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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 5 p.m. The restaurant has a four course tasting menu that is ideal for groups.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hours of Operation:
Mercato is a cash-only BYOB, open seven days a week; Monday through Thursday, from 5 to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, from 5 to 11p.m., and Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m.
$31 to $50
We are certain that as a team, we will leave a lasting impression with you and your special guests and will strive to meet your every need.
At Mercato we offer a wide variety of menu items to satisfy every palate in addition to prices to fit any budget. All of our events are handled on a personal case by case basis, with the intent to reach
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There is meter parking throughout the area as well as a public lot on Spruce between 13th and Broad
BYO Wine, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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Mercato Ratings and Reviews
Loved that we could bring our own wine to make this a very affordable option. My wife and I got the $54 pp tasting menu. The food was excellent from the roasted vegetables, olives, and burrata to the chef-selected desserts. the signature dish -- pyramid pasta -- was ethereal.
It had been years since I had been to Mercato.I don't know whether it is a good or bad thing that old stand bys like the pyramid pasta and grilled artichoke are still on the menu. That said we had a very good meal, ordering the 4 courses for $54. A highlight was the shared antipasto board. Delicious burrata, grilled veggies, spicey olives, and more. Appetizers were good but not flawless. Mussels, large but very tasty, maybe a little too much fennel. Artichoke could be a real winner if they could figure out how to make it more tender. Maybe grill just the hearts. Octopus tennacle would not be everyone's cup of tea but many would love it. Mains of pork chop, veal saltimbucca and hanger steak were all good. Did not like the sauce on the steak as it too hinted of fennel and took away from the beefy taste. Starting to dislike this flavor as it seems so many restaurants are now flavoring with fennel. The 3 different, excellent desserts, tiramisu, apple tart with ice cream and nutella cannolli were another highlight of the meal. This meal was a very good value and with BYOB , I would certainly go back again.
I've been meaning to try this spot for a while based on positive anecdotes, and my fiance's birthday finally provided an opportunity. We were both thrilled. It was clean, quiet, and charming inside (even though a block party raged on outside).
We both had pasta dishes, which I am sometimes disappointed by since it's fairly easy to make pasta at home, but these were both distinctive, delicious, and filling enough that neither of us had room for dessert. Definitely recommended.
Staff were a little stand offish when we arrived and I thought, "uh oh" since customer service is a big deal to me. But I think maybe they were just a little busy when we arrived because after we were seated the service was nothing but wonderful. Food is AMAZING. The Pyramid Pasta and the Spicy Crab Squid Ink Pasta were both phenomenal, as was the cheese board. Also love that this is a BYO.
My sister was in town visiting so we went to Mercato for dinner. The service was terrific, we sat outside, our meals were phenomenal. Be sure to try the pyramid pasta and the short ribs Ragu. And don't forget the tiramisu for dessert. Bring a great bottle of wine as it is BYOB. Can't wait to go back.
Due to unforeseen rain they made some people with reservations wait a bit to be seated, but they wound up getting us to a table within minutes. We went for restaurant week and the food was excellent. Best gnocchi I ever had and very generous portions! The place is small so reservations are a good idea. BYOB + cash only!
I'm a regular dining person there but I didn't like there restaurant week menu the swordfish was bland and the dessert was not very good the cannoli shell was hard the meatballs were tasty but were hard I would go back again just not for restaurant week unless I tried something else 🙁
Food was amazing. Service was slightly overbearing. Entrees were put down while salads were still on table. I realize that during Restaurant Week, tables need to be turned over, but this was annoying considering it wasn't crowded yet. Room is fabulous looking, but generally overcrowded, more like NYC-style.
Man I really wanted to be blown away by this place. The mussels were great...the fennel broth spectacular..however the bread was quite stale. Not the crusty chewy bread I was expecting. The steak was good...but the charred asparagus was so charred I couldn't even taste the vegetable. The potatoes were overseasoned. The tiramisu had good flavor but the presentation was off...it looked sloppy and not appetizing.
Our waitress was great...the space was pretty busy for a Tuesday night. Overall it was good not great.
Overpriced. We had some fish, which was overcooked. We had some pork, which was underdone. One of the cakes was almost unacceptable, but another one was very good. Very poor appetizers, in particular they served grilled artichokes that were barely edible. The place is nice and has potential, once they improve the kitchen and/or lower the prices.
Not what I expected but I liked it a lot. It's a very cozy restaurant, don't expect a lot of privacy but the food is good. My only real complaint is the limited vegetable options. It's a small restaurant so I get it, not asking for anything extravagant but spinach should always be available. Don't let me pickiness deter you, it's nice for a casual get together. Would definitely go back.
My wife and I have dined at M 20 times over the years. We have never been disappointed. The food is consistently top-notch and the service is unobtrusive yet efficient. We want for nothing at this restaurant. If you have never dined here you're missing a fulfilling experience topped off with interesting conversation with your dining neighbors. Go expecting a good time and you won't be disappointed.
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