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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)
5:00 PM - 9:15 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Having to stay in northbrook on business on many occasions it's difficult to find a good resterant which has a nice atmosphere and great food. The hole in the wall achieves both. I have been there twice and will put it at the top of...More

Thank zestrax
Reviewed 2 February 2018

This restaurant is the real deal for Italian food. I atmosphere was good and the service was as well. Try the specials.

Thank SoilDoctor
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Menu on wall board. Food is always good. Will cook whatever you want. Most recent visit seemed a bit pricey. $450 for six. Bill was handwritten and illegible.

Thank lonoffm
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We were in the area and decided to try this restaurant the food was excellent the service was fantastic as well. it’s very small, very family, and very good. All the food items are made to order and you could tell from the taste and...More

Thank Tandy H
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This restaurant is tiny and if you blink you might miss it. I think that their sign is bigger than the building. Food is delicious and fresh. It is not the typical Italian restaurant with the same food as every other Italian place serves. Menu...More

Thank Voyage_GalD
Reviewed 16 November 2017

A friend invited me to this place for lunch and while it is rather small, it certainly is not a hole in the wall. It is located on a main road but it is set back, so look for it. The decor is really classy...More

Thank Boystowtraveler
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This place not only needs improvements on the food but also in service. The food was salty as if the salt was added on top addition to its own salty sauce. The highly recommended "Osso Bucco" was little tough, greasy and salty. The worst part...More

Thank SK0565
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Reservations are not accepted-be prepared to wait. The dining room is cramped and small. Why patronize--well the Italian food is excellent, that's why. Fairly extensive menu and most common Italian dishes are on it--BTW its written on a caulk board at the end of the...More

Thank Sugar Grove Guy
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This place is literally a hole in the wall. Very small, but they cram a lot of tables in there, so it is very cozy. No menu's per se, just a chalk board with what they are cooking that day. They are also great at...More

Thank MBW64
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I have tried to get in here a few times and the wait is always long. We finally happened to get in shortly after 5 on a Friday...within 20 minutes there was a long line. The food is superb as all the other reviewers have...More

Thank Lisa C
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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
Child-friendly, 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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