111 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. • Madison, WI 53703 • 608-255-6000 • 608-255-6001 (fax)

Lunch Hours: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00-9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 3:00-10:00pm
Reservations: Accepted for both lunch and dinner, walk-ins welcome.
Special Events: Private and semi-private accommodations available for groups of 10-200.
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Francesca’s al Lago is now open in Madison, Wisconsin becoming the 21st restaurant to join the Francesca’s family and the first of our national expansion. The Capital Square location offers guests “simple rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices,” which has been the winning recipe at all Francesca’s locations since 1992. Our menu features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. An expansive wine list, local beers and handcrafted martinis are the perfect accompaniment to an outstanding dining experience.

Nestled between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, Francesca’s al Lago draws its name from the beauty of these lakes and features lofty ceilings, seasonal patio seating and a antique bar with a bustling trattoria feel. Striking photographs of rural Italian life by Paul Elledge line the walls to create a comfortable, urban setting throughout. Join us Monday through Friday for a one-of-a-kind Happy Hour featuring half-priced appetizer, $3 draft beers and 1/2 price wine by the glass from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Our daily specials include:

  • Monday: Spaghetti & Meatball Monday ($9.99/adult, $4.99/child )
  • Tuesday: Choose Your 3-Course Meal for $24.95! (Includes appetizer, entree and dessert)
  • Wednesday: Save $10 on any bottle of wine.
  • Thursday: $5 Select Martinis
  • Friday: “Frittura di Pesce” Francesca’s Italian Fish Fry ($13.99, dinner only)
  • Saturday: Any pizza just $5! (Lunch only)
  • Happy Hour - Join us for Happy Hour weekdays from 4pm to 7pm. $3 draft beers, 1/2 priced wine by the glass, 1/2 price appetizers

Location: Link to Google Map.
Cuisine: Northern Italian specializing in the cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio.
Wine List: Mostly value focused Italian and American selections
Bar: Full bar and lounge area
Payment: Visa, MC, American Express, Discover
Parking: Parking validated for The block 89 Parking garage located at 10 E Doty St.
Price Range: $10-$15 per person for lunch
$15-$30 per person for dinner
Dress Code: Casual.
Carry Out: Available daily at both lunch and dinner. Please call to place your order or have today’s menu faxed to you. Carry-Out menu available online.
Catering: Catering is available.



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