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New York, NY | Soho, NYC


B.Y.O.B., Tapas, Italian

1216 Spruce St

(215) 985-2962


Tina F.
We ate here back in November. Highly dissapointed for the service. The server had an attitude the whole time. They never told us when they called to confirm...read more
Kristin M.
Small, cozy, rustic neighborhood cash only Italian BYOB spot located right in Center City with a very intimate vibe. Out on the town for a girl's night, I...read more
Tom B.
Evoo was ransid. Waitress questioned if we knew what evoo was (wtf). The watery tomato sauce overpowered the squid ink pasta. Veal overdone....read more
Great food and service: I have been to Mercato numerous times since it opened 3 or so years ago and have always enjoyed the food. The kitchen and servers are always consistently on point and I have never had a bad meal there. I never add extra salt to my food…read more
Laura T
Mercato is wonderful!: I have been here over and over again with friends and family. This BYOB is one of the best in town. The food is exquisite, the staff (especially Dom) are fantastic and the atmosphere is relaxed and we never feel rushed. If you don't go…read more
Love This Place!: The food here is amazing! I first went with three friends during restaurant week and we sampled a bit of each other's food, nothing disappointed. I was so amazed by the flavors in my own entree and appetizer. The basil and garlic olive…read more
Best BYO in Philly: Mercato is the best place to go for a group of 4 or less. We always have a great meal and the menu changes a bit seasonally so that we can always try something new. Try the basil olive oil, the cheese plate and the pumpkin pasta in the…read more
Very Poor Customer Service: We tried making reservations for a night during Restaurant Week. Even though they won't usually take reservations for 7:30 on a Friday night they do take them during this special week. When I called I was told by the person answering the…read more
patty i
good food/adequate service: Went here during restaurant week, so needless to say it was pretty packed. The service was slow-we asked for an ice bucket for the wine and had to ask again 10 minutes later. It was another 5 minutes to receive it. Once the food…read more
rude host and waitress, great food: I went with a group of 4 during restaurant week on a Friday at 8:15. We had reservations for 6 but the other couple had canceled an hour before so my friend who made the reservations called to let them know and they still insisted on…read more
Unique menu offerings, great food, awesome deserts!: We went to this fine BYOB last night for a celebratory event. The restaurant is fairly small and fills up quickly, but it seemed to create stress for the hostess. There was a beleagured-looking manager who appeared frustrated with the…read more
Thanks for paying...now move to another table: Saturday night dinner... waited 30 mins. This is a small restaurant and we were shoved into a small corner. Our waiter came right over, explained the one special, then vanished for 20mins. We then placed our complete order. Had the…read more
Its should be called Saltercato!: I ate there last night for philadelphia restaurant week. It was my first experience and I have heard great things. I was completely disappointed. It began with my appetizer - the artichokes....WAY to salty! My entree was the short rib…read more
Good food, poor service: Food was excellent, but the hostess and manager were terrible. Very unaccommodating, especially for a large party. We had a party of 6 and they sat us at a cramped table and refused to give us a larger table, even though one was…read more
Worst Service in Center City: A friend and I just had dinner at Mercato for restaurant week. Mind you, this is a recession, it was not as crowded as it could have been. We showed up and waited over half an hour past our reservation time - this is a "work night," lovely…read more
Great BYOB: This place is VERY small but the food is great and so is the service. I went here during restaurant week a few months back. You definitely need a reservation and the tables are kind of on top of eachother- which was a little annoying. …read more
When to Go: The no-reservations policy can extend weekend night waits into the hour range. Go early or late--or plan to have a cocktail across the street at the bar of Valanni.read more
Great food outweighs hostess attitude: Wonderful food at this place. Hostess put us off at first, but was soon forgotten when we got our dinner.read more
: Amazing! One of my favorite byobs. The pyramid pasta and meatballs are the way to go.read more
Best in CC West: Wonderful service, food is amazing. My wife and I love the place. read more
Know Before You Go: Mercato's menu changes seasonally, but always features heady olive oils and homemade desserts, including an irresistible torrone topped with vanilla-flavored cherries.read more
Marie R
Mercato Restaurant is good: I really like going to a BYOB for dinner. My friends and I had a great meal here and didn't feel rushed out. gret atmosphere and friendly staff. Definitely will return.read more
: Great food, a bit expensive.read more
In Short
On the corner of a quiet side street, this petite and pretty box of a bistro caters to both gussied up first-daters and gym-bag-toting Washington West denizens. The tables--spaced edge to edge throughout the dining…read more
Alyson R
Mercato Restaurant is a great find!: Mercato is a great little BYOB right in the heart of Philly! The food is amazing! I had great service then I was there! They have an area for outdoor seating in the nice weather!read more
Where to Sit: When the weather's warm, the best tables are along the sidewalk and near the open windows. Stools pulled up to a bar overlooking the open kitchen offer a grand view of the fast-paced action.read more
neighborhood gem: We had walked in Christmas Eve after seeing The Nutcracker. We were warmly welcomed and seated promptly, it turned out to be a wonderful and romantic evening to ring in the holiday season. The antipasto selection was delicious and as a…read more


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