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“Amazing”
Review of Mercato

Mercato
Ranked #92 of 3,664 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 1, 2014

The food, service, wine and atmosphere were all amazing. We will definitely be back! Be sure to book in advance!

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Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I was visiting a Dr at the Holy Cross Center not far from the restaurant and he recommended the place. Open kitchen concept, flavourful, exquisite presentation. Definitively will come again for supper and more time to sit an sip a marvellous red italian wine. Pretty busy. For parties of 2 or plus is good idea to make reservations

Thank Pachinto17
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

The waiter made this restaurant, can't say enough about him. The food was also very good, we ordered the Sea Bream and lamb. The one dish we ordered the asparagus with Prosciutto we found too salty, but everything else was quite good

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Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Mercator is a deli cum restaurant on the fashionable 4 th street s.w. of Calgary. It has an open kitchen and most of the dining seating is on high benches. The menu is composite but each dish there is special. My wife, son and I tried baby beans with pine nuts and grilled mushrooms as appetisers and they were absolutely perfect and fresh. For the main course my son and I shared a rib eye ,on the bone and one single helping was enough for the two of us. Superbly grilled and phenomenal meat quality. My wife's pasta carbonara was also good.
Great selection of Italian wines and a relatively reasonable cost ...approx. 50 Canadian per head.

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Thank Nippik
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

It's trendy town where the movers and shakers of Calgary gather to see and be seen. It's what you might call a happening place. The décor is minimal, modern and open. It's always packed and was on the night we visited. They even phoned half an hour before our reservation to make sure we were coming.. The seating is both table style and bar style. There are lots of high stools around the open kitchen and other strategic nooks and crannies. The web site describes the atmosphere as 'loud and vibrant'. I would call it deafening. And with the open kitchen concept and a packed house it was also unbelievably hot on the night we visited. The food is excellent so that's the good news, not cheap but very, very good. If you can believe it there is a mixed grill for four on the menu at $193. If you are into the Calgary scene, like to dress and mix with the right crowd then Mercato is probably for you. Despite the great food it was a bit too much for us.

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