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About Mercato - Mission

The Mercato in Mission brings the gourmet Italian culture to Calgary. Guests can come in for lunch or head in for dinner and wine for a romantic evening or just to enjoy time with the family. Both the lunch and dinner options are served family style, which means there is plenty to share with others in the group.

Mercato in Mission serves an extensive antipasti menu that includes bruschetta, carpaccio, polpo and cozze. Diners can choose from the insalata options or go right to the entrées. Mercato in Mission main dishes include traditional favorites like gnocchi, tagliatelle and gigli. Make sure to try something new, like the pollo, spade or bistecca for interesting flavor combinations.

2224 4th St SW
Calgary, AB T2S 1W9
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(403) 263-5535

Website:
http://www.mercatogourmet.com/main.html

Mercato - Mission Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.1

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

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Energetic

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (1110)
Neighborhood Gem (876)
Special Occasion (717)
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Hot Spot (710)
Good for Groups (525)
Notable Wine List (509)
Great for Lunch (460)
Romantic (275)
Great for Outdoor Dining (115)
Vibrant Bar Scene (102)
Late-night Find (83)
Great for Brunch (51)
Kid-friendly (50)
Scenic View (22)
Authentic (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We were unable to get a reservation so we sat at the bar where you have the same menu options as the restaurant. The atmosphere was great.

The restaurant has been family owned for 40 years and all were there. Everything was great except for the service, it took 45 minutes to get two pasta dishes. Great place but one star for major service failure.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2015

1st time was a lunch with a group of 4 and 2nd time was a dinner date with the gf. All the portions are huge and perfect for sharing (and for getting well fed) the steak is legendary (had it with the mushrooms and they are delicious!) and the appetizers are amazing! Worth every penny!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 15, 2015

We love Mercato...when we can get in. Our youngest daughter identified Mercato in Mission as the place she wanted to dine for her 15th birthday. We wanted to ensure we got in, so we made a reservation. The meal did not disappoint.
The food was delicious. Fresh ingredients, timely service...the food came hot and tasty, but did not come to us fast or rushed. We took our time and ate a 4 course meal that was very memorable. And our waiter, Dino, from Dublin, Ireland was fantastic.
But don't try to get in without a reservation. This place has been there for years and is still busy ALL the time. A real gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 4, 2015

The menu was difficult to understand. We are on a low-carb diet and we ended up ordering pasta thinking it was something else. The pasta dish was only average. We then ordered the rib steak, waiter told us to order it medium rare, it came blue, they then finished cooking it. It was too large for us to eat, There was a large rib that we had not touched. Plus it took so long we had to leave, so we asked to take it with us. They brought us someone else's leftovers not ours, so I just through it away. Chairs were uncomfortable, the tables so close you could hear the next table chew. Our waiter was not attentive, really a lousy and expensive experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 3, 2015

First visit here for lunch. Deli always looks inviting! Found the food to be mediocre, overpriced for what you get. Much better options in Calgary these days.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 31, 2015

I liked the atmosphere of this place. Clean, well decorated, with smart floor plan and many tables available for customers. We had a brunch and our server Lauren was very helpful and friendly to ensure we made a right choice when selecting and combining our dishes. Pasta was superb! Bistecca was incredibly juicy and scrumptious. And chicken liver as an appetizer met our expectations! We will be back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 31, 2015

As usual an excellent meal which we enjoyed family style with shared courses .

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 28, 2015

I have traveler a great deal and enjoyed many a fine meal however I have never been served by someone like Brady. He made a special night with someone an epic experience that will never be forgotten.

Haha, I almost forgot the food was equally as amazing as the service, truly great dining experience.

Thank you so much for the evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 25, 2015

Our family went there to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We quite liked where we sat - service was great, our server was very attentive. The lamb dish was really very good. We were in an out in an hour.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 23, 2015

Definitely recommend making a reservation at the kitchen bar! Where you can watch chefs cook in an open kitchen.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2015

The Caprese salad is amazing....not like any other caprese salad. Wish there was more table seating instead of bar seating though.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 19, 2015

Took my parents to Mercato this week and everything was perfect. The server picked the right wine for my parents on their preference and recommended the rib steak to share with a couple sides. Was absolutely an amazing dish and we left very impressed.

