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“Ambiance”
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: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
charlotte
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Ambiance”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Excellent wait staff and food was enjoyed while jazz floated up from the ground floor. Romantic setting upstairs just added to the meal and the fine wine. Loved the entire evening.

  • Visited December 2013
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Helpful?
Thank budfoluse
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MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent evening at Mercato. The upstairs dining room is beautifully decorated with rich red Venetian plaster walls and gorgeous vintage Murano glass chandeliers. The live jazz and romantic atmosphere truly create an experience to remember. Please join us again soon!
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Creative menu”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

Loved the adventurous menu, dishes were well prepared, and the service was terrific. We felt very welcomed by the staff.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
Thank PatriciaElaine32605
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MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent visit. Our passionate staff strives to create a memorable experience for all of our guests. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We hope to serve you again soon.
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Sterling Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Had dinner at the Mercato last night. Food was good. We enjoyed the bread. My husband had the bruschetta which was a little heavy on the tomatoes making it difficult to eat. I had the cauliflower pancakes which were excellent as everyone suggested. My husband had the sausage pasta which was very good and I enjoyed the fish special. Our only complaint is our waiter ignored us for over 30 minutes when we had finished our meal. We were going to order the tiramisu but decided against at as it was getting late.

Helpful?
1 Thank jananded
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MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Thank you for dining at Mercato. We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent meal. It is disappointing to hear that there was a lack of service toward the end of your meal. We have shared your comments with our staff. Please join us again soon. Our house made Tiramisu is delicious!
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Crompond
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Great food, beautiful room, cool music. We sat at the bar and had apps and desserts. Both were terrific. The bartender suggested some wine. It was excellent. The place had a nice buzz to it, but was not noisy or crowded. As I write this I am reading some of the other reviews and agree that the cauliflower pancakes are a must.

  • Visited November 2013
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Helpful?
1 Thank briarla
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MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening at the bar. The dining room is beautifully decorated with Venetian plaster walls and vintage chandeliers. The long marble bar is a fantastic place to enjoy the nightly live jazz band and our delicious Italian cuisine. We hope that you join us again soon.
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California
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Don't miss this one!”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We loved this restaurant! The food was divine. We had the shrimp scampi, gnocchi with short ribs, and cauliflower pancakes. Everything was delicious. Great atmosphere, great service. Highly recommend this restaurant - you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Rosegardener11
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MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Thank you for the fantastic review. Our staff was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We hope to serve you again in the future.
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