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“This is the place to eat!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Francesco's Hole In The Wall

Francesco's Hole In The Wall
254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
847-272-0155
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Ranked #1 of 104 Restaurants in Northbrook
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: French, Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“This is the place to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

I'm from Brooklyn living in Chicago. I am very homesick and was looking for a place that would be like back home. This is it! From the personal greeting at the door to the amazing homemade food served at your table as fresh as can be! I make it here every month once a month because I live 1 hour and a half away from here! This is it I found the best place be t to home in Illinois!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Lake Forest, IL
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144 reviews 144 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
“The best !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Great food on the cheap! Limited space parking lot! Get there early and bring cash! No credit cards. Worth the hassle. A local dining institution!

Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Same old”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Just the same old heavy american italian food that's done all over chicago. Big portions of mediocre food that had the table next to us "wowed". If you like that sort of thing this is the place for you.

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“cozy atmosphere - americanized food and sizes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The atmosphere was really cozy and we really enjoyed the entire ambience. Don't mind sitting a small squeezed in tables for good food and atmosphere. However, the food was a little disappointing. We really thought we would have a true italian eatery (due to word of mouth) but to us it was more like any americanized over cheesey wanna be italian. Guess we are just too spoiled having spent some years in Italy.

Visited June 2012
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Highland Park, IL
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Special Italian Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Blackboard menu, great food, no reservations, lines at the door, but well justified. Diverse offering of home made food.

Visited November 2012
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