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Mercato Bar & Kitchen

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108 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-319-5171
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Open since November 2010, Mercato Bar & Kitchen offers Italian inspired...
Open since November 2010, Mercato Bar & Kitchen offers Italian inspired seasonally conscious cuisine, an extensive specialty cocktail program and Italian and New York state wines.
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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Flavours were abundant in evert dish. Our waiter Gary was highly knowledgeable of every cocktail and dish. We had the clams casino and crostini appetizers. Both filled with great flavour. The flounder was succulent and the ravioli done just right. Nice atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Flavours were abundant in evert dish. Our waiter Gary was highly knowledgeable of every cocktail and dish. We had the clams casino and crostini appetizers. Both filled with great flavour. The flounder was succulent and the ravioli done just right. Nice atmosphere.

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Ithaca, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

there are several disappointing elements here...the service has been surly and inattentive. when you first enter the restaurant you can wait and wait and wait for someone to recognize you and lead you to a table. often the personality of that person and your server is less than cordial. The restaurant is very narrow with one narrow aisle. if you... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went to Mercato for our 3rd anniversary and had a fabulous time. The waitress, Aphra, was pleasant and professional- not too pushy and did a great job of keeping us well stocked with water and bread before the meal came. We ordered fish in parchment paper and the sausage ravioli. Excellent- cooked to perfection. (My favorite part was actually... More 

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Finger Lakes, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

For our 25th wedding anniversary we decided on a movie and dinner in Ithaca. The movie let out a little before 7:00 pm and a major rain storm was brewing nearby. Fortunately the movie theater was only a couple of blocks from Aurora Street, which is where many of Ithaca's restaurants are located. We could stay dry before we sat... More 

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Upstate New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The food excellent. The service was a bit slow and the menu options were limited otherwise I would rate this as 'excellent'. Right off Ithaca's Commons, which is a fun place for an evening visit.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Mercato never disappoints -- its our go-to for a great night out. The food is delicious -- desserts are incredible -- and the limoncello is wonderful!!! Great great place --

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Rockville Centre, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice vibe with very good food and cocktails. Lively atmosphere on Ithaca's downtown restaurant row. Chicken dish was particularly good.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service was very nice, the food was very good. We loved the salumi plate (especially the olives) and the rocket salad was particularly tasty.

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Mercato is good. I'm sure I'll go there again one day when all the other fine restaurants that don't take reservations are already full. It's a nice enough place. Just not quite as good as some of the others. In my opinion, it's tough being on restaurant row in Ithaca. Literally, there are a dozen dining establishments within a stones... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Only dined here once, but everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Impeccable service and a warm, nicely designed space. Take a look at their menu on the website, very nice.

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Additional Information about Mercato Bar & Kitchen

Address: 108 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone Number: +1 607-319-5171
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 45
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-319-5171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Open since November 2010, Mercato Bar & Kitchen offers Italian inspired seasonally conscious cuisine, an extensive specialty cocktail program and Italian and New York state wines.
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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