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“Foodies, Pay Attention!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mercato Bar & Kitchen

Mercato Bar & Kitchen
108 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-319-5171
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Ranked #2 of 221 Restaurants in Ithaca
Price range: $30 - $45
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Ithaca, New York, United States
1 review
“Foodies, Pay Attention!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Professional and knowledgeable staff; a low-key and refined atmosphere; varied and savvy wine list. Oh yeah, perfectly executed, amazing cuisine!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Stopped into this restaurant during our stroll through Downtown Ithaca. The food here was excellent. Fresh fish and wonderful pasta dishes. The staff and owner made you feel very welcome. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited June 2012
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New York, NY
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“NYC visitor very impressed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Not a bad dish all night among the 5 at my table. Had to wait 30 minutes for a table (didn't realize I needed a reservation), but it allowed us to take a nice stroll on Ithaca Commons (fun for kids!) around the corner. The host/owner was nice enough to save our spot until we got back. Great vibe of restaurants on the same block.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fair Haven, New Jersey
1 review
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Our first time visiting Mercato, we loved the atmosphere and decided to dine there. The lighting and music levels were set perfectly, and the menu featured fresh pasta and local ingredients. The specialty drink menu was unique and the Italian Sidecar was delicious. They also have a specialty wine list featuring Italian wines. The heirloom tomato salad was perfect, and the homemade gnocci with eggplant and tomato was incredible. Our server was experienced, knowledgeable, and very hospitable, and our meal was very timely on a busy Friday night.
Being a professional in the hospitality business, I would definitely recommend to anyone interested in an outstanding experience!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fresh, delicious food, fabulous service and lively atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Thiis was our second time at this must eat at restaurant, and again it did not disappoint. The staff was knowledgable, friendly and service was well timed. The wine list had a great variety, the parchment fish of the day was flounder that was flakey moist and full of flavor. The local vegetables were fresh and cooked perfectly. Our water glasses were never empty and we love that especially after a long day of traveling and moving about on a hot summer's day. The gnocchi were also superb. Lastly the homemade peach costada was a perfect ending to a perfect dinner.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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