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Mercato

4.6
1364 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Mercato BYOB is a festive and modern Italian eatery that lets you bring your own drinks. A simple and to the point menu focuses on quality over quantity and features items like ricotta raviolo and a spicy crab bucatini with squid ink pasta.

The artisan cheeses and house-cured meats at Mercato BYOB are perfect for sharing and are paired with sauces and condiments like agrodolce and pickled white grapes. A whole grilled artichoke appetizer will undoubtedly turn you into the vegetable's biggest fan. Heavier dishes, like the Grilled Hanger Steak with yukon gold potato wedge, are equally impressive. Mercato BYOB opens at 4 p.m. The restaurant has a four course tasting menu that is ideal for groups.
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vipphillyfoodie400plus
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Timing was perfect- not slow but also not rushed. The market salad was so good! Also had meatball app which was delicious. The portion sizes for the entrees were HUGE. I mean like each entree is two large meals. Lamb pasta was amazing and so was gnocchi Gorgonzola. Waiters were very friendly.

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KerriM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were outstanding.
We felt safe and were socially distanced from the other patrons.
I would strongly recommend this restaurant. We had a great experience.

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Dave
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Room well set up for distancing. We love it here.

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ChristinaF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We ate outside in their “bubble “ and it was very comfortable, not cold at all! We had the crab and lobster bisque and the clam toast, both of which were very good, my son had the trout and said it was Good, the portion was a bit small, I had the risotto which was good but I expected more flavor and more to it, not much shellfish in it, the last dish was the triangle pasta, again not a lot of flavor, all I could taste was the tomato sauce, it was nice that it was a byob, I’ve eaten at most of the restaurants in Philadelphia so I’m afraid my expectations have become pretty high since there are so many good restaurants to choose from, all in all a solid place with very good service,

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Alex
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in the bubble. Was nice and warm on a cold winter night.

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NiiM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

excellent atmosphere and great food. Service was also great.

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Eric
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic as always. Glad that the indoor seating is back!

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GabrielA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was pretty good and the food was excellent.

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vipLovefood
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Small quaint restaurant, felt a little rushed and employees didn't seem too welcoming at first. Besides that the food was outstanding, had the pyramid pasta and ate the entire plate. Food was very very good. Would definitely go back!

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steakchamps
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We sat outside in the cute little bubble. It was warm enough to remove our jackets. The food was average, I ordered shirt ribs my boyfriend ordered the crab pasta. We enjoyed ourselves, especially since our options during Covid were limited. I would return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friends bday here recently. The food was amazing and we loved the ambiance. Highly recommend if you’re looking for something casual and intimate.

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YvonneCed
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mercato is a special place to my boyfriend and I. From the food to the service, it is amazing. We love to go every chance that we have and it is amazing. Feels like family and from the Market Meat Board to their Pork Chop Parm (seasonal items) to their Tiramisu is amazing. And the fact that it is a BYOB is pretty amazing too. Absolutely recommend to anyone that is looking for a nice cozy spot in the city with amazing food and vibes. And if you don't want to dine out, you can order takeout and the food is still as amazing!!

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JennyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A delicious meal with great service. We had a lovely dinner.

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vipAshleeP
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic!!!! Service, food, ambiance - everything!!! Loved our server - so kind and witty. They have done a great job of social distancing indoors and out. Will def be back!

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gaild
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and was the perfect way to celebrate a birthday!

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Antmann925
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Awesome first day in the bubble. Had a great time, great food, great service, and even better company. Looking forward to coming back.

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PhillyFood
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a lovely experience at Mercato! It was our first dine-in (indoor) experience since the summer and it was much needed. Covid-wise: they're very diligent. All tables spaced out nicely with plexiglass in-between, all servers in masks/shields, QR code menus, etc.

We got the Whipped Ricotta and Fig Toast + Mussels as our appetizers. They are both pretty sizeable appetizers and both delicious! My husband got the Crab Fra Diavlo which got the thumbs up from him plus a good (high) spicy-level which he likes. I got the Pyramid Pasta which was encouraged by the server who told me it had been on the menu since they opened 15 years ago. Delicious flavors and a perfect portion size. Finally, we got the Classic Tiramisu, which was perfectly sweet and moist.

