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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“osso bucco” (14 reviews)
“pasta” (27 reviews)
“butter cake” (4 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:15 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a delicious chopino- a seafood medley, not on the menu. I met a couple that were locals and they suggested my meal: Hole in the wall house salad fried calamari Chopino- seafood mixture with red sauce, crawfish, crab legs, shrimp, mussells, oysters Garlic...More

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Renaissance hotel and was highly recommended this restaurant. Wow didn’t disappoint. Got right in and had an awesome meal. Black linguine with seafood and cherry tomatoes. Great flavor. All the dishes looked great coming out of the kitchen. Awesome service. Now my...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Really helpful staff, delicious food and rapid service. Definitely coming back here again! Highly recommended.

Thank Sam I
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food. But must add that it definitely felt a bit “squishy” with tables close together.

Thank jabetu
Reviewed 19 March 2018

My first visit to this restaurant and it was just OK. The food selection was decent but mainly Italian which can be a little heavy at lunch time. The other selections were very limited and not too exciting. Our waitress was good and the service...More

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed 6 March 2018

If you haven't tried Francesco's Hole In The Wall you are missing a dining gem. Food is always outstanding, service is incomparable and the decor is small and generally loud. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the North Shore.

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The food was okay, but overpriced. Limited menu, but you can make special requests. Service was very good. Tables close together, so noisy.

Thank joanandjimf
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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
US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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