The name’s misguiding – Francesca is not by the river – but the food’s spot on. During a weekend trip in St. Charles my girlfriends and I were craving Italian food, and a lot of it. We love splitting appetizers so we ordered up some fried calamari and bruschetta. The calamari was good but the bruschetta, served with garlic, sweet onions, goat cheese, and asparagus, was amazing! The service was great, but I’m probably not a good judge of that because we ate early, thus avoiding the dinner rush.