with 2 large scallops, 2 jumbo shrimp and lobster bits. Andres made us bananas foster at the table and if you've never had it, I recommend you get it asap! This was the best night we've had in a very long time and they really made our anniversary special. The food you get for the money is so outrageous! We will get 2 more meals each from our leftovers. Make a special trip to go. You won't regret it.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Second time we have been here. Jason was our waiter. Good personality and great service. We had the queen prime rib. Best flavor and quite tender. Nice atmosphere. We'll be going again. Love it thete.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A group of us, about 15 people, met to celebrate a co-worker' s retirement in the bar area. Very nice and relaxed setting. Food was available to those that were hungry. The drink service staff was attentive. We could sit, stand, or mingle around several tables. Conversations were easy to carry on.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Thank meyste
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We had an extraordinary dining experience tonight for my birthday. Our meals were perfection served with perfect timing. The complimentary Bananas Foster was delightful, Our server, Sissy, and the entire staff that visited our table were great! Thank you Francesco's!

Date of visit: October 2017
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