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Merlo on Maple Featured on Steve Harvey Show

Posted on October 31st, by nikki in About Merlo, Photo & Video, Testimonials, Written Articles. No Comments

Merlo has always been known as one of the most romantic restaurants in Chicago. So you can imagine how excited we were when we were contacted by the Steve Harvey Show and asked to be featured in one of the … Read More »

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Menu Spotlight: The Makings of Fresh Ricotta Cheese

Like the beautiful medieval architecture in Bologna, a good cheese must be artfully crafted. Making perfect ricotta requires patience and the freshest of ingredients. Chef Silvia knows this, and it’d be a challenge to find a fresher rictotta than hers. … Read More »



Video: Merlo on Maple featured on WGN News!

Posted on February 7th, by Merlo in About Merlo, Photo & Video, Written Articles. No Comments

Larry Potash of WGN News recently brought camera and microphone inside 16 West Maple Street. His piece focused heavily on Chef Silvia, Giampaolo, and the authentic Bolognese food prepared inside Merlo on Maple.

We’re thrilled to have been featured in … Read More »



Building history of one of Chicago’s most authentic Italian restaurants

Posted on January 7th, by Merlo in About Merlo, Photo & Video, Written Articles. No Comments

You already know 16 W Maple as the home to Merlo on Maple, one of Chicago’s most authentic Italian restaurants. Every time we open the doors for the evening, we count ourselves blessed to be able to serve patrons in … Read More »



Photo: Vince Vaughn at Merlo on Maple

Posted on December 27th, by Merlo in Event Recap, Photo & Video, Written Articles. No Comments

Vince Vaughn, one of Chicago’s most beloved actors, sat down for a holiday meal at one of the city’s most beloved authentic Italian restaurants. It was a great pairing! Before he left, Chef Silvia got a photo with Mr. Vaughn, … Read More »



Stone Crab Ravioli Photos

Posted on November 20th, by Merlo in Menu Spotlight, Photo & Video, Written Articles. No Comments

Chef Silvia recently cooked up a weekday stone crab ravioli special, much to the delight of that evening’s customers. If you couldn’t smell and taste the delicious Italian cuisine, we’ve got the next best thing: photos!


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Making Authentic Italian Food in Chicago, Part 1: Timballo di Ravaggiuoli Vestiti

Posted on November 8th, by Merlo in Menu Spotlight, Photo & Video, Weekend Special, Written Articles. No Comments

Ever wondered how Chef Silvia is able to replicate the authentic tastes of Bolognese Italian food in Chicago? You’re in luck! We were able to sneak our camera past her and get some shots of her process in creating the … Read More »



Bill Brady and Family dine at Merlo on Maple

Posted on November 7th, by Merlo in Event Recap, Photo & Video, Written Articles. No Comments

One of the best parts about working at Merlo on Maple is hosting private celebrations. Whether big or small, we feel blessed to be a part of a customer’s memorable evening. Recently, Illinois State Senator Bill Brady and his family … Read More »



Anthony Bourdain Ventures to Emilia-Romagna

Posted on October 29th, by Merlo in Bologna, Photo & Video, Written Articles. No Comments

Emilia-Romagna is a region in Northern Italy that has Bologna for a capital city. The region, roughly the size of New Jersey, is home to 4.4 million Italians. A couple of those Italians now call Chicago and Merlo on Maple … Read More »