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Noodle Cafe of Wilmette

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708 12th St, Wilmette, IL 60091-2668
+1 847-251-2228
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:30 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Wilmette, Illinois
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like noodles they have a nice selection to choose from. Otherwise, just eat the desserts. :-)

Thank Gale T
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258 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My wife and I have been going here for years and it is our default restaurant whenever we want takeout. We generally stick with the weekly specials and have never been disappointed in all the years that we eaten at this place. The trend in recent years is to upscale/seasonalize the specials and it seems to be working well. The... More 

Thank Noel J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Pasta was so overcooked I thought it to be from a can. My date had the fettuccine Alfredo and it was like wallpaper paste, while I had the bolognese and it was like eating sloppy joe's.

1 Thank damedifido
Wilmette, Illinois
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I want to like this place. It's been around Wilmette for at least 20 years, so they must be doing something right. But, every time I go, something goes wrong. Screaming kids at the table next to us, wine that gets spilled by busboys, dishes that are not al dente, or, on weekends, overcrowded and incredibly noisy. Not for grumpy... More 

1 Thank Svensota
Evanston, Illinois
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392 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We continue to love this restaurant: lots of different pasta options, and chicken/fish with pasta pairings. Also a good wine selection (and a few beers, bottled...not draft). Service is usually good--the other night, server seemed more occupied with friends at another table, but others covered for her.

Thank jaz79h
Raleigh, North Carolina
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958 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Over the years, this smallish restaurant has expanded its menu to more than pasta. However, the pasta is still very good as are other dishes. I and two companions had the very good vegetarian lasagna. It was served with a choice of soup or salad. I had the vegetarian split bean, and it was good. Another companion had a salmon... More 

Thank John M
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The pastas here are fresh. Why? Cuz they make them in house and you can even watch. White, spinach, fettuccini, Angel hair and many other varieties of pasta and then choose your sauce or mix your sauces, maybe a little marinara or Alfredo. But that's not all. Daily specials could be chicken or fish or ???? Carry out is available.... More 

Thank Squirrelhound
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Noodle is a long time great local restaurant. The specials are always good. Lots of options on pastas and sauces. The BBQ pork tenderloin is very good and don't miss the tomato basil soup and the warm garlic bread. It is a very reliable "go-to" place for us

Thank Ted H
Wilmette, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

They make their own pasta and cut it at your request. (Many pasta shapes available) Can't get any better than that!

Thank Navyrosa
Wilmette, Illinois
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272 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The food is always delicious. We recently enjoyed some pasta dishes (lasagna was especially tasty), salmon and salads. Their Caesar pasta salad was great! The place is small so the tables are packed in. There is no private conversation and the place was noisy. We had a slight wait for a table and there isn't a lot of space for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 708 12th St, Wilmette, IL 60091-2668
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Wilmette
  • Phone Number: +1 847-251-2228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?