The food came out promptly throughout the meal and they kindly let us linger a bit after dessert to enjoy the rest of our wine. If I were to make one constructive criticism, it's that the music was pretty loud from our table and it was all the same artist (lol). Minor comment but made for a bit of a comical ambience; felt like we were at a sponsored concert by said artist. But if that's the only comment, you're doing a great job.

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Tanner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service and atmosphere, perfect date night setting.

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vipCharlesB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor dining. Safe and warm in an enclosed bubble.

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katherineg
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service without being overbearing. I appreciated that they made sure to confirm our seating preference, since Philadelphia’s Covid restrictions have been changing. We preferred to sit outside, in one of the “bubbles”, and it did a great job of blocking the wind while the space heater packed more of a punch than we expected. The food was truly fantastic and very reasonably priced. Would highly recommend and will absolutely return.

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MeganJ
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining experience here was so great. We sat in a bubble and felt very safe. The food was incredible. I got the Bronzino which was absolutely amazing and I ate every last bite. My fiancé got the chicken parm and the sauce was one of the best I’ve ever made.

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vipAbeC
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while since I've been to Mercato. The food and services was A++++. I will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my girlfriend here for a Birthday dinner. Her favorite restaurant. It definitely Lived up to expectations. We will be returning here many more times in the future. Highly recommended for a quiet night out with great food and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We will definitely be back!

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Eric
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Will always recommend, even in the outdoor bubbles!

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lgodiva
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mercato's food is always reliably excellent. It was wonderful to eat out while the weather was still nice enough. Most of the outdoor tables were spaced far enough apart. My only issue is that although the propane firelamps were aesthetically beautiful, they did not emanate much heat. They were more for show. On a colder night they would have been useless.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite 'go to" place in Philly!!! We love the food, the people and the location. It's never disappointing! We love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in a cute little bubble and had the most delicious meal. This is our favorite byob in the city. Service and food are always great. Don’t miss the meatballs or the pyramid pasta. The fig toast was super tasty.

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Eric
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Sat in a bubble tent that was setup outside on the street which was perfect!

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vipAshleeP
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always incredible. Service was also fantastic!

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vipJane
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

I wish I knew we only had 90 minutes BEFORE we made the reservation. We were rushed through each course, and the host was annoyed when we were taking our time eating & talking. I haven't seen these friends since March so we were taking our time.

It felt like the host (male, mid-30's) was so annoyed with us, even after spending $180 for dinner and leaving a very generous tip.

I understand the stresses of these restaurants, but there's never a need to be rude. Make it clear when people are booking that the res is for 90 minutes.

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vipDavidE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise level was because we were there they day Biden passed 270 and Philadelphia went wide. Mercato is probably our favorite restaurant. Always excellent.

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RobH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I celebrated an anniversary at Mercato we loved it. We ate outside and enjoyed every bite.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Philly! Great service, ambiance and the food is delicious. Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints!

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MichalH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The food was nice but the restaurant closed on us... I won't go there again.

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PatrickM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a consistent great neighborhood place. Has a special place in my heart.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate outside on a great night. The food (all had pasta) was exceptional. We were the kale salad and fig toast. Service was great as well.

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vipRonPhiladelphia
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for an outdoor meal with COVID19 social distancing and it was great!

First, they have a lovely outdoor setup, with part of Camac street blocked off so tables are nicely spaced for safety, and lovely heater lanterns. It was really beautiful!

Second, the service was excellent. Pleasant, prompt, properly masked.

But most important, the food was delicious! We had the meatball starter. It came with 3 very generous sized meatballs in a rich tomato gravy, with two slices of thick grilled bread - and was totally fantastic. I could have that every day! For entree, I had the Orecchiette with sausage and it couldn't have been better.

One of my favorite meals - from the setting to the food!

KJ
vipKasiaJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Good food, not great service. Didn't love the table set up for social distancing (my table was on the VERY EDGE of the sidewalk and my chair leg fell into an open pipe and the manager did nothing about it).

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Mercato does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats.

Mercato is rated 4.6 stars by 1364 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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