Francesco's Hole In The Wall

(847) 272-0155 | View Website

254 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL | Directions   60062

42.147847 -87.798920

Open Hours

Lunch hours: Mon, Wed, Thu, 11:30am - 2pm; Fri, 11:30am - 2:15pm. Dinner hours: Mon, Wed, Thu, 5pm - 9:15pm; Fri, Sat, 5pm - 10:15pm; Sun, 4pm - 8:45pm Closed on Tuesday

Restaurants, $$, Family-Friendly Dining  more

More Tags: Local Favorite, Lunch Spot

Cuisine: Italian

Payment Methods: Cash


Francesco's Hole In The Wall
Francesco's Hole In The Wall
Francesco's Hole In The Wall
Francesco's Hole In The Wall
Hole in the Wall Salad, Roasted Peppers or Artichoke Hearts, Dinner Salad, Spinach Bread, Baked Clams, Baked Mozzarella, Pizza Margherita, Spaghetti Marinara, Baked Rigatoni, Pasta Pavarotti... more

Reviews for Francesco's Hole In The Wall

over a year ago

Awesome small "hole in the wall" – I was traveling and this place was recommended to me by others. The moment I walked in I fell in love with it. The menu on the board was excellent and the server had an outstanding menu knowledge. Not pricey at all and the food was excellent. Highly recommend the osso bucco.

over a year ago

Cravers of hearty Italian fare cram this tiny, iconoclastic local favorite in the north suburbs. – The Scene
A devoted following of North Shore players and families packs this renegade little restaurant, notorious for reasonable prices, long waits, and no-reservations and cash-only policies. Veteran servers hustle through the tiny room decorated in faux distressed bricks and plastic vegetables; a glitzy photo wall of fame decorates the vestibule.

The Food
The ever-changing, homey Italian menu is written in marker on a wallboard twice daily (lunch and dinner). Miniature spinach pizza is a tangy, earthy starter with a substantial, crisp crust. Among the 20 or so entrees, a trio of fresh ravioli (mushroom, asparagus and spinach) is lightly sauced with chunks of fresh mozzarella and tomato; red snapper Vesuvio with seasonal vegetables is moist inside with a crusty, garlicky exterior; and decadent osso bucco dissolves off the bone into its creamy bed of risotto. Dessert selections (cannoli, cheesecake, etc.) are heavy, but please the kids in the crowd.

over a year ago

Best Italian Food around Chicago – If you know good food, everyone should go to Hole in the Wall. It has a great atmosphere, service and most importantly the best food

over a year ago

10 – Great ambience and feel to this small establishment. You will love the food and the atmoshphere that is has to offer.


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