Osteria Del Mercato

4.2
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270 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Filled with natural light and slick city types, this first-floor Italian restaurant in Leadenhall Market is a stylish eatery with a vibrant energy and understated décor. The dining room at Osteria del Mercato is bright and airy, and decorated with oak floors, blonde wooden furniture, crisp white linens and an array of colourful china and glassware imported from Italy. Ideal for business meetings, romantic tables for two and intimate dinner parties, the menu at Osteria del Mercato is filled with suitably posh pastas and authentic Italian dishes – we love the swordfish tartare with fennel salad; the tortiglioni pasta with veal ragu; and the spinach and ricotta tortelloni with butter and sage.

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What 270 People Are Saying
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LP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place and have been there many time. It always seemed to be a quiet place to get away, unlike several of its competitors locally but today there was a table of 8 ish Who pretty loud and that was disappointing. Food again great, staff great but a few alternatives on fish / meat menu might be well received!! Will be back !!!

PO
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a good location for a quick or long lunch. Full of insurance types so if you work locally you are almost certain to mee people you know

c
London
110 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service and delicious bottle of Gavi. Swordfish pasta fantastic.

VG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very poor experience. Multiple items on menu unavailable. And the worst experience in ordering wine. We ordered 3 different bottles and every time they brought a later year that advertised in menu, a 2013 chianti on menu and they bring a 2018 bottle and have the audacity to say that it tastes the same and then when challenged, offer to reduce £2 of a £40 bottle!!!!

Horrible experience and would not recommend anyone to go there. Was embarrassed to take a business guest and will never do it again.

JG
London
17 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent experience and enjoyable - food and menu was better and more varied

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent and food enjoyable. The ragu was excellent but the caper and olive sauce with the lemon sole although a little thick was delicious. Thank you for great service. It was a little noisier than expected but it was almost Christmas!

AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I went to Osteria del Mercato with a friend and we had an amazing time. The food was excellent, the service efficient and the waiters were very helpful. Although located in a busy area, the restaurant is surprisingly quiet and ideal to enjoy a good conversation.

c
London
110 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food very tasty. Service slow, could have done with another waiter for Friday lunch.

PM
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice experience. Authentic Italian. Outside it was really noisy but inside it was nice. The stairs are very steap! Beware

LL
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely friendly greeting and well organised. Nice ambience and décor in the restaurant and good selection of food which was delivered promptly without feeling rushed. It got very busy around 1- 1:30 and is clearly very popular (and rightly so). When it got to its busiest, the service wasn't so good - we never got to order a desert before it was time to leave as the Osteria team were all busy with other tables, but overall the experience was good. The only slight gotcha is the entrance, as it would be useful to have a sign at the top of the basement stairs or a gate or some way of signposting people through the doorway instead. The signage was too subtle and we did wonder what sort of place we'd booked when walking down the stairs, but were pleasantly surprised (and relieved) when we found the correct door.

SI
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very difficult to find, up very steep rather rickety stairs. Food Ok but not startling.

RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were offered water when we arrived and recommended a delicious white wine. We both had the salmon & cod but my guest wanted to change the lentils for courgettes and this was no problem for our waitress. Although the tables seemed close together it wasn't noisy and on the hottest day of the year the fans and open windows allowed a cooling breeze.

NC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian which is always so reliable. The menu has good range and the wine list is excellent too - great service each time I have been

S
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service was much better than I'd been led to believe! Will definitely go back.

CR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Whilst the food was to a very high standard, the service was incredibly slow - we had 20 minute waits between any visits from the staff, and when other tables were being served, eye contact was avoided so we couldn't even get their attention.

GW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reliable, good quality food and good service in pleasing surroundings.

RC
London
16 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice Italian classics in a lovely bright room - a peaceful little haven above Leadenhall Market. Good service, rather overpriced.

JR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All was good aaprt from when I asked for fresh mint tea and was told they had no fresh mint but fresh mint appeared on our deserts. Its fresh mint and water. Otherwise a good lunch place staple.

GL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Service was good but everything else disappointed: pasta was bad, pancetta was old over cooked lard, cheese tired, bread basket greasy, and prices way out of line with quality.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful surprise in Leadenhall. Above the bustle of the market

BC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I booked this restaurant for an informal business diner. Good quality food and good wines. We did ask for a number of starters to share. Unfortunately one starter was 3 big prawns and it was not possible to up-scale to 4people which is inflexible. aside of that it was a very enjoyable and tasteful evening.

AE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Expensive for a well cooked pasta. Very noisy. Service OK.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food, freshly prepared. Portions just right! Very polite and welcoming atmosphere.

GW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food in comfortable setting in perfect location.

JG
London
18 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It’s a decent venue - food is just ok for the value - very salty though.

DG
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience1

Food was very good but ambience was poor- it was probably due to January and Tuesday but no one else in the restuarant.

My first choice of main was not available which wasn't ideal

Menu is a little limited but food is very nice

JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal here, the pasta was excellent, and would recommend visiting.

LM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great food and setting. Service was a bit lacking and was hard to get attention of the serving staff.

JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A hidden gem in Leadenhall Market but the entrance is easily missed unless you know exactly where to look. Really good for an early lunch.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was very disappointing and service was slow, keeping in mind this was a business lunch and time was of a premium, I needed to ask a couple of times to speed things up.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good Italian food. Very reasonable. Lovely staff.

KH
London
18 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Leadenhall Market favourite once you have scaled the sheer steps. Food good but too cramped for a comfortable dining experience

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

An unfortunate choice of meatball risotto!

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good Italian restaurant at Leadenhall Market - despite the huge crowd at the pub downstairs it wasn't too busy or loud in the restaurant itself. Food was pretty good, classic Italian dishes. The pasta looked good, duck was okay.

S
London
66 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is a place for pasta, I took something else (the gamberoni and the tortino) and was not too impressed

W
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Market alarm went off and, whereas I understand this might not have been restaurant's fault, I was expecting some kind of compensation (maybe a coffee on the house?) for having to put up with a horrible noise for quite a few minutes. This is not a good way of treating your customers. A table of 5 actually left, and I dont blame them.

W
London
38 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here a few times now, and just marking it down a bit for value as the prices seem to have been marked up as word has got around! Excellent pasta - al dente - with rich sauce. Good wine list and helpful friendly staff. They deserve to do well.

JW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Menu options are limited.
Food was good.
Service was poor.
Would not recommend.

c
Kent
109 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience2

noisy bank holiday outside quiet in the restaurant. great food.

MA
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had more of a modern makeover but still a very good Italian in the City. Limited menu, but preferable in that what they do they do well.