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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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41 - 50 of 572 reviews

Reviewed November 9, 2013

stumbled on this spot, which is right in the old market district.. excellent service, a very lovely meal, especially enjoyed the cheese taster appetizer.. live music ...... overall just a great spot.More

Thank GEJLS S
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Italian cuisine and the service that was provided. Mercato is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Charleston. Our Artisanal Cheese Plate goes perfectly with a nice glass of wine...More

Reviewed November 7, 2013

Loved the food and the atmosphere. Service was excellent. Being from Italy, it is hard for me to be impressed with Italian food but I was definitely impressedMore

Thank Chones
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

We are so glad to hear that you loved your recent dinner at Mercato. It is an honor to receive such high compliments from an Italian. Our passionate staff strives to make all our guests feel at home. Thank you for your review. We hope...More

Reviewed November 3, 2013

Made a reservation two weeks in advance. Very easy to make it online. Upon arrival at at 7:30 we were seated. Seated in between two couples at a small wobbly table. The couple next to us was offended by our seating as was the other...More

Thank Joe C
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your entrée selections. It is disappointing to hear that several other aspects of your evening were not as you expected. We wish we had the opportunity to seat you...More

Reviewed October 30, 2013

[Based on a single visit] We went on a Tuesday about 6:00 without a reservation are were seated right away. The jazz was a bit loud if you were close by, but we had a table away from the performers which was fine. The menu...More

1  Thank Bill R
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

Thank you for the fantastic review. We are thrilled that your recent dinner at Mercato was beyond ordinary. Our culinary team is passionate in creating fantastic and unique Italian dishes using fresh local ingredients. The Pork Osso Bucco is one of our favorite entrees! We...More

Reviewed October 27, 2013

When you get inside it's bigger than you would expect. We would agree you are better off upstairs where the jazz is somewhat muted. It's clearly an Italian restaurant that knows its business and has a solid following. it has an extensive wine list. The...More

2  Thank AJ&ERtravel
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed a pleasant evening at Mercato. The upstairs dining room is beautifully decorated and offers a nice quite atmosphere to relax and enjoy our delicious Italian cuisine. Our tender veal with classic piccata sauce is very popular and...More

Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We visited for our Anniversary. The atmosphere was romantic for couples. The jazz band very enjoyable. The hostess and bar staff were helpful. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the mussel appetizer. The service was not to the caliber of the food. The waiter was...More

Thank Munp96
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

Thank you for choosing Mercato to celebrate your anniversary. We are glad that you enjoyed our delicious Italian cuisine and romantic atmosphere. Your comments regarding the service that you received are disappointing. Please know that we do hold our staff to very high standards of...More

Reviewed October 25, 2013

great food great place great service! Loved everything we had to eat. should make reservations for this one. Very busy when we were there.

Thank FormerSayvillepeople
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your recent experience at Mercato. Our passionate service staff strives to create a memorable experience for all of our guests. Reservations are recommended. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed October 23, 2013

My wife and I went to Mercato on one of our slower nights in Charleston and ordered some simple/basic pasta dishes. Maybe it was the quality of my other meals, but I thought it middle-of-the-road in terms of Italian cuisine.

Thank Mike S
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

Thank you for dining at Mercato. We appreciate you taking the time to review our restaurant. Our culinary team takes pride in preparing traditional and regional Italian cuisine with fresh local ingredients. We hope you join us again in the future.

Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a great place to sit at the bar and listen to wonderful jazz. The music is still quiet enough to talk. The menu looked good as well, although we had just eaten and only had drinks here. You'll enjoy it here!

1  Thank Karen W
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your drinks and the live jazz band. Thank you for the review. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

Reviewed October 22, 2013

Had a Friday evenin Pasta meal at Mercato while staying a few days in Charleston, food was good, staff very attentive and helpful but not too smooth, spilled wine and water.

Thank john m
MercatoCharleston, Manager at Mercato, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and found the service to be attentive. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Charleston.

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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