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Noodle Cafe of Wilmette

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708 12th St, Wilmette, IL 60091-2668
+1 847-251-2228
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All 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, Illinois
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238 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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.

Thank jaz79h
Raleigh, North Carolina
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915 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 424 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 

Thank John M
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
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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 

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

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!

Thank Navyrosa
Wilmette, Illinois
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252 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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 

Thank nurabbit
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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 

Thank MRbluegill
Wilmette, Illinois
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Such a solid place. From the courteous and efficient wait-staff to the short but fine craft beer list and the menu full of creative italian and old standbys, the Noodle remains our go-to restaurant in downtown Wilmette. We have just never had a bad meal there. For those unfamiliar, yes, the interior is a bit tight, but relax. Those people... More 

Thank AdmiralGanteaume
Plainfield, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

My BFF and I met there for some lunch. We both ordered the lunch platters, which were reasonably priced. When it arrived, I didn't expect the smaller portion, but it ended up to be just right. We went with the Pad Thai classic, and it was delicious!!! The space was a bit open, don't expect to have private conversations... But... More 

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McLean, VA
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This tiny restaurant is a favorite of my sister's for their pasta and soups. You can watch the pasta being made near the front door. The whole place is about 15 tables. I had the special spinach and black olive lasagna with tomato cream sauce. It was very good but perhaps too heavy on the olives which drowned out the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?