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Francesca's North

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1145 Church St, Northbrook, IL 60062 (Shermer)
+1 847-559-0260
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Tue 11:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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175 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

Thank fitzkneemd
Northbrook, Illinois
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This place is very, very good. I have been there so often that I forget how good it is. As a result my main criticism is that the menu does not change much. This may be an unfair criticism??? You cant go wrong here. Pizzas are wood burned and excellent . Pasta is home made. Standards are veal, chicken and... More 

Thank 84u2c
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I live in Northbrook and this is our go to place for excellent Italian food. We have never had a bad meal.

Thank Thomas P
Richmond, Virginia
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Went to a rehearsal dinner here- in a private room. Food and service were good. The appetizers were really delicious- especially the stuffed mushrooms and several kinds of pizza. We all had eaten so many of the appetizers that we barely had room for the salads (good!) main dishes, and desserts.

Thank DeDe B
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162 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We were surprised by the poor service and food during our visit to Francesca's North last week. We came early and the restaurant was very quiet. Yet everything went wrong for three of the four in our party.

Thank Joel K
Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We ordered a bunch of food and shared. Service was phenominal! I'm going back with my wife next week.

Thank Mark K
Northbrook, Illinois
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I have dined here several times over the years and the food has always been top notch. Whether it is a tilapia sandwich, mushroom salad or chicken entree... the quality of the food never disappoints. Service has always been friendly and professional. Francesca's North is very close to rating 5 stars but it just barely falls short for a somewhat... More 

Thank Brett J

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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?