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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 good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“osso bucco” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (25 reviews)
“butter cake” (4 reviews)
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254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great food, great wine list and great ambiance. Loved loved! We didn't have a reservation but they managed to squeeze us in. Well worth the wait.

Thank danamandas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hole in the Wall is a very small restaurant on the North Shore in Chicago. Two things you need to know. First, they don't take reservations, and if you arrive after 5:15 or so be prepared to wait for a few hours before you...More

Thank Eaglespro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is excellent with very good service. Only negative is that it is rather small. Restaurant patrons have to be seated very closely, so not a great place for an intimate dinner. Pastas are excellent and desert is also very good!

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

small Italian restaurant. They are closed on Tuesday They had all the standard Italian items. phone ahead for reservations.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a destination restauarant, but has improved menu over the past few years (added more -- and better prepared -- meat dishes). Wines were OK but not outstanding. Server was qucik and personable. On weekday evening, it was noisy and a bit packed, which are...More

Thank n l
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Very popular small restaurant. Excellent service and many choices beyond pasta. Other than being so crowded it was hard to make room for plates on table, was beyond expectations. A bit pricey.

Thank Zora S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Very cozy old fashion Italian restaurant. Excellent fresh food, service was great and friendly. Menu changes to add available fresh ingredients, you can read it all on the board. Good wine list. Francesco the owner is a great host. Lucy his daughter is gracious and...More

Thank cvaldez63
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Good Italian. Plenty of seafood dishes. Branzino, Ossobuco, and lobster Fradiablo were excellent. Desserts are great as well. Butter cake is the best.

Thank Islandboy999
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel. Well worth the wait. Great authentic Italian food! Tiramisu was very good as well.

Thank fln8tv
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I was in Chicago for work and had heard from colleagues about this restaurant for years. Finally went to have dinner there...was not disappointed! I had the lobster spinach linguine and it was fabulous. There was more lobster in the dish than I would have...More

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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
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