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“Good Italian food in elegant hotel”
Review of Il Mercato - CLOSED

Il Mercato
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Located in a hotel on a quaint square near Brno's cathedral, Il Mercato is a very nice, if pricey, Italian restaurant. We went for a late lunch the Sunday before Christmas.

The restaurant clearly showcases their fresh proteins - quite literally - right before your eyes. There is the main menu you can peruse, but without getting too far along, they will bring out their fresh fish selections and finally the "turf".

There were some very appealling items on this list, the prices matched their quality, of course. We ordered fresh turbot prepared for two with tomatoes and other spring vegetables. The fish was carved fresh from the oven before our eyes - of course, after all the showmanship thus far...

They had some very good accompanying dishes as well and a good list of wines.

Certainly a potential budget breaker, but a very one at that.

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Thank KRSTWO
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

A complete English, Italian speaking staff. Great Quality of food specially the mozzarella and hot chocolate a definitely must try

Thank Aasai88
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Visited in Feb. For Brno's standards there are only one or two places to compare with Il Mercato.
Perfect location in the heart of the city. Very nice atmosphere, cozy, non smoking. The waiters are properly trained, showing warm and welcoming attitude. Speaking English, and able to give proper advices over the food and the wine. Short menu but with a wide addition of daily offers - meat, fish, pasta. Specially delivered fresh meat and fish, and you are able to pick up from it .
Extensive wine list - Italian, French and selected Czech wines.
Prices are higher, but on the normal level for such type of restaurant.

In general they were able to meet and even exceed my expactations

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Thank Ivo V
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

The restaurant is a part of the Grandezza hotel and as we stayed there we took a chance at this place and what a surprise it was. We ordered some Italian veal and it was amazing. I think it was some of the best meat I ever had tasted.
The atmosphere was great and there were loads of people even though we arrived pretty late in this truly wonderful restaurant.

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Thank Chokk
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

Went to Il Mercator for my daughter's birthday celebrations along with a few friends of hers as well. This is a lovely restaurant in the centre of Brno, close to Svobody Namesti (Freedom Square). Our group had a mix of vegetarians and meat & fish eaters, and the restaurant caters to both. The food was very good. And best part of it was the service - they really did everything to provide an excellent experience overall. The ambience is very nice too. If you're in Brno, and like Italian food - don't miss this place.

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Thank Suresh T
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