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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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  • 6
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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
Consistent, great service, interesting menu

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 --

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Lisa13540
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Ithaca, New York
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Ithaca, New York
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW 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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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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