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Mercato

4.6
1343 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Mercato BYOB is a festive and modern Italian eatery that lets you bring your own drinks. A simple and to the point menu focuses on quality over quantity and features items like ricotta raviolo and a spicy crab bucatini with squid ink pasta.

The artisan cheeses and house-cured meats at Mercato BYOB are perfect for sharing and are paired with sauces and condiments like agrodolce and pickled white grapes. A whole grilled artichoke appetizer will undoubtedly turn you into the vegetable's biggest fan. Heavier dishes, like the Grilled Hanger Steak with yukon gold potato wedge, are equally impressive. Mercato BYOB opens at 4 p.m. The restaurant has a four course tasting menu that is ideal for groups.
What 1343 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MeganJ
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining experience here was so great. We sat in a bubble and felt very safe. The food was incredible. I got the Bronzino which was absolutely amazing and I ate every last bite. My fiancé got the chicken parm and the sauce was one of the best I’ve ever made.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my girlfriend here for a Birthday dinner. Her favorite restaurant. It definitely Lived up to expectations. We will be returning here many more times in the future. Highly recommended for a quiet night out with great food and ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We will definitely be back!

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Eric
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Will always recommend, even in the outdoor bubbles!

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lgodiva
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mercato's food is always reliably excellent. It was wonderful to eat out while the weather was still nice enough. Most of the outdoor tables were spaced far enough apart. My only issue is that although the propane firelamps were aesthetically beautiful, they did not emanate much heat. They were more for show. On a colder night they would have been useless.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite 'go to" place in Philly!!! We love the food, the people and the location. It's never disappointing! We love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in a cute little bubble and had the most delicious meal. This is our favorite byob in the city. Service and food are always great. Don’t miss the meatballs or the pyramid pasta. The fig toast was super tasty.

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Eric
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Sat in a bubble tent that was setup outside on the street which was perfect!

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vipAshleeP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always incredible. Service was also fantastic!

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vipJane
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

I wish I knew we only had 90 minutes BEFORE we made the reservation. We were rushed through each course, and the host was annoyed when we were taking our time eating & talking. I haven't seen these friends since March so we were taking our time.

It felt like the host (male, mid-30's) was so annoyed with us, even after spending $180 for dinner and leaving a very generous tip.

I understand the stresses of these restaurants, but there's never a need to be rude. Make it clear when people are booking that the res is for 90 minutes.

DE
vipDavidE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise level was because we were there they day Biden passed 270 and Philadelphia went wide. Mercato is probably our favorite restaurant. Always excellent.

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RobH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I celebrated an anniversary at Mercato we loved it. We ate outside and enjoyed every bite.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Philly! Great service, ambiance and the food is delicious. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints!

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MichalH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The food was nice but the restaurant closed on us... I won't go there again.

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PatrickM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a consistent great neighborhood place. Has a special place in my heart.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate outside on a great night. The food (all had pasta) was exceptional. We were the kale salad and fig toast. Service was great as well.

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vipRonPhiladelphia
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for an outdoor meal with COVID19 social distancing and it was great!

First, they have a lovely outdoor setup, with part of Camac street blocked off so tables are nicely spaced for safety, and lovely heater lanterns. It was really beautiful!

Second, the service was excellent. Pleasant, prompt, properly masked.

But most important, the food was delicious! We had the meatball starter. It came with 3 very generous sized meatballs in a rich tomato gravy, with two slices of thick grilled bread - and was totally fantastic. I could have that every day! For entree, I had the Orecchiette with sausage and it couldn't have been better.

One of my favorite meals - from the setting to the food!

KJ
vipKasiaJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Good food, not great service. Didn't love the table set up for social distancing (my table was on the VERY EDGE of the sidewalk and my chair leg fell into an open pipe and the manager did nothing about it).