The only feedback I have is that the tables should be upgraded - ours were wobbly which was a bit annoying.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 17, 2015

I must learn to order the bistecca as a first course so I am not so full when it arrives! The bruscetta and caprese salad were excellent. Then we had a pasta course, both were good but neither exceptional. Finally the bistecca. At that point bistecca for 2 fed 4!

Another great evening!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 10, 2015

We love Mercato. It never fails for food and the service is phenomenal. The servers go above and beyond and are extremely knowledgeable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 9, 2015

From the moment we arrived as newbies we felt comfortable and Laura our server was so helpful in explaining the amounts of food for each family style item on their diverse menu. Foccacia with olive oil and balsamic and a small bowl of two types of olives made for a great start. Mussells to die for and the best pasta and sauce we've have had in Calgary. What a delightful dining experience. Got a healthy appetite and enjoy good food? This is a can't miss!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 4, 2015

It's been a while, but we had a fabulous lunch on Sunday. 3 courses to share - perfect. And thank you Mercato for at last putting the salt on the side!!! Excellent. Cannot wait to come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 3, 2015

For family style sharing. The bistecta is excellent.

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 28, 2015

Always fantastic and reliable place to take clients

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 27, 2015

Mercato is great - went for a family member's birthday celebration. Unfortunately, the birthday person is also a diabetic, and not having any sugar-free options other than water did put a bit of a damper on things (we were told the sparkling water is also sweetened, which seems odd to me - so still water it was for most). Not a terrible thing, just good to know for next time. We had to ask a couple of times to have a jug left behind, which is odd. The food was fabulous - the antipasti platter to start is great for groups with diverse tastes...

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Enjoyed the dining experience common in Italian restaurants now of sharing all ordered items with the whole dining party. Great bruschetta - 3 different kinds. Gnocchi was excellent as was the halibut. Each order was enough to share with 4 diners.
Love the idea of the accompanying market, although it was closed for the day when we were there. Will go back to check it out!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 18, 2015

Linguine is delicious - mushrooms are to die for

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 14, 2015

My wife and I had a date at Mercato. Everything was fantastic! Only thing we'd change is to have our pasta served after the soup and not at the same time - just to give us enough time to enjoy a hot plate.

Thanks

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 13, 2015

Great place with great food!!!! Worth every penny!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 11, 2015

The pasta dish ( the one with the lobster) was way too salty, but the lamb & the bisteca were AMAZING!!!
Will definitely go back for that lamb & will try a different kind of pasta.
The service was okay overall. Had to wait a while for the water & wine :s

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 9, 2015

Everytime my parents visit me, we have to go there. We love Mercato, food is high quality and the service is great.
Nothing negative to say

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on September 6, 2015

This was the second time I have shown up for a reservation made on Open Table where Mercato did not have the reservation. I had the confirmation with me on my iPhone. They did seat us at the bar to begin with, then moved us to a table once one came available. Service at the bar was poor. Service at our table was excellent, as was the food as always.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 6, 2015

First off the restaurant was very warm and uncomfortable. We were a party of eight and one of the couple's received their entrée about 20 minutes before the rest of us. It was steak and was quite good . The rest of the party waited 20 minutes for their entrée the vegetables came first 10 minutes before the entrée, the asparagus was under cooked, the green beans were excellent. The lamb finally came and it was average at best and was rubbery. Overall the experience was not good. We are long time customers of Mercato's but it will be some time before we will be back.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 1, 2015

My partner and I went to Mission restaurant for the cerebration of our first anniversary. We saw some really good reviews and wanted to check it out. I booked a table for two online, very easily, and received a call the day before to confirm the reservation. Arriving at the restaurant we were taken to our table. They have selected a table for us inside, and as we noticed the ambient sound was a little too loud, we asked if we could take one of the free tables we have seen on their patio. We were moved without hesitation. The food was great, good size dishes and reasonable price. We were even served by a really nice guy, who made sure we understood the menu and also gave some plate-combination suggestions to make sure we would not order too much food. We are recommending the restaurant to our friends and we are for sure going again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 21, 2015

Great Atmosphre, amazing food and wonderful service! How can you ask for more when you are meeting with clients and want the tone and setting to compliment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 18, 2015

