Merlo's Italian Restaurant • 581 Roger Williams Ave. Highland Park • 847.266.0600

581 ROGER WILLIAMS AVE.

HIGHLAND PARK
847.266.0600

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FOOD MENU

Ask about our daily specials


APPETIZERS

ARTICHOKE FRITTERS
Breaded artichoke hearts served with a lemon aioli

BRUSSELS SPROUTS
Roasted brussels sprouts with capers, bacon, shaved red onion, Parmesan cheese and lemons

BAKED CLAMS
half dozen    dozen
Littleneck clams stuffed with herbed bread crumbs in a lemon white wine sauce

FRIED CALAMARI
Flash fried baby calamari with our spicy marinara
1/2 fried calamari 1/2 fried zucchini

CHAR-GRILLED CALAMARI
Served with a lemon red wine vinaigrette

GRILLED VEGETABLE PLATTER
Char-grilled seasonal vegetables with balsamic vinaigrette



SALADS

MERLO’S SALAD (small or large)
Garbanzo beans, hearts of palm, tomato, cucumber, radish, pepperoncini, red wine vinaigrette

TOMATO & ONION SALAD
Red wine vinaigrette

CHOPPED SALAD
Fresh seasonal vegetables chopped with mixed greens, red wine vinaigrette

BROCCOLI SALAD
With vinegar, peppers, cured olives,
lemon, extra-virgin olive oil

ARUGULA SALAD
Baby arugula, shaved imported Parmesan cheese, plum tomatoes, fresh lemon extra-virgin olive oil

SUNDAY MEATBALL SALAD
Romaine, red onion, tomato, cucumber, parmesan, vinaigrette with a homemade meatball

CAPRESE SALAD
Beefsteak tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, extra-virgin olive oil

Add on: Fontinella Cheese, Gorgonzola Cheese, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Shrimp, Grilled Salmon



PIZZAS
Twelve inch brick oven pizza

CHEESE AND SPICY SAUSAGE
MARGHERITA PIZZA
DOUBLE PEPPERONI
PROSCUTTO & ARUGULA



PASTAS

ORECCHIETTE
Italian sausage, rapini, garlic and olive oil

HOMEMADE RAVIOLI
Your choice ricotta stuffed or meat stuffed in marinara

RIGATONI BOLOGNESE
Rigatoni in our homemade slow cooked meat sauce

LINGUINE FRA DIAVOLO
chicken    shrimp 
Sautéed in a spicy san marzano tomato sauce

PENNE ALLA VODKA
Penne pasta with vodka cream sauce

PENNE ROMANO
Crumbled sausage, mushrooms and peas in a tomato cream sauce

NANNA’S GRAVY
Slow roasted pot roast red wine and crushed tomatoes tossed with rigatoni

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS
Spaghetti, marinara and meatballs or Italian Sausage

Add on:  Meatball, Italian Sausage, Chicken, Vegetables

All pasta dishes can be prepared gluten free or whole wheat


ENTREES

BRICK CHICKEN
1/2 chicken    full chicken 
Crispy boneless chicken with rosemary potatoes

PICCATA
chicken    veal    salmon        
Sautéed in a light lemon butter caper sauce

MARSALA
chicken    veal  
Sautéed with fresh mushrooms in a Marsala wine sauce

SKIRT STEAK
Center cut skirt steak au jus with burnt onions and fresh cut fries

FRESH FISH OF THE DAY    MKT
Served:
Vesuvio, Velasco, Cacciatore, Oreganato

PARMESAN
chicken    eggplant    veal   
Lightly breaded and topped with mozzarella and marinara then baked

MILANESE
chicken    eggplant    veal    
Lightly breaded and sautéed with arugula salad


SIDES
Spinach
Escarole
Rapini
Broccoli
Mushrooms
Homemade Meatballs
Italian Sausage
Escarole & Beans
Vesuvio Potatoes
Merlo’s Italian Fries


581 ROGER WILLIAMS AVE.
HIGHLAND PARK, IL
847.266.0600

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