Cafe Mercato

4.7
719 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Café Mercato, located in Denver, is a brand-new modern Italian restaurant, owned and operated by Giancarlo Macchiarella of Locanda del Borgo Mercato’s light and airy atmosphere and design permeates throughout the modern space. With a large open kitchen and large wine “library”, you will feel right at home sipping on a glass of select wine while watching the chefs create your meal. The menu at Café Mercato is based on Southern Italian fare with a lighter approach. All of the pastas and sausages are made in-house, as well as gelato and desserts. Enjoy homemade pizza from our over imported from Italy and other selections from our wood-fire grill. Come visit us with your family and friends for our “family-style” specials, happy hour, or a satisfying Sunday Brunch. Bon appétit!
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JasonA
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place was awesome, we loved the food, the service was a little slow, but overall it was great, and we will be back

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vipMichaelB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent quality, thoughtfully prepared.

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vipsmacbride
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the food, always good every time we go. Would highly recommend!

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Cliff
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The service was poor, the pizza we ordered was undercooked that being said the atmosphere was nice

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable experience as always! Thank you!!!!

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LynnG
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Calamari appetizer was a bit spongy. Should have been cooked more. Salad, pear and something, the greens were not very crisp.
Lasagna was not nearly as good as I remembered. Disappointed overall..

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fairfax
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

4 people. Most are satisfied with food. Food could have been warmer.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Gay couple here. The waitress did not pay us any attention and skipped our table many times. The owner had to complete our orders etc. would not recommend overall for any out of the box couples.

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MEBR
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food, service, atmosphere, location. always good

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vipSandra
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous - one of our favorite places!

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vipJoey
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice venue. We enjoyed appetizers and salads as our main meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing restaurant. Great atmosphere.

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vipDCS1
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy eating here, and the large outdoor patio makes you feel better about dining out again. Great menu, with lots of dishes that I am happy to order depending on my mood. I'd like the by-the-glass wine list to change once in a while, but you can always find something to accompany your meal. This continues to be a local favorite.

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SFLl
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great atmosphere and incredible food. Try the specials!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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judy
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good, as usual. Staff professional and efficient. Food was excellant.

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vipDenverDoctorMom
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a regular place where we always know we can get fantastic food, pleasant and professional service, nice ambiance, and a reliably easy and relaxing evening. We love the staff here and the kitchen puts out amazing food on a consistent basis. The patio is easy and lovely in good weather. The variation of the menu is terrific by season and is always respectful of true Italian cuisine -- not a modified hyped up version. Thank you for always keeping us happy and well fed !

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vipDHE1
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food with good service. And they have homemade Gelato. Nuff said...

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vipMatthewR
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time visit. Food was great and waitress was attentive.

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EMVV
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine was delicious!

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Steak
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the special and it was really good. Service was exceptional and I would definitely return again.

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vipDatingfoodlover424
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Mercato. The pear-goat cheese salad is light and refreshing. My husband's risotto with pork had a delicious sauce on it, and my ravioli was top-notch. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent. Great food, professional staff, and great ambiance

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vipRichardMiddlebrook
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was spectacular. The service was not. After being seated we waited another 20 minutes to place an order. The waiter couldn’t have appeared more annoyed at our presence. It was busy. But we ordered apps and then asked the meal be brought family style to taste the different dishes. Everything was brought at once with no serving utensils or plates. Couldn’t even track down the waiter for over 10 minutes. When I finally was able to get ahold of another staff member, our waiter frantically came with the plates so we can dish out cold pasta. The only time we saw him again was to bring the check. The food is amazing but if you can’t have it served to you and served to you properly, it won’t matter.

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Denverdiner24
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It’s just quite pricey and my dish was very salty.

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vipGene
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food. Lasagna and pesto dishes were great. Nice wine selection. We tried Etna Rosso and it was a nice light red wine that was great with our meals. This restaurant is on our list for favored Italian restaurants in Denver. We’ll be back!

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kjo9
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to meet another for dinner. Food is excellent, nice wine selection, place is dark and perfect for a date

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easytoplease
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was lousy. Too few servers for number of customers. Servers were rude or distant. Items did not arrive timely on in synch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Ate at kitchen counter. Very nice restaurant, would recommend.

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vipScarletsmom
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Overrated and very full of them selves for poor quality food. Refused to allow me to change a sauce , failed to mention the gnocchi were stuffed???? And both our dishes were so over salted they were near inedible. Both salads had old lettuce and heirloom tomatoes were not. A waste of money and severely overrated.

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vipStephanieJ
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance. Wonderful staff. Delicious cocktails & food!!

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LocalFamily2021
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time in and the food and service were excellent! We loved the homemade breadsticks and burratta and the short rib ravioli.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The short rib ravioli was devine! Lauren was the bartender and was very attentive and kind. Definitely made our night special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta Special was wonderful. Service was attentive but not overly so.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was amazing! Highly recommend the Trio fish dinner!!

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Hungry
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Service was so slow the waiter apologized for it. The food was good, 1 hour later.

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JennyU
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! We enjoyed the food and service. It was perfect for a lunch meeting

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Mark
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, great specials. Will definitely be going back.

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StacyK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked to come in early and they were able to accommodate us at the kitchen. It added to the pleasure of the meal to watch the staff work. Everything was great! Would recommend the pear and pine nut salad, the short rib stuffed ravioli, and any of the gelatos.

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vipDenverKK
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mercato is always a winner whether dining solo, or meeting up with friends.
The staff is warm and friendly and the food is delicious.
My friend and I shared a dish and the chef made certain to keep one portion vegetarian friendly.

Thank you for being a place I can always rely on!

FAQs

Cafe Mercato offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 366-1315.

Cafe Mercato is rated 4.7 stars by 719 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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