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Francesca's North

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1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062-3601 (Shermer)
+1 847-559-0260
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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228 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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, clams, calmari and more in a nice broth; the Lobster Rissotto with cherry tomatoes had... More 

Thank sandbag7
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297 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
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 oil on the table was delicious, the bread was average but came warm. I have... More 

Lawton, OK
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Wonderful, delicious pasta and soups. Also, love their cocktails. Good place to take friends for lunch or dinner.

Thank KJHLawton_OK
Nairobi, Kenya
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223 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I quite enjoyed my sandwich. I thought that the bread was fresh and excellent. The service was courteous as well as being efficient.

Thank africanman_840
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The food was surprisingly delicious for a being part of chain of restaurants. Staple Italian dishes that delivered big portions and lots of flavor. Friendly and family atmosphere and great wait staff. My lobster salad and pasta choice for entree was delicious.

Thank Grace K
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This felt like a restaurant that has just quit trying. Two members of my party ordered the risotto special. The pile of rice they served us had clearly not been prepared in the slow and labor-intensive method necessary to proper risotto. But even if we had just ordered ordinary rice, at the very least I would expect it to be... More 

Thank FailappealSnarkville
Palm Coast
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I am celiac and informed the waiter before ordering. My coworker had ordered the sausages and pepper as an appetizer. She offered my a taste and I was about to accept. The waiter overheard and said let me check with the chef before you do that. He came back and said that the sausage did not have gluten ingredients but... More 

Thank BeachButterfly72
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

First time here. Great ambiance, It was busy even though it was Monday night! We were glad we had made a reservation. Service was prompt and the waiters were very pleasant and attentive,I had the risotto, which is an appetizer. It was huge! I was unable to finish it all. it was delicious, perfectly cooked. My friend had the lobster... More 

Thank naya58
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176 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

As soon as you walk into you know that this is a favorite place in the area. Lots of friends greeting each other and a warm atmosphere. Professional staff all around. Good place to catch a game in the bar while enjoy some upscale Italian either with friends or a quiet dinner away from the crowds of a tavern. Great... More 

Thank hockeyeh
Winnetka, IL
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great for an every day dinner, festive group gathering, fun lunch. Always very fresh, beautifully and deliciously prepared. One of our favorites

Thank kimh8129

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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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Glenview, Illinois
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?