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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: Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    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
Lovely.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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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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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have dined here many times for business, family and other visits. Always a great meal and service, beautiful ambience and a super experience. One of my two favorites in Ithaca along with its next door French sibling by the same owners. Highest recommendation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

First time at this restaurant Food was superb. Service was superior. I always look for unique and one of a kind eateries. Nestled on Aurora St. in the Commons this restaurant fulfilled my every desire. The only thing better than the food and atmosphere was the the company of my beautiful and her friend.

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Ithaca, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Mercato is a go-to place for artisanal cocktails and carefully and thoughtfully prepared rustic Italian food. Great wines by the glass too.

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Ithaca, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Mercato. It was our first visit - and it was a winner in every way.

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Trumansburg, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great bar with unique cocktails, knowledgeable and personable staff, delicious food cooked in an open kitchen, well priced ...so be sure to drop in and dine. Despite its relatively small size and a large crowd, the noise level was quite calm and made table conversation very pleasurable. I had the beet and frieze salad, butternut squash ravioli with sage butter;... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Mercato is consistently outstanding. The food is rustic, prepared with care, and always delicious. Great cocktails and wine list, including interesting wines by the glass.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Dined with friends and understand why it is rated #1 by TripAdvisor for Ithaca Restaurants. Shared fish in parchment (arctic char) and grilled scallops. Both were delicious, but arctic char was exceptional. Very fresh and moist. Perfectly prepared, so not over or under cooked. Comfortable booths and not noisy, despite number of patrons enjoying their meals.

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Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

I came here because I heard about the recipes being wry fancy, they sell their food pretty well, the names make everything look very fancy specially talking about drinks, was kind of fun because I order a drink that the bartender was very proud of it and he sold it pretty well, and checking the ingredients it was kind of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This cozy restaurant was recommended by a friend and glad we went. It was busy so I would suggest to make reservations. The atmosphere was warm and cozy, a nice Italian feel as soon as you walk through the door. The server was educated on all dishes and wines we inquired about & the food, wow! There was a small... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?