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Il Mercato

1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
+1 902-832-4531
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (58 reviews)
“gelato” (15 reviews)
“antipasti” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food is exceptional. Service very friendly and attentive. The only downside is for seniors - lots of stairs to get to the restaurant. But who wants to rush!

Thank gary l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very pleasant meal here as part of a date night. There was little delay in finding a table, although reservations are recommended. The service was attentive but not overbearing and he provided great recommendations. We will definitely return.

Thank Caronrick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant on July 7, 2017. It was a most pleasant experience. The atmosphere was excellent (I would like to have had the background music a little lower in volume). The service was excellent and quick. The menu is extensive (Italian). Portions were...More

Thank BDH1306
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful decorations. The service was exceptional. Servers were friendly. Parking at the site was good. Food was excellent focusing on pasta. Was quiet enough so one could talk and be heard. Service was speedy. Site was clean.

Thank 164beau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I had the Atlantic Grilled Salmon....it was absolutely delicious ...I love fish especially salmon and it's hard to get salmon that is not overdone...but this Salmon was done to perfection...not overdone...:) The price is reasonable and the staff was very friendly and...More

Thank Doris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has gone through a slight re-decoration and looks very cozy and relaxing. Service was good but the food was a case of Johnny Comes Lately. The dipping olive oil was quite low grade and has a bitter taste. The Antipasti was refreshing and...More

Thank 165Doc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is superb and the atmosphere is relaxing. The staff is always hepful and accommodating. I would highly recommend this restaurant

Thank bobbevcowley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son's grad celebration dinner made reservations 3 days prior. Arrived and sat us in back by the kitchen. I suggested the empty tables by the window would be nice since we made a reservation not for a crap table but the front. This was...More

1  Thank T9877VWmarkw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have lived in Bedford for many years and frequented Il Mercato. It was always one of my favourites. Imagine our disappointment when having made a reservation to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary, we had asked to be seated on the new patio. They had...More

1  Thank patterl
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Newly renovated and with a lovely patio, we found the food and service outstanding. Innovative menu with dishes carefully prepared and beautifully presented. We will be back. It is so good to see an A class restaurant in Bedford.

Thank Judi B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 902-832-4531
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Il Mercato - a truly authentico Italiano trattoria. Experience the very best of Italian food, wine and service. Our handmade dishes are made with passione, using the finest, freshest ingredients from Italian and local producers. Everything - from the music, the scenes, the focaccia to the gelato, even the pottery and lighting - are tutto Italiano!
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