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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
17:00 - 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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Lake Forest, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Tina V
Highland Park
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Another one of our favorite stops when visiting our son, daughter-in-law and grand children. A good variety of Italian dishes.

Thank sweatypie
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We were in town dropping our daughter at Lake Forest. Felt like Italian. The service was great (Vincent) the salads, meals and deserts were outstanding. Meal was timed right not to fast not to slow. Will definitely be back.

Thank 52viking

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
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?