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Francesca's Intimo

293 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1929
+1 847-735-9235
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (17 reviews)
“carpaccio” (2 reviews)
“lemon chicken” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
293 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1929
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1 - 10 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of us for dinner. We dipped our warm bread in olive oil/parmesan cheese. Good start. Entrée selections were Pasta Verdure and Veal Medallions. Delicious. Service very nice. We were able to converse comfortably.

Thank Slumdog2015
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent ambience, excellent service, reasonable price, what do you want more? Go and enjoy. They know how to prepare your dish and how to please you.

Thank vinhacl
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The food was average to good, service professional. The most attractive thing about this restaurant is its location in a beautiful shore community . The people- watching at Francesca's is the best part of dining there!

Thank bella g
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Sat outside on a beautiful evening. Staff was attentive and our food was outstanding even though it was their anniversary special and prices were rolled back to 1992 prices.

Thank RTLong
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

There were three of us, with a reservation . This is a very popular restaurant. Had to wait about 15 minutes for our table. Very congested in waiting /bar area. Food and service made up for wait... Tables close together. A bit noisy.

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Love the menu, the ambiance, the food. Always a home run at Francesca's in Lake Forest. Wait staff is very experienced and professional.

Thank Travelathon
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

First visit to FRANCESCA'S Itimo in Lake Forest was a pleasure. Good Italian food, accomodating chef to special requests for low sodium, split Burramundi, and pasta. Waitress was attentive and available and the price for our meal was reasonable. They were conveniently open on Sunday...More

Thank Dr Sue M
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

This is a bustling bistro. Glad to have a reservation on a Saturday night. Staff if first rate throughout. Menu is small but with enough selection. Cesar and wedge salads were fresh and tasty. Lemon chicken with spinach and capers had great flavors, but the...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Went there for a pre- theater dinner. The place is small, and crowded but cozy in a way. Our server was very efficient and friendly and the food excellent. Loved the carpaccio and the linguine entre. Drinks were reasonable and well presented,

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Very nice and quaint neighborhood restaurant. Great service. Highly recommend the veal. Whoever picked up my graduate's meal thank you for loving our country !

Thank teegee1964
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 293 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1929
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-735-9235
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