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Il Mercato

1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
+1 902-832-4531
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (59 reviews)
“gelato” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We won a gift cert so we ate there twice. Great food and service. The penne roasted turkey pasta was great. Nice atmosphere even though very noisy. With tip about $45 for 2 of us with no alcohol. Yes we will go back. You get...More

Thank Gary610
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Bedford. Great food and great deck The best lasagna I have had in years.

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place has the best food in Bedford NS, it is romantic and fine dining, a bit expensive but well worth the money. The serve a great pizza if that is all you would like, but the meals are so good and professional placed on...More

Thank Vonnie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four couple had dinner together. We were seated at the long table that has bench comfy seating on one side. While it is very comfortable it’s a bit annoying to get seated as you have to slide along the seat to get to your seating....More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Went there with my wife for my Birthday. Didn't think a reservation would be necessary but the place was packed when we arrived so got the last two chairs at the bar while we waited for a table. We were told it would be about...More

1  Thank Al W
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

We sat at the bar and were wonderfully entertained and served by the bartender, Ty. Salads were fresh and very tastey. Lots of garlic, which we love. Entrees were delicious and were a nice sized portion. Ameretto cheesecake was fabulous. Really, a terrific meal. Highly...More

Thank SteveKinNS
Reviewed October 25, 2017

What a wonderful place to eat, El Mercado in Bedford is not noisy, The waiter was extremely helpful and friendly, the food was delicious at a reasonable price. I highly recommend the mushroom pizza and spinach salad. WE didn't have dessert but I know from...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Have been there on numerous occasions and always enjoy the food. On the rare time there has been little glitzes but they always make things right. The staff are very friendly and easy to deal with.

Thank AnnafromCanada
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Visited here with family for our last lunch before flying home and it was delicious . We all enjoyed the food, wine and service from start to finish. Would highly recommend.

Thank mouseybrown
Reviewed October 6, 2017

I love this restaurant. We have been coming here for years . Everything about it is perfect . My favorite is seafood linguine, the atmosphere is really lovely as well. Love the calamari as well. Never had a dish we didn’t love.

Thank easterntreker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 902-832-4531
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Il Mercato - a truly authentico Italiano trattoria. Experience the very best of Italian food, wine and service. Our handmade dishes are made with passione, using the finest, freshest ingredients from Italian and local producers. Everything - from the music, the scenes, the focaccia to the gelato, even the pottery and lighting - are tutto Italiano!
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