Mia Francesca first opened its' doors to Chicago in 1992, and was such a favorite that inspired ten more restaurants by the same company. However, the Lakeview/Wrigleyville location is still a favorite dining spot in Chicago for Italian food. The small, but open restaurant has a very modern feel, but is intimate enough to have a neighborhood feel. The menu prices are very reasonable, and offers very wonderful and flavorful options including, risotto, homemade pastas, pizzas, seafood, and veal. The restaurant is romantic for couples, but has such a high energy, it is great for groups and special occasions.