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Mercato Ristorante

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$$ - $$$
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111 Market St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1008
+1 360-528-3663
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, CA
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124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Had only been here once before but with good memories. Great bartender service. Good wine selection. Wonderful green olives. Arugula fennel salad with Parmesan and a wonderful dressing - for $3. Seriously. Eggplant appetizer good size and tasty. All in all, great place for a work or couple dinner. Active, large crowd, so be timely or get a reservation.

Thank upintheairmom
Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2016

great pasta dishes, the pizza has fun different options - i like them all, the coconut prawns are really good

Thank astra s
Olympia, Washington
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170 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 610 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2016

Very pleasant experience. Wonderful menu choices. They're tasty, affordable and above average - especially for a healthy restaurant! I don't much care for 'clique' locations that serve exclusively 'non-gmo' or 'natural' or 'vegetarian' only menus. One can get such choices here, but one can ALSO choose anything from the menu and have a delightful dining experience. Close to town, easy... More 

Thank SBruce J
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2016

Had the ribeye and it was fantastic, cooked better then some places in the surrounding area. Staff was very friendly and professional. Great place for an ADULT date night.

Thank Veronica P
Spokane, Washington
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2016

This is a newer restaurant with a nice location and menu is good, clients are upscale but some of the staff is unclean and one was mean to customers and there was too much interaction by staff with clients and only certain ones. Other clients would gain status from this when it is inappropriate.

Thank Barbados016
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121 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2016

We arrived early evening and were seated in a comfortable booth. Good acoustics and conversation was easy. Arugula salad was pretty tasteless so wouldn't recommend but the insalata mista was good. The fat spaghetti, a puttanesca pasta was very tasty, a generous serving but not too much. The gnocchi with smoked duck, asparagus, shitakes and egg was excellent. The wine... More 

Thank susan23
Seattle, Washington
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142 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2015

A great place for dinner, lunch or brunch. Atmosphere is great, location is across from the Farmers Market. Food is consistently good. Good wine and beer selection.

Thank cupperr
Olympia, Washington
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2015

It was a dark and stormy night when my friend and I dined at Mercato, and the restaurant's winter-comfort-food-heavy menu was just the thing. Pastas tend toward the "heavy," but in a good sense. I had rigatoni with tomato sauce and lamb sausage; my friend had the pappardelle with ragu and goat cheese. We both enjoyed our meals. There are... More 

Thank MaryFromOly
Olympia, wA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2015

When I am tired after work and want a relaxing meal I go to Mercato. I eat at Mercato one or two times a month. I have always felt welcome and have great service especially when working with Tim and Sonya. I really like how the chef prepares any of the steak dishes, the sauces have a lot of depth.... More 

Thank jbel55
Olympia, Washington
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2015

Brunch, Lunch, Dinner - Mercato does them all and does them all great. I could eat here every day and never get tired of the food. Chef Taylor creates interesting dishes with ingredients sourced from the Farmer's Market and local farms. Sometimes your palette is challenged to think outside of the box but I have yet to be disappointed -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Market St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1008
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-528-3663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?