Merlo' Restorante (Reported Closed)

(773) 529-0747 | View Website

2638 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions   60614

41.929880 -87.655136

Restaurants, $$$, Group Dining  more

More Tags: Romantic Dining

Cuisine: Italian

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: North Side, DePaul

Merlo' Restorante
Merlo' Restorante
Pizza Fritta, Carpaccio Di Salmone Marinato, Patate, Cetriolini, Cipolla Rossa Ed Olio Extra Virgine, Carpaccio Di Filetto Di Manzo Con Salsina Verde, Mozzarella Di Bufala Campana Con Pesto Di Capperi E Finocchietto, Asparagi E Spinaci Con Le Uova, Ciambotta, Insalata Verde, Insalata Di Carciofi, Finocchi E Pesto Di Rucola E Olive, Insalata Di Gamberi Tigre, Fagiolini, Cubi Di Patate E Pesto Alla Menta, Il Tagliere Dei Salumi... more

Reviews for Merlo' Restorante

over a year ago

Upscale Italian attracts a sophisticated crowd to this roomy Lincoln Park spot. – The Scene
Candlelight softens the yellow-gold walls of Merlo's spacious, open dining room, which is decorated with a hodgepodge of rustic figurines, wreaths, and mounted fashion photos. Chatting groups of 40-something Lincoln Parkers keep the energy level--and noise level--up. The front bar area is a cozier, tighter space, with window seats looking out onto Lincoln Ave.

The Food
Expect sizable portions of authentic Italian fare. Start with fritto misto, a platter of shrimp, scallops, calamari and veggies kissed with a light batter and a squeeze of lemon. Artichoke tort is a heartier option, rich with garlic, parsley, mortadella and parmesan. Entrees include meat and fish dishes, like veal shank with spinach and halibut on saffron cream. But don't miss out on pastas: Risotto of the day might feature ripe shards of asparagus buried in creamy rice; hand-rolled tagliatelle, light as air, paired with dark, earthy mushrooms. For dessert, panna cotta garnished with caramel sauce and strawberries is simple and delicious.

over a year ago

Longing for Italy? – If you have been to Italy and are longing for true Italian food and to some extent atomosphere, Merlo is the place to find it. The food is as close to the real thing as you will find in Chicago. Light as a feather handmade pasta, simple yet delicious meats. The tagliolini with rabbit ragu is as close to Tuscany as you can find. A little noisy, it made it hard to hear the waiter at a table for 5, but service was very good. If you wonder what all the fuss is about when it comes to Italian food, try this place!!!

over a year ago

a true taste of italy – it felt like being in italy.fresh ingredients, superb sauces,a wonderful selection of meats fish and pastas,and the finishing touch was our server ,sandro straight from milan.ask for him especially if yourinterested in wine

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