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Francesca's Intimo

293 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1929
+1 847-735-9235
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good46%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“carpaccio” (2 reviews)
“lemon chicken” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
293 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1929
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Reviewed yesterday

What a treat. Great atmosphere. Quite environment. Attentive service. Oh...and the food was wonderful. Imagine, a white tablecloth restaurant open at lunchtime. I had one of the luncheon specials, rigatoni in a cream sauce with Italian sausage, plus a small dinner salad. And a glass...More

Thank Svensota
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always enjoyed Francesca's Intimo in Lake Forest. You can expect good food and decent service at a reasonable price. A bit on the loud side as it is a small restaurant and tables are relatively close together. That being said, it is a nice...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Two of us for dinner. We dipped our warm bread in olive oil/parmesan cheese. Good start. Entrée selections were Pasta Verdure and Veal Medallions. Delicious. Service very nice. We were able to converse comfortably.

Thank Slumdog2015
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent ambience, excellent service, reasonable price, what do you want more? Go and enjoy. They know how to prepare your dish and how to please you.

Thank vinhacl
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The food was average to good, service professional. The most attractive thing about this restaurant is its location in a beautiful shore community . The people- watching at Francesca's is the best part of dining there!

Thank bella g
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Sat outside on a beautiful evening. Staff was attentive and our food was outstanding even though it was their anniversary special and prices were rolled back to 1992 prices.

Thank RTLong
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

There were three of us, with a reservation . This is a very popular restaurant. Had to wait about 15 minutes for our table. Very congested in waiting /bar area. Food and service made up for wait... Tables close together. A bit noisy.

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Love the menu, the ambiance, the food. Always a home run at Francesca's in Lake Forest. Wait staff is very experienced and professional.

Thank Travelathon
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

First visit to FRANCESCA'S Itimo in Lake Forest was a pleasure. Good Italian food, accomodating chef to special requests for low sodium, split Burramundi, and pasta. Waitress was attentive and available and the price for our meal was reasonable. They were conveniently open on Sunday...More

Thank Dr Sue M
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This is a bustling bistro. Glad to have a reservation on a Saturday night. Staff if first rate throughout. Menu is small but with enough selection. Cesar and wedge salads were fresh and tasty. Lemon chicken with spinach and capers had great flavors, but the...More

Thank 872brendas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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