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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” (14 reviews)
“pasta” (28 reviews)
“butter cake” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:15 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

We had heard this was a a very popular restaurant so we arranged to meet a friend there as soon as they opened at 5PM. We were seated within 5 minutes and 15 minutes later all the tables were occupied. The waitstaff gave us time...More

1  Thank twobadgers
Reviewed October 13, 2017

The food is fabulous, warm, inviting atmosphere and the owner Frank is the best. My husband and I love this place. Great date night restaurant. Reservations are not taken, so you will have to wait a bit, but it is so worth the wait. We...More

Thank SarahJSweetpea
Reviewed October 2, 2017

This is a local business for me. You feel like you are eating at home only the food is better. Fresh ingredients cooked fresh daily. A nice selection of fish, and the best pasta. Not a large waiting room and the tables are close together....More

1  Thank Maurice F
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a place to eat when she found reviews of this place so we decided to try it. The food was fantastic and made exactly what we wanted. The restaurant is small and they really pack the people in....More

Thank Bonz11
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This little spot will always have you coming back for more! I get the Osso Bucco almost every time because it is so sinfully delicious and melts in your mouth....especially with a good red! The staff that work here are so devoted to Frank and...More

Thank crunch6
Reviewed August 26, 2017

I have been here three times and have never had a bad meal. The food here is excellent and the menu is constantly changing. Menu is on the back wall on a chalk board. Lots to choose from - good seafood, pasta, salads and desserts....More

Thank Travel574
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Great food, great wine list and great ambiance. Loved loved! We didn't have a reservation but they managed to squeeze us in. Well worth the wait.

Thank danamandas
Reviewed July 30, 2017

The Hole in the Wall is a very small restaurant on the North Shore in Chicago. Two things you need to know. First, they don't take reservations, and if you arrive after 5:15 or so be prepared to wait for a few hours before you...More

Thank Eaglespro
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Food is excellent with very good service. Only negative is that it is rather small. Restaurant patrons have to be seated very closely, so not a great place for an intimate dinner. Pastas are excellent and desert is also very good!

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed July 22, 2017

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

Thank Tom H
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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
Romantic, 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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