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Francesco's Hole In The Wall

) #3 of 88 Restaurants in Northbrook ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian
254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
+1 847-272-0155
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“osso bucco” (12 reviews)
“pasta” (23 reviews)
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254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
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Reviews (169)
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11 - 20 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 5 April 2017

This place is very small so get there early. The food is very good. Nice selection of options. They always have daily specials. I had the veal parmigiana and it was excellent.

Thank Pauline199001
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very relaxing, unrushed service. food is excellent, bread, oil an cheese, yummy. Salads are fresh and local. Love the pasta and veal dishes.

Thank joycekahoun
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We live in the area and have been saying for years we need to go... well we finally did and now I cannot believe we did not come sooner. Be prepared to wait is my best piece of advice. We arrived on Sat night at...More

Thank hms16
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

What a great find. We went here and were able to sit at a table in the kitchen. What an awesome experience. We had a waitress that was great, but the owner actually waited on out group of 6 as well. Great Little Italy feel...More

Thank ldiastx
Reviewed 24 February 2017

They have a huge white board that announcing that days menu. The menu changes based on what was delivered that day. You may have to wait but it is WORTH the wait. The service is fantastic and the food delicious. There are pictures of all...More

Thank lterrcreatkard3829
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This place is all about the food, & it's brilliant. No reservations so at 5:30pm on a Saturday we waited 50 minutes for a table. The service is there for 1 purpose & that's to turn tables over quickly (service is fast with little care...More

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Always enjoy dining here. The food is delicious and excellent service. A crowded experience due to size of restaurant.

Thank Herb R
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Food is very good. Portion sizes are generous. Prices are reasonable. Dependable local restaurant. Best to go to dinner early or later, since there can be a long wait. Very noisy, and tables are very close together, still the waitresses are knowledgeable and usually very...More

Thank Mamatenz
Reviewed 21 January 2017

All four of us were disappointed with both the food and the service.Seafood medley appetizer was burnt and osso bucco was bland. Server was surly and service was slow

Thank archar
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The food here is always delicious! You cannot ever go wrong with pretty much anything on their menu! The wait staff is knowledgeable and helpful! We have been to Hole in the Wall often especially when my husband wants some really good Italian! They get...More

Thank lrsda
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How far are you from the Drury lane theatre?
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:15
11:30 - 14:15
17:00 - 22:15
17:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 847-272-0155
  • E-mail
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