About the Francesca’s Restaurant Group: Founded in 1992 by Restaurateur Scott Harris, Francesca’s Restaurant Group has grown from a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Chicago’s North Clark Street to a restaurant group of 5 concepts across 25 locations in 3 states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 18 Francesca’s Restaurants, 4 Davanti Enoteca's, Disotto, Fat Rosie’s and Hillgrove Tap.
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Our "go-to" place in Lake Forest - can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The whitefish tonight was delicious!
The sauce and preparation of some menu items has changed. They used to have a delicious marinara but now they are using a cherry tomato sauce on everything. The sauce & food is simply not as good. They do offer a complete gluten free menu which is a plus.
Really gone downhill. Bad service, small portions, expensive and very noisy. Would not recommend this place any longer.
Food here is really terrific. Service is friendly, but our waiter was doing double duty as the bartender, so at times others ended up covering for him. We had: mussels marinara (fantastic), Caesar salad (very good, anchovies optional), sauteed sausage and greens (terrific), chicken breasts grilled with olive oil and herbs (perfect) and the Cappellacci Tre Funghetti, mushroom and ricotta filled pasta sautéed in a brandy cream sauce with porcini and wild mushrooms (out of this world!!). Wonderful dinner!
The outdoor patio is an enjoyable setting for very good food and service. We go there often.
VERY LOUD PEOPLE NEXT TO US IN FRONT! Need to sit in different part of restaurant next time.
The out door experience at Francesca’s in Lake Forest is truly awesome,food was good service was one of the best waitresses we have ever had anywhere. Stefanie was cheerful,knowledgeable and delightful .We will return and ask to be seated in her section again.
Stopped in for dinner before a show at Ravinia. Sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful weather and delicious food. Service was attentive and we wiil definitely be returning!
Usually this restaurant is quite good, but perhaps they have new chefs (my fish was boney and almost raw, way too much sauce on the pasta dishes)
A big disappointment .
Always good good and great service. A nice relaxed but special atmosphere.
I like knowing when they have "specials" that we can have a nice meal for a good price. The food & service is always consistent and delicious.
A definite YES. Peggy was our server snd it was like she read our minds! Awesome food and experience. Can’t wait to go back. Definitely going to check put happy hour. All 4 of us ordered the lasagna. 2 w/meat. 2/veg. OMG!
Delicious and beautiful outdoor evening.
Beautiful night to eat outside.
Fabulous food and outdoor ambiance!
Food is terrific. Very fresh. They will customize your pasta which I love. Very good staff. Sitting inside is very loud.
Great service good food and plenty to drink
The food was not as good as it used to be. Chicken very dry and missing the prosciutto. Very disappointed unfortunately
Food outstanding as always. They do the little things right. Salads are crisp, salmon perfectly cooked, love it here.
We sat outside which was great on a lovely night. Service was very slow and we didnt receive our cocktails for probably 20 min. Food was ok. Pasta sauce too sweet. Francesca salad had way too many carrots and a tiny dry piece of salmon. Not like i remember it.
Maybe they were having a bad night....i will return for another try though.
Lindsay our server was terrific just sold nice professional and warm we really enjoyed meeting her food is as usual stellar we love this location the best of all the Francesca’s
Our go- to Saturday night place. Always lively with excellent food.
Party of 3. Dinner with my two kids, ages B15 & G12. It was an awesome time and the food and service was terrific. It was so nice and enjoyable.
We had a delicious dinner. The staff could not be more accommodating or friendlier.
Food is good. Service was slow. Waiter kept forgetting requested items: Butter, glass of wine. And, the poor young boys were sent out with dishes not knowing whom to deliver them too. Overall, very sloppy service.
Tables are 18” apart from one another. Felt extremely tight. Noise level very high. Disappointing visit. Not sure it’s worth another try.
I don't typically like to post negative reviews, but we've been going to Intimo for years and feel like its quality has consistently fallen over the past 6-12 months. The food has become mediocre, the service is okay, and the bar isn't what it used to be. Too much staff attrition? Time to turn it around Intimo. We go to Francesca's North now instead.
A nice lunch
Our favorite “go to”. Always great food and phenomenal service.
We had an absolutely wonderful dining experience...everyone loved what they ordered (out-of-town friends said it was the best italian food they ever easten!) I loved the gnocchi with pesto! Our desserts were so delicious..creme brulee, tiramisu, gelato! Everything was perfecto!
Sat outside it was very nice and the server was very good
We had three different entrees. The halibut was good, the pasta was just plain average pasta and the chicken was horrible. Never saw our waitress after the enteees served. When the entree arrived We ordered more wine which finally was served when our table was being cleared
This was a special dinner to celebrate my son’s college graduation. It wasn’t much of a celebration. I told him we will celebrate again next weekend
There are plenty of good restaurants around there isn’t any need to try this place
While we usually have a great mean at Francescas Intimo, this time was different
became the white wine we were offered (in a bottle) was ice cold. When we ordered
individual glasses, we fared better. Then my husband ordered a pizza which was
delivered to him ice cold. He did not choose another entree and that was that.
My friends and I had good meals, however, pasta and a fish dish along with
house salad that were up to previous standards.
We'll try again down the road, but hope that the white wine is just chilled instead
This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious!
We had a wonderful delicious dinner at Francesca's Intimo. I would highly recommend
One of my favorite restaurants! Food and service is always good!
Great gluten free options & there are very accommodating with requests.
We are regulars here and cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. The food is great and the service is even better. We always feel like we are treated like family. Obviously well managed! I'd recommend this place for anyone that wants a fun enjoyable night out.
Great food and experience, as always. Servers are incredibly attentive and responsive without being annoying. Still trying to figure out what they did to the spinach which accompanied the monkfish entree - really delicious!
Great good as always!
very good food great atmosphere very good service