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Mercato Bar & Kitchen

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108 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-319-5171
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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370 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small place, quiet. Great service - friendly but professional. Large wine list, mostly Italian. Everything we ate was delicious, from starters to main courses to desserts to grappa. The best dinner of our three night Ithaca visit.

Thank mmcgannon
Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very small intimate restaurant. Our booth was right beside the kitchen which showed the staff working quickly, quietly and in great teamwork. The food was excellent; and moderately priced, dinner for 3 was $100 and included soup of the day, hanger steak, fettuccine and chicken. We passed some very tempting deserts!

Thank Bucky09
Ithaca, NY
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

By far this is one of our favorite restaurants in Ithaca. The fresh seasonal ingredients, superb wine list and incredibly professional staff make this a worthwhile stop. We've never been disappointed and always look forward to our next meal here!

Thank lethargo
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80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner of this place could have done more to improve the decor, but as for food, I have no complaints: everything we had was delicious. This included an arugula salad and a mixed-greens salad, both fresh and refreshing and each with a nice twist; gnocchi with eggplant ragu that was excellent; and a peach crostata that was both refined... More 

Thank The_Flaneurs
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has a great attention to detail, with matched superior service. Their cocktail menu is impressive, and they were willing to exchange out any that we didn't appease us. They also were willing to modify the cocktails a bit to suit each person's preference. I had the arugula salad with goat cheese, fennel, and a lemon vinaigrette. For my... More 

Thank Dennis R
New York
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The food was spot on from the starts to the main course. The dishes were freshly prepared and at the appropriate temperature when served. Our server was very attentive and helpful with wine selection. I very much enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant itself. I don't usually have dessert after a meal, but I was glad I did because it... More 

Thank Lexi2000
Dobbs Ferry, New York
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212 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

It was a pleasure to return to this fine restaurant and enjoy another excellent dinner. Our waiter could have been more on-the-ball, but service was pleasant. My hangar steak with shoestring fries and seasonal vegetables was extremely generous and outstanding, though I did have to send the steak back for more cooking. I had ordered it medium rare and it... More 

Thank Dobbstraveler
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Great service and good wine recommendation. but the food was just ok. I enjoyed sitting outside and people watching. Only downside was the couple who had their two huge I'll behaved dogs. I love dogs and actually wanted to sit near them until they went crazy every time they saw another dog walk by. Hey people, what makes you think... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Went for a drink. Clearly over age with valid ID from overseas. Told needed to be a passport in the rudest way possible. Not cool.

Thank Dave A
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Loved the outdoor seating. Great service. Spinach and cheese ravioli was delicious, beer was nicely chilled, loved the balsamic dressing. Terrific wait staff. Highly recommend.

Thank Bonnie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $45
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-319-5171
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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Schenectady, New York, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?