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Francesca's North

1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 559-0260
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Ranked #24 of 104 Restaurants in Northbrook
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Based on appearance and prices I expected an above average experience. I was a bit disappointed with both the food and the service, at least at this price point. I didn't think that anything on the menu looked creative or unusual. I had a chicken piccata that was fine but not special in any way. My wife and friends had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My waiter's attitude was quite earnest. I felt that the ambiance was warm, and welcoming. The n is location is very convenient. However, none of the of the food tasted fresh. My calamari was rubbery, and the chicken I ordered had a tasteless sauce. The pasta my partner's pasta came with a sauce that tasted like it came from a... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Absolutely loved the food at this restaurant! Every pasta dish we order was delicious - there's not a bad option on the menu. We also got the bruschetta and caprese salad as starters to share and they were so good! We loved the bruschetta- I definitely recommend trying it! The only downside to our visit was that it was very... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Francesca's restaurants serve reliable Italian dishes, and this one is no exception. The problem is that this is an extremely noisy place -- talking is difficult!

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Northbrook, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great Italian food, generous drinks, great service, great location and easy meeting place at the Bar.

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Husband and I like to try new places for our anniversary. We are an older couple, only married 3 years so we enjoy eating a nice meal at new places. This restaurant is a beautiful intimate restaurant in a small neighborhood. I use the word small and intimate again, but cozy and warm. We had a seat on the side... More 

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I chose this restaurant based on the reviews and because my group wanted to expand our "restaurant horizon." After waiting for at least 45 minutes we were brought to a table that was still dirty. We stood around for another 10 minutes roughly (feeling ridiculous) waiting for someone to come and clean it. That's just the start. We ordered a... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I sat at the bar with a friend. We shared a 4 cheese pizza and pizza with egg. Both very good. I had an apple martini and a french martini. Both were excellent. I don't like my drinks too sweet and weak, nor too strong. They were delicious.

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Probably not. The noise level in this place makes conversation impossible. Background music should be just that: in the background, and this restaurant ought to install drapes or acoustical ceiling tile to absorb some of the volume generated by too many people and tables crowded into the room. Our server was courteous and fairly prompt, and the friend I was... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went for dinner, requested a table for 8. They had us stuffed on a round table for 6 people. Finally convinced them to give us 2 four tops which was better. The menu is not that exciting, the food was a little better than average . The problem was that after the very nice waiter took our order he was... More 

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Additional Information about Francesca's North

Address: 1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone Number: (847) 559-0260
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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