Mercato Ristorante

4.3
969 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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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 969 people are saying
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KristenL
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire dining experience last night at Mercato was great. The server, the food and the ambience! Will definitely be back again.

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DedeC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent.
Waiter very nice and gave great service.

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Fabdiner
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and tables were spaced a good distance apart from each other.

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vipScl904
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and great service !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

It was an unusual dining experience. We were not sure what was happening but the service was extremely slow. We waited over an hour after we sat down to be served 2 drinks and an ice tea. The wait person was very inattentive. My husband had to get up and look for him to take our order.
We ordered 2 appetizers and they arrived in a timely fashion. Our dinner order took a very long time. Other diners arrived , we served and eating before we had our beverages. My Tuscan salad arrived at the table first and the other 2 entrees came 20 minutes later.
It was a slow Tuesday evening, so we couldn’t figure out where the issue was. We finally finished at 10pm. Not an ideal weeknight out

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NoraW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a date night and ate at an outside table. Service was good and food was great. I had the halibut special with mango salsa, mashed potatoes, and grilled asparagus. The flavors all blended well. Overall a great experience.

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TimothyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

it was nice. we sat outdoors , comfortably away from others. the food was very good , but a little pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Everything was ok and

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KatH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and nice setting. Always enjoy our time

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. A favorite restaurant of ours.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was great! Service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tuna tartar is a must!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had reservations but seated at a small bar table next to the pizza oven. The heat became overwhelming considering The air conditioner was on, and we were in the mix of the servers coming around the corner so we could not get up without bumping into the staff. We ordered the Artisan charcuterie board, which the waitress could not pronounce. Let alone come over and identify the meat. We assumed it was salami, bologna and prosciutto served with provolone and blue cheese. I don’t know because waitress never checked on us. My husband ordered the Diablo special which turned out to be spaghetti with oversize noodles. We thought they were lasagna noodles they were so big. There was no pepper flakes and we think there were chunks of ham or bacon in it, again not sure because the waitress just never checked on us. We asked for lobster ravioli to go and she never brought it out and forgot about our order. I ordered the Mercato sangria which I think was cranberry water. Unfortunately this was our anniversary dinner And first time here, we will never go back.

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vipJoJo
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We had family visiting from out of town and were excited to take them to our favorite restaurant in West Chester. I’ve been coming here for 6 years and have celebrated many special occasions here; New Year’s Eve dinners, engagement lunch, birthday dinners and have always enjoyed thoroughly. Last night we ordered the Grilled Calamari because it’s our favorite appetizer and it was terrible. We didn’t eat it, the waitress checked with the kitchen and evidently it’s a supply issue which I do understand during this pandemic. However, it was not taken off the bill; and really just set the tone for our dinner. She said other people have complained about it too. Why not remove it temporarily from the menu rather than disappoint customers? Our entrees were fine, nothing special and when the waitress delivered our check she did not say a word and just dropped it off at the table. I’m still kind of shocked we were at Mercato and this happened, but sadly I have no plan of returning anytime soon. There are so many other great choices in west Chester and we are sad we took our company here and had this experience.

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fhzu
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience1

It was loud. It took 30 minutes for our waitress to take our drink order. The food was not prepared well. I enjoyed spending time with the people I was with - but I will not be returning. There has to be better restaurants in West Chester.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great! Sat outside so noise level better than inside. Delicious

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WilliamM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went for our anniversary. Kris was our server and he was fantastic and fun. The food was excellent. We’ll be back, again!

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LauraF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside under the lights and enjoyed a delicious meal! We both ordered the specials and the food was outstanding—no complaints!

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DanaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was good! We went early since we were seeing a show in town. The food was very good and so were the cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Strip steak special was amazing!

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Megan
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Italian restaurants! The food, drinks, and service has always been amazing!

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vipWestChesterfoody
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We have been long time diners at Mercato and have always enjoyed the good consistent food coming out of the kitchen and the great servers (pre-pandemic) Last night's dinner was a whole experience was a disappointment. Server was pleasant, but extremely hurried and probably stretched too thin. Food runners coming out aimlessly with food going table to table looking to match food to the right diners - all night long. Our favorite appetizer the grilled calamari with white beans was was off - no flavor on the calamari - and the beans (normally room temp) came out blazing hot. Caesar salad was tasteless, did they forget the dressing? asked for more and it tasted like mayo! huh? Inedible salad. Told our waitress - she just shrugged.
Thank goodness dinner specials were delicious and plentiful portions - a veal dish with seafood and a halibut fish special. We has 3 cocktails total - nothing spectacular (small drinks) For $165. for 2 people. I can think of a lot of other places to spend those dining dollars. Will think twice about returning to this once favored place.

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vipNish
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our outdoor table, service was awesome. The food was tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Unlike in past visits, the service and food quality were disjointed and lacking.

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MattT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Upon walking up to Mercato it looked beautiful with the cafe lights in the outdoor seating area. We had a reservation and were seated right away but waited over 15 mins before our waiter came over for our drink orders. He was a nice young guy but seemed frazzled. We placed our orders and two out of 4 of them came out wrong. My husband ordered veal piccata and got chicken piccata. I ordered the filet, medium with extra vegetables, no potatoes. I received a well-done steak with a huge amount of mashed potatoes and 4 sprigs of asparagus. Our waiter was very apologetic and offered to resubmit our orders but it would have taken too long and the couple we were with would have been on to dessert by the time the corrected entrees arrived. He was doing his best, but he was given too many parties to attend to. I understand places are having a difficult time with staffing, so we just let it go and enjoyed ourselves. Even with the goofs, I loved the ambiance and would be willing to give them another chance.

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MattN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service..good atmosphere and 3 of the 4 meals were good… I had the Homemade Lasagna which unfortunately was cold in the middle and had to go back.. Personally if food is returned I’d have expected a new meal however, I got the same dish back which had obviously gone back into the oven (I assume it wasn’t a microwave). I’d still recommend Mercato I think I just got a little unlucky on the choice of meal that night

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MoreIPAplease
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent appetizer, entree and dessert. Scallops special and halibut special were both great and my wife and I were very full. But we still had dessert - cheesecake and allogratto(?) were delicious. The portions were perfect. The outdoor sidewalk dining was really nice and might be the best in WC, even with the motorcycle dude blasting his crappy bike a half block away and the loud bachelorette party waiting for their Uber that finally left all of us in peace. The staff were all great and we will come back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was much better than average! I wasn’t crazy about watching the wait staff work. I was seated so that I could see, in part, the cooking and the staff standing waiting for orders to come up. It didn’t effect all the good the restaurant had to offer, but just could have done without it!

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AprilS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, cocktail and service! Wonderful experience!

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KatieS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been to mercato many times amd always hesitant because while the food is good I haven’t had the best service.
Last night Alex was our server.
She was very friendly and attentive. Def a two thumbs up for service with a smile.
We got a special salad and the special fish- both were delicious.
The one downside was the card zooming by loudly and at high speeds.

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MAO2RSO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good / tasty food. Get there early and enjoy!

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vipGregWestChesterPA
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food mostly tasted good. Fettuccini Alfredo was delicious yet not very hot. Mascarpone crostini still one of the best appetizers around. A few misses impacted the score.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks & service!

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vipJOHN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Waited over an hour for our first appetizer. Horrible service. Waiter forgot to put our order in and then gave us a very bad excuse to make up for it. Manager did nothing for us. Will not be going back there

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Chardinay91
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great attentive service. Food was hot and the salad special was amazing! Love the hot & dirty martini!!

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vipsmitty
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Nice setting in downtown West Chester. A favorite.

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Mary
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Used to be such a nice place for a great dinner. Our drinks came out after we asked about them again when our appetizer was being cleaned up abs our dinner food took an hour to come out and our child’s meal was missing. Our server barely came to our table and never checked in. Very disappointed. We had a reservation for outside and were told they were running 25 minutes behind for outside when we arrived which we said was no problem and we would be inside, however that was probably a mistake since we were forgotten about all night.

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Wchesterfoodie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service needs some work. Waitress had to be asked twice if there were appetizer/dinner specials while I overheard other staff reciting said offerings.

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was mostly tasteless. For the prices being charged, we expected a significant step up from Olive Garden. What we got was worse. Waitstaff was friendly and the cocktails were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner. Our server Chris was great.

FAQs

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

Mercato Ristorante is rated 4.3 stars by 969 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.