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“Still very good. Great pasta ; busy long wait; mind the salt”
Review of Mercato

Mercato
Ranked #60 of 3,874 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Deli, Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

New line up of the line cooks compared with my last visit year ago. Still very good culinary experience .
Excellent pasta of the day. Delicately balanced flavour and the pasta was just el dente enough.
The grilled bone marrow was the best in town.
Bread was cold and dry unfortunately.
The sardines, grilled, would have been much better if grilled for a few more minutes. Also too much were added, like casper, olive, pine nuts and other herbs, making the fish valueless.
Waiter service was goog.
Too busy and noisy there.
Waited an additional 30 minutes at the door at 8:30 pm despite table reservationn but the hostess was very apologetic and git on the case quickly.
The mushroom and asparagus, fried and grilled were extremely well done.
As before but already much improved probably with the new line cooks , overall still too salty and heavily seasoned. If you need to Watch your sodium and caloric intake maybe tell the waiters ahead.
Food 4.5
Services , because if parking spaces at the back, 4.5
Ambience 4
Value for price 3.8

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

A group of 12 of us went for dinner. Set menu fairly pricey but worth it. The food was brought out in 5 courses. Food was delicious..loved the gnocchi !

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

I visited Mercato last July after a few years. The ambience, food and service is very good. However, the food is not something that you wake up in the middle of the night dreaming about it. I like the place and will go back but there are other Italian restaurants that I prefer in Calgary.

Thank AAz910
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Great food choices and a very nice Italian market. The only little issue is that they don’t serve chicken for lunch or it’s a special order.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

I have eaten several times in the past and came in for dinner last night with a colleague. We came in early, 5:15, it was hopping busy by 7 when we left.The service was excellent, attentive, friendly and fun, even as it got really busy.

We ordered a few items, bruschetta, tagliatelle and the steak (1/2 order) to share. Everything was wonderful. I really enjoy the family style servings and the place, while it gets very noisy when it is busy has a wonderful familial feel.

I have never been disappointed here and look forward to coming back.

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Thank Ian K
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