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Review of Francesca's Intimo

Francesca's Intimo
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Ranked #4 of 65 Restaurants in Lake Forest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Western
Woodhull,IL
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

The food was very good, portions were large and the atmosphere was nice. We ate outside and had super service. I had seafood and it was very good.

Visited July 2012
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English first
Libertyville, Illinois
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106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Little Taste of Italy”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Love all the Francesca's restaurants. Very delicious flavorful food.

Visited September 2011
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sometimes a Hit or Miss”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

At Lake Forest College, take your student for reasonable and nice time out to dinner
Get there early. Very nice Italian menu. They take reservations. Parking is tough to find. Enjoyed everything. The dining room is small and can be crowded. Not really suited for larger groups over 4. Once when waiting at the bar, had to instruct the bartender on mix cocktails which was not his regular job. Seems that the staff occasionly is stretched too thin which reflect poorly on the management.

  • Visited February 2012
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Highland Park, Illinois
1 review
“Terrible expericnce:”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

My husband and I went on Friday July 13th, 2012 - service was terrible, calamari was dry and over cooked, pasta dishes had no flavor and were over cooked and mushy. Waiter never asked how our meal was, not even sure who our waiter was. Went to complain to the manager, and they did nothing about it. Never finished the calamari, sent my dish back full. Paid full price with a tip. Horrible representation of Italian food. Olive Garden would have been better. Waste of money, waste of time. Sat outside, no tablecloths, all the food and sauce from the calamari spilled through the metal mesh tables and ruined my dress. They did not care.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Francesca L
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
“Good food, service and ambience”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Our son completed his Naval training at nearby Great Lakes, and we were looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate, to catch up on all he had been through and to enjoy a good meal together. Francesca's delivered on all counts and went a step beyond: The staff and service were marvelous! Fish was fresh and pasta entrees were al dente; salads, soups and sides were uniformly well-prepared and well-presented. The wine list was substantial and fairly priced (grads can't imbibe, however!). Finally, desserts and coffee were excellent, with a special nod to the tiramisu.
The restaurant seats perhaps 80-100, but the dining area is divided into two levels separated by 2-3 steps and a low dividing wall. The combination of booths and tables and the unusual sculpted ceiling combined to keep the noise level low and preserve a sense of intimacy to the meal. While our meal was not inexpensive, we thought it was a terrific value and highly recommend Francesca's for fine food and a great dining experience!

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Doug G
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