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Francesca's North

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1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062 (Shermer)
+1 847-559-0260
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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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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Lawton, OK
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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220 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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175 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The good here is always good and they're always accommodating on any special requests. Service was very good. There is a back room which is louder but they were very nice about seating us in the front room when we asked to sit there instead. They have a gluten free menu available for those who are gluten free.

Thank betland
Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This busy surberban restaurant is a great Italian eatery. Though somewhat loud the two large rooms can accommodate dozens of tables. The fresh warm bread with flaky crust and olive oil is a great start. The wine list is fine and reasonable. My sea food linguini was well presented, tender and flavorful. My wife had a great ravioli. The service... More 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?