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vipRugbyCoach
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Remember reatly enjoying this restaurant. Unfortunately, this meal had nothing to do with any previous ones. It was great eating out on Camac street, however the food, Nor the service could compare

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple, delicious Italian comfort food. Great for a date night, or any occasion really.

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staceyk
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was just exceptional. The food , the service and the atmosphere was spot on. Can’t wait to go back !!

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vipKathyO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor space. Need more heaters. The ones they have are in no position to keep diners warm.

JC
vipJCox
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Accommodated our seating request. Food was outstanding. Will go back soon!

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vipSpiffy56789
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was delish! It was restaurant week, so it was crowded and we did have to wait an additional 25 mins. for our table. Aside from that everything was great. Very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Date night with the hubby. Celebrating 2 years of homeownership.

JC
JulieCe
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+! Very impressed with the food and the service. Will absolutely return here for dinner sometime.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great outdoor seating light and ambiance

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vipne13
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week and thoroughly enjoyed everything. Highly recommend the crab fra diavolo!

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julieh
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Mercato is a constantly good restaurant. They are making the most of outdoor dining while they can. Sidewalk is kinda slanted but it is what it is. Had a great night out

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vipStefanieB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love Mercato!! My now husband and I have been coming here for years, after finding it during Restaurant Week initially, and have spent many enjoyable evenings here for date nights, and with family and friends for special occasions. The stuffed meatballs are amazing, all of the pastas are delicious and flavored just right, the garlic bread we had for the first time last night was perfect, and the tiramisu as always was light and incredible. We are moving out of the city in a few weeks and will miss Mercato as our go-to Italian restaurant!!

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vipLuvtoeatout
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. I’ll going back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! We went during restaurant week and even with a shortened menu, the flavors in each dish were spectacular. There is ample outside seating on a quiet, beautiful street in Old City.

CJ
CarinJF
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian food. Everything was so delicious, perfectly seasoned and prepared.

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MichaelChilinski
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went their for restaurant week and it was 3 courses for $35 dollars. It was well worth it. Both of us never being their had a wonderful first time. We definitely would love go back. Good variety, friendly staff, great area, and delicious food.

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vipLamarC
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great experience. Been coming here for years. The garlic bread was amazing. Actually my first time having it. The trout was more filling than I thought it would be and flavorful. The squid ink pasta was great as well. My date was impressed by her first experience.

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AngryDude13
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I am not someone to usually leave a review but this dinner experience was so horrible I have to comment on it. My girlfriend and I had reservations for dinner during restaurant week this past Friday. Our reservation was for 9:15pm but we were seated at 9:10. We came in with the understanding that it would be extremely busy. Having both worked in the industry ourselves, we understand how stressful and busy it can get and had every intention of being understanding customers. We were not greeted by our waitress until 9:40. We sat at our table for 30 minutes with not even the slightest interaction. When we tried to get our server's attention we were ignored. At 9:40 our server finally opened our bottle of wine, but when we offered to give her our dinner order she walked away. She finally came back around 10pm to take our order. We did not receive our appetizer course until 10:40pm - an hour and a half after being seated. We understand that this was a stressful and busy night for the restaurant, but we were blatantly ignored by our server multiple times when we attempted to say something. We kept giving her the benefit of the doubt but somehow she managed to serve every table except for us. Every table around us not only had their order taken, but received their food, finished eating, paid their bills, and LEFT before we even got our first course. To top off the evening our server gave us the wrong bill which was about $45 more than what our bill should have been. I have never in my life had such awful service and I will not be returning ever again. DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I called letting them know I would 15 minutes late and when I showed up they said they cancelled my reservation. Proceeded to tell me I would get next table and we stood there for 30 minutes while they let 7 couples ahead of us. Hostess was extremely rude and cocky. Do not recommend

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AbenaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was flavorful and we'll seasoned. We did not wait long to be served or to receive the check.

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vipjeating
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal on a quiet Center City street. Great staff experience, food very good.

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Mercato does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats.

Mercato is rated 4.6 stars by 1343 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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