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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (59 reviews)
“antipasti” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1595 Bedford Highway | Sunnyside Mall, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with a group of six. Nice atmosphere and excellent service. Food was very good but not that memorable. Seems to lack a certain flair and zest to put it above the average.

Thank JudyandDave
Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently awesome service and food, this is the place to go for great Italian food in Halifax. It may seem odd that it’s nestled in a mall but honestly, the vibe in here will make you forget that within the first few minutes. Absolutely love...More

Thank cheryl t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years . Always love it . Wonderful atmosphere and even better is the food . I love the seafood pasta .Been to Sicily last year and no food there was as good as this. Prices are great as well.

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were referred here by Staff at the Chateau Bedford. It was the second dinner they helped us with and we loved it. My husband had the hand made ravioli and I went with the veggie pasta. Good-sized portions that filled our hungry bellies ......More

Thank foxhillOttawa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Il Mercado to celebrate my husbands birthday- on a Tuesday night. Did not expect the restaurant to be busy - so we didn’t make reservations. When we walked in the restaurant was packed!!!! We decided to sit at the bar for dinner...More

Thank Shelly C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were out running errands, and needed to stop for lunch. While in the parking lot of a Swiss Chalet, my wife noticed the umbrellas on the roof-top patio across the highway. I'm glad we went! The food was excellent, the service good and friendly....More

Thank DouglasJSteele
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Absolutely the very best.....can do light or pasta..whatever you choose guaranteed to be awesome..salads are great also.

Thank Constance H
Reviewed September 12, 2018

We went for dinner here for the first time on a Wednesday night. We didn’t have a reservation, but, where seated promptly. The decor and atmosphere where very nice. They brought out some tastey bread with oil and basaltic vinegar which was made with brown...More

Thank Darlene P
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We went without a reservation on a Tuesday with no problem. We were seated in a darker back area. It was fine. Our server was very welcoming and efficient. I had the wild mushroom soup to start. It was very tasty but I think it...More

Thank ChristineMH
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Recently had dinner here. Great homemade ravioli. Service was awesome and we sat outside on the large deck.

Thank sinbad59
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Bob A
August 2, 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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