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Il Mercato Cafe & Wine Shop

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1454 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009-4617
954-457-3700
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Hallandale Beach - http://www.thrillist.com/eat/il-mercato-cafe-wine-shop

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Casual restaurant with good food & wine!

Went for dinner on a Friday night with friends. It's a small restaurant with a few tables indoors and a few outdoors. I highly suggest you make a reservation since tables get taken quickly. We called in a reservation in the morning. The food was delicious. My favorites were the truffle fries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Orange_U_Traveling
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Davie, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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New York
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stopped in here on a Friday night after just arriving in Florida. We were tired and starving and randomly picked somewhere to go on our way from the airport to the place we are staying. We sat at the bar (there were tables open, but the bar was inviting). We ordered a couple appetizers and the gnocchi. All were... More 

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Davie, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Went for dinner on a Friday night with friends. It's a small restaurant with a few tables indoors and a few outdoors. I highly suggest you make a reservation since tables get taken quickly. We called in a reservation in the morning. The food was delicious. My favorites were the truffle fries, gnocchi with beef, scallops, and dulce de leche... More 

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COLOMBIA
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346 reviews 346 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a small out of the way Italian restaurant with excellent food. The service was not too good yesterday . It is hidden behind a Publix supermarket and not very easy to find. They could use some refurbishing of the furniture. We had some delicious lamb chops.

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philadelphia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place is Italian only as a departure point. Unusual combinations and techniques borrowed from nearby cuisines work. Choice of half and full portions. Pleasant staff. Great wine selection.

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Toronto
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39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

There is nothing very compelling about the menu nor the location - hidden behind a Publix supermarket off Hallandale Beach Rd. The wine list is truly world class, but I suspect that most people wouldn't really realise that nor realise the excellent wine pricing. That said, the overall dining experience comes across very well. If you want a good casual... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

It's hard to find this hidden gem even if you live in the neighborhood and shop at nearby publix. It had been recommended by a co worker and met our friends who live in the neighborhood and they had no idea it existed. Crab cakes Dijionaise, Grilled Artichokes and Baked Brie with lingonberries were excellent starters. Lasagna with broccoli and... More 

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Miami
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We love discovering a place like this. Inside its warm and intimate and limited seating. The bar is a great place to have a quick bite and great wines. Staff is super professional, friendly and always offering the daily specials with an understanding of how the dishes are prepared. Chef and Owner Emily Finne makes the experience worth waiting for.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Michele is originally from Calabria and ran other Italian restaurants in North America before finally settling in Hallandale. You won't go wrong here. My wife and I have eaten here so many times that it is useless to try to pick out the dishes we prefer -- they are all good. We lived and worked in Italy for 20 years,... More 

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Miami, Florida
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

This cafe is a hidden gem, tucked up in a strip shopping center in the shadow of a Publix. Don't let the location fool you. The wine list is exceptional. The menu may seem limited but it reflects the chef's attention to quality and simple clean flavorful food. Because quantities are limited, substitutions aren't guaranteed. I was lucky that the... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

have been a few times and always leave with a smile on my face. The food was very good the schnitzel was cooked to perfection. Salad very good. I love the non commercial wine list. thought the prices were very reasonable. I even took a bottle of shiraz home and the was surprised with how reasonable the take out prices... More 

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Additional Information about Il Mercato Cafe & Wine Shop

Address: 1454 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009-4617
Phone Number: 954-457-3700
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Hallandale Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1454 E Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009-4617
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Hallandale Beach
  • Phone Number: 954-457-3700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Hallandale Beach - http://www.thrillist.com/eat/il-mercato-cafe-wine-shop
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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