We'd be lying if we said we didn't see this one coming. With all the activity within Scott Harris' ever-growing restaurant empire, it only makes sense that Francesca's Forno would get a makeover.
It's not enough that Harris recently opened a slew of restaurants, including Davanti Enoteca, Disotto Enoteca, Dough Boys and Salatino's, now the pasta king will revamp his prime-located Wicker Park spot. Harris tells The Feast that the new spot with be "cheap, cheap, cheap" and will have good, inexpensive wine, antipasti, communal tables and, of course, delicious Italian fare.
Larry Tio (Mon Ami Gabi) will head up the kitchen and he will join Harris on a research trip to New York. Harris said he hopes to retool the space quickly enough to get it open by spring or early summer.
Francesca's Forno [Photo: Feast]