Travelling into Calgary from out of town, I asked a local friend for a restaurant recommendation and Mercato was at the top of the list. I booked through Open Table fairly early as I heard the restaurant was popular. Someone from Mercato phoned the day ahead to confirm, even though it was long distance and I appreciated that. The three of us were seated at a long bar like table but did not have anyone directly beside us. The waiter, I hope I heard it right, Tim?, was awesome, explaining the concept of the restaurant and menu. We ordered the swordfish carpacchio which looked pretty with fennel, jalapeno and nuts, but was a little underwhelming for taste. Our main was the Beef Steak(much larger than a single serving), the house made daily pasta special and the wrapped asparagus. All were excellent but especially the beef which was perfectly seasoned and almost melted in your mouth. Our service was attentive and yet not invasive. Water and wine was kept topped up and our water checked in at different times to see how we were doing. When I first looked at the menu costs I wasn't sure how affordable it was but given the sharing concept, it worked out great. It's fun to see the open kitchen and given another opportunity to visit, I would request seating at the chef's counter. Just be aware that many of the tables are not traditional dining table seats and if you do not want to sit in a higher bar seat, make a mention of it at the time of booking. Great meal! Will try and go back next time I am in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 10, 2015

I requested a certain table and got it. Fish soup was great as always.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 7, 2015

The food is wonderful! A lovely patio to enjoy a long lunch with a friend. Our server was very attentive. One of my favourite lunch spots. A glass of pinot grigio to go with our choices of caprese, cannelloni and grilled asparagus. I especially enjoyed the asparagus. It was perfectly crisp, wrapped in prosciutto. We shared every dish so we would have room for dessert. I always finish up with the light, mellow and not overly sweet tiramisu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 27, 2015

Picking Mercato for my anniversary was an easy choice - it has great reviews! While the food did not disappoint, the service left us upset, frustrated, and put a damper on our celebrations.

Our waitress stopped by our table a total of 5 times over a 2.5 hour dinner. Once to fill up our water, once to take our drink and food order (at once), once to drop off the food, once to bring a knife to the table, once to bring the check.

We chose to order the lamb and was warned it would take 45 minutes to make - not a problem, but she didn't drop by once in that 45 minutes to see if we wanted a refill or more bread.

When the food arrived, I realized that the pesto had pine nuts and I had an allergy (this was my mistake, I forgot to mention). Trying not to be picky, I mentioned this to her, and said I can scrape the pesto off of the lamb. She proceeded to drop by with an extra knife; never came back while we dined to see 1) how the food was or 2) check to see if I was still breathing with my allergy.

Once we finished eating, she was very speedy to pack up our food and hand over the cheque - no dessert menu or refill was offered even then - and we would have purchased one of both.

As diners, we felt overlooked and an after-thought. The food was amazing, but unfortunately the hardwork of the kitchen was overshadowed by some very lackluster service at Mercato. We will not be returning.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 26, 2015

I love the quality that Mercato provides. Whether I go every week or once a year the quality of the food never changes. The food always is amazing and the service is top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 26, 2015

We go to mercato's every Sunday as an adult family who love food. We like mercato's because the food is great and it is less ostentatious than some of the restaurants that just try too hard to be hip and cool. Our staples are caprese salad, mussels and bistecca for entree, along with a different choice of pastas each week.

Service is a hit or a miss. Two weeks ago the service was amazing. Last week was a disaster. They must've been short staffed because it was one grump lady for the entire restaurant.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Saskatoon)·Dined on July 21, 2015

Was a great overall meal, food was great, waiter was awesome and energetic, noise level was very high but food made up for the atmosphere so would highly recommend to anyone for a great meal!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 19, 2015

Great, however I would replace all of the bar stools with chairs.
Remember when you make a reservation to ask for a table with CHAIRS, not bar stools.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 16, 2015

Metcato is a regular go to spot for me. Service and food are always great. Such was the case this time except for one thing: the artichoke. I love artichokes and the preparation on this one sounded good. It looked great with the leaves in a brown bag and the heart nicely grilled. But looks can be deceiving. The leaves were inedible. Pass on the artichoke and enjoy the caprese salad and a huge serving of rich pasta - both excellent.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 16, 2015

Had a very good Dining Experience the service was excellent . The wine list is extensive and decently priced for all tastes. Would recommend it for a quick once course meal with a friend or a special event that you have planned for all year.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 15, 2015

It was our first time at Mercato on recommendation from a friend and we LOVED it! Service and food were excellent. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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