Francesca’s Family of Restaurants will open its 20th location on Chestnut Street in Chicago’s famous Gold Coast neighborhood in February 2010. Located in the Seneca Hotel, the restaurant will bring its famous rustic, Italian cuisine to the 150-seat space. Francesca’s on Chestnut features an intimate trattoria setting with an antique Brunswick bar and a 40-person private dining room, complete with a private fireplace. Chef Armando Suarez will lead the kitchen, providing Francesca’s classic fare of zesty, earthy cuisine of Rome and the surrounding areas of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. The wine list and specialty drinks are equally impressive in this one-of-a-kind location. Striking photographs of rural Italian life by Paul Elledge line the walls to create a comfortable, urban setting throughout.