and 3 beans soup (pasta e fagioli)
Pasta and 3 beans soup (pasta e fagioli)
5 Oz Chicken
The food is rich, flavorful, comforting American Italian - really nice if you want some super yummy, familiar but not boring pasta. The service and ambience aren’t the most elegant, but it’s fine! Same type of vibe as Cherry Creek North Italian style restaurants, but a bit more casual and approachable.
The food is always good, the service is excellent and the location works well for me. Really like this place.
We had a pleasant experience here! We sat outside and it was quiet and pleasant. Would have liked some bread with the meal. Gelato and creme brulee were yummy!
We live nearby and made our first visit to Cafe Mercato. We were very happy with the experience. The service was outstanding throughout the meal--attentive but not intrusive. We had the chicken marsala and the fusilli dish. Both were delicious. We shared a scoop of the white chocolate gelato to top off the meal. We will definitely go back and take some friends.
We think Rashid is the BEST !!
Such a pleasant space to spend an evening. I made a mistake and arrived too early,
yet was made welcome to wait. food delicious, nice wine list with helpful recommendations.
Food was excellent and overall a good value! Service was spectacular, all the staff was really friendly and the server Maya was awesome!
a friend asked to have spaghetti instead of potatoes and was told no alternatives allowed. This seemed odd, disappointing and unprofessional. Certainly the the cost for these two items seems comparable
This is the second time I've visited Cafe Mercato with my friend, and unfortunately the staff was having a bad night. They were very short staffed, and the servers raced past our table without even pausing to acknowledge us. After waiting for several minutes, I left my seat to talk to the hostess. However, our server came over and asked me not to since he was going to take care of us.
1) I had to ask the hostess to place an order for a glass of wine after our server threw down a wine list and raced off.
2) When our server came to take our order, he said, "OK, are you ready order everything?" without mentioning any of the specials. I felt rushed and ordered the first entree I saw on the menu. I would have changed my order had I known about the specials.
3) Our appetizer was served without any share plates. We resorted to using our bread plates.
4) While our server apologized for the chaos, he didn't offer anything to improve the experience i.e., "Dessert's on us. Let us buy you a glass of wine." Nothing.
5) I assume a manager was there however, he/she never came by to apologize or see if we needed anything.
Hopefully, they will resolve their staffing issues and offer a much better experience.
So much better than I had anticipated!! Highly recommend
Excellent food, gracious service- keeps us coming back
We noted on our reservation that it was our anniversary but that was never acknowledged. Overall our experience was less than satisfying, possibly due to staff shortages. The food was average in taste, not outstanding, and the plating was sloppy. Our service was inattentive and we sometimes had to request assistance from other staff as we did not see our server frequently, (including getting the check). We will likely not return.
The food is spectacular, the pasta and gelato made in house. Warm and welcoming service.
Always lovely. Great to be remembered each time I go!
It was great-we loved it! Highly recommend it for the great food and ambiance!
Beautiful evening to enjoy dinner on their patio. Food was good and service was attentive.
This is a great go-to place for nice dining. Regulars are always remembered and it is clear that new folks have a great time as well. Wonderful local restaurant with nice outdoor seating as well.
This restaurant has a wonderful vibe. Friendly, bustling atmosphere, outstanding menu with so much selection, and very tasty food.
This was my first time at Cafe Mercato and I loved it! My chicken parmigiana was delicious. I can’t wait to go back and try something else. Our waiter was wonderful, as well.
Superb food. Service a little spotty but only because of the staff shortage affecting everywhere. Will dine here again happily. Love the food
basically really disappointed. Service was SLOW. long wait for our drink order. no floor manager to speak, greet us. Nope, not attending this place ever again.
Really enjoyed everything about our meal. Great service and delicious food. We will be back, often!
Cafe Mercato is a 1st. rate Italian restaurant. I’ve been going there for years and the food is always excellent. Try an overlooked item: the tomato bisque. It’s the best ever!
I love the atmosphere the waiter and host were extremely nice and I felt comfortable which is important to us as a black couple sometimes you can feel the tension of being unwanted but everyone was so nice. Thank you.
Open Table did not inform restaurant of our reservation but sent another's listed 3 times! System error?
So inconsistent!! The seafood salad which I always get was half the size and not very good. I ordered a side of veggies that came when I was done eating. When I mentioned to the waitress she got very snippy with me, I really said it in a nice way. Had to ask another to get our waitress twice, she never checked on us. Probably won't be going back again for a long while.
Reservations were EASY (and they accommodated my leg injury!). Service (despite being happy hour) was quick and responsive. Food great as always! Always a go-to for drinks and/or dinner!
expensive for what you get
food was good
service was decent
Undercooked meat is terrifying and not edible, even if you char it, and everything else on the plate to jerky status afterward.
Cafe Mercado is one of our favorites. The food is always good, the wine list has plenty of good choices by the glass, and the staff is friendly. When they ran out of one of their specials after we ordered it, they gifted us with desert.
This is my second visit to Cafe Mercato and the food is just so good! My review would have been a full five stars if it wasn’t for the service. Our waitress (did not get her name) was always was focused on something else and was only half listening. I let the waitress know that my martini was way too strong and all she said was okay? I couldn’t not drink it. It felt like I drinking straight out the bottle of rubbing alcohol. Not sure what happened with the table behind us, but the waitress was also serving their table. The couple let the managers know that their waitress was horrible, and I couldn’t have agreed more. She never came and checked on us, and was only nice when she brought the bill (when it was time for us to determine her tip). Overall, I would come back for the food, but if I get the same waitress, I will leave.
"Lauren C" did a great job for 4 of us at a "mini" family reunion Sunday. She was pleasant and efficient, and the food was good. Thank you!
The menu looks great, and the pastas we ordered were good. The side of french fries (the girl with me always likes fries with her food!) was soggy, wimpy and not fresh from the frier. All we ordered was two pasta dishes, the fries, a cocktail for me and a mocktail for her. The bill was over $90!! My papparadelle with meat sauce was very greasy and a small portion. My guest had the scampi with fettucine which was not that great. I was really disappointed to pay that much for a mediocre meal that was nothing special.
On the flip side, our server was good-very nice and handled all our requests quickly and kindly. We sat outside on their nice patio. Unfortunately, we will not be returning because the value for the money was just not there.
Delicious! This place is amazing - great food and friendly - warm service!
Wine was over-priced but food was delicious and service was great.
This is a fabulous restaurant. Interesting and very tasty menu! Love going here!!
Food is good and is value. Waiter we had is a little surly with not much sense of humor.
Calm atmosphere, excellent wait staff, and good food
Having been to Cafe Mercato on many occasions (pre COVID) we were excited for a return visit and the food. However we were very disappointed with our recent visit...
The service was horrible and the food was just as bad, except for the beet salad that we ordered and shared. The server failed to bring us bread and the olive oil/balsamic mixings, we had to ask for those. She also didn't tell us about the specials, again we had to ask for those. We did order the porcini mushroom with pork loin special, which was not worth the money we were billed. The risotto was chewy and undercooked, the pork loin was mostly gristle, to the extent we were mostly picking it out of our teeth and depositing it back onto our plates. We ended up not finishing the meal due to the quality.
Cafe Mercato offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 366-1315.
Cafe Mercato is rated 4.5 stars by 774 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.