It's not just the food that makes you smile at Francesca's al Lago. The vibe in the newest member of the Francesca family of restaurants just of the Capitol Square is friendly and energized.
On a recent visit for lunch, the dining areas were full and the service was very attentive.
The Insalata Caprese was fresh and the aroma of basil is almost a comfort food in itself.
Francesca's Linguine al Sugo di Gamberi, with sauteed shrimp, scallops, garlic and olive oil in a spicy cherry tomato sauce was delightful. The scallops were that wonderful rich, creamy seafood that makes you close your eyes to enjoy it.
The signature Torta di Crema e Banana with carmelized bananas was lightly sweet with a wonderful short crust and is made in house by their pastry chef.
Check it out, 111 Martin Luther King Blvd. 608-255-6000