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Fri, 2/23
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Francesca's North

1174 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
Francesca's North became part of The Francesca's Restaurant Group in May of 1995. The restaurant features the zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Located in Northbrook, it encourages the lively art of dining with a contemporary, casually sophisticated trattoria ambiance, good, simple cooking, friendly service and fair prices.

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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(847) 559-0260
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Javier Gomez
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We cater to large Carryouts with delivery. Check out our menus online at
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Cross street
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Public transit
Just two blocks from Metra's Northbrook station.
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Special events & promotions
Book your next special event at Francesca’s North. We offer family style dining, plated events, as well as opportunities to have your guests order off the menu that day! Plan your next lunch or dinner with us; business or social. We offer semi-private and private events, with multiple rooms and seating up to 120 guests. Also ask us about our catering options.

Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Francesca's North has two private dining rooms to accommodate all of your private party needs. Please contact Shiri Nissim for more private event information.

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What 1174 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful and delicious!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

excellent salmon with lentils I would have this again. everyone like their orders

vipBabs (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Restaurant was very noisy, mostly due to music playing. Maybe we were directly below the speaker

Good is always good. However my salmon came and it seemed to have been sitting out. It was not warm. I told the waiter who must have put it in the microwave. Came back hot but dried out. Flavor was good. My friends had a very yummy meal

Martin (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day dinner was OUTSTANDING! The place was very busy. Service was top notch. The food was spectacular. We ordered off the menu rather than the Valentine Special. Wait staff was really hustling.

I've been to Francesca's North numerous times for special occasions as well as a business lunch and even weeknight dinner. They NEVER disappoint, and are one of the BEST Italian restaurants in the area. I look forward to going back for another great time.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

awesome food, the calamari was so delicious, everyone was so friendly

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It wasn't the usual FN experience. Too much happening for Valentines Day- would not recommend for a special day because the kitchen was clearly overloaded. I should have sent it back but did not.

Server and staff were very nice.

foodlover (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious, healthy food though servers brought the main entree right after the appetizer was served. We felt rushed and assumed they wanted to turn the table. They kept trying to take our plates while we were in the middle of eating. Consequently, not a relaxed meal. The food is excellent amidst a high volume in a lovely room. Good service if you are in a hurry.

vipMC2MC2 (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Usually, this bustling place is welcoming and serves classic Italian comfort food. I love the burrata salad and the fact that they will make the chicken romano to your order as boneless breast instead of a 1/2 chicken. The pastas that get mixed hot in the parmesan wheel are terrific.
This time they fell a bit short of the mark because we had a very long wait between cocktails and ordering and the food was bit cold upon arrival. Perhaps just attributable to being short staffed- hopefully this was just a one time glitch. We hope the restaurant will continue to be one of our old standbys.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Pasta choices were great.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Hadn't been here in awhile and I can't wait to go back. eggplant appetizer salad was delicious and large enough for all of us to taste. My pasta with shrimp and clams in a spicy light sauce was delicious and the Chicken Romano moist and delicious. will go back in a few weeks but will go early to avoid the crowds

vipSheri (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Food is always delicious. Menu changes every time you come! One negative is the table next to us let their children use their IPad with the sound on! That did not seem right to have that sound drown out our conversation ! All in all love this restaurant!

Ruthie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our first visit to Francesca's North and truly enjoyed our experience. My husband had the twin filets which were done perfectly and I had the parmesan wheel pasta and peas, which I thought delicious.

vipANANL (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I was craving good and authentic Italian food and Francesca's met my expectations. The food was delicious. I tried an appetizer recommended by our waitress, which was amazing.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Ease of parking, delicious food, friendly wait staff. Biggest issue is the noise level. Way too loud. We felt like we had to scream to be heard. Got tired of saying "what did you say"? There's got to be a way to fix that. I'd go back for the wild mushroom polenta. You could eat that out of a shoe and it would be delicious! Please work on the noise level.

vipFoodlover (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Such a wonderful place. As good or better than city