Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy - Chicago
When Chef Scott Harris opened the doors to Mia Francesca on North Clark Street in 1992, he created a trend in the Chicago restaurant scene that has become a benchmark for urban dining. Harris has expanded his vision to form the Francesca's Restaurant Group which operates restaurants throughout the Chicagoland area, San Diego, CA, Madison, WI, and Raleigh, NC.
His restaurant concepts include Francesca's Restaurants, Davanti Enoteca, Glazed and Infused, Fat Rosie's Taco and Tequila Bar and Disotto. His managerial philosophy of building working partnerships with Chefs and other restaurants professionals, not just obtaining financial backers, has had a direct influence on the success of his restaurants. “We have really created a Family of Restaurants. Everyone has a vested interest in the restaurant’s success,” Harris notes.