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Francesca's North

1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 559-0260
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Ranked #11 of 102 restaurants in Northbrook
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Shermer
Transit: Just two blocks from Metra's Northbrook station
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English first
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 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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172 reviews 172 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Chicago, Illinois
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23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We decided at the last minute to go out to dinner. After being told by one restaurant that the wait would be 45 minutes we decided to go elsewhere. My husband said that he wanted to go to a place he visits for lunch during the week. Not expecting much I walked in and was impressed by the decor and... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
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131 reviews 131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We have been eating at Francesca's North since it opened in 1995. Over the years we have had delicious, fresh food and good service. In the past year there has been a change in management and everything about the restaurant has suffered. The waiter started by bringing the wrong drinks. We then asked what kind of meat was used in... More

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Minnesota
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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Our family visited Northbrook looking for pizza and Italian food. We stopped at Francescas after seeing great reviews at tripadvisor on a busy evening and they quickly set a table for us. The service was prompt and friendly. The food arrived quickly and was piping hot. The pasta and seafood were perfectly prepared. The pizzas were unique and enjoyed by... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I have been going to Francesca North for 20 years and the food quality is very consistant. The service is good and the facility has been very well maintained.

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