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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“osso bucco” (14 reviews)
“pasta” (28 reviews)
“butter cake” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
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Reviewed yesterday

Its the food really. Some entrees are excellent, others just so so. At one time a real secret gem, but popularity, which has led to a few spin offs has not had a great effect. Small room, tables very close together. Can be noisy, but...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were lucky to get there early enough in the evening that the four of us were seated at once. By the time we left, lots of people waiting. Great food and ambience - definitely worth trying!

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In town on business and dropped in on this restaurant based on the reviews. It was magnificent. It was so good we went back 2 days later. Please note...It’s a quaint location hidden off the street. Be prepared to wait a while. Come early or...More

Thank bballmama2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service at this restaurant are outstanding. If you don't see something that you want on it's incredible daily menu, they will create anything you desire. I highly recommend this Italian restaurant. It is small and the tables are very close together, but...More

Thank sadler602
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to this restaurant. It was amazing. Small with maybe 20 tables. They do not take reservations. The place feels up fast. Great food and service. Sea food was outstanding. Pasta was very good and the veal meat balls were great.

Thank ken m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a locals favorite. Our bellman recommended it and I was so glad. Everything was delicious. The place filled up minutes after opening. I was also told to get the butter cake. It’s something I never would have ordered otherwise but it was...More

Thank DustinKane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were able to make our first visit for a celebration. We went on a Wednesday evening and it was incredibly busy and we soon found out why. The service, the food - extra special! The menu is on a chalk board & my husband...More

Thank FMM15
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrating retirement and on a short road trip. Name intrigued us, we like Italian. Outstanding food quality, nice portion size, some interesting flavor combinations to linger over and savor. All meals made to order. We had the Salmon and Chilean Sea bass. WOW, just, WOW....More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed May 14, 2018

I had a delicious chopino- a seafood medley, not on the menu. I met a couple that were locals and they suggested my meal: Hole in the wall house salad fried calamari Chopino- seafood mixture with red sauce, crawfish, crab legs, shrimp, mussells, oysters Garlic...More

Thank Tina S
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the Renaissance hotel and was highly recommended this restaurant. Wow didn’t disappoint. Got right in and had an awesome meal. Black linguine with seafood and cherry tomatoes. Great flavor. All the dishes looked great coming out of the kitchen. Awesome service. Now my...More

Thank Michael F
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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
Dinner, Lunch
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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