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Mercato - CLOSED

102 N Market St, City Market, Charleston, SC 29401-3118
+1 843-722-6393
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
8 Feb 2015
“A gem of Charleston”
17 Dec 2014
“Viva la France”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
102 N Market St, City Market, Charleston, SC 29401-3118
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21 - 30 of 572 reviews

Reviewed December 27, 2013

We enjoyed the dinner at Mercato which was a block over from the hotel we stayed at. We were seated very quickly with a neat window seat where we could have a great people watching view. The menu was overall effective in the sense that...More

Thank sanguru1969
MercatoCharleston, Guest Relations Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Dear sanguru1969, Thank you for both dining with us and taking the time to share your experience via TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our ambiance and food. Happy to have also earned a stamp of approval from your wee one! We...More

Reviewed December 25, 2013

Had dinner here with a business group. Ended up spending the first part at the bar, the next part upstairs. Had lots of food presented to us. The bar appetizers were more miss than hit. The calamari lacked flavor, the pizza could have been better....More

Thank Aspiring_Critic
MercatoCharleston, Guest Relations Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Dear NirvanaCrono: Thank you for both dining with us and taking the time to share your experience via TripAdvisor. We appreciate your candor regarding both the areas in which we fulfilled your expectations and opportunities for improvement. We look forward to serving you again on...More

Reviewed December 20, 2013

The mercato restaurant never fails to please .Fine casual dinin at its best. Consistently good Italian fare with Live jazz and great service form friendly and knowledgable waitstaff. Great for the holidays or simply a weekend getaway with your wife or girlfriend. My wife was...More

Thank Edward S
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2013

Thank you for choosing Mercato. We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed dining with us! The beautiful décor and nightly live jazz make it a perfect venue for a romantic date or festive group event. Please let us know if there is anything...More

Reviewed December 18, 2013

Very good food, my husband loved his lasagna and I enjoyed the Rigatoni ... Nice sized portions too, highly recommend

Thank Gina H
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2013

Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. We are very glad that you enjoyed your dinner at Mercato. Our delicious house made Lasagna and the baked Rigatoni “Al Forno” are very popular entrée selections. Thank you for your review. We hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed December 17, 2013

We stopped by to listen to jazz keyboard and sax players. Yummy brussel sprouts and bruschetta appetizers. Good waitress. Nice romantic seating. No waiting.

Thank Brenda M
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2013

Thank you for sharing your recent experience. Our passionate staff strives to provide a memorable evening for all of our guests. Please join us again soon!

Reviewed December 16, 2013

We wanted to find a restaurant or bar with live music, which is how we came by stopping off at Mercato's Italian Restaurant. It was such a nice place to be; that we spent 2 of our 4 nights here. We ate one night and...More

Thank Sofisticat
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2013

Thank you for the fantastic review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at Mercato. Our beautiful bar is a great place to relax and enjoy the nightly live jazz.

Reviewed December 16, 2013

So most people coming to Charleston think of seafood, southern comfort food, or any of the chic new restaurants that features all organic, local produce and meats in unique ways (ala Husk). But the city has some great Italian joints as well, and Mercato is...More

Thank alistair_connor
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening at Mercato. Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Our staff is greatly appreciative of your compliments. We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Charleston. Our culinary team prides...More

Reviewed December 12, 2013

Mercato is a terrific restaurant with a unique decor and amazing food. I had no intention of having Italian food in Charleston, but there I was enjoying fresh pasta, fantastic salads and the best Osso Bucco. The farm to table seasonal offerings were really interesting,...More

Thank Proddiva
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

Thank you for dining at Mercato. We are thrilled to hear that you found your experience to be terrific. We are very proud of our local ingredients and wonderfully fresh dishes. The Pork Osso Bucco over local Anson Mills Polenta is definitely one of our...More

Reviewed December 9, 2013

This was my second dinning experience at Mercato and it was wonderful again! The ambiance of the restaurant in very chic and the live jazz music was a great background for a wonderful meal. The service was great and our waitress was very knowledgeable and...More

Thank rickatty
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

What a wonderful review. Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so excited to hear how much you enjoyed the service and our delicious Italian cuisine. Our knowledgeable staff strives to create a memorable experience for each of our guests. We look forward to...More

Reviewed December 7, 2013

Excellent wait staff and food was enjoyed while jazz floated up from the ground floor. Romantic setting upstairs just added to the meal and the fine wine. Loved the entire evening.More

Thank budfoluse
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2013

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent evening at Mercato. The upstairs dining room is beautifully decorated with rich red Venetian plaster walls and gorgeous vintage Murano glass chandeliers. The live jazz and romantic atmosphere truly create...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Wednesday
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 N Market St, City Market, Charleston, SC 29401-3118
    (Meeting)
  • Public Transportation: Charleston City Marina Transit, the Downtown Trolley, and the Charleston Harbor Resort Trolley all drop off in front of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-722-6393
  • E-mail
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