Mercato Ristorante

4.6
855 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Welcome to Mercato Ristorante & Bar! Born in Italy, served in West Chester. The Giannaccari's again draw from authentic recipes for their latest bar-and-restaurant concept, where the exceptional house-made mozzarella and ricotta, brick-oven Neapolitan pizzas and hand-rolled pastas have customers loyal to their brand for last 25 years. The vibe is sleek, with its industrial-meets-rustic accents. The caged pendant lights, vintage barn hooks and tiled white oak are all trendy without appearing too ostentatious.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 855 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing waitress!

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JensonA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Appetizers were great, so too the entrees . Would have been nice if they offered bread for the table. Also, wait staff seemed a bit busy around the 2 PM hour to provide the check timely. Otherwise, this is a great spot to grab a bite with friends al fresco.

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DeniseM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We have been to Mercato many times. Our server was delightful but overworked. Waited 15 minutes for our drinks, 15 minutes for silverware. Two of us had the fish special dover sole and risotto. The fish was overcooked, risotto was dry. We were so disappointed. I will not be going back anytime soon.

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ErinF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I enjoyed a beautiful dinner outside at Mercato. Our server, Home, was very attentive and had excellent recommendations.

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Jill
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was pretty good. Alessandro was super nice. For an upscale italian place, a little bread for the table would have been nice.

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MichaelS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Noisy and chilly inside. Service was unremarkable. Chicken in the entre salad was overcooked. We were seated quickly and it was easy to make a reservation for Mother's Day on OpenTable.

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vipJaniceM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

First time we went was in the Fall, food/service was ok. 2nd time at Mercado and I'll never go back. Our waitress was terrible. Sadly, it wasn't the Mother's Day dinner I was so looking forward to. We arrived on time at 6:15 outdoor seating reservation. Asked hostess to turn on outside heater. Her reply, "your server will do it" walks away. Another waitress turns it on, our waitress arrives 15 minutes later, very slow talking and seemed annoyed. We ordered 2 drinks and an appetizer. Clams casino arrives immediately. Drinks another 10 minutes. We sat for 25 minutes no drink. She arrives with drinks, we put in our entree order, husband had questions about Lobster Ravioli she clarifies, it's a cream sauce. My caesar salad arrives, we wanted to add 2 more drinks to order she didn't pause to see if we needed anything and runs back inside. We wait...and wait. Finally, my husband gets up, goes inside asks hostess for 2 drinks. Waitress comes out empty handed. It's now 7pm. Waitress says, "what do you guys want?" Shocked, my husband says, "well I asked your friend in there for our drinks, I couldn't find you." She raises her voice, "SHE'S NOT MY FRIEND!" At this point we are wondering if she's on drugs or something. Drinks come out 10 minutes later. We wait for ANOTHER 30 minutes for our entrees. They arrive at 7:35! She drops my veal in front of my husband, I say, "oop wait that's mine" she drops it in front of me. Drops my husband's dinner in from of him and it's not Lobster Ravioli. We say,"wait we ordered LR." "Oh, you did? oh ok" Husband replies, "if you have to make the whole thing because this plate is not a mix up I'm not sure if we are going to stay much longer." She replies, "Of course they have to make it!" Walks inside. I put fork into my dinner, it's cold and gravy has congealed. She comes out at 7:45 with his dinner, drops it in front of him. We decided her attitude was enough and say the service has been horrible we are done.

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Russia
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice setting, delicious food, polite and professional staff. I will be back to try the rest of their manure menu.

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vipAM1515
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mercato is one of our go to restaurants in the borough. The staff is always very friendly and accomodating and the food is just amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion :-)

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D333
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was there for Mothers Day, so the service was slow - but the food was really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food, drink and atmosphere were very good. Service and kitchen were slow but it was Mother’s Day.

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StephanieL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is the second time we've been to Mercado in that past 6 months and I'm not sure we would return. The tables are extremely close together and the menu is limited. The front of house staff was less than accommodating and definitely not the type of "fine dining" experience that their price point would suggest. We came for Mother's Day brunch but found that we get a better breakfast/lunch at our local dinner.

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Bill
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our dining experience at Mercarto on a busy night.
We will be back.

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AndrewS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was spot on. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

We had an outside reservation for a friend’s bday. It was chilly and our heater wasn’t lit. Our waiter was quite busy and very affable and good. Unfortunately — it fell to him to deal with in between serving and he wasn’t very well supported as the restaurant had him bringing a propane tank out to get the heat lamp going. That wasn’t the problem and it never worked. The disappointment and less than five stars come from no management or anyone coming out to either deal with the heater nor offering us a move to a warmer table. We moved ourselves and our plates and drinks at the end of our dinner and I called the restaurant at that point to let them know, of course they said no problem. It’s a nice restaurant with a decent menu. Unfortunately the house management on this night was not clicking.

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vipRodL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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vipTheresaS
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was great

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Patty
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant provides everything you need. Amazing food, great service
With a great location. We have been there 3 times now and it just gets better.

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new2WC
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mercato truly disappoints! I DO need to branch out on their menu however.... I ALWAYS ORDER the beets and narrates salad for lunch, it's outstanding!!!

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vipGregC
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Short handed with wait staff. A bit slow to be served but ended up ok

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Tess
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Dann
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Apps were good. Seafood was a little fishy and noise was too loud for a date night.

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vipanthony
Philadelphia
218 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times. Food and service are always good. Food is authentic. Pappardelle bolognese is great. House wine - super tuscan - a great buy. Will most certainly be back.

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AlronM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Wanted to sit outside but the weather didn’t permit. Took some time to be seated.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 of us are here for a business meeting. We are outside. Great weather. Good food. Excellent wait staff. It’s not cheap but it’s an excellent value considering the quality and overall experience. Will be back many times.

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BrianL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is authentic and fantastic. Would recommend this to everyone.

JM
JenniferM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was really good. Our waiter was respectful and good, the staff seemed to have too many tables the night we were there. Our service was very slow. 1 hour into our dinner we asked if we could have our entrée brought out to us after having our appetizer for 30 minutes. We asked for a refill on drinks and it never made it out.

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vipCharityH
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The meatball sandwich I ordered was AMAZING!!!!

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MIch
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The vegetables were delicious. The pizza was atrocious. The crust was terrible and was burned. The sauce was tasteless. The cheese was tasteless. It came to the table lukewarm. Our server was absolutely lovely.

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LisaK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Not enough heaters for evening spring outdoor dining. Great apps- Arancini is outstanding, clams casino deliciously spicy. Main course: the veal is mouthwatering!

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reneeC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a great view of kitchen, where all the cooks wore their masks like chin diapers. It was very loud. Food was good except for dessert. I had a chocolate mousse which was thick like ice cream and extremely grainy with sugar. Also my strawberry mojito was very low on the strawberries, tasted like straight up rum.

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CarolynL
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We were excited to eat out this past weekend but when we arrived at the restaurant, it was fully packed! I felt extremely uncomfortable as we were seated , my chair back butt up against the person's chair behind me-no social distancing going on in the entire restaurant. We have dined here before so I noticed that all the tables were in play and there was no 6' apart going on. Noise level was pretty unbearable, I found myself shouting at my husband who was literally sitting across the table from me. We won't be going back any time soon:(

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful experience! Our entrees took a little long to get out to us but our server was attentive and consistently checked in us while we waited. The food was delicious and overall it was a fun atmosphere!

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MarkV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere!

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NicoleL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Devon was great and so were the food and drinks! Look forward to returning again!

JS
JoeS
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, large portions, service attentive. Place was crazy busy so we were seated in the basement , which was fine. The restaurant was recommended to us and did not disappoint, EXCEPT that the food was as very salty, but that is a personal preference

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Christi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Overall we had a nice meal at Mercado. I am unsure about the 75 minute time limit policy. I think that is a little excessive. I understand you’re trying to do it because of covid, but every table was sat at and I don’t understand what the rush to move people along when they’re going out to dinner. Our server was new, but she was very rude and rushing us along. I haven’t seen my sister in over a year and so we wanted to catch up but the whole time we felt completely rushed by the server. And as the night went on she just got more agitated with us and I just felt so uncomfortable. I made a reservation when I got there for another evening in May but after our experience with the time situation I’m probably gonna cancel it.

We loved the food & drinks.

MM
vipMomMom
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at MERCADO but won’t be our last! Fresh ingredients, delicious Caesar salad, calamari, and tuna tartare. Spaghetti with meatball perfectly cooked, chicken parmigiana was huge! Everything was served hot. Service was excellent and very attentive. I hope to go back soon!!

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Dolores
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Overall it was a great night Service was great, it was a little noisy and hard to hear the people at your table and the dessert was excellent.

ME
MELISSAC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress was wonderful, helpful and friendly. The food was very delicious. We will definitely return.

FAQs

Mercato Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 701-6326.

Mercato Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 855 OpenTable diners.

Mercato Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thegiftcardcafe.com/cart/select.php.

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.