Cafe Mercato

4.7
671 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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KatieD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my friends 40th birthday on Monday. The food was delicious and Kris our server was very knowledgeable and had great recommendations. We will definitely be coming back!

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SamanthaC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very nice staff and a cute spot! I thought the food was rather mediocre for the price, though. I don’t plan on returning.

KJ
vipKJMLM
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Off Night? Tomato Bisque was so salty, had to send it back! Tiny portion of Branzino was also salty. Lasagna was very good!

Pricing themselves out of the market especially with an $18 meatball appetizer (Yes $18).
Probably will not be back, way too many other Italian options in the Denver area.

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PeterM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic snowy day lunch! Amazing food. The salmon was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cafe Mercato and dine there frequently. Their food is always consistently good and the service is great.

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JulieG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food just average. Not great, not bad. Nothing special. That being said, I am extremely critical so the average diner would probably be satisfied. Service was great. Great wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time and amazing restaurant. Patio seating followed all covid precAutions. Amazing food

DK
vipDenverKK
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mercato does it right...consistent food and service! TY for being a staple...

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vipPBKWINEGUY
Denver
110 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Looking for a quiet, enjoyable evening. Great food, excellent service, quality wine list. Well, look no further. Cafe Mercato fits the bill. We have dined there on several occasions and always enjoyed ourselves.

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KathleenS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining area was closed, so we sat on the covered patio with space heaters. It was very quiet, maybe too quiet, we could hear all the conversations of the other dinners very clearly haha, but not a huge deal! The service was great and the food was very tasty. I'd definitely recommend.

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vipLouise
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always consistent, always excellent. Thanks for being open and continuing to be available for your local fans during these unusual times!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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farmerdave532
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and it was excellent ! Will definitely be back. Menu with great variety and everything was very imaginative and excellently prepared. Very good on all the Social Distancing stuff too. Quiet, intimate dining space, and nice bar/TV area as well.

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robertc
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Fettuccine Alfredo and it was great. My son gave two thumbs up on the chicken parmigiana (he is a connoisseur ) The Mrs had Chicken Marsala which was tender and scrumptious. This is a great Southern Italian Restaurant!

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Gumbala
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place we ear there quite a bit

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Trish
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food at Café Mercato. With the divine weather in November got to eat outside. Service was attentive and helpful. Simply a divine lunch. Thank you

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vipGirlbartending
Denver
124 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My family and I ALWAYS enjoy eating at Mercato! I feel like family when I come. They are doing a GREAT job with COVID protection. Lovely pastas and extensive wine list. Wish the bread were better, but that won't keep me away.

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Daniel
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and service! Dominique, Gustavo, Kris, Rico and Shelly are all pros!

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robertc
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have a meal here. Food is very good. You will like it and they are locals!

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bethb
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't get to eat here often enough, living nearly 30 miles away, but it was such a delight to enjoy an amazing meal!! We felt very comfortable eating indoors, despite Covid, because of their attention to guest health and safety. Outstanding food, as always!

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CLH00
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciate care with Covid. Food is always perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy atmosphere, excellent service and food was delicious!

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DianeW
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Disappointed from previous dining there. Too much butter on fish. The butter was way too much taking from the delicate flavoring I expected. The bread at the table was mediocre to say the best. Previously (months ago, or maybe a year ago) I was totally happy with this same meal.

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vipCyndeF
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Rashid, was outstanding! We had a delightful dinner and an enjoyable evening dining outside

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and amazing food, as usual. We are new to the area, and Cafe Mercato has quickly become our favorite restaurant. Dani and Lauren are great! And Rico always delivers our food with style and a smile! Try the whole wheat spaghetti! ~ Jason & Jill

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vipLclibr
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the gorgeous outdoor setting. Also loved they are the only Denver area restaurant that has taken our temperature before dining. Appreciate the safety precautions. The food is exceptional and the service impeccable. Can’t wait to go back

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vipChristelle
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! Food is delicious, drinks are great, and the atmosphere is quaint.

DD
vipDenverD
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant patio. Nice lunch menu with plenty of choice. Delicious pesto chicken sandwich.

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vipWilliamM
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food with an outdoor patio setting. Pasta choices are always good.

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vipDeeC
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoy the east patio for covid-safer outdoor dining. Ambience and setting are very nice. Chef always accommodates my wife's food sensitivities/allergies. Halibut special is a fave of hers.

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Carole
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Italian cuisine. Wood fire burning pizza oven. Great quality! Nice venue .

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bethG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the great service and meal during this crazy time. Our greeting was friendly, and while outside seating was full we were able to sit next to the 'garage window' opening. Seating inside was socially distanced too. Thank you for a great meal and evening out!

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vipDrSues
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The food, the service and the atmosphere (on the patio). THANK YOU

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ChristyC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fusilli pasta is my favorite Italian dish in Denver!

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vipBrentB
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Only the dessert was a disappointment. The rest of the meal and service was excellent. The cheesecake was probably the worst I've ever had, especially in such a fine restaurant. I had to send it back and get something else.

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kathleenh
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to neighborhood Italian restaurant ! It never disappoints with food, service, ambience and price!!! We always take different friends who don’t live in the neighborhood there, and they are always envious that we have such a great Italian bistro so close!

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vipJackie
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food and we are picky.

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vipGirlbartending
Denver
124 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is a "go-to" restaurant for my family when we would like something special. The food is wonderful (just had the lasagna for the first time and it was fantastic). The service is an even easy pace which allows one to relax. Social distancing is done well also. Lovely by-the-glass wine list for both reds and whites. The bread. . .that could be better but seems to be a chronic issue unfortunately.

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vipLouise
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent menu, excellent wine list (by the bottle & the glass), excellent service (who got pulled away here & there on a busy evening). Food was fantastic. This food, the wine & the atmosphere at this price-point is an excellent value & will be among the top choices on our list.

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

Cafe Mercato is rated 4.7 stars by 671 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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