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Mercato

4.6
1396 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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vipPQuiz
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night out! Everything was perfect from artichoke to ravioli! The city was alive and Mercado has welcoming outdoor seating. See you again soon!

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OliviaS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Delicious food, friendly staff, great atmosphere.

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vipCynthia
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow!! The menu sounded great so I booked a table for Mother’s Day. The food and service was outstanding! My husband remarked that his clams appetizer... was the best he’s had in the city. We will definitely be returning!!

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vipCenterCityPeople
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place for us. Outstanding food and service. Nice outdoor dining area during this time in our lives.

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vipEileen
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot. Service and food were perfect as usual and if course.....💗 BYOB!!

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Julia
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday and the waitress gave us tiramisu on the house. The service was fantastic, food was great. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve lived a block from Mercato for years and finally stopped by for dinner! It was lovely. The sidewalk dining was perfect, food was terrific, BYO.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Birthday and it was lovely

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MaddyO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing! Pricy but amazing atmosphere and food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The place was empty but they rushed us thru our meal. The open kitchen staff kept throwing pans and pots around, unbearable noise

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vipCenterCityPeople
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live close to Mercato and love to eat there. The food is marvelous and the service is wonderful. And, being a BYO we can bring whatever we want.

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vipnathbeck
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent italian meal - is byob with no corkage fee so quite inexpensive. Meatball appetizer was great as were our two pastas highly recommended

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vipBobM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Philly hands down

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vipBill
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The best dish from our dinner was clearly the Pasta Bolognese - a home-run! The special appetizer (salmon toast) wasn’t particularly special. However, Mussels were good and the service, waitstaff were top-notch!

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ChipM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first time there. Staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. Food was delicious, especially the short ribs on polenta!! And the pistachio cheesecake was a must have desert. The ambiance was subtly romantic!! Highly recommend!!!

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DanielB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint spot with great Italian food at a price that is extremely fair for what you get.

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MichelleG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the outdoor dining setup was very nice.

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SoniyaV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I went there for dinner on Saturday night, made reservations for 7:30pm. I’ve heard so many good things about this restaurant and finally decided to check it out. I can’t tell you how disappointed I was. The service was non existent, she didn’t seem to care at all! Didn’t check up on us, had to get up from our seats 3 times to get a waiter. The food was just ok. I would say to save your money and go elsewhere. Don’t spend your money on a restaurant where they don’t care about you. Not worth to waste your hard earned money here. Will not be returning here and will advise all mg friends the same! Also I don’t leave reviews but for this restaurant I had, because that’s how terrible it was!

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vipJake
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. We got the gnocchi and short rib which were two completely different tastes that worked so well in comparison of one another.

The service was not the worst I’ve seen but it was lacking substantially especially compared to the food. It was tough to get our order in and/or get our waitress’ attention. This was my second time at this restaurant and it will not be the last but if next time the service isn’t good, I will probably not come back.

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vipEssieb
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We ate outside. The table was rusted and hit didn’t even have a placemat. We put our utensils directly on that table. The appetizers were good. The Clam linguini which was my main dish, did not taste like clams or anything. I would not go back.

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DAVEB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent, had a bit of an issue with the service in the beginning but when Dan the Manager found out he went over & above to make sure that we were happy, he was awesome! Had the braised beef and the trout dinners and both were delicious. The appetizers and dessert were also second to none. Great place, would go back there in a second.

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vipMaryM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overpriced for just ok food.

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viplenewlin
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Mercato. The food is amazing. This last visit we ordered the market plate with prosciutto, burrata, toasted baguette slices, and olive oil. The prosciutto and burrata were super fresh, full of flavor, and delicious. Our entreés were the braised rib. A rich savory sauce on the most tender beef sliced and laid on top of perfectly roasted veggies and a creamy polenta. A lemon pistachio cheesecake bar, which was light and creamy and refreshing, rounded out the meal with a cup of cappuccino. One our favorite places continues to hold its top spot. Great for any type of occasion, or simply a place to stop for a great meal.

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vipMarissaB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. Super cozy spot, perfect for a date night or small get together with friends :)

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vipLauraR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great. Loved it! The Tiramisu was amazing!

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MegU
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for outdoor dining and had a great experience! The food was outstanding, our servers were wonderful and thanks to the small and discreet space heater under the table, our 2-person tent was comfortable without needing to wear our jackets. If you come here you MUST order the whipped ricotta and fig toast! Would absolutely come here again!

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Rose
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambience and vibe was wonderful, as was the social distancing precautions. Our waiter was rude, food was cold, and main ingredients were left out of our entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second exceptional meal at mercato. We ate in one of their outdoor bubbles on a February evening. Everything was extremely clean and our bubble was toasty warm. Exceptional covid dining experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Overall a good dinner but the inside of the restaurant was absolutely freezing which made it difficult to enjoy the experience.

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vipphillyfoodie400plus
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
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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JRom
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service with responsible COVID guidelines adherence. I felt confident safely dining here outdoors. We are already planning our return visit!

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KerriM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
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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vipDave
Philadelphia
17 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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Mercato does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Mercato is rated 4.6 stars by 1396 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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