Greg and Pam, residents of Cincinnati, Ohio, recently dined at Merlo on Maple and came away thrilled that they visited us. And we have to say, now matter how much new technology we fall in love with, we’ll always appreciate a handwritten note.
If you’re ready for a fabulous authentic Italian experience of your own, just reserve a table at Merlo on Maple.
We are extremely proud to announce that our quaint Italian restaurant located in the Gold Coast of Chicago has recently been recommended in the 2013 Chicago Michelin Guide. This honor is reserved for an elite group of restaurants and hotels selected by Michelin’s local, anonymous inspectors.
A huge “thank you” to all of our staff for going above and beyond in making Merlo on Maple the restaurant it is today. We’re proud of all of you.
Here’s what Michelin had to say about us:
This ristorante houses many floors, but no matter where you sit, the multi-level beauty boasts Victorian touches (hand-carved banisters and leather banquettes), and an informed waitstaff, who deliver the tastes of Emilia-Romagna. Of course, if you’re here on date-night, make sure to carve out a corner on their lower lever, which-albeit a few feet below–is the most romantic space.
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Whether you’re a Merlo on Maple first-timer or a regular patron, we love hearing about your experience! We recently heard from Melissa, one of our most loyal customers. She’s pictured (2nd from left) with her girlfriends and Chef Silvia.
“Merlo on Maple is one of the top restaurants in Chicago. The food is indicative of your most amazing dream of homemade food in Northern Italy. The specials are complex and completely savory. The service is personalized and warm. Whether I have family or friends in town, or I’m out on the town with my best friends or a first date, Merlo is my first choice, always.”
Melissa’s been quite busy of late, but we hope to see her again soon! To see more photos of our guests enjoying the finest authentic Italian food in Chicago, check out our Facebook album.
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Despite his successful career in Boston, Jeffery Deane Williams (pictured above chatting with Chef Silvia) makes it a priority to dine at Merlo on Maple a few times each year. He stopped in recently for some authentic Italian tastes and conversation.
You may recall me from table 20 last Friday evening, where I had the delight of not only the superb food and service, but a long and wonderful conversation with you and your wife. I hope I did not interfere with you meal at the end of the day! It was a pleasure to hear of your family and the background of your restaurant.
It is difficult to say, which was more enjoyable – the food or the hospitality! Both were exceptional and satisfying. Please share my thanks with Chef. Truly the food is some of … Read More »
We recently received a wonderful email from a customer of ours. On top of that, he was also kind enough to share his experience on Yelp.
“Giampaolo and Silvia,
I have written a review that currently is on Yelp.
I want to thank you for your wonderful food and conversation.
I have already recommended Merlo to a friend who will be visiting from Naples (FL) next weekend. He is a founder of the famous Naples Food & Wine Festival. I told him to ask for Giampaolo.
We couldn’t resist sharing these kind words from Skip. We truly appreciate hearing what our customers have to say about their dining experiences at Merlo.
Share your Merlo experience with us!