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Mercato Byob - Mercato, Philadelphia, PA
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Mercato

4.6
4.6
1620 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Mercato BYOB is a festive and modern Italian eatery that lets you bring your own drinks. A simple and to the point menu focuses on quality over quantity and features items like ricotta raviolo and a spicy crab bucatini with squid ink pasta.

The artisan cheeses and house-cured meats at Mercato BYOB are perfect for sharing and are paired with sauces and condiments like agrodolce and pickled white grapes. A whole grilled artichoke appetizer will undoubtedly turn you into the vegetable's biggest fan. Heavier dishes, like the Grilled Hanger Steak with yukon gold potato wedge, are equally impressive. Mercato BYOB opens at 4 p.m. The restaurant has a four course tasting menu that is ideal for groups.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 30 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 985-2962

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We are certain that as a team, we will leave a lasting impression with you and your special guests and will strive to meet your every need. At Mercato we offer a wide variety of menu items to satisfy every palate in addition to prices to fit any budget. All of our events are handled on a personal case by case basis, with the intent to reach your highest expectations. Email events@anni-restaurants.com

  • Private party facilities

    BRING A TASTE OF ITALY TO YOUR PRIVATE EVENT!

  • Private party contact

    Jenny Margaretta: (877) 594-1758

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Parking details

    There is meter parking throughout the area as well as a public lot on Spruce between 13th and Broad

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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What 1,620 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RG

    ReanaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Appetizers were delicious. The entres not so much. Bland and could use some color. Maybe cook a little bit more. The service was good. The servers were very nice and personable. However didn't come back to check on us after being seated. The space is very small so we opted for outdoor seating
  2. AM

    AlidaM

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant! Always delicious and great service!
  3. RB

    RachelB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Food and service were great! My only complaint was the restaurant was so noisy and the tables were packed in so tightly that it felt like we were dining with everyone at the tables around us. To no fault of Mercato, there was also EXTREMELY loud drilling and construction going on immediately next to the restaurant that would have been completely intolerable to those sitting outside dining.
  4. S

    Smashley

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Mercato with my friend for Restaurant Week. The food was so good! I felt so bad that the City decided to jackhammer right outside of the restaurant at 7pm at night, but the staff tried their best to still make it an enjoyable experience. If I were Mercato I’d raise holy hell with the folks who decided that dinner time was the right time to break up the street when their establishment is only open for dinner.
  5. CH

    CarolH

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant week menu. Food and service were excellent. First time here and will definitely be back.
  6. d

    docco

    Poconos

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Like many city restaurants, the tables are small and crowded together, but not a deal-breaker. Didn't know it was restaurant week, but prix fixe menu was delicious and reasonably priced. Staff was extremely friendly and attentive. Loved that it was BYOB. Would definitely be back when in the city again and highly recommend.
  7. O

    Otms

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Disappointing appetizers and entrees (veal, bucatini) for Restaurant week. Dessert was great and servers were very good.
  8. B

    Brendan

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites in Philadelphia. Warm and friendly service, great food, and welcoming ambiance. Highly recommend.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We came for Center city week. Everything was meticulous. The reason I didn’t give it 4 stars is that I wanted the Fig salad with a different cheese and the waiter said they couldn’t do it. I would have liked more tomatoes flavor in there bolognese sauce. Also the waiter didn’t tell us about the Blueberry panacota but I knew about it as he told another table. Otherwise food excellent and great service and outdoor seating
  10. d

    dbtomczak

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We recently moved to Center City, and took advantage of Center City District Restaurant Week to try Mercato. We sat outside, so I can't comment on the noise levels and ambiance inside. The service was excellent, from the staff's willingness to let us sit outside in impending rain, to the attentiveness of our server. The food was very good, and only missed "excellent" by a slightly overcooked veal cutlet. The restaurant is BYOB, but our server was quick to point out a nearby place where wine could be purchased, if we wanted. We will definitely eat there again.
  11. A

    Alyssa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was amazing and the service was even better! The BYOB concept is also so cool. A great night out!
  12. KM

    KenM

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service-
  13. AW

    AnthonyW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant with a definite neighborhood family feel and only a couple of blocks from the hustle and bustle of center city.
  14. C

    Cindyb

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about this place! The service was excellent, menu was well rounded and food was delicious. Also loved their artistic presentation.
  15. m

    marylouo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was excellent. Dan, our waiter was one of the best waiters we have the pleasure of experiencing. He is a treasure and made our meal a joy
  16. EH

    ElyseH

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality food and romantic environment….the ambiance was really nice with the windows open. Highly recommend for a date night! Don’t forget to BYOB!
  17. b

    byob211

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great start with Caesar salad and a huge pile of mussels. Awesome risotto carbonara with grilled corn straight from the cob. Finished with a raspberry sorbet and espresso. Plus our own byob Italian Rosso start to finish.
  18. T

    Tammyw

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. We shared two different appetizers and two entrees, and all were flawless. Will definitely return.
  19. JB

    JosephB

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service!
  20. W

    Whitney

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner/ girls night
  21. SY

    SYLVIAR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We sat outside on a very beautiful balmy evening. The food was outstanding. My only complaint is that the guy who answered the phone when we called to let them know we were stuck in traffic and might be a little late was quite rude. Also our server was less than attentive or welcoming. That was a turn off for me. But I will probably return because the food was so good and reasonably priced for the quality!
  22. o

    omercank

    New England

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and the service are both very, very good. It is extremely loud inside though. Like you have to literally scream to hear each other from 2-3ft away. They need to do something to control this noise issue.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Would love to go back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and new menu were great
  25. EH

    EmilyH

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good quiet dinner- tables are super close together but great food
  26. MB

    MicetroBru

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Waiter was nice. Special salad was too saturated with dressing and the special fish main course was dry, although the sauce was nice.
  27. PM

    PatrickM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome as usually except we like the way the artichoke used to be prepared. I don't like the breadcrumbs on the top. Too hard to eat
  28. GW

    GWS1

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall a decent experience, but entrees were lacking when it came to the details: crab pasta was under-flavored and sauce was too runny, while veal piccata was slightly overdone.
  29. LR

    LouiseR

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a wonderful long time BYOB that serves very authentic rustic Italian fare. We've been customers for all of their 17 years and will continue to visit when we're in center city! One of our regular go-to's!
  30. R

    Ricardo1635

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! We loved everything about it
  31. CC

    CenterCityPeople

    Philadelphia

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, dinner was fantastic. We took home leftovers which we we savor tonight.
  32. JB

    JoeB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic BYO spot in Philadelphia that has proven consistent for years. Top notch quality and consistency, every time. This is an asset to the Philly dining scene!
  33. L

    Lisarh

    Philadelphia

    97 reviews

    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So happy to be eating at Mercato again. The food was delicious as always. We sat outside which I am still happier with at this point in the pandemic.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, servers and ambience were great
  35. HE

    HeleneE

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal. Service is always wonderful, too. We always feel welcomed and appreciated. Big shout out to Anthony and staff.
  36. T

    Terry

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Not what it was once. Food quality and flavor lacking.
  37. B

    Bwall

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really wonderful service and the food was excellent. The fish if the day and pasta dishes were great. Our Server was helpful and attentive! Great experience
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was incredible and very attentive. The food is always on point. A favorite for any occasion.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  40. D

    Dana

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The last time we were at Mercato was pre-COVID, and it was outstanding. This time, it was just fine. We sat outside, which was nice but there was a surprising number of flies and other bugs.

FAQs

Mercato does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mercato also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 985-2962.

Mercato is rated 4.6 stars by 1620 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Mercato

1216 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is meter parking throughout the area as well as a public lot on Spruce between 13th and Broad

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    BYO Wine, Cafe, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 985-2962

  • Catering

    We are certain that as a team, we will leave a lasting impression with you and your special guests and will strive to meet your every need. At Mercato we offer a wide variety of menu items to satisfy every palate in addition to prices to fit any budget. All of our events are handled on a personal case by case basis, with the intent to reach your highest expectations. Email events@anni-restaurants.com

  • Private party facilities

    BRING A TASTE OF ITALY TO YOUR PRIVATE EVENT!

  • Private party contact

    Jenny Margaretta: (877) 594-1758

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