Ferentino’s-Western Av

842 N Western Ave
Lake Forest, 60045
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(847) 295-8888

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Sbarro

13783 W Oasis Service Rd
Lake Forest, 60045
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(847) 735-9900

Italian

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R & V Italian Market & Deli

13801 West Laurel Drive
Lake Forest, 60045
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What really impressed me about R&V was the fact that everything is homemade and made so each day. The variety was vast, from cold cut sandwiches, to homemade pasta dishes, hot subs, pizza, soups, salads and deserts. I had the meatball sub, which was very tasty. The meatballs had a good flavor as did the marinara. My only complaint was that the sandwich was a little dry and I will ask for extra sauce next time. I also tried a piece of peperoni and sausage pizza, which was also pretty good. For desert we tried the homemade tiramisu and strawberry shortcake, both of which were very good. R&V is also part market, specializing in just about every Italian ingredient you could want.
The Italian meals are fantastic. ...I only wish the pizza that sits out on the counter and reheated to order could be hot...it's at best just luke warm. I requested a little more time to heat up and it was still just warm.
Very good, located where you would never think of. In an industrial park. Very good door, many decisions will have to be made to figure out what to order! I got Chicken Parm, very delicious.

(847) 816-6468

Caterers, Italian, Delis

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Starbucks

722 N Bank Ln
Lake Forest, 60045
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I have always received superb service at this Starbucks. I spent many morning here during college. The staff is extremely nice and they remember you after a couple of times. They are always there to converse with you if you are feeling up to par. This location is also a world of its own! There are the "usuals" that come here, generally consisting of middle aged stay at home women from Lake Forest. They all came polished up for their morning coffee. It's such an interesting thing to observe, something you usually hear from a small town coffee shop...it applies to this Starbucks location, it has become like a small town coffee shop for the locals. There are also many business men that come here for meetings during the day, or to read their paper. Oh yes, since it is a college town, there are usually a few college students hyping up on coffee to get through their work, but they are generally very quiet. I would try to avoid the place around 3 or 4 pm. When all of the schools in Lake Forest get let out it sometimes becomes a little fussy here and full of kids. It's never too obnoxious, I'm just giving a word of caution.
Mickey saved this place, and he deserves a raise. This used to be the worst Sbux in Illinois... There was a two-year period where they never once got my order right. You used to have to wait fifteen to twenty minutes for your drink. Now it's like any other good, well-run Starbucks... But that can't have been easy to pull off for a new manager coming in with mostly the same old staff. The group of old men and young, tarted up women who sit there for two hours every morning are kind of hilarious. It's also fun to watch semi-outsiders try to join their group and get the sixth-grade brushoff. If feel better about my own life when I watch these people, and isn't that as good as any cup of coffee?
A true coffee staple in Lake Forest's coffee square. People gather regularly here for morning chats to business meetings. The staff is superb and are always up for good banter. Take the time to learn the staff -- they'll remember you.

(847) 234-5420

Coffee & Tea

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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

840 S Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest, 60045
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cant beat the deep dish - and they deliver too!
This place has gone downhill for quality and quantity...We always order pizza on Fridays and we will not be ordering Lous anymore. We ordered last Friday on Halloween a "Chicago Classic" , there is supposed to be EXTRA cheese and I feel like there was less cheese then on a regular pizza, let alone 'extra'. People like the crust, we're not fans, there are too many great quality ma and pa places around to eat sub-par pizza in Chicago
Lou Malnati's usually does an excellent job. However, this pizza was only average. Additionally, they have the most unpleasant staff I've encountered from a carry-out place. Everyone, including the man who took my order over the phone, was nearly unbearable. I will not be giving them any more business.

(847) 735-1515

Pizza

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MH Fish House

670 Bank Lane
Lake Forest, 60045
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(847) 234-8802

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Ferentino’s Pizzeria East

842 N Western Ave
Lake Forest, 60045
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As an Italian American and Chicagoan I know pizza and like it a lot. This place has the best deep dish pizza I have ever had. Beyond that they also make my favorite cold sandwich in the country. The Panino. I get the Turkey and order it cold with extra dipping sauce. They are delicious and very inexpensive. I live on the South Side and travel all the way North for their food every now and then.
I used to go to the location just off Deerpath all the time after my dentist appointments. What better way to forget about your dental woes than to stuff your face with cheese? Since that location is now closed, I've been to this one a few times and the interior is a lot nicer and more spacious than most of the others. The pizza is very good, but I personally opt for the very (non authentic) Italian beef on garlic bread which is topped by an embarrassing amount of cheese. Mmmm.... Don't go here before the dentist unless you have a ton of toothpaste, brushes, mouthwash, mints, gum etc.
While Ferentino's doesn't compare to my beloved Giordono's, it's a fantastic choice for when I'm in the area and digging some classic Chicago style pizza. This is definitely one of the top pizza places in the burbs.

(847) 295-8888

Pizza

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Ferentino’s Pizzeria

825 S Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest, 60045
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Ferentino's food was so comforting, it made me fall asleep right on my boyfriend's couch last night almost immediately following dinner. This is why he calls me a party pooper. I blame rigatoni w/ vodka sauce. So, we ordered delivery last night, and the food came quickly and was hot hot hot. The rigatoni was a little past al dente for my Italian self, and the sauce was a little acidic, not the vodka sauce I'm used to. Not bad, just... different. Cheesy garlic focaccia, two thumbs up. Antipasto salad, AOK. The BF got the italian sub, which looked great. So, at the end of the meal, my belly was full and warm, and I immediately snuggled off to dreamland. Not too shabby.
My husband and I ordered the BBQ chicken pizza, a large, which worked out to be about $18. It was big! There was a decent amount of bacon on it, would have liked a little more chicken, but I typically do not like pizza and I liked this! I'd give a 3.5 if I could, but it was definitely better than a 3, so 4 it is! Good service too. We would definitely go back again!
We get the food delivered for lunch at my office. The Antipasta salad is so good, I actually crave it. Pizza is good, and the sandwiches are huge. VERY reasonably priced and delivery is fast. The person who takes the order over the phone is really good and we have never had a mistake. I really like this place.

(847) 615-1000

Pizza

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Francesca’s Intimo

293 E Illinois Rd
Lake Forest, 60045
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I'm the Dutchess here and I haven't written a review yet? Impossible! I don't even bother "checking in" anymore I've been coming here for so long.... Okay. Looked at my reviews and it's possible. Probably because Francesca's is such a restaurant staple for us that it never dawned on me. And so, I profusely apologize Mia Francesca Intimo. You have treated me so well over the years and I have taken you for granted. Forgive me. Okay. Enough drama! When we first moved here, people kept asking us, have you been to Francesca's yet? It was like a never ending echo. Francesca's Francesca's Francesca's. (Marsha Marsha Marsha!!!) Well, we finally went and about hit ourselves over the head that we hadn't gotten there before. Think of Francesca's as a good friend. It's the place that the neighborhood goes to for warm atmosphere, lively conversation, comforting food that fills your tummy and soul. They consistently serve delicious food. I think over the past years they've maybe served one dish to me that was just too salty. And that's it! I've eaten almost everything they offer on the menu. The linguini mare remains my all-time favorite pasta dish -- slightly zesty tomato basil sauce, hearty linguini noodles, huge shrimp. Depending on the menu for the evening they may throw in asparagus or spinach. The pasta portions are ridiculously huge. Like crazy huge. Always have leftovers to take home. The fish dishes I return to the most are the ones with tilapia -- usually with spinach. (yep. I like my vegetables and spinach rocks the top of the list.) The appetizers are straight forward. We often skip them to leave room for dessert. (Have I mentioned the huge pasta portions -- it's hard to do pasta and an app and dessert. A lady has to choose!) We about die over the coconut cake. If you like coconut, get it! And if you don't see it on the specials menu or dessert menu, just ask. You never know! We even get take-out from this place if we're stuck home without a sitter. Lots of families here with junior high and high schoolers earlier in the evening. Not exactly the place for preschoolers -- pasta thrown on top of the woman seated next to us, red wine splashed on the older gentleman trying to have a lovely dinner with his wife, bread pieces chucked across the room at texting teenagers. It's too much to bare just thinking about it!!! But I digress. The decor is welcoming and inviting. Dark woods, a flowing wave-like ceiling gives a sense of calmness and movement all at the same time. Tight seating that seems to fit the place and doesn't make one feel scrunched in. Exceptionally friendly waiters. Picked up take-out this weekend and one of them saw me and said hello. Asked when I was going to get said phantom sitter so I could come in for a proper date night again. The bar area is pathetic, that I will say. A five seater at best right by the door. But most people don't just walk-in so it's not really meant to be a true bar. You can walk-in for lunch but dinner generally needs a reservation so be sure to call beforehand to see if they can squeeze you in. You may just see me there!
We had a wonderful bridal shower brunch here last week. My mom's best friends planned it, and told me the restaurant was very easy to work with (even though they were mistaken on the party start time, they were able to get it together just in time!). From a partygoer's point of view, the food was fantastic, the atmosphere was light, airy, and modern, and the service was extremely attentive. We had a lentil goat cheese spinach salad that was incredible as well as some smoked salmon that was so far beyond your grandma's lox. The eggs as well were cooked perfectly. If you're looking for a venue for a party, this is an excellent choice! We have beautiful photos and even more beautiful memories from my bridal shower here.
Great food in a warm inviting atmosphere. I enjoy the food very much. Fish, chicken, and pasta are always excellent. Pricing is more than fair. Go give them a try!!

(847) 735-9235

Italian

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Gerhard’s Elegant European Desserts

720 N Western Ave
Lake Forest, 60045
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(847) 234-0023

Bakeries

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