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“One of the best decors EVER + good food”
Review of Mercato

Mercato
Ranked #40 of 17,331 Restaurants in Shanghai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $130
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Bund
Description: Mercato is a new coastal Italian restaurant from celebrated three Michelin star Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Three on the Bund. The gorgeous space created by Neri&Hu, bridges the organic and natural with elegance and emotive modernity. The experience begins from the moment guests enter Mercato's stylishly rustic surroundings. Reclaimed wood and warm leather tones serve as a gentle complement to the exposed steel, iron and glass to create an atmosphere that is polished yet warm and inviting. The design imparts a sensual feeling of comfort and lightness that redefines the idea of "farm chic". Mercato's decidedly simple and understated approach represents a refreshing addition to Shanghai's dining scene. The relaxed sophistication, addictive cuisine, and friendly, thoroughly unpretentious service paints a picture of Italian life as it should be experienced in its purest form.
Reviewed February 15, 2013

The concept and decor are outstanding. The food is also excellent although the pastas have a bit of a Chinese flavor to them.

Thank EZB_11
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

valentine's dinner in Mercato, and followed immediately by another night right after. Italian ingredients but with a creative twist to make it different from all the classic italian restaurants in town. I have lived in Italy 12 years and been a frequent visitor to shanghai, the dining experience in Mercato, specially the Char Grilled Octopus and the delighting light size pizzas are a must. Really appreciate the professional tranings the waitors got, and specially the recommendations and warm hearted suggestions from Anna and Carl the restaurant managers. Valentine's dinner black truffle pizza has been an awesome surprise, and chapeau to the chef's creativity.
Super cozy and romantic yet chic atmosphere, definitely will be back again with friends. or romantic occassions specially!

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

My husband and I dined at Mercato on CNY eve. It was the 2nd time I've eaten there and wanted to take my husband. We both agreed...best food we've had in Shanghai since arriving 8 months ago! I also LOVE the atmosphere. Understated elegance, comfortable...not too stuffy, and chic. You can go in jeans and feel comfortable having great food in a great atmosphere. We were even lucky enough to have met the chef, Sandy, and one of the managers, Anna. Very professional place with great food and ambiance! We'll definitely be back with visitors and friends. Thank you for providing this option in Shanghai! Keep up the good work and attention to customer service.

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Thank Teresa B
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We chose Mercato for a birthday dinner based on the rating here on trip advisor. The service was excellent with all staff speaking English very well. I had vegetarian choices and although the dinner was very pricey we found the portions generous with the dishes very well prepared and flavoured brilliantly. The downside was the atmosphere. This place is definitely not a good choice for a quiet intimate dinner. It is a very large room with concrete walls and high ceilings. The noise level was incredible and we could hardly hear each other across the small table. I had asked for a table with a window in the reservation and got a table next to a wall in between 2 windows. and had to share the space with another couple 3 inches away. The atmosphere detracted from the food for sure! Not sure I would recommend this restaurant for anything other than large groups and business dinners given the space.

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Thank JellybeanCH
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We got a table next to the window and the view was quite amazing. Food and service however, were just above average, nothing to go back to. There are plentiful of much better restaurants in Shanghai to enjoy!

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1  Thank Cris J
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