A celebration of all things Italian!
Solo Italiano is an annual Italian outdoor festival that highlights our Italian Heritage in its authentic state and beauty.
Be prepared to enjoy delicacies like Sfingi, specially prepared Reggiano Pasta in our Grana Podano Wheel, Italian Gelato, Granita, and much, much more.
This year’s entertainment schedule features some of the top ethnic attractions in the Midwest...
Featuring live music from Aaron Caruso, Vanessa Racci, Tommy Pannici, Vince Amore, and our very own Vince Chiarelli Band is second to none and will have you singing and dancing all day long.
Special guest Gianni Russo "aka Carlo" from the Godfather Movie, will be in attendance.
Plenty of festivities for young and old alike as we crown a new Spaghetti Eating Champion this year, and let’s not forget the water balloons as well as the Face Painting Clown, children’s favorites.
Take part in this wonderful event as we share stories and hugs with loved ones and friends.
The Tommy Pannici Trio 11:30-12:30
Aaron Caruso with Cory Pesaturo - 1-2PM
Vince Amore- 2:30-3:15PM
Spaghetti Eating contest 3:30-4:30
Vanessa Racci- 4:30-5:30PM
The Vince Chiarelli Band - 5:30-630PM
Gianni Russo - Carlo from "The Godfather" - 7-8PM
Classic Italian Car Show - Full-Service Bar - Hand Crafted Pasta Made with Our Famous Cheese Wheel - Pizza - Italian Sandwiches - Local Gelato - Italian Cookies - Classic Italian Sfingi - Italian Granita -
Wine Tasting - Authentic Live Music
Kids Entertainment: Dunk Tank - Clowns - Face Painting
Our Famous Pasta Eating Contest
And Much Much More!!
Mr. Ed will be performing an acoustic, coffee house style blend of well known favorite pop and rock classics on our patio!
No Cover Charge | Weather Permitting
Cole Brandt is making a guest appearance on the patio this week at Franchesco's! Reserve your spot before it fills up, Brandt is a solo artist you won't want to miss!
No Cover Charge | Weather Permitting
Comedy Night Returns to Franchescos!
All new exciting lineups scheduled all 2019! New Comedians and New Material.
Headliner: BRIAN HICKS
Brian is one of Chicago’s most sought after stand-up comics. He has performed at comedy clubs and concert venues all across the country. With his fresh upbeat style, Brian has astonished the comedy world with his thought-provoking views of what people find funny. He uses his act as a conduit to explore some of life’s less discussed topics and has been honing his craft for the past 13 years. Has the unique ability that combines his quick wit, audience interaction and clever material, which he delivers seamlessly.
Opener: NATE ARMBRUSTER
Nate Armbruster has been described as one of the funniest acts around. Nate is always a crowd pleaser by keeping his comedy clean and something everyone can look forward to. When he's on stage you know you can leave the show laughing. Be sure to catch this great comedian before he becomes a household name!
Reed & Waddy are back at it again this week on the patio here at Franchesco's! Invite friends or family, and reserve your spot for this fan favorite!
No Cover Charge!
Plan a romantic evening on Francesco's patio with one of the most original and eclectic Italian bands. “The Vince Chiarelli Band” has entertained audiences from coast to coast. They have been acclaimed for their unique sound, which gives their audience a taste of traditional Italian music with their own modern twist and a Latin flair. The band’s popularity is credited to their unique mix and arrangements of classic Italian favorites, intertwined with romantic Italian ballads, Italian-American favorites and enticing bossa nova and flamenco rhythms. Audiences will be captivated by the band’s own self-described genre of “Flamenco Italiano,” which has revitalized the excitement of Italian music.
No Cover Charge
Franchesco's Summer Concert Series welcomes Kevin Burns!
Soft sounds on the relaxing patio make a romantic evening of music and delicious food!
A relaxing evening at Franchesco's! Space is limited - Make a reservation today!
Enjoy our Summer Concert Series featuring Andrew Robinson on our patio!
Great Food, Live Music, and Refreshing Drinks!
Save your spot today!