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Merlo Ristorante - CLOSED

2638 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-1488
+1 773-529-0747
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible16%
30 Jul 2012
“Delicious, but.....”
15 Jul 2012
“dinner before MDQ”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
2638 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-1488
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

Pasta is excellent. Average calamari is overpriced at $9. Unspectacular wines are pricey. Gelato is superb. We were less than happy with the restaurant's attitude. We dined early (5:30) on a weeknight to catch a 7:30 theater curtain. Business was slow, with most tables empty....More

Thank BuceriasBoy
Reviewed 15 July 2012

Went here last night for dinner with another couple. We had ordered the beef tenderloin, red snapper, cornish hen and lamb shank. The pasta that we ordered was ver good as were the main plates. Our drinks were excellent also. They have a very nice...More

Thank Caroline P
Reviewed 9 May 2012

We ate dinner at Merlo before seeing the Million Dollar Quartet at the Apollo. Our dinner was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend it.

Thank Sailingtheworld2gr
Reviewed 28 April 2012

We had dinner here last night and loved it. The Osso bucco was wonderful. Wonderful homemade pasta. Would return again.

Thank RagtopGirl
Reviewed 20 August 2011

Authentic italian place in Chicago. Superb hand made pasta. Thursday wine by the bottle 50% off.

1  Thank david196
Reviewed 12 August 2011

A special find. Excellent selections of northern Italian crusine, with added superb specialties. Attentive service. Fine Italian wine list. This is the second time we have dined here, and both times we have had a wonderful experience.

1  Thank MarshBruce
Reviewed 31 July 2011

Brutally cold room in July. Only transient response to our polite request for relief. Food average Except for delicious pasta. Poor value.

1  Thank Sampleit
Reviewed 22 June 2009

Very disappointing. I had read a review of another Italian restaurant which said it was fantastic, but maybe not as good as Merlo. Because we were going to Blue Man Group, I wanted something close and saw Merlo on their preferred restaurant section. So, we...More

Thank LNEsq
Reviewed 30 March 2009

On January 23rd, 2009, I called Merlo Ristorante to make reservations for 8 people for dinner on Saturday, February 14th. At the time, I asked about our being able to get the theater menu special at $27.00 per person and was told yes since we...More

Reviewed 5 March 2009

As a frequent travelor to Chicago I am always looking for nice neighborhood restaurants. A friend from Lincoln Park suggested Merlo's on North Lincoln Ave. The restaurant is not located in the nicer, upscale area of LP but the location is not terrible. We were...More

Thank Traveler1Denver_Co
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2638 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-1488
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-529-0747
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