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ClosedOpens at 17:00
$$$$ Price range per person $10-30
1216 Spruce St, Philadelphia
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

In case the rain took you by surprise during the promenade around The Philadelphia Sketch Club, stop by this restaurant. Italian cuisine is well-cooked at Mercato. Come here for mouthwatering crab pasta, ribs and crab meat if you are hungry. The chef at this place cooks tasty tiramisu, cannolis and gelato. It's nice to order delicious marsala, champagne or liqueur. Most guests suppose that you can have good espresso at this spot.

Food delivery is a big benefit of this restaurant. The accommodating staff works hard, stays positive and makes this place wonderful. If you want to enjoy fabulous service, you should visit Mercato. A lot of people mark that the dishes are offered for attractive prices. The nice decor and cozy atmosphere let visitors feel relaxed here. This place is popular among Frommer's experts because they granted it 2 stars.

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Great food and service! Would definitely recommend!!
I was so excited to check out Mercato for Restaurant Week, and it seemed like a popular restaurant because all of the reservation times were fully booked. They had a handful of outdoor seating on the sidewalk and a few indoor tables as well. All the outdoor lights gave the restaurant a very nice, romantic ambience. Sadly, the meal itself was extremely disappointing. We both started out with the Fontina Stuffed Meatballs, which were way too salty. The sauce tasted like it was straight out of a can, and the meatballs were a little dry. But overall, the saltiness overpowered all the flavors for me. For the entrees, we ordered the Crab Fra Diavlo and the Chicken Piccata. The squid ink bucatini in the pasta dish was pretty nicely cooked, but the overall flavors were bland. The chicken was extremely dry, though the spinach and white wine sauce made it taste a little bit better. We held out hope for our Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta and Tiramisu desserts, but those were also mediocre. I normally love all Tiramisu, but the soaked ladyfingers in this tiramisu were too soggy. Maybe we came here on an off night, and hopefully, others have a better experience here.
Our party of four was seated outside with our two bottles of wine. What we ordered: -Risotto - delicious! Portions are big. -Orecchiette - delicious! Portions are big. My friend devoured it in 10 minutes -Chicken Parm - the portion was huge, the spaghetti was fine but I wouldn't order this dish again. unfortunately the chicken wasn't as crispy and something tasted off maybe it's the bread crumbs? -Mussels (is under the apps but can be an entree) I would get this dish again it's so flavorful. Mussels were on the smaller side. Dipping the sour dough bread in the sauce was everything Overall, would come back again and try other things on the menu!
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Address
1216 Spruce St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Features
Outdoor seating Cash only Delivery Takeaway Booking
Opening hours
SundaySun 17:00-22:00
MondayMon 17:00-22:00
TuesdayTue 17:00-22:00
WednesdayWed 17:00-22:00
ThursdayThu 17:00-22:00
FridayFri 17:00-23:00
SaturdaySat 17:00-23:00

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