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Francesca's North

1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062-3601
+1 847-559-0260
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“rigatoni” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (11 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062-3601
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Reviewed today

The food is very good, the service friendly but unobtrusive, and the atmosphere lively. High on our list when it's just the two of us.

Thank DonJM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is consistently good; not great and not bad. Average food, average service, average cost. That's why I give it a three. However, the restaurant is usually crowded and patrons are happy so who am I to disagree. Most suburban diners seem to be satisfied...More

Thank Debora P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really love the homemade food at Francesca's North. It has the best Chicken Vesuvio and the rigatoni with sausage and mushrooms is to dream about. But the pizza is awful. I have ordered this twice and both times it is the same. The crust...More

Thank Bosley628
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

I have been to this place a few times and it is always good! Good service, good ambiance,good crowd. Loved the risotto!

Thank naya58
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This was our first visit to Francesca's although our hosts eat there often. They tell us that the food is consistently good and it was on the night we were there. The pastas are fresh, not boxed. The warm, crusty bread with olive oil and...More

Thank jeffmd49
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I always order the chicken has an Italian French preparation with wine and shallots excellent All fish is fresh and pastas good They do not change their menus often enough is my only critique But very good overall

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Francesca's has historically been a reliable restaurant for fish and pasta, but no so recently. In the last two visits they have messed up an order of Cioppino (lobster and saffron flavored broth was nothing of the sort) and Spaghetti Alle Vongole. On the latter...More

Thank sandbag7
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Very good Italian. The good news/bad news is that they constantly change the menu. Some thing you really like might not be available next time you come in. Really like the veal sassi but it's not regularly available.

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Francesca's has an ever changing menu but their fish and sea food courses are reliably excellent. Tonight we shared a Lobster Salad with avocado, lemon and a generous amount of lobster - tasty and filling for two. The Cioppino special had lots of scallops, salmon,...More

Thank sandbag7
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I came here on a weeknight after the movies. The restaurant was crowded. I had the beef carpaccio and my daughter had the pasta primavera. My appetizer portion was surprisingly large - very good. My daughters pasta was very tasty. The olive...More

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Response from SQRiver | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Tripadvisor would not let me provide you with a link, but search "Francesa's Restaurant Northbrook" and you can get on their website and click on menus and prices are there. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do...which is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062-3601
  • Public Transportation: Just two blocks from Metra's Northbrook station
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 847-559-0260
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