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Francesca's Intimo

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293 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1929 (Western)
+1 847-735-9235
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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83 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am sold on this family owned restaurant. 2nd location I've visited this month. Again, what great flavors in the food. The prosciutto antipasto was incredible led by the freshness of the heirloom tomatoes. For dinner, We had the veal medallions, roasted 1/2 chicken and the rigatoni sausage/mushroom pasta. The sauces brought out the best in the meats. All were... More 

Thank Robert F
Chicago, Illinois
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151 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I’ve been to nearly all of the Francesca restaurants. I remember when the very first was opened on Clark. We had my mom’s birthday party at another. Intimo is only minutes from me, so it has been the one I’ve dined at the most. I’m not certain if quality is beginning to slip, or they were just having a really... More 

Thank Bob C
Lake Forest, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The best salmon ever. The preparation was amazing with sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms and asparagus. Had a great lunch.

Thank Tina V
Lake Bluff, Illinois
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Come hungry - their food is delicious and abundant! Service consistently good and one of my friends' and family's gathering spots.

Thank Deborah D
1 review
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Great place for wonderful Italian food. Decor is very cool, great wait staff. If you are looking for an excellent meal, good value and nice venue, this is your place.

Thank Jim K
Lake Forest, Illinois
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Francesca's Intimo is a restaurant that gives you fabulous food, reasonable price, and exemplary service. We LOVE everything on the menu.

Thank roseyswan
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Francescas was perfect in every way...service, food, atmosphere, price! The bread that showed up immediately with olive oil was excellent as were the outstanding soups, salads, pasta dishes, and meat courses. We like it so much last Thursday, we decided to return right away on Sunday.

1 Thank Mike S
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Everything on the menu is amazing I have tried it all. Great portions. Nice place for a date or special occasion. They do NOT have a private room so not good for business meetings. Too small for that but very quaint.

Thank Kym D
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I am never disappointed when eating here! The food is amazing!!! My favorite dish is the rigatoni. I feel like I'm in Italy when I'm here! Francesca's is always my first choice when in Lake Forest.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Lake Forest, IL
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Always busy and a bit noisy. But the food and service are excellent. Very convenient to downtown Lake Forest and the train station.

Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 293 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1929
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-735-9235

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?