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“Wonderful local restaurant”

Francesco's Hole In The Wall
Ranked #1 of 130 Restaurants in Northbrook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: French, Italian
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
Reviewed October 27, 2017

We had heard this was a a very popular restaurant so we arranged to meet a friend there as soon as they opened at 5PM. We were seated within 5 minutes and 15 minutes later all the tables were occupied. The waitstaff gave us time to peruse the blackboard menu.
The service was good and the food wonderful. The lobster fettuccini and the whitefish vesuvio were fantastic.

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1  Thank twobadgers
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

The food is fabulous, warm, inviting atmosphere and the owner Frank is the best. My husband and I love this place. Great date night restaurant. Reservations are not taken, so you will have to wait a bit, but it is so worth the wait. We try to come here as often as possible.

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Thank SarahJSweetpea
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This is a local business for me. You feel like you are eating at home only the food is better. Fresh ingredients cooked fresh daily. A nice selection of fish, and the best pasta. Not a large waiting room and the tables are close together. Nicely decorated and very comfortable.

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1  Thank Maurice F
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a place to eat when she found reviews of this place so we decided to try it. The food was fantastic and made exactly what we wanted. The restaurant is small and they really pack the people in. When we arrived there was a long line of people waiting outside. We managed to work our way inside to put our name on the waiting list. It was just the 2 of us and they happen to have a 2 person table available so they sat us immediately.

They don’t have menus because the dishes are written up on the wall and this is because they use fresh ingredients. The dishes they make depends on the ingredients they have that day. The food was incredible! If we had to wait it would have been worth it. The wait staff were fun to talk with and made sure your dish was exactly what you expected.

There isn’t a dress code, we were in nice shorts and sneakers while others were in business casual. Wear what’s comfortable, they won’t mind.

I would definitely suggest this place to anyone looking for a delicious place to eat.

Thank Bonz11
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

This little spot will always have you coming back for more! I get the Osso Bucco almost every time because it is so sinfully delicious and melts in your mouth....especially with a good red! The staff that work here are so devoted to Frank and his restaurant. You will not be disappointed! Expect long waits as they don't take reservations.....who cares about that!

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Thank crunch6
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