Osteria Del Mercato

4.2
256 reviews
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Italian
Filled with natural light and slick city types, this first-floor Italian restaurant in Leadenhall Market is a stylish eatery with a vibrant energy and understated décor. The dining room at Osteria del Mercato is bright and airy, and decorated with oak floors, blonde wooden furniture, crisp white linens and an array of colourful china and glassware imported from Italy. Ideal for business meetings, romantic tables for two and intimate dinner parties, the menu at Osteria del Mercato is filled with suitably posh pastas and authentic Italian dishes – we love the swordfish tartare with fennel salad; the tortiglioni pasta with veal ragu; and the spinach and ricotta tortelloni with butter and sage.

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Tue - Fri 6:00PM - 9:30PM

What 256 People Are Saying
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CR
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Whilst the food was to a very high standard, the service was incredibly slow - we had 20 minute waits between any visits from the staff, and when other tables were being served, eye contact was avoided so we couldn't even get their attention.

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GW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reliable, good quality food and good service in pleasing surroundings.

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RC
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice Italian classics in a lovely bright room - a peaceful little haven above Leadenhall Market. Good service, rather overpriced.

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All was good aaprt from when I asked for fresh mint tea and was told they had no fresh mint but fresh mint appeared on our deserts. Its fresh mint and water. Otherwise a good lunch place staple.

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GL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Service was good but everything else disappointed: pasta was bad, pancetta was old over cooked lard, cheese tired, bread basket greasy, and prices way out of line with quality.

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful surprise in Leadenhall. Above the bustle of the market

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BC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I booked this restaurant for an informal business diner. Good quality food and good wines. We did ask for a number of starters to share. Unfortunately one starter was 3 big prawns and it was not possible to up-scale to 4people which is inflexible. aside of that it was a very enjoyable and tasteful evening.

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AE
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Expensive for a well cooked pasta. Very noisy. Service OK.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting food, freshly prepared. Portions just right! Very polite and welcoming atmosphere.

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GW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food in comfortable setting in perfect location.

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JG
London
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It’s a decent venue - food is just ok for the value - very salty though.

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DG
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 1

Food was very good but ambience was poor- it was probably due to January and Tuesday but no one else in the restuarant.

My first choice of main was not available which wasn't ideal

Menu is a little limited but food is very nice

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal here, the pasta was excellent, and would recommend visiting.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great food and setting. Service was a bit lacking and was hard to get attention of the serving staff.

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A hidden gem in Leadenhall Market but the entrance is easily missed unless you know exactly where to look. Really good for an early lunch.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was very disappointing and service was slow, keeping in mind this was a business lunch and time was of a premium, I needed to ask a couple of times to speed things up.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good Italian food. Very reasonable. Lovely staff.

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KH
London
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Leadenhall Market favourite once you have scaled the sheer steps. Food good but too cramped for a comfortable dining experience

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Kent
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

An unfortunate choice of meatball risotto!

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good Italian restaurant at Leadenhall Market - despite the huge crowd at the pub downstairs it wasn't too busy or loud in the restaurant itself. Food was pretty good, classic Italian dishes. The pasta looked good, duck was okay.

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S
London
64 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This is a place for pasta, I took something else (the gamberoni and the tortino) and was not too impressed

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W
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Market alarm went off and, whereas I understand this might not have been restaurant's fault, I was expecting some kind of compensation (maybe a coffee on the house?) for having to put up with a horrible noise for quite a few minutes. This is not a good way of treating your customers. A table of 5 actually left, and I dont blame them.

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W
London
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here a few times now, and just marking it down a bit for value as the prices seem to have been marked up as word has got around! Excellent pasta - al dente - with rich sauce. Good wine list and helpful friendly staff. They deserve to do well.

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JW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Menu options are limited.
Food was good.
Service was poor.
Would not recommend.

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c
Kent
100 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

noisy bank holiday outside quiet in the restaurant. great food.

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MA
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had more of a modern makeover but still a very good Italian in the City. Limited menu, but preferable in that what they do they do well.

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DM
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Recommended by a friend, I was not disappointed. Really good food, pleasant service and ok prices.

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W
London
36 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A nice short menu was a clue to what would be some really well executed cooking. Prawns with truffle and Humus were amazing and the lamb perfectly cook. Light and airy ambiance and really pleasant staff who seem to think about things from the customer point of view. Not many know about this place, tucked away next to The Lamb. Hidden gem!

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BC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The restaurant closed for lunch without notice. I was left without a lunch reservation. It must have entered my reservation after the fact as being fulfilled - obviously not true. Not very impressed.

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LO
London
49 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous fresh pasta,, best Italian in Clapham!

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BE
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Place was pretty inflexible. Not a lot to choose from and was pretty darn expensive. Will not be back.

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JG
London
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very decent and efficient place to go in nice surroundings - decent buzz and mixed crowd - will definitely go again

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P
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Fantastic setting in the heart of Leadenhall. Although the food was good, the barista insisted on continually banging the coffee machine to the point where it became very distracting and almost impossible to have a conversation. This experience alone would put me off going back, which is a shame as, like I've said, the food itself is tasty.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant that feels nicely secluded but popular nonetheless. Food, wine and service all excellent.

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OT
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food
Full of flavour and freshness
Polite and attentive staff.
Great menu choices too. Lots of fish.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Maybe good for business lunch? It was empty at dinner time, food was mediocre (except the bufalla!) and ambience poor. For the price, there’s much better Italian restaurants in London. Service was great (we were the only table).

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MM
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at this restaurant and was very happy with the food and service. Good sized portions of fresh and delicious food. Service was also good. Some tables are quite close together so be sure to specify if you need to be seated somewhere a little more tucked away. Also be aware that there are steep steps to climb to get to restaurant. Worth the climb though!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was mediocre and overpriced for the quality

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JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Great meal and friendly service. Only criticism is that service can be on the slow side, even before the place fills up and they are really busy.

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LO
London
49 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely good quality food

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