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Francesco's Hole In The Wall

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254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
847-272-0155
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
just like it should be

we started with the hole in the wall salad...there were 3 of us...and it was just perfect. fresh and well seasoned. the soft shelled crabs were properly prepared and a large portion. the pasta dishes were just like nona used to make and enough to take home. the wine list is well priced and well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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marietta, ga
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marietta, ga
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

we started with the hole in the wall salad...there were 3 of us...and it was just perfect. fresh and well seasoned. the soft shelled crabs were properly prepared and a large portion. the pasta dishes were just like nona used to make and enough to take home. the wine list is well priced and well thought out. if you have... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is a gem! I read reviews before my husband and I went so I knew going in that the place is small and that we could expect a wait. We were told an hour (but I don't think we waited that long), but it didn't matter because the hostess got us drinks and we were able to order... More 

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North Barrington, Illinois
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went here on a weekend and do know they do not take reservations. So if you aren't here at 5 (!) just be prepared to wait! It is a tight space, probably where the "Hole In The Wall" thing comes into play! There is a small outdoor area as well. The staff is great and very experienced. The menu... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Such a quaint, cozy lovely restaurant with fresh wonderful Italian food... It's been awhile since we dined at this delightful place & we noticed a few changes: - They take credit cards now (not cash $ only anymore)! - They offer wines & beers so not all byob. - Sadly, I did not see the delectable Tri-color Ravioli (Butternut squash,... More 

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Peoria, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We visited this unique restaurant and were delighted with the food, atmosphere, and service. We ordered way too much food as the servings are very generous. We began with the Hole in the Wall salad and ordered a half salad. It was served with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, red onion and a light Italian dressing. This was followed with fried... More 

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Chicago IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I've never had a bad meal here, especially love the salad w extra roasted peppers and artichokes. Very small restaurant, no private conversations.

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Connecticut, USA
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Our third time there in 3 years and it consistently very good no matter what ordered. Yes you will have a wait but the food is clean plate club worthy every time.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Francesco's has a very limited number of seats and does not take reservations. However the menu (which is written on a blackboard each day) is varied (theme: Italian). The service is superb and the food outstanding. Due to the confined quarters can be rather loud when full.

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Canfield, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My friend and I went to this local restaurant because it was recommended by some sales rep friends of ours. We had the special salad of the day with fresh mozerella, tomatoes and fresh peaches drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. For dinner I had the shells with veal meatballs and it was delish! My friend had traditional spaghetti and meatballs and... More 

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Northbrook, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A small selection of Italian food cooked to perfection. The menu is on a chalkboard but it is easy to see because the restaurant is so small. We have never had a bad meal. Everything from salad and appetizers to entrees have always been delicious and hearty. Unfortunately, the size of the restaurant makes it difficult to get a table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: 847-272-0155

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, French
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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