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Mercato Bar & Kitchen

108 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
+1 607-319-5171
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocchi” (15 reviews)
“hanger steak” (8 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
108 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The Mercato was a stab in the dark, but turned out to be a real gem. Nestled on Aurora St. in a town with a great, bustling college atmosphere, we arrived on a Friday night knowing there were no reservations. We were seated within minutes....More

Thank William S
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Everything from the drinks to the appetizers to the house made ravioli to the desserts. A-1 in my book. We sat at the bar and were taken great care of as we watched the owner cooking in the open air cucina.

Thank berniex77
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I went here with friends. The food was good, but not outstanding, and was also fairly expensive. The wait staff was slow. We had to track the waiter down a couple of times, and they were not crowded/busy. They have a good wine selection, but...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I popped in here because it’s owned by the same people who own Cent-Dix which I absolutely love. It’s price point is actually higher but in my opinion the food is not as good. There was a senior guy there who was really nice and...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We got lucky. We knew nothing about restaurants in town and our hostess said we might like Mercado, so we gave it a try. Wow! The food was excellent and our server, Mark, was on point about the selections to try and how to order...More

Thank Harry G
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Had nice meal with friends. Had ravioli which was good, we also had Salmon and flank steak at our table. Bothe were good. Service was attentive.

Thank truane1148
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Love the food, love the vibe! Great restaurant in Ithaca - perfect location for visiting Ithaca and doing some shopping on the commons.

Thank Liz K
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner. Service, from the initial greeting and throughout the meal was friendly and efficient. The menu had a nice variety and a good sampling of local wines by the glass. The food was delicious, expertly cooked, well presented and brought to the...More

Thank Kbiscayner
Reviewed 13 May 2017

As I had a remarkable dinner next door at Mercato's sister restaurant the night before, I was very intrigued to try this based on the recommendation of not only one of the owners, Eric, but a Master Sommelier who instructed my intro Sommelier exam highly...More

Thank cordeliaschreiber
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The food is always excellent here and the owners are exceptional. Wait staff makes all the difference in places like this and Mercado is hit and miss. Why seat us--and this has happened many times in the past--right next to another couple when the rest...More

1  Thank Ryan O
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Questions & Answers
23 May 2015|
Response from LindseyNorkus | Property representative |
We do not take reservations, we seat guests first come, first served. Thank you.
Stacy C
17 February 2015|
Response from LindseyNorkus | Property representative |
Except for the pasta, our current entrees are gluten free or can be made so. Our appetizers, save the crostini, are gluten free as well. If you happen to dine with us, please inform your server of any dietary restrictions... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 45
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4302
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-319-5171
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Open since November 2010, Mercato Bar & Kitchen offers Italian inspired seasonally conscious cuisine, an extensive specialty cocktail program and Italian and New York state wines.
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