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“Il Mercato Bedford is tops for italian cuisine in HRM.”
Review of Il Mercato

Il Mercato
Ranked #2 of 71 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Il Mercato - a truly authentico Italiano trattoria. Experience the very best of Italian food, wine and service. Our handmade dishes are made with passione, using the finest, freshest ingredients from Italian and local producers. Everything - from the music, the scenes, the focaccia to the gelato, even the pottery and lighting - are tutto Italiano!
Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have always preferred the Bedford location to its former Halifax sister location as the seating is widespread, the noise level lower, and the ambience more relaxed and less 'rushed'. Now that the Halifax restaurant is no more, take the wee drive to Bedford and enjoy an excellent Italian experience. Their warm cabbage salad remains one of my all time FAV' salads any where ... don't be fooled into thinking it's some sort of coleslaw. If you're not a big fan of cabbage, you will be once you've had this salad. How can anything served warm with freshly sautéed EVOO, bacon, and parmesan be wrong? Also, my friends just adore the mussels particularly the broth ... They would happily 'skip' the mussels just to consume the flavourful broth. The quality of ingredients and attention to detail make every bite delicious. I cannot speak to the entrees as I've never been able to get beyond the amazing appetizers, pastas, wines and occasionally dessert! They are not open on Sundays so don't be disappointed ... go ANY other day. And if you're shopping in Bedford, consider dropping up to Il Mercato for an amazing fresh-baked dessert and a cappuccino or latte ... Their dessert case is the stuff of dreams!

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Good variety on the menu, especially for those who are looking for non-meat dishes. Good quality, great dessert and antipasto selections.

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

The food was delicious, with some new menu changes, service was impeccable but the atmosphere there is always to loud and noisy.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Delicious food. Lots of choices. Best mussels in city! Pork tenderloin first choice and haddock second. I would say there is nothing i have tried thst was not delicious. Service great. Prices good.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food and service! Pizza is outstanding! Always get the same quality of food and service for every visit.

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Thank BrianS6
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