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Francesca's Intimo

293 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1929
+1 847-735-9235
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good51%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
293 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1929
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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best Italian restaurants in Lake Forest. Delicious entree, prompt and courteous service, and pleasant ambiance for family dining.

Thank mahapundit
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Francesca's has been a hot spot in lake forest for many years. Why? Because the food is delicious and the atmosphere cozy. Don't expect quiet dining though. It is always busy and filled with happy patrons. The outdoor patio in summer is delightful. Enjoy!

Thank MerryMar2015
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great food Great service, staff was very friendly will definitely go back again soon with friends and family

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 18 July 2017

"Intimo" means "intimate." Does intimate HAVE to mean "noisy"? Inside or out, the seating is too close together. Delicious food and a charming patio. Street parking.

Thank illinois travelere
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Francesca's Intimo in Lake Forest is consistently fabulous!!! Great food, great service, wonderful atmosphere! It's not easy to always be great, but this place manages it.

Thank 338andys
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This is an intimate (i.e. Noisy) restaurant. The food here is 'quick prep' Italian, so nothing offered requires five hours of prep and baking such as Lasagna. That said, I've never been disappointed, the food and service are uniformly good.

Thank Beemer01
Reviewed 28 April 2017 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...More

Thank Robert F
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...More

Thank Bob C
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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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