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Il Mercato

1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
+1 902-832-4531
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (58 reviews)
“gelato” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
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Reviews (442)
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191 - 200 of 436 reviews

Reviewed 25 January 2014

This is just a lovely a lovely restaurant, the staff mAke you feel like family, service is great and The food makes you want to go back. There are many exciting combinations but keep room for dessert. Just a lovely spot to take some special

Thank mamalowe
Reviewed 7 January 2014

This restaurant is consistently top of my list and we are lucky to have it right here in Bedford. I agree with the comment someone else made about the cost of a glass of wine being too expensive but the food is well worth the...More

Thank Abbydelite
Reviewed 5 January 2014

You'll know by the wonderful smells when you arrive that you are in for a fabulous meal. I had the Classic Linguine Carbonara. I had had carbonara in Rome but this was very different. No cream so drier than I expected but fantastic. I preferred...More

Thank Acadia80
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Last night we ate at il Mercato. It was a special occasion. My husband and I ordered the same things which is unusual for us. The first thing we noticed was how pricey a glass of wine is. To pay $10 and $11 dollars for...More

1  Thank JMVHalifax_Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Good service, good food. Ravioli was good and for 15-16$, it is really affordable. Scallops appetizer was fresh. Negative point: Bread was a bit dry and dessert a bit expensive.

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

I have lived in Bedford for over twenty-five years and seen a number of restaurants come and go, including in the space Il Mercator has now occupied in Sunnyside Mall for a number of years.Since it opened its doors it has consistently been the best...More

1  Thank patterl
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

I live in Bedford, love food and dining out, and the best food is definitely served at Il Mercato. It's a pity they didn't take over the nearby Cellar when its owners sold because that room is a much better restaurant space than Il Mercato's...More

Thank Kirochka
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Before you make a reservation , be warned, it is expensive! But it worth it, every penny. I dined here with my wife on our anniversary. Good food, and the service was excellent despite a very busy evening. This is a great place to eat...More

Thank charlestouchette
Reviewed 15 October 2013

To our mind this is the best restaurant in Bedford, N.S. It is a bit tricky to find, as it is in a strip mall off of the street and on the second floor. Look for the Running Room sign. The food is excellent, with...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 27 September 2013

Great food and atmosphere. But our waitress just seemed like she had one or two tables too much to please. She let us wait once in a while but then when she came she seemed very rushed. It was still a nice night.

1  Thank Isabel S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 902-832-4531
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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!
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