We were there for veterns day and received my meal for free; Nice touch for vet's.
This was the second time in a month we have been there; my wife was disappointed with the gnocci the butternut was better last time, she did send it back and was told to order somthing else. She did , the veal was outstanding.
Half price bottles of wine and a very nice Veterans Day special..
Yes, if they can tolerate a lot of noise and do not mind straining to hear conversation. Food good. They permit sharing a plate, which helps with cost.
It was great that they had valet parking because the lot was full. We were seated on time. The dinner was excellent. Great restaurant with a good vibe!
There is great value with the Salmon Fresca with Avacado and Asparagus for $16...you can also sub in lentils and that is very good also.
The bread was warm and the olive oil and grated Parmesan tasted so good on it. The wine was very enjoyable. The food was delicious. And the dessert was decadent.
Greeted with smiles and seated immediately. Michael treated us to the delicious bruschetta as we are regular customers. He is always so friendly and kind . Rene was our server and couldn't have been nicer. His service was great! We all enjoyed our drinks and meals! Can't wait to go back and would definitely recommend to my family and friends. Wish parking was better, but at least they have valet available.
Great service. Delicious food. We can't wait to go back.
Food is delicious and presented so well. Service is excellent! However, the noise level is atrocious! We were a party of four, and could not hear one another. We were constantly craning our necks in toward the center of table to try to hear what was being said. This lead to a frustrating evening as we had hoped to catch up with each others' travels and this was not possible. Not sure how you can cut down on all of the noise, but this is a real problem when dining at Francesda's.
Always reliable! Delicious, friendly and enjoyable! Love that they change the menu up and have specials. Highly recommend!
Excellent as always. The special salad had too much dressing & too much vinegar, fyi
Was good but after supporting this restaurant since opening I feel like the prices are really increasing
Would also like a larger selection of meals.
One of our very favorite restaurants. You can depend on excellent service, delicious food and drink, lovely ambiance, and reasonable prices. Highly recommend.
What ever happened to the old fashioned restaurant where you get soup, salad, potato vegetable? Food was great, so was the service but all I got was 2 pork chops with a cup at the most of spinach for $28.00.
I brought my elderly uncle and his Swedish cousin to dinner Saturday evening 10/19 at 7 pm. We've dined at Francesca's Tavola before, but never on a Saturday evening. We found the noise levels quite high, so it was difficult to carry on a conversation. The booth that we were assigned was very tight, so much so that my uncle spilled his cocktail on himself since the table was so full, even before dinner was brought. Most of all, even though I hailed a passing waiter to get a towel to wipe down the mess, no one came for at least 15 - 20 minutes, by which time my 92 year old uncle was thoroughly soaked. When the meal was finished, it took another 20 minutes for us to gain the waiter's attention to bring us our bill, even though the restaurant was only about half full at the time.
The food was OK, but the overall ambience and service left a lot to be desired. My uncle is still talking about how uncomfortable he was with the overall experience, even days later. It's unlikely that we'd be coming back, even on a different night. There are too many other good restaurants in the greater Arlington Heights area to take another chance.
This was a half way place for us to meet some friends for a get together. I had been here before for a baby shower & lived the food. We all lived our dinner & conversation
Just amazing, our waiter was on top of our needs and wants and even got our special order we had been dreaming about. Spectacular, another 5 star evening at Francesca's Arlington Hts.
The food was yummy but the waiter was truly the best....very considerate of some personal issues and very attentive. Wished we'd gotten his name.
Jack Daniels on the rocks was $13!
I don’t think I will return. Feel bad, as
really liked this restaurant. Service was
not good either.
We were so well satisfied and the manager came by to inquire as we were sharing our very good experience with each other. A delight.
Food was good. Service was excellent. Would have loved to see just a bit more variety to choose from on the menu.
Half prices bottles of wine on Monday are great...usual good food and strong service from Juan
I have been to quite a few of the Francesca restaurants. This is the second time my wife and I have eaten at Tavola. For some reason, the service and food here is not as good as the other restaurants in the Francesca group. The restaurant is very loud and everyone in our group had difficulty hearing our waitress. Frankly, her service was average at best - and seemed more rote than personal. My wife asked to have one ingredient - butter - not included in the sauce/topping for her fish. Instead, she received no topping, whatsoever - no vegetables, no seasoning, etc. When the waitress was informed of this, there was no apology. Eventually, other staff brought over a bowl of the topping without the butter. Meanwhile, the fish had been sitting. Obviously, it had not been cooked in the correct sauce. We'll continue to go to the other Francesca restaurants - but not Tavola.
We had a group of 8..was seated promptly. Bread and cheese brought out quickly...pasta and salmon special was delicious. Juan was great server..overall a great night.
Superb Italian restaurant right next to downtown Arlington Heights. Very authentic and delicious food starting with the warm sliced bread loaf with oil and fresh grated cheese, some Italian wine, prosciutto rucola, burrata, and two great entrees, finishing up with a shared dessert special, we had a great experience overall. Sat in the comfortable bar area this time, had friendly and responsive service, and will definitely go back again.
Great service! Incredible food! They were very accommodating to dietary needs. Always a sure bet!
It was Homecoming night in the restaurant so we sat in the bar and had great service from Chrissy and Kenny. Had the salmon fresca and soup and was fantastic . Always a nice evening!
The problem was the amount of time it took to get served. It was easily an hour before we got our meals and it caused us to miss the reservation we had for 8:30 show. This is after ordering. The waiter was a nice guy. He said they were out of the fish I ordered and had to get more! Was my fish from Jewel or Mariano’s? Had I been told, I would have changed my order. Also, our birthday boy got incorrect toppings on pizza. We weren’t going to wait to get that corrected. Disappointing and would not recommend nor go back.
Our service was outstanding thanks to our waiter, Mario. The food was very good. Would recommend Francesca's for lunch or dinner.
With a birthday Wonderful service by Rene!
Ate lunch at the bar. David was server and did a good job . The salmon fresca with asparagus and avocado is alwaya good and for $15 a great value
consistently great food ambience, cocktails and service!
Great food, poor service
A staple favorite. One of the better Francescas in the area. We go out of our way to come here.
Great food! Service a little slow but server was great...friendly and helpful!
It’s usually a good deal but they raised their prices substantially. It would be different if it was just their meat entrées, but $3-4 on pasta?
Food was delicious and service was excellent. Our dining room table was adjacent to the bar area, so it was fairly noisy. In the future, I will ask to not be seated that close to the bar; there was plenty of space elsewhere in the dining room. Their parking lot is small for the size of the restaurant but the complimentary valet service is able to park cars 2 deep and make it work.
Nice surprise to see half price bottle wine special on Mondays...will be back. Great service in bar!
High school homecoming night. The place was slammed. Typically it’s very good.
Two in our party ordered the Create Your Own Pizza. We asked if it came with tomato sauce and were told it did. The pizza was very good and the crust was great, but the tomato sauce, which was important to us, was almost non-existent. We waited quite a long time for our check and didn't get to ask the server to take our picture. I was with two out-of-state relatives so it would have been a rare chance for a picture.