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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 good48%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (16 reviews)
“coconut cake” (3 reviews)
“carpaccio” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
293 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1929
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 15 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 28 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
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Went here for Valentine's Day, early dinner. We knew there was a Happy Hour menu, but it was not presented until we asked. Fortunately, there were a number of things on that menu that we were happy to order, from wines to pizza to mussels....More

Thank smdds
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is a great neighborhood Italian restaurant that was filled with the locals and their family's. The atmosphere was relaxing and the wait staff was always near our table filling up our water glasses and providing us dinner drinks throughout the meal. For our appetizers...More

Thank GattoViziato
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

First, I am so looking forward to another season of sitting outside...love the space sheltered from the sun. We just had another delicious meal at what is one of my favorite “go to” restaurants.

Thank Betsy L
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Very go to. You can always count on it for good food. Happy hour is a great deal but you have to ask for menu. Definitely a must!

Thank RWorth99
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Have always been disappointed in Francesca’s of Northbrook, but our New Year’s Eve dinner here in Lake Forest was outstanding. Our reservation was for 6:30 and we were seated back in the mezzanine back corner almost immediately. The restaurant was packed, and whike it was...More

Thank meatthebluff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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