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Francesca's North

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1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062-3601 (Shermer)
(847) 559-0260
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The good here is always good and they're always accommodating on any special requests. Service was very good. There is a back room which is louder but they were very nice about seating us in the front room when we asked to sit there instead. They have a gluten free menu available for those who are gluten free.

Thank betland
Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This busy surberban restaurant is a great Italian eatery. Though somewhat loud the two large rooms can accommodate dozens of tables. The fresh warm bread with flaky crust and olive oil is a great start. The wine list is fine and reasonable. My sea food linguini was well presented, tender and flavorful. My wife had a great ravioli. The service... More 

Thank fitzkneemd
Northbrook, Illinois
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

This place is very, very good. I have been there so often that I forget how good it is. As a result my main criticism is that the menu does not change much. This may be an unfair criticism??? You cant go wrong here. Pizzas are wood burned and excellent . Pasta is home made. Standards are veal, chicken and... More 

Thank 84u2c
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I live in Northbrook and this is our go to place for excellent Italian food. We have never had a bad meal.

Thank Thomas P
Richmond, Virginia
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

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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136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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17 reviews
17 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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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201 reviews
171 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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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, Wheelchair Accessible
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 60062-3601
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?