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Francesco's Hole In The Wall

254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
+1 847-272-0155
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“osso bucco” (14 reviews)
“pasta” (30 reviews)
“butter cake” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice to have a large amount of space to dine with family and friends. The food is above average but didn't totally "wow" me. The waiter we had was very friendly and the service was quick. Overall, an enjoyable experience!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NShelton93
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hole in the Wall is an Italian restaurant with good food but I will never go back there after the way my family and I were treated and embarrassed! Knowing there are no reservations my wife daughter and I arrived at 5:10 PM for a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

We had a celebratory dinner for our family. Highly recommend the ravioli with veal and the shells with veal! Go early! Expect some wait, but worth it!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dhicken
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The food is always good and the chefs are accommodating. Ask for the fresh grated cheese for your bread!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SheriECCW
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We ate here twice. I had the veal, and my wife had the short ribs and they were absolutely wonderful. You could cut them with a fork. Our friends had the pasta and the salmon and they said it was absolutely fantastic as well. I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 676allisona
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

Wednesday nite at 6:45, we had a 45 minute wait for a table. When we left at 8:15, the line was still out the door! Very loud because of 2 large groups celebrating. Seating is tight, so it's not a quiet, intimate setting...lots of fun,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GrammaIG
Reviewed November 25, 2018

This place is the real deal. There are only 12 tables and they don't take reservations. Avoid Friday and Saturday nights because it gets insane! They're also open for lunch. The menu is a chalkboard that changes daily with what they have fresh. I've been...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed November 16, 2018

I had heard many wonderful comments about this restaurant. I was able to partake of a meal recently at Francesco's Hole in the Wall restaurant. I was disheartened by all the hype. Don't misunderstand, the food was okay and the service was indeed great. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed November 6, 2018

First off, this place is best for a 2-top or 4-top. Any parties greater than 2-4 will be hard to get seated. This is a great restaurant. We shared 3 entrees and shared a large salad. Wine is not outrageously expensive either.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 408RobertS
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Small Italian restaurant with excellent food. Arrived at approximately noon for lunch and fortunately no wait…by 1pm the restaurant was full. House salad very good and can be shared. Chicken visuvio was excellent. Portions size is perfect. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank brianwisniewski
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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
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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