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Francesca's North

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1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062 (Shermer)
(847) 559-0260
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Richmond, Virginia
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to a rehearsal dinner here- in a private room. Food and service were good. The appetizers were really delicious- especially the stuffed mushrooms and several kinds of pizza. We all had eaten so many of the appetizers that we barely had room for the salads (good!) main dishes, and desserts.

Thank DeDe B
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135 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We were surprised by the poor service and food during our visit to Francesca's North last week. We came early and the restaurant was very quiet. Yet everything went wrong for three of the four in our party.

Thank Joel K
Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We ordered a bunch of food and shared. Service was phenominal! I'm going back with my wife next week.

Thank Mark K
Northbrook, Illinois
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I have dined here several times over the years and the food has always been top notch. Whether it is a tilapia sandwich, mushroom salad or chicken entree... the quality of the food never disappoints. Service has always been friendly and professional. Francesca's North is very close to rating 5 stars but it just barely falls short for a somewhat... More 

Thank Brett J
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

We live in the city and trek all the way to the North suburbs because this Francesca's location is our favorite! We love the atmosphere. We go for special occasions and also to sit at the bar to have a cocktail and a light meal. Pablo (aka George) at the bar makes the best lemon drop martini and is so... More 

Thank SQRiver
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196 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Things go awry when an Italian restaurant decides to jazz up standard fare...my husband and I went to Francesca's on Saturday night. I ordered the shrimp dish with a funky pesto sauce and my husband ordered the spaghetti with sausage. The taste of the sauce with the shrimp was inedible and I had to send it back. What came back... More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

5 and a half stars! Unparalleled atmosphere, most accommodating staff, and above all the most exquisite Italian dishes. A must dinner stop if in Northbrook, IL. Military friendly as well.

Thank HighRoadTraveler73
Chicago, Illinois
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1,006 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Excellent medium crust pizza. Large pasta servings were very good. Spicy red sauce was better than the herb sauce. Gelatos were fantastic. Got both banana fudge and munt chocolate, 2 scoops in a serving, but separate small cups.

Thank chitownsam
Holland, PA
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

On TripAdvisor recommendations i visited this restaurant on a business trip. It was mid week yet very busy, a validation of popularity and good food. Service was really efficient and they made a point not to hurry me even though i was eating alone. Good wine list by the glass (the sangiovese was really good). The melanzane special was a... More 

Thank Gustoguy
San Antonio, Texas
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799 reviews
586 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a non-pizza Italian place and fortunately found Francesca's. Mary Frances was our helpful and friendly server. We started with the Francesca salad, a melange of many veggies, topped by blue cheese in a vinegar and oil dressing. The Grouper was excellent and it came with Sun dried tomatoes, asparagus, and mushrooms. The Veal Milanese was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062
  • Public Transportation: Just two blocks from Metra's Northbrook station
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: (847) 559-0260

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?