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Il Mercato

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!
US$6 - US$21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Canadian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my second visit and we seated (early seating promise to eat and run) in spite of a full house on a busy Saturday evening. Service was coldly efficient, Bruschetta was also coldly, the mains were all excellent with ample portions BUT! What's with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Don M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch with my wife and sister up stairs in the Bedford Mall. Nice decour, warm on a -10 degree day. Needed time to shop so we ordered the spinich with chicken. Lots of chicken, whole sliced egg and plenty of spinich with a great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rbattis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although they were very busy with people waiting for tables.service was reasonable in the beautiful surroundings, and great.. waitress was pleasant , knowledgeable and prompt..food was absolutely delicious and served hot and to the 5 of us at the same time..it was a delightful lunch.....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cameronlove
Reviewed December 8, 2018

We visited Il Mercato on a busy pre-Christmas night. After a wait at the bar with very attentive service we were seated at a table. We shared a calamari and shrimp appetizer. The shrimp were fresh and delicious in a cream sauce. Can highly recommend....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wrightimage
Reviewed November 28, 2018

The food and service was averaget. We took our 89 year old aunt there for her birthday. They acknowledged this when taking us to our table. We were a bit disappointed they did nothing. I mentioned to one of the staff upon leaving my disappointment...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bbabe123
Reviewed November 15, 2018

This was a wonderful experience from start to finish. The service was warm, efficient and welcoming. The food was spectacular and with such a varied menu the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. It was a birthday celebration for me and I want to personally...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sunnynsca
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We three visited Il Mercato to mark an auspicious birthday without too much fanfare. We started, (as is our norm at Il Mercato), with the Marinated grilled Vegetable Salad, organic Greens, warm Goat cheese, basil pesto, balsamic vinaigrette. This salad is always a great start....More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Visited for a family get together. Fine dining at a very reasonable rate with excellent Italian fare and deserts. Nice surroundings, great service and lovely food. A few dollars more expensive for meals than the pub below but worth paying for.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank fred11Halifax_NS
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This place can be busy even on weekdays not because of great food but is the ONLY nice looking restaurant in the Town of Bedford with free parking while good restaurants Downtown is 21 Km away and no parking. Service is slow due to poor...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 165Doc
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

While visiting Halifax we decided to try this place. It came recommended by some friends. It was midweek so the place was not totally full but was very busy. We were quickly shown to our table. Service began without delay. Staff were friendly. There is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Response from crtt44 | Reviewed this property |
YES including prices. You will not be disappointed if you go there.
Bob A
August 2, 2018|
Response from maryann-ns | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does but there are also daily specials. Google them as I cannot put the link here.
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