Mia Francesca

Italian in Lake View & Wrigleyville

Diners quickly fill up the room at this family run Italian bistro (part of a local chain) and energy swirls among the closely spaced tables, topped with white tablecloths and fresh flowers. The handwritten menu features earthy standards – seafood linguine, spinach ravioli, veal medallions – with aggressive seasoning from southern Italy. Other treats include wafer-thin pizzas and flavor-packed polenta.