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Francesca's Intimo

293 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1929
+1 847-735-9235
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (18 reviews)
“carpaccio” (2 reviews)
“lemon chicken” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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293 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1929
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu was nice and for the most part, an enjoyable meal. My disappointment was after we left the restaurant. I should have gone back to the restaurant but it was not worth my time. I was overcharged on 2 meals on the menu. The pork...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank allenw78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant for a team dinner recently while on business trip. A great restaurant with excellent menu options. Of course the ambiance and location is awesome. What was really impressive was the level of customer service. We were a party of 8 and reservations...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JPsonia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a treat. Great atmosphere. Quite environment. Attentive service. Oh...and the food was wonderful. Imagine, a white tablecloth restaurant open at lunchtime. I had one of the luncheon specials, rigatoni in a cream sauce with Italian sausage, plus a small dinner salad. And a glass...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Svensota
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I've always enjoyed Francesca's Intimo in Lake Forest. You can expect good food and decent service at a reasonable price. A bit on the loud side as it is a small restaurant and tables are relatively close together. That being said, it is a nice...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: October 2018
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.

Date of visit: August 2018
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!

Date of visit: May 2018
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.

Date of visit: June 2018
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.

Date of visit: November 2017
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.

Date of visit: May 2018
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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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