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Il Mercato Ristorante

1595 Bedford Highway, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3M7, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
902-832-4531
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Ranked #28 of 598 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Dartmouth, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and the hostess was very gracious and seated us promptly. The service was very good. We both enjoyed appetizers. I had the garlic shrimp and my husband had the caesar salad. I found the garlic cream sauce on the shrimp very tasty however the shrimp were way over cooked. The salad was perfect,... More

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Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We dined at Il Mercato on a recent trip to Bedford. Good menu selection and the roasted vegetable salad is always a good appetizer choice (portion size is large enough to split). Server very good but it took a rather long time to be served the main course. When food arrived it was hot and enjoyable. A good choice of... More

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We dine here quite often and both the food and staff are great. The menu chances from time to time but the selection is good. Try the risotto balls and the Caesar salad for starters, the Wild Mushroom Ravioli and The Chicken lasagna are my favorites.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Delicious food. Lots of choices. Best mussels in city! Pork tenderloin first choice and haddock second. I would say there is nothing i have tried thst was not delicious. Service great. Prices good.

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Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food and service! Pizza is outstanding! Always get the same quality of food and service for every visit.

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Halifax
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've been here a few times for lunch and found the service to be very good and attentive. The food has never been less than very good. The cost of the meal is in keeping with the quality of the food and the service. The ambience is probably better at night when the large parking lot below would not be... More

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Halifax
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

After making a reservation a week prior to going there, we were sitted in a heavy traffic area next to the bar and the exit (packed with people lining up to get in), so no privacy... Service was very slow, our waitress did not seem to care much and kept disappearing for long periods of time, dirty dishes were sitting... More

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Kirkland, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I have taken a number of colleagues and customers to this restaurant since discovering it about a year ago. The decor and ambiance are wonderful and the service has always been top notch! I consider the food as good as any other Italian restaurant I have ever been to all while being incredibly generous and affordable. I have never had... More

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Halifax, Canada
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287 reviews 287 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

You'll know by the wonderful smells when you arrive that you are in for a fabulous meal. I had the Classic Linguine Carbonara. I had had carbonara in Rome but this was very different. No cream so drier than I expected but fantastic. I preferred this version. The waitress told me that it is the recipe from the region of... More

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Good service, good food. Ravioli was good and for 15-16$, it is really affordable. Scallops appetizer was fresh. Negative point: Bread was a bit dry and dessert a bit expensive.

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