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Francesco's Hole In The Wall

254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
847-272-0155
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Ranked #1 of 105 restaurants in Northbrook
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French, Italian
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
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88% Recommend
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English first
Chicago il
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

First time to your restaurant. Mary our server was great. The daughter of Francesco was gracious and so friendly. I had the Osso bucco on Risotto. We started with the Calamari and it was some of the best I have ever had anywhere. We will return.

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Pittsburgh
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While in town for a wedding, I did some research to find a restaurant nearby. This restaurant consistently had good reviews among several sites I visited. Unfortunately, it ended up being further away than we expected, but it was definitely worth the drive. It was also pricier than had been advertised elsewhere. When my Chicago friend met us there, she... More

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Atlanta, GA
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188 reviews 188 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Such a charming restaurant. Menu is written on blackboard in small dining room. We had 4 and were asked if we wanted to sit in the back. Table was beyond the kitchen, in the storage area. It was a fun experience...the owner chatted with us and gave his recommendations. Loved the pasta of the night with veal meatballs. Wine was... More

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Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've been in for dinner and lunch several times, but hadn't written a review before. The only thing I don't like about the Hole in The Wall is the wait to get in! This is a popular place that doesn't take reservations, so there is always a 20 to 30 minute wait for dinner. It's worth it though, I've never... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wonderful restaurant /. Great pasta, fresh fish, hole in the wall salad is terrific. I come here often when I am in town

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We love the menu at Francisco Hole in the Wall. The Veal meatballs are unbelievable. Highly recommended. Worth a special visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I absolutely love this restaurant. My boyfriend took me here on a date and I couldn't stop raving about it. Granted, the tables were smushed together (a bit close for my taste), but once you start eating the food, it doesn't matter anymore. This place has great old-world charm and delicious food.

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I love this place. It was my first time eating Italian food in Chicago and I have no complaints. I will be back!

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Chicago Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I am fortunate that I get to eat in some very good restaurants. Many are great experiences and I may go once or twice. The menu and cooking at the Hole in the Wall makes you want to come as often as you can. Last week the presentation of the raw oysters was very cool and they were fresh and... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This have been my favorite restaurant in Northbrook for many years and have never been disappointed. My wife and I always start with the Hole in the Wall salad and love all the pasta dishes. The restaurant is very small and always busy. My advice is to go early or be prepared to have a glass of wine while you... More

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