Late last year, Lakeview welcomed Zia's Lago Vista on Ashland
Avenue, serving some of the same classics as Zia's Trattoria in
Edison Park, a neighborhood favorite. The décor is a stunner and
has an almost palatial feel.
But don't let the opulent interior intimidate you if you have
kids in tow. Children are welcome, and the kids' menu features a
make-your-own entree with a choice of a favorite pasta topped with
marinara and personal pizzas.
While kids dig into their customized meal, adults are in for a
real treat, both in food and service. The grilled octopus is
perfectly done as a starter and the meatball sliders are a great
way to get the meal rolling.
For entrees, you can't go wrong with the pasta or meat. The
rotola-tri-color pasta adorned with ground sausage, spinach, three
cheeses and Barese sauce-is delicious, and seafood lovers will be
thrilled with the linguini mixed with shrimp, scallops, mussels,
calamari and clams with a spicy tomato sauce. Meat lovers should
check out the filet stuffed with herb cheese served with asparagus
and garlic mashed potatoes.
Gluten-free diners will be satisfied with the wide array of
choices of appetizers, salads and main meals including carpaccio,
Bolognese with pork and veal and braised lamb shank.
Linda made it a goal to try out every kid-friendly venue in Chicago, which she chronicles in her Chicago Parent Good-to-Go column.
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