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Mercato Ristorante

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111 Market St NE, Olympia, WA 98501-1008
+1 360-528-3663
10:00 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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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We went to Mercato for dinner for the first time after stopping there for lunch during SEA to PDX commutes often (years ago). We had the pear Gorgonzola salad, steak, pork tenderloin, and ravioli. Our server, Aja, was very good - informed, helpful, but not obtrusive. More highlights were the Tempranilla wine and the mocha pot de creme with -... More 

Thank Johnpend1
Olympia, Washington
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I come here quite often for lunch with business associates, lunch meetings, and even office parties. The service is always first class and they have several large private rooms with doors that enable your group to be productive without competing with the noise from the main dining room. The menu is quite varied and affordable. I usually go for the... More 

Thank yoda98513
Fairfield, Connecticut
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2014

Limited menu but many of the items are quite delicious I loved the fried polenta sticks with mushrooms and gorgonzola. Near the water and farmers market

Thank KC D
Tenino, Washington
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2014

My husband and I have eaten brunch, lunch and dinner here several times this year and every time the meal was great. In particular, we love their egg pizza. The pizza crust is super thin and remains crispy even when the egg yolk oozes over mixed with the caramelized onions and cheese. So, delicious and is big enough for 2... More 

Thank shooshoohutton
Vancouver, Washington
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2014

Our previous night, on this road trip, we ate at a highly decorated Italian Restaurant. It was awful. We did some research and found this place had mixed reviews, but tried it anyway. What a wonderful surprise. Abbey, our Waitress was professional, enagaging, and fun. The Pasta is homemade, and every dish our party of 5 had, was to rave... More 

1 Thank Jeff Z
Wytheville, Virginia
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited this place with co-workers . Had a good meal , excellent flank steak , service was somewhat slow and not very friendly. But I would go back

1 Thank Tim L
Freeland, Washington
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213 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was a great place to try for dinner! Roasted eggplant, polenta in a creamy mushroom sauce, out of this world risotto, and a pots de creme that was simply amazing! And most of the menu can be created gluten free. A great find!

Thank Gina V
Olympia, Washington
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had the outside seating. This time we were presented with the 'Kitchens Menu'. Three course meal for $25 ea. Why not? Started with the Meat and Cheese Antipasto. You can judge for yourself, from the picture. It tasted as good as it looks! The came the Sirloin Steak. Although the picture looks good, it truly does not do it... More 

2 Thank James B
Olympia, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 5, 2014

G. Ramsey would have a field day here. apparently they where one of Oly's best restaurants. the staff was joyless and no one could even give a half hearted smile. maybe its's the food they have to serve. the wifes dish was actually good and served warm and if we just ordered to split it (which we ended up doing... More 

1 Thank anthony S
Olympia, Washington
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Took the other half to dinner and was not disappointed. We had the antipasto, Caesar salad and the Pork Shank. The place was busy but the food came out is a timely fashion. Service was good. The pork shank was excellent! Just fell off the bone. The polenta (under the shank) was just right. The place was busy and we... More 

2 Thank James B

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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?