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“Great meal...more attention to certain details would be good”
Review of Il Mercato

Il Mercato
Ranked #2 of 79 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$21
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed August 14, 2018

A beautiful meal at Il Mercato in Bedford with a good friend from Montreal. The restaurant didn't disappoint last night. From the slightly spicy and tender calamari to the variety of small nibblies platter, the appetizers were flavourful and prepared well. The only notable exception was the prosciutto wrapped around the flaky crostini stick. They cut the prosciutto with the protective skin still on, which made it inedible unless you unravelled it from the meat; very messy and disappointing. However, you couldn't ask for a fresher Italian fish stew or perfectly cooked beef tenderloin with a really delectable port sauce. So delectable, I used the fresh focaccia bread to sop up every bite!

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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Always a pleasure to eat here. Had salmon and thin crust pizza with scallop and calamari appetizers. Wait staff were very attentive and professional. Recommend dining out doors on their balcony patio. For those new to the area, it truly is one of the finer dining experiences in Halifax and Bedford, Nova Scotia.

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

We are regulars at this restoration when I come to town. I am vegan but have had not trouble getting my food needs met. The staff are friendly and accommodating. I veganized the salad with roast veggies (sooo good) which is a full meal. Same with the asparagus and veg pasta. Very good and filling.

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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We had a family gathering. We ordered the haddock and a pizza, a couple of appetizers and some complimentary bread that was very delicious dipping it in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. What made our experience exceptional is we had an excellent server Jad that attended to all our requests with extreme professionalism and utmost elegance.

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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We’ve enjoyed this restaurant for years-we used to go to the downtown location when it was still open, but the Bedford location is so convenient if you’re stopping in to and from the airport, or if you’re just popping into the city for the evening. We live in the valley, so the location is great for us. We had a lovely dinner with great service and delicious food. I usually order the chicken and mushroom ravioli, which is fantastic, but decided to try the jumbo shrimp fettuccine. I was not disappointed. The pasta was perfect, the sauce was yummy, and the shrimp were nicely cooked. My partner enjoyed the pasta carbonara, a favourite that he samples everywhere, and he was very pleased. We shared the zuccatto cake for dessert, which was heavenly. The service was attentive but not intrusive, and really quite fast! A great evening!

Thank Taraanne2017
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