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Mercato Bar & Kitchen

108 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
607-319-5171
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Ranked #4 of 237 restaurants in Ithaca
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Opened in November 2010 at former location of Ragmann's
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Description: Opened in November 2010 at former location of Ragmann's
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great food for the price! As we were passing through town on way to a B and B we were too tired to go to restaurant.They don't do take out but the accommodated us anyway! Try the oven fried chicken!

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Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

High quality food and friendly service. The prices are a tad high BUT if you are looking for a nice place to have dinner, take guests or entertain business acquaintances, then pick this spot. Its clean, quiet and with a limited menu, they focus on executing a few dishes really well. The hangar steak is really good and so is... More

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I read good reviews on Tripadvisor and Mercato did not disappoint. I got the Arctic Char which is cooked with lemon and capers in parchment paper. The presentation is great (they open it tableside) and it was delicious (melt in your mouth!). My husband got the steak and felt it was one of the best he’s ever had. You can... More

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New York City, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Enjoyed our dinner (grilled hangar steak w/shoestring fries [steak tasty, good texture and perfectly prepared; potatoes more chip like than shoestring, could have been less crunchy; served w/side salad -- nice vinaigrette; fettucini & cavatelli, both good; starters were crostini trio [nice] and olives and Marcona almonds [both unusually good]), good service. Almost left after we were seated as the... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Been here twice and both times the food and service were excellent. It's obvious that the food is consistently good, as the restaurant was full most of the evening. I had the scallops, and my associate had the swordfish. Both were delicious. Kudos to the owners. I don't travel to Ithaca often, but this restaurant will be my first choice... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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114 reviews 114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Having had a terrific and very reasonably priced dinner at Agava the previous night, my dinner at Mercato had tough competition, and for the most part it was up to the task. The room is a typical narrow, intimate ground floor space that one finds in the old downtown areas of cities like Ithaca. It is very pleasant and well... More

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San Jose, California
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165 reviews 165 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We are visiting Ithaca and chose Mercato based on TA reviews. No surprise we had a fantastic experience. The restaurant is small and busy but we were seated quickly at the bar. The menu is great and we all enjoyed our cocktails, entrees, and dessert. Eric was great...he gave me a taste of an Italian wine I'm not familiar with... More

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NY
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86 reviews 86 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I hear last night. We were warmly welcomed by the owner. We were sat down immediately at their bar top. I love sitting in this location as it's an opportunity to chat with the bartenders and waitstaff. The cocktails were fabulous. I had a Manhattan-esque cocktail made with gin. They have the Corvina wine dispenser which allows... More

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Radnor, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We travel to Ithaca often and have tried to find good places to stay and eat. Some of our favorites from years ago have long gone and by luck we tried Mercato. The place is small and chic. Many of the diners were in black. we were casually dressed and got in without a reservation - probably because we came... More

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Ithaca, New York
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100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I don't know if I am imagining it but their menu choices seem to have become fewer -- however, the food is excellent -- choice ingredients and well prepared. The wine choices are pretty extensive though -- we found a Sicilian from the Etna region to go with our meal.

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