Francesca's on Chestnut

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If it seems like these formulaic Italian spots are everywhere, you’re not going crazy—this is the 20th Francesca's in Illinois. It’s also the last to open in Chicago before the brand goes national. Located on ground floor of the Gold Coast’s Seneca Hotel, this outpost serves a familiar menu featuring the cuisines of Rome, Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Carpaccios, risottos and pizzas are among the lighter dishes, and pastas and a rotating selection of fish and chicken dishes make up the entree options. The dining room sports the signature Francesca’s look, complete with white tablecloths, a fireplace and an antique bar offering about 100 wines by the bottle and glass, a dozen bottled beers and a selection of spirits.