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About Francesca's Intimo
Francesca’s Intimo opened in early 2001 and is the 11th restaurant in The Francesca's Restaurant Group, bringing downtown Lake Forest a restaurant with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, rustic cooking, friendly service and fair prices. The menu features the zesty earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.
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 three concepts across 33 locations and four states. Based in Chicago, Francesca’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates 23 Francesca’s Restaurants, five Davanti Enoteca, and five Glazed and Infused locations.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:30am- 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Francesca's Intimo offers on and off site catering. Delivery options are available. Please contact our restaurant for more details.
Parking garage located across the street.
UP-N Metra Lake Forest
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Tuesday Night Wine Club. Guests are able to choose a pre selected pairing three to four course meal.
Semi-private area of the restaurant may be booked for functions.
Francesca's Intimo Ratings and Reviews
Wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Hostess kindly took our coats, and we were seated right away at reservation time. Chicken and pasta dishes were good.
We live in Chicago and were meeting friends from Wisconsin. Lake Forest turned out to be a good meeting spot, and we were allowed to visit as long as we wanted without feeling rushed.
I love this place it has a great location, great food and normally amazing service, I am spoiled by the service I always receive. This last visit the waiter we had wasn't as attentive as we normally see, it wasn't bad and probably great from many restaurant standards but just less then the normal amazing. No worries, I will be back because I love this place.
Had the salmon with the brandy cream sauce. It was so salty I could barely eat it. The spinach was also too salty. I would have sent it back but our waiter never checked on us. Very frustrating. The place was packed and we had a reservation. Would not recommend going on a Saturday night!
This was the third time at this restaurant, and possibly the last. The fettucine Bolognese was watery and tasteless. The waiter forgot we were there and details of our order. I truly can't recommend any reasons (see above) for why there would be a recommendation to use this restaurant. It was almost like there was no management that night.
Seated 25 minutes late, then waited 13 minutes to be greeted by a waiter, get water and order cocktails.
Food was good, service was poor. A/C was off, very hot in restaurant, pray it was just an “off” night. Manager bought us a round of drinks, he knew service was really bad.
Excellent salad with berries, goat cheese, and pine nuts. Good wine. I had a delicious pasta dish and my husband’ veal with eggplant and mozzarella was also very good.
Family atmosphere, but also good for a date. A little loud and tight seating, but nice service. We really enjoyed it.
This is one of my favorite restaurants. Everything is always delicious. I especially love how they prepare their fish - so wonderful with fresh ingredients. The bruschetta, calamari and salads are all fabulous as well. Great selection of wines. Great service.
Had a 7:15 reservation. Place was packed. Waited 40 minutes to be seated as people just wouldn't give up tables due to heavy rain. Manager was so professional-brought out bruschetta for customers waiting, bought drinks for our table plus two appetizers! As if that wasn't enough, he comped half of our entrees. Other than the wait, very well handled by management, wait staff was great, and food was very good. Because of the terrific way we were treated, we will be back.
A little disappointed. Scallop pasta special was cut up scallops—less than 2 in the bowl & exactly 2 pieces of spinach. Bartender uninformed of all wines available. A Reservation got us a scrunched up table right by the reception desk; no thank you. But had to wait another 20 mins for a small table.
We’re avoiding this place on Friday’s. Terrible service.
Obvious that waiter forgot to put our order in! Waited way to long for our meal! Bus boy brought us take out meal I ordered first!! Also, they repacked the take out to make it look like we got a new order!! Then when we were ready to check out, I watched the waiter cut someone's pizza, with my credit card in hand, then forgot to run it! So, what should have been a quick meal turned into 2 and half hours! Ugh!
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