Our Story

312 Chicago features the exciting and modern take on authentic Italian cuisine by Chef Marcello Florio, complemented by an extensive wine list, craft cocktail program and our signature hospitality that makes you feel right at home.

Adjacent to The Allegro Royal Sonesta Hotel in Chicago’s Downtown Loop area, 312 boasts iconic views of the city’s historic theater district and is ideally situated near the Cadillac Palace Theater and Chicago Theater for your pre or post-show dining.

Chef Marcello Florio standing in the kitchen

Meet Chef Marcello Florio

Born and raised in Pescara, Italy and trained at G. Marchitelli Culinary Institute in Villa Santa Maria, Chef Marcello Florio’s love for cooking has been a life-long passion. His fond memories of waking up on Sunday mornings to the smell of his mother and grandmother’s cooking has fueled his passion for what he does – creating authentic Italian cuisine.

From savory sauces and dressings, to freshly baked bread, artisanal desserts, and homemade pastas, Chef Marcello brings all the flavors of Italy to 312 Chicago for a mouth-watering and memorable dining experience.