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Review of Mercato - CLOSED

Mercato
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Meeting
Transit: Charleston City Marina Transit, the Downtown Trolley, and the Charleston Harbor Resort Trolley all drop off in front of restaurant.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We used to love this place. Having gone there many times in the past few years it was always very good to excellent. They have decided to change the menu and eliminate and change several of their entrees and appetizers. The quality and preparation is not as good and the biggest complaint is portion sizes. They have really cut down big time on the portions and they look tiny in their oversized plates. Very disappointing.

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Thank Pckohn
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MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2013

Thank you for dining at Mercato. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not as you expected. We are very excited about our new menu and the changes that have been made. If you would like to contact us directly we would be happy to discuss your concerns. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Had a nice family dinner at Mercato, during restaurant week. Nice atmosphere, dim lighting and jazz music. We sat upstairs. We had a reservation. I recommend a reservations for anyone visiting popular restaurants in Charleston. I had the chicken marsala with mashed potatoes. The food was very good. The marsala sauce was somewhat sweet. My son loved his pesto gnocchi. My daughter had a large serving of Lasagna that had a nice flavor. Bread with olive oil were provided to start. Additional bread was offered during the meal. The staff were very attentive and kept glasses full. My husband selected from the restaurant week menu. The cauliflower pancake apetizer was delicious.

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Thank karensgetaways
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MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2013

Thank you for joining us during Restaurant Week. We appreciate your kind review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal! The Chicken Marsala and Housemade Gnocchi are definitely two of our favorite dishes. We hope to serve you again soon!

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Lovely restaurant with light jazz playing while you eat! Drinks, appetizers and food awesome and well priced. Location great, two doors down from Planters Inn where we stayed. Service impeccable!

Thank madym003
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MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2013

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your evening. Mercato is conveniently located on Market Street in the heart of the city. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Charleston.

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

great atmosphere, cocktails and music.. /service was great and the appetizers were tasty and fresh. Really enjoyed this place and went in on whim

Thank laspsu80
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MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2013

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to Mercato. The live jazz and beautiful atmosphere are the perfect complement to our authentic Italian cuisine. Please join us again soon!

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Having traveled to Italy, this is how you dine European style...you are given the time to enjoy the evening. The food was incredible, wine equally so. The selection is impressive. Loved the dynamics between the staff as well. Highly recommend.

Thank Cyndicadyd
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MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2013

Thank you for your review of Mercato. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening. Our wonderful staff is passionate about providing true southern hospitality. We hope to see you again soon!

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