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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 - 9:00 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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 65
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 4
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  • 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
Great food, squishy space!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Chicago IL
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 17 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I understand this Italian restaurant is quite popular, however the quality of service is really really bad. Almost forcing us to go out as early as possible and very unfriendly.The staff asked me maybe five times when my friend is coming even though we ordered for her already. I invited my close friends here, but very disappointed to my decision.... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Menu is on the wall everyday which makes it hard to read. However, the menu changes daily with what is fresh and in season so that is a good thing. Quality food, owner has his favorite customers while others can be ignored.

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The food is amazing and the service is even better. Very difficult to get a table immediately but the wait is worth it. Every dish is hand made and there has been no inkling of something being frozen and heated up. No matter what you order you will be pleased. Portion size is perfect. If you are in this area... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

On May 27 2015 I was visiting good friends in Glencoe IL. I visit them from home in Toronto for 2 reasons. #1 they are more like family #2 Chicken vesuvio. One day a restaurant in Toronto will make this dish and save me the 11 hour drive or the 1.5 hour Porter flight. But it is worth every second... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

top notch Italian food with generous servings, happy staff, and the owner, Frank Gallo, constantly circulating.. If you don't mind tables too close to each other, you will be treated to excellent food and a convivial atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Francesco's Hole In The Wall

Address: 254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
Phone Number: 847-272-0155
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
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
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Italian, French

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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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