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Mercato Bar & Kitchen

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108 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-319-5171
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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202 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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9 reviews
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
Ithaca, New York
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88 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Nice decor and above average service. Rather limited menu. We had a pork version of osso buco which was very good served over ploenta. Recommend that if you order this dish that you ask for a steak knife if one is not provided to you.

Thank fssutton1
San Francisco
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Reservations: None taken but you can call ahead and ask how long the wait is. We went on a Tuesday at 7:30PM and were seated right away. Try to get one of the booths in the back as it is more spacious than the small tables in the front. Atmosphere: Simple and warm. Nice place for a date. Service: We... More 

Thank teammustang
Ithaca, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

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.

Thank Mike L
Ithaca, New York
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

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 

Thank Melissa S

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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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Cazenovia, New York
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?