Restaurant review: Italian fare at Franchesco's is worth the drive

Apr 04, 2020 225

BY: Beth Webb

When it’s good, it’s good ... everything about it. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, we enjoyed an outstanding meal at Rockford’s classic Italian ristorante, Franchesco’s. And over the last 34 years, this restaurant has just gotten better and better.

The eatery has a truly beautiful main dining room, which happened to be booked for a private party the night we visited. We peeked in at the enormous space with round, tufted booths, a contemporary gas fireplace with an unusual water feature and a baby grand piano in the center.

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