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.
Zia’s Lago Vista
- 3819 Ashland Ave., Chicago
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.