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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, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
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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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    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
My "Go to" Restaurant

Good food and service in a quiet atmosphere. Moderately expensive - dinner for two costs us about $100 before tip. My "go to" restaurant in Ithaca.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mike L
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Ithaca, New York
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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and service in a quiet atmosphere. Moderately expensive - dinner for two costs us about $100 before tip. My "go to" restaurant in Ithaca.

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Thank Mike L
Ithaca, New York
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dined at Mercato on two separate occasions and was very pleased with both experiences. The cocktails were delicious and it was obvious care went into creating them. The plating was beautiful, and the scallops were delicious. I always find myself recommending Mercato to those looking for a place to eat or drink on a girls' or date night. Seating... More 

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Thank Melissa S
Ithaca, New York
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Mercato to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant is located in Aurora street, just in the outer side of the Commons. Parking on the street can be a bit of a hassle, so I recommend you walk to the next block and park in the multi level parking lot. Once in, we were welcome by Mercato's professional staff.... More 

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Thank don_cjma
Binghamton, New York
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While admittedly Mercato serves good food in a warm and intimate ambience, (it's surprisingly small,) it's unclear why the prices are as high as they are. The menu is limited. The reviews which note some inconsistency became understandable when we had dinner there last night. One of our friends had had dinner there there several times, and said that the... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We have had two delicious meals here... Excellent food and great service. Be warned, however. They don't take reservations and they can get quite crowded.

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Thank MKeren
Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Fun ambiance. Good service. Food was just okay. I was disappointed. Location was great though, and friendly patrons.

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Thank TravelingMel_33
Westfield, Massachusetts
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549 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We are quite happy to pay for a fine dining experience. But at this price point we expect it to be fine dining. They are doing a number of things right here. The ambiance is upscale; good jazz music in the background; pleasant European posters; a sophisticated, if slightly overpriced, wide range of Italian wines from most regions of the... More 

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3 Thank ulysses4
NJ
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Met up with some friends here. The food was very tasty and well presented. The menu had a nice selection. The service was friendly. They have a website so you can check out the selection and prices beforehand. The prices may be a little high but the food was definitely very good.

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Thank NJroadmann
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Not worth the price, time or experience- food was poor and unimaginative. Over cooked chicken, overdressed salad and duck ragu was bland. Dinners did not include veggie.

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2 Thank Melinda K
Alaska
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Excellent. Perfectly seasoned food, absolutely fresh ingredients, And superb service. We were amazed to find this little gem in Ithaca.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?