Mercato Ristorante

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$30 and under
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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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What 567 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

As always the food is amazing but with an 8:30pm reservation, we waited well over an hour to be seated. We didn’t even get a table but rather a bar top opened up that we took.

SM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Over booked!

C
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Noise level was pretty high. We had a 630 reservation, we were not seated until around 745 , which was a significant disappointment.

JL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for an early Sunday dinner to celebrate a birthday. Service was very attentive and food was excellent. Our group had everything from a delicious steak special to seafood to classic Italian. Drinks were very good. This is our third visit to Mercato and I’ll definitely go back again.

MM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience1

So noisy couldn’t carry on a conversation. Fodd pretty good as well as service but won’t be going back

J
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was fantastic as a server and the food was fantastic. We loved it. We will be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food

AW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! As always!

LD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, quiet for Sunday lunch. No bread available at lunch time for my pasta eating dining partner. Appetizers were good, lobster ravioli good.. specialty pizza was tasty but the crust was not crisp. Lunch salad was bland and did not live up to its menu description.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Mercato many times and have never had a bad meal. Everything is fresh and has lots of flavor

s
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Alexandra our server and the manager could not have been nicer. The drinks were stellar but I wish the food had been better. The French toast was raw the first time around and I requested it be remade and the second time around, it was burnt badly and was simply inedible. They did take the item off the bill but the food should have been executed better. My wife ordered the Benedict which was a disappointment as well. The English muffin was not toasted, the eggs underdone and the bernaise was in its most watered down version devoid of any flavor. The home fries were raw and not cooked through when I had specifically asked for them to be well done. The menu looks good but execution is still a pipe dream. We will venture again to give the restaurant one more try for dinner but not for brunch as clearly they don’t seem to be have trained folks running the kitchen for brunch. 5 for service 0 on food and sadly you go out to eat so good service with terrible food just doesn’t cut it.

JJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have brought friends here a number of times and always receive good feedback.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Great service all evening. Had trouble with making reservation. When I called to reserve 6 people for 6:30, they still reserved table for 2. I saw on the opentable amount of people was wrong ,still for 2, and called second time to correct the number of people. They said no time for 6:30 for 6 people but 6:15 or 6:45 would work. I scheduled time for 6:45 but the table was ready at 6:30 when we arrived and we were seated. Why aggrevate me when I’m making a reservation on phone only to get the time I wanted when I arrived?

H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mercato is my favorite! Food is always prepared well, servers are well informed, professional and friendly.

p
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we LOVED it!!

BP
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice night out at mercato with a great food selection & service. Will definitely be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best meal of our lives! Keep the vday menu all year around <3

MK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The food was extremely less proportion sizes. Service was not friendly or good at all. F

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thomas did a great job, very friendly. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was pleasantly intimate.

CN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great Ristorante! I took my wife for Valentine's Day at the recommendation of a friend and it was TERRIFIC. I highly recommend the Paccheri Napoletani and the Mascarpone Crostini. Delicious!

S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with friends or family.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a nice time at Mercato. The food was delish! Our waiter, Ben, was outstanding. The noise level was pretty high. It was a nice evening. Would definitely go back again!

JN
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food and really good service. One of our favorites in the area.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went for an evening out with 3 of us on Saturday. Two things I noticed. One is every time we go there, they seem to want to rush us out. We aren’t there to eat and run. This isn’t a cafeteria. We are there to hang out and enjoy the place, the food and each other. We waited an hour to get seated and then they took our order and the food was there in 10 minutes. Obviously the food was precooked.
Second, I asked if I could substitute spinach for the mixed vegetables on my meal. The waiter said they don’t substitute on weekends because it’s too busy. I’ve eaten there and many other places many times before and no one has ever said I couldn’t substitute a vegetable. They said I had to purchase separately. The cost for the spinach as a side order was $8. I didn’t order it and had to accept the vegetable that came with the meal even though I don’t like beans. Therefore I’m not planning to go back anytime soon. Very sad because their food is pretty good but there are other better restaurants in West Chester that let you substitute vegetables on their menu.

MD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great, service was excellent but food came out very quickly. It was hot and tasty. Very noisy restaurant.

MP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun spot for get-together. Broad menu and quicl service.

CS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with good daily specials and A+ service.

VM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Was craving a cheese board and I think I was looking for more of a variety of cheeses, like a soft cheese, and something with a peppercorn flavor, or truffle or something overall uncommon. The sides were nice, and we had the tuna tartare. I think it needed more ginger soy sauce but that’s personal opinion. Our server was great! Left ya alone to talk and drink and nosh. He wasn’t ever concerned about us being the last in the dining room at 9pm. We ordered dessert to go and he was really independent and non intrusive. Next time I will try an entree or pizza. The long hot martini was fab, and my friend liked her lemon drop martini. Thank you!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great energy, welcoming staff. The food and cocktails were delicious :)

YE
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always yummy. It’s cozy and the service is very good. The noisy level is distracting for having conversation.

C
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner choices, specials, great service can’t wait to go back and try something else

B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing Italian food and appropriate portions, which is nice. It was very crowded (dining & bar) on a Friday night and rather noisy, we made a reservation and only had to wait about 5 minutes. Very nice inside, great friendly service.

J
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun restaurant. Busy bar scene Great food and very good service

r
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED Tom. Great service, incredible food, definitely will return!

GF
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch on Sunday, not crowded at all and had a wonderful meal with family. Tried the grilled calamari which turned out to be outstanding. Everyone enjoyed their entree choices and with BYOB there was a good time had by all.

M
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great and our table was ready as promised - but it was extremely noisy and they really cram the tables in there. We felt it hard to carry on a conversation.....website images make it look a bit closer to fine dining, so was not as expected. We would go back for sure, but not for a dinner where we would want some quiet conversation.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Pipe burst and we didn’t even get seated on NYE.

CH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Dined on NYE and they didn’t have any bathrooms in working order. Didn’t front it when seated or mention it unless you had to use the restroom. Meal was fabulous although very loud inside.

T
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and incredible service. Our waitress was awesome. Phenomenal overall dining experience.