Merlot Visocaro is the eldest of the Visocaro grandchildren. She was born and raised in San Antonio. She attended the University of New Mexico to pursue a degree in dance. Currently, she is splitting her time between Albuquerque and San Antonio. Growing up in the family business has allowed her to learn about various aspects of the restaurant. When in town, she enjoys working side-by-side with the staff and learning the operational side of the restaurant. Like the generations before her, Little Italy is an essential part of her life. She is immensely grateful for her family and the incredible staff that have shown so much dedication and love for the business. As a young adult she has gained a new level of appreciation for the legacy her grandparents started.