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Located in Barrington, IL, Francesca's Famiglia is a perfect destination for a wedding rehearsal dinner, bridal or baby shower, or any other special events. Francesca's Famiglia also offers off-site catering to bring our restaurant experience to your door-step for groups ranging from 25-500 people.

Indulge in an exquisite private event experience at Francesca's Fortunato, nestled in the heart of the enchanting downtown Barrington. Immerse yourself in the warm ambiance of this hidden gem, where every corner is infused with the spirit of Italian hospitality and culinary mastery.

Francesca's Famiglia provides an intimate setting for your private event, be it a celebration, gathering, or special occasion. The charming atmosphere and impeccable service set the stage for an unforgettable experience, allowing you to focus on creating cherished moments with your guests.

At Francesca's Famiglia, we hold the spirit of "tavola di amici" close to our hearts, celebrating the essence of friendship and shared moments. Our signature family-style dining, reminiscent of the beloved Italian tradition, sets the stage for unforgettable private events. However, rest assured, our culinary expertise extends beyond, offering a diverse array of plated and reception-style menus to cater to your unique preferences and event vision.

Francesca's Famiglia boasts an elegant décor that effortlessly blends modern sophistication with classic charm. Our attentive staff is dedicated to ensuring every detail is perfected, from the first sip to the last bite, making your private event an affair to remember. Whether it's a milestone birthday, anniversary, or corporate gathering, our venue offers a resplendent backdrop for joyous moments and shared laughter. Embark on a culinary journey that transcends borders and captivates the senses. Reserve your private event at Francesca's Fortunato and treat your guests to an unparalleled experience of delectable cuisine and warm hospitality.

Frequently asked questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$60

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$50

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$95

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$25

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$35

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

Italian

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Halal
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Reviews of Francesca’s Famiglia

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100% recommend it
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Courtney Sent on 01/30/2012
5 out of 5 rating
The food was amazing! The servers were extremely friendly, professional and helpful. The manager was there the whole time and was wonderful to work with. Plus, it was amazingly affordable! I would recommend this place to my sister if she were getting married. 5 stars!
User2006773 Sent on 01/12/2015
5 out of 5 rating
Andrea was prompt and easy to work with...the manager was super friendly and took care of everything. The staff was professional, the room gorgeous, and the food was amazing!
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Francesca’s Famiglia frequently asked questions

At Francesca’s Famiglia, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
The bar service starting price at Francesca’s Famiglia includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
Francesca’s Famiglia offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Francesca’s Famiglia offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Francesca’s Famiglia, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • Italian
At Francesca’s Famiglia, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Halal
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Francesca’s Famiglia provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Francesca’s Famiglia offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Francesca’s Famiglia is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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