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Noodle Cafe of Wilmette

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708 12th St, Wilmette, IL 60091-2668
+1 847-251-2228
Today
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Evanston
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234 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been going here for years and it is our default restaurant whenever we want takeout. We generally stick with the weekly specials and have never been disappointed in all the years that we eaten at this place. The trend in recent years is to upscale/seasonalize the specials and it seems to be working well. The... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pasta was so overcooked I thought it to be from a can. My date had the fettuccine Alfredo and it was like wallpaper paste, while I had the bolognese and it was like eating sloppy joe's.

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Thank damedifido
Wilmette, Illinois
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I want to like this place. It's been around Wilmette for at least 20 years, so they must be doing something right. But, every time I go, something goes wrong. Screaming kids at the table next to us, wine that gets spilled by busboys, dishes that are not al dente, or, on weekends, overcrowded and incredibly noisy. Not for grumpy... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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299 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We continue to love this restaurant: lots of different pasta options, and chicken/fish with pasta pairings. Also a good wine selection (and a few beers, bottled...not draft). Service is usually good--the other night, server seemed more occupied with friends at another table, but others covered for her.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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931 reviews
453 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 426 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Over the years, this smallish restaurant has expanded its menu to more than pasta. However, the pasta is still very good as are other dishes. I and two companions had the very good vegetarian lasagna. It was served with a choice of soup or salad. I had the vegetarian split bean, and it was good. Another companion had a salmon... More 

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New York City, New York
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The pastas here are fresh. Why? Cuz they make them in house and you can even watch. White, spinach, fettuccini, Angel hair and many other varieties of pasta and then choose your sauce or mix your sauces, maybe a little marinara or Alfredo. But that's not all. Daily specials could be chicken or fish or ???? Carry out is available.... More 

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Thank Squirrelhound
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Noodle is a long time great local restaurant. The specials are always good. Lots of options on pastas and sauces. The BBQ pork tenderloin is very good and don't miss the tomato basil soup and the warm garlic bread. It is a very reliable "go-to" place for us

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Thank Ted H
Wilmette, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

They make their own pasta and cut it at your request. (Many pasta shapes available) Can't get any better than that!

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Thank Navyrosa
Wilmette, Illinois
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261 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The food is always delicious. We recently enjoyed some pasta dishes (lasagna was especially tasty), salmon and salads. Their Caesar pasta salad was great! The place is small so the tables are packed in. There is no private conversation and the place was noisy. We had a slight wait for a table and there isn't a lot of space for... More 

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Thank nurabbit
Kentucky
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224 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

A fairly small kitchen does not hamper the wonderful food found here. They cut the pasta at the front counter so you know it's fresh. There is a fairly diverse menu with variations on combinations that probably calculates to a thousand possibilities. I opted for one of the specials - a lasagna with creme sauce mushrooms and spinach. I don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 12th St, Wilmette, IL 60091-2668
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: +1 847-251-2228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?