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Francesca's North

1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 559-0260
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Ranked #16 of 105 Restaurants in Northbrook
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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
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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
82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
81 reviews 81 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 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
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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