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“Dissapointing”
Review of El Mercante

El Mercante
Ranked #2 of 49 Restaurants in Colico
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Private Dining, Reservations
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Based on reviews on tripadvisor and cosy exterior we booked a table with our two children. Personnel is friendly and one girl knows more than one language to help you out. The (primi) tagliatelli wild boar is fresh and tasteful. However, the antipasti and the meat were below expectations. You can't go wrong with the cold meat selection at the antipasti, but the other elements (sundried tomatoes, potato salad in mayonese, sweet onions) didn't thrill us (neither did the warm white wine). We all had a different meat dish, and all were salty and overcooked. The milanese vitello was ultra thin, too salt, and overcooked in the deepfryer (?). We skipped desert and went home for an ice cream. A lot of Italian people come here and many people were sent away because they didn't have a reservation. It's relatively cheap, perhaps that's the reason?

5  Thank Carolien L
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

Revisited (9 years) this top Milan institution, but unfortunately picked the not-so-good dishes.
The Entrecote steam and Risoto were just OK, the antipasti and salad were ok minues..

3  Thank Dov S
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Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Though a bit hard to find next to a well-posted restaurant close to the camping area, we found the place and spent a wonderful evening there with tons of excellent regional food and wine. Their service is quick and friendly and their kitchen adorable.

1  Thank Oliver B
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Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Nice and cozy restaurant of local good food. The service is warm and friendly. The risotti and paste are delicious with xxl trays. At the end you receive a doggy box for the day after! Very recommended!!!

Thank Shovelpowerd
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Reviewed October 7, 2014

I was looking for a nice typical Italian restaurant because some friends from USA were visiting me. I found El Mercante by chance and I definitely suggest it to everybody. My American friends got crazy about it!
Excellent food, huge servings and good service.

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Thank Elisa G
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