- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
sweet peas, pork belly, caramelized onions, buffalo mozzarella, organic egg, truffle oil
cannellini bean salad
petite lobster tail, lump crab meat, roasted corn, asparagus, cherry tomato, brandy cream sauce
Consistently our West Chester favorite. Deliciously prepared food, great service, yummy cocktails, perfect location. And be sure to try the Kennett Mushroom Crostini!
Food was pretty good but also pretty typical and similar to many other restaurants in West Chester. Ambience is great, particularly this time of year with the outdoor seating option.
Service on the other hand was abysmal. We arrived at 6:30 and did not leave until around 845 sImply because we had to fight to get the food server’s attention. She seemed to have too many tables and would disappear for a half an hour at a time, presumably helping tables on the inside of the restaurant. When she did finally serve us she wasn’t particularly helpful or friendly. (It was just my daughter and I and we only ordered two courses.) I’m a pretty easy grader when it comes to service and had the server just apologized and explained that they were very busy, that would’ve been fine. But there was none of that, and we barely even got a smile out of her. We had to practically beg her to take our order for our entrées. When we asked to do that we got a look that was either annoyance or confusion, in any case, it was not a pleasant experience for us at all. Usually, with borderline service I’ll give a restaurant another chance. But, this experience was so bad and turned what was supposed to be a rare opportunity for my daughter and I to enjoy a meal out together, to a stressful uncomfortable nightmare. I waited tables in college a long time ago so I know what it takes to give good service. I also know it’s a hard job but if you are friendly and engaging with your customers it is pretty easy to make most customers happy. The fact that Mercato would hire someone like this and not train them appropriately or vent them appropriately is enough for me to be done with them . Definitely won’t be back.
Our waitress was very nice, but it took a long time for our food to come out and it was cold. We sent back to reheat but it didn’t taste good. Very disappointed we will not be back!
Birthday dinner - was in reservation but never acknowledged. We were seated and waited more than 10 minutes before the server acknowledged our table and that was only after we informed the hostess that no one had come to our table.
I have had great experiences until this dinner. Service was way off - slow, unresponsive, and curt. My fish and risotto were over cooked and bland. We have loved it here in the past so will go again - but it was a very different experience this time.
The food was very good, especially the beet and burrata salad. Our server was wonderful and the outside dining atmosphere was very nice.
Courtney was great as our server. Wonderful time with wife and family.
We enjoyed outside dining at Mercato even though you are seated on the street. The service was very good. The fish was delicious.
Our waitress was amazing and food was delicious! But noisy outside.
Food was delicious! Service was great. It was pretty noisy downstairs.
Food is always amazing and the service is also excellent!
Wonderful date night with delicious food and service!
Fantastic value, great service from server Charlotte and really good food. Bravo!!
Service a little slow!
Went out for a birthday celebration and had an amazing time!! Our server Charolette was so sweet and kind! Food was amazing, we had our favorites, the lobster ravioli and the capellini positano. Can't wait to come back!
Slowest service ever, burnt food, weird wait staff
Another delicious meal from Mercado. The cocktails, appetizers, and entrees were all prepared perfectly and delivered fresh! The Kennett Square Crostini is sooooo off the charts good! Great service as well. Highly recommend!
Understaffed but excellent food
Unfortunately, they are understaffed. This was reflected in the service. Our party of four had two pasta dishes, fish entrée and a burger. The burger was requested at medium temp but served well done. The other meals were good. Sitting outdoors in West Chester on a nice day made the experience better.
Food was amazing. Prices were good. Restaurant was so loud we couldn’t hear the waiter. But I will definitely be back.
Great food and atmosphere.
Clams casino were amazing.
Food was very good and you can see the kitchen clearly. Service level was okay. Took a while to just to bring a beer, but could see the wait staff fooling around in a backroom. Host staff seating us weren't very friendly. Pretty noisy with music playing and didn't match the dim light vibe. Very good food but overall feels like an overrated place from what I had heard.
Crowded and noisy Food delicious
Good food, but very expensive. The portions were moderate. The noise level makes is very challenging to engage in a conversation.
Great service Great food!
1st visit service and food very good. Would recommend to friends
It was a lovely experience. We would go again. Thanks.
Devon provided excellent service -- Always a great meal!
We dined here for a graduation dinner and it was the perfect place. The combination of great food, great service and great ambiance made for a memorable dinner. The food was fresh, delicious, and served with great presentation. Wonderful for a special occasion meal.
Everything was great except our server missed one item on the order and had to bring it late.
Service was a bit slow but it was a Friday night so that was to be expected. Food was great
Celebrated my daughter’s birthday and it was lovely!
I have made reservations for outdoor sitting at 8pm. I had to wait 30 min to be sited.
For next 35 min, till 9.05, server was not there. So we had to leave with no food as it was getting late.
Waited 90 minutes after ordering. No one said boo. 6:30 reso. Left at 9:45. Have had a great experience before so hope it was just a bad night.
Food was excellent. Highly recommend.
Food is scrumptious.
I would give this place 0 stars if possible. We waited 30 minutes before finally leaving because we only had drinks (which were terrible & rejected) at that point
Great food and amazing waitress!
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.
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.
Mercato Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 701-6326.
Mercato Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 893 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.