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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“osso bucco” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (29 reviews)
“butter cake” (5 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We were just killing time in Northbrook and found this excellent restaurant on Trip Advisor. It is a bit of a hole in the wall and a little hard to spot off the road but well worth the search. We had to wait a bit...More

Thank evergreenrancher
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Popped in on Friday evening, this tiny restaurant was absolutely buzzing. Unfortunately there was a super long wait for a table, so I ordered take away. Got a basic pasta dish, Chicken Parm. But it was excellent. Really enjoyed it and will try to get...More

Thank Rayso_14
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Its the food really. Some entrees are excellent, others just so so. At one time a real secret gem, but popularity, which has led to a few spin offs has not had a great effect. Small room, tables very close together. Can be noisy, but...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to get there early enough in the evening that the four of us were seated at once. By the time we left, lots of people waiting. Great food and ambience - definitely worth trying!

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

In town on business and dropped in on this restaurant based on the reviews. It was magnificent. It was so good we went back 2 days later. Please note...It’s a quaint location hidden off the street. Be prepared to wait a while. Come early or...More

Thank bballmama2
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

The food and service at this restaurant are outstanding. If you don't see something that you want on it's incredible daily menu, they will create anything you desire. I highly recommend this Italian restaurant. It is small and the tables are very close together, but...More

Thank sadler602
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This was our first trip to this restaurant. It was amazing. Small with maybe 20 tables. They do not take reservations. The place feels up fast. Great food and service. Sea food was outstanding. Pasta was very good and the veal meat balls were great.

Thank ken m
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

This place is a locals favorite. Our bellman recommended it and I was so glad. Everything was delicious. The place filled up minutes after opening. I was also told to get the butter cake. It’s something I never would have ordered otherwise but it was...More

Thank DustinKane
Reviewed 18 May 2018

We were able to make our first visit for a celebration. We went on a Wednesday evening and it was incredibly busy and we soon found out why. The service, the food - extra special! The menu is on a chalk board & my husband...More

Thank FMM15
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Celebrating retirement and on a short road trip. Name intrigued us, we like Italian. Outstanding food quality, nice portion size, some interesting flavor combinations to linger over and savor. All meals made to order. We had the Salmon and Chilean Sea bass. WOW, just, WOW....More

Thank Paul T
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28 May 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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