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Francesca's North

1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 559-0260
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Ranked #12 of 105 restaurants in Northbrook
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Shermer
Transit: Just two blocks from Metra's Northbrook station
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were the first ones there on a hot and sunny Sunday. It was cool and comfortable inside, too cool for some later arrivals. We ordered special salads of asparagus and prosciutto which were interesting and tasty, then had the daily special pizza, a twist on the Margherita with a very goo cheese blend and what tasted like pesto. Worth... More

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Northbrook, Illinois, United States
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A group of 7 of us met at Francesca's North to have dinner and discuss our business. It was on a Monday evening so it was not as busy as it would be later in the week. We were seated in the back room away from the rest of the crowd so we could meet undisturbed. The service was prompt,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Since we moved to Northbrook we visited several times, and enjoyed it very much. But recently there was a shift. For some reason a chicken dish (which was obviously pre cooked) was served cold, even chilled inside! we sent it back to the kitchen and it came back kind of warm. That should not happen. And as much as we... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great pasta original northern Italian food. Service is always great and great drinks. Very noisy and small crowded bar area. Great appetizers menu changes weekly but could a face lift. Same items since day one .

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Northfield, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We decided to revisit our Friday favorite after a little time away. It is obvious that some of the management has changed for the better. There is a new manager who actually stopped by to see how we were doing. The service was great as well as the food. We were treated very well by almost everyone there.

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Northfield, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The management has gone bad! Unfortunately, the people who are suffering are; the wait staff, bar tenders, cooks and busboys. The food is amazing but the management is unappetizing! We've been going here since they opened but, not anymore. I know we aren't the only ones who feel this way. Several other people who we have eaten with have the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

From start to finish our corporate event went off without a hitch. I really can’t say enough about how easy it was dealing with the people at Francesca’s in Northbrook. From the day I first spoke to the event planner Shiri I knew I was in good hands. Everything I asked for was executed wonderfully. The wait staff was friendly... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We love the food, love the waitstaff (Bevvy, Mindy, Bill, Miguel) but sadly this awesome place is being ruined by arrogant and rude management (Sheri & Jeff) These two don't know how to treat customers and they act like they own the place ...pathetic! Both need to get an education and maybe they'll learn the basics in how to treat... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

For our Group of six it was a good night. We were told they don't accept reservations, but when we landed there they said they do. We decided to wait the 20 minutes and it was well worth it the weather being just great. We were near the kitchen. Plenty of food smell, lots of crockery noise, a din of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

A live, energetic atmosphere suited for a group of people rather than a couple. The high pitch of children's' voices seemed to carry very far. I ordered the fruits de mer which was oversalted.

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