Dine Like a Seasoned Traveler During Restaurant Week

Sometimes you can’t make that big trip to Europe, that safari excursion in Africa, or that relaxing beach setting in Southeast Asia, Central America and/or the Caribbean Islands.

Lake County Restaurant Week has arrived and you can have the next best thing from the comfort of an Illinois eatery.

Lake County Restaurant Week is March 1-10 and features over 65 restaurants for 10 days to savor highlighted by prix-fixe menus and dinner deals for attendees to devour delicious fare around Lake County. 

Who says you can’t stay Lake County local to eat traditional, rustic, ethnic and divine bites like a seasoned traveler abroad?

Here is a list of Lake County Restaurant Week participants that provide international fare (plus a few feature dishes to help you make your decision).

Big Bowl

Lincolnshire, China/Thailand

Lake County Restaurant Week (LCRW) Entrees:

  • General Tso’s Chicken
  • Classic Sweet & Sour Chicken
  • Chicken Lo Mein
  • Teriyaki Shrimp Fried Rice
  • Tofu Pad Thai
  • Beef & Broccoli

Café Pomigliano

Libertyville, Italy

LCRW Entrees:

  • House Lasagna (baked with ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan cheeses and beef. Topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese)
  • Tortellini Carbonara (with bacon, mushrooms, green peas and cream sauce)
  • Chicken Vesuvio (chicken breast, oregano white wine sauce, sweet peas and roasted potatoes)

Chrissoula’s Restaurant

Libertyville, Greece

LCRW Entrees:

  • Branzino (with scallops, artichoke tapenade and artichoke purée)
  • Greek Chicken (with potatoes, carrot and oregano lemon jus)

Disotto Italian


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Highwood, Italy

LCRW Entrees:

  • Roasted Half-Chicken (served with potatoes a la grec and chicken glaze)
  • Ravioli di Mare (served with garlic and fresh herbs)
  • Bistecca Disotto (served with braised cipollini onions and grilled mushrooms)

El Puerto Mexican Restaurant


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Getting VIP treatment complete with private dining room! Time for #dinner!

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Fox Lake, Mexico

Favorite Dishes (take 10 percent off of entire bill):

  • Tostadas (with ground beef, chicken or steak topped with lettuce tomatoes, cheese and sour cream. Rice and beans on the side)
  • Enchiladas Suizas (on three flour or corn tortillas with your choice of beef or chicken covered in a mild suiza sauce and topped with chihuahua cheese. Served with Mexican rice, beans and sour cream)
  • Chiles Rellenos (Two breaded poblano peppers stuffed with your choice of ground beef, chicken or chihuahua cheese served over ranchero sauce served with Mexican Rice and beans)

Francesca’s Intimo


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Pizza and wine… just one of those days…#happyhour #wine #pizza #comfortfood #dinner

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Lake Forest, Italy

LCRW Entrees:

  • Cappellacci Formaggi (four cheese filled pastas with shallots and green onions in vodka tomato creme sauce)
  • Pollo M Briaco (a sautéed chicken breast with wild mushrooms in a light brandy sauce. The dish is also served with prosciutto)
  • Quattro Stagioni Pizza (with prosciutto, artichoke, mushrooms, olives and egg)

Franco’s Pescheria

Lake Zurich, Italy

LCRW Tapas:

  • Aragosta Martini (grilled lobster, citrus salsa and grapefruit vodka)
  • Tonno Bolognaise Arancini (tuna, marinara and risotto cheese)
  • Calamari Ripieni Alla Griglia (crab, shrimp, panko, calamari, parsley and Calabrian chili sauce)
  • Spigola Cilena e Asparagi con Crema di Porro (Chilean sea bass, asparagus, leeks and cream sauce)
  • Bucatini Puttanesca (olives, EVOO oil, Calabrian chillis, tomatoes and parsley)
  • Trio di Mini Insalate (three salad sliders including shrimp rolls, lobster rolls and smoked salmon artichoke)

La Casa de Samuel

Waukegan, Mexico

Signature Dishes:

  • Pollo en Mole Estilo Guerrero (chicken their house-made mole sauce)
  • Filete Mignon (bacon wrapped beef tenderloin filet with ham and chihuahua cheese)
  • Chiles en Nogada (two poblano pepper stuffed with mincemeat in our homemade walnut cream, garnished with pomegranate)

Maggiano’s Little Italy


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Vernon Hills, Italy

Classic Pasta Dishes:

  • Taylor Street Baked Ziti (Italian sausage, pomodoro sauce, Italian cheese blend)
  • Mom’s Lasagna (crumbled meatballs, sausage, ricotta and marinara sauce)
  • Four-Cheese Ravioli (pesto Alfredo sauce)

Marigold Maison Indian Cuisine

Lincolnshire, India

Signature Dish:

  • Chicken Tikka (natural free-range chicken tenders)
  • Paneer Tikka (Indian cheese, lime and chaat masala)
  • Tandoori Sampler

Porto’s Peri Peri

Libertyville, Portugal

Signature Dishes:

  • Chicken & Rice Bowl (juicy flame-grilled peri chicken tenders with their signature Porto’s Peri Peri rice)
  • The Sizzler (peri chicken on a fresh ciabatta bun with lettuce, red onion, peri bbq and peri mayo)
  • Falafel Pita (peri seasoned falafel patties in a toasted pita with lettuce, tomato and garlic sauce)

Ruby of Siam


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Tofu pad Thai #vegan #veganfood #veganeats #northshore #northshorevegan

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Highland Park, Thailand

LCRW Menu:

  • Pad Thai
  • Kao Pad (fried rice)
  • Red or Green Curry


Steak & Rotolo

Gurnee, Italy

Signature Dishes:

  • Baked Mostaccioli
  • Chicken Alex (sautéed chicken in white wine, garlic and olive oil sauce with mushrooms, fresh Italian parsley on angel hair pasta
  • Steak & Rotolo

The Shanty

Wadsworth, Greece

LCRW Entrees:

  • Tequila & Orange Salmon (fresh wild salmon glazed in tequila, orange juice, garlic and brown sugar served with rice pilaf and sautéed vegetables in organic extra virgin olive Oil)
  • Apple Brandy Braised Pork Shanks (six-hour braised bone-in pork shanks drizzled with our apple cranberry brandy reduction over balsamic drizzled Brussels sprouts)

Timothy O’Toole’s

Gurnee, Lake Villa and Libertyville, Ireland

LCRW Entrees:

  • Fish & Chips
  • Meatloaf
  • Rice Bowl with Chicken
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Half Slab of Ribs with Fries

Tony Cannoli’s Specialty Pastries


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stuff your turkey, and your cannoli this #thanksgiving! #cannoli #giantcannoli #thanksgivingdessert #tonycannoli

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Mundelein, Italy

LCRW Offer:

  • Three Mini Sandwiches
  • Three Cannoli
  • Six Cannoli Bites
  • Snack-size Cannoli Chips

Continue here to learn more about Lake County Restaurant Week.

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