08 Dec Robert Allegrini-Hilton Hotels VP Names Merlo on Maple Favorite Italian Restaurant in Chicago

Robert Allegrini, Hilton Hotels VP Names Merlo on Maple Favorite Italian Restaurant in Chicago

Long time friend and customer, Robert Allegrini, Vice President of Hilton Hotels, named Merlo on Maple his favorite Italian Restaurant in Chicago.

When asked in an interview by Ambassador magazine, what his favorite Italian restaurant in Chicago is, he said Merlo on Maple.

Chicago has so many good Italian restaurants, but my favorite is Merlo on Maple. Housed in a beautiful brownstone mansion on the city;s Gold Coast, it is run by a couple from Bologna-generally recognized as Ital's epicurean epicenter. Merlo reflects that fact. The heavenly Bolognese pastas are always al dente and never drowning in sauce. The atmosphere is wonderful-candles, flowers, white tablecloths, even silver domes. It is Italian cuisine as it should be-simple and delicious but also elegant and sophisticated.

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