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Francesco's Hole In The Wall

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254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
+1 847-272-0155
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“osso bucco” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (24 reviews)
“butter cake” (4 reviews)
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254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
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Reviewed 2 days ago

small Italian restaurant. They are closed on Tuesday They had all the standard Italian items. phone ahead for reservations.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not a destination restauarant, but has improved menu over the past few years (added more -- and better prepared -- meat dishes). Wines were OK but not outstanding. Server was qucik and personable. On weekday evening, it was noisy and a bit packed, which are...More

Thank n l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular small restaurant. Excellent service and many choices beyond pasta. Other than being so crowded it was hard to make room for plates on table, was beyond expectations. A bit pricey.

Thank Zora S
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Very cozy old fashion Italian restaurant. Excellent fresh food, service was great and friendly. Menu changes to add available fresh ingredients, you can read it all on the board. Good wine list. Francesco the owner is a great host. Lucy his daughter is gracious and...More

Thank cvaldez63
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Good Italian. Plenty of seafood dishes. Branzino, Ossobuco, and lobster Fradiablo were excellent. Desserts are great as well. Butter cake is the best.

Thank Islandboy999
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. Well worth the wait. Great authentic Italian food! Tiramisu was very good as well.

Thank fln8tv
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

I was in Chicago for work and had heard from colleagues about this restaurant for years. Finally went to have dinner there...was not disappointed! I had the lobster spinach linguine and it was fabulous. There was more lobster in the dish than I would have...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2017

Five of us came here after work around 5:30 PM on a Wednesday evening and it was an hour wait but well worth it. Absolutely wonderful and delicious food. Osso Bucco was so tender it just broke apart with a fork. The risotto was smooth...More

Thank 262run
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

This is my husband and my favorite place to go for date night. Great staff and great food. We try to have dinner here at least once a month. Great dessert too

Thank PamelaCohen
Reviewed April 15, 2017

A friend suggested this restaurant and I went with one of my Italian friends. We had a great lunch. Service was excellent and waitstaff was very courteous.

Thank Stan K
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May 27, 2017|
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Response from dsteiner | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if you mean Gurnee (my location) or Francesca's. Gurnee is about 2 hours from the Drury Lane Theater. Gurnee is less than 10 minutes from the WI border and less than an hour from Milwaukee where there are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
11:30 am - 2:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 847-272-0155
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