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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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“butter cake” (4 reviews)
“salad” (28 reviews)
17:00 - 21:15All hours
$$ - $$$
254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1612
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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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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Five of us came here after work around 5:30 PM on a Wednesday evening and it was an hour wait but well worth it. Absolutely wonderful and delicious food. Osso Bucco was so tender it just broke apart with a fork. The risotto was smooth...More

Thank 262run
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This is my husband and my favorite place to go for date night. Great staff and great food. We try to have dinner here at least once a month. Great dessert too

Thank PamelaCohen
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A friend suggested this restaurant and I went with one of my Italian friends. We had a great lunch. Service was excellent and waitstaff was very courteous.

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This restaurant has been around "forever" and for good reason. Everything is made from scratch and no two dishes taste the same. It is very tight in terms of seating and somewhat noisy. Not a place for a private dinner but worth it as the...More

Thank dsteiner
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Hole in the Wall is a small capacity restaurant that does not take reservations. I have been going there for over 20 years, and the quality never varies, always excellent. The menu is on a board, and changes slightly with the seasons. One thing not...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This place is very small so get there early. The food is very good. Nice selection of options. They always have daily specials. I had the veal parmigiana and it was excellent.

Thank Pauline199001
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very relaxing, unrushed service. food is excellent, bread, oil an cheese, yummy. Salads are fresh and local. Love the pasta and veal dishes.

Thank joycekahoun
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We live in the area and have been saying for years we need to go... well we finally did and now I cannot believe we did not come sooner. Be prepared to wait is my best piece of advice. We arrived on Sat night at...More

Thank hms16
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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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