Scott Harris Hospitality
Chief Executive Officer
When Chef Scott Harris opened the doors of Mia Francesca on North Clark Street in 1992, he never imagined that his dream of opening a trattoria-style Italian restaurant would grow to a successful group of 25 restaurants across 10 concepts & 2 states. Now, as Chief Executive Officer of Scott Harris Hospitality, the Chicago native oversees the vision and growth of the restaurant group’s 12 Francesca’s Restaurants, 4 Fat Rosie’s Taco and Tequila Bars, 3 Davanti Enoteca locations, as well as individual locations Mio Modo, Disotto, Joe’s Imports, Vasili’s, Fiore Pizzeria & Bakery, Vinny’s Clam Bar (2023) and Smokeshow BBQ (2023). With his boisterous personality and unwavering dedication to the customer experience, Harris’ philosophy is rooted in the fundamentals of authentic hospitality, where simple food, quality ingredients, and thoughtful service–always with a touch of fun – combine to make a meal unforgettable.
In addition to countless accolades for the restaurants in the group’s over 28-year history, Harris has been named Chicago Tribune’s 2011 Restaurateur of the Year, 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans in 2012, and more. With more projects on the horizon, Harris is far from done with the continued expansion of his namesake restaurant group.
Harris spends his free time with his wife Dana & two children and enjoys entertaining friends and family in both Chicago and San Diego. He is an avid collector of classic cars & a die-hard Chicago Blackhawks